After several delays, the PC version of the updated Yatagarasu is launching on Steam early this July.
Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm is the crowd-funded update to 2013’s Japanese PC-exclusive fighting game, Yatagarasu. Developed by former SNK members stemming from the King of Fighters franchise, the title features a blend of gameplay mechanics and fluid animations found in previous SNK Fighters and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. Attack on Cataclysm has since found itself in Japanese arcades, courtesy of Taito’s NESiCAxLive arcade cabinets. Gamers using the NESiCAxLive machines can use NESiCA cards to track their win-loss records, online achievements, and personal rank among local players.
A PC version of Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm was promised as part of the IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign held during Summer 2013; the title eventually surfaced within the Steam Store, however its release was delayed due to internal scheduling issues. Earlier today, a release date was officially announced through the AoC Blog, with the title launching through Steam on July 7.
The PC version is an enhanced port of the NESiCAxLive release, containing a new Story Mode, the additional “Shogun” stage, Training Mode, sideline character-commentaries, and support for both English and Japanese dialogue. The early-July release has its shortcomings however, as some features may not be available during the launch window:
“With the exception of GGPO and some campaign perk-related elements, Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is now complete!! To avoid any further delay, we have decided to release Yatagarasu AoC at the earliest opportunity and roll out the remaining features via updates over the following weeks.”
Those who contributed to the IndieGoGo campaign back in 2013 will receive a Steam activation key prior to the official launch date. Again, Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm will release for PC via Steam on 7/7 for $14.99.