Aquapazza is the new fighting game from Examu and Aquaplus who is bringing the crossover of Aquaplus characters. Examu, the creators of the acclaimed Arcana Heart series, and AquaPlus join forces to introduce AquaPazza, a new entry in the 2D fighting game genre.
AquaPazza first appeared as a popular arcade game crossing over characters from various anime series and featuring a one of a kind fighting system. AquaPazza is a crossover fighter featuring characters from different eroge (read: erotic) visual novels/romance simulators developed by Leaf, a subsidiary of Japanese publisher Aquaplus.
Despite this, AquaPazza is a normal, non-adult anime fighter with relatively tame visuals, especially when compared to something like Dead of Alive 5. Aquapazza is a "Dream Match" game as it combines dozens characters from various Aquaplus titles including To Heart, Utawarerumono, and Tears to Tiara.
Gameplay can be seen below.
AquaPazza is a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Colorful anime fighter AquaPazza is set to beat its way to PlayStation 3 on November 19. Publisher Atlus also reiterated that the game, which will be available at retail and through the PlayStation Network, will be priced at $29.99.
A list of gameplay features from Atlus:
1) Up-to-date fighting specifications: The North American version of the game will feature all the content through the current Japanese arcade spec (ver. 2.01), which includes several new characters and improvements for tournament-grade action.
2) An eclectic cast of characters: The 13 combatants in AquaPazza are a diverse bunch, from the studious bookworm Manaka who–no kidding–attacks with a bookshelf, to the lance-wielding, shield-carrying Sasara. Moreover, the Japanese voice track will be left completely intact.
3) An in-depth partner system: Players select from one of the thirteen partners to accompany them. Partners assist players as one of three classes with one of four different actions. Players get rewarded for aggressive play styles and the partners add an additional skill element to help break defensive play.
4) Tournament-level competition: Developed by Examu and Aquaplus, AquaPazza has a strong backbone of fighting game mechanics with twitch response times and super attacks.
5) A variety of gameplay modes: Each character has a storyline of their own, which unlocks the “another story” mode and an alternate ending. There’s also a time-attack mode, training mode, and a gallery mode.
6) Online play: Take to the internet to challenge players in ranked, unranked, and friends-only matches.