Blade Strangers is a weird anomaly amongst other fighting game titans like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, and Street Fighter V. It’s not afraid to be something a little bit off the beaten path incorporating substantial indie characters like Isaac from The Binding of Isaac, and Shovel Knight from… Shovel Knight, as well as more niche Japanese characters from the Gunvolt series, Code of Princess, Cave Story, and Umihara Kawase.
Today, during a panel at Bitsummit hosted at the Miyako Messe venue in Kyoto, Nicalis presented some brand new gameplay of Studio Saizensen upcoming fighting game Blade Strangers. The game was played live on stage on Nintendo Switch in docked mode using pro controllers. The first match you’ll see below pitched Shovel Knight against Emiko from Umihara Kawase, while
Nicalis just released the full version of the cinematic opening to the indie-crossover arcade brawler Blade Strangers, which you can watch below. Set to a rockin’ generic pop anime track, the opening cinematic explores some of the characters both new and old. The game crosses titles from Studio Saizensen games (Code of Princess, Sayonara Umihara Kawase, etc.),