Vanguard Princess is a 2D fighting game that features an all-female cast each with their own unique fighting style. Choose from ten girls with unique fighting skills and pair them with a powerful partner to form an unstoppable team.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,039 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 28, 2014

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"Now in English, one of the pinnacles of doujin fighting games. The 2D graphics and animations still rival the big names out there."

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October 31

Vanguard Princess Halloween Discounts



Halloween Discounts on Vanguard Princess and all its DLCs on Steam! Now until November 3rd!

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October 22

New DLC: Vanguard Princess Lilith



On a mysterious day, a girl claiming to be The Daughter Of The Devil made her way from The Netherworld to the world of mortals. Her demonic powers enabled her to gain control of The Girls’ Academy and became the Headmistress.

Lilith goes around campus claiming to be the direct descendant of The Devil, but no one believes her. As a result, this pint-sized grappler fights to prove what she says is true.

Features:

  • Updated version of Vanguard Princess
  • New Lilith-themed battle stages
  • Alternate story-lines and endings
  • Additional in-game music
  • Play with the boss character Hilda Rize in Arcade Mode and Two Player Mode
  • Play Vanguard Princess in its original uncensored version

Take advantage of the 15% Off Special Promotion!

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About This Game



Government experiments on a young girl triggered a cosmic shock wave that gifted many young girls with mystical powers. She re-emerges into the world and vows to destroy all of mankind in an act of revenge. A brave group of girls who embraced their powers head to the battlefield to confront her; not just for the sake of the world, but to pursue their own personal motives and dreams.

  • Choose from ten girls with unique fighting skills and pair them with a powerful partner to form an unstoppable team.
  • Navigate the adventures of a Vanguard Princess in the Story Mode or engage in head-to-head battles in the Versus Mode.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Pentium III 400MHz, 128MB RAM
    • Memory: 1 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 32MB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 4-button game controller (Optional)
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Got dozens of pile drivers from a loli. 10/10 would break bones again.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
True fighter maker quality:
-Only arcade mode and versus, no training, no online, nada.
-You need xpadder or something else to play with controller/arcade stick.
-Movelist only available at character select.
-Feels clumsy to play.

If you want a good anime fighter just buy blazblue or guilty gear, if you want pantsu get this.

Dong dong never die is infinitely better game than this and it also has been made with fighter maker, and it's free!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
A most welcomed game in a time where PC combat/arcade games are much needed. Simplistic in it's nature the game manages to charm it's players with it's character diversity and easy controls. Gamers might find themselves asking the question "How in the world do I cast super moves" in the beginning but will soon find out casting them is a piece of sweet cake that landed on their plate unknowingly. Without a multitude of options in the main menu the player is left to wonder "Where's the rest?" but that awkward sensation vanishes the moment you select one of the two options provided. There is a virtual manual provided by Steam as always for those who want to know everything before they fire up the game but it's as thin as paper and rightfully so considering the fact that the whole game is based on the movement keys, a weak attack, a medium attack, a strong one and a parry. The game leaves a fresh trail of "I want more" in it's wake and delivers on it's promise. If only there was more to it. As an anime fan myself I am left to wonder why exactly is the game so short. Finishing it you soon realise that the only replayability stands with trying the next character and so on so forth until you beat all the enemy characters with each one of the characters available and with the first 5 Free Steam trading cards in your inventory and a little chipping in on the side in the form of 20 and up to 30 pence price per card you soon come to realise that you got your badge and there's nothing left to do. That's not to say that the game hasn't got the X factor as with any other game of this genre, if you got someone to play with all the better. But at this low price I would say it's a must have for any pc gamer than enjoys this type of games. If I had to describe the game in one short sentence that would be:

"It's a well designed, captivating and exciting piece of art for as long as it lasts and well worth the price tag."
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
So, Vanguard Princess is a great fighter for a budget title. The characters are interesting, the mechanics are (mostly) fair, and the game brings all the things you like from various fighters; Some of the characters even have similar movement and strategy schemes from classic titles like Street Fighter, KOF and Guilty Gear. Plus, you have your Arcana Heart buddy system, only your buddy can get knocked away and disabled temporarily like in Marvel vs. Capcom. Best of all, your guard cancels are free -Yes, free! They cost no special meter- and almost all of your combos come off guard cancels perfectly. Moreover, grabs are crucial as well as side switching and tripping.

Some of the problems you're going to dislike are, the training mode is wonky and hard to figure out how to enable. The D pad on your Xbox controller is going to require some manual configuration in Xinput. The pause does not allow you to see your character sprite and freeze frame to oogle your favorite animation frames. No online play or direct connect means you're gonna be playing by yourself a lot. Worst of all, special moves that require you to press two buttons do NOT go off the way you want them to; The timing is somehow different from how you input other arrow/button combinations to do other moves.

All in all, it's fun for what it is and it isn't expensive. 9 out of 10. I'll grade sequels and future updates more harshly. It's been several years since the release, so I gotta believe better things are coming from the devs.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Played for a little bit, used 3-6 continues for pretty much every fight. Couldn't beat boss.
Decided to try Natalie. Didn't lose more than half my health throughout the entirety of the Story Mode.

10/10 Would spam "Pile Charge," again.

Seriously though, good game. Just wish it had online.
But hey, at least there's pantsu.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
cute girls, neat graphics, rage-inducing final boss difficulty spike. not sure if recommend, or want to rip Hilda's smug face off.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
FL STUDIO MUSIC/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Played for an hour , and i get dozens of Pantsu shots



Saki-chan pantsu / 10



Note : Director's cut is a must
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
The best 2D fighter I've played in a long time. I have played and will play many different 2D and 3D Fighter games... But Vanguard Princess just stands out for me. Everything is fluid and fast, good music easy to play, love playing against my friends. Love everything about it... Is this the game you may like too? Anime Style / Fighting Girls / Fluid Action and cheap? Then this is an easy winner for you, as it is for me. 10/10 without a doubt.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
ULTIMATE WWE LOLI SUPER SLAM!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
No Online, No Practice mode, and move list only accessible from the character select.
By the looks of the two DLC's that are out the devs don't seem to plan on adding any of these things in.
If you want a good figher get Skullgirls, BlazBlue or Guilty Gear.
Don't waste your money on this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
First time you launch the game, you ask the question why are the settings so poor? Than why isn't there any option to play the game online? But when you start to play, there's only one question remains: why do I need two hands for playing this game? Daaayum...!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
That game made me anime.
pantsu/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
TL;DR: If you're looking for a mildly entertaining fighter game with heavy ecchi themes and some pantsu shots to boot, this is your 2-4 hour fix.

First some tips:
1) Don't download the Hilda DLC, you get it with the Lilith DLC.
2) Also this game is hard to play on the keyboard. A controller is really the only way to play effectively.

And the review:
As I said in the TL;DR version, this is a fighting game with a horrible story, some cheap boss moves, a few interesting fight/game mechanics and a tokyo sized dump of pantsu anime waifu ecchi fanservice oppai cleavage showing spectacular. That's pretty much it. There's no online play only local vs mode and an arcade mode that is really linear and with no options to change anything or view anything. Also there's no pause menu, but you can pause and view what the controls are.

Let's see, there's around 10 characters: a loli with a pedo bear, I mean teddy bear, that grapples, a school girl, a sports girl, etc etc etc, and a Tenchi Muyo Ryoko-esq girl with big guns and pistols. wait big oppai and pistols.. oh and she's not wearing any pantsu... So there's that. Also there's a set of 5 sub characters that support your fighter as you fight, which is that interesting game mechanic I mentioned. The artwork is pretty good and the backgrounds are interesting and vary in style from one to the next, so it's nice not playing cookie cutter levels every single level, but this is a 2d fighting game so it's not like you can really enjoy the game's scenery when you're button mashing hard with only one hand on the controller. FYI you can play with two hands, but only if you're a member of /r/nofap.

Seriously though, This game is probably worth 5 bucks if this is your sort of thing and 2-4 hours of gameplay is justifiable to you, otherwise get it on sale, as I've seen it go on sale frequently. And again don't buy the Hilda Rize DLC cause you get that for free in the Lilith DLC, along with 2 more stages and some better songs. Imo the Lillith DLC is barely worth it at 50% off when I got it, but it literally adds almost nothing to the game (except Hilda) so it's purely cosmetic. They could easily add another stage or a campaign mode with a map or something, but as this was an already released game long ago and this is a newer updated version with exxxtra pantsu I will continue to support it. Actually if they made a CP2 wait I mean VP2 then I'd support them as long as they don't cut as many corners as they did here.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Includes pantsu 10/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This is game is so HARD in many ways.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
The game itself seems empty and lacking any content, you can either pick from story mode or versus (no AI in versus) which doesn't leave you with many options.

The story mode is ridiculous, I don't get what it's about, and the final boss is the most frustrating thing to fight ever, even on Easy Mode, you will just get knocked across the screen, and be barraged with constant attacks until you die.

Controller support worked fine for me, but it didn't really make much difference since I couldn't figure out any combos since the move list was only on the character select screen.

Overall I would suggest you buy something like Blazblue or Guilty Gear over this, they are much better variants of this game genre.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
do not get this game. I repeat: do not get this game. it has so much potential but just wonky. it only works on some wierd controller and the game is just plain annoying.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
This game is horrible. The controls are horrible and unintuitive. The storyline is weak, and not very coherent. It is an all girl anime fighting game, I guess that's the only thing this game has going for it. Other than that, absolutely horrible; I would not recommend this game to anyone, if I could get a refund for this I defintely would. Quite possibly one of the worst fighting games I have ever played.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Broken as ♥♥♥♥. If you want to use controller, it works for about 10% of people. The fullscreen and option settings are like that of a game from the 90's. Even when this game is on offer it's not worth the pricing.
This is a shame as the game has potential to be good if the devs would get off their arses and fix some basic things.
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