Adventure , RPG , Visual Novel

Audio Languages

English, Japanese

Written Languages

English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese

Release Date

6 June 2023(Nintendo Switch), 6 June 2023(PlayStation 4), 6 June 2023(PC via Steam), 6 June 2023(Xbox One)


A summer of your making in a world running out of time.

After the Kegai forced humanity to the brink of extinction, the survivors fled to the stars. Raised on a failed space station known as the ‘Hope’, high school student Nini returns to Earth to spend his summer in the rural Japanese town of Ashihara, one of humanity’s last remaining sanctuaries. Though Ashihara remains relatively untouched, the Kegai are still a threatening presence, and it is only a matter of time before they break through the divine barrier protecting the town.

Gifted with the Demon Sight, an ability that allows him to see into the ‘Underworld’ where the Kegai lurk, Nini might be humanity’s last best chance of survival. He can’t do it alone, however, and he’ll need to befriend his classmates if he has any hope of fending off this ancient threat.

In this original coming-of-age RPG, step into the life of Nini, a newly earthbound teen who arrives in the quaint Japanese town of Ashihara in August 1983. Explore the town, befriend its people, and face off against the Kegai in turn-based battles where the outcomes depend on the relationships you’ve built and the decisions you’ve made. Use Nini’s special connection to the gods to reset the world, with each loop allowing Nini and his allies to relive the 8th month over and over until they get it right…or the Kegai overcome them entirely.

With one month until the world ends, how will you spend each day?


A Beautiful Seaside Town Brimming with Mystery
A nostalgic and beautifully recreated snapshot of rural Japan circa 1983, Ashihara is home to a colourful cast of characters, each harbouring their own secrets to uncover.

Will your choices make them trusted allies... or mortal enemies?

Nini and Konoha ride a bike up a hill overlooking the sea in Loop8: Summer of Gods

Choices That Can Change the World
Loop8’s emotion-driven AI system responds to every action you take and decision you make. Characters’ emotions and stories will vary greatly based on your choices, making each playthrough wholly unique.

Live an Ordinary Life, Fight Extraordinary Enemies
Build bonds with Ashihara's residents while protecting the town from the ever-present threat of the Kegai, repeating the cycle to uncover how your everyday actions impact your battles in the Underworld, and vice versa.

Relive the Past to Alter the Future
Though the deadline for humanity’s extinction draws ever closer, Ashihara’s fate remains in your hands. Repeatedly return to the start of August, alter your actions, and see how they turn the tides of destiny across multiple endings.



Orphaned after the Kegai attacked his home, a space station known as the Hope.

He was this disaster's only survivor.

He recently transferred to Ashihara High as a freshman, and must now navigate the unfamiliar customs of Earth and Japan.

However, a cruel fate awaits him in Ashihara, as does a special power: Demon Sight, which lets him see what others cannot.


Another member of the Oyama family and a freshman at Ashihara High. Claims to be Nini's cousin, but is actually a more distant relative.

A warm, motherly figure who takes care of Nini when he moves into her home.

Members of the Oyama family have long served as priests and priestesses, but she was passed over as a child and now lives alone for unknown reasons.


A freshman at Ashihara High.

Suffered a serious accident that caused him to miss a year of school.

Surfs well enough to participate in national competitions.

While quite handsome, he seems uninterested in relationships, and is always meddling in Nini's affairs. However, given what happened to him, this may not be by choice...


Another new transfer student at Ashihara High.

A prim, proper young lady who claims to have no surname.

Raised from childhood to serve as an anti-Kegai weapon known as a God Slayer.

Her isolated upbringing, lack of real-world experience, and single-minded focus on her mission means that she's often misunderstood by those around her.


Born and raised in Ashihara. Lost his father when he was very young.

Could climb a tree faster than any monkey as a kid, which earned him his nickname.

Now a freshman at Ashihara High and a member of its baseball team, although it's short on members. While great at sports, his grades leave something to be desired.

A bighearted, carefree individual who's barely fazed by the presence of Kegai.


Sent by the gods to guide Nini as he navigates his cruel fate.

"Benihime" was her original human name, and she still remembers some of her old life.

Looks like an ordinary girl to most people, but Nini's Demon Sight lets him see her fox form.

After learning that Nini has this ability, she decides to weaponize it in the battle against the Kegai.


A robot girl made in Japan who, based on her year of manufacture, is around the same age as Nini. Struggles to act fully human and is very sensitive about it.

She empathizes with Nini's outsider-ness and failure to fully integrate into Earth's society.

Fights the Kegai every night under her father's orders with a wide variety of firearms.

When not battling the Kegai, she spends her free time knitting.

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  • Rated PG by Australian Classification Board (ACB)