Loop8: Summer of Gods Introduces Divine Messanger, Beni & Good-Natured Athlete, Saru

XSEED Games and Marvelous have begun sharing character profiles for their upcoming coming-of-age time travel RPG, Loop8: Summer of Gods.

Kunihiko Sawada, commonly referred to as Saru, was born and raised in Ashihara, though he lost his father at a young age. His nickname was earned from his ability to climb trees faster than any monkey as a child. Presently, he’s an Ashihara High freshman and resides on the baseball team despite its numbers being meager. Saru excels at sports and struggles academically, yet his carefree attitude makes him unfazed by the threat and presence of the Kegai.

Benihime Tenno, commonly referred to as Beni, was sent by the gods to aid the cast in circumventing their fate. She can remember some of her human life, which was named Benihime, but seemingly not much more than that. After hearing that the protagonist, Nini, can detect her fox form with his Demon Sight, she decides to utilize it as a weapon to face the Kegai.

Throughout this game, the protagonist Nini and his classmates try to fend off demonic entities known as Kegai. They have driven mankind to the verge of extinction. Nini, raised on a failed space station called “Hope,” decides to spend his summer in Ashihara, one of humanity’s final sanctuaries. However, he finds himself having to use a gift from the gods, the ability to reset the world. With this skill, the cast repeatedly relives the eighth month to hopefully defeat the Kegai once and for all.

This title takes place around 1983 in the setting of Ashihara. The vast cast can be bonded with, and they all have their own secrets to uncover, with player choice determining their potential antagonism or friendliness.

Loop8: Summer of Gods is launching for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox One in 2023.


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