Unless you follow Japanese games quite closely, the name “Uppers” may not be familiar to you. Released for PS Vita in Japan in 2016, many have lost hope of it ever coming west. Well… it’s coming.
Unfortunately for the remaining PS Vita fans, Vita doesn’t mean “Life” anymore in this case, so the game is making the jump to PS4 and PC via Steam courtesy of Marvelous Europe.
Incidentally, behind this whimsical brawler there is Kenichiro Takaki, Producer of the Senran Kagura series. If that’s not a seal of quality, I don’t know what it could be.
It will be remastered in 1080p (with native support for higher resolutions) and it’ll run at 60 frames-per-second.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here is an official description for your perusal:
“Set on the otherwise deserted island of Last Resort, Uppers puts you in control of up to 13 characters in perpetual combat against battle hungry bandits who freely stalk the island looking for trouble, accompanied by a harem of thrill seeking girls determined to see their beaus as the victor. Follow the story of two men and their journey to the top – discover their drive, their heartbreaking backgrounds, and fight to be the strongest on Last Resort Island.
The more you succeed, the more popular you will become, winning power ups to help you stand victorious in street battles. The girls also issue challenges in return for reward bonuses, which can be used in the in-game store and gym to dress up or improve your character.
Experience the game like never before with full remastering and multi-language support, take control of varied fighters each with their own fiery combos and bodacious finishing moves, please your street side fans with spectacular combos to be rewarded handsomely, and utilize the environment to your advantage by throwing cars, bicycles and motorbikes, or slam dunk your opponent into a manhole or uppercut him into a passing helicopter – the possibilities are endless!”
And yes, if you were wondering, since Takaki-san is involved, there is quite a lot of fanservice to be had.
Uppers will release for PS4 and PC in 2018. At the moment a precise release date has not been announced.