NGPX 2021: AkSys Games Announcement Round-Up

Aksys Games announced a slew of new titles as part of New Game Plus Expo this week with the North American based localiser come publisher offering a variety of titles from Otome styled visual novels to frantic fishing experiences.

A full list of titles announced, and shown, during the event can be seen below.

Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ (NSW/February ’21) – Brush up on your literary dates. Discover a new yuletide tale as the Steel City is covered in a blanket of white. Cardia encounters more dashing literary characters, both friends and foes. Uncover fresh intrigue as Cardia delves into the mysteries of her own family and dashing suitors.

Fishing Fighters (NSW/Summer ’21) – Fishing Fighters is a unique competitive experience sure to lure not only fishing enthusiasts, but friends and family as well. Get hooked on a new type of party game as you compete in fierce fish-offs with up to 8 players or simply relax and enjoy your favorite fishing spots together. Catch the game’s extensive Story Mode where you take on challenging rival battles in search of the elusive legendary fish. Select from an ocean of options, including deep sea, river, and lake fishing, along with a boatload of bait, lures and equipment. Enjoy authentic angling realism with the motion sensor and rumble features of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers. Who will become the next fishing legend?

Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi (PS4™, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam/Fall ’21) – Tokyo, 1979. When a massive, mysterious structure suddenly rises from the ground, the government sends a team to investigate. You have been selected to join an elite group of underground explorers employed by Cassandra Company. Unfortunately, you are not the only one searching these caverns. Terrifying monsters lurk in the shadows. Dangerous criminals hunt for resources. Large numbers of people are missing. The test of your survival skills begins now…

Olympia Soirée (NSW/Fall ’21) – With her entire clan wiped out years ago, Olympia has been isolated for most of her life. Now she lives as the only person on Tenguu Island who can perform the ritual that restores light to a world shrouded in darkness. The heads of each Primary district—Red, Blue, and Yellow—lead a society governed by the island’s rigid class structure. As Olympia travels between the districts, she discovers their wonders and their weaknesses, as well as an entire underground community of shunned individuals whom she becomes determined to help. If she can find the person destined to be her soulmate, she will finally be able to open her heart and reveal her true name, continue her bloodline, and save the world before it is destroyed.

RICO London (NSW, PS4™, PS5™, Xbox One/Summer ’21) – The door-kicking, gang-busting crime fighters are back and this time they’re in 1999 London. RICO London is a first-person shooter about making an impactful entrance, blasting the bad guys, and taking care of business.

Pups & Purrs Animal Hospital (NSW/Summer ’21) – Become the very best veterinarian ever! These adorable pets aren’t feeling well, so let’s give them the care they need! Pups & Purrs Animal Hospital is a simulation game in which you can have a dream job taking care of cute, fluffy friends.

Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani (NSW/Winter ’21) – Ever since she could remember, Akitsu Shino has had the ability to see what others could not: spirits, apparitions, and indescribable creatures. As an adult, this talent leads her to join a secret government agency: The Occult Action Department. Her assignment is with the Sixth Special Preventions Office, and her job is to monitor the powerful beings who travel between her world and the worlds beyond. From her office in Sakuratani, a town in a different dimension, Agent Shino meets several otherworldly individuals with vastly different personalities and abilities: a nine-tailed fox spirit, a mischievous oni, and more. Part gatekeeper, part travel guide, she does her best to get to know these entities and keep them from getting into inter-dimensional trouble.

Variable Barricade (NSW/Q1 ’22) – A member of a prestigious family and heiress to a fortune, Hibari learns that her eccentric grandfather is determined to find her a husband. He arranges to house her in a luxurious villa along with four handsome, hand-picked bachelors and her private butler. As her suitors try to win her hand by any means necessary, Hibari endures endless everyday trials and temptations. Has grandfather chosen poorly, or is there more to these fellows than meets the eye? Through all of this, Hibari has two important goals: frighten off each of these marriage candidates, and absolutely refuse to fall in love.

Aksys Games will unveil additional details for each of the titles listed above in the coming months with some of them, such as Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ already being made available for the respective platforms in both Europe and North America.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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