Daemon X Machina for Switch Gets First Screenshots; Shows Style of Macross and Armored Core Designer

Daemon X Machina for Switch Gets First Screenshots; Shows Style of Macross and Armored Core Designer

Daemon X Machina gets the first screenshots and information from Nintendo, showing the unmistakable style of Shoji Kawamori.

Following the reveal during Nintendo’s Direct presentation from E3 2018 in Los Angeles, the house of Mario and Zelda released the first screenshots and information about Daemon X Machina.

The game is in development at Marvelous First Studio and counts on an absolutely star-spangled cast. The mecha design by Shoji Kawamori, who is basically a mecha design god known from countless anime series including the Macross franchise, alongside video games like the Armored Core series.

Armored Core 2 and 3 Producer Kenichiro Tsukuda is joined by No More Heroes and Fire Emblem character designer Yusuke Kozaki, Soulcalibur composer Junichi Nakatsuru, alongside Ryo Hamamoto known for the Tekken series. Monster Hunter Stories Director Ken Awata and Chief Designer Ken Karube complete the rich picture.

We also get an official description directly from Nintendo, alongside a list of features.

“A brand-new, fast-paced mech action game from Kenichiro Tsukuda is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. Take your Arsenal, a fully customizable powered suit, out for an array of missions to surmount the enemy at all costs. Choose and equip your Arsenal with a multitude of weapons, obtain more from downed enemy Arsenals, and swap them on the fly to suit your strategy in the face of ever-changing threats.”


  • Kenichiro Tsukuda is well known for his work developing the Armored Core series. He and his talented team have developed this brand-new title with the goal of making it “the best mech action game” out there.
  • The character designs were created by Yusuke Kozaki, who also worked on the Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates games.
  • Mech concept designs were created by Mr. Kawamori, who also worked on the Armored Core series and the Super Dimension Fortress Macross series.
  • Arsenals can battle freely in the air and on the ground.

You can check out the gallery below.

Of course, this was just one of the many news shared at Nintendo’s E3 presentation. If you want to check out the rest, you can enjoy the full recording.