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November 7, 2013

Legend of Raven Coming to PS4 and Xbox One with GGPO!

We’re sure some of you may have heard that Legend of Raven is coming to more than just PlayStation Vita. Well, we’re super happy to confirm that Legend of Raven will indeed be releasing on PlayStation 4 AND Xbox One. It gets better, too. We’ve signed an agreement with Tony Cannon to implement GGPO netcode for the console version of Legend of Raven. Oh, and did we mention that the PlayStation 4 and Vita version will be cross-buy/cross play? Yeah, pretty cool.

Check out the new trailer below that shows some of the more interesting combos in Legend of Raven. We want to hear more of your feedback and thanks for the support!

August 22, 2013

YATAGARASU TO BE REBORN AS LEGEND OF RAVEN, ON PLAYSTATION®VITA

An enhanced, portable version of the high-speed 2D fighting game, created by ex-King of Fighters developers

Santa Ana, Calif., (August 21, 2013) – Nicalis, Inc., developer and publisher of independently awesome video games announces 2D fighting game, Legend of Raven, for release on the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment via the PlayStation@Network.

“We are extremely excited to launch Legend of Raven on the PS Vita,” said Victor Rodriguez, CEO and Executive Producer, Nicalis, “ Originally announced for the Nintendo 3DS, we’ve since moved development over to PSN due to the incredibly overwhelming response from the fighting gaming community. With Legend of Raven on PS Vita we can take advantage of the beautiful Vita OLED screen and spend time developing new features like parallaxing backgrounds and an original new soundtrack.”

Legend of Raven Features

■ Featuring Eight exquisitely, hand-animated characters by King of Fighters artist, Kotani Tomoyuki
Every character features their own unique set of special attacks and super moves

■ Enhanced from the original
Featuring a new soundtrack, parallaxing backgrounds, ad-hoc versus play and more!

■ Innovative parry and damage mitigation systems allows for a multitude of defensive options
Execute well-timed counter attacks to turn the tide of battle.
■ Flawless Local Play!
Battle nearby friends with lag-free ad hoc Versus mode!

Prologue
The year was December 25th, 1926. Japan was on the verge of welcoming a new era…the era of “Koubun”.

Instead a revolution broke out, led by those who hoped to revive the Land of the Gods, Japan, and return her to its former glory. The Prime Minister’s cabinet, the police department, the Zaibatsu families, the mass media…the flow of information to the outside world was immediately suppressed.

Out of options, the old government resorted to creating a group of elite assassins, called the “Yatagarasu” in order to maintain order and suppress the rebellion.

These government agents have become known as the “Government’s Dogs” by the general populace. Now, they are on the move towards “Iga-sei”, which is said to still function as the government’s intelligence hub.

Legend of Raven continues Nicalis’ partnerships with ultra-talented and super-awesome independent developers. Previously Nicalis has teamed up with 8bits Fanatics (1001 Spikes), Edmund McMillen (The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth), Studio Pixel (Cave Story, Ikachan), Nicklas Nygren (NightSky), and Terry Cavanagh (VVVVVV).

More information can be found on the official website at http://nicalis.com/legendofraven

August 23, 2012

Nicalis Strikes with Yatagarasu Fighting Game – play@PAX Prime 2012

Coming to North America and Europe – play@PAX Prime!

August 23, 2012 – Nicalis, in collaboration with Circle Edge, proudly announces fighter “Yatagarasu” (final name and release date TBD) bound for the West! Created by a three-man team (past credits include King of Fighters), Yatagarasu rocks hard with classic 2D fighting action and tournament-level depth. 

Developed over four years, Yatagarasu was originally released in 2011 as a Japan-only title. Art direction and character design by fan-favorite artist Styleos, game design and balance by ex-SNK designer Umezono and game engine by Shiza–the three-man team makes up Circle Edge. Yatagarasu also features a unique optional commentator system that mimics the tournament trash talk experience. 

Attendees of PAX Prime 2012 can preview this fighting masterpiece next week (8.31, 9.1, 9.2) by visiting booth 883 (within the Indie Megabooth) and experience the action. Watch the Yatagarasu Trailer on YouTube at: Yatagarasu Nintendo 3DS Trailer

Yatagarasu Features:
– Eight playable characters
– Single and 2P Vs. modes
– Training and Replay modes
– Four-button attack system with Parry System
– Character design by Styleos
– Classic 2D hand drawn sprites
– Original soundtrack

Yatagarasu continues Nicalis’ collaborative domination with some of the best developers in the world. Previously Nicalis has teamed up with Studio Pixel (Cave Story), Nicklas Nygren (NightSky), Terry Cavanagh (VVVVVV) and Sophie Houlden (Swift Stitch).

About Nicalis, Inc.
Based in extra sunny Southern California, Nicalis, Inc. is a developer and publisher of pretty awesome downloadable games ranging from PC to console to mobile. Founded in 2007, Nicalis is committed to working with other developers on great games. Nicalis, Inc. is also releasing NightSky (Nintendo 3DS and iOS) and publishing 1001 Spikes (also playable at PAX Prime). For more information on Nicalis, visit our rad HTML5 site at: http://www.nicalis.com and let’s be friends on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nicalis

About Circle Edge
Based in Japan, Circle Edge is comprised of a small group of highly trained experts in fighting game design. As it’s first game, Yatagarasu represents the culmination of knowledge from developing multiple fighting and action games. 

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