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E3 2017 – Nicalis Announces The End Is Nigh, Blade Strangers for PS4

June 12, 2017Written by Alex Co

Blade Strangers

Amid all the E3 2017 press conferences and announcements, indie publisher Nicalis has announced The End Is Nigh and Blade Strangers for the PlayStation 4! Check out gameplay footage of both games, as well as what to expect from each title.

  • From veteran Japanese developer Studio Saizensen comes Blade Strangers, a hardcore old-school fighting game with online multiplayer battles for the Switch and PS4. Its refined four-button control scheme makes it easy for beginners to jump right in, but tournament-caliber players will relish the intricate combos, counters and specials. The fighter roster includes characters from previous Studio Saizensen games (like Code of Princess and Sayonara Umihara Kawase), Nicalis games (like Cave Story+) and other surprise entrants.

  • The brand-new game from The Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel, The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure/platformer. Players control Ash, a little black glob trying to make a friend out of the body parts he finds scattered throughout a post-apocalyptic world. As Ash leaps his way through a never-ending onslaught of decaying, mutant creatures, he can collect assorted tumors and hidden video-game cartridges that unlock fully playable mini-games.

Both games are expected to be released later this year, with The End Is Nigh expected to be released in Q3, and Blade Strangers in Q4.