eigoMANGA’s Fighting Game ‘Vanguard Princess’ Could Be This Year’s ‘Skullgirls’

That is, if it wasn’t released back in 2009 by “King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood” designer and former Capcom developer Tomoaki Sugeno (aka Suge9). But eigoMANGA has published in English here in the States for the first time this week for the PC, and it’s your chance to check this quirky but great-looking two-on-two fighter out.

The downloadable fighter at least looks nice, and according to its official page, all proceeds will go to continuing recovery efforts from the 2011 quake in Japan. I guess what I dig most about this anime-inspired fighter (I’m going to check out a copy and the demo is available now) is how it’s from the “sexy girl” genre without being overtly creepy like say, “Queens Blade.”

No, I will not point you to “Queens Blade” links. You can find it yourself, but it’s grubby, joyless, and sordid.

More than anything else, I’m just happy to see indie fighting game development keeps going, particularly given how complex this particular genre is to break into and sustain a community for. Let’s see if “Vanguard Princess” is worth talking about beyond the initial post, though.

From the official synopsis:

Government experiments on a young girl triggered a cosmic shock wave that gifted many young girls with mystical powers. She re-emerges into the world and vows to destroy all of mankind in an act of revenge. A brave group of girls who embraced their powers head to the battlefield to confront her; not just for the sake of the world, but to pursue their own personal motives and dreams.

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