Under Night In-Birth II [Sys:Celes]

Under Night In-Birth II [Sys:Celes], often shortened to UNI2, is the fourth sequel of French Bread's 2D anime fighting series that debuted back in 2012.
Under Night In-Birth II [Sys:Celes] is slated to release in Early 2024 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. All 21 characters from the first game (including guest fighters Akatsuki and Eltnum) will return in UNI2 with expanded movelists and new abilities, as well as the newcomers added Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st] and EXE: Late[cl-r]. A total of six new characters will be introduced in UNI2, those being Tsurugi, Kaguya, Kuon, Ogre, Izumi, and Uzuki.

Under Night In-Birth II [Sys:Celes] character select screen.

Building upon the framework of the previous titles, [Sys:Celes] introduces several new mechanics including the Celestial State, which completely fills the GRD gauge on your end if you win the Vorpal cycle with six or more blocks of GRD. The second new mechanic is Creeping Edge, allowing characters to "dodge roll" past an attack at the risk of potentially losing GRD.
In addition to the new gameplay mechanics, UNI2 adds "quality of life" improvements, including Custom Color Slots and Rollback Netcode. In addition, all character theme songs have been completely remade and new voice lines have been recorded. UNI2 will feature a mix of new stages and visually updated stages from prior installments.

Meet the new gunslinger girl, Kaguya.

The light novel-style fighting game sequel presents the final chapter in the "Hollow Night" storyline that began in the original title over a decade ago. More details on UNI2's new features, enhancements, and modes are coming soon. Stay tuned...


Page Updated: January 24th, 2024
Developer(s): French Bread
Ecole Software
Publisher(s): Sega 
Arc System Works 
Platform(s): PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC
Designer(s): Nobuya Narita                   Director / Producer
Toshimichi Mori
Kamone Serizawa            Battle Planner
Release Date(s): January 25th, 2024
Characters Hyde, Linne, Waldstein, Carmine, Orie, Gordeau, Merkava, Vatista, Seth, Yuzuriha, Hilda, Chaos, Akatsuki, Eltnum, Nanase, Byakuya, Phonon, Mika, Enkidu, Wagner, Londrekia, Kaguya, Tsurugi, Kuon, Ogre, Izumi, Uzuki

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Related Games: Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[cl-r], Under Night In-Birth, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Akatsuki Blitzkampf, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Dragon Ball FighterZ, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, Granblue Fantasy Versus, Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, Guilty Gear -STRIVE-, Street Fighter 6, TEKKEN 8

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First Impression: There are many legendary anime fighting game series out there, and the Under Night In-Birth series has been around long enough to join the hall of fame of anime fighters. The first game saw numerous minor enhancements (and extremely-frustrating-to-type title updates), and now... Under Night In-Birth II "the sequel" arrives in 2024 with six new characters (that's a lot for a through-and-through 2D fighting game)!

As a casual enjoyer of the first Under Night In-Birth, I'm interested to see how the series evolves in UNI2. Please stay tuned for continued coverage and updates on Under Night In-Birth II [Sys:Celes].

~TFG Webmaster | @Fighters_Gen
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