Gamers may have heard of Malicious when it first came to Japan in 2010, or when it finally arrived in the West this year (February for Europe, July for the U.S.). Later announced for the Vita and slated for the summer of this year, Malicious Rebirth was again delayed until further notice. But today developer Alvion has given us a release date, and it’s coming soon. Again.
Now slated for a November 22 release, Malicious Rebirth offers all six stages from the PS3 game, plus an all-new chapter, “Resurrection,” complete with new bosses, new character actions, and more.
Malicious Rebirth will follow the same story as the original, with gamers playing as a “Spirit Vesssel” charged with the duty of saving the world by an order of great prophets. The biggest draw of the game was its Megaman-like structure, which allowed the Spirit Vessel to choose which area to tackle first, and in turn which boss to defeat first. Defeating a boss gives the player’s “Mantle of Cinders” a new ability, allowing the Vessel to manipulate his cloak into various weapons to perform a variety of attacks. With each stage cleared the difficulty increases, and so choosing which area to dive into first can change the dynamic of the game inredibly.