Today, XSEED Games has announced that they are forming a party with Japanese-based game publisher Marvelous Entertainment Inc. to establish a greater presence for Marvelous in North America. Marvelous Entertainment Managing Director Yasuhiro Wada stated, "We're pleased to be able to announce our new expansion into the largest gaming market in the world, the United States. I'm confident that together with our co-publishing agreement with XSEED Games, we will be able to hit the ground running as we ramp up our US operations." He was joined in comment by XSEED Games President Jun Iwasaki, "We're honored to get the chance to partner with Marvelous Entertainment as they establish and grow their presence in the US market. They have an exceptional library of original and creative games many of which should prove a hit with Western gamers."
As their first joint venture, XSEED has announced the fall 2008 release of Valhalla Knights 2 for the PlayStation Portable. This follow up will feature new races, jobs, weapons, armor, spells, enemies, and will also support 2 player ad hoc network play, both co-op and versus. Valhalla Knights 2 continues within the same universe as the first title, but offers a completely new story arc, customizable characters, and real-time 6 on 6 combat. Ken Berry, Marketing and Sales at XSEED Games states, "We appreciate this game being the first in our co-publishing partnership with Marvelous Entertainment as it will help to set the quality standard high for all future games coming out of this deal." This is just the first of many titles that XSEED will be supporting for Marvelous Entertainment with more to be announced in the near future.