It’s only fitting that the latest and greatest series installment*, Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm, should sport a brand new logo and we’re pleased to reveal it for the first time! Check out the dynamic new logo below (click to embiggen) & let us know what you think!* Even some members of our esteemed gaming press have become confused by the different versions. See the explanation below for a quick guide to the versions of Yatagarasu that are coming your way and available now.Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm
Release Date:Early 2014Platform: PC
The IndieGogo-funded new installment in the Yatagarasu series, with an array of new features and improvements, including new characters, new story, new modes, GGPO, and English dynamic commentary by Jchensor, UltraDavid, Maximilian. Developed by PDW:HOTAPEN, localized & published by Nyu Media.
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Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VITA, Xbox One
Release Date: TBA
Localized and enhanced ports of Yatagarasu v4.3, developed and published by Nicalis.
Available: Now from The last build of the original Yatagarasu by Japanese indie developer PDW:HOTAPEN. Published in Japan by PLAYISM, and partially localized and published overseas by Rice Digital.
Last month we announced our Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm IndieGogo share contest: 10 lucky supporters, picked at random from everyone that shared our Yatagarasu AoC crowdfunder using the IndieGogo share tools, will win a Yatagarasu T-shirt. 1 more UBER-lucky person will win the $5,000 campaign perk: a VERY limited edition custom Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm fightstick by Mad Catz!
We will draw and announce those lucky winners TODAY, live on the Nyu Media Twitter account at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT. Follow @nyumedia on Twitter and check out our Twitter feed at the above time today to see it all happen in real time and find out if YOU won!
T-shirt winners will get to select their shirt from the 4 character T-shirts or a to-be-revealed T-shirt design by KOTANI himself! Check out below the T-shirt designs and the fightstock mock-up* image! (* Final item will feature original art created by KOTANI exclusively for the fightstick!)
“WE SHALL GRIND THEIR BONES TO DUST!” T-shirt!
To-be-revealed design by KOTANI
Limited edition custom Yatagarasu AoC controller by Mad Catz, featuring exclusive original art by KOTANI! NUFF SAID!
EVERYONE who helped spread the word our campaign is in with a shot of winning, so drop in later today to find out if it is YOU!
I’m relieved to announce that today we received an email from PayPal’s ‘Office of Executive Escalations’, advising us that they have released all reserve funds and removed all reserve settings from our account.
This comes as a HUGE relief for all involved in the development of Yatagarasu AoC, as the money raised by our contributors is vital to the game development and pursuing alternative arrangements at this timing would have been hugely problematic.
*THANK YOU* to everyone for the amazing outpouring of support on Twitter, NeoGAF, Shoryuken, and numerous gaming blogs! Your voices clearly played a part in motivating PayPal to resolve our problem and hopefully will help prevent other developers going through the same experience in future.
We are cracking on with preparing Yatagarasu AoC and the campaign perks for contributors, and will provide updates via the IndieGogo page and at Yatagarasu-FTG.com very soon!
Once again, THANK YOU!
Founder, Nyu Media
Bad news. Today we found out this morning that PayPal have restricted Nyu Media’s PayPal account and are refusing to release funding raised for Yatagarasu AoC.
The email from PayPal advises us that they have ‘reserved’ the funding and will release ‘up to 50% of the funds’ before Yatagarasu AoC is released and the rest only after they have verified copies of paid invoices. What’s more, they provide no option to discuss, stating we should ‘contact us closer to the release date beginning of next year’ to arrange release of the funds.
We appreciate irony as much as the next person, but PayPal refusing to provide funds legitimately raised to complete a game until after the game is released isn’t just beyond ridiculous – it potentially derails the game development. To add insult to injury, not only do Nyu Media and the Yatagarasu developer team have rock solid track records, but we’ve already provided PayPal with documents providing the bona fides of Nyu Media, the developer, and the campaign.
To be fair, we should have seen this coming – it doesn’t take much research to find other examples of PayPal’s practice of refusing to release funds for crowdfunding campaigns (e.g. Skullgirls, Glassup), but chalk this up to our misplaced faith that PayPal might have changed their approach since then.
We are discussing implications with the Yatagarasu development team and will press our case with PayPal UK’s customer service when they open tomorrow. Best case scenario: reason and PayPal’s new “Customer First” direction bring this to a swift conclusion; worst case scenario: we may end up refunding PayPal contributions and arranging donations by other methods. Please stand by and we will provide updates just as soon as possible.
In the meantime, please feel free to help our cause by directing any feedback or directly to @PayPalUK and @PayPal.
Founder, Nyu Media
Welcome to Yatagarasu-FTG.com, our new hub for information about the Yatagarasu fighting games and for the Yatagarasu community: namely, the players around the world, the publishers (Nyu Media, Rice Digital, Playism), and the Yatagarasu development team!
What you’ll find on the site:
On the site blog, the developers will provide regular updates on the development of Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm, and we’ll announce the roll-out of perks for the IndieGogo campaign contributors, provide information about Yatagarasu appearing at gaming events, and much more.
On theYatagarasu forum, players are invited to provide feedback and suggestions both about this website and the games themselves. Nyu Media, Rice Digital, and Playism are taking part and the developers are watching! Input from YOU, the players, is important to both the future of this site and the future of the Yatagarasu games!
Please check out the FAQ which will be updated regularly and we’ll be adding new pages with information about the games will be added as the site grows.
Remember, this is a site for the Yatagarasu community! Please JOIN IN and make YOUR VOICE heard! Be it posts of open lobbies or livestreams, chit chat about the games, or feedback on the website and games development, we want to hear from you and it’s YOUR participation that will make this community thrive!
Together we will make Yatagarasu another star in the Fighting Game Community and making the Yatagarasu games the best they can be! See you in the forums!
The crews at Nyu Media, Rice Digital, Playism, and the Yatagarasu development team