Yes! Another tasty crossover title has just been announced for home consoles and, man, am I hoping it gets a release in the West. Nonetheless, news of it’s release is still exciting enough to write about so I hope it’ll make you excited just by reading about it. It was announced today that the formerly arcade-only brawler title ‘Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax’ will be getting a home console release sometime in the fourth quarter of 2014.
It has been set for a release on the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita with fans hoping this means it will have some level of cross-connectivity. The game is a collaboration title between Sega and Dengeki Bunko which, if you don’t know, is a Japanese light novel publisher famous for works like ‘Accel World’, ‘Black Bullet’ and ‘Durarara!!’. Remniscent of games like ‘Sunday vs Magazine’, which had lesser known Shonen characters throw down for ultimate supremacy, and ‘Jump Super Stars’, which had the more popular Shonen Jump series characters going head-to-head, ‘Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax’ will feature a roster of twelve characters accompanied by a bunch of support characters who can be paired up and put into action in whatever way you please.
With characters like Shizuo from ‘Durarara!!’ and Rentaro from ‘Black Bullet’, which was recently adapted into an Anime series, it’s hard not to get excited about the prospect of this game one day being released in the West. Japanese audiences are going crazy for this game and it’s obvious as to why. As mentioned above, this game was originally an arcade exclusive so it isn’t like Japanese audiences havn’t gotten a chance to play it but it’s always nice when a game of this caliber can be brought home to be enjoyed. Interested in seeing more? I’ve been watching clips of matches posted on YouTube and I’ve provided one for you just below so check it out and, who knows, maybe you might like it.
Playable Character List:
|Asuna||Sword Art Online|
|Kirito||Sword Art Online|
|Mikoto Misaka||A Certain Magical Index|
|Miyuki Shiba||The Irregular at Magic High School|
|Rentaro Satomi||Black Bullet|
|Shana||Shakugan no Shana|
|Yukina Himeragi||Strike the Blood|
Support Character List:
|Enju Aihara||Black Bullet|
|Erio Tōwa||Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko|
|Haruyuki Arita||Accel World|
|Holo||Spice and Wolf|
|Kōko Kaga||Golden Time|
|Kojou Akatsuki||Strike the Blood|
|Leafa||Sword Art Online|
|Mashiro Shiina||The Pet Girl of Sakurasou|
|Sadao Maō||The Devil Is a Part-Timer!|
|Tatsuya Shiba||The Irregular at Magic High School|
|Tōma Kamijō||A Certain Magical Index|
|Wilhelmina Carmel||Shakugan no Shana|
Credit: Video provided by YouTube user Triple Da G.O.D!, Official character listings provided by Wikipedia.