We now know the games Tecmo Koei America will be showcasing in its E3 2013 booth next month, as the game publisher today confirmed its E3 2013 game lineup. The company didn’t announce any Xbox One or PlayStation4 (PS4) titles, but those announcements may simply have not been made yet due to scheduled announcements during Microsoft’s and Sony’s press conferences.
Probably most notable as being on display is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, a collaborative effort between by Team Ninja and Keiji Inafune best described as “cyber ninja zombie slashing.” Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be playable as the centerpiece of the company’s diverse lineup of titles. In addition, fan favorite franchises DEAD OR ALIVE and DYNASTY WARRIORS will make their return alongside new properties
Tecmo Koei America also confirmed today that Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be available in stores and online retailers on September 3, 2013. Returning with a large number of new fighters, stages, and integrated DOA5 Plus features, the widely recognized series continues to excite fans by building on the legacy that established the series as a true core fighter.
The following list of games is scheduled to be on display from Tecmo Koei America:
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
[PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 / Early 2014]
In Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, players will battle fierce zombies as Yaiba, a cyborg ninja who will do anything to get revenge and stay alive. Cleaved in two, he is brought back to life with cyber-technology. Brandishing his ninja sword and the mecha weapons in his cyborg arm, he slaughters zombies with brutal, over-the-top abandon. Step into a stylized living comic book where stunning graphics depict a world gone mad. Hordes of undead can only be stopped by Yaiba’s willingness to use any means necessary to get the job done. Will he kill by turning his cyborg arm into a razor chainsaw for slicing up undead—or just rip off an opponent’s arms to use as zombie nunchucks? Both possibilities fill Yaiba’s heart with twisted laughter in this upcoming collaboration between famed developers Team NINJA and comcept’s Keiji Inafune.
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
[PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 / September 3, 2013]
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate heightens the signature DOA fighting style with the inclusion of new modes from DOA5 Plus, dynamic new stages, and deadly new fighters to deliver the ultimate in fighting entertainment. Players will take on the roles of their favorite Dead or Alive fighters—as well as combatants new to the franchise—in an intense, action-packed brawler set in visually striking locations from around the world. The famed DOA hand-to-hand combat is enhanced with new content that extends the experience. Along with a rich array of single-player modes including story mode, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate offers online options with arcade-style matches, tournaments, and social features making it the most definitive Dead or Alive 5 experience to date.
DYNASTY WARRIORS 8
[PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 / July 16, 2013]
DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 returns to the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu, and Jin, through the actions of historical military and political figures of the time, as they fight to gain control over the Three Kingdoms of China. The much loved series takes one step further, merging numerous replay elements such as multi-endings and extra modes with synergies between action and game systems. With all new enhancements to Story Mode, new scenarios, new and returning characters, and more, DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 promises to offer fans the most complete Warriors experience to date. Take to the battlefield with the greatest warriors in history and carve your path to glory!
ATELIER MERURU PLUS: THE APPRENTICE OF ARLAND
[PlayStation Vita / September 3, 2013]
ATELIER MERURU PLUS: THE APPRENTICE OF ARLAND is the next installment in the popular series from famed developer GUST. ATELIER MERURU PLUS adds new elements of land development to the RPG and simulation game system, providing additional depth and gameplay in this anime-style adventure. In addition, extra content and features are packed in including new costumes, new endings, and all the DLC from the PS3™ version. Fans will have an opportunity to see what unfolds in this third and final game in the Arland series.
[PlayStation Vita / Q4 2013]
TOUKIDEN takes Tecmo Koei’s expertise in historically themed games to an expansive fantasy world influenced by historical and traditional Japanese elements. Developed by the same studio that created the famed Dynasty Warriors series, this all-new franchise casts players in the role of a demon-fighting Slayer. Starting from the Utakata Village headquarters where they will accept quests, players will venture out to battle monstrous and deadly Oni (demons) before they destroy all of humanity.