No more Gougi Decks it seems
Fighting EX Layer may have started as an “April Fool’s joke”, but it continued to evolve in recent years with its next incarnation now known to the world.
Arika announced during the Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable that Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash will arrive on the Nintendo Switch later this year, which appears to be reworking many of the game̵
Gougi Decks are now completely gone from the combat experience and are now being replaced with a number of new EX features / systems to give each character a little extra juice when they have meters.
EX-Dash, EX-Arrow and EX-Illusion are ways to give players more defensive and offensive options, but that’s not all that changes. Match balance adjustments also come with some characters / moves.
Some of these changes seem to be quite similar to what Arika previously showed in the beta version of April Fool’s Day, but there is no word that Another Dash is coming to other platforms right now.
One thing the new port will not have at launch, however, is the feedback network code the other versions received, and will instead use what they call backstep interrupt, which seems to hide input delay in variable frames.
If all goes well, however, Arika hopes to combine the two online code forms into the “best of both worlds.”
More information about Another Dash is coming on April 1st because of course it is. Maybe we’ll see more about the Prayer to Death game they teased last year as well.