Daemon X Machina is set to release for the Nintendo Switch on 13 September 2019, as announced by Nintendo at E3 2019. The game developers have also stated that a competitive multiplayer will also be coming for the game after launch.
After the announcement, Nintendo hosted a Treehouse presentation that featured gameplay of many of the announced games. At some point during the discussion of Daemon X Machina, Nintendo revealed that a competitive multiplayer will also be coming after launch that will allow players to fight against each other online.
When it was announced with a short trailer, we saw a team of fighters in mechs and on foot fighting against drones, other combatants and various other enemies. The fast-paced action with battleships in the sky firing away with cannons sets the tone for what is to come.
Daemon X Machina is being directed by Kenichiro Tsukuda, who is known for Armored Core and Super Dimension Fortress Macross games. Both of these titles are mech heavy franchises. Players will be able to customize their arsenal with several weapons and defend against corrupted AI controlled bots.
Nintendo also gave out some information from the director, stating that the game will allow players to move freely on the ground and in the air and that players can also steal equipment from opponents and equip it on the spot as their own.
Meanwhile, Japanese accessory maker Hori has also planned something quite eye-catching for Daemon X Machina on the Switch. Hori has announced that it will be releasing a special set of Joy-Con controllers, specially made for Daemon X Machina.
The controllers are huge and unlike the small Joy-Con controllers that come with the Switch. Hori plans to bring the controllers out in September for 4,780 Yen ($44) and will lack features like gyro sensors, IR, HD Rumble, NFC, and no internal batteries. This means that they will only work in handheld mode. However, the large controllers will come with a special button on the back which can be programmed to fire rapidly for 5, 10, or 20 seconds.
What do you think of the competitive mode planned for the game? What is your opinion on the controllers that Hori plans to bring out later this year? Post your comments below.