2D anime fighting game Nitro+ Blasterz gets PAL PS4 release

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Nitro+ Blasterz is a 2D fighting game that stars a very unusual cast of fighters – heroines from a number of series from Nitro+, a company known for their work in visual novels and anime. The works of Nitro+ are wildly popular in Japan, and fans await every new release from the company with great anticipation. The game has been developed by the veteran team of Examu, better known for their famous Arcana Heart series.

One of my favourite things about the game is that combos are very easy to execute for beginners, but, at the same time, it uses a deep and rewarding fighting system that is sure to satisfy even the most hardcore fans of the genre. Of course, players will also be able to hone their skills in the Training mode before facing other opponents in the online battlefield.

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But what I would like to focus on today is one of the most unique aspects of the game: the ‘Partner Blitz’ mechanic. Before each fight, players choose a playable character as well as two partner characters that can be summoned during combat. Both partners can be summoned at the same time as long as their respective Partner Meters are full, and they can support the main heroine in many different ways, all consistent with their personalities and abilities.

Clever use of this mechanic is critical for victory, and players who choose partners that complement their chosen character’s combos and abilities will have the edge on their opponents – even before the match begins!

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Some other features that are sure to please die-hard fans of fighting games are the devastating “Lethal Blaze” attacks, which show gorgeous cut-ins with anime aesthetics, and the “Vanishing Guard” mechanic, which can protect players even from the opponent’s strongest attacks. And if that was not enough, the heroines can also enter ‘Infinite blast’ mode, which not only allows characters to regenerate a portion of their missing health, but can also interrupt enemy attacks if timed correctly.

There are many other features in the game that make each fight more exciting and unpredictable than the last, and we’re excited to see which unique strategies players will end up developing over time.

To finish up, I would like to let our fans know that Nitro+ Blasterz will be released in Europe and Australia on 7th April 2016! We hope you are as excited to try Nitro+ Blasterz as we are to deliver the game to our European fans!

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I’ll buy it because of Super Sonico.

Carnivius_Prime 16 February, 2016 @ 10:38
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Is every character a young, light-skinned female?

Yep, but that is Examu’s “thing”. Their other fighting game series, Arcana Heart, has a predominantly young female cast.

To be fair, though, does the gender and skin colour of the characters really matter if the game is fun to play?

Carnivius_Prime 16 February, 2016 @ 12:21
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I just find it amusing in this age where the topic of diversity is always in the news.

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True diversity, is when you can have a game/film/tvshow with a diverse cast, and also have a game/film/tvshow that doesn’t have a diverse cast, AND both are respected equally.

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Carnivius_Prime 16 February, 2016 @ 10:39
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‘fans await every new release from the company with great anticipation’ Much like fans of other things. Think it’s part of what being a fan involves. :P

Ah, a 2D fighter with a simple battle system. Not enough of those on the market.

Never imagined this would be released here. But yay for some Saber and Super Sonico! :D

Marvelous… anything was censored this time?

I have some bad experience with Marvelous and censorship… and later on pretending that nothing happened and refusing to admit that one made mistake (as someone contacted rating agency and it confirmed that cut out content wouldn’t influence rating).

infernalmonkey1 16 February, 2016 @ 14:20
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Well at the least the box art isn’t censored in Europe unlike America!

https://twitter.com/infernal_monkey/status/679115236322861056

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That’s mainly because Marvelous Europe are selling it exclusively online, where as Xseed are not. Shops won’t stock it.

It would be great if we can occasionally have some news on great games, instead of retro, 2d/pixelated stuff that the PS2 could do.

Carnivius_Prime 16 February, 2016 @ 12:36
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so ‘retro, 2d/pixelated stuff ‘ can’t be great games? As the wise old stomach-dude Kuato once said, “open your mind…”

Of course, but we get too many.

ManikwithaNine 17 February, 2016 @ 05:02
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I don’t like 2d or pixelated stuff either. But it doesn’t matter if a fighting game is 2d or 3d. It’s a fighting game. What matters to me is the story and the fight style.

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PS4 fighting games getting it innnnn. Now just waiting for GG Revelator, BlazBlue Central Fiction, Persona Arena 3.0 Ultimax

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So glad to see we have a release date over here now. Been seeing gameplay of this across youtube. Have to say it has really peaked my interest :)

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A physical release or digital only?

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PS4 is retail and digital. PS3 is digital only.

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Nice, nice. Games on PS4 are always welcomed.

If the online modes are as unfunctional as Guilty Gear Xrd Sign online, then no thanks, we don’t need a PAL release. Apparently you have to buy US versions to have decent online and updates

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Marvelous is different from Arc System Works. The first actually cares about their European fans, unlike the latter.

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