Under Night In-Birth
is a HD 2D Fighting Game
made by French Bread, the makers of Melty Blood
, released on September 20, 2012 in arcades. It is currently unknown if it will obtain a port to current or next-gen platforms (console or PC), or if said port will be localized
, although French Bread has expressed desire to bring the game overseas. French Bread is also upgrading the game in arcades under the title of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late
, which rebalances the roster, features updated HD graphics and adds several new characters such as Chaos and Akatsuki
The game is shaping up to be the Spiritual Successor
of the Melty Blood series, in the same vein of BlazBlue
to Guilty Gear
just without the Tsukihime
characters and mythos, although it does feature Eltnum
. You can expect the characters to be heavily story-driven this way, though.
The roster include so far:
1st Clause. DIVIDE.
- Always Night
- Badass Longcoat: Gordeau's purple duster, and Seth's black trenchcoat.
- BFS: Yuzuriha's katana is REALLY long. Likewise, Gordeau's scythe is massive.
- Big Bad: Hilda.
- Bishounen: Hyde and Seth.
- Blood Knight: Carmine
- Bloody Murder: Carmine is shown to fight by using his own blood.
- Cast from Hit Points Carmine is also shown to use attacks that drain from his HP, he can heal via a grab.
- Casting a Shadow: Both Hyde and Seth. Gordeau also has a few darkness-like attacks
- Coat Cape: Yuzuriha.
- Cool Sword: Hyde has this.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite his appearance, attitude, and job as an Assassin, Seth is the game's Anti-Hero.
- Expy: Hyde has the hair-style of Ragna the Bloodedge, the fighting stance of Yu Narukami, and his sword general fighting style brings to mind Ichigo Kurosaki.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Seth and Hilda.
- Genki Girl: Yuzuriha, if the notes that come out of her sprite during battle are any indication.
- Gratuitous English: Just like its predecessor, if not worse.
- Gordeau is, aside from the name and menus, the most notable example. GURIIMU REEPAAH! MORTARU SURAIDO!
- "FIRST CLAUSE! DIVIDE!"
- "DOWN! DEPLETION OF EXS!"
- "BREAKDOWN! VANISHMENT OF VOID!"
- Guest Fighter: Melty Blood's Sion Eltnam Atlasia? Technically, Eltnum is (more or less) Sion Eltnam Atlasia in an Alternate Universe. She is subject to the same events as in Melty Blood, with most of Sion Eltnam Atlasia's back-story (and a massive design change). It should be noted that Eltnum is said to be intruding on the events of UNiB.
- Because of her existence, there are a few thing from Eltnum that pay Homage to her ten years as a combatant in MelBlo...
- Well, he is here... so you can't just summon the Blitz motor user with out some references to his struggle.
- Humanoid Abomination: Merkava. Most of the other Void probably qualify as well.
- Iaijutsu Practitioner: Yuzuriha. With a BFS no less.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Yuzuriha's got one nice katana.
- Knife Nut: Seth
- Lady of War: Orie is pretty much checking every list of requirements of this trope. Yuzuriha's fighting style is also pretty graceful, but she's more energetic than most examples.
- Mighty Glacier: Waldstein
- Multi Coloured Hair: Both Hyde and Seth. Hyde's is black and blond, while Seth's is black and white.
- Light 'em Up: Orie
- Name's the Same: Do not confuse Vatista with Batista
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Hilda, of course.
- One-Handed Zweihänder: How Gordeau wields his Sinister Scythe.