Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late[st]

The latest arcade update to Under Night In-Birth originally released in May 2015, resulting in one of the most absurdly named fighting games in recent times... Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late[st]. It's also a bitch to type, and I'm not sure I've ever managed to type it once without having to hit backspace. If you're lucky enough NOT to work on a gaming website and don't actually have to type out this game's full name, you can conveniently dub the game "UNIST"... I envy you. Anyhow, the "latest" rendition of Under Night In-Birth features quite a bit of new content over the original version released on PlayStation 3 in 2014 / 2015.


UNIEL's roster grows to twenty.


The all new Chronicle mode unravels the mystery behind the events and characters of the mysterious "Hollow Night". Other new single-player modes include practical combat missions and a Tutorial mode to help new players learn the gameplay and combo systems. The updated roster now features 20 playable characters, including 4 newcomers: Phonon, Mika, Enkidu and Wagner. All of the classic console modes like Arcade, Practice, Gallery, etc. have returned from the previous console version.


Enkidu just might be a descendant of Geese Howard...


Dust off that old PlayStation 3 fightstick, because Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late[st] supports most legacy controllers for the new PlayStation 4 version. UNIST also features cross-play support, allowing PS4 and PS3 players to fight against one another. While the PS4 and PS3 versions feature cross-play, the PS Vita version does not.

Training Mode & Missions help new players learn the ropes.


Page Updated: February 9th, 2020
Developer(s): French Bread, Ecole Software
Publisher(s): Sega (),  Arc System Works ()
Platform(s): Arcade, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC
Designer(s): Nobuya Narita                  Director / Producer
Toshimichi Mori
Serizawa Kamone           Battle Planner
Release Date(s): July 23rd, 2015                  Arcade
July 20th, 2017                  PS4/PS3/Vita
Feb. 9th, 2018                  /   PS4/PS3/Vita
Aug. 20th, 2018                Steam
Aug. 21st, 2018                 Steam
TBA 2020                            TBA PS4, Switch -  CL-R update
Characters Hyde, Linne, Waldstein, Carmine, Orie, Gordeau, Merkava, Vatista, Seth, Yuzuriha, Hilda, Chaos, Akatsuki, Eltnum, Nanase, Byakuya, Phonon, Mika, Enkidu, Wagner

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First Impression: I definitely enjoyed the PS3 version of Under Night In-Birth... which is saying a lot, since I'm usually not a huge fan of "comparable" anime-style fighting games.

As I stated in my original review of Under Night In-Birth... this one's different, special even. The pace of UNIEL's gameplay feels remarkably solid, the combo system is intuitive and fun, the character designs are interesting, well-designed & nicely animated... especially for 2D fighting game fans.
~TFG Webmaster | @Fighters_Gen

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