SEGA has announced that they’re bringing the anime/manga-infused fighter to the West.

Steven Akana – the Associate Marketing Manager for Sega – has just made an interesting post on the PlayStation Blog, announcing the release of license-heavy fighter Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax in the West this Summer.

Developed by Ecole and French Bread in cooperation with ASCII Media Works, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax features over sixty new vignettes to explore in its Dream Duel Mode, in addition to the original story campaign present in the Arcade Mode. It also features original cutscenes exclusive to the console versions, penned under the supervision of Dengeki Bunko’s writers to add further depth to the interactions of this “fantasy crossover”, and even stages designed after some of Sega’s most iconic series’.

Here’s some of the finer points, regarding the fighting system in the title (via PSBlog);

Fighting Climax features a fighting system that is both easily understood and complex, thus catering to veterans and newcomers alike. Using weak, medium and strong attacks, each of the playable characters have move sets that are similar in execution, yet differ in attack range, power and speed.

Assist characters each have two moves that can either help you chain your combos or add a defensive strike, giving players a large range of flexibility in custom combo creation and play style. 

Not enough? Check out the Western announcement trailer below;

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax is set to release in the West this Summer, available in both regions digitally and in North America as a physical copy (sorry Europe) – are you excited yet? 

  • Phelan

    Sadly Dengenki Bunko is coming to Europe as digital only title. Many
    of us feel that it is unfair decision. There are lots of people who
    refuse to buy digital only games, when they are released in smaller
    market (NA) with retail.

    That is why someone created a petition. I doubt that it will work but it is worth a shot:

    before you say that it is without any sense. Please know one thing.
    Their previous game released with retail was sold out in first day. To
    my country (european country) not a single copy of a game was shipped
    any my pre-ordered was cancelled by shop 🙁

    Even on Amazon.UK they
    have run out of copies. When I saw that my pre-order was cancelled I
    went to Amazon page. I saw only one thing “you need to wait 4 week
    because we don’t have it anymore”


    Better than SEGA assumed. So why release their next game as digital only?!

    ALSO Please visit this page and say what you think about it:

    • I don’t know why people still bother with SEGA. They’ve showed time and time again that they don’t give a f*ck about their customers opinion.

      And I’m one of those people that will not buy the game simply because it’s digital-only.

      The petition link is dead.

      • Phelan

        Ahh thx for pointing it out. I copied it from different post 😛 Should be working now.

        Why do I bother? Because they hold rights to many good IPs. Valkyria Chronicles is one of them. I would kill for VC 3 released on Vita.

        I didn’t also like what they did with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. We waited 2 months longer than NA… and we didn’t even get free DLCs that NA got :/ not fair.

        I recomend you going to SEGA blog and saying it out loud. There is great guy who IS listening named Julian.

        • If the higher-ups at SEGA are retarded (which they are), no amount of pleading and begging will change their mind or catch their attention.

      • Buckybuckster

        Well, I can’t begin to fathom the reasons behind what metrics companies use to decide what regions get physical Vita games, or just a digital release. But at least you know.

        There’s those of us in NA who still feel duped by the wait one month after the PSN release to get the physical game only to find out said physical game was just a download card in a Minecraft box caper.

        • Ichigo Yoite

          yeah ok that minecraft thing was really bad….would have screamed after opening my physical box -.-

    • Ichigo Yoite

      Good thing I don’t like most fighting games so I’ll skip this one. May get the digital version when its REALLY cheap. I don’t get a lot of physical release decisions. We get Re;birth 2 physically but not Re: Birth 1? Wtf?!?!?

      • Phelan

        It would be nice if they made double release 1+2

        Now priority for 2 will be low for me. as I still have to play 1 part, and finding a used cheap copy is not that easy.

        • Ichigo Yoite

          The worst part is the DLC if you ask me. I imported part 1 because I really wanted the physical and there is that feeling of incompleteness…and resetting my vita again and again just sucks. If you could just switch stores that would be awesome. We are living in a globalized world and still got those damn region borders ……………………

  • Nonscpo

    I’m simply left speechless!

  • Buckybuckster

    This comes as a surprise. Maybe they’ve realized it’s time to offer up more than crappy Sonic games? Time to revisit the idea of a Phantasy Star Nova localization? Eh Sega??

    Yeah, I know you said you have no plans to. But if you’re bringing over a game with far less name recognition in the west, you could at least give it some thoughtful consideration.

    • Nonscpo

      So what your not excited for this one? Do you even realize the nightmare a game like this must be in terms of licensing? Could you possibly be even more ungrateful? Yeah I get people give Sega crap especially over Phantasy Star, and a lot of it is warranted. However credit must be given when credit is due, as I’m simply amazed that Sega would even consider localizing this title.

  • Almir Alves Pereira

    WOW! I never imagined this game would come west! It must have been a nightmare to license all the characters. It gives me hope for PS Nova…

  • Isamu Daison

    Definitely getting both versions! I wish SEGA would leak some screenshots of the localization progress on Phantasy Star Online 2! Enjoying the JP version tremendously on my PSVITA!

  • Konohana Lucia

    What I’ve waited for 😀