Well well, we certainly didn’t expect to be seeing this so soon! Following the recent localisation of the Umineko Question arcs on Steam, Mangagamer have today announced at Anime Weekend Atlanta (NSFW and Spoilers) that they plan to localise Umineko’s fighting game: Ougon Musou Kyoku CROSS, renamed as Golden Fantasia CROSS! The game will be released on PC via Mangagamer’s website and Steam. From Mangagamer’s blog:
Drawing from the highly-acclaimed visual novel, this 2D tag-team fighting game features 19 different characters from the series that can be paired to create a wide variety of different match-ups! Combine meta world abilities and fighting styles between partners to create your best tag-team for crushing the competition! Change-up your tag-outs to control the flow the battle–whether pressing an attack, halting a rushdown, escaping from potential stun or guard break, or to recover chip damage–timing your tag is an important key to victory!
The game features local and net multiplayer, as well as a story mode which will be fully translated into English for this release! It’s also worth nothing however that this game contains spoilers for all eight episodes of Umineko. If you’re still new to the series and don’t want certain characters and plot elements broken to you early, we strongly urge keeping away from this release until you’re finished with the story. That said, if you don’t care about spoilers and just want a fun fighting game, Golden Fantasia is sure to scratch that itch! It’s garnered quite a cult following even outside of Umineko fans as a genuinely good fighter.
For those newcomers curious about the game, I recorded myself
being beaten up as Battler
playing a match with as few spoilers as possible. Spoilers up to Episode 3 were unavoidable, but I managed to keep any content beyond that point out of the video, so if you’ve read even half of Episode 3 then you’re safe to view it.
Only a short while ago had everyone accepted that an Umineko localisation was impossible. Today, we not only stand in a fragment where the Umineko question arcs have been released on Steam, but even the Umineko fighting game has received a localisation. Things are looking very good for English-speaking 07th Expansion fans these days. Will you be picking it up at launch? Let us know how you feel about the news below!