By Spencer . February 19, 2009 . 3:19pm
Four years ago Idea Factory took characters from Spectral Force and Generation of Chaos and threw them into a 2D fighting game. Taiwan based IGS, a company now remembered for Final Fight style brawlers, developed the mashup which appeared in arcades before being ported to the PlayStation 2 and PSP.
Somehow Spectral vs. Generation made its way to Europe fully in English care of budget publisher Midas Interactive. A strange licensing choice considering Europe had no former exposure to Idea Factory’s Neverland characters before this came out. Generation of Chaos and Spectral Souls, which NIS America localized for us, were not released over there. Since the main selling point was lost overseas European gamers were left with an incredibly glitchy time freezing fighter.
There’s a reason why Spectral vs. Generation didn’t come over here, but if you have a morbid desire for a bad fighting game you can pull the English version of Europe’s PlayStation Store for £9.99 ($14).
The character roster.
Watch out for crouching kicks!