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Aksys Games is bringing Arc System Works and French-Bread fighting game Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] to North America in late 2017, the company announced at Anime Expo 2017.

In Japan, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] will launch physically and digitally for PlayStation 4, and digitally for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, on July 20.

The console release of the arcade fighting game adds a variety of new features, including new playable characters Enkidu and Wagner, as well as Tutorial and Mission modes, and character balance adjustments.

New Character: Enkidu

Enkidu (voiced by Shunsuke Takeuchi)

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A master of ancient martial arts with a muscular body, Enkidu is playable in Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] for the first time.

Enkidu is a “play feel” character with simple controls and almost no practice of difficult consecutive techniques necessary. Additionally, as a system unique to Enkidu, he has an effect called “Havoc,” which improves the capabilities of his techniques when attacking the enemy off guard.

Enkidu’s Battle Style

—Special Move: “Sankaishou”

Enkidu drives at the enemy while unleashing an attack from his palms. With additional input, it can become a three-stage attack.

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—Special Move: “Tenritsu Nokamae

Parries the enemy’s attack and deals damage.

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—Infinite Worth: “Rasen Soushouda”

Builds up power in both arms and releases it all at once near the enemy to deal big damage.

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—Infinite Worth EXS: “Karuma Noman: Meigoku Hakenshou”

The power engraved onto Enkidu’s arms awakens, and he fires a strong shock that destroys his manifestation.

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Enkidu’s Scenario

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Enikidu is a member of Amnesia, which is led by Hilda. However, he aims for Gordeau with his equally powerful “greed” and has a tendency to do anything he can to fight against tough fighters. Though his power of “manifestation” is weak, he confronts various enemies in that body.

• 10-Hour Story Added

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10 hours of story has been added as “Chronicle Mode.” Through this additional story, the characters’ origins and meeting stories will finally come to light.

• Tutorial Mode and Mission Mode Added

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For the first time in an Under Night series console entry, a Tutorial Mode and Mission Mode have been added.

• PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 Cross-Play

PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 users can play online together via cross-play. Compete your skills against rivals from across the country.

*PS Vita users can only play with other PS Vita users.

• Other Additional Elements

Game balance adjustments, including the performances of existing characters, have been implemented. Battles have been further polished and the breadth of strategy has expanded. Various new information will be shared in future reports.

• Early Purchase Bonus for Japan: Original Soundtrack

•Pre-order bonus for the rest of the world is yet to be announced

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Users who purchase Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] early will get the original soundtrack, “Force of Fragment,” as an included bonus. It features 11 total tracks, including the opening theme, arcade opening theme, and new character theme.

New Character: Wagner

Wagner (voiced by Shizuka Ishigami)

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Wagner, the strongest knight of Licht Kreis, an organization that opposes the Void, joins the battle. Wagner can manipulate fire.

She can attack using a rush technique and while protected by an invincibility technique, high standard.

She can use techniques to strengthen her sword and shield, and expand her extensive attack method. Pay attention to Wagner’s efforts as she urgently joins the battle.

Wagner’s Battle Style

—Special Move: “Kugel Blitz”

While covered in flames, launch up and pierce your opponent while rotating.

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—Special Move: “Wachenroder”

While rotating, slash and burn your opponent. Since the attack makes you invincible, it can also be used as a counter-attack.

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—Infinite Worth: “Hitze Vogel”

Engulf your whole body in flames, fly up, and deal a large amount of damage.

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—Infinite Worth Exist: “Heavenly Flame of Megido (Megido Orceleste Grosse)”

Engulf your whole body in flames, and rush attack your opponent vigorously from a high altitude, causing damage like that of a natural disaster.

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Wagner’s Scenario

Wagner, who serves Licht Kreis, is first and foremost thinking about how to fulfill her role as its sword, often goes too far in doing so. Currently, she is attending school with her maids in order to study society while investigating the explosively increasing “Fake Born.”

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• Tutorial Mode

From the introduction of basic controls such as “walking” and “attacking,” Tutorial Mode offers 179 tutorial items divided into beginner, intermediate, advanced, and super-advanced levels.

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• Mission Mode

In Mission Mode, you can learn combos and basic tactics that can be applied during actual matches and are tailored to players of various levels. Additionally, the provided practice items are different for every character.

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• Early Purchase Bonus Original Soundtrack Tracklist

Users who purchase Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] early will get the original soundtrack, “Force of Fragment,” as an included bonus. It features 11 total tracks:

  1. “Unknown Actor” – Console Version Opening Theme
  2. “Sound of Night Wind” (Phonon) – Phonon’s Battle Theme
  3. “Forceful Step” (Mika) – Mika’s Battle Theme
  4. “Flame & Destiny” (Wagner) – Wagner’s Battle Theme
  5. “Extreme Stream” (Enkidu) – Enkidu’s Battle Theme
  6. “Kouken no Chinkon Uta” – Wagner’s Ending Theme
  7. “Takeki Yamiyo” – Enkidu’s Ending Theme
  8. “Keep You Burning!” – Main Menu Theme
  9. “Load Exist” – Network Mode Theme
  10. “Memory of Abyss” – Chronicle Mode Theme
  11. “End of Dawn” – Arcade Mode Opening Theme

catch a trailer and the opening movie here.


If you’re at Anime Expo 2017 in Los Angeles this weekend or early next week, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] is playable on the show floor at the Aksys Games booth.


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