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Coming of Age JRPG LOOP8 Gets a Japanese Release Date

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LOOP8 Release Date

Marvelous has announced the official Japanese release date for LOOP8: Summer of Gods. The turn-based coming-of-age JRPG will release for the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One on March 16, 2023. The PC version will release via Steam on March 21, 2023. The game will cost 6,578 yen (about $44), and the Xbox One version will only be available as a digital download. The company has yet to confirm an official worldwide release date, which similarly has a release window of Spring 2023. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

Furthermore, physical pre-orders for the game are available for PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions of the game. Pre-orders from Japanese retailers will include various bonus items, such as tapestries, in-game outfits, merchandise, and more. Pre-orders are also available for several regions outside of Japan.

LOOP8: Summer of Gods is a “coming-of-age” JRPG with turn-based combat. Set in the rural Japanese village of Ashihara in the 1980s, players will control high schooler Nini as he befriends the local townsfolk. Originally from the space station “Hope”, Nini possesses Demon Sight, which allows him to see the Underworld and its dangerous Kegai, who threaten humanity.

The game is the work of Touken Ranbu writer Yuri Shibamura, with character designs by Kizuna Ai’s character designer, En Morikura. Producing the game is Seig Games CEO Yoichi Miyaji, who also produced Grandia and the Lunar series of games.

LOOP8: Summer of Gods will release on March 18, 2023, in Japan for the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One, and for PC via Steam on March 21, 2023. The international release window is Spring 2023. The game will cost 6,578 yen (about $44), and the Xbox One version will be available as a download-only title.

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