Arc System Works and Aksys Games announced at EVO 2019 that the next installment in the Under Night In-Birth series, Under Night In-Birth: Exe:Late[cl-r], is in development and will release in North America.
Developed by French Bread, the game will feature a new playable character and will come with new moves, balance changes, and updates. A demo will be made available at special events.
“The 2D fighting community has been incredibly supportive, and we are as excited about this new chapter in the Under Night In-Birth series as they are,” said Aksys Games’ Chief Executive Officer, Akibo Shieh. “With the introduction of a new character, the entire game has been carefully re-balanced and perfected for the greatest possible anime fighting experience to date.”
An official overview is as follows:
In Under Night In-Birth, a mysterious phenomenon, known only as “the Hollow Night,” has enveloped regions of Japan in darkness for several centuries. Every area affected by the Hollow Night is beset by shadowy monsters–known as “Voids”–who feed off of a power called “Existence.” Most humans don’t possess the ability to see or come in contact with Voids, and therefore remain safe. You, however, are not so lucky. As one of a cast of unique characters, players fight their way through the dangers of the Hollow Night and defeat those who would try to get in your way. The game features classic 2D anime fighter controls with a splash of devastating combos and unique fighting styles sure to keep your appetite for battle sated. A fight is more than just pressing buttons!
Platforms and a release date have yet to be announced but we’ll keep our readers posted. However, Under Night In-Birth: Exe:Late[cl-r] was rated for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Taiwan back in May.