New Game+ Expo 2.0 started off with a wise Grasshopper kicking things off, namely Suda51 appearing to make an announcement and introduce the events.
Silver Case and its sequel Silver Case: 25th Ward are being remastered to the Nintendo Switch as a single title called Silvercase 2425. It can be played on the tv or handheld mode. It releases July 6, 2021. It first launched on the PlayStation 4 in March 2018 and on the Nintendo Switch in February 2021 in Japan. There’s a $89.99 limited edition available on the NIS America Online Store, which includes a copy of the game, a soundtrack, two comics, a poster, and a collector’s box. You can watch a trailer here.
Mary Skelter Finale will be released on the PS4 and Nintendo Switch this fall in western countries. It is the third in the Mary Skelter trilogy. It first launched in Japan in November 2020 and will see players following the Blood Maidens as they try to finally escape the living tower known as the Jail and find their happily ever after.
Rico London will be released on the Xbox One, PS4/PS5, and Nintendo Switch this Summer. It’s a cel-shaded FPS that’s set on New Year’s Eve in 1999. The player is Detective Inspector Redfern, who finds herself trying to deal with an emerging arms trade at the foot of a high-rise tower. It’s a cooperative shooter but players can play it solo as well.
Exophobia is a DOOM-like FPS/Metroidvania with retro-style graphics. Players will awaken to find themselves alone in a spaceship filled with hostile alien soldiers. Players will shoot, dash, and stun their enemies as they try to escape. Exophobia releases on October 5 for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.
Guilty Gear Strive showed up next showing off its style. Starring a woman wearing all red with a witch's hat while wielding a guitar. Her hat is central to her ultimate ability, becoming this big triangle thing that seemingly takes up the whole stream. It’s coming out on PS4, PS5, and Steam on June 11, 2021, as per their recent delay announcement.
Pocky & Rocky Reshrined is an old Taito game that is being remastered. It’s a multi-directional scrolling shooter that follows a young Shinto shrine maiden named Pocky and her companion Rocky the raccoon. They are fighting the Nopino Goblins because why not? It’s releasing on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this Fall.
Alchemic Cutie is an upcoming game that takes its lead from Story of Seasons, Stardew Valley, and Slime Rancher for a life/farming sim game with charming graphics. It is releasing on July 27 first on Xbox Series S/X (words we don't plan on typing often during this event with its Japanese focus). Players will explorie Wimba Island, and tame wild jellies, meet villagers, manage their farm, and uncover the secrets of the island. There’s also modding support that will be added to the game. It will eventually also be released on Steam and Itch.io.
Gnosia is being released today on the Nintendo Switch. Players must identify the Gnosia among them, or there might be fatal consequences as the imposter kills them. Players are on a crew of a drifting spaceship that are facing off against the Gnosia, who might be among them as their enemy. Desperate, the crew hatches a plan: they’ll put the most suspicious among them into a “cold sleep” one by one to try and get rid of the Gnosia from the ship. Players will be able to play through “loops” which trigger special events and will help unravel mysteries in the narrative. Certain events will also unlock new commands for players to use during discussions.
Neputnia ReVerse comes out June 8, 2021 for the PS5 as the series makes its debut on PlayStation 5. It is an updated version Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1, and features all the GameIndustri goddesses you expect such as Noire of Lastation, Blanc of Lowee and more.
World’s End Club is releasing on the Nintendo Switch on May 28, 2021. It was originally released on the Apple Arcade in September 2020. Set in the early 1990s, the game first takes place in an elementary school in Tokyo, where the “Go-Getters Clob”-- a club made up of oddball kids--go on a bus trip and get in an accident. They wake up under the sea where a mysterious clown tells them that they will play a “Game of Fate”, where they will be fighting for their lives.
Ever Forward is releasing on June 29, 2021 for the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 4 and 5. Players have to discover Maya’s past as she’s caught in between two realities. One reality is one with idyllic fields and coastal retreats while the other is a harsh and geometric dream world that’s filled with traps and puzzles. While exploring both worlds, the player will help Maya through these places in a journey of self-discovery and reflection that will unlock Maya’s memories and discover her secrets.
Pups & Purrs Animal Hospital is a simulation title that’s coming out on the Nintendo Switch later this Summer. Players will try to become the best veterinarian in all of existence as they try to ensure that the adorable pets don’t become less cute. The developers are taking a word from the old Sega handbook of doing what Nintendon't with a new take on the Nintendogs formula.
ConnecTank is releasing for Xbox One, Steam, PS4, Nintendo Switch later this Summer. Build a tank and manufacture ammo to unleash on your foes. It’s a 2D action-adventure game that will have 1-4 players build the tank and solve puzzles. Players will also fight rival tanks to improve their existing tank or build new ones eventually.
Players will develop, build, and farm their dungeon in The Sealed Ampoule, a rogue-like that is coming to Steam today. Players will level up their dungeon and their player character while eventually fighting against enemies and bosses that become tougher over time. Its 10% off launch discount means that it’s $17.99 until March 11.
Disgaea 6 Release Date Revealed
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny release date has been announced for Europe and North America. New gameplay was shown as well as a variety of characters. Disgaea 6 is releasing on June 29, 2021 in North America and Europe.
Keiji Inafune appeared to announce that Hiroki Miyazawa was joining the Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 team as action director, hopefully for stronger gameplay than some of Inafune's games like Mighty Number 9. It’s releasing on the Nintendo Switch in 2022.
Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi is a dungeon RPG set in Tokyo 1979. A massive and mysterious structure rises from the ground, and it’s up to the Cassandra Company to investigate it. Unfortunately, you aren’t the only group searching the structure, and there are monsters you’ll have to deal with as well as dangerous criminals. It will be released later this year in Fall 2021 for the Xbox One, Steam, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. During the event itself, it was titled as Yomiwosakuhana ENGLISH NAME PENDING but it appears that the name was set between the recording of footage and today.
Death End re;Quest will release on April 27, 2021, for the Nintendo Switch. It’s a classic turn-based RPG that will switch between RPG action and visual novel sections. There are also multiple endings if you’re into that kind of thing. There will be a limited run of physical copies as well if you’re into collecting plastic by Limited Run Games.
Dairoku Agents of Sakuratani will be released on the Nintendo Switch in Fall 2021. You are a mystical agent doing mystical agent things. Most of the trailer showing it off was set off showing characters to some catchy JPOP, which would have worked perfectly well for an anime opening. It is a visual novel where the main character, Akitsu Shino, has the ability to see spirits, apparitions, and other creatures. She joins a secret government agency, The Occult Action Department where her job is to monitor powerful beings. Agent Shino will meet different beings such as a nine-tailed fox spirit, a mischievous oni, and more as she works as a gatekeeper and travel guide that tries to keep the entities out of trouble.
Guns n’ Goals is an arcade-style soccer beat-'em-up that’s releasing on August 31 for the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and 5, and the Nintendo Switch. There are over 20 unique heroes and different ways of playing soccer. This includes a beach ball on a beach or a hockey puck on an ice rink. There are also mutators that can change how the game is played (such as the avocado pictured above), which can be done in online and offline, singleplayer, co-op, multiplayer, and local couch co-op.
NIS Classics Volume 1 will collect Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle Remastered and Soul Nomad & the World Eaters later this Summer. This collection has over 60 hours of gameplay between both games, and the exclusive physical Deluxe Edition includes a CD soundtrack and art book (with the music and art from both titles). The limited physical edition is available for $99.99 on the NIS America Online Store.
Blaster Master Zero 3 Announced
Blaster Master Zero 3 is the direct sequel to Blaster Master Zero 2. Series protagonist Jason will travel to Sophia, where the series began to save Eve in the series’ final installment. Players will use the all-purpose battle tank G-SOPHIA SV and the Vision Reversal Visor in order to save Eve. Blaster Master Zero 3 will be releasing on the Epic Games Store, Steam, PS4, and Nintendo Switch on July 29, 2021 for $14.99.
That brought an end to the show, but if you want to find out more, for those games releasing on Steam, there is a special New Game Plus event ongoing right now on the PC storefront that you can check out.