XSEED Games has today confirmed its presence on PAX East 2020 amid recent withdrawals. The publisher announced that four playable demos will be featured in the event. Rune Factory 4 Special on Nintendo Switch, Grandblue Fantasy: Versus, Ys: Memories of Celceta exclusively for PS4 and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin for PS4 and Switch.
PAX East 2020 takes place from February 27 – March 1 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. XSEED Games will be located in the Expo Hall at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
XSEED Games has given official description of the games ahead of their playable demos.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus (PS4™ System – Fighting)
Power, skill, and spirit collide in a quest to find the true champion of the ring in the highly anticipated fighting game. Japan’s megahit RPG, Granblue Fantasy has topped the charts, charming players across the globe with a plethora of lovable characters and story-driven mechanics. Now, ARC SYSTEM WORKS and Cygames are teaming up to bring the universe to home console in an action-packed head-to-head fighter. Featuring a colorful cast of their most popular “crewmembers,” each with a unique fighting style that is easy to learn but hard to master, Granblue Fantasy: Versus will appeal to fans of Granblue lore and fighting games alike. Players can take on AI opponents or fight against human opponents in local or online two-player matches.
Rune Factory 4 Special (Nintendo Switch – RPG Simulation)
Experience the world-famous fantasy farming adventure like never before, with HD graphics in fully remastered form. The joys of growing crops, catching fish, and raising monsters await players old and new, while seasoned explorers will be delighted to discover an updated opening movie. Other farm-fresh features include Newlywed mode, which introduces special episodes about living the married life and new in-game cutscenes, and the inclusion of dual audio support for both the original Japanese and English voice options. Additionally, an even higher difficulty mode for expert players to take on a challenge that’s truly worthy of their skills.
Ys: Memories of Celceta (PS4™ System – Action Role-Playing)
Nihon Falcom’s critically acclaimed entry in their popular Ys series, Ys: Memories of Celceta is coming to the PS4™ system! Join Adeol Christin on his journey to rediscover his identity and help map the dangerous Great Forest of Celceta, one of the most expansive locales in the series history. Joined by allies to assist in his journey, players will partake in real-time combat while switching between playable party members to better tackle any obstacles. The PS4™ system version of the title will feature both the original Japanese voiceover in addition to English, and will support 60fps gameplay with full HD graphics. Attendees will be some of the first to get hands-on with the PS4™ system version of the title.
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Nintendo Switch, PS4™ System, PC – Action/Simulation)
This enthralling title from Edelweiss, the two-man team behind acclaimed indie darling Astebreed (2014 in NA and EU), Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful, foreboding environments of the island, she will find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humans. In addition to being a fresh take on Japanese mythology and a love letter to action games, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is an ode to rice and an engrossing simulation of the craft behind the agriculture.