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E3: Robots fight even bigger robots in first look at Daemon x Machina for the Nintendo Switch

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Jun 12, 2018

If you enjoyed Pacific Rim Uprising or just enjoy the thought of robots punching considerably larger robots, then the upcoming Daemon x Machina is for you. Coming to the Nintendo Switch next year, the first trailer for the game was released today, as part of the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles. 

Nintendo describes the title as "A brand-new, fast-paced mech action game from Kenichiro Tsukuda ... Take your Arsenal, a fully customizable powered suit, out for an array of missions to surmount the enemy at all costs."

Tsukuda is known for his work on video games like Monster Hunter: StoriesSoul Sacrifice: DeltaFortune Street, and Armored Core 2. In particular, the Armored Core experiences gave him experience within the mecha genre, as the games are set in a time when different factions of humanity are fighting for dominance over the post-apocalyptic planet. They do so by utilizing massive robot suits dubbed "armored cores." 

Watch the heavy metal trailer for Daemon x Machine below:

The phrase "Daemon x Machina" is a play on the classic literary phrase "deus ex machina," a Latin term that means "god in the machine." As a plot device, a deus ex machina is something or someone (like an all-powerful deity) that comes out of nowhere to solve a seemingly unsolvable problem, like the T. rex killing that raptor at the end of Jurassic Park or the Great Eagles in Lord of the Rings.

When it comes to this game, however, we can translate the title as "Demon in the Machine," an indication that you'll be like a robot out of hell while you battle other robots, fighting to stay on top. Simply put, all players shall become the demon in the machine. 

Daemon x Machina will drop onto shelves sometime in 2019.