New character, nearly 1,000 balance changes, new moves teased
Aksys Games and Arc System Works confirmed Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[cl-r], the latest entry in the Under Night In-Birth 2D fighting game franchise, at the EVO Championship Series in Las Vegas on Saturday.
French Bread is developing the game with “nearly a thousand balance changes,” new moves, and a new playable character:
Aksys Games describes the franchise‘s story:
In Under Night In-Birth, a mysterious phenomenon, known only as “the Hollow Night,” has enveloped regions of Japan in darkness for several centuries. Every area affected by the Hollow Night is beset by shadowy monsters–known as “Voids”–who feed off of a power called “Existence.” Most humans don’t possess the ability to see or come in contact with Voids, and therefore remain safe. You, however, are not so lucky. As one of a cast of unique characters, players fight their way through the dangers of the Hollow Night and defeat those who would try to get in your way. The game features classic 2D anime fighter controls with a splash of devastating combos and unique fighting styles sure to keep your appetite for battle sated. A fight is more than just pressing buttons!
Aksys Games did not specify the platform or platforms for Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[cl-r]. Taiwan’s Digital Game Rating Committee did list an “Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]” game for the PlayStation 4 and Switch earlier this year.
The previous installment in French Bread’s Under Night In-Birth fighting game series is Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]. The arcade version of the game launched in July 2015 in Japan, and Arc System Works released the game on the PS3 and PS4 in Japan in July 2017. Aksys Games released the game for the PS4 and PS Vita in North America in February 2018, and PQube Games released the game on the same platforms in Europe on the same date. Arc System Works released the game on PC via Steam last August.
Ecole Software and French Bread (Melty Blood) developed the original Under Night In-Birth arcade game, which launched in Japan as an arcade game in 2012 and it was followed by an updated arcade game titled Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late in 2013. Arc System Works released a PS3 port of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late in Japan in 2014. Aksys Games released the game for PS3 in North America in February 2015.
Source: Press release