Kamen Rider Climax Fighters will be released in just one more month in Asia including Japan, where it is coming out on December 7, exclusively on PlayStation 4. In their own free magazine Side-876, Bandai Namco has confirmed that the final number of playable characters in this Kamen Rider fighting action game will be 27. Based on the list of appearing Riders we have seen so far, this means the in-game roster should be already set in stone.
- From Masked Rider Kuuga: Masked Rider Kuuga
- From Masked Rider Agito: Masked Rider Agito
- From Masked Rider Ryuki: Masked Rider Ryuki
- From Masked Rider 555: Masked Rider Faiz
- From Masked Rider Blade: Masked Rider Blade
- From Masked Rider Hibiki: Masked Rider Hibiki
- From Masked Rider Kabuto: Masked Rider Kabuto
- From Masked Rider Den-O: Masked Rider Den-O
- From Masked Rider Kiva: Masked Rider Kiva
- From Masked Rider Decade: Masked Rider Decade
- From Kamen Rider W: Kamen Rider Double and Kamen Rider Accel
- From Kamen Rider OOO: Kamen Rider OOO and Kamen Rider Birth
- From Kamen Rider Fourze: Kamen Rider Fourze and Kamen Rider Meteor
- From Kamen Rider Wizard: Kamen Rider Wizard and Kamen Rider Beast
- From Kamen Rider Gaim: Kamen Rider Gaim and Kamen Rider Baron
- From Kamen Rider Drive: Kamen Rider Drive and Kamen Rider Mach
- From Kamen Rider Ghost: Kamen Rider Ghost and Kamen Rider Specter
- From Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid and Kamen Rider Brave
- From Kamen Rider Build: Kamen Rider Build
As we can see in this list, Kamen Rider Climax Fighters will include the 19 main Riders from the entire Heisei era series, while also adding 8 secondary Riders from the later Heisei era series (which is noticeable from the official title switch from the early era’s Masked Rider to Kamen Rider). However, also notice that the latter does not include the latest show Kamen Rider Build which just recently started airing at the time of this game’s reveal.
Adding extra characters via DLC has become a rather common practice in Japanese video games nowadays. The secondary rider in Kamen Rider Build, Kamen Rider Cross-Z has been revealed recently, so we are expecting Bandai Namco to add Cross-Z, along with possibly more Riders, to be added later with post-launch DLC.
Don’t forget that when Kamen Rider Climax Fighters is released on December 7, an English language version will be available in Southeast Asia! Although chances for an actual Western localization remains slim due to licensing difficulties, you should still be able to import the English version from Asia and play this game in English. Finally, you can watch the latest trailer again below, which also confirmed the addition of eight secondary Riders.