Sekai Project has announced Sekai Games, a new initiative focused on the console market.
The sole focus of Sekai Games will be “to deliver a wide variety of video game genres to the worldwide market to all major console marketplaces.” This includes both Sekai Project’s Japanese adventure games and its in-house developed new IPs.
Sekai Games teases that “combined with our close relationship with some of the largest game developers and partners both in the Americas and Japan, there are sure to be a few surprises in store that many would have thought not possible a few years ago.”
The initiative is spearheaded by Audi Sorlie, Raymond Qian and Christopher Ling, games industry veterans with over 15 years of experience.
“Since I first started helping out Sekai Project four years ago, my main goal and focus has always been to bring Sekai Project’s output to the console space and communicate with the fans around the world how they experience the wonderful characters and stories from Japan’s finest storytellers,” Sorlie said in a press release. “For me, Sekai Games has been many years in the making, and the support from the fans, as well as the console manufacturers, has been an incredible experience. I am extremely excited to see some of the reactions to the surprises we have in store for the fans.”
Sekai Games will also focus more on “interactivity and communication with fans via social media, live streaming, and developer interaction.”
Here are the first three announced titles from Sekai Games:
A Magical High School Girl (Switch)
- Developer: illuCallab
- Release Date: June 7, 2018
- Price: $14.99
The Magic Beckons You! A Magical High School Girl is a roguelike RPG with a personal twist, as the magic takes the shape of your input. Based on the name you give each spell, various properties are applied to the magic, leading to an interesting mix of elements and an endless source of experimentation!
You play as Akari, a magical girl lost in a magical world full of monsters. With each step, each turn, the monsters come closer, meaning you must find a strategy to best take on these vile magical beasts. Throughout this world, a large assortment of comical situations, adorable characters and vicious battles awaits you.
Designed by Japanese indie developer illuCallab, A Magical High School Girl harkens back to a familiar genre for many RPG fans, and is a treat for experienced players as well as newcomers. A perfect game for the go or in the comfort of your own home.
A Magical High School Girl is now available for the Nintendo Switch worldwide.
—Whimsical characters and adorable pixel art!
—Craft the magic spells to your liking and influence its elemental property and effects!
—Guide Akari and defeat the army of magical creatures!
Fault – Milestone One (PS4, Switch)
- Developer: Alice in Dissonance
- Release Date: November 2018
- Price: TBA
The story of a princess named Selphine and her Royal Guard Ritona as they make an escape from a brutal assault that’s devastated their homeland of Rughzenhaide comes to the Nintendo Switch!
As the two mysteriously teleport to an unknown forest, surrounded by vegetation not native to the surroundings of Rughzenhaide. The 2 must venture into an unknown land. The atmosphere is thick and heavy and no sign of life can be found, which is particularly unusual for such a lush forest. Sign of life isn’t the only thing missing though. Something is odd about this land – something is amiss – but Selphine and Ritona are too startled to notice the obvious.
Heralded as one of the greatest visual novels of recent times, the Fault series has seen incredible success around the world thanks to the incredibly strong cast of female characters and world-building with an incredible attention to detail. Fantasy, science fiction, horror and humor all comes together to form one of the most thrilling stories you’ll ever experience!
With the strong narrative provided by writer munisix and the incredible artwork of artist Konatsu Hare, Fault will be one of the most beautiful looking adventures to ever grace the Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4.
M.A.S.S. Builder (Switch, PC)
- Developer: Vermillion Digital
- Release Date: Summer 2019
- Price: TBA
Fight to defend the planet in M.A.S.S. Builder, an action-packed game with tons of player customization and strategy. Construct a Mechanical Assault Skeleton Suit, or M.A.S.S. that suits your playstyle and take to the battlefield to help save humanity. Every aspect of your M.A.S.S. is fully customizable, so you can design your suit to your exact tastes.
When the world comes under attack from a hostile alien race known as the Quarks, all of humanity must join together to fight back. You take on the role of the leader of a mercenary company, with a squad of trusted companions who will assist you in your battle against the quarks. Pick your favorite equipment to take to the fight, with nearly 40 different custom armor parts and a variety of weapon types.
M.A.S.S. Builder is the first game to be released by Thai game development team Vermillion Digital, though the creators are all veterans of the industry. With an emphasis on customization, this game is sure to please fans of shooters and sci-fi stories, and offers lots of replayability with different weapon combinations and strategies.
—Intense mechanical action!
—Science fiction, combat and story merge as the fight goes on.
—Fully customizable mecha gives the player complete control over the strength and feel of their suit.
My Girlfriend is a Mermaid!? (Switch, PC)
- Developer: Cosen
- Release Date: February 2019
- Price: TBA
──That summer, I met the mermaid you…
Our protagonist lives out in the city but one summer decides to return to his rural hometown and it is there he once again meets his childhood friend, Ion… who is now a mermaid!? Soon after he also meets Petakko, a mermaid who has lost her memory and Rin, a priestess who looks after mermaids but also has a split personality. It is these encounters that brings our protagonist in contact with the legend surrounding mermaid. Together with Ion, who is at the center of this mysterious legend, as well as Petakko and Rin, our protagonist’s strange summer vacation begins…
My Girlfriend is a Mermaid!? features multiple choices and endings that add to the value of this heartwarming story and with the additional content and updates to the game such as the addition of Live2D animation will make this a wonderful addition to the Nintendo Switch library.
In addition, there’s some amazing voice talent involved with the game. Fuchigami Mai, voice actress for Ion is best known for her role in Girls und Panzer as Nishizumi Miho which she won the Synergy Award for at the 8th Seiyuu Awards in 2014. In addition she also voiced Iona in Arpeggio of Blue Steel and Hojo Karen in The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls. Suzaki Aya, voice actress for Petakko is best known for her role in Tamako Market as Kitashirakawa Tamako, Kayano Kaede in Assassination Classroom and Nitta Minami in The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls. She also won the award for Best Female Newcomer at the 9th Seiyuu Awards in 2015. Kageyama Risa, voice actress for Rin, voices the character of Tsukiyo in the visual novel, Dead End 99% in which she also sings the ending song.
My Girlfriend is a Mermaid!? will release in February 2019.
Samurai Cop: The Game (PS4, Switch, PC)
- Developer: Sekai Games
- Release Date: TBA
- Price: TBA
Yes, you read right. Samurai Cop: The Game is coming to all platforms.
Joe Marshall, a cop trained by the masters in Japan in the arts of the samurai, has recently transferred to Los Angeles from San Diego on a mission to take down the evil Japanese crime syndicate “The Katanas”. With a police force unable to curb the rising crime and destruction put upon the men, women and children of Los Angeles, Joe Marshall takes on “The Katanas”
A game that asks “What if” Samurai Cop got an official game tie in after its release in 1991, Samurai Cop: The Game is designed to play as if it was truly a game for the classic Nintendo Entertainment System, with beat-em-up style gameplay, pixel graphics based on the technical limitation of the hardware, and music by classic composers of the era.
Do you like what you see? Would you like to play with what you see? Bingo! Samurai Cop: The Game is the jumbo-jet of retro brawling video games. The star of the original film, Matt Hannon, is closely overseeing the project. More information to come in fall 2018.