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Switch exclusive Daemon X Machina is hitting Steam next week

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(Image credit: Marvelous Inc.)

Daemon X Machina released exclusively for Nintendo Switch in September last year, but its exclusivity is about to end. The anime mech combat game has been confirmed for PC, and Steam confirms a February 14 release date.

It's developed by Marvelous Inc, the Japanese studio responsible for Fate / Extella: The Umbral Star, Doraemon and a whole lot more. The gist of the game is pretty obvious: you're a powerful mech and you're destroying other powerful mechs. But the Steam page elaborates: 

"You are an Outer, a new breed of human being that appeared in the aftermath of the Moonfall calamity. As a mercenary for the Orbital organization, you are on the front line of a desperate war for humanity's survival against the Immortals—corrupted AIs that have rebelled against their human creators. Piloting a fully customizable mech known as an Arsenal, you must team up with mercenaries like yourself and complete missions to defeat the Immortals once and for all. But be careful—in a war fought by mercenaries, today's allies can become tomorrow's enemies."

The game boasts several cooperative modes (separate from the singleplayer campaign), as well as 1v1 / 2v2 versus modes. Critical reception was a bit mixed when it released on Switch last year, with scores ranging 5 through the high 9s. Mech combat isn't everyone's cup of tea, but if you're missing stuff like Armored Core it could be worth a look. Oh, and let's hope we also get this bizarre Geralt and Ciri crossover.

Here's a trailer:

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.