Event Recap: Yatagarasu AoC @ Evo 2015!

This year’s show got off to a less than auspicious start in June when YAoC was passed over for inclusion in the Evo 2015 Indie Showcase. You might think that the latest indie fighting game (and released only a week earlier at that) would be a shoe-in for an indie game showcase at a fighting game event, but unfortunately the company running this year’s showcase (the Media Indie Exchange) didn’t see it that way.

Thankfully, our generous and gracious sponsor Mad Catz saved the day, providing us not only with four playing stations at their booth, but also with stage time to present the Yatagarasu AoC on every day of the event, and prizes for the tournament we held on Saturday.

On hand at the Yatagarasu AoC stand was the ever-awesome Juicebox and our community manager Jay_Rab who is usually to be found managing the Nyu Media Steam discussion groups. Juicebox also showed off Yatagarasu AoC at the stage presentations, ably supported by @geoffthehero and @thunderFGC who stepped up on short notice to help out. Thank you, guys!

Gaming Generations are well known for supporting the scene and Evo, and that supports extended to Yatagarasu AoC as they kindly provided space at their stand for the Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm tournament which we held from 6pm on Saturday evening. Up for grabs were prizes provided by our sponsors Mad Catz (awesome fightsticks and headphones!), Eighty Sixed (Yatagarasu t-shirts! Get them here!), and of course the coveted title of ‘Evo 2015 Yatagarasu AoC Champion’.

96 people signed up and after 3 hours of battling, our winners were:

1st    @AjC_252 (Crow)
2nd   @HitBox_Trophy (Azure)
3rd    Horu Korson (Azure)
4th    @xHarukasan (Juzumaru)

Check out the full brackets and results right here: http://challonge.com/evoyatatournament

We weren’t able to record the matches at the time, BUT we are tracking down the replay data and plan to have videos of the finals and semi-finals to share next week. Watch this space!

In the meantime, see below for some pictures from the event – enjoy! Please keep playing and supporting Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm and we hope to go even bigger at next year’s event!

Once again, thanks to our sponsors Mad Catz, Eighty Sixed, and Gaming Generations, and to Juicebox, Jay_Rab, GeoffTheHero, ThunderFGC, and all the PLAYERS who came and took part!

PEACE!

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm Officially Released!!

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is officially OUT and available for purchase right now from Steam and the Humble Store, price $14.99! Please tell EVERYONE, but just as importantly get online and join some matches! 🙂

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Our qualifying campaign backers have of course had access to the game since last week, but we have something for you too today – rewards!

The following rewards will be delivered by email today***:

★ Digital Art Pack ($10~ backers)
★ Digital Original Soundtrack ($20~backers)
★ Open Access Unlockables Password ($40~ backers)
★ Frame Data Book ($150~ backers)
★ Yatagarasu Complete Set ($150~ backers)
★ Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm Custom Voice Packs ($180~ backers)

★ Please note ★
* If you have not received your email by 5pm EST today, please contact info@nyu-media.com and we will be happy to resend.
* Steam key-based rewards are presently pending approval by Valve and will become available once Valve approves their release. This will hopefully be no later than 5pm on Tuesday July 7th. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.
* The rewards below do not represent all remaining campaign rewards. Others are still in production and will be delivered separately as they are completed.
* Certain in-game content rewards are time-limited exclusives and will at some point in the future be made available to all players.

In other news, our Yatagarasu AoC Thunderclap campaign reached almost double its goal and has spread the word to over 130,000 people. Thank you to everyone who joined in for your support!

Yatagarasu AoC will be featured at the Mad Catz booth of this year’s Evolution Championship Series that takes place on July 17-19 at the Bally / Paris Hotel in Las Vegas buy levitra. Juicebox, Jay_Rab, and Seon from Nyu Media will be on hand and ready to take on all-comers during the event, so if you happen to be there, please drop by and say hi. Pictures and updates will be posted to campaign supporters and Yatagarasu-FTG.com over the course of the event.

We are stoked to have our official release, but we’re not done yet! Other rewards are still in production and will be delivered separately, and of course GGPO will follow in an update. (In the meantime, the current developer-created net code has received some excellent feedback to the point of being favorably compared to the Ultra Street Fighter IV XB360 net code.) Please bear with us and we will deliver these as they are completed.

Once again, THANK YOU to all for your support!

Early Delivery Done! Pre-orders Available! Join the Yatagarasu AoC Thunderclap!

Play Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm NOW with Early Delivery!
The full release of Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is now only seven days away, but we are pleased to announce that qualifying ($10+) backers of the IndieGogo campaign and select members of the FGC can play the game right now via early access!

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The release version replaces the Alpha version on Steam, so to access the game:

If you previously installed the Alpha version:
Simply run Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm from your Steam Library.

If you have not yet installed the Alpha version:
Install the previously sent Alpha access key, then run Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm from your Steam Library.

If you have not received or misplaced your Alpha access key:
Contact info@nyu-media.com to have your key resent.

Over 99% of Yatagarasu AoC crowdfunding backers are eligible for Early Access, so virtually all backers can now play the game that YOU helped create!

 

Pre-ordering Now Available at the Humble Store!
As of this today, non-backers can now pre-order their copy of Yatagarasu AoC from the Humble Store! Please pass on the below link to your friends and social media followers!

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Pre-order Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm:
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/yatagarasuattack_storefront

 

Please Join Our Thunderclap Campaign!
Thunderclap is a ‘crowdspeaking’ platform that allows participants to automatically send out a tweet en masse at a specified time. We have created a Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm Thunderclap campaign to spread the word on release. Please join the campaign – it’s very quick – just requires authorization from your Twitter / FaceBook / or Tumblr account.

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Join our Yatagarasu AoC Thunderclap campaign!
http://thndr.it/1SG2SfP

Our campaign is set to tweet news of the Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm release at 10am EST on July 7th. We need a minimum of 250 supporters for the message to go out, but we’d like to do much better than that so get as many people as possible playing Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm!

On behalf of everyone at the Yatagarasu Dev Team and at Nyu Media, THANK YOU for your support both at the crowdfunding campaign and for your patience and support over the last year of extended development!


We are now into the home stretch for the official game release and will begin delivering outstanding campaign perks from the week of July 7th! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the game! The Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm Steam Discussion Group is now our official game forum and actively moderated by our community manager Jay_Rab, so please drop by and leave any feedback, questions, or support queries there!

Once again, thanks to all and we’ll be back soon with news of the official release!

Seon

Open Invitation to the ‘Kobun no Ran’ Yatagarasu AoC National Tournament in Japan

As announced in May’s update, the Yatagarasu dev team has organized a nationwide Yatagarasu AoC tournament titled ‘Kobun no Ran’, and qualifiers have been held in game centers all over Japan since May.

The main tournament will be on August 9th at the Tokyo Leisure Land arcade in Akihabara, and the Yatagarasu dev team will hold slots open for anyone planning to visit to Japan from overseas at that time and who would like to take part in the tournament.

If you would like to take the team up on the invitation, please send an email to yatagarasuinfo(@)gmail.com to arrange your place in the contest!

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Pre-ordering Details(!) + Yatagarasu Developer Diary (June 18th)

Hello, Seon from Nyu Media here.

In today’s update, we have news about how to pre-order Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm and a developer update from Shiza. Let’s get started!

Pre-order Yatagarasu AoC at the Humble Store from June 30th!
In addition to Steam, Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm will be available for purchase from the Humble Store from July 7th, price $14.99. What’s more, the Humble Store will open pre-orders from June 30th (not long now!) and purchases from the Humble Store will include both a Steam key and DRM-free version.

Please watch our for our June 3oth announcement when pre-orders go live!


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Hi, everyone. Shiza here.

Release Day: July 7th
As per last week’s announcement, Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm will release on July 7th, and we would like to thank all of our supporters for your patience over the last year and a half that we spent working on the game.

Development ran a long time over schedule, but the extra work that went into the game has enabled us to further improve the quality. (We really haven’t been lazy all that time!)

The fact that we’ve been able to create this game with no capital, no production staff, and just a few individuals working on the game, is very much thanks to the people who have supported us. The funds raised by our crowdfunding supporters, the support of fighting gamers from around the world, and help from other supporters that gave us the strength to develop the game.

The Yatagarasu dev team has always aimed to create the game that we want to create, how we want to create it. Thanks to YOUR support and input, we’ve been able to do not only that, but to develop it into a game that can be played and enjoyed by many people. It has been our pleasure to create the game with your support. Thank you.

Donator Rewards
We are working on the various rewards for backers of the Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm IndieGogo campaign, and we have some updates about these below.

To allow as many people as possible to enjoy them, rewards that provide or affect the game content will be treated as ‘time limited exclusives’, and will be released to all players at some point after the game release.

・Game Pack ($10 and higher)
Backers will receive early delivery of Yatagarasu AoC in the form of a Steam key on June 30th.
Details regarding the digital art book will be sent in a later email.\

・Original Soundtrack ($20 and higher)
Details about the original soundtrack will follow in a later email.

・Open Access ($40 and higher)
A key to unlock additional content will be sent to qualifying campaign contributors on June 30th.
The additional content will include:

1. Special titles to use in the game
2. Special character color schemes *
3. Character support comments
4. Victory screen hijacking

* To facilitate the early game release, the special colors will be immediately available to all players.

・Deluxe Pack ($150 and higher)
Details regarding the frame data book, Yatagarasu Complete Set, and doujinshi by KOTANI:Tomoyuki will follow in a later email.

・Bushi ($180 and higher)
The Custom Voice Pack (Actors) reward will take the form of an ‘assistant function’ that enables exclusive voiceover.

・Ronin ($200 and higher)
The Custom Voice Pack (Announcers) reward will take the form of a name announcement function.
* To facilitate the early game release, the name announcement function will be immediately available to all players.

・Bakufu no Inu ($1,000 and higher)
Your requested characters will appear in the exclusive ‘Bakufu no Inu’ stage.
* The custom stage characters are missing names. Qualifying backers: please contact the dev team to let us know the official name.

・Shogun ($2500 and higher)
Your requested characters will appear in a dedicated side story that shows what unfolds behinds the scenes of Yatagarasu AoC.


Physical Rewards
We had originally planned to ship physical rewards at the same time as the game release, but as we have pulled the game release forward, they will be shipped as they are completed / become available following the game launch. Details about the timing will be announced on or before July 7th. Thank you for your understanding.

In Case of Change of Address
If your physical address or email address has changes since the IndieGogo campaign, please message Seon King at Nyu Media (https://www.IndieGogo.com/individuals/2404004) with the below details.

・IndieGogo username
・IndieGogo-registered email address
・Physical address at the time of the IndieGogo campaign
・New physical address (if applicable)
・New email address (if applicable)

* If you have previously received confirmation of a change of address from Nyu Media, you should be covered, but feel free to contact them again to be certain you will receive your rewards.

Post-release Rewards
As per our previous update, we have decided to release Yatagarasu AoC while certain items are still in production, in order to prevent any further delay to the game launch. The development team is working on implementing these items, and they will follow in an upcoming update to the game. We will follow up with announcements about the rewards as each is completed.

・Full color art book (digital and physical versions)
・Custom character colors
・Digital art by KOTANI:Tomoyuki
・Physical illustration by KOTANI:Tomoyuki
・GGPO *

* Please accept our apologies for GGPO not making the initial game release as originally planned. Our technical testing revealed that this will take longer to complete than anticipated, so it will be added in an upcoming update. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

That’s it for the current update. We will be back more more updates soon.

Thank you,

Shiza

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