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New fighter Blade Strangers coming to Switch – characters from Code of Princess, Cave Story, Kawase

Posted on June 11, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Update: Some additional details and footage:

– Mission Mode, Versus Mode, Training Mode, and Online Mode
– Mixes dynamic and speed of Guilty Gear and Street Fighter and easy inputs of Smash Bros.
– Characters were made as 3D models, and turned into 2D sprites
– Story Mode will have cut-scenes, characters clashing, etc.
– Story Mode is sort of like a traditional arcade mode
– Mission Mode has you taking on specific tasks
– Training Mode lets you practice with a dummy
– Announcing more characters later
– Stages from the actual games
– Will get updates after release

Studio Saizensen is working on a brand new fighter for Switch in addition to the PlayStation 4 and PC (plus arcades in Japan). Today, publisher Nicalis unveiled Blade Strangers during Twitch’s official E3 live stream.

Studio Saizensen developed the 3DS game Code of Princess a few years back. Characters from that title are included here, along with several others. Curly from Cave Story and Kawase from the Umihara Kawase series (Yumi’s Odd Odyssey) are also in.

We’ll have more details and first footage shortly.

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  • Jay Bern
    • Velen (Not WoW)

      My thoughts exactly…

  • theFooFighter


  • Chaos_Knight

    An indie fighter featuring characters from indie characters?

    Just what I ever wanted. Color me interested.

  • PanurgeJr

    Code of Princess was a good but not very-good (to distinguish it from the usual meaning of “not very good”) game with very good characters, so I’m intrigued about this from a character perspective, although I’ll hold off on judging gameplay until there is more information.

    • IcemanisCooler

      i like her

    • Exy

      I’m for this because the cast of Code of Princess really deserved to be in a better game.

  • Pachirisu


  • KnightWonder

    Good. More of this please.

    • IcemanisCooler


  • DeltaPeng

    Definitely interesting. Not a huge fan of traditional 2D fighters, but I recognize the characters. The crossover mashup of characters interests me.

  • José Pedrero

    Where is master t from?

    • Code of Princess

      • José Pedrero

        Damn it’s been a long time since I played it I don’t remember him. I actually really like the idea of this game and the characters look pretty cool.

        • Yea same here. I still remember playing the online multiplayer w/ a couple of friends but sometimes the game would absolutely crash/freeze whenever we got to higher difficulty(dragons) and the frame rate would just got to complete mierda! But even though the game had some obvious flaws w/ its fighting system, it was still quite enjoyable game that tried do deliver a promising experience. Anyways glad to see Solange and friends still making an appearance again.

        • Zeebor

          Just think of this as Code of Princess vs. Cave Story.

          Nicallis only has like… 13 IP (Cave Story, Redout, Issac, VVVVVV, Big Brother, Castle in the Darkness, 1001 Spikes, Grinsia, Guxt, Ikachan, Legend of Raven, NightSky, Toribash).

          IP numbers are fascinating.

  • _17chan

    If there’s one thing the switch is lacking, (especially on the eShop,) it’s fighters. /s

    • jimmy

      KoF isnt a fighter?

      • He’s being sarcastic, notice how he said ” (especially on the eShop,) “….there are a lot of fighters on the Switch already but this one looks like it’s a lot of fun though

    • Exy

      There’s a proper premium fightstick for Switch out next month. Switch needs more fighting games right this moment, not less.

    • DeltaPeng

      Granted, the Switch is practically made for local 2P competitive / co-op, so it makes sense that a lot of fighting games would be ported/ dev’d for it

  • Exy

    This looks like an Arc System Works fangame. We need a proper trailer to be sure.

  • Guts Is Berserk

    I hope this comes to PC/Steam.

    • TDude73

      Read the description above.

  • Zeebor

    Add Nicalis to the running with 505, Maximum, Arc Sys, NIS, Marvelous, and THQ 2 too see who can farm the most high-profile IP to round out the AAA (3rd party) publishers to an even 12.

    Zenimax only has a paltry 40 (behind THQ, Arc Sys, and NIS) but after that showing I can’t argue that they don’t sit alongside at least Koei-Tecmo and Capcom on the lower end at least.

    I forgot where I was going with this.

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      Too stunned to speak? xP

  • TDude73

    Off the chain!!!!

  • all I need to see is actual gameplay videos to care 😀

    I will follow it until it release, my best wishes to the devs…

  • RoadyMike

    Holy fishsticks mates, I had thought of an idea like this a while back; a fighing game featuring the many characters from the 3ds eshop. This is literally something I’ve wanted

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      Dreams achieved ahoy.

      Now having the MC from Legend of Dark Witch would be Badass.

      • Princess_Eevee9

        Zizou? I want her and Al!

        • R.Z.

          Ah, Zizou of godlike headbutts fame …

          What ? wrong Zizou ?

        • Velen (Not WoW)

          Def want her in the game cause that would be RAD.

      • RoadyMike

        That’s what I’ve been saying! It would be like Smash Bros: eShop Stars or something along those lines. Essentially, all the characters that probably wouldn’t make it into Smash
        There’s so many characters and games they can use like gunvolt, bloody vampire, steamworld, rabi x labi,Dillon, Shantae and Patricia Wagon. And even some DLC characters down the line like Miriam from Bloodstained
        All of these characters would have a diverse enough moveset for just about any player

        But alas. I like what I’m seeing and hearing so far though so I’m still pretty exited

  • Ardisan

    Curly Brace sold me on this game. Also the bringing of my favorite art styles of fighting games, fully 3D would be my least (unless its Smash).

  • Roto Prime

    IS THIS REAL LIFE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!

  • Tlink7


  • R.Z.

    I want this.

  • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

    I want Isaac and Azazel from Binding of Isaac here

  • Houtarou Oreki