Marvelous announced Loop8: Summer of Gods launches on March 16, 2023 in Japan for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The PC (Steam) release follows up on March 21.
The official website for Loop8: Summer of Gods has been updated with a products page, and pre-orders are available now in Japan. Participating Japanese retailers such as Amazon Japan, Animate, and Ebten will have special pre-order bonuses. These pre-order bonuses include physical goods and DLC costumes.
Here’s an overview of the game via XSEED Games:
A coming-of-age adventure, Loop8: Summer of Gods follows protagonist Nini and his classmates as they try to defeat the Kegai, demonic entities who have forced humanity to the brink of extinction. Raised on a failed space station known as “Hope,” Nini returns to Earth to spend his summer in Ashihara, one of humanity’s last remaining sanctuaries. Gifted with “Demon Sight,” Nini can use his special connection to the gods to reset the world, with each loop allowing him and his allies to relive the 8th month over and over until they get it right…or the Kegai overwhelm them entirely.
The team behind Loop8: Summer of Gods includes senior producer Yoichi Miyaji (Lunar series, Grandia series), game designer Yuri Shibamura (Gunparade March, Touken Ranbu), character designers Shingo Adachi (Sword Art Online) and En Morikura (Kizuna Ai), concept artist Kitsuneiro (Amatsu Kitsune), mascot character designer Ryudai Murayama (Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin), and composer Noriyuki Iwadare (Ace Attorney series).
Choices That Can Change the World – Loop8’s emotion-driven AI system responds to every action and decision players make. Characters’ emotions and stories will vary greatly based on player choices, making each playthrough wholly unique.
A Beautiful Seaside Town Brimming with Mystery – A nostalgic and beautifully recreated snapshot of rural Japan circa 1983, Ashihara is home to a colorful cast of characters, each harboring their own secrets to uncover. Will players’ choices make them trusted allies…or mortal enemies?
Live an Ordinary Life, Fight Extraordinary Enemies – Build bonds with Ashihara’s residents while protecting the town from the ever-present threat of the Kegai, repeating the cycle to uncover how everyday actions impact battles in the Underworld, and vice versa.
Relive the Past to Alter the Future – Though the deadline for humanity’s extinction draws ever closer, Ashihara’s fate remains in your hands. Repeatedly return to the start of August, alter your actions, and see how they turn the tides of destiny across multiple endings.
Second Official Trailer
Lastly, Loop8: Summer of Gods launches in spring 2023 in the west.