September 20, 2013 // 4:28 pm
- Today Tyrone Rodriguez
at Nicalis detailed Legend of Raven for the PlayStation Vita handheld console.
Below are the details, to quote: Fighting and PS Vita fans, rejoice! If you follow great PS Vita games, you probably know that Legend of Raven, the high-speed, 2D fighter, is coming later this year. And if you don't know about Legend of Raven, where have you been?
Legend of Raven features an awesome, hard-rocking guitar soundtrack, beautifully drawn characters and backgrounds, and gameplay to rival some of the best 2D fighters available today.
Headed to PSN, Legend of Raven will give you guys and girls the opportunity to go head-to-head locally (via Ad Hoc) with your friends.
A super-unique color commentary system emulates that old arcade experience. I'm sure some of you remember going to arcades or watching tournaments, seeing AND hearing the action.
It's just like that, except without the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds. Literally, the in-game commentary will pop-up from time to time when you're clobbering an opponent with a vicious combo or finishing them off with a super move.
For those among us who want to learn a bit more about how the controls work, Legend of Raven features a four-button attack system and two varieties of punches and kicks, as well as a locking system not unlike the parry system in Street Fighter III.
By pressing the L or R button on your Vita, you can parry an attack, stunning your opponent for a short period of time (I'm talking frames), then strike immediately to hurt them with a painful counter!
There are three types of button locking: mid air, high, and low. Use the appropriate BL to parry an opponent's attack. Press forward while pushing BL for a greater return. You can also BL while blocking an opponent's combo.
However, beware of the timing since it will take you out of guard and result in you being hit. It's an incredibly deep system that works whether you're a circular motion character or a charge-type character.
Special attacks can also be improved/upgraded by pressing two punch or kick buttons when performing the input. Assuming you have special meter available, your character will glow and the special attack will become powered-up, delivering more hits, damage, or assuming heightened priority. Of course, we also have super moves in the game for each character.
Here's where it gets real interesting: we're going to give a talented member of the Sony gaming community the unique opportunity to be featured as an in-game, color commentator in Legend of Raven for PS Vita.
If you think you have what it takes, we've prepared some stock footage from Legend of Raven for you to record your awesome color commentary over. We want you to be part of Legend of Raven.
Here's what you have to do to audition:
• Be awesome!
• Record your mind-blowing color commentary over the provided gameplay footage, which you can watch here
or download here
• Upload your video to YouTube and make sure it's unlisted.
• Email us a link to your YouTube video with the color commentary to: auditions AT nicalis.com
Nicalis will be accepting audition videos up until September 20th, 2013. If someone is up to the challenge and makes the cut, they'll be chosen on September 25, 2013 and notified by email. You can find more information here.
I'm really excited to get Legend of Raven in your hands on PS Vita. I grew up playing fighting games in arcades and have never stopped playing them.
Shoot off your questions in the comments section, I'll try to answer as many as I can. Thanks for reading, and hope you like what you see with Legend of Raven.