Released in Japan last year and already announced for distribution in North America, “Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late” is a fairly unheard of fighting game developed by the same studio that brought you “Melty Blood”…another semi-unheard of Japanese fighting game.
Though it dominates Japanese arcades, it doesn’t necessarily have much of a presence outside of the great country and that’s probably because it simply doesn’t get that much promotion in the West. Well that’s all about to change soon because today NIS America, who distributes the game across Europe, has announced that “Under NIght In-Birth EXE:Late” is heading down to Australia and New Zealand in 2015 and they want you all to get ready for one hell of a twisted fighting game!
Since time immemorial, the organization known as the “Night Blade” has acted as guardians in what is known as the “Hollow Night”. While resting from her eternal labors in a non-descript town that the Princess of the Night Blade, Linne, meets a young boy named Hyde, who is in possession of the fabled sword of destiny that she has been searching far and wide for.
In the Hollow Night, monsters called Voids feed upon the power that manifests there, while those known as In-births use that same power for their own ends. While investigating the reason behind the sudden increase in the numbers of both Voids and In-births in the Hollow Night, Linne hears of an evil plot being hatched by someone calling themselves “Paradox”. This person turns out to be none other than Hilda, the leader of a shadowy organization known as “Amnesia”.
Vowing to stop “Paradox” before her nefarious plans come to fruition, Linne heads off into the Night. Unbeknownst to her, the young boy she encountered, Hyde, follows behind her with a desperate need to know who, and what, she is.
And thus, the story of the Hollow Night, and In-births, begins!
Take up arms as one of many super powered individuals as you fight the monstrous forces of darkness while simultaneously solidifying yourself as one of the greatest fighters of all time! As a fan of niche fighting games you can bet I’ll be picking this one up as soon as it is released on the 19th of February next year and NIS America hopes you will too! Get ready for one hell of a trip down the rabbit hole of crazy combat with “Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late”!