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Having revealed a number of new characters for Blade Strangers over the past few days, Nicalis has now published an extended cinematic. Get a look at the video below.

Nicalis has revealed yet another new characters that will be joining Blade Strangers. Shovel Knight will be playable, the company has announced.

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Nicalis has revealed a third new character from Blade Strangers in as many days. From The Binding of Isaac, you’ll be able to play as Isaac himself.

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Nicalis has revealed another new character for the Switch fighter Blade Strangers. After announcing Gunvolt from the Azure Striker Gunvolt series yesterday, the company has now confirmed that Quote from Cave Story+ will be appearing.

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Nicalis has revealed the next character for its crossover fighter for Blade Strangers. Gunvolt, who stars in the Azure Striker Gunvolt series, will be appearing in the game.

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At E3 last year, a surprising crossover fighter was announced for Switch. Studio Saizensen is working together with Nicalis on Blade Strangers, a game that features characters from Cave Story, Code of Princess, Sayonara Umihara Kawase, and more.

We recently had a chance to speak with director Toshinobu Kondo to learn more about Blade Strangers. Kondo talked with us about topics such as the game’s Story Mode, trying to create an accessible but deep fighter, and more. We also asked about keeping online lag to a minimum and making use of Switch’s features.

Our full discussion with Toshinobu Kondo can be found below.

Nicalis and Studio Saizensen have published two new videos for the crossover fighting title Blade Strangers. Along with the opening cinematic, we also have a one-minute look at gameplay.

Blade Strangers will feature characters from various games including Code of Princess, Sayonara Umihara Kawase, and Cave Story. The current roster is as follows:

Nicalis and Studio Saizensen announced Blade Strangers last week. The game, a fighting title featuring characters from Cave Story, Code of Princess, and Umihara Kawase, will be out later this year on Switch. Get a look at the official boxart above.


Last night, Nicalis unveiled a new Switch fighter from developer Studio Saizensen called Blade Strangers. We now have the full announcement about the game that mashes up characters from Code of Princess, Cave Story, and Umihara Kawase, including the confirmation of a Q4 2017 launch. Read it below.