Just announced at Evo 2023, Under Night In-Birth 2 [Sys:Celes] is dashing and slashing to PS5 and PS4 next year. The latest instalment in the commonly-called UNI series, it doesn't look that much different to previous games — it's still got a lot the same character sprites and animations — but we're sure it's got plenty of changes under the hood.

The last UNI titles to release on PlayStation were Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], which got a western launch all the way back in 2018, and the updated Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r], which landed in 2020. Niche fighting games, to be sure, but this is a franchise that offers a lot of frantic gameplay and intriguing characters. Not to mention naming conventions that are impossible to remember!

Developer French-Bread says this sequel is packing a new story, and it's going to utilise rollback netcode for a smoother online experience. Hurrah!

Under Night In-Birth 2 is targeting an early 2024 launch, but are you already feeling the hype? Don't you dare drop those corner combos in the comments section below.