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Watch 30 minutes of Daemon X Machina gameplay from E3

With insight from creator Kenichiro Tsukuda

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Nintendo announced a brand-new action game called Daemon X Machina during its E3 2018 Nintendo Direct presentation, offering a tantalizing glimpse at the stylized mech action experience coming to Switch. Later, during Nintendo’s Treehouse Live stream, the game’s director, Kenichiro Tsukuda, took a deeper dive into the game’s mechanics. If you missed it then, now’s a good chance to catch up on the stream.

In the clip, Tsukuda walks viewers through character customization and a brief look at mech customization, but most of the gameplay presentation focuses on action. Fans of FromSoftware’s Armored Core series will probably find something to like in Daemon X Machina, which appears to be full of mech-on-mech action in open battlefields, and on-the-fly customization of the game’s flying mechs, called Arsenals.

Daemon X Machina is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019. The game features character designs by Yusuke Kozaki (Fire Emblem: Awakening, Fire Emblem Fates) and mech concept designs by Shoji Kawamori (Armored Core, Super Dimension Fortress Macross). Nintendo and developer Marvelous promise online and local wireless multiplayer.

For a closer look at the game and its stylish Arsenals, check out some screenshots of Daemon X Machina in the gallery below.

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