THE LAST BLADE is a fighting game released by SNK in 1997, set in Japan’s Edo period with a roster of unique swordsmen to choose from.
Thematically the game is similar to the "SAMURAI SHODOWN" series, but also features a wealth of innovative systems to set it apart. One such system is the ability to choose between “Power” and “Speed” styles when selecting a character. The “Power” system focuses on high damage while the “Speed” system focuses more on intricate combos and speed. The game also features a unique “Hajiki” ability that allows players to deflect or repel attacks. The game also allows the player to cancel super attacks into Desperation Moves adding another strategic element to the game. Finally, the game features a wealth of flashy attacks thanks to the inclusion of Super Secret Skills and Super Desperation Moves.
The 'ACA NEOGEO' series is short for Arcade Archives NEOGEO and has faithfully reproduced the masterpieces of classic arcade games on the PS4™ system while taking advantage of the additional features available on the PS4™. Players can share screenshots and video with the SHARE feature, and can also compete with other players online to improve their standing on the online score rankings.