Providing new opportunities for PC gamers to dive into some older and newer titles from their library, XSEED Games have announced that three “legacy” titles will be headed to the Windows PC platform in 2016. On the agenda for next year is the previously Wii exclusive Little King’s Story, the formerly PlayStation Vita exclusive Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, and the Nihon Falcom classic Xanadu Next (Which will be making its western debut).
Ken Berry | Executive Vice President at Marvelous USA (Which XSEED Games is a publishing brand of)
Our commitment has always been to bring fans the games that they want to play, and we definitely want to show PC gamers as much love as we possibly can. With these announcements, I think we’ve made strides in both of those endeavors. We jumped at the chance to publish two of our formerly console-exclusive titles on PC, as well as the highly-anticipated Xanadu Next, which we’re confident that Nihon Falcom fans and newcomers alike will adore.
Those unfamiliar with these three titles can find more information on all three titles below:
Little King’s Story
Designed and developed originally for Wii, Little King’s Story is headed to PC, improved with true HD fidelity. Experience the story of Corobo, a young boy that stumbles across a crown with a mysterious power to charm any person and make them follow any order. Proclaimed the new king of his village, Corobo begins his efforts to turn his home into the best kingdom ever.
Little King’s Story combines life simulation and real-time strategy with ample adventure elements with a story involving the conquest of surrounding lands to expand your empire. Every NPC in the village has his/her own personality, and players can command these townspeople to do various tasks, from digging for treasure to breaking down obstacles between areas.
DO NOTE, this is based on the original Nintendo Wii version and not the enhanced PlayStation Vita remake.
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
The lovely shinobi girls from the Senran Kagura series also set to receive a HD makeover in this port of Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus. Shinovi Versus follows the events that took place in Senran Kagura Burst, revisiting the rivalry between the students of the Hanzō National Academy and their sworn enemies at Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, the latter of which have now gone underground and formed a mercenary group known as Homura’s Crimson Squad. Both sides must also contend with two new sets of enemies: the students from the exceptionally strict Gessen Girls’ Academy, as well as the new generation of Hebijo students who seek to dominate all rivals.
Massive mid-air combos, Secret Ninja Techniques and clothes-ripping action will now be presented in full HD with this PC update. Each of the four schools gets its own unique narrative, and the original Japanese voice-overs pair with full English subtitles to bring each girl’s distinct personality and storyline to life. With 20 playable characters, each featuring her own diverse fighting style and palette of special skills, players will have to master a vast array of abilities as they set forth upon the Path of the Shinobi.
Expect to nab yourself a copy of this port in Summer 2016.
Xanadu Next is an exploration-centric action RPG from Nihon Falcom. A late entry in their Dragon Slayer series and a spiritual follow-up to the late ‘80s Faxanadu, Xanadu Next puts the player in the shoes of a gravely injured knight given a new lease on life through ancient magic, who must now seek a legendary sword called “Dragon Slayer” to ensure his survival.
Set on the medieval Europe-inspired Harlech Island, players will explore the many different and interconnected environments of the world around them while battling vicious enemies in real-time, utilizing various skills attached to the many weapons they find along the way. Through a variety of ability-enhancing items that allow access to new areas, “Guardians” that grant passive effects, stat customization with the ability to level-down for point redistribution and more, the multitude of mysteries surrounding the ancient land of Xanadu are waiting to be unraveled.
To likely be available a bit later than the other two announced titles, Xanadu Next is set to launch in Spring 2016.