Shizuo From Durarara!! And Accel World’s Kuroyukihime Join Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax

By Ishaan . October 6, 2013 . 6:15am

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax has added two more characters to its roster, and yes, as expected, one them is from the Durarara!! franchise. Shizuo Heiwajima will be a playable character in the game, Dengeki Online reveals.

 

Joining him in today’s reveal is a character from Accel World—Kuroyukihime:

 

 

You can read about Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax’s fighting system here. Sega have also released the game’s first trailer, which you can watch below:

 

 


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  • Caribbean Brony

    IIIIIIIIZZZZZZAAAAAAYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

    • davidrabbich

      My expectations were that this would be top comment. I am dissappoint

    • Anthony Birken

      Came here to say the same thing~

  • Klaus00

    Did not expect that. IZAYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Yes Shizuo ftw, surprised it isnt Izaya. Oh Well hopefully Izaya and Kida Masaomi join so I can have my Izaya Kida Shizuo sandwich.

    Kuroyukihime gives me hope for Silver Crow.

    (also Mahouka anime finally, hyped if they get Tatsuya in this game then)

    • MrJechgo

      I think they’re going with allies for support characters, so if Izaya is added, it might be a separate character, hopefully. Right now, I’m crossing my fingers for Celty or Simon as playable or support characters. Celty would be awesome, but Simon would just crack me up XD

    • DyLaN

      There a Mahouka anime announcement? I thought its just a trademark so far?

      • Subaru

        Mahouka anime was confirmed today along with an anime for “Black Bullet”, another light novel from Dengeki Bunko. So characters from there could also make an appearance.

        • DyLaN

          Cool. I read some BB earlier and seen the illustration of it. I’m liking wht I saw.
          But I’m a bit worried whether the LN design/artstyle carries over to anime well or not….

          Haven’t read Mahouka though. Good to know!

  • MrJechgo

    Shizuo? WIN!

    This is for good measures XD
    http://youtu.be/seSMVue8MK4?t=17s

  • Thatguy

    Can you throw some vending machines at your enemy?

    • Mental

      I’m hoping for a vending machine super.

    • ToshiChan

      Can my assist be Izaya jumping on the back of my opponent while laughing?

  • http://lookingglass.kokidokom.net/ gundamjehutykai

    Have to admit that I was hoping for celty to be playable but I’ll take shizuo. Kuroyukihime was a no brainer ever since they showed off asuna

  • H.A.MK

    Now, add Yami from To Love-Ru, Hanekawa from Bakemonogatari, Minewa from achi kochi and finally Emi from Hataraku Maou-sama. Here I proved that I watch too much anime

  • British_Otaku

    I haven’t seen DRRR!! or the whole of Accel World but this line up is looking good. Would like to hear about Celty and Silver Crow’s spot in the game, it wouldn’t hurt to have two playable characters from a series right?

    • Fire.fire.kun

      That’s what I want to know – if they intend to only restrict support and playable to one each per series. And they haven’t confirmed SEGA characters yet. Given the VC stage in the game, Selvaria is already confirmed in my book. Just want to know if she will be a final boss or playable.

      • British_Otaku

        Selvaria would make a brilliant final boss, but I would like a nerfed or normal version of her to be playable like Hazama in Blazblue is Unlimited at the end of Arcade Mode and in Abyss but he can also be played while balanced along with everyone else.

  • MSJ

    Celty…… D:

  • Shizumasa

    Sweet. Shizuo is in this!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/findlay27 Hawk Ward

    Finally, a playable MALE character!
    (nohomobutwouldtotallyonetimehomoforshizuo)

  • RichyGaming

    Me: I wonder when they’re going to put in some male characters… these people are already pretty strong though.
    -See’s Shizuo-
    Me: Holy shit everyone’s going to fucking die dood!

  • Fire.fire.kun

    And this confirms the first playable male. Celty would have been a more interesting choice, but Shizu-chan is just as good a fighter; going by the anime, ofc.

    Good to see they finally have a gameplay video out so we can judge its quality. Those rigid pixelated sprites with the retro music make it like a doujin fighter.

  • axess707

    Why not Black Lotus? That would’ve made more sense. But then again, Kirino is playable.

    And I still can’t get over Touma being bumped into support character status.

    • Mental

      You and me both on the latter.

      • Kevin Schwarz

        Me as well…

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha, so Shizuo joins the brawl! Now I just hope for Holo and Lawrence to make it in.

    Also I’m kind of laughing at Touma being support, but eh- I can see why. Dude may have a cool power, but it isn’t exactly a varied one. Then again they feature Kirino who I… can’t really say I saw as a fighter, but I guess she works as a joke/gimmick fighter of some kind, ish.

    • British_Otaku

      Given that Kirino is playable, I’m sure they could had thought something up for Touma. I haven’t seen either of the two, but fighting game developers specialise in making up tons of interesting things for characters who may had never thrown a punch or jumped.

      Also hoping for Holo and Lawrence…
      And for Taiga (Toradora) to be playable, it would be odd if she was a support, but we have seen some odd choices already.

      • Göran Isacson

        Ooh, Toradora is also part of Dengeki? Didn’t know that…

        Oh my god the first thing that came to mind was that Taiga was going to be this games version of Yoda or Viewtiful Joe, as in so tiny that she was going to slip underneath everyones attacks because of her low hitbox. I kind of want that to happen now and for all the chars to comment on how hard she is to hit and it just infuriates her further.

  • zferolie

    I can’t wait for Holo/Horo from Spice and Wolf(she’s from the same company!)

    • neocatzon

      No one should forget this legend.

    • Croix Zapp

      i might get the game solely because of her <3

    • Hidayat246

      Horo & kurohime sold my soul

  • Shane Guidaboni

    YES! Durarara!!!

  • Cephrien

    I’m not sold until I see Sonic. >:l

  • Zonic505

    Dat UFO Catcher super. Nice to see they were able to think of a creative way to make Kirino a playable character. Rather surprised.

  • Chaos_Knight

    Good.

    So it’s not an all-girl fighting game. Now when are we going to see some Sega characters?

  • DivinePhoenix69

    Since Shizuo being in pretty much confirms male fighters, im really hoping for a playable Haru/Silver Crow but judging from Kuroyukihime’s appearance i wont be suprised if he gets reduced to a support character :/.

    Also Sega characters when?

    • Kevin Schwarz

      Most likely Valkyries I suppose.

      • DivinePhoenix69

        Yea they do seem to be the most likely candidates at this point.

  • Dark Zerato

    Anyone want Shizuo’s support is Izaya ?

    • ToshiChan

      If he doesn’t jump on people’s backs or stomp a phone I’ll be disappointed.

  • DivinePhoenix69

    Also im getting alot of UNIB vibes from this, even the sound effects sound the same

    • Canceris

      They Are the same. I do wonder if they are placeholders, or maybe they are using similar engines? or perhaps the sound engineer of UNiB is working here too.

  • KyoyaHibari

    I know it is highly unlikely that this will happen, but can we get Luck Gandor or Claire Stanfield as the Baccano rep and not Firo? I found Firo kind of lame while Luck kind of got jibbed in characterization in the anime but he still seemed cool, and then Claire is just a lovable lunatic.

    • Tooru

      I’m hoping for Ladd Russo myself, though Claire would also be great.

    • Dark Zerato

      I don’t think Claire Redfield would be the Baccano rep. She is in Resident Evil. The one could be Baccano rep is Claire Stanfield.

      • Hyli

        I did that too! Lol wth

      • KyoyaHibari

        lol whoops I always mix that up

    • JustThisOne

      I… I kinda liked Firo. :V I want his hat to do magical things like in the anime.

    • komiko12

      I think Isaac and Miria would be the reps since they are arguably the most popular characters in Baccano.

  • Luke Blackwood

    Fuck yeah, male characters! That means that my hopes for Kirito or Eugeo can still dream on!

    Leaving my hopes aside, seeing Shizuo is pretty awesome. No word on who is his support character yet? Also, let’s pray that Izaya joins the rooster as well. Shizuo x Izaya would be an friggin awesome match.

  • KyoyaHibari

    Also hoping for Kino, Maou, Taiga, Dokuro & Boogiepop

    • Jesse

      I’d love to see Boogiepop in something again. =D

  • LuciferD666

    Does anyone notice the special attack startup sound is identical to Under Night:In-Birth’s ?
    Otherwise and ironically. Animation and graphics look close to par too.

    • http://www.unit03.net blackraen

      Actually there’s a few sounds that stuck me as being identical to UNI, and some of the pushback looks the same too. I’m kind of suspecting that they may have made some kind of arrangement with Frenchbread for the engine.

  • Kevin Schwarz

    No offense but Shizuo is indeed homo, but also a tsundere so it make sense, basically playable characters keep on staying girls and tsunderes, I suppose?

    • British_Otaku

      That would be a very bizarre way to make a line up for a video game… ONLY CHARACTERS THAT ARE TSUNDERE AND LIKE A GUY. :P

      I doubt that’s the case, Kevin. >_>

    • http://zenkostickfighter.blogspot.com/ Zenko404

      Homo? Who tell you that? Fujoshis? Because, the autor of the novel says that Shizuo likes older womens
      Well, I really like see him in the game, I love Shizuo <3 I wish Celty or Izaya for support!

    • Detrimont

      he’s not homo, in the novels currently the Author is implying a relationship with a character called Vorona
      (and the artist pairs Izaya with Namie)

      • komiko12

        And also, the author was apparently displeased with all the Shizuo/Izaya stuff.

        • Detrimont

          not exactly, he did create Erika afterall

          • komiko12

            Not an indication that he likes it. She is a fujoshi character so it is in her nature to ship couples. The author has once said that he creates storylines by imagining what would a character do in reaction to what is happening.

          • Detrimont

            true

      • Kevin Schwarz

        Yeah, I know he is not, but he acts like one. People being pissed off about it just proves it, otherwise why wouldn’t they just ignore my comment? It’s called psychology.

        • Detrimont

          i dont see how he acts like one at all
          also, how exactly is being being pissed at what you’re saying prove that a character is or acts gay, your thoughts on psychology are very wrong, and doesn’t make sense at all.

  • Hyli

    Yes! More male characters please! Some folks in the comments have made some very good suggestions, like Claire Redfield and Kirito, so fingers crossed for more dudes!

    • Kevin Schwarz

      If that’s so then add Sakai Yuuji too, he is badass when fused

      • echokanon

        He is a good antagonist candidate to me

      • Hyli

        I haven’t actually ever seen Shakugan no Shana, so I may not be the most qualified to comment on him in particular. :3

      • British_Otaku

        Only watched the first season of that, while he can get himself out of minor troubles alone, it’s Shana who does the work or does it after a bit of a boost there. >_>

        I suppose with three seasons and tons of light novels, he must have something.

    • JustThisOne

      (You mean Claire Stanfield. Redfield is the one from Resident Evil. :>)

      • Hyli

        LOL. I thought that looked strange. It seems I have my streams crossed.

    • echokanon

      With Mahouka’s anime adaption confirmed and Shizuo confirming male character appearance. Tatsuya/Miyuki duo’s appearance is pretty much absolute I think

  • Dark Zerato

    I heard from someone on animesuki that the game is confirmed for home console, no specified platform though.

    • DyLaN

      Its mentioned in a Dengeki article.

  • Mugen555

    This and New SAO game.
    Must be a good day for Dengeki published light novel fans

  • Luis Camargo

    This reminds me a lot of Aquapazza. I want to see some Sega characters on it, the VC stage made me hopefull

  • Canceris

    I’m courious now: who are the developers? is Sega developing? I would like to see a list with the full developers.

    • Mugen555

      Probably Sega is developing, but the roster is full dengeki light novel
      The VC stage is probably cameo or new VC novel?

  • KuroNathan

    I’m still waiting for my favorite bludgeon to death angel.

    pipirupirupirupipirupi~

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    Just Climaxed…

  • TheExile285

    I knew Kirino would be throwing eroge at people…..

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Mugen

  • Ouryu

    Shizuo is a cool guy.

  • HououinKyouma

    I was expecting Kuro, not Shizuo..

  • Warboss Aohd

    da other fighterz should just give up, dey ain’t beatin’ Shizuo.

    • DyLaN

      Nerfing says hi.

  • MonoChrome

    Sweet~ I was hoping this form of kuroyuki would be in the game; she has such a nice ass too~

  • Captain Levi

    More male characters, thanks.

  • dahuuuundge

    Still waiting on that Touman

    • Göran Isacson

      Dude was in the trailer, he’s Mikasas support-fighter.

  • Anime10121

    I’m SO importing this! This type of game is more my speed than J Stars (though I’m importing THAT too), as I like my fighting games on a 2D plane so TY SEGA!

  • ZekeFreek

    Right, because Kuroyukihime always fights in her net avatar… Did they even do the research on this?

  • Sanjima

    I think it’s safe to say that Shizuo is gonna be the manliest char in this game without a doubt! m/

  • XaviIniesta

    Holy shit, Shizuo…

  • Detrimont

    finally, a male character, i wonder who his support will be, all the fujoshi’s will be hoping it’s Izaya, but i’m hoping for celty

  • KuroNathan

    Wow, This game is pretty generous with the char’s ranges. It looks like everyone has an 1/8-1/4 screen reaching attack. Even Shana a melee char has reach on her sword.

    Here’s the mechanics for this game btw:
    http://shoryuken.com/2013/10/05/mikoto-misaka-and-kirino-kosaka-announced-as-playable-characters-in-dengeki-bunko-fighting-climax-four-assist-characters-revealed/

    Having two types of burst and pushback consuming meter is a bit odd..

  • Neppygear

    omfg Shizuo yyyyeeessssssssss

  • James Darkly

    Will we ever see this on west?

    … Sega, nuff said.

  • Bell

    I don’t know which companies are working on this game or anything so I have no idea if this is even a possibility, but if Hei from Darker Than Black is put in the game, I’d probably buy it just for him. Just a little pipe dream of mine.

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