XSEED brings Brandish: The Dark Revenant and Senran Kagura Bon Appétit! to E3
PSP may have been discontinued earlier this week in Japan, but that doesn’t mean the games have to stop! XSEED are bringing the 2009 remake of Falcom’s classic Brandish to PlayStation Network for PSP and Vita in English. Oh, and they’re also localizing Vita’s Senran Kagura cooking/rhythm spinoff game.
[Platform: PSP digital; Release: 2014] – A classically-styled dungeon crawler from Nihon Falcom, the storied developers of the highly-acclaimed Ys and The Legend of Heroes RPG franchises, Brandish: The Dark Revenant puts players in the role of swordsman Ares Toraernos as he climbs his way through over 40 sprawling floors of monsters, traps and puzzles in an attempt to escape a long-forgotten underground labyrinth. Along the way he repeatedly encounters his arch-rival, the voluptuous sorceress Dela Delon, who’s just as interested in claiming the bounty on his head as she is in escaping the maze herself. With each floor boasting unrelenting enemies fought in real time, elaborate booby traps, ancient treasures, tricky puzzles and thousand-year-old mysteries to solve, Brandish promises to keep players fighting for survival till the bitter end.
[Platform: PS VITA digital; Release: WINTER 2014] – Revealed for the first time, this rhythm spin-off of the ninja ‘busty brawler’ series, SENRAN KAGURA, features cooking battles rather than shinobi showdowns. The emphasis is on outrageous humor, delicious food and plenty of eye candy. Culinary warfare is carried out through an array of rhythm battles—tap the correct buttons in time with the beat to rack up combos and determine the size and quality of the resulting dish. With 10 girls to choose from (22 when including additional DLC), players are challenged to create the ultimate Super Dish and unlock a special feast for the eyes.
These two join XSEED’s other upcoming PlayStation releases like Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (PSV), Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed (PSV/PS3) and Trails in the Sky: Second Chapter (PSP/PC). Drop Trails In The Sky, but add Story of Seasons (3DS) + Corpse Party (PC) and you have their game lineup at E3.