Marvelous has been dormant as a publisher in North America. Key titles like No More Heroes and Luminous Arc were published by Ubisoft and Atlus respectively. This is about to change, Marvelous is ready to make a mark and Xseed is going to help them.
Xseed and Marvelous signed a co-publishing agreement, which means were going to see plenty of Marvelous games coming out in North America. The first game is Valhalla Knights 2 (pictured), which is scheduled to come out in fall 2008. It’s highly likely the agreement will yield a US version of Lux Pain and Flower, Sun and Rain since both of these games are rumored to come out via Marvelous’ European arm, Rising Star Games.
Other key titles in Marvelous’ hands include Luminous Arc 2: Will, Rainy Woods, Ousama Monogatari (note: this will probably be called Little King Story, which is trademarked by Marvelous), Oboro Muramasa Youtoden (aka that pretty 2D game from Vanillaware coming to the Wii sometime in the future). None of these games have been announced at this time other than Valhalla Knights 2 so this is pure speculation, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see any or all of them in North America in the future.
Images courtesy of Marvelous.