While the PC version is still underway, the crowdfunded Fighter Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm is now available to play in Japanese arcades.
Back in June 2013, a trio of former SNK and King of Fighters developers took to IndieGoGo to help fund an update to their original fighting game, Yatagarasu. Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm is an update to the Japanese PC exclusive original, featuring six new characters, English voice acting for North American and European localization, and announcer commentary from FGC talents David Graham, James Chen and “Maximilian_Dood”.
Earlier today, Japanese fighting game fans could finally get their hands on Attack on Cataclysm, with an official arcade cabinet release. While Yatagarasu does not have a dedicated arcade cabinet of its own, the Fighter is featured on Taito’s NESiCAxLive machines. Players who own NESiCA cards have the ability to track their matches, local rankings and achievements online in real-time. According to the official developer blog, with the arcade version completed, the team has begun finalizing the PC release of AoC; they are currently unable to schedule a concrete release date, as ” designer KOTANI’s time is fully booked”.
Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm is still listed on Steam, with the release listed as “coming soon”. A PS Vita version titled Legend of Raven is currently in-development under Nicalis.
Source: Yatagarasu: AoC Blog
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