ARIKA’s Fighting EX Layer will come out for the PlayStation 4 on June 28.
The company recently did a Q&A session on Facebook, where they answered some key questions. Below is the English translation verbatim:
Q: Is this Download Only?
A: Yes, it it Download Only. Nishitani-san actually had 1000 Physical Copies made for private use, but these are not for sale. They won’t even be made in time for the Release Day.
Q: Is this PS4 Only?
A: Yes, it is PS4 Only. We have begun research on making a Steam version, but no matter how fast I think we won’t be able to do anything until at least September. It takes at least 2 months to develop if we focus all our energy, then an additional month for Quality Assurance.
Q: Is it impossible to add more Single Payer modes?
A: You can take on various challenges in Expert Mode, practice against a CPU opponent in Training Mode, and take on opponent after opponent with different Gougi in the KUMITE; but at the current point in time, there is no Story Mode to enjoy. It’s not that we think it’s not necessary, it’s just that we want to work on New Characters next.
Q: I want to fight without Gougi.
A: That is no possible; please understand that our goal for this game is to make a game where the battles change and evolve mid-battle. However, you can try experiencing the game without Gougi in Training Mode.
Q: It’s too expensive for what’s included.
A: We’re sorry and ask for your understanding. When compared to other, already successful Fighting Games we can’t say much; but please understand that with our size it is impossible for us to release a Fighting Game on a global scale without selling it at this price.
Q: When will the 4 remaining characters that were announced be released?
A: We will look at the sales in mid-July and then decide. If the sales numbers are unsuitable, then I’m sorry to say we will have to cancel our plans for these characters. Also, at the present time we are thinking about adding not 4, but 5 new characters.
Q: Can we Pre-order the game?
A: Unfortunately we did not get the rights to sell Pre-orders. These are only given to games with physical releases.
Q: Can we play this game with the old EX music?
A: There are some classic songs hidden within the game.
Q: If we purchase the Light Version, can we purchase DLC so we have everything the Standard Version has?
A: Yes, but it will be a little more expensive that buying the Standard Version originally.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
A new gameplay trailer for the game has been also been released: