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Lethal League Blaze getting an update on Oct. 16th, 2019

Fixes and features

Lethal League Blaze's Switch version is getting an update on Oct. 16th, 2019. The dev team has been working hard to add in new features, and fix up some issues. Check out full details on the patch below.

We have reworked all character models and stages, tweaked visuals and drove over the code with a bulldozer a couple of times to vastly improve performance on Nintendo Switch in both docked and handheld mode. A 1v1 matchmaking mode is added for the competitively minded among a myriad of other fixes. Here’s the full list:

Improved performance
Added 1v1 online mode
Fixed certain un-unlockable outfits
Fixed memory leaks
Higher resolution for docked mode
Correct system language on first start
Character model fixes
Fixed unnecessary server logouts

Lethal League Blaze gets a Famitsu print ad

Lethal League Blaze just launched for the Switch in Japan, and the devs behind the game are out to spread the word on its launch with a print ad in the latest Famitsu. You don't see too many indie devs putting together print ads for their releases! Hopefully it gets the game some attention.

Lethal League Blaze's Dust and Ashes profiled

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Straight from the hereafter, it's Dust & Ashes. Sentenced to death and hanged. In his final moment he was hit by lightning. The word 'Dust' echoed in his mind as he was thrown into a state of limbo between life and death. His shadow was split from his body and turned into an entity called Ashes. Dust carries with him a watch that stopped on the exact time of his execution. Dust & Ashes is going to join the stacked roster of Lethal League Blaze soon, no charge!

We don't have a release date on Dust and Ashes, but it certainly looks like they're coming soon. Just as the blurb above says, the duo is heading to Lethal League Blaze for free!

Lethal League Blaze optimization patch in the works

Fixes in the works

Lethal League Blaze has been a bit of a rough experience on Switch, but hopefully things are going to get better. A dev team member has responded to complaints on Reddit, and they've shared news of optimization in the works, and also offered some suggestions for a better experience.

We are working on more optimization. As we are still new to this certification process I cannot currently tell you when that will reach you.

"Can run fine" is a bit of an overstatement. Many games, even first party titles, seem to release with some performance issues that get patched later. It takes a lot more work optimizing for the switch and release deadlines are relentless.

Here is what helps me in the mean time (really looking forward to better performance on my own switch):

Turning off flashes and screen shake. Playing room 21 in handheld mode. And playing docked. (better for wired online anyway)

I'll let you know when a patch has passed certification and is about to go live.

Lethal League Blaze devs explain the lack of Ranked Mode on Switch, say 1v1 is coming via n update

An apology, and a word on things to come

Over the weekend, we learned that Lethal League Blaze on Switch lacked the Ranked Mode that was included on PS4 and Xbox One. What we didn't get was a real explanation as to why that feature wasn't included, other than a joke about the team spending all their time getting the game to run well on Switch. Since that initial bit of info, a full statement on the matter has been released. Check it out below.

Unfortunately the Switch does have the required backend to implement a ranking the way we do on other platforms.

Ranked was a bonus feature that was not originally planned even for the initial batch last year. Communicating the absence on Switch didn't cross the right people's minds. We apologize for that.

Just so you know, we will add a 1 on 1 queue for the Switch version with the same competitive rules in an upcoming patch.

Lethal League Blaze on Switch lacks Ranked Mode as the devs spent their time 'making the game run above 10fps'

Well that's a bit deceptive

Those who grabbed Lethal League Blaze on the Switch were in for a bit of a surprise, and not a good one. Seemingly without mention from the dev team, the Switch version doesn't have include the Ranked Mode found in other versions. Why would the dev team not include that mode? According to a dev in the game's official Discord, the team spent much of their time "making the game run above 10fps" on Switch. Apparently just one person was working on the Switch port, and we have no word as to whether the Switch version will see the Ranked Mode added in a future update.

Lethal League Blaze is now available

The projectile fighting game

Lethal League Blaze is a projectile-fighting game known for its ridiculous speeds and funky fresh art style and beats featuring Hideki Naganuma (known for his work on Jet Set Radio) and more. After a successful launch on Steam back in October 2018 with over 100.000 sold units we are now bringing the game to the consoles. For us this will be the first title we bring to the Nintendo Switch.

Developing and releasing this game simultaneously on all three the consoles feels like a great achievement for us given the fact we are doing the porting in house with just two developers.

The game will be sold for $19,99 / €19,99. On top of that since Japan is a very important region for the success of Lethal League we are working together the Japanese publisher Oizumi Amuzio to bring a localized version of the game to Japan on PS4 and Nintendo Switch which will also get a physical release on September 12th.

Lethal League Blaze demo available worldwide

Give it a shot

If you're not sure Lethal League Blaze is for you, there's a perfect way to find out. A demo for the game has been added to the Switch eShop alongside the the full game. This demo has been made available worldwide, so hop on the eShop right now and give it a go! Check out a gameplay summary for Lethal League Blaze below.

In the game, the goal is to beat your opponents with the ball. You can manipulate the ball to get the perfect angle and use your character's special moves to surprise them. But every strike speeds up the ball or even doubles its speed, up to shatteringly extreme velocities. You can tag the ball to your color, but on those high speeds the tables are quickly turned. You can play locally with friends and foes, by yourself in the singleplayer modes or battle it out online!

Lethal League Blaze - more gameplay

Lethal League Blaze is an intense, high speed ball game, with unique characters, outta sight sounds and none of that weak shit. In Shine City, the anti-gravity ball game has long been illegal. The group who kept playing was dubbed the Lethal League. Even now, with their sport pushed underground, players and crews compete in the League for challenge and respect.

Lethal League Blaze gets a new Japanese trailer

Lethal League Blaze is an intense, high speed ball game, with unique characters, outta sight sounds and none of that weak shit. In Shine City, the anti-gravity ball game has long been illegal. The group who kept playing was dubbed the Lethal League. Even now, with their sport pushed underground, players and crews compete in the League for challenge and respect.

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