developer: French Bread
publisher: Arc System Works
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-2
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] for PS4, PS3 and PSV is a conventional 2D fighting game developed by a team of the gaming industry veterans that specialize in this genre; they work for French Bread and Ecole Software studios. The creators had developed the popular Melty Blood series, as well as a few console games, such as Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax. The original Under Night In-Birth debuted in 2012 at arcade game rooms. In 2014, the game received a large update and a PlayStation 3 port (Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late), which later on, came out also for PCs. Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] adds three playable characters, four new arenas, as well as new single-player scenarios.
The story takes place in an alternative version of the present-day Japan. For a few centuries, the country has been marred by a mysterious phenomenon, which encompasses various regions of the land. Shadow-like creatures known as the Voids appear in places touched by the anomaly. Regular humans cannot perceive those beings, but a small group of people have the skills allowing them to contact the monsters. This talent is a curse however, as the Voids mercilessly attack all those who can see them. Few people that manage to survive an encounter with the Voids gain supernatural powers and begin to be referred to as the In-Birth. The main characters of the game represent this group, but for different reasons, they have to fight one another. The [st] edition introduces a new story mode into the game, presented in the form of a visual novel. This mode acquaints the player with the story on the basis of the viewpoints of particular characters.
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] for PS4, PS3 and PSV is a conventional 2D fighting game. Apart from the aforementioned story mode and an arcade mode (a series of encounters), the player can choose from a few other gameplay variants, such as survival or score attack. In total, the game offers twenty different fighters to play as – each has special attacks and combos unique for them; also, each fighter requires the player to apply a slightly different strategy on the arena. The player can also enjoy the game with others, either in the local multiplayer or the online variant. This [st] version also offers an extensive tutorial.
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] for PS4, PS3 and PSV comes with visuals presented using a graphic style typical of comic books and is quite eye-pleasing. Both the characters and backgrounds can be displayed at high-resolution settings and they make a very good impression on large screens. The soundtrack consists of a series of tracks mingling rock and electronic sounds together.
age requirements: 12+
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i5 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 / Radeon HD 7770 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10