Hello, PlayStation Nation! Leading up to the return of one of our most legendary late-90s Neo Geo fighting games, today we’re pleased to announce that The Last Blade 2 will be coming to PS4 and PS Vita on May 24 with cross buy support!
Inspired by the success of Metal Slug 3, thanks to all the great feedback we’ve received from gamers on PlayStation platforms, and along with support from Sony Interactive Entertainment, it’s a real pleasure to share more details on this highly requested port and revered Neo Geo masterpiece with you today.
In addition to the pixel perfect emulation from our developer Code Mystics, The Last Blade 2 features local and online multiplayer, as well as cross play and cross save functionality between PS4 and PS Vita.
We’re also excited to reveal details on bonus The Last Blade 2 PS4 and PS Vita Themes that will be available for all our fans when purchasing the game!
An epic storyline during the Twilight Period of the Samurai…
Hell’s Gate, the boundary between life and death. Four Mythological Symbols are about to fight to the death against an ultimate spirit awakened from the netherworld, and send him straight back to Hell! Taking place during the end of the Edo period, a mystical and spectacular story is about to unfold.
Eighteen characters guided by destiny cross swords!
In addition to 12 returning combatants (including boss character Kagami from the series’ predecessor), four brand new characters and two hidden ones join the gorgeous roster of 18.
Choose the character and fighting style that suits you the most, and prepare for an epic battle to seal Hell’s Gate!
A truly innovative game system and unique gameplay mechanics!
First, you can select your favorite sword type between Power, Speed, and Extreme modes. Be sure to master the Repel mechanic to counter your opponent’s attacks, and when the right time comes activate Super Secret Slash, Hidden Secret Slash, and Enigma Frenzy Attack ultimate techniques in order to change the outcome of the battle.
Featuring cross play between PS4 and PS Vita!
Through its multiplayer and cross play features, players can now duel against each other between PS4 and/or PS Vita. Furthermore, save data can now be shared via cross save functionality!
Lastly, our beloved The Last Blade Series artist Tonko recently illustrated a new visual of “LB2” for a recently held fighting game tournament here in Japan! In celebration of this upcoming Neo Geo classic headed to PlayStation Store, we hope you enjoy her cute and super-deformed style in this new hand-drawn visual.