Publisher Sekai Project reached out with a press release to announce “Sekai Games” a new initiative that will focus on the console market with “increased priority, volume, and scope.”
The focus on the initiative will be to “deliver a wide variety of video game genres to the worldwide market to all major console marketplaces.” This will include Japanese adventure games (IE: visual novels) and in-house developed new IPs.
Below you can read a comment by Sekai Project’s Audi Sorlie
“Since I first started helping out Sekai Project 4 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.
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.”
The first game launched as part of the initiative is A Magical High School Girl for Switch, which released yesterday. The next will be Alice in Dissonance’s fault launching in November 2018 for PS4 and Switch.
“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.”
The third game announced is M.A.S.S. Builder by Vermillion Digital, launching in summer 2019 for Nintendo Switch and PC.
“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.”
Below you can check out a few images showcasing the three games mentioned above.