Nicalis is bringing 2D fighter Yatagarasu to PS Vita via PlayStation Network as Legend of Raven, the studio announced.
The game was originally announced for 3DS, but development has since been moved to PS Vita “due to the incredibly overwhelming response from the fighting gaming community,” Nicalis boss Victor Rodriguez said.
The game features eight hand-animated fighters from King of Fighters artist Kotani Tomoyuki, a new soundtrack, parallaxing backgrounds, and ad-hoc versus play. It’s due out in Q4 2013, according to the game’s official website.
View the first set of screenshots at the gallery. Find a story prologue below.
The year was December 25th, 1926. 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.