Pre-E3 Update – June 7th
E3 hasn’t started yet, but that hasn’t stopped some companies to start announcing their upcoming projects and showing them off ahead of time.
E3 2019 officially kicks off on June 11th when the convention doors open, but before that most companies will announce and preview their upcoming games and projects that they will have at their booths during the convention itself. With so many announcements and previews though, it sometimes gets hard to keep track of what was shown and announced, so here are the official announcements made today (no rumors or leaks).
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
Team17, a global games label, creative partner and developer of independent, premium video games in partnership with independent developer Playtonic Games is thrilled to reveal their next game, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair.
In this new platforming adventure hybrid, Yooka and Laylee must combine their abilities to take on a series of challenging and vibrant 2.5D levels and explore and solve puzzles in a beautiful 3D overworld. It’s on them to rescue Queen Phoebee’s Royal Beettalion Guard from each level, as they size up Capital B’s most dastardly challenge yet – the Impossible Lair. More information will follow during E3 week, so stay tuned to learn more about Yooka and Laylee’s new adventure.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair will be heading to Nintendo SwitchTM, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2019. A boxed console version will also be available.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus
XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced it will publish Granblue Fantasy: Versus, a new fighting game from the developers of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, in North America for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Set in the world of Granblue Fantasy, the hit Japanese mobile RPG developed by Cygames with more than 20 million players, the fighting game is designed to appeal to both Granblue Fantasy and fighting game fans alike.
In Granblue Fantasy: Versus, power, skill, and spirit collide in a quest to find the true champion of the ring. Players can take on AI opponents or fight against human opponents in local or online two-player matches. Five characters will be available in the playable demo, starting with Gran, the protagonist of Granblue Fantasy, who travels the skies with his winged companion Vyrn and a mysterious girl, Lyria, who saved his life. Other characters include Katalina, an ex-imperial knight sworn to protect those she holds dear; Charlotta, the virtuous captain of the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights; Lancelot, a dual-wielding master swordsman; and lastly, Ferry, a ghost with a whip and spectral pets.
“Granblue Fantasy: Versus combines great fighting gameplay with outstanding anime-style characters and stories, and we’re excited to give North American players a fresh opportunity to test their fighting skills,” said Ken Berry, Executive Vice President of XSEED Games. “While this is a title of paramount interest to the many fans of the Granblue Fantasy universe, the game has something to offer for both casual and serious fighting game enthusiasts.”
Granblue Fantasy: Versus is being developed by Cygames and ARC SYSTEM WORKS. In conjunction with the announcement, the title will be shown off at the XSEED Games Booth, #4700, during E3 2019 in Los Angeles from June 11–13.
“We are working hard to bring our new fighting game set in the rich world of Granblue Fantasy to players in North America,” said Yuito Kimura, Executive Director of Cygames, Inc. “We look forward to sharing more about our vision at E3 2019.”
Developed by Cygames and ARC SYSTEM WORKS and published in North America by XSEED Games, Granblue Fantasy: Versus is in development on the PS4TMsystem for launch in 2019 for Japanese version, and the launch date for the NA version from XSEED Games to be announced later. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
More information about XSEED Games’ products can be found at www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch and get in depth info from their developer blog on Tumblr.