If 2018 has been the year of anything, it’s definitely the year of crossover fighting games. In addition to getting an in-depth look at every imaginable facet of Nintendo’s upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at this year’s E3, fighting fans were also introduced to the promising anime-centric title Jump Force. If all that wasn’t enough for you, you’re in luck, as Nicalis has announced that Blade Strangers will be released for the Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4 on August 28th.
— Nicalis, Inc. (@nicalis) June 28, 2018
Blade Strangers is a two-dimensional fighting game with a packed roster. Including characters from games like Code of Princess and Cave Story, Blade Strangers manages a roster that is both recognizable to gamers and irresistible to fans of indie games. Featuring heavy hitters like Gunvolt (from Azure Striker Gunvolt), Shovel Knight (from the titular game), and Isaac (from The Binding of Isaac), Blade Strangers promises to be a crossover fighting game that is just about as niche as they come.
If you’d like to learn more about Blade Strangers, you can check out DualShockers’ preview of the game here, and watch five minutes of gameplay, alongside the lovely animated intro definitely reminiscent of the anime and cartoon series of old.