All three of Level 5’s Guild 02 games are headed to the Nintendo eShop in North America and Europe, the publisher announced this morning. The three games in the collection are:
The Starship Damrey (pronounced “domray”) by Kazuya Asano/Takemaru Abiko
The Starship Damrey is an adventure/horror/suspense game designed by Kazuya Asano (Kamaitachi no Yoru (The Night of the Sickle Weasel), TORNEKO: The Last Hope) and written by Takemaru Abiko (Kamaitachi no Yoru (The Night of the Sickle Weasel), TRICK X LOGIC), known as pioneers of text-based adventure games in Japan. In the game, players awaken to discover that they are trapped in a Cold Sleep capsule aboard the titular Starship Damrey, with no memory of who they are or how they got there. With no tutorials, explanations, or hints provided, the game was created with the intent that self-discovery and experimentation be an integral part of the experience. An inconceivable truth awaits those willing to discover it.
Bonus linked content for players who have downloaded any of the previously released titles includes a special scenario providing deeper insight into the events that unfold aboard the ship that will be unlocked at the end of the player’s journey.
Bugs vs. Tanks! by Keiji Inafune
Comcept’s Keiji Inafune, whose work on Mega Man, Onimusha, and Dead Rising have brought him international fame and acclaim, introduces BUGS vs. TANKS!, an action shooter set in World War II. Players will take on the role of a WWII panzer squad that has been shrunk to the size of a bug and find themselves engaged in heated battles against swarms of giant insects as they cling to the hope of returning to normal size.
Featuring tanks pulled straight from the history books, players can customize the body, turret, and paint to obliterate the bugs in their own style. In addition, BUGS vs. TANKS! offers co-op missions with up to four friends and the ability to call for friendly cover fire via StreetPass.
Bonus linked content for players who have downloaded any of the previously released titles includes an exclusive Gold Tank.
Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale by Kaz Ayabe
Millennium Kitchen’s Kaz Ayabe is known for mesmerizing many Japanese fans with his heartwarming stories in the Boku no Natsuyasumi (Summer Holidays 20th Century) series. In Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale, heintroduces for the first time, a Tokyo-life simulation game where players will take the role of a young boy named Sohta who lives where the giant monsters from the TV shows of Japan’s 1970s come to life every Friday. In this rustic town of tranquil days and idyllic scenery, there lies a nostalgic tale sure to warm your heart. Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale will be the first of Kaz Ayabe’s games to be released outside of Japan.
Bonus linked content for players who have downloaded any of the previously released titles includes a Space Defense Department Junior Member Notebook containing concept art and illustrations from the game.
Additionally, the Guild 01 titles will be going on discount sale starting tomorrow in North America and Europe. You can look up their discount prices here.
Update: Added trailer and game descriptions.