Update #3 [Thu 29th Apr, 2021 11:35 BST]: The western release date has been changed again – but it's good news! The previously proposed release date of May 27th has been changed to May 20th.
Update #2 [Fri 16th Apr, 2021 01:00 BST]: If you've been wondering what's going on with the release of Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash, apparently its launch has been delayed in North America and Europe.
While the development team didn't reveal exactly why this has happened, it's now been confirmed by the game's producer that it will arrive closer to the end of next month on 27th May. Here's the full update:
Update [Fri 2nd Apr, 2021 07:35 BST]: Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash is now available on the Switch eShop in Japan and will arrive in Europe and North America
on 15th April (see the latest update). There'll be a free version and you'll be able to upgrade to the paid version - offering a total of 18 playable fighters and more modes - for roughly $25 USD (thanks, EventHubs).
Original Story [Sun 21st Feb, 2021 23:55 GMT]: Japanese video game developer and publisher Arika has announced it'll be releasing Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash on the Nintendo Switch in 2021.
The original version of this title was first released on the PlayStation 4 in 2018 and since then has been ported across to multiple other devices. It's considered to be a spiritual sequel to Fighting Layer (1998) as well as the Street Fighter EX series (1996).
Arika says Another Dash will be "different" from the existing release Fighting EX Layer. Characters have been adjusted, moves revised and new fighting systems put in place. This also includes different netcode.
Here's an explanation, courtesy of Gematsu:
"Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash uses backstep interrupt netcode based on delay netcode. Since input delay is disguised as variable frames for several frames, in cases of extreme delays, the character’s position may be corrected. Sometime after release, Arika hopes to replace the netcode with “The Best of Both Games” netcode, which is currently in testing and based on rollback netcode."
More information about Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash for Nintendo Switch will be shared on 1st April.
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