New match footage of Shovel Knight and Curly in Blade Strangers from BitSummit

Troupple King makes an appearance

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 15, 2018 at 6:31 p.m. PDT

Nicalis has a lot more eyes on its upcoming fighter, Blade Strangers, after their surprise barrage of guest character announcements last week including the likes of the ever-popular Shovel Knight.

The publisher recently showed off the new fighting game at BitSummit Vol. 6, one of Japan's largest indie game expos, and NintendoEverything was there to record some off-screen footage of the game in action.

The video, which you can see after the jump, features full matches with Shovel Knight, Emiko from Umihara Kawase, and Curly from Cave Story and gives us a look at the game's current character select screen of 14 characters and general gameplay mechanics.

The players don't seem overall acquainted with the game, but we still get a good look at the characters' normals, special moves and Supers in Blade Strangers, including ones that were not shown off in the initial trailers like the giant Troupple King surfing across the screen for Shovel Knight.

Along with Shovel Knight, Nicalis announced Azure Striker Gunvolt, Quote from Cave Story+ and Isaac from the Binding of Isaac would also be joining the game's roster as guest characters.

Blade Strangers is set to come out on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC later this Summer, and you can check out the full gameplay video after the jump.

Source: NintendoEverything

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