It finally has a name! After months of calling it the “Mysterious Fighting Game”, ARIKA have finally christened their new fighter “Fighting EX Layer” — an obvious call back to the original Fighting Layer. Not only will Fighting EX Layer be playable at PlayStation Experience, but it will have a two week PS4 beta test which starts on December 11th.
The characters playable in the demo are as follows:
- Darun Mister
- Allen Snider
The main role of the beta test is to thoroughly test Fighting EX Layer‘s network match function, so be sure to leave your feedback if you choose to play in this beta.
As part of this announcement, ARIKA’s founder Akira Nishitani has explained the things he wants to accomplish via Fighting EX Layer‘s Gougi system — where players can unlock certain power-ups by performing specific actions in battle. Nishitani mainly wants to change the flow of your average match, by having players constantly reacting to each Gougi as it activates. You can read Nishitani-san’s full reasoning behind the Gougi system over on the PlayStation Blog.