Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition
A 2D fighting game from French Bread, Ecole Software, and SEGA featuring characters primarily from Degeki Bunko inmprint. Each player picks a character and an assist to use and "blast" character to use for combo extensions, attack buffs, or health restoration. Combos are easy execution, either progressing an an A > B > C > Impact/Special > EX Special > Super, though there are also auto combos by hitting A > A > A etc. You can cancel specials and some moves into assists, which opens up opportunities for combo extensions
Only the first iteration of this game was released in English-speaking territories, though a fan translation exists for the PS3 version. Being from the French Bread team, DBFCI features great art and animation as well as a good soundtrack. Though it is very easily to make flashy and cool things happen, there is hidden depth that may take a bit of study to unpack. Personally, I'm still learning how everything works.
Strategy and Movelists
Stats and tech from the hottest players.
- DBFCI Primer - quick explanation of how the game works. Start here.
- DFCI Character Overview: Who to Play? - character overviews and discussion.
- The Dengeki wiki on Mizuumi has all the details on systems, mechanics, characters, and assists.
- DFCi: Game Flow Primer by 『Tamaki』 - get a rundown of how matches typically will progress, and how to manage resources.
- DFCI for Dummies - if everthing else makes your head hurt.
Files, storefronts, emulators, etc that you need to play this game.
- Download a full pack of RPCS3 and Dengeki with fan translation to play the game on PC. Runs well on mid to powerful builds. I have not tested on lower end specs yet.
- The Dengeki discord has put together a guide on buying the game from the Japanese PSN store.
- You can also import a PS3 or PS4 copy of the game.
- The PS3 version is drastically cheaper (physically) and the game has crossplay between PS3 and PS4, so convenience is probably the biggest factory here.
- There are two DLC characters you would need to buy separately.
- Menu Translations
- Fan Translation for the PS3 version (requires a hacked PS3, or emulator).
Why not enlighten yourself with some related media?
- Climax Art Match Video Database - find game footage for any character and/or character matchup.
- CEOTaku 2019 Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition Top 8
- Climax of Night re:run Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition Top 8
- Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax - Combo Breaker 2019 TOP 4 [1080p/60fps]