Yatagarasu coming to PS Vita as Legend of Raven
posted on 08.22.13 at 11:28 PM EDT by (@salromano)
3DS version dropped due to vocal fighting game community.

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.

Prologue

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.

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  • bloodiOS

    Dreams come true!
    Although the side bars seriously look rather lazy there (at least squeeze in some character arts >_<), but well, better than not having a port at all.

    • DrForbidden

      To be honest, since they are developing exclusively for Vita, there’s no reason for them to not use the proper screen aspect ratio in the actual release. It just looks incredibly cheap and unprofessional otherwise.

      • bloodiOS

        I’m pretty sure this will just be a port of the PC version.

        • DrForbidden

          Wait, there’s a PC version? 0_o

          • superlocke
            • DrForbidden

              @Bloodios @Solomon_Kano: Wow, thanks, guys.

          • bloodiOS

            Yeah, they start with 3DS but moved to PC and open an indiegogo campaign for it (which just ended recently.)

            http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/yatagarasu-attack-on-cataclysm

            • Solomon_Kano

              Not quite.

              The game started on PC, that version is already out and is the one they were going to port to 3DS (which, as of this article, has now moved to Vita).

              The Indiegogo campaign was for an updated version, at this point, only slated for PC (and arcades, though only in Japan).

              • bloodiOS

                Ah, thanks for the clarification.

                • Solomon_Kano

                  No prob.

      • Ni ~Algidus~

        change the ratio of the screen with fighting games is not a easy thing to do. They’ll need to make larger scenarios. but with larger scenarios they’ll need to change the distance and time of the projectiles, the distance of the moves, walk/run distance and speed and alot of things to test and debug.

  • Ritsujun

    Nintenduuds only want chibi games. LOL.

    • shafiq95

      Guess who’s not getting Monster Hunter….THE VITA.

      • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥
      • Pyrofrost
      • Budgiecat

        Soul Sacrifice
        Ragnorok Odyssey Ace
        God Eater 2
        Toukiden

        Yeah the Vita is just fine without MonHun for now…

        Don’t be surprised later on though if Capcom changes their tune as Vita picks up steam…

        • shafiq95

          Rightttt, fine huh…..almost all the games in the vita right now are either iphone worthy indie games,or ports…the only game that large margin of ppl are looking forward to is Killzone:Mercenary.

          But Lets face it ,you need more than just killzone to make capcom say,”hey let’s put MH in the vita instead of its competitor thats killing the competiton”.

          Majority of People will only start giving a shit about the vita,when Sony finally decides to make several(2 or 3)new AAA exclusives for it’s handheld.Same goes for the wiiu.

          • Budgiecat

            Don’t know if you realize or not but people are starting to “give a shit” about the Vita. This topic for one thing, TGS show announcements, recent spike in sales due to the price drop, and the rumor that there might be a PS4/Vita bundle. Vita will take over PSP’s slot it’s inevidable, just needed time to pick up steam like the PSP initially did (and so did the 3DS).

  • shogunknight

    Quite unfortunate for 3ds, didnt know there was this much support for the game to come on vita. Good news though, more games for vita.

  • Pyrofrost

    “3DS version dropped due to vocal fighting game community.”

    hmmmm…smh

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Seriously, who the hell wants to play a fighting game on the 3DS?

    • Pyrofrost

      I would be saying the same about a Vita, it’s about as well equipped to handle a fighting game.

      Handheld fighters are nothing more than time passers anyway (like angry birds), and are garbage compared to PC/Console counterparts. So I don’t see the big deal about it being on 3DS or multiplat.
      This coming from a guy who has Guilty Gear and Blazblue on PSP and Vita; and wanted a P4A Vita port.

      • Sevyne

        “I would be saying the same about a Vita, it’s about as well equipped to handle a fighting game.”

        Those words couldn’t be any less true. The Vita’s Dpad is one of the best out there and that is of extreme importance when comparing the two portables when it comes to fighters.

        I own both a 3ds and a Vita, and have Blazblue on both as well as the PSP version. Both the Vita version and PSP one are leaps and bounds better than the 3ds one. The controls feel like garbage on 3ds and it simply plays horribly. SFIV played so poorly that it had to add touch screen cheat moves to compensate.

        The 3ds has a ton of great games, but fighting games are just not good on it.

        • Pyrofrost

          My whole post is meant more in the scope of handheld fighters being lackluster overall imo; and nothing more than time passers.
          Their console/PC counterparts are superior without question.

          From the reasoning in the article, I guess one would conclude the FGC is majority Vita owners and they want a new ‘time-passer’ game.

          • Sevyne

            Oh, well in that respect I totally agree. If you are comparing to console/PC then of course it doesn’t even compare.

            • Pyrofrost

              It’s no problem; besides, I’m not really that experienced with DS outside of like BlayzBloo and Clone Phantasma.
              So you may know of difference better than me. I’ve just never seen portable fighters as anything more than a game that’s good for passing a quick wait. Something you can get a few quick matches in or something.

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        Considering the Vita’s control are pretty much the dualshock, that isn’t true unless you’re a hardcore fighting fan, in which case you’d be right as arcade sticks are best. If you play pad, you shouldn’t want a handheld fighter on anything other than the Vita.

        • Pyrofrost

          What you say makes sense mate. I can’t disagree with you there.

    • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

      the significantly larger install base

      • Sevyne

        Is that so? Then tell me why every fighting game that isn’t Street Fighter IV sold like total garbage on 3ds (also keep in mind that SFIV had the benefit of being a launch game in a very thin lineup of games). Very few people want to play fighting games on 3ds despite it’s massive install base.

        • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥
          • Sevyne

            Nice reply, but I’m not mad. Just injecting a little truth into ya. You however seem pretty mad. Does crankypants need a hug?

        • Leon490

          Fighting games on the Vita have sold like complete garbage also. They really should have just released this on the Vita and 3DS =/

          • Sevyne

            They’ve sold a lot better on Vita by comparison which is fairly impressive when you consider it’s extremely small install base. Maybe it should have come out on both, but fighting games really do suck on 3ds. It’s the one genre that really just doesn’t work on it.

        • $18114340

          Because they have terrible ports. The Blazblue 3DS port was criticized for being technically inadequate, laggy, and unresponsive. Tekken was criticized for a severe lack of features and polish. Even Street Fighter IV had to cut corners to fit on the 3DS; the backgrounds don’t even seem to be animated.

          Even as a 3DS evangelist I have to admit that it is a terrible platform for modern fighting game ports. On the other hand, Yatagarasu isn’t exactly a technically cutting-edge game. It *should* be able to fit on the 3DS but my guess is that with the platform’s bad reputation for fighters and the wildly different demographic the devs decided it would be a better idea to release on Vita. And I agree. Vita owners will buy just about anything because there isn’t much out there in the first place; 3DS is so successful right now that it doesn’t need to cater to relative niches. With the recent price drop and all the new games on the horizon I can see that turning around but we aren’t there yet.

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        Apparently not, lol

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    dumb name.

    EDIT: Let’s clarify something, m’kay? I play Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. When it comes to stupid names, my favorite franchises are the KINGS. Nomura completely makes shit up for game titles. 358/2 Days? 012 duodecim Dissidia? It don’t make them bad, it just means they sound stupid. So when I say it’s a dumb name, that’s all it means. I’ve bought this game on PC already, I’ve played it, and I like it. So everyone just calm down.

    • Pyrofrost

      They aren’t far off the mark though, Yatagarasu is a bird.

      I know Wikipedia isn’t a respected source in academia, but it will work here.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-legged_crow

      • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

        IMHO, any game that has the words Legend of and is not immediately followed by a Zelda sounds lame and generic

        • Sevyne

          Don’t be hating on Legend of Kage!

          • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

            Oh right! There is one other legend of that’s good.

            • Sevyne

              Legend of Dragoon.

              • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

                Completely overrated and improved by nostalgia and bad memory. That was a mediocre at best game

                • Sevyne

                  It wasn’t as amazing as people blow it up to be, but it was good for it’s time.

                  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

                    It was “generic” and “lame.” It came out the same year as Final Fantasy IX, Chrono Cross, Vagrant Story, Dragon Quest VII, Threads of Fate, Grandia II, Mega Man Legends 2 and Dark Cloud.

                    • Sevyne

                      You are generic and lame! Seriously though, it’s all a matter of opinion. I got my money’s worth out of it back then. Wouldn’t go back to it and play now nor would I demand a remake/sequel like many folks seem to do. It was a good game to me, but not one that has aged well.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Sounds like he is trying to ruffle your feathers mate.

                      And besides, no game that used polygon graphics has aged well as far as looks go.

                      Sprites YES!
                      CG YES!
                      Cell Shading YES!
                      Cell Shaded CG YES!
                      Polygons NO!

                      The gameplay elements are still good for Legend of Dragoon.

                    • Sevyne

                      Oh I’m well aware of what his intentions are, but thanks for the heads up. I’m simply choosing to give honest responses rather than rage over it, so it hasn’t actually been very effective.

                    • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

                      Well now. Please inform me what my intentions were, because we obviously have divergent opinions.

                    • Sevyne

                      Your intentions are to not give it a rest it seems. I mean we’ve all kind of moved on days ago from the topic, and you seem to want to harp on it. Fine by me, but don’t expect me to stick around to listen. Calm yourself.

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      Also @sevyne:disqus

                      It looks like i missed this. I really hope everyone can discuss things in the future, in a friendly manner.

                      Just because we disagree or don’t like/enjoy the exact same things… that doesn’t mean we can’t all be friends here. Thanks.

                      – Zero

                    • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

                      I don’t really think I was flaming anyone. I said that it “sounded” generic and lame which is my opinion. I think it’s lame because it’s rare for a game that calls itself a “legend of” uses the epic storytelling framework. See Epic (genre). The generic part is more defensible as my research finds a return of nearly 500 titles with “legend of” in the name. And if we were to count variations like “Chronicles” and the like, we would more than double that. There are plenty of words other than Legend that could be used.

                      Am I wrong to want a game that I already like to have a more memorable name than “Legend of Raven”?

                      Also, I only refer to the game name itself. The quality therein is another matter entirely.

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      Things seemed to be getting pretty personal after reading all of the comments in this discussion.

                      I just wanted things to remain friendly is all.

                      I actually replied to the wrong comment. I meant to reply to this one. http://gematsu.com/2013/08/yatagarasu-coming-to-ps-vita-as-legend-of-raven#comment-1016427622

                    • Sevyne

                      If you are referring to my “you are generic and lame!” comment, I thought it was pretty clear that I was just trying to be a funny guy trying to lighten the mood a little, which is why it was followed by “seriously though,”. I guess the tone is kind of lost in text, but I did try to make it clear.

                      Aside from that, I’m not seeing anything that could be misunderstood. Really, everything else I posted were examples of games I enjoyed with “The Legend of” in the title.

                      Btw, I agree with you for the most part, but I’m just not seeing where I flamed anyone here. Now on the other side of the coin here, this person’s very first response to me in the thread was a “U Mad Bro?” meme in response to a comment that displayed no vitriol. See where I’m going with this?

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      Sorry for any misunderstanding. I probably used some poor words. I just wanted the conversation to remain friendly is all. It was meant to be a suggestion to both of you. =)

                      Thanks for replying.

                    • Sevyne

                      Completely understand.

        • Pyrofrost

          You’re entitled to your opinion mate. Though I can say I don’t agree with it.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          As a Legend of the Galactic Heroes fan, I must say, sir… YOU are the only lame one here.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Oh and Legend of Legaia says “Hi”.

            • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

              Really?
              Really?

              That’s by far one of the worst RPG’s I’ve ever played. It’s actually functionally broken in places. The sequel was even more unplayable. That one of the few games I own that I know I’ll never complete.

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                Guess it’s a good thing you’re allow to have an opinion then, huh? :P

          • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

            Umm. We’re talking about games here.

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Ummm… Legend of the Galactic Heroes DOES have games for it ._.

              They’ve been making games for it since the Famicom. It’s not just an anime or novel, you know =3=

              • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

                And I say it *sounds* lame and generic. People, please don’t assume that because I think your precious has a dumb sounding name that it in and of itself is dumb. I play Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. Nomura completely makes shit up for game titles. 358/2 Days? 012 duodecim Dissidia? It don’t make them bad, it just means they sound stupid.

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    Quite a blow to 3DS. Hey Capcom! Lean from that and do the same, the Monster Hunter community wants Monster Hunter Vita!

  • LastBoss

    Other fighting games that need to hit the Vita:

    King of Fighters XIII
    Ultra Street Fighter IV

    • Pyrofrost

      And hopefully Blazblue Chronophantasma, Guilty Gear Xrd, and P4A2 (since the first didn’t make it).

      • Sevyne

        Blazblue is highly likely, Guilty Gear Xrd might be a tough one though without being watered down a bit I’d imagine, and P4A is one I couldn’t even begin to speculate the odds. All 3 would be fantastic, but the only one I’d bank on is BB.

        • Pyrofrost

          Yeah, that will likely be the case. I don’t have my hopes set very high for the others. I like to avoid disappointment, lol xD

          • Dede Ogbe

            U never know with Persona. Last year proved that anything with a Persona title can sell. They may go down the Blazblue route and release an updated version of P4A on the vita

        • Raoni Marques

          I want P4A BAD on my Vita. Ultra Street Fighter IV and KOF XIII would be great…

  • jujubee88

    Just for the people wondering why this has soo many comments.

    +Prologue:
    Capcom kind of helped make the VITA into a good platform for fighting games when they brought over umvc3 and SfxT at launch…Than Capcom wont bring Monster Hunter over to VITA. They make 3DS MonHun games instead.

    +Story:
    So, a cool indie fighting game gets cancelled on 3DS, comes to VITA. And an uninformed mass of [insert liable phrases here] comes over, and whine and moan (on VITA’s gamescom holiday week, nonetheless!):

    +Epilogue (i.e. my reaction to the glorious meltdowns):
    http://weknowgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/charlton-heston-laughing-gif.gif

    • Solomon_Kano

      That gif is priceless.

    • adhesive

      It’s been a long time since I’ve seen ‘Capcom’, ‘Vita’, and ‘good’ in the same sentence.

      • jujubee88

        Give Capcom credit where credit is due. They brought over their top fighting games to VITA when they really didn’t have to do anything on VITA. Just look at how other companies flat out ignore VITA.

        Speaking of things Capcom didn’t have to do, check out what they just said about Monster Hunter 4 coming VITA!:

        http://kotaku.com/bad-news-for-the-ps-vita-no-monster-hunter-4-anytime-s-1187588672

        (Spoilers, it’s the same old: “We’re not saying “never”, but…. read between the lines”)

      • Elvick

        The only games they put on Vita were good ports.

        So the quality was never an issue.

        Unless you didn’t like SFxT, which wasn’t really a Vita problem. The port was fine. Many just didn’t like that game.

  • Elvick

    Hope they have other options for the sidebars, those ones are ugly.

  • $18114340

    “Legend of Raven”? What is this, the 90s? Come on, we can handle a one-word Japanese title by now.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Certainly makes more sense to put a fighting game on a Vita than a 3DS. That’s for sure.

    • anti

      Would make more sense to me for them to include both 3DS and Vita, since they originally started production of this game on the 3DS, and now they’re just going to try to upscale it for the Vita, which may end up looking very bad. But I guess people are too busy gloating instead of looking at the possible negatives from this.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Final Fantasy XIII started on PS2, then shifted to PS3. So what? Platforms change, man. They just realized putting a fighting game on a more suitable platform was a better choice, that’s all.

        Sure, they could still release it on the 3DS, but they would be throwing their money away. They’re not going to cover their production cost for those units since the 3DS is NOT a fighting game platform, much like the Wii or Wii U. That’s not where the fanbase lies.

        When people think “fighting game”, they expect it to be on:

        A. PS3
        B. 360
        C. PC (mainly if it’s a doujin fighter like how this one started)
        D. Vita

        Vita being the most recent to be added to the list because of the fighting games it already has. Sony has a long history with fighting games, even on handhelds… They had BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, Street Fighter, and Tekken on PSP. Sure, the 3DS got a Street Fighter and Dead or Alive, but I’d say they’re just for show, honestly. The consumers who are really bringing them money are playing these games on their “proper” consoles, per se.

        Mixing fighting games with Nintendo is like mixing Pokemon games with Microsoft or Sony. While Street Fighter may have STARTED with Nintendo, much like Killer Instinct, that is not where they belong now due to the change in demographics over the decades.

        • anti

          Your entire statement is nothing but assumptions.
          1. There’s absolutely no guarantee they’ll make their money back on the PSN, since they need a lot of exposure in order to sell their games, which doesn’t always work for indies on the online shop. If they had it on both the PSN and eShop, then it gives them a wider range of audiences.
          2. When people think of “fighting games” they think of any system, not just those specific systems. FYI 3DS also has BlazBlue, Tekken 3D, and the upcoming Super Smash Bros. If these are for show, then you’re pretty much saying the same exact thing for the Vita’s versions, since barely anyone bought Street Fighter X Tekken, BlazBlue and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as well, especially when these went into bargain bins rather quickly.
          You’re just playing favourites here, what I was suggesting was something neutral where it caters to everyone. But you would rather choose something to shun Nintendo rather than allowing everyone to enjoy the game, which is extremely childish.

          • Budgiecat

            lol Nintendo fans are trying to do the same thing by ‘stating’ Persona 5 will come to 3DS just to troll, so they can get their just desserts for all I care. And I have a 3DS.

            • anti

              You do realize according to your own “logic” Sony and Microsoft should get the “just desserts” of having absolutely no games for their products, since there are more vocal fanboys, journalists, or analysts out there who proclaimed Nintendo’s doom and potential shift to a 3rd party developer ever since the Gamecube, DS, 3DS, Wii, and even the current Wii U years. Just because some stupid fanboys make that proclamation doesn’t mean the entire Nintendo, MS or Sony brand deserves to be shunned for an entire game genre.
              Here are a few reminders concerning fanboy claims and rage against Nintendo:
              1. IGN’s infamous article proclaiming Nintendo’s doom as soon as the Vita is released, and 3DS has absolutely zero chance of ever selling again.
              2. IGN and Joystiq’s repeated articles about Nintendo going 3rd party, and repeated insertion of snide remarks about the brand in every article whenever Nintendo’s mention.
              3. Michael Pachter’s numerous claims of Nintendo’s doom.
              4. When Bayonetta 2 was announced, every single MS and Sony fanboy took the social media scene to attack Platinum Games and Kamiya repeatedly. Including uttering death threats directly towards these poor people, despite the fact the sequel wouldn’t even be in production if it wasn’t for Nintendo’s funding.
              Seriously, stop this fanboy nonsense, and start caring about the games instead of console or handheld brands. Support all three brands if you can afford it.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            1. There’s never a guarantee, but in case you missed the headline… I’ll post it again for you.

            “3DS version dropped due to vocal fighting game community.”

            That right there should tell you that there’s a higher chance it will do better on Vita than 3DS. There IS no fighting game community for the 3DS, man. It’s practically non-existent. Now, of course there are people that play fighting games on the 3DS, but they are a minority and certainly aren’t considered a demographic when they’re looking to make money.

            It would be like trying to start a business with an Indian restaurant in a location where hardly anybody eats Indian food, then complaining when your business goes belly up. Of course, I have nothing wrong with people wanting to eat Indian food, but putting a game on a console it’s not really meant for is just a doomsday device. Yes, more people will get to enjoy it, which is great, but what can be gained from it… Really?

            A handful of people which mean little to nothing get to enjoy your game and you don’t make the money back for giving it to them. Whoo! That’s not a success for a business. In this particular scenario, it would be better to put all their eggs in one basket because we know there is more of a fighting game community with the Vita compared to the 3DS, basically 3 to 1.

            2. You obviously have no idea how fighting games work. The tournament standard for fighting games is PS3, then it goes to 360. 3DS and Wii U are NOT considered part of this and never will be. Super Smash Bros. is played competitively, but it’s NOT, repeat… It is -NOT- a fighting game. It’s a party game.

            It doesn’t belong in the same category as Tekken, Street Fighter, BlazBlue, so forth and so on. They’re totally different games. It’s just that so many people take it competitively, they try to pass it off as a fighting game when it’s not. “Oh, I had a money match at Evo in SSBB! It’s a FIGHTAN GAEM!!1111″ Yeah, no… Not how it works.

            As for your “playing favorites” comment… I’m not doing that either. I have stated on here COUNTLESS times how it is great when more people are able to enjoy a game, rather than having a group of people hogging it to themselves selfishly. However, one can’t always look at it from a consumer viewpoint. I was simply making my point by agreeing with why they decided to make the decision they did. It makes sense, given the demographics (i.e. more fighting game fans on Vita than 3DS). If it is childish for me to understand why they would rather save money developing for the more suitable platform, as opposed to spending more money, catering to a tiny fanbase as well, then so be it.

            I’m childish then.

            • anti

              lol Wow..
              1. Just because Vita fans are more vocal, doesn’t equate to EVERY single fighting game fan in the world. My friends and I are fighting game fans, and we wouldn’t care which brand the console or handheld the game is on. We play Tatsunoko vs Capcom on the Wii regularly as well. Fanboys are generally the minority, but they are usually the most loudest online, so they always look like they’re the entire “community” like you claim.
              Furthermore you’re pulling “statistics” out of your ass, since you have absolutely no evidence to back your 3 to 1 claim. I barely see anyone walking around my community with a Vita playing fighting games in public. I have several friends with a Vita, and only one of them buys fighting games for it.
              2. The Vita is not part of the tournament standard either, most tournaments are usually on the actual consoles, since the Vita generally have ports of the console versions. So I don’t even understand why did you even bother to make this comparison. Furthermore, if Smash Bros. was not a fighting game, then why did people create such a huge flak about Nintendo attempting to pull SSB: Melee from the recent EVO tournament? Once again, you’re not making any sense.
              You can make up as much BS as you see fit, but I actually play games like these, and I do follow the news about every single type of game. So don’t even bother to try faking facts with reality on me. If you truly believe “it is great when more people are able to enjoy a game, rather than having a group of people hogging it to themselves selfishly”, then you wouldn’t even have bothered attempting to argue with me, since I was trying to promote the game for both handhelds, not just the one.
              You didn’t even make any points to prove why it’s necessary to agree with Nicalis, especially since they were probably half way finished with the 3DS version, but suddenly shifted over the Vita. So they essentially wasted money with the work already done on the 3DS version with this shift. If they had continued with the 3DS version and began on the Vita port, then they could have created a larger audience for both machines, and create a bigger “word of mouth” advertising between them, since indies depend on that form of advertisement.
              Eventually there will be a moment where there are more fighting game enthusiasts on the Vita, but that all relies on Sony’s attempt to change the momentum of the handheld itself due to the slow sales, overpriced memory cards and poor support.

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                Moderator – Let’s please drop this and move on. Thanks.

                • anti

                  Moderator – Let’s please drop this and move on. Thanks.

      • DenjinJ

        It shouldn’t be too hard to scale. The 3DS’ top screen in 3D mode is 400 x 240, and the Vita is 960 x 544, so even if they put no effort into it at all, they could just pixel double it and use 4 Vita pixels for every 3DS pixel. No scaling artifacts, and it’d be about as blocky as a 3DS XL.

  • Karl Josef

    Victor Rodriguez is crazy. He should still allow 3DS owners to have this game.

    • SOLOmio

      sorry but who’s that guy?? never heard of him until now!

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Some of the comments in here…

    I’m not going to bother since I missed most of this… but gosh. So much anger and rage in many of these comments. Attacking each other for having an opinion. Believe me, there is a difference between discussing opinions and attacking them.

    Let’s all just take a moment and relax. Please! Thank You.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I’m actually really surprised it took a turn for the worst in some cases, haha. I bet MOST of these guys don’t even realize this game is originally for PC. Man, I was beta testing this game YEARS ago and now these new guys want to come out of nowhere and try to explain shit to me?

      Lol k

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I understand. I just hope future discussions in this thread are far more pleasant and civil.

    • anti

      I completely agree with you, but unfortunately nowadays people care more about promoting their fanboy status, than promoting the games itself for all platforms..

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Thanks. We typically only edit comments or post a kind warning when things get way out of hand, but we do frown upon certain types of comments.

        http://gematsu.com/commenting-guidelines/

        That’s one of the big differences between Gematsu and other websites. We might frown upon a comment, but that doesn’t result in us just banning people. I know some websites actually do that, which I (personally) think is going way overboard.

        • anti

          Yeah, I totally understand the difficulties concerning moderating sites like these. But some comments are really crossing the line like TetsuyaHikari’s latest response to my counter response to his entire claim. Especially since he resorted to personal attacks with insults instead of a mature discussion.
          Your site is definitely one I considered to be the most maturely moderated of all fanboy content, even your articles doesn’t have fanboy remarks like IGN or Joystiq, which was one of the main reasons why I stopped visiting those sites in the first place. I really hope that doesn’t happen here as well.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I try my best to keep watch over everything, I’m just now reading the comments below.

            I know it can be frustrating. Sometimes, people disagree and things just seem to go nowhere… If you understand what I’m trying to say.

            I’m going to edit the most recent comments now, I would just ask that both of you please drop it and move on.

            Truth be told, it’s situations like this that makes being a Mod no fun. Thanks for understanding.

            • anti

              Yeah, I totally understand your situation since I had been a moderator for IRC channels before, it’s even worse on sites like these since fanboy comments can infuriate everyone who wants to keep everything neutral and mature.
              I would like to say thanks for all of your hard work, it can be stressful at times, but at least you can look back and appreciate the efforts you’ve made to keep this environment civil for everyone.

              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                Thank You!

  • Aiddon

    well, that switch doesn’t make a lick of sense from a financial standpoint. I don’t get why they don’t just STILL bring it to the 3DS either.