Arc System Works announces 2D pixel art action game 'Code Shifter' for Switch

It's a who's who of Arc System Works' history!

Iconic Arc System Works Characters Remixed in 8-Bit Pixel Art

Characters from all the iconic Arc System Works franchises, including Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, and the River City series, all meet in a 2D pixel art action game! Utilize a whopping 100 characters to successfully adapt and complete all stages!

Brawl With Up to Four Players

The included “Colorful Fighters” game mode features a brawler mini-game that allows up to four players to duke it out in a free-for-all! Fight against other CPU controlled characters in the Ex Stages of the main story to unlock more playable characters! Try and unlock all 30 playable characters and win in epic brawling battles!

You’re a Video Game Developer, and the Deadline is Quickly Approaching

The story takes place in the development offices of a software company, “Awesome Rainbow Corp.” Trouble arises just as you’re gearing up to release the final version of the game, many mysterious bugs are occurring, and time is running out!

To deal with this situation, a programmer, Stella, whips up a debug program, “Code Shifter,” that let’s her avatar “Sera” dive into the program and start fixing things up. Will Stella and her coworkers be able to find the origin of these bugs and deliver the game before the launch date?

Arc System Works is bringing Code Shifter to Switch in Japan on January 30th, 2020, and it's priced at 2,000 yen. The Japanese version will include English, Japanese, Korean, and Traditional Chinese language options. There will also be an official localized release as well, but all we know is that it's coming 'soon.'

If you want to check out some more screens for the game, you can sift through the available media the official Japanese website.

Categories: Media, Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch
Games: Code Shifter


Thu Jan 09 20 04:19am
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Arc System Works is making this game, so I’m debating whether this is a good sign or a bad one. Guilty Gear Strive is coming later this year, too, but the series is niche compared to the fighting games Capcom and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment develop.

Anyway, I like the use of 8-bit pixel sprites, but I have a question: Why does the protagonist look like a Disney character?!

Edit: OOO! I just found out this a crossover video game! Now I’m intrigued.


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