By Chris Melchin / August 3rd, 2019
Following the top 8 and grand finals for Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] at EVO 2019, developer French-Bread showed off the reveal trailer for the next version of the fighting game, titled Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]. It was previously leaked through a Taiwanese (and later Australian) rating board, but this is the first we’ve seen of it and the official announcement.
You can see the trailer from the EVO stream below:
The trailer starts by showing off some new moves and teasing a full rebalance of the cast. According to North American publisher Aksys Games, the game will feature almost a thousand balance changes, including these new moves, across the cast. Moves that have been added include a full-screen beam for Hyde after Black Orbiter, a straight horizontal slash into a vertical launcher for Yuzuriha, and a follow-up attack to Gordeau’s Grim Reaper.
However, the most immediately obvious difference is the addition of a new character: Londrekia Light of Ritter Schild. He brings his staff and ice-based powers into the fight, and the brief look at his gameplay from the trailer shows his ability to freeze his opponent in place, looking similar to Jin Kisaragi’s ice powers from the BlazBlue series, as well as a meterless invincible reversal. It also gives a look at both his regular Infinite Worth and his Infinite Worth EXS.
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] is set for release in early 2020. Platforms were not stated, but the leak earlier this year suggested that it will be releasing on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The game will have demos playable at future events, as well as new information to be revealed, but exactly which events will have these demos was not stated.
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