Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters

The Kamen Rider franchise returns to the fighting game genre after a 5 year absence, henshining into a 3D fighter.

Overview

Succeeding the Climax Heroes series of 2D fighting games, Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters adopts a new, 3D battle system, reminiscent of games like Gundam Versus or Dragon Ball Xenoverse. The game's roster consists mainly of primary Heisei Riders, joined by the secondary riders from the "Heisei Phase 2" (or Neo-Heisei) series (excluding the ongoing Kamen Rider Build, from which only the titular Kamen Rider Build is playable), as well as a single Showa Rider, Kamen Rider Black, in celebration of Black's 30 year anniversary.

Modes

  • 1v1
  • 2v2
  • 1v3
  • Battle Royale (4 player free for all)

Roster

  • From Kamen Rider Black
    • Kamen Rider Black (DLC)
  • From Kamen Rider Kuuga
    • Kamen Rider Kuuga
  • From Kamen Rider Agito:
    • Kamen Rider Agito
  • From Kamen Rider Ryuki
    • Kamen Rider Ryuki
  • From Kamen Rider 555
    • Kamen Rider Faiz
  • From Kamen Rider Blade
    • Kamen Rider Blade
  • From Kamen Rider Hibiki
    • Kamen Rider Hibiki
  • From Kamen Rider Kabuto
    • Kamen Rider Kabuto
  • From Kamen Rider Den-O
    • Kamen Rider Den-O
  • From Kamen Rider Kiva
    • Kamen Rider Kiva
  • From Kamen Rider Decade
    • Kamen Rider Decade
  • From Kamen Rider W
    • Kamen Rider Double
    • Kamen Rider Accel
  • From Kamen Rider OOO
    • Kamen Rider OOO
    • Kamen Rider Birth
  • From Kamen Rider Fourze
    • Kamen Rider Fourze
    • Kamen Rider Meteor
  • From Kamen Rider Wizard
    • Kamen Rider Wizard
    • Kamen Rider Beast
  • From Kamen Rider Gaim
    • Kamen Rider Gaim
    • Kamen Rider Baron
  • From Kamen Rider Drive
    • Kamen Rider Drive
    • Kamen Rider Mach
  • From Kamen Rider Ghost
    • Kamen Rider Ghost
    • Kamen Rider Specter
  • From Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
    • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
    • Kamen Rider Brave
  • From Kamen Rider Build
    • Kamen Rider Build

Editions

Much like the Battride War games, the standard edition of Climax Fighters does not include music from the TV shows (the OPs and EDs), forcing players to purchase the "Premium R Sound" edition to have these tracks in game. However, the game does offer several new options not seen in previous Kamen Rider games, in the form of separate versions containing English subtitles, Traditional Chinese subtitles, and Korean subtitles and audio. The versions available are as follows:

  • Japanese Standard edition (Japanese audio and subtitles, no TV music)
  • Japanese Premium R Sound edition (Japanese audio and subtitles, TV music)
  • Asian Standard edition (Japanese audio, Japanese and English subtitles, no TV music)
  • Chinese Standard edition (Japanese audio, Japanese and Traditional Chinese subtitles, no TV music)
  • Korean Standard edition (Korean audio and subtitles, no TV music)

Trivia

  • Climax Fighters is the first Kamen Rider fighting game available on an HD console, as well as the first Kamen Rider game to be designed exclusively for 8th Generation home consoles.
  • Climax Fighters is the first Kamen Rider game (excluding Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, which was based off the CW localized adaptation of Kamen Rider Ryuki) to feature an English, Chinese, or Korean translation, as well as the first to receive a dub of any kind.