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[Open Beta News – Updated on 4/11/16]:

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces the latest title in their growing free-to-play catalogue, LOST REAVERS, a four-player action co-op game for the Nintendo Wii U that will be available for download in Open Beta in the Nintendo eShop on April 14.

LOST REAVERS is an intense four-player co-op game where players must discover hidden treasures at the end of a series of dungeons and haul it safely back to their extraction point while their friends protect them. Along the way, the team will encounter a variety of traps, clever foes and the dungeon bosses who will do everything in their power to thwart the quartet. Through all of these challenges, one of the brave four must bring the treasure hoard safely back home by using only their wits and their friends to survive.

Players can choose from one of four distinct characters to play through the game. Sayuri, a sword-wielding modern day samurai; Dwayne, a heavy-weapon toting specimen of human artillery; Victoria, a svelte dual-wielding mistress of pistols, and a mysterious masked fourth character, who wields many weapons to cut down his foes.

With a variety of worlds ranging from Ancient Ruins, Medieval Castles and a Modern City, LOST REAVERS provides endless hours of entertainment and dozens of challenging environments for determined players and team to conquer. Along the way, players must search for new and powerful weapons, level up their characters’ skills and learn to evade cleverly placed traps. Only with trusted compatriots by your side will players prevail!

Open Beta for LOST REAVERS commences today and players with a Wii U are able to head to the Nintendo eShop to download the game. Official service for LOST REAVERS begins April 28, the full version of the game will become available on the Nintendo eShop.

[Original Preview]:

Originally showed off in a Nintendo Direct last year with the codename Project Treasure, Lost Reavers is one of the first free to play games on the Wii U. It will be available exclusively on the eShop and comes from the some of the creative folks behind Tekken.

This online-only 4-player co-op third person co-op action game looks interesting, but I’m still not sure how well the game will actually be. From the latest video it looks like it could be fun with the right friends working together toward a common goal. It looks like the various levels will have different enemies and treasures to discover. It will take teamwork as the player who carries the loot can’t attack enemies and must be protected as everyone tries to escape to the extraction point.

The game will be a mixture of frantic action and puzzle solving. Hordes of zombies will be out to kill you as you try and figure out how to reach the treasures hidden away in the level. You will be able to level up your character to unlock additional skills and increase in-game funds to acquire new weapons. Obviously there will be a money component to the game if you choose to outright buy the more powerful gear. The beta is launching on April 14 and the final game is scheduled to come out on April 28.


The humid dust filled air and the remainders of the intruders who failed before you are stoic reminders of the dangers that lie in seeking lost and forgotten treasure. But all grievances can’t compare with the overwhelming satisfaction that one gains from gazing at a priceless artifact. BANDAI NAMCO Studios is proud to present their latest Free-to-play online co-op action game, LOST REAVERS.

The lost treasures of the world lie scattered throughout various corners of the Earth. But rare fortunes are never easily acquired. To recover these riches, it’s going to take more than just a fortunate expedition. You’ll need the wits to solve puzzles, the expertise to disarm traps, and the armaments to fight legions of undead guardians. But that’s not enough; you’re going to need a team of cunning explorers at your side. Team up with other voyagers online as you fight zombies, kill bosses, and discover valuable relics in the most diverse locations on the planet. Acquire the treasure and successfully return with the cargo to divvy up the prizes and receive your share of the spoils!


An Assortment of Treasure Hunters– Choose from a squad of expeditioners to tackle the missions ahead. Each character specializes in a distinct attack style. From the bazooka blasting machine gunner to the katana wielding school girl, there’s a style for everyone to enjoy.

Gain Levels and Unlock Weapons– As you go on missions, your character will gain levels, unlock more skills, and increase their funds to acquire new weapons. But getting stronger is just a career perk; it’s the sparkle of a rare artifact that’ll drive a treasure hunter to the ends of the Earth.

Tactical Combat Planning – Before the mission begins, organize your character to be the ultimate treasure seeker. Strategize with allies, modify weapons, or use items to give you the extra edge.

Explore Elegant Environments– With a variety of different routes, puzzles, and enemy spawns, levels may be enjoyed multiple times.

Play with Friends Anytime– Ally with up to three friends online to take down formidable enemies and deactivate various traps so you reach the treasure that lies deep within the level.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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