The Last Blade 2 will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita via the PlayStation Store on May 24, SNK Playmore announced. It will be cross-buy, meaning buying one version will get you the other.
The PlayStation ports support local and online multiplayer, as well as cross-play and cross-save functionality between PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.
If you purchase the game, you’ll also get bonus The Last Blade 2 PlayStation 4 and PS Vita themes.
Here’s the full rundown, via the PlayStation Blog:
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.
Featuring cross play between PS4 and PS Vita!
Through its multiplayer and cross play features, players can now duel against each other between PS4 and/or PS Vita. Furthermore, save data can now be shared via cross save functionality!
SNK Playmore also shared a piece of artwork recently illustrated by The Last Blade series artist Tonko for a fighting game tournament in Japan.
Watch a new trailer below.