Fighting EX Layer adds Sanane and Hayate

A look at potential downloadable content characters.

Fighting EX Layer

Fighting EX Layer‘s final two playable characters are Sanane and Hayate, developer Arika announced.

Here is an overview of the two fighters:

Sanane (voiced by Megumi Ogata)

A cheerful and athletic girl who stands out with her exceptional Sports Naginata skills; however, she is occasionally overcome with a sense of deja vu when using it.

After crossing paths with a certain man at the Sports Festival, Sanane felt something and began to question the truth behind her early life.

Hayate (voiced by Takuma Terashima)

The successor to the Hayate Spirit; although he remembers “That Thing,” he has chosen to live a normal life and is currently a university student.

A master of his own style of swordplay using the Sports Chanbara, he is unbeatable in all of the University League.

He is also highly respected as an instructor.

After facing off with Sanane at the Sports Festival, he awoke to his duty and resolved to seal Garuda.

The two fighters join the previously announced characters Allen Snider, Blair, Darun Mister, Doctrine Dark, Garuda, Hokuto / Shirase, Jack, Kairi, Shadowgeist, and SkulloMania for a total of 13 playable characters.

Arika released a new trailer featuring the two characters, which features a message from company president and CEO Akira Nishitani, who teases the addition of an extra mode, and that the company wants to release extra characters as downloadable content.

“But my company is yelling at me and telling me we can’t make any more characters if the game doesn’t sell!” Nishitani said. “If we don’t reach our target in the first month, after release, then they won’t make the new characters for me.”

Here are the rough sketches for the characters Nishitani wants to make:

Fighting EX Layer

Fighting EX Layer

Fighting EX Layer

Fighting EX Layer

And in the spirit of April Fools’ Day, here is SNK producer Yasuyuki Oda made into a fighting game character:

Fighting EX Layer

Fighting EX Layer is due out digitally for PlayStation 4 by the end of June.

Watch the new trailer below.

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