Neo Geo Fighting Game The Last Blade 2 Heading to PS4 & PS Vita on May 24

A port of the Neo Geo sword fighting game, The Last Blade 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on May 24 in North America, SNK Playmore announced today.

Handled by developer Code Mystics, The Last Blade 2 on PS4 and PS Vita is a “pixel perfect emulation,” complete with local and online multiplayer. It also includes cross-buy, cross-save, and cross-play.

Here’s what you need to know about The Last Blade 2:

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.

SNK Playmore’s Keisuke Nishikawa adds that The Last Blade 2 (which was highly requested) is releasing on PS4 and PS Vita because they were inspired by the success of Metal Slug 3.

[Source: PS Blog]