The Last Blade 2 on PS4 and PS Vita!

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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The Last Blade 2 Title

Huge news on the fighting game front. The well regarded, but rare, Neo Geo fighting game The Last Blade 2 is arriving very soon for PS4 and PS Vita. Not only is it releasing May 24th, but it is also Cross Buy. Here is a quote from the blog post that makes me very excited:

In addition to the pixel perfect emulation from our developer Code Mystics, The Last Blade 2 features local and online multiplayer, as well as cross play and cross save functionality between PS4 and PS Vita.

Also, as a bonus for those who purchase the title, you will receive a special The Last Blade 2 theme for free, both for the PS4 and the PS Vita.

The Last Blade 2 Theme

There is a roster of 18 characters and they have Power, Speed, and Extreme modes for their sword styles. So there is a good amount of content in this fighting game. And the art style is still gorgeous even after all these years.

This is a very interesting fighting game that has not seen much play here in the US, so I hope that it finds new life with this release. And if it does succeed, perhaps we may even see a Garou: Mark of the Wolves release as well. Neo Geo has quite the stable of fascinating esoteric fighting games that many of us FGC fans are keen to have better access to. Check out the Official Playstation Blog Post for more information, and we’ll also keep you updated here at Operation Rainfall.

About William Haderlie

Born in the 1970's, I've been an avid participant for much of video game history. A lifetime of being the sort of supergeek entrenched in the sciences and mathematics has not curbed my appreciation for the artistry of video games, cinema, and especially literature.

  • DariusQ

    I was going to pass since I’ve already got a couple copies of LB2 but the themes just took my money. Seriously though, anyone who actually plays fighting games and doesn’t own a copy of LB2 needs to buys this. Leaps and bounds better than the PoS we call SFV.

    • William Haderlie

      While, I’m not as down on SFV, I definitely agree with you about everyone needing a copy of this game. Not only because it’s fantastic, but to also support more of these SNK fighting games coming to us.

    • Steve Baltimore

      I wanna know if this is the censored US version before I bite on it.

    • Lord Ackercocke

      Good point. I bet it is though.

  • Mr0303

    This is the correct way of bringing back a classic – online multiplayer and cross buy/play/save. Plus that theme is a nice bonus. I’m definitely getting this.

    • William Haderlie

      I’m in agreement, hence why I highlighted that quote. It’s good to see them take the time.

  • Panpopo

    This would be an interesting series to revive, or at least see the characters again in other properties. Other than seeing Hibiki in Capcom vs. SNK 2, I don’t recall seeing any other cameos or crossovers.

    • William Haderlie

      Agreed, and I was just talking about Hibiki today. CvS2 is one of my favorite fighting games of all time, and she was one of my first main characters. I would love to see more of these classic SNK fighting games, or even some of the underrepresented Capcom fighters like Rival Schools and Star Gladiator.