Nintendo kicked off their E3 2018 Nintendo Direct with Daemon X Machina.

Daemon X Machina seems like a mech game in the vein of Front Mission or Zone of the Enders with high-speed mechs, a lot of missiles, and beam sabers. So basically the dream of any mecha anime fan. The people working on this game have a good bit of experience with the genre, thankfully – have a look at the game’s trailer to see what it’s all about:

Battles in the game mainly seemed to be taking place in the desert or ruined cities that are mostly buried in sand. Mechs in the game are able to fight on the ground or fly around with jetpacks. At the time of the announcement. it wasn’t clear if the flying will be free form or if it will be a sort of scripted sequence. However, we now know that Arsenals will be able to battle freely in the air or on the ground.

Players can learn more about Daemon X Machina by heading over to the game’s page on Nintendo’s website. The Arsenal mechs have been designed by Mr. Kawamori, a man with a lot of mecha experience considering his work on the Armored Core and Super Dimension Fortress Macross series. The game’s characters were designed by Yusuke Kozaki who has experience with the Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates series.

Arsenals can equip a variety of different weapons and players will be able to pick up equipment from downed enemies. The game will be produced by Kenichiro Tsukuda, a producer on the Armored Core series of games. He intends to make this “the best mech action game” out on the market today, and so far it looks like he has a strong chance of succeeding.

We don’t yet know how many players the game will support. That’s all we have for details for now. Daemon X Machina is being developed by Marvelous Games and is expected to release sometime in 2019.

What do you think of Daemon X Machina? Do you like this style of mecha game? What’s your favorite mecha game of this type? Let us know in the comments below! If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2018 Coverage Hub.


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!