Details On Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax’s Playable Characters

By Sato . October 17, 2013 . 4:30pm

The upcoming visual novel fighter, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, recently featured a location test at the Club Sega Shinjuku Nishiguchi-ten, where six of the game’s characters were made playable to the attending fans. The folks from 4Gamer tested out the characters and shared some details on their play-styles.


Shana (Shakugan no Shana)

Shana has many fighting game-like moves, such as fire-based projectiles, aerial attacks that can easily be incorporated into combos, and dash attacks using her katana. She’s considered an all-rounder, who can easily fight her way around any situation. 4Gamer recommends Shana for novice players for those reasons.


By pressing the B and C buttons, you can use her special attack that has a Roman Cancel-like feature, that allows you to stop regular and special attacks, midway through. This feature will be handy for coming up with nifty combos.


Asuna (Sword Art Online)

Asuna doesn’t have any projectiles, but makes up for it with various dash attacks and multi-hitting attacks. Just as her nickname “Lightning Flash” implies, she’s a speedy character who uses her special attacks to dominate close and mid-ranged combat; however, she doesn’t have aerial dashes, so she might have trouble approaching opponents during long-ranged fights.


Her special attack is actually a mid-ranged unblockable grab move, where she pulls off a powerful uppercut. This attack and others make Asuna a speedy close-ranged fighting specialist.


Misaka Mikoto (A Certain Scientific Railgun)


The Electromaster Misaka uses the electric and magnetic force attacks that she’s known for using. Not only does she use electricity with her special attacks, but they will also be a part of her regular attacks, giving her an exceptional advantage in attack range. Using her “Extend Action” ability, she can also use electricity to change the range of her attacks, making it tougher for opponents to back away.


Additionally, she’ll be able to use her magnetic forces to break through guards. Her super special attack will involve the use of her famous Railgun.


Kirino Kosaka (My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute)

While Kirino is normally a middle school student, she uses her athletic abilities and powers from various cosplay to fight in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax. Her special attacks consist of various items she throws at opponents, including dash and sliding moves.


Unlike the other characters, she’s not exactly known for being a “fighter,” so she uses a variety of moves to throw off opponents, which 4Gamer considers to be quite fun.


Kuroyukihime (Accel World)

Accel World’s heroine, Kuroyukihime, will be appearing in her black Avatar dress, along with her Brain Burst Avatar “Black Lotus,” which will be incorporated in her technical play-style as an overall offense-focused character.


Since a lot of her attacks will involve using Black Lotus, she’ll have plenty of high damage output to go with long-ranged attacks; however, since she won’t have an air-dash, rushing opponents won’t be her best trait. Her specialty lies within fighting in mid-range combat, and her special attack will have some kind of stat boosting effect.


Shizuo Heiwajima (Durarara!!)

The “strongest man in Ikebukuro” is a grab/throw character that puts emphasis on position. Shizuo is known for his power, and will be demonstrating it by using traffic signs as regular attacks to hit nearby opponents.


As a projectile, he’ll be able to throw vending machines, and will actually have some unexpected long-ranged attacks. Similar to Asuna and Kuroyukihime, Shizuo won’t have air-dashes, so he’ll have to rely on making opponents approach him instead.

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  • Scarlet_Devil_Slave

    “Visual Novel Fighter” is incorrect. The characters from this game come from light novels (aka books).

    • Slayven19

      But just the same don’t they all have visual novels as well?

      • Mecha Hisui

        Dengeki Bunko is a light novel publication. Even if some have visual novel adaptions, that’s not their source.

      • Kayseur

        They don’t. Some do, that’s true, but even in those case, the visual novel adaptations often are anime-inspired (and released precisely because the anime counterpart has been successful).
        They’re very different from the original material and most of the time just some fan service games (not saying this in a negative way, just that they’re here to please fans who wanted to see more of their favorite characters).

        And anyhow, Dengeki Bunko is a light novel publishing branch of ASCII Media Works. And as it’s in the name of the game, it’d be weird to call it anything else.

    • Luis Camargo

      “Game I want to play”

      Pretty much sums it up this game so far for me.

    • Kitsune

      I know nothing of the game, but couldn’t that have meant that the ‘story’ is presented in a visual novel format?

  • Kaetsu

    I want this just to play as Shizuo :D

  • Rocsas

    I have never been a fan of grappling characters, but if I ever get this game I would main Shizuo if only for the pleasure of throwing vending machines to my oponents and to hear him shout.

    • colorblindnightmare

      As far as I can tell, shizuo isn’t a grappler. He seems like more of a brawler like shen from KoF. Only he can throw vending machines.

  • Chaos_Knight

    So is anyone else still waiting for a Sega character to be revealed? I mean there was that Valkyria Chronicles 3 stage. That’s got to mean something……right?

    • ronin4life

      At this point, I would assume it had a VC map because it is published by Sega.

      Maybe not, but I see no reason to expect Sega Characters anymore.

  • Dark Zerato

    I thought Asuna’s nickname was Asuna the Flat. My bad.

  • NRool

    Shizuo is pretty much the only one I can stomach, granted I haven’t watched Sword Art Online yet, even though everyone tells me to.

    Bah, I hope we get more than just a bunch of teenage girls and a couple guys, they have the potential to have a diverse and actually quite insane roster with this, but it’s looking mighty boring so far.

  • Tonton Ramos

    Misaka is OP and Touma’s Imagine Breaker is the most usable assist.

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    Those sprites are awful.

    • Wappuli

      I think sprites are fine, but animation could use some work.

      • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

        They should’ve tapped Examu for this. The sprites for AQUAPAZZA were on par with P4U or BlazBlue.

  • Thatguy

    As a projectile, he’ll be able to throw vending machines, and will actually have some unexpected long-ranged attacks.

    Yeah, because you can always expect flying vending machines, thrown in the middle of street.

    Sorry. I am so sorry

  • Raltrios

    Shana’s the noob character? NOOO WHY.

    • colorblindnightmare

      An all arounder doesn’t necessarily imply noobish. Look at sol from Guilty Gear and Ragna from BlazBlue, they’re all around characters and yet you can do crazy shit with them.

      • RichyGaming

        I can’t say anything about GG’s Sol since I haven’t played enough of it but Ragna is just too much in my opinion.

  • colorblindnightmare

    So far it looks like I’ll be maining Shizuo with Misaka as a sub. I’m kinda worried about the tier listing.

  • fairysun

    Where is this girl?

    • Wappuli

      Haruhi isn’t a Dengeki Bunko-character.

      • fairysun

        Ah, yeah, I forgot.
        At least this teacher then.

  • Ric Vazquez

    No localization for this, that sucks.

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