Indie fighter Legend of Raven takes the brawl to PS4, Xbox One


Circle Edge's one-on-one fighter Legend of Raven (formerly Yatagarasu) is gearing up for a digital release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year, publisher Nicalis announced this week.

Nicalis revealed that Legend of Raven's online competition will be fueled by GGPO netcode, minimizing lag between players. The PlayStation 4 version of Legend of Raven will additionally feature Cross-Play compatibility with the previously announced PlayStation Vita port, and players will receive both versions of the game upon purchase on either platform.

Legend of Raven is scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2013.
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LEGEND OF RAVEN FIGHTS ITS WAY ONLINE
2D fighter is coming to more platforms with a host of improvements

Santa Ana, Calif., (November 4, 2013) - Nicalis, Inc., developer and publisher of independently awesome video games has announced that the 2D fighting game, Legend of Raven, initially announced as a PlayStation®Vita title (via the PlayStationⓇNetwork) is now coming to PlayStation 4 (as a Cross-Buy Cross-Play) and Xbox One. Additionally, Legend of Raven will feature online network battles using "lagfree" GGPO technology.

Legend of Raven Features

■ Cross-Buy (via PSN)
Buy the PS Vita or PS4 version and get the other for free!

■ Cross Play! (via PSN)
Cross Play allows up to 2 players to face off against each other in a real-time match whether they're on the PS4 or the PS Vita!

■ Official GGPO netcode!
Battle your online friends, lag-free with the official GGPO netcode!

■ All new original soundtrack!
Featuring a new soundtrack featuring the track "Fight" by female fronted rock quintet, The Dirty Youth. Rock out here: http://youtu.be/wX1wPLjPhlc

■ Refreshed UI, stages and special effects!
Legend of Raven has been further improved with new UI effects, backgrounds and artwork!

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

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Game screens and logo are available at the link below. Additionally, game reviewers interested in press codes or more assets should contact Gail Salamanca.
https://app.box.com/s/81wug5m2tavzgar2aq9w

About Nicalis, Inc.

Based in Southern California, Nicalis, Inc. is an independent developer and digital publisher with a proven track record for developing and publishing well-polished games. Founded in 2007, Nicalis continually seeks to enhance, and improve the quality of video games throughout the game industry. More information on Nicalis can be found via the Internet at http://www.nicalis.com and http://www.twitter.com/nicalis

About The Dirty Youth

Hailing from South Wales, UK, The Dirty Youth are a female fronted quintet setting their sights on world domination. Not nestling in to one specific genre is their gift, as they blend rock anthems with metal riffs and a punk attitude. The Dirty Youth released their debut album 'Red Light Fix' in late 2011 via Universal. Mixed by Martyn "Ginge" Ford at Nott-in Pill Studios (home to Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium etc.) The Tracks were then sent to be mastered at Sterling Sound in New York who have mastered albums by the likes of Elvis, The Beatles, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson and now The Dirty Youth! More information about The Dirty Youth can be found at http://www.thedirtyyouth.co.uk/ and https://www.facebook.com/thedirtyyouth

This article was originally published on Joystiq.