Niche fighting game sequel Under Night In-Birth 2 [Sys:Celes] has been given a set release date, and given how insanely busy early 2024 already is, the reveal doesn't make for pleasant reading. Previously pencilled in for a vague 'Q1 2024', In-Birth 2's dropping on the 25th January.

For context, that's just one day before Tekken 8 and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. It's also less than a week away from Granblue Fantasy: Relink and Persona 3 Reload. Japanese publishers, what the hell are you playing at?

Now, it's not like the new Under Night In-Birth game was going to set the sales charts alight anyway, but we can't help but feel as though it's going to be buried even deeper than it would have been. A shame, too, because it's a satisfyingly slick and technical series, and probably deserves some extra attention.

Will you still be picking Under Night In-Birth 2 up, or is it destined to be ignored for a while? Don't you dare drop that combo in the comments section below.