Officials from publisher XSeed Games (Shadow Hearts: From the New World
) have announced that the company has signed exclusive publishing rights for three upcoming strategy and role-playing games for the PlayStation 2 and PSP, including Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground
, Brave Story: New Traveler
, and Wild ARMs 5
Founded in November 2004, XSeed is headed by former Square Enix president Jun Iwasaki, and aims to localize Japanese titles for the North American market. Debut titles for the company included Wild ARMs 4
and Shadow Hearts: From the New World
in 2006, while the company also plans to release Marvelous Interactive's Valhalla Knights
for the PSP in April.
Building on its catalog, the publisher has announced new plans to release Global A Entertainment's Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground
for the PSP this July. The game, which was originally released in Japan in September 2006, is a real time strategy game with dungeon design elements wherein players collect items, gold, and fulfill requirements to complete various quests given by townspeople.
The next release for XSeed in the third quarter of 2007 will be Brave Story: New Traveler
, a PSP role-playing game developed by Game Republic (Genji
series) and based a Japanese novel by Miyuki Miyabe and an animated adaptation released by Gonzo Studio.
Also scheduled for the third quarter is Wild ARMs 5
for the PlayStation 2. Originally released in Japan last December, this game marks the latest chapter in the popular role-playing game series by Sony Computer Entertainment and developer Media.Vision Entertainment. The role-playing game will see the return of the hex battle system first introduced in Wild ARMs 4
as players once again visit the Old West inspired fantasy world of Filgaia.
"We are extremely proud to have such a quality line-up of games in 2007," said XSeed president Jun Iwasaki. "We believe that these games are some of the most entertaining games available on the PSP system and PlayStation 2 system, and hope that people will associate XSeed Games with quality role-playing titles."