Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm Fundraiser Surpasses $10,000 Milestone, James Chen Announced as First English Dynamic Commentator, Kaji Yuki to Voice New Character Azure

By on July 3, 2013 at 10:19 am

Nyu-Media’s Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm fundraiser has moved along at a steady clip since it started last week, and recently surpassed its first milestone of $10,000. To commemorate this occasion, they have released two new images of returning characters Kou and Hanzou, which you can check out below. The donation drive currently sits at $17,142 with forty days left to reach its $68,000 goal, so be sure to check out their official Indiegogo page for details on how you can help them out.


Additionally, a brand new dynamic commentator was announced earlier this morning. Yatagarasu’s commentator tracks are unique in that they follow the action on screen, making each match seem like tournament footage by reacting closely to both fighters’ playstyles. The previous release included commentary from Japanese figures such as MCZ|Tokido, Kokujin, and KSK.

Nyu-Media revealed that none other than James Chen will be joining this group as the Attack on Cataclysm update’s first English commentator, bringing his own style of match analysis to the table. One can only hope that his signature puns will abound, but we’ll just have to wait and see.


Finally, the Indiegogo page was also updated with information regarding the Japanese voice actor for Azure, one of Attack on Cataclysm’s new characters. He will be fleshed out by accomplished voice actor Kaji Yuki, who has previously lent his talents to the Attack on Titan anime series, Final Fantasy XIII, and more.


Be sure to let us know what you think of these developments in the comment section below!

Sources: Indiegogo, Nyu-Media via Novril (tip via Derek Neal)

  • Evu

    lol, plus points if James gets every single framedata in his ingame commentary wrong :3

  • gigantor21

    Oh, James Chen? I can’t wait to hear about how colors are so important while playing, LOL.

    Seriously, though, this is great. They need to get some Yipes too, though.

    • rc_on

      Whoa that’s a really cool idea to add english commentators! I really hope this game is going to do well. I bought it a while ago and it’s just amazing!

    • chipsndips

      Why Yipes? All he does is Marvel as far as I know, and his voice is too rugged for something like in-game commentary.

  • Ben

    So… is this game cancelled for 3DS or what?

    • iantothemax

      As far as I know, it’s still in development. Nicalis tweeted out an image of work-in-progress on a background last month.


      Nothing other than that recently. Nyu-Media has no involvement with that project, though.

    • Louis Lam

      There’s a different team working on the 3DS version.


  • RenaTurnip

    I don’t think I’ve ever fangirl squeed over James Chen before but I am definitely okay with having done so just now.

  • Love it! 😀

  • Louis Lam

    In-game commentary by James Chen makes this automatically awesome.

  • Edu Alonso Carrasco

    Waiting for some Yipes commentary ahahaha xD

  • Michael Scofield

    The first game is amazing cant wait for the next update to come errbody donate plz!!!!!!!!!!

  • Langdon Herrick

    Not sure how I feel about some of the new characters. A Seth/Dhalsim/Dural character who says things like,
    “Tell me, isn’t my honey delicious? Doesn’t it take you back to when you were born?”

    Guess I’ll just have to donate to see them in motion.

  • locazo87

    This game is gonna make it, as PC gamers we are hunger for good fighting games.

  • windsagio

    Fan celebrity preprogrammed commentary is ‘everything that’s wrong in the community crystallized, part 5’

    • Ah, yes, the horrors of a community having fun. Don’t worry, one day we’ll get our act together and stop doing cool shit for good.

      • windsagio

        Having fun would be playing the game.

        This is development time and money spent on ‘hey he’s kind of famous’ sound drops.

        Really though, my issue is that people think getting pseudocelebrity commentary enhances the game in any way.

        • Hey_Sim

          Go home, you’re drunk.

          • windsagio

            Man I wish.

            Also, I’m being nice :p I’ve intentionally avoided going after chen’s announcing style directly, even though it’s akin to 19th century dental surgery.

  • BeholdMyPower

    My inner fangirl just squealed. I didn’t even know I had one before.

  • Yan Zhao

    Need Ultra David too.

  • Jonathan Tse

    the “one other famous overseas FGC member” for a game like Yatagarasu HAS to be John D.

  • Inan

    Is there a donation drive to have Nuki as an available commentator for the English version?