Dengeki Bunko: FIGHTING CLIMAX is a 2D fighting game developed by Ecole Software and French-bread that stars characters from ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint and video game company SEGA. The game was announced at Tokyo Game Show 2013, and commemorates Dengeki Bunko's 20th anniversary.[1] It was released in arcades March 18, 2014,[2] and later on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on November 13, 2014.[3] The console version was released in North America and Europe on October 6, 2015. The Shakugan no Shana characters that appear in this crossover are Shana and Wilhelmina Carmel.

An updated version of the game, titled Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition (電撃文庫 FIGHTING CLIMAX IGNITION Dengeki Bunko Faitingu Kuraimakkusu Igunishion?), was launched on July 28, 2015 in arcades and December 17, 2015 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]


PS3 PS Vita版『電撃文庫 FIGHTING CLIMAX』プロモーションビデオ

Promotional video narrated by Shana and Kirito



Shana combo video

The game is a 2D fighting game, and in arcade uses a normal eight-way joystick and four buttons. The buttons are A (being weak attack), B (for medium attack), C (strong attack), and D (for summoning support fighters). The game also allows the players to dash and back dash and have two levels of jump. Players can also unveil special Impact Skill attacks and can also use Blast icon's for different Blast attack moves.

PlayStation Network Trophies[edit | edit source]

The console versions of the game have PlayStation Network Trophies depicting the characters in the game. The following are the English version's trophies depicting Shana.[4]

Image Type Description
DBFC Trophy 1.png Bronze Shana's Arcade Story Clear
Shana's Arcade Story cleared. "Thanks for fighting with me."
DBFC Trophy 2.png Bronze Shana's Dream Duel Clear
Shana's Dream Duel cleared. "Let's dream together again sometime!"
DBFC Trophy 3.png Bronze Guard X 1000
You've guarded against enemy attacks 1000 times. (Training mode doesn't count)
DBFC Trophy 4.png Silver Impact Skill X 500
You've used Impact Skills (including Impact Breaks) 500 times. (Training mode doesn't count)

Attacks[edit | edit source]

Shana[edit | edit source]

Flame Haze of Alastor. Her mission is to destroy the Crimson Denizens, who feed on humans. She wields Nietono no Shana and loves melon bread.[5]

Shana is powerful but an easy-to-use, all-round character who has fast-moving projectiles and a long-reaching attacks.[5]

Special Moves[edit | edit source]
DBFC Hien.gif
Hien (飛焔?, Blazing Flame)
DBFC Guren no Oodachi.gif
Guren no Ōdachi (紅蓮の大太刀?, Great Blade of Crimson)
DBFC Hisho.gif
Hishō (飛翔 Flight?)
Impact Skills[edit | edit source]
DBFC Goka.gif
Gōka (劫火?, World-destroying Conflagration)
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Shinku (真紅?, True Crimson)
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Impact Break
Climax Arts and Trump Card[edit | edit source]
DBFC Guren no Souyoku.gif
Guren no Sōyoku (紅蓮の双翼?, Wings of Crimson)
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Kessen Ōgi (決戦奥儀?, Final Battle Secret Technique)
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Shinpan (審判?, Judgement)

Wilhelmina[edit | edit source]

Binds the opponent with a delayed homing bandage attack. If it connects, it stops the opponent dead in their tracks for a short time, giving you an opening for some huge damage.[6]

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DBFC Wilhelmina attack 2.png
DBFC Wilhelmina special attack 1.png
DBFC Wilhelmina special attack 2.png
Special Attack

Sprites[edit | edit source]

Shana[edit | edit source]

Wilhelmina[edit | edit source]

Plot[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Playable Characters


Assist Characters


  • Froleytia Capistrano from Heavy Object
  • Miyuki Shiba from The Irregular at Magic High School
  • Kazari Uiharu from A Certain Magical Index
  • Kana Iriya from Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu
  • Tomo Asama from Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere
  • Zero from Zero kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho
  • LLENN from Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
  • Lucian from Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?

Stages[edit | edit source]

  • Ghirlandaio Citadel (Valkyria Chronicles)
    • Day
    • Night
  • ARKS (Phantasy Star Online 2)
  • Bellbridge (NiGHTs Journey into Dreams)
  • Green Hill Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Cyber Space (Virtual On)
  • Golden Palace (SHINOBI)
  • Tokyo Ruins (7th Dragoon 2012)
  • Kage-Maru Stage (Virtua Fighter 5)
  • Mech Lobby (Border Break)
  • Eternety Glory (Wonderland Wars)
  • SEGA Amusement Arcade (SEGA Hard Girls)
  • Training Stage

Story[edit | edit source]

In original version, the story involves the malevolent entity from Zetsumu from Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus, which takes the form of other playable Dengeki fighters, including not just Akira Yūki from SEGA's Virtua Fighter series who was a final boss in the arcade version, but also Selvaria Bles from SEGA's Valkria Chronicles series.

In Ignition, the game's previous arcade storyline has been revoked and replaced with those from Dream Duel Mode.

Development[edit | edit source]

Artwork of Shana for the game

On September 21, 2013 at Tokyo Game Show 2013, during a Saturday stage event at the "Game no Dengeki" booth, the publisher ASCII Media Works and Game Developer SEGA announced the 2D side-scrolling crossover fighting game, Dengeki Bunko: FIGHTING CLIMAX. This is the 4th collaboration between ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint and video game developer SEGA, and it also marks the 20th anniversary of Dengeki Bunko. The first set of characters revealed at the event were Shakugan no Shana's title character Shana as a playable character and Wilhelmina Carmel as a supporting assist character, Sword Art Online's Asuna was also revealed as a playable character while the character Leafa was also support. No platform version of the game was announced during the event, however, the staff assured the fans that there will be a home console version of the game in the future and it will include more characters than just Shana, Wilhelmina, Asuna and Leafa.

On October 3, it was revealed that Magical Index's Railgun, Mikoto Misaka , and Oreimo's little sister Kirino Kōsaka will be joining the game as playable characters. Oreimo's Ruri "Kuroneko" Gokō and Index's Tōma Kamijō would also be joining the game as support characters, the first trailer of the game was also released in the same day. On October 6, Shizuo Heiwajima and Celty Sturluson from Durarara!! were revealed along with the Black Snow Princess and Haruyuki Arita from Accel World. Shizuo and Kuroyukihime were the announced playable characters while Celty and Haru were the support, while also in the same day, production for a Console or Portable version got given the green light, along with the previously unveiled arcade version of the game.

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Reception[edit | edit source]


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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. A quote by Alastor from chapter 3 of the side story, Hope: Shakugan no Shana Light Novel Volume SIII page 412

References[edit | edit source]

Navigation[edit | edit source]

Main Series PlayStation 2Nintendo DS
Mobile Applications Shakugan no Shana ~Enpatsu Shakugan no Uchite~Shakugan no Shana Second ~Seireiden no Tatakai~Shakugan no Shana QIXShakugan no Shana Fūzetsu Battle (List of units, List of Treasure Tools, List of quests)Shakugan no Shana Fūzetsu Battle R
PC and Online Games Shakugan no Shana 9 PuzzleDesktop Mascot Shakugan no Shana (Mascot Speech)
Crossovers Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of VenusDengeki Bunko: Fighting ClimaxDengeki Bunko: Crossing VoidWeiß Schwarz
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