Studio Saizensen is bringing Blade Strangers, a hardcore old-school fighting game, to the Nintendo Switch in 2018, though there is no firm date announced yet.
A malevolent force known only as Lina is devouring data from a vast, interdimensional network of servers overseen by sentient computers called ”motes.” In desperation, the motes summon heroes from a variety of parallel game worlds to face off against each other in one-on-one combat. The tournament victor has the potential to be awakened as the Blade Stranger—the savior who can vanquish Lina and protect the motes from further harm!
The streamlined four button control scheme makes it easy for beginners to deal out damage from day one, but the intricate combos, counters and specials give tournament-caliber players plenty of opportunities for frame counting, chain construction and hit-box science.
Fighter roster includes characters from previous Studio Saizensen games (like Code of Princess and Sayonara Umihara Kawase ), Nicalis games (like Cave Story+ ) and other surprise entrants.
Each character has three alternate color settings and their own familiar “home” stage. A proprietary development system transforms 3-D models and animation into 2-D spritework and every frame looks like a gorgeous anime drawing.
The game will have online competition and is touted as having minimum input lag.