News by Clark A.
What springs to mind when you hear there’s a new cross over fighting game in development? Surely your mind sifts through images of Super Smash Bros. and the Capcom VS [insert company here] titles of the world. Perhaps you’re more in tune with the anime universe, keeping up with games like Jump Super Stars and Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax. I think it’s safe to say, though, that no one quite expected the roster of Blade Strangers.
Developed by Studio Saizensen, what we’re dealing with here might well be the coolest mashup since DreamMix TV World Fighters. That game let Licca-chan beat up Optimus Prime, TwinBee, and Bomberman. Okay, maybe it’s not that over the top. The folks in Blade Stranger are a little more…niche than the aforementioned franchises, but it’s not impossible you’ve heard of them either. Especially one gal in particular.
The full roster has yet to be revealed, but this sampling was enough to whet my appetite:
Umihara Kawase – Umihara Kawase
Cave Story – Curly Brace
Code of Princess – Solange, Master T, Ali
So yes, you’ve got the busty star of a hack and slash squaring off against a fisherwoman from a puzzle-platformer and a robo lady from one of the most beloved indie games ever. That sense of personality translates into the action itself with bizarre attacks that pay tribute to each character.
– Clark A.