Legend Of Raven Announced For The PS Vita
Sony have made good of their promise to really get behind their struggling handheld console. Their latest effort sees indie developer Nicalis announce Yatagarasu to be reborn as Legend of Raven on the PS Vita.
Originally released on the PC and the 3DS Yatagarsu has been touted as a super high-speed 2D fighting game with an emphasis on it’s Parry system – While regular blocking requires holding back like most other 2D fighting game, Yatagarasu takes it much further, the opponent’s attacks can also be met with “Button Locking” by pressing the right button (for high or low moves) just in time not only blocks the attack, the character turns blue and warrants a brief time window of advantage over the stunned attacker. Once the deadly combo is unleashed there’s no way to escape the subsequent blows!
“We are extremely excited to launch Legend of Raven on the PS Vita,” said Victor Rodriguez, CEO and Executive Producer, Nicalis, “ Originally announced for the Nintendo 3DS, we’ve since moved development over to PSN due to the incredibly overwhelming response from the fighting gaming community. With Legend of Raven on PS Vita we can take advantage of the beautiful Vita OLED screen and spend time developing new features like parallaxing backgrounds and an original new soundtrack.”
Legend of Raven Features
■ Featuring Eight exquisitely, hand-animated characters by King of Fighters artist, Kotani Tomoyuki
Every character features their own unique set of special attacks and super moves
■ Enhanced from the original
Featuring a new soundtrack, parallaxing backgrounds, ad-hoc versus play and more!
■ Innovative parry and damage mitigation systems allows for a multitude of defensive options
Execute well-timed counter attacks to turn the tide of battle.
■ Flawless Local Play! Battle nearby friends with lag-free ad hoc Versus mode!
The story was Legend of Raven begins in the year of 1926, on December the 25th. Japan was on the verge of welcoming a new era…the era of “Koubun”. Instead a revolution broke out, led by those who hoped to revive the Land of the Gods, Japan, and return her to its former glory. The Prime Minister’s cabinet, the police department, the Zaibatsu families, the mass media…the flow of information to the outside world was immediately suppressed.
Out of options, the old government resorted to creating a group of elite assassins, called the “Yatagarasu” in order to maintain order and suppress the rebellion. These government agents have become known as the “Government’s Dogs” by the general populace. Now, they are on the move towards “Iga-sei”, which is said to still function as the government’s intelligence hub.
Nicalis Inc. an independent developer and digital publisher based in South California with a proven track record for developing and publishing well-polished games
. Founded in 2007, Nicalis continually seeks to enhance, and improve the quality of video games throughout the game industry. Nicalis, Inc. is committed to developing wildly creative and endlessly entertaining games.
Legend of Raven will continue Nicalis’ partnerships with ultra-talented and super-awesome independent developers. Previously they have teamed up with 8bits Fanatics (1001 Spikes), Edmund McMillen (The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth), Studio Pixel (Cave Story, Ikachan), Nicklas Nygren (NightSky), and Terry Cavanagh (VVVVVV).
Check out the gallery below for some stunning screenshots and character designs:
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