Marvelous USA Unveils Strong E3 Lineup Including SUDA51's KILLER IS DEAD

May 23rd 2013
New Title Confirmed, Ragnarok Odyssey ACE, to Join Superlative Lineup of Action and RPG Games for Multiple Platforms under the XSEED Games Banner

Torrance, Calif., (May 23, 2013) – Marvelous USA, the newly unveiled US publisher combining XSEED Games with Marvelous Online, will showcase a portfolio of upcoming games at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2013, led by the action thriller KILLER IS DEAD™ for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from fan favorite game designer SUDA51 and KADOKAWA GAMES. Under XSEED Games, the company also revealed that it has secured the North American publishing rights to Ragnarok Odyssey ACE for the PlayStation®3 system and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. The title, which will include cross-platform play upon release, will be shown on the PS Vita at E3. Other titles at the Marvelous USA E3 booth include Valhalla Knights 3, Ys: Memories of Celceta, and Rune Factory 4. The Marvelous USA and XSEED Games booth is located in the South Hall, Booth #2800.

“This is a particularly special E3 for everyone here at Marvelous USA,” said Shinichi Suzuki, President and CEO of Marvelous USA. “For the first time we will exhibit the newly combined XSEED and Marvelous brands together under Marvelous USA, and it is the most exciting year we've ever had due to our great lineup of console, PC online and mobile games.”

Marvelous USA will display console and handheld, mobile, and online social games within its booth. XSEED Games' lineup will reflect the following titles:

KILLER IS DEAD

PS3™ / Xbox 360®; Summer 2013 – Created by SUDA51, this highly anticipated original game is set in a not-so-distant alternate future similar to the world we know now. Players control an executioner named Mondo Zappa who wields a Japanese sword in his right hand while utilizing interchangeable weapons in his left artificial arm. His ultimate goal is to execute various heinous criminals scattered around the world and beyond.

Completely unique visuals and outstanding stylish action come together to deliver an unprecedented gaming experience in KILLER IS DEAD. The action title is being jointly developed by KADOKAWA GAMES and GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE, with SUDA51 lending his trademark sense of style at the helm.

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE

PS3 / PS Vita; Winter – This new title in the popular Ragnarok Odyssey action RPG franchise brings players cross-platform play between PS3 and Vita as well as rich new content to explore. Developed by Game Arts, Ragnarok Odyssey ACE brings a new Tower of Yggdrasil dungeon that creates random dungeons with different rooms and enemy placement, a new battle system, and a plethora of new items and features. [Note: GungHo Online Entertainment America will publish the game in Europe]

Rune Factory 4

Nintendo 3DS™; Summer 2013 – The first game in the Rune Factory simulation/role-playing series to be released on the Nintendo 3DS, Rune Factory 4 adds new romance options, the ability to select a male or female character at the game's start, and endless crafting, farming and cooking opportunities. As Selphia's prince or princess, players manage the village, explore the countryside with townsfolk, or tame monsters in the wild to become helpers in battle or in the fields.

Valhalla Knights 3

PS Vita; Fall 2013 – The fourth title published by XSEED Games in the popular Valhalla Knights action RPG series, Valhalla Knights 3 features a robust character creation system and brings multiplayer party-based combat to the PS Vita, with a Wi-Fi online option being added to the local ad-hoc option specifically for the North American version. Players can select from one of seven races and one of twenty job classes such as Fighter, Mage, Thief, Priest, Akatoki, or Archer, while also equipping two sub-jobs. Adventure with a custom party or brave the wilds alone while seamlessly engaging in real-time combat and earning skill points for upgrading and unlocking abilities unique to each job class.

Ys: Memories of Celceta

PS Vita; Fall 2013 – An extensive reimagining of Ys IV, one of the only Ys games never before released in the West, this title puts more enemies on screen than ever before. Ys: Memories of Celceta features the largest, most non-linear overworld in Ys history, boasting superlative graphics and a triumphant evolution of the fast-paced gameplay that has made this series a timeless action RPG mainstay.

Complementing the XSEED Games titles, Marvelous Online will also be showing their latest mobile titles at E3, including Ninja Warrior for iOS and Android, based on the popular television acrobatics show of the same name, and Cross Horizon for iOS and Android, an expansive action RPG that sends players into various dungeons to eliminate deadly monsters. Other titles being showcased include current online PC games Shin Megami Tensei: IMAGINE (Windows), Battle Space (Browser), Knights of the Sky (Browser) and Pandora Saga (Windows).

Marvelous USA products can be found at http://www.marvelous-usa.com/index, and fans can follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MarvelousUSA and Twitter at www.twitter.com/MarvelousUSA.

XSEED Games products can be found at http://www.xseedgames.com, and fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XSEEDGames and Twitter at www.twitter.com/XSEEDGames.

About Marvelous USA:
Marvelous USA, Inc. is the US-based publishing operation of MarvelousAQL Inc., overseeing its two North American divisions. XSEED Games, its brand and division for unique and innovative console, PC and handheld games, has been in operation since 2004. Marvelous Online, the company's brand dedicated to mobile and online social games, is an expansion of XSEED's mobile team thanks to acquisitions by Marvelous USA. Marvelous USA is a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based MarvelousAQL Inc., a publicly-traded company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. More information on Marvelous USA can be found at www.marvelous-usa.com, and XSEED Games can be found at http://www.xseedgames.com.

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