On the heels of a delay for Japan, Xseed & Marvelous announced the coming-of-age JRPG’s western release date. Loop8: Summer of the Gods.
The game will launch for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on June 6, just a few days after the new Japanese release date.
The price of the standard edition is $49.99 and the limited edition of Celestial will be priced at $69.99. Of course, Steam users don’t get that one, but a special Digital Deluxe edition will be available for $59.99 with the original soundtrack and a digital art book.
The announcement was accompanied by a trailer, which you can enjoy below.
The Celestial Edition includes a 5.25″ by 7.25″ softcover art book with over 50 pages, a CD of musical selections, a 7″ by 10.5″ mini wall scroll, and an ema from 4″ by 3.15″ Japanese wood, all packaged in a custom box. (and you can see what it looks like below).
If you are not familiar with the game, you can find an official description below:
- Live an ordinary life, fight extraordinary enemies: Build bonds with the residents of Ashihara while protecting the city from the ever-present threat of the Kegai, repeating the cycle to discover how your daily actions impact your battles in the Underworld, and vice versa.
- A picturesque view of rural Japan: Your adventure takes place in a beautifully recreated, nostalgic snapshot of a rural Japanese cityscape. Head downtown to recharge at a local restaurant, or hang out in the shops to strengthen your bonds with other characters.
- Relive the past to change the future: Although the deadline for the extinction of humanity draws closer and closer, the fate of Ashihara remains in your hands. Return repeatedly to the beginning of August, modify her actions, and watch the tides of fate change through multiple endings.
- Options that can change the world: Loop8’s emotion-driven AI system responds to every action and decision you make. The emotions and stories of the characters will vary greatly depending on your choices, making each game completely unique.