Rewind the Clock and Save the Day in 2023
Back in the day, XSEED published a lot of RPGs. So it’s with some sense of excitement that I can announce Loop8: Summer of Gods. It’s a time-traveling coming of age story set at the end of humanity. You play Nini, someone with the ability to rewind the clock and relive the 8th month again and again. In so doing, maybe you’ll have a chance to defeat the demonic Kegai hordes and save humanity from annihilation. Best of all, the game is coming to Steam, Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.
If you like what you’ve heard so far, here’s some more reasons to get excited. The team working on Loop8 has deep roots in the game industry. Those include senior producer Yoichi Miyaji (known for Lunar and Grandia), character designers Shingo Adachi (Sword Art Online), composer Noriyuki Iwadare (Ace Attorney series) and mascot character designer Ryudai Murayama (Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin)! There’s others on the talented team, but those were definitely some of my standouts.
As for how Loop8 plays, here’s some real important details:
- Choices That Can Change the World – Loop8’s emotion-driven AI system responds to every action and decision players make. Characters’ emotions and stories will vary greatly based on player 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 players’ 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 everyday actions impact 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.
I’m personally most fascinated by the emotionally driven AI system, and wonder how deep the impact of your choices will be. And I’m also really curious how the actual combat will play out. But we still have plenty of time for XSEED, Marvelous and SIEG Games to share more details with us, since Loop8: Summer of Gods isn’t arriving until Spring 2023.
Be sure and check out the trailer below. And stay tuned to HPP for more exciting titles from XSEED Games!