Home MANGA NEWS Aksys Announces 4 New Games, Including Spirit Hunter: Death Mark II, Tengoku Struggle-Strayside

Aksys Announces 4 New Games, Including Spirit Hunter: Death Mark II, Tengoku Struggle-Strayside

During the “All Aksys Winter 2024” livestreaming event, Aksys Games unveiled four upcoming video games.

Title: Tokyo Xanadu eX+
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: June 2024
Summary: Fans of the acclaimed action role-playing game developed by Nihon Falcom will now be able to experience it on Nintendo Switch! An enormous earthquake ravaged Tokyo a decade ago, altering the lives of its citizens forever. The city has since been regenerated, with a sense of normality gradually returning. Hidden within the restored metropolis, however, lurks another reality, one laden with an ominous secret. The disaster that originally pulverized Tokyo was in fact triggered by the emergence of Eclipse, a deadly and mysterious shadow world. Action is required to thwart Eclipse’s legions and defend peace!

Exclusive to the Aksys Online Store, a 4-CD set featuring all 88 tracks from the Tokyo Xanadu eX+ soundtrack will be available.

Title: Despera Drops
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: 2025
Summary: In Despera Drops, Mika Amamine, a university student abroad in Bologna, Italy, takes a short vacation to Rome with friends to mark the end of exams in the summer of 2028. During the trip, they stumble upon a murder scene, and Mika is arrested under suspicion. In a twist of fate, a car accident frees Mika along with six other prisoners, and they find themselves on the run. Mysterious assailants who are after Mika’s unique “power” soon emerge, prompting a manhunt by both the police and these attackers. The hidden secret within Mika’s power, the identity of the attackers, and the ultimate truth behind the murder incident… Will they be able to untangle these mysteries and reclaim the simplicity of their lives?

Title: Tales from Toyotoki: Arrival of the Witch
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5
Release Date: Summer 2024
Summary: Hikaru Nishime relocates to a remote island for living with his grandfather, but is disheartened when he discovers that his grandfather has suddenly gone abroad. During his quest for shelter, Hikaru encounters Lilun, a visiting witch on the island for certain reasons. As they decide to join forces and chart their path together, their magical journey begins to unravel.

Title: Virche Evermore -EpiC: Lycoris
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: Fall 2024
Summary: Return to the island of Arpéchéle, where human inhabitants are cursed to perish by the age of 23 amidst the sea and the ominous black flowers named Lycoris Noirge. Five new stories add more depth to the world of Virche Evermore, allowing the player to experience the fresh despair and redemption that awaits Ceres and her suitors.

Aksys intends to launch the Radiant Tale -Fanfare- fandisk for Nintendo Switch in summer 2024. The company described the fandisk as:

“Radiant Tale”‘s fandisk contains brand-new narratives, including delightfully saccharine after-stories that follow the initially blissful endings with the five love interests. New routes that follow the common route’s normal ending with two sideline characters are also included. Besides, the fandisk includes mini-episodes of events from the original story, enabling fans to enjoy more content.

Moreover, Aksys also provided updates and released dates for some upcoming games:

Title: Blazing Strike
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release Date: Summer 2024
Summary: Taking inspiration from classic arcade fighting games made by big studio names like CAPCOM and SNK, the forthcoming 2D fighting game from developer RareBreed Makes Games combines the thrill and nostalgia of the inceptive 2D pixel art genre along with unique game systems and updated mechanics.

Title: Spirit Hunter: Death Mark II
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release Date: February 15
Summary: In Spirit Hunter: Death Mark II, protagonist Kazuo Yashiki finds himself back in H City to look into supernatural happenings at Konoehara Academy. As with the earlier games in this series, the developers have woven into the narrative elements from Japanese myths and folklore to sculpt an immersive and layered tale of horror. Some familiar faces come back to assist Yashiki on his mission, and the new 2D side-scrolling mode offers a refreshing way to explore environments. Brace for impact, for when a spirit attacks, critical errors mean certain doom. The original story’s mysterious deaths can be solved with the assistance of many characters from the first game, Spirit Hunter: Death Mark.

Title: Tengoku Struggle -Strayside-
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: April 4
Summary: Brought to you by the creators of Olympia Soirée, this is a comedic battle fantasy set in a realm where life and death coexist, sinners are made to fight each other in an eternal war. Rin Enma, the underworld king’s adopted daughter, is tasked with locating and recapturing a group of escaped sinners. On her mission, she is joined by four sinners selected by her father. Will Rin accomplish her mission… and will she find love along the way?

Each copy of Tengoku Struggle -Strayside-‘s first release will include an exclusive set of six character cards. An edition packed with the soundtrack CD is only available from the Aksys Online Store.

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