Marvelous previously announced a new RPG titled LOOP8 for release on Nintendo Switch in Japan in 2022. This looks to be a pretty unique title, involving possession, time loops, and close character relationships. Now, a recent trademark filing has us wondering if this means a localized release will be soon to follow.

This trademark is for the name LOOP8: Summer of the Gods, which could very likely be the localized English subtitle for the game. There has been no official announcement just yet, but it sounds promising. Stay tuned to for more concrete information. In the meantime, see below for a trailer and more game details. Or, you can view the official Japanese site.

LOOP8 is a juvenile RPG in which live your “everyday life” and fight “the extraordinary.” Live a summer all your own while forging relationships with the people around you, while fighting calamities known as “Kegai.”

  • Everyday Life – You are the protagonist Nini, living life in a countryside town, while looking for humans possessed by “Kegai,” a threat to humanity. Forge relationships with the people around you, train for battles against the Kegai, and enjoy your limited free time.
  • The Extraordinary – If you find a human possesses by the “Kegai,” you will be able to enter “Kousen Hirasaka,” the space between this world and the next, to confront the Kegai head on. Your relationships and training thus far will affect the outcome of your battle.
  • Loop – When you want to restart something, such as forging a relationship or dealing with the Kegai, you can rewind time to a certain point while maintaining some of your current state.

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2+ y ago

Looks interesting if a bit rough around the edges.
Do we already know how the battles will be? Turn based etc.?