XSEED Games announced that on June 6, Loop8: Summer of Gods, an RPG, will be made available in North America via Steam for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, according to a Tuesday announcement. On the same day, Marvelous will release the game in Europe. A trailer that gives an overview of Ashihara's setting and inhabitants was streamed by XSEED Games.
Check out the newly released trailer for the Loop8: Summer of Gods game!
The game will be released both physically and digitally. A limited Celestial Edition with a 50+ page softcover artbook, CD, miniature wall scroll, genuine Japanese wooden ema, and a box will be available.
The designer of the RPG game is Yūri Shibamura (Gunparade March, Touken Ranbu). Yoichi Miyaji (Lunar series, Grandia series) will be serving as the game's senior producer. Shingo Adachi (Sword Art Online) and En Morikura are in charge of character designs. Kitsuneiro is the concept artist. Ryudai Murayama (Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin) designed the mascot character and Noriyuki Iwadare (Ace Attorney series) is the composer.
The companies describe the game:
A coming-of-age adventure, Loop8: Summer of Gods follows protagonist Nini and his classmates as they try to defeat the Kegai, demonic entities who have forced humanity to the brink of extinction. Raised on a failed space station known as “Hope,” Nini returns to Earth to spend his summer in Ashihara, one of humanity's last remaining sanctuaries. Gifted with “Demon Sight,” Nini can use his special connection to the gods to reset the world, with each loop allowing him and his allies to relive the 8th month over and over until they get it right…or the Kegai overwhelm them entirely.
XSEED Games released the following key features for the RPG game on their website:
Choices That Can Change the World
Loop8’s emotion-driven AI system responds to every action you take and decision you make. Characters’ emotions and stories will vary greatly based on your choices, making each playthrough wholly unique.
A Beautiful Seaside Town Brimming with Mystery
A nostalgic and beautifully recreated snapshot of rural Japan circa 1983, Ashihara is home to a colorful cast of characters, each harboring their own secrets to uncover. Will your choices make them trusted allies…or mortal enemies?
Live an Ordinary Life, Fight Extraordinary Enemies
Build bonds with Ashihara’s residents while protecting the town from the ever-present threat of the Kegai, repeating the cycle to uncover how your everyday actions impact your battles in the Underworld, and vice versa.
Relive the Past to Alter the Future
Though the deadline for humanity’s extinction draws ever closer, Ashihara’s fate remains in your hands. Repeatedly return to the start of August, alter your actions, and see how they turn the tides of destiny across multiple endings.
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