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18th January 2018


Whip it good!

PQube (London, UK) January 17, 2018 – UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[st], the new fighting game franchise from legendary fighting game creators French Bread, is right around the corner, coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita inEurope on February 9, 2018.

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH brings its unique brand of action that strikes a perfect balance between traditional 2D fighter gameplay and the over-the-top action of ‘anime’ fighters to PS4 this winter, a revolutionary combat system, an extensive suite of tutorials for new players, improved online functionality and an all-new story mode.

New characters join the battle with the inclusion of Phonon, a fresh entry in the UNDER NIGHT cast, playable for the first time in UNIEST. Let’s take a closer look at the lady who is set to whip scores of players into submission – Phonon.



A young lady who admires skill and strength above all who recently developed powers as an In-Birth, Phonon was discovered by the Existence Force Guardians, a student vigilante group dedicated to protecting people during the hollow night.

She was given training and was entrusted with a powerful weapon called Muniel in return for agreeing to help them. She decides to break her agreement with the EFG and strikes out on her own during the hollow night to test herself and the extent of her powers, and prove that she doesn’t need help from anyone.



Phonon is an offensive zoning character that uses her long-range whip and projectiles to control space on screen. With her rangy whip moves she is able to both push the opponent away as well as pull them towards her in order to manipulate her opponent’s positioning, and is able to make the opponent worry about blocking attacks from any range on screen.

With a variety of projectiles and whip attacks, Phonon can both keep away and pressure at will, and has the ability to control where her opponents are on the screen through constant harassment.



Phonon’s ‘Affliction’ is a versatile projectile attack that she can launch either along the ground or from the air at a diagonal angle. The EX version can also be followed up with a combo on hit or will leave you in an advantageous position to continue your attack on block!




‘Rythmic Satisfaction’ is a multiple part move where Phonon swings her whip in a forward moving attack that can be followed up on. The A version moves more horizontally, while the B version covers more vertical space. The follow up attack, done by holding backwards and either A or B, works similarly – the A version sends the opponent downwards while the B version launches them upwards.

The EX version is a combination attack with extremely long reach that leaves her at a considerable advantage afterwards, making it an ideal combo ender.



‘Guidance Ascension’ is a powerful upwards attack with the whip that acts as a great anti-air and reversal attack for Phonon. The A version hits close to Phonon and is a great anti-air attack, while the B version hits further away and makes taking to the skies a risky move at any range against Phonon.
The EX version tracks the opponent and is an invincible attack, making it a great way to challenge pressure from an opponent.
‘Restraint’ is an attack that leaps up from the ground and whips down at the opponent, able to hit both close and far with the A and B version respectively; she can cancel it into her air projectile even on block for continued aerial pressure. The EX version handily tracks the opponent as well and is a very fast overhead attack that can hit from full screen.
Her Force Function (B+C) move is called ‘Impulse’, where she swings the whip overhead and then slams it down into the ground. It’s an excellent anti-air attack and if you hold the buttons to charge it, the attack will bounce the opponents off the wall, leaving them vulnerable for follow-up attacks.
‘Binding Beatitude’ is Phonon’s Infinite Worth, a super move that requires a full stick of butter to perform, freezes the opponent with a quick hit and then slams the opponent into the wall with a follow-up.
Phonon takes her place in the cast of UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH as an offensive powerhouse that is sure to be a force to be reckoned with. She has the ability to manage any situation and would be a great pick for players who enjoy controlling the space on screen, having a wide variety of options at hand, and harassing their opponents with quick long ranged attacks.

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[st] brings the ultimate battle to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on February 9, 2018!

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