Graphic from Xseed Games Ys: Memories of Celceta
Xseed Games has announced that it will bring to the U.S. at least six video games that are currently available in Japan. After hinting via Twitter and giving out sketchy clues, the publisher has confirmed that the U.S. will receive six new video games in 2013 from the company. Xseed Games is an independent publisher formed in 2004 and is composed of a small group of industry professionals with the goal of "cross-pollinating" Japanese video games to North America. The company is 100% owned by Tokyo based MarvelousAQL, Inc which is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange.
Since Xseed Games named the specific games that will be brought to the U.S. in 2013, a logical conclusion can be reached that the promise of these Japanese video games are more fact than fiction.
In other words, these games will actually come to the U.S. and will be playable across gaming systems such as the Xbox 360, Playstion 3, Nintendo, and the PC.
Here are the games the U.S. can expect to receive from Xseed Games some time in 2013.
Killer is Dead
Killer is Dead -- This game is a brand new action title which will be playable on the Xbox 360 and the PS3. The gameplay involves controlling the character whose main mission is to destroy heinous criminals located around the world and beyond. The setting of the video game is the far distant future.
Rune Factory 4
Rune Factory 4 -- This is an RPG video game coming to the Nintendo 3DS in the summer of 2013. As a role playing game, you, as the video game player, will become Selphia's Prince or Princess with the main goals of managing the village, exploring the countryside with the local townfolks, and taming monsters in the wild to help out in battle or to assist in the fields.
Valhalla Knights 3
Vahalla Knights 3 -- Coming to the PS Vita in the fall of 2013, this game is the fourth title in a popular RPG action series. This game has a robust character creation system and brings seven on seven party based combat to the PS Vita.
Ys: Memories of Celceta -- pictured above as the accomplished warrior in the lead-in graphic -- will be coming to the PS Vita during the fall of 2013. You can expect more enemies than you have ever seen in these type games as well as the largest, most non-linear overworld in Y's history.
Y1 and 2 Chronicles
Y1 and 2 Chronicles -- Developed for the PC, these video games are remakes of the classic, original first two games in the Y's franchise. These games will be available on Steam for the very first time.
Ken Berry, the Executive Vice President of Xseed Games states: “This will be an amazing year for us. Our portfolio continues to expand and it’s evident by this stellar lineup of titles, so we’re excited to share more details and hear what our fans are most looking forward to playing ...”
The good news is you will be able to enjoy video games that you may have admired from afar. The bad news is no specific dates were provided for the actual release of these video games in 2013. Hopefully these games will not slide into obvion, but become a reality available for you to play and enjoy in the U.S. -- just as they are currently being played and enjoyed in Japan.