The time has finally come, PC warriors! As the latest version of the Under Night In-Birth, aptly subtitled Late[st], arrived on consoles earlier this year, many fans were eager to see if it would arrive on Steam as well. Arc System Works PC developer Shini just announced the Steam version of the game Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] on Twitter.
The Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] Steam page lists the release date as August 20th, this year (it will be August 21st in Japan). The teaser image Shini posted does list the Force of Fragment digital soundtrack, and he confirmed that it will be available as free DLC until August 28th, a full week after the release. If the Steam version is in-line with the console edition, it should cost $49.99.
For those who don’t know much about UNIST — While it does have a heavy anime aesthetic, it’s unlike typical air-dashers like BlazBlue: Central Fiction or Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2. It’s a bit more footsie-oriented and rewards good defense. At the center of its mechanics lies the GRD system, a sort of tug-of-war mechanic that can shift the tide between players. It features 20 unique characters, most fairly easy-to-approach but difficult-to-master.
Check out a trailer of the opening animation here:
For more information about the game, check out Shoryuken’s Under Night In-Birth:Exe Late[st] review.