Akiba’s Beat, Fate/Extella & Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns Coming to North America

XSEED Games to Showcase New Games at E3 2016 from Fan-Favorite Franchises With Fate/Extra, Story of Seasons, Corpse Party and The Legend of Heroes Alongise a Trio of Impressive Indies

XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, announced its exciting lineup of games that will be shown for the first time at the 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) June 14 – 16 in Los Angeles. Revealed today are Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, and Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

The company will additionally showcase The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and “PSVita” system , Corpse Party for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, and recently announced indie games; Shantae: Half-Genie Hero for PS4™, Wii U, and “PSVita”, Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity for PS4, and Exile’s End for PS4, Wii U, and “PSVita.”

Also announced today was the addition of Akiba’s Beat, also for the PS4 and “PSVita” to the company’s lineup, which is currently set for a Winter 2016 launch. More information about the game will be made available at E3.

"We’re excited about the expansion of our portfolio with the addition of titles from high profile franchises such as Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star and follow-ups to our acclaimed properties with Story of Seasons and The Legend of Heroes," said Shinichi Suzuki, President & CEO of Marvelous USA. "Alongside independent labors of love including Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, we are very much looking forward to showing off these games for the first time at E3.”

XSEED Games will be located in the West Hall, Booth #5000.

Platforms: PS4, PSVita - Release: Winter

Expanding upon the extensive and much-beloved Fate universe with a standalone story from acclaimed series writer Kinoko Nasu (of Fate/stay night fame), Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, developed by Marvelous Inc., transpires on the new world of Extella through a diverse cast of “Servants” – ancient warriors of legend and imagination, always at their Masters’ orders – who survived the Holy Grail War that took place on the Moon. In a future ruled by the all-powerful lunar super computer Moon Cell Automaton, these champions now duke it out for dominance over this digital realm, known as “SE.RA.PH.” This story takes place after the events described in Fate/EXTRA, and depicts the world after that previous Holy Grail War. Players will experience the story from the independent perspectives of the three heroine Servants and face off against foes from a variety of Fate productions, including characters from Fate/stay night, Fate/Apocrypha and Fate/Grand Order, in fast-paced action. A new form change battle mechanic debuts in this entry to match its series-first gameplay style, transforming the player-controlled Servants and granting them considerable powers that allow them to devastate enemies and take formidable challenges head-on.

Platform: Nintendo 3DS - Release: 2017

In celebration of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the longest-running farming and life simulation series, the beloved Bokujo Monogatari franchise – now known as Story of Seasons in the West – returns with its biggest adventure yet in Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns. Settled on a homestead in the middle of three distinct and uniquely themed locales, players can explore a diverse landscape as they search for new ways to grow their farms and friendships. Extensive customization and gameplay options are on offer in Trio of Towns, with each village offering its own variety of regional crops, lads and ladies to romance, animals, festivals, furniture, decorations and more. More ways to play sprout up as players connect to one another locally or via the internet to chat, trade, and enhance items on a mysterious multiplayer island.

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