As of today's Nintendo Direct event, Level-5's second "Black Box" teaser has cracked open and three new games have been announced for localization. Together they were termed the Guild 02 collaboration, the second series of games made by Level-5 teaming up with respected developers to make new games. What does it mean for us? It means Starship Damrey, Bugs vs. Tanks! and Attack of the Friday Monsters! are coming to the eShop.
Here's a statement from Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino on his excitement about bringing Guild 02 overseas:
"After the success of bringing Liberation Maiden, Aero Porter, and Crimson Shroud to North America and Europe last year, we are excited to offer the latest games in the series to the rest of the world with the participation of three new creators. This series was created to allow top creators to rise to the challenge of bringing innovative and experimental ideas to life as new gaming experiences. Delivering these avant-garde creations via digital distribution is also an incredible opportunity for us."
While no release information was put out, Level-5 does have some details regarding the three titles and their features. For instance, each of the games will include exclusive "linked" bonus content for gamers who have save date from any of the original Guild 01 games -- Liberation Maiden, Aero Porter, or Crimson Shroud.
- Starship Damrey - In the game, players awaken to discover that they are trapped in a Cold Sleep capsule aboard the titular Starship Damrey, with no memory of who they are or how they got there. With no tutorials, explanations, or hints provided, the game was created with the intent that self-discovery and experimentation be an integral part of the experience. An inconceivable truth awaits those willing to discover it.
- Bugs vs. Tanks! - Players will take on the role of a WWII panzer squad that has been shrunk to the size of a bug and find themselves engaged in heated battles against swarms of giant insects as they cling to the hope of returning to normal size. Featuring tanks pulled straight from the history books, players can customize the body, turret, and paint to obliterate the bugs in their own style. In addition, BUGS vs. TANKS! offers co-op missions with up to four friends and the ability to call for friendly cover fire via StreetPass.
- Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale - A Tokyo-life simulation game where players will take the role of a young boy named Sohta who lives where the giant monsters from the TV shows of Japan's 1970s come to life every Friday. In this rustic town of tranquil days and idyllic scenery, there lies a nostalgic tale sure to warm your heart.
Check out the trailer and screenshots below to get a feel for what Starship Damrey, Bugs vs. Tanks! and Attack of the Friday Monsters are all about. Also, keep in mind the original Guild 01 titles are all on sale this week for less than $5 each.