What’s Going On With Marvelous AQL And Forbidden Magna?

By Spencer . May 6, 2014 . 2:23am

imageAside from Senran Kagura, Marvelous AQL also makes Harvest Moon and Rune Factory. Forbidden Magna is a new title from producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto and some former Neverland staff that are now working on the project inside Marvelous AQL.


“Some of the ex-Neverland staff that were working Forbidden Magna, that team once Neverland closed was brought into MAQL’s internal office so they could finish up the game,” Xseed’s Ken Berry said to Siliconera.


We asked if Xseed is considering to publish the game in North America.


“Oh yes, definitely. It’s still early in the development process. I think moving forward, we will be working much more closely with Marvelous AQL Japan and try to bring as many of their releases to the US as possible,” Berry replied.


“Even Dekamori Senran Kagura?” I asked. The PSN game, Dekamori Senran Kagura, is a music-meets-cooking game with the characters from the Senran Kagura universe.


“We’ll see,” Berry said with a laugh. “Being able to do titles as digital only that gives us a lot  more freedom in what we are able to release. As a packaged product, that title no way. That wouldn’t fly. Digital? We’ll keep our options open.”


Senran Kagura Burst was released as a Nintendo 3DS download in North America and it’s just one title in one of Marvelous AQL’s biggest franchises.


Meanwhile, Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki is also working on a rhythm game called IA/VT Colorful for PlayStation Vita. “We don’t know enough about it,” Berry said, when we asked about a possible release. “But, when it comes to those kind of music/rhythm games a lot of it depends on the songs and licensing, if it’s even possible or not.”


The only Marvelous AQL release crossed off the list is Valhalla Knights 3 Gold. Xseed decided not to publish the game in the West and unfortunately the additional content cannot be bundled as downloadable content since Gold has some major updates in the game engine.


Which Marvelous AQL game are you most excited to see get localized? And does anyone even remember Kaio: King of Pirates?

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