SNK Playmore has released The Last Blade for PC, via Steam.
The new PC port was handled by Dotemu, and is available for $9.99. Fans can expect a dozen playable characters, as well as online multiplayer and leaderboards. The Last Blade was originally released for arcades back in 1997.
You can find a brief synopsis and the key features for the game below, via its Steam page:
The Last Blade, the first entry in the legendary 2D weapons-based fighter set during the twilight years of the Tokugawa shogunate, returns for another joust! Sharpen your blade, and be ready for some of the most epic battles on Steam!
- Arcade: Pick a fighter from the 12 (+2 boss) characters available, and select between the simple and highly-damaging “Power” mode, or the technical and deep “Speed” game mechanic. Challenge and defeat all 10 opponents who will stand in your way, and learn more about your character’s story via the splendid game endings!
- Multiplayer: Connect to Steam, and cross swords with the best of the best in “THE LAST BLADE” via the “Invite a Friend” & “Lobby” multiplayer features.
- Leaderboards: Check your current rank & score in “THE LAST BLADE” at any time, as well as those of your friends and other top players!
- Settings: Configure various types of video options, controls and volume sound settings to your preference for the most pleasant The Last Blade experience ever. (*The menu language set to be displayed can be chosen and edited at any time from the “language” tab in Properties.)