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SNK’s The Last Blade 2 Launches for PS4 and PS Vita on May 24

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SNK Playmore has announced the release date for The Last Blade 2 on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.

The classic 2D fighting game will launch for both platforms on May 24th. The game is cross-buy, meaning if you buy it on one console, you get it on the other.

SNK Playmore also added cross-play and cross-save functionality, as well as online multiplayer – to compliment its standard local multiplayer. It’s also worth mentioning the game comes with bonus themes for both PS4 and PS Vita.

Here’s the press release, via the PlayStation Blog:


An epic storyline during the Twilight Period of the Samurai…

Hell’s Gate, the boundary between life and death. Four Mythological Symbols are about to fight to the death against an ultimate spirit awakened from the netherworld, and send him straight back to Hell! Taking place during the end of the Edo period, a mystical and spectacular story is about to unfold.

Eighteen characters guided by destiny cross swords!

In addition to 12 returning combatants (including boss character Kagami from the series’ predecessor), four brand new characters and two hidden ones join the gorgeous roster of 18.

Choose the character and fighting style that suits you the most, and prepare for an epic battle to seal Hell’s Gate!

A truly innovative game system and unique gameplay mechanics!

First, you can select your favorite sword type between Power, Speed, and Extreme modes. Be sure to master the Repel mechanic to counter your opponent’s attacks, and when the right time comes activate Super Secret Slash, Hidden Secret Slash, and Enigma Frenzy Attack ultimate techniques in order to change the outcome of the battle.

Featuring cross play between PS4 and PS Vita!

Through its multiplayer and cross play features, players can now duel against each other between PS4 and/or PS Vita. Furthermore, save data can now be shared via cross save functionality!


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Finally, SNK Playmore shared a unique piece of artwork from The Last Blade series artist Tonko, for a fighting game tournament in Japan. You can view that above.

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24 comments
  1. Offendatron_5000
    Offendatron_5000
    April 19, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    This is such a gem of a series, great to see it getting a release.

  2. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    April 19, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Awesome another classic getting the love it deserves! Keep being awesome SNK! :D

  3. buddyluv324
    buddyluv324
    April 19, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Good times. I remember playing this game on the dreamcast.

  4. deadeye
    deadeye
    April 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Now, I love Last Blade 2. Fantastic, amazing fighting game.

    But this means that would could be getting Garou.

    And I’d be way more excited for that.

  5. Dom The Elegy
    Dom The Elegy
    April 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Online multiplayer Last Blade 2? This pleases me.

  6. alterku
    alterku
    April 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Never heard of this one. Is this closer to an execution-heavy anime-crazy fighter, or more of a punish the mistakes of your opponent style?

  7. Dom The Elegy
    Dom The Elegy
    April 19, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Definitely the latter. The combos in Last Blade are rather short and damaging.

  8. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    April 19, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    This game has something very rare for a fighter: it actually ends the story.

  9. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    April 19, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Speed/EX combos and custom combos exist too.

  10. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    April 19, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    This is how you bring back a classic – online play and cross save/play. Great job, SNK!

  11. Juan Andrés Valencia
    Juan Andrés Valencia
    April 19, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Prepare to die a lot. SNK fighters are relentless.

  12. atlow
    atlow
    April 19, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    That happens when you finish every opponent with a special/kill move, right? It only slightly changed the ending.

  13. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    April 20, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Hey Brandon can you get rid of this annoying spam bot its annoying to have to keep flagging it.

  14. Celiacus
    Celiacus
    April 20, 2016 at 4:10 am

    Would’ve liked if they had both games included similar to Chronicles of Mystara. Still great news though!
    Hopefully the netcode is good and it brings back some activity to this game, it certainly deserves it.

  15. Guin
    Guin
    April 20, 2016 at 6:28 am

    This was something I did not expect.

  16. KissDisqus
    KissDisqus
    April 20, 2016 at 8:21 am

    There’s also her reactions after each battle and the few dialogue scenes. It changes to her getting off on the killing the further you progress with special finishers.

  17. alterku
    alterku
    April 20, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Now I’m slightly interested. Thanks.

  18. Jeremy Kniffin
    Jeremy Kniffin
    April 20, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Now if only we got a physical release

  19. Llama Adventure
    Llama Adventure
    April 20, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    PC release plz. It can go on Steam or with the rest of the Neo Geo games on Humble Bundle.

  20. bgrunge
    bgrunge
    April 20, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Her Super combos in Capcom vs SNK 2 were awesome.

  21. Lester Paredes
    Lester Paredes
    April 21, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Can’t wait!

  22. Aoi
    Aoi
    April 22, 2016 at 12:19 am

    I will so be picking this up on Vita..can’t wait.
    Hibiki <3

  23. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    April 24, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    The most romantic fighting game I’ve played. This game is a work of art.