Originally announced as a PS Vita title, 2D fighter Legend of Raven will also be made available on PS4 and Xbox One. The developer, Nicalis Inc., is made up of a team of ex-SNK fighting game experts and is best known for creating 2D action-adventure titles for the Wii, mobile platorms and PC.
Legend of Raven takes place in Japan when, on Christmas Day 1926, a revolution against the government breaks out. The revolution is started by a rebel faction who hopes to restore Japan to its former glory. In order to quash the revolution, the government sends out a group of elite assassins, known as the “Yatagarasu.”
The new trailer showcases the eight fighters that will be featured in Legend of Raven:
- Uruka – Hattori Clan
- Kou – Iga Spy
- Chadha – Grappler
- Crow – Mysterious Fighter
- Hina – Peacekeeper
- Jyuzumaru – Ainu Warrior
- Shimo – Loyal sister
- Jet – Boxer
Furthermore, the online mode for Legend of Raven is powered by GGPO, a middleware used for its “lag-free” experience, which is a critical element for online fighters. Legend of Raven is due out during the fourth quarter of 2013.