By William Haderlie / April 19th, 2016
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.
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.
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