E3 is exciting the geek world once again through the anticipation of new games, new tech, and big announcements all designed to tease eager players around the globe. The unveiling of some of the most innovative projects will include games of special interest to the anime community-and for those members-we have decided to focus our attention on three amazing ventures.
From the developers who created the God Eater franchise enters the latest project that combines a post-apocalyptic environment, with the brutal fights and mechanics of Dark Souls. Players take on the role of a Revenant, an individual who has been granted powerful Gifts that help them fight, but also come with a curse, a thirst for blood. Aesthetic and playstyle customizations have been hinted at, alongside mention of NPC “partners” which presumably aid in exploration and combat. While the original trailer for the game was released about a month prior to E3, publisher Bandai Namco announced a 2018 release year, and explained that the title would be coming to Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC through Steam.
The newest vision of Dragon Ball Z fighting is successfully simulating the bone crunching, environment destroying, and hair exploding nostalgic feel of the original anime series. Gameplay demonstrations also feature some of the most popular heroes and villains of the Dragon Ball Z Universe, going head to head in 3 vs. 3 matches. Players will seize the ability to pit these dream teams against their toughest opponents. The developers behind the project, Arc System Works, are also responsible for the Guilty Gear, and BlazBlue franchises, with the game set to release for Xbox One sometime in 2018.
Die-hard Atlus fans had no shortage of exciting news after announcements were made from the popular Japanese game development studio. Fans of Etrian Odyssey V won’t have to wait too much longer as the fifth installment titled Beyond the Myth is scheduled to hit the 3DS in Fall 2017. Originally released in 2010, Radiant Historia is also coming to the 3DS, in the fall of 2018. One of the company’s most anticipated announcements came with the reveal of Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth coming to the Playstation Vita and Playstation 4. This popular, tactical-roleplaying game will feature over 80 hours of content, and will continue to build upon the rich world of the original visual novel, manga, and the anime series that have come before it.
-written by: Jesse Tannous