Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax coming to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Japan this fall
posted on 07.04.14 at 08:53 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Crossover fighter home version finally revealed.

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita this fall in Japan, e-mail magazine Dengeki Bootleg reveals.

The French-Bread and Ecole-developed crossover fighting game first hit arcades in Japan on March 18. It launched with eight playable characters, since adding four more playable and four more support characters. Details haven’t been announced, but the console version will have new contents.

Find the current list of the game’s characters below.

Playable Characters

  • Kuroyukihime (Accel World)
  • Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Magical Index)
  • Rentaro Satomi (Black Bullet)
  • Shizuo Heiwajima (Durarara!!)
  • Miyuki Shiba (The Irregular at Magic High School)
  • Krino Kousaka (Oreimo)
  • Tomoka Minato (Ro-Kyu-Bu!)
  • Shana (Shakugan no Shana)
  • Yukina Himeragi (Strike the Blood)
  • Asuna (Sword Art Online)
  • Kirito (Sword Art Online)
  • Taiga Aisaka (Toradora!)

Support Characters

  • Haruyuki Arita (Accel World)
  • Toma Kamijo (A Certain Magical Index)
  • Enju Aihara (Black Bullet)
  • Boogiepop (Boogiepop)
  • Erio Towa (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko)
  • Sadao Mao (The Devil Is a Part-Timer!)
  • Celty Sturluson (Durarara!!)
  • Koko Kaga (Golden Time)
  • Kino (Kino’s Journey)
  • Tatsuya Shiba (The Irregular at Magic High School)
  • Kureneko (Oreimo)
  • Mashiro Shiina (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou)
  • Hinata Hakamada (Ro-Kyu-Bu!)
  • Wilhelmina Carmel (Shakugan no Shana)
  • Holo (Spice and Wolf)
  • Kojou Akatsuki (Strike the Blood)
  • Leafa (Sword Art Online)
  • Ryuji Takasu (Toradora!)

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  • Anime10121

    Might import… (still gots to get J Stars too)

  • fyi1191

    Pretty small roster there for a Dengeki fighting game.
    We also need more playable Dengeki heroes, less heroines.

    • DukeVerde

      So we can complain about sexism and gender inequality!

  • TheExile285

    Vita! Yes! Easy import.

    Edit: Just noticed that the list of support characters is like twice as large as the playable roster lol.

    • Sal Romano

      Support characters don’t have to do as much. =P

  • Zazon Zenzy

    No SEGA characters…? They rented SEGA games’ places and not inviting any of their denizens, at least, Sonic!? Okay…

    • Sieghardt

      I was really hoping selvaria at least would pop up, given the people involved :(

      • DyLaN

        IIRC, French Bread is the one developing it not Sega no?

        • Sieghardt

          The original creators of Valkyria chronicles, Ryutaro Nonaka and Takaharu Terada are serving as producer and director of this

          • DyLaN


    • Koji Kabuto

      It doesn´t make sense at all, it has Sega backgrounds and only Akira as final boss…

      I find the rooster very unispired and without charm. They could add Selvaria, Nei from Phantasy Star or Tyris Flare to spice things up.

      • DyLaN

        The Sega games background is most likely just a nod frm the dev or Sega asked to put them in.

        • Zazon Zenzy

          I find it weird to not include SEGA characters to the roster while they’re using backgrounds from SEGA games (even Green Hill Zone), and just that. I don’t brag much more than that.

      • Budgiecat

        It’s a subliminal nod to remind us how dead Sega is…

      • echokanon

        still, I’m glad they dont have to forcefully add Sonic and Miku into it

  • TheBlackRabbit

    i dont feel like this is a proper rooster yet. something doesn’t feel right.

    • Unretributed

      There’s a rooster in this game?!


      • TheBlackRabbit

        whoops ;D

  • Demolish

    Yes,I told you guys Before this game will coming ps3 or ps vita.

    this is one of the best fighting games.<3<3

    • 永次

      Have you played it?

      • Demolish

        No,it’s just my opinion.

        • Budgiecat

          amazing scientific logic :P

          • Demolish


        • articuzwolf

          whaa…you need something to form an opinion, in this case playing the game/demo would be sufficient…not smoking pot

        • 永次

          Then you can’t say “one of the best fighting games”, just “kawaii kawaii desu~” characters don’t make good a game, a fighting game.

  • RedSuisei

    Disappointed at the playable characters, nothing from any series I like.
    They should’ve put at least Holo as playable :/

  • Kayseur

    I was hoping for a Vita version, but wasn’t actually expecting it. That’s awesome, I just tried the game this afternoon and thought right after I finished my playthrough “man I can’t wait for the console version” and now this. Will probably buy it on both consoles.

  • Eder García

    can we compare the prices of a PS3 game and a Vita game? are Vita games cheap? asking that because it would be cheaper getting the Vita port + the Vita TV (fighting games MUST BE PLAYED ON A BIG SCREEN)
    EDIT thanks for the answers.

    • Kayseur

      They are slightly cheaper but maybe by a thousand yen or two only. If you want to play it on a big screen and have a PS3 you might as well get it on this, as the Vita version might even have a couple of extra limits (longer loading times for example).

    • TheBlackRabbit

      uhhh vita games are like 10 bucks cheaper….but can still be price around 50 depending on the game

  • Rafael Martines

    Undernight: In-Birth and now Dengeki Bunko *__* Another Good Year for Fighting Games… of course if both games get a western release

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I think it’s kinda impossible for dengeki bunko, bcos licensing issue. Just like J-Stars

      • Rafael Martines

        Well J-Stars has famous characters, a lot of them are well known to western audience and of course to VIZ… I don’t know if characters in Dengeki Bunko will have the same issues with licensing…

        • Renaldi Saputra

          still, they’re Dengeki series, as for the characters in J-Stars are from Shueisha series

          • Budgiecat

            Its all about who holds the licenses in the West.

            that’s where the “gimme my cut!” greed comes in. And with multiple crossovers, add and repeat.

            If there is no U.S./EU license holder for said Anime, or it’s expired, or said U.S./EU license holder rights only extend to tv/DVD/comic distribution, then it’s up to the discretion of the game publisher to localize basically to an audience ‘who’s never heard of said Anime’; and since most publisher’s mentality on making Anime games is to “sell said game to a pre-existing Anime fan base”, well that’s often why we don’t get many Anime games localized based on Anime thats never come here or is barely known….because the game publisher feels it won’t sell.

            • Renaldi Saputra

              btw I heard the publisher is SEGA, so, well, we already know where this is going

              Shounen Jump games had some series that had huge fans, but no one of those Shounen Jump games had been localized, even J-Stars

  • 武神水樹

    Probably won’t get localized, will have to import

  • Mana

    Disgusting, we can play with Kirito but not with TouMAN.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    weak rooster lol how many are voice by Rie derp Kugimiya

    • DyLaN

      I counted only 2.

    • Juuu

      A weak rooster? Come now, be nice to the rooster, he’s training very hard to be the strongest animal on the barnyard! :c

      That said, 2 characters voiced by her, which is a pretty small number for a game like this, actually, haha.

  • Espoir

    I wish they’d localize :(((((((

    • 0nsen

      I wish they would leave it at a translation and don’t mess up/localize the content.

  • Eclipse

    Nice! I’ll definitely pre-order a copy as soon as it’s listed.

    Also, even if it’s as DLC, I really hope they can add a few more characters… Fear, Kanzaki Kaori & Stiyl Magnus, please!

  • Daverost

    I’ll hold out for a year to see if it gets localized and then I’ll buy it if it doesn’t. Need mah Taiga. And Mokkan.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    what would make this better is if the playable an support were interchangeable…..that way the roster would be bigger an the playable would fill up more. Plus a lot of the support people want to play as…i don’t think that would be too much more work.

    • Kayseur

      Oh yes it would be a lot of work. The support characters only have a couple of frames to make into sprites, unlike the playables. Making a support character is easily ten times quicker to make, it’s not really like a 3D fighting game where, once you have the model, you can reuse it and animate it.

      But I agree that would’ve been great. Lots of support characters I wish were playable.

  • Guest

    Err… no PS4 version? The 1080p dream T__T


    A big hurrah for Vita!

  • Duc PC-QB

    PS4 has no gamez
    … in Japan

    • Budgiecat

      Japanese people dont like video games anymore

      unless its mobage shovelware…

      • Kenny ケニー

        What are you talking about? Did you see the sales of 3ds and Vita in Japan?

        • Belenger

          I think Salem was referencing the “no ps4 games”, rather than portable business.

          • novurdim

            meh, he tends to repeat the same nonsense in vita-threads.

  • TetsuyaHikari


    Another game that will sell less than 10,000 copies on launch that I’ll have nobody to play with. Yeah, no thanks.

  • Nerroth

    If they were looking for new characters to add in, perhaps one option could be for the imprint itself to be represented by Dengekiko?

    It wouldn’t be the first time such a character has surfaced in a “home” franchise, since NISA-chan has been used in recent Disgaea games (albeit at the expense of a further role in the Neptunia series itself, in that case).

  • kurosan9712

    French Bread game? ALL MY PRE-ORDERS!

  • gangrelion

    What happened with that Dreamcast girl from the opening?

  • James Reilly

    12 playable characters is around the bar minimum for a first entry fighter. The first GG, BB, and P4A game had similar numbers on console launch so the roster won’t bug me plus there are twice as may assists.

  • articuzwolf

    iie senpai…

    • Anime10121

      This is our fight :v

  • icup ✔️

    PS3 Owners

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    I saw this coming over a mile away. I already knew this game was going to be on PS3 from the start.

    I’ll throw a random guess here but lets see what comes next the “Shining Force” fighting game SEGA is developing for arcades will probably be on PS3, PS VITA, and PS4. This is just a guess. In the event I turn out to be right i’ll laugh about it.

    • icup ✔️

      most japanese games tend to be developed for the playstation except those that are funded by microsoft.

    • kurosan9712

      Are you really clueless why? unlike previous years, which used Dreamcast as a base for Arcade machines, these years PS3 is being used(I think PS2 was used too at some point, but not sure), so if that Sega fighting game is coming out somewhere – it’s PS3, no doubt.
      Same here, because making a port for PS4 isn’t as easy as it looks, and since the hardware is ALREADY PS3(with special firmware), it’s easier and logical to do a PS3 release.

      Vita releases are made quite simply too, if a PS3 base exists, from what I’ve heard.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    To think ecole the developer of the Melty Blood fighting game series is making this game.

    • 武神水樹

      Always wanted to try one since hearing about Melty Blood

    • icup ✔️

      it’s actually French Bread, Ecole came into the picture a couple years later and collaborated for MBAC. but the ground work and mechanic was all done by French Bread.

      maybe Ecole just polished the story and added modes.

  • fireemblembeast

    What’s Tomoka gonna do…throw a basketball at the opponent? Lol

    • VerifyinTr1gIDs


      – And that’s in all seriousness, just look at gameplay videos.

  • Hidayat246

    Shiba Tatsuya > Shiba Miyuki

    Why he just become supporting character???? F**K you miyuki!!!!

    • icup ✔️

      there’s already one character with a gun. miyuki does ice… variation.

    • bloodiOS

      It’s perfectly in line with their story. Any true fan would appreciate seeing Tatsuya flawlessly protecting Miyuki instead of her supporting him. Seeing him perfectly covering any mistake you make during a battle is how it should be, so you losing it about this decision is ultimately strange.

  • Comandante Bushido


  • PrinceHeir

    I wonder if Aksys can bring this as well?!?! :P

    • Renaldi Saputra

      if this is published by Arc System Works, it can
      but I heard the publisher is SEGA

    • Kurisu Makise

      Let us pray, let us pray REAL HARD.

  • James Reilly

    Aquapazza was brought over (still can’t believe that happened) so maybe there is more then a ghost of a chance for this to happen depending on the politics.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      nope, this has the same licensing issue as J-Stars

  • Fantasytales

    I actually want this I hope it comes to the states…

  • Kuro-Law

    Im sorry but this is literally
    Shit Animes : The Collabrotive Fighting Game

    • Guy Incognito

      That’s your opinion

      and it’s wrong

    • Renaldi Saputra

      lol shit anime
      but more or less I agree

    • Land of Green Pasture

      definitely not shit, just overrated… they all have their own charm point, okay STB is just uegh, but you’re being too generalizing dude..

      • Renaldi Saputra

        but overrated is usually bad…
        an anime that is apparently bad is always overrated

      • Kuro-Law

        I guess if your into it… but seriously how is kirino a playable charc yet Mao from devil is a part timer is not.

        • Land of Green Pasture

          I’m not really into it, and I don’t quite like the roster, and yeah Satan Jacob should be playable, but yeah they are overrated but still there are few of them that could be respectable references..

  • Guy Incognito

    YAY more fighters!

  • Borshay

    Taiga? Kirito? This needs to come to NA! I may have to import that later next year…

  • Kuro-Law

    Btw theres a typo on golden time. It should be koko not kko just letting y’know sal.

  • Kuro-Law

    Lol someone got offended and flagged my comment smh.

    • Guy Incognito

      or maybe you trollin

      • Kuro-Law

        Or maybe I wasn’t? You have to be pretty weak to get offended by someones opinion on an anime.

  • ciadog15

    Where do u get this game

  • Jak

    I want a US Release :(

  • Kinji