- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (greatly skill dependant; Trophy Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 51 (44, 3, 3, 1)
- Online trophies: 2 (2)
- Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 11-15 hours (greatly skill dependant; Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 15 arcade mode playthroughs, one score attack run, one survival mode run, one time attack run
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: None
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
- Do trophies stack?: No
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats
(NOTE: This trophy guide is written from the perspective of the North American and European PS3 release, which in turn was based on the patch that the Japanese version received in October of 2014)
Welcome to Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late (In-Birth is pronounced as In-Verse), one of the newer fighting games developed by French Bread and Ecole, the creators of the Melty Blood series. Originally released in 2012 in Japanese arcades and using the Sega Ringedge 2 hardware, the game eventually made its debut in North America and Europe in February of 2015 courtesy of Arc System Works.
The game features a unique cast of sixteen fighters, with two of them (Eltnum and Akatsuki) being guests from other fighting games i.e. Melty Blood and Akatsuki Blitzkampf. In addition, the game also includes some of the easiest trophies for a fighting game yet. The obstacles are the combo challenges that you have to do for each of the game's sixteen characters but keep in mind that some of the combo challenges for each character are different between the original Japanese release and the patched version (released three months afterwards) that was included when the game launched in North America and Europe.
If you have played games like BlazBlue, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, or Marvel vs. Capcom 3 with a standard PS3 controller or a fightpad, you should be familiar with the controls for Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late; you can change them at any time by going to "Options" -> "Controller Settings" or you can access them in-game while paused:
A (Weak Attack):
B (Medium Attack):
C (Strong Attack):
Much like other fighting games, there will be commands that are not bound to any button of the controller or fightpad you are using. You can easily bind these to , , , or for easy shortcuts to specific game mechanics so you don’t have to press any of the buttons at the same time.
A+D (Throw): Usually +
B+C (Force Function): Usually +
A+B+C (Veil Off): Usually ++
A+B+C+D (Infinite Worth EXS): Usually +++
As with most other fighting games, each trophy can be obtained in whichever order you wish to do them in but I highly recommend doing them in the order described below since some trophies can prove to be challenging if you are new to this game or don't really play fighting games often. The first trophy you will unlock for this game is Welcome to the Jungle
Step 1: Arcade Mode
In Arcade Mode you will be fighting through ten stages across the game's roster of sixteen characters, all of whom have their own unique trophies but there's also one that you will unlock if you complete them all from start to finish. The following trophies will be unlocked when you complete this step:
Hyde and Seek
Around the Wald
Rein in Blood
Whose Scythe Are You On?
The Labors of Merkules
The Nerve of That Woman!
Game, Seth, Match
Lemme Take a Selfie
Two Shades Of Grey
Ms. Eltnum, Tear Down This Wall!
Life Finds a Way
Ein Krieg Für Sieg
Don't You Tsundare!
If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It
Step 2: Challenge Modes
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late has three challenge modes that pit you up for a high score in the online leaderboards for each of them. Using the tips provided in each of their respective trophies you will be able to go through these without much trial and error. The following trophies will be unlocked upon completion of this step:
Attack on Score
Time Heals All Wounds...Hopefully
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!
Step 3: Network Modes
Thankfully, unlike most other fighters, this game only features two online trophies i.e one for completing a ranked match and the other for watching a replay. Unfortunately, the online activity for this game is not as active as it was when this game was originally released in Japan so I highly recommend using the Trophy Boosting Thread to find a partner to play a ranked match with. You will unlock the following two trophies upon completing this step:
The Net is Vast and Infinite (Glitched in the NA version)
I Wanna Be in Pictures! (Glitched in the NA version)
Step 4: Character Combo Challenges
Each of the game's sixteen characters have a combo challenge of their own that requires the player to meet specific conditions in order for them to unlock each of these trophies. For each of the character combo challenges in the game, you will need to have the follow options set in Training Mode if you want to complete them without much trial and error. I also recommend having Waldstein as your training dummy due to the size of his hitbox, as well as disabling each recovery option to make juggling the opponent easier for some of these combos. (Credit to deavil for these tips)
- EXS Gauge: Always Maximum
- GRD Gauge: Player Vorpal
- Counter Hit: Depending on the character, you should set it to either "Counter" or "High Counter"
By Any Other Name
Between a Stein and a Hard Place
Thicker Than Water
Welcome to Heel
It's Hard Merk
Are You Up Seth?
Over the Hilda
Can I Go Now?
Blitz off More than You Could Chew
I'll Be Byak
Step 5: Other Misc. Trophies
This is basically your cleanup phase, where you will need to clean up any remaining trophies you have leftover on your path to the Platinum. Some of these trophies relate to the game's mechanics and others to spending the IP you have accumulated as you play through the game but since one of the trophies require you to hold a specific number of IP all at once, I highly recommend unlocking that trophy before spending any for the other trophies.
Upon completion of this step, the following trophies will be unlocked:
Time for The Unveiling
Could This Get Any Worth?
Everything in EXS
But for Real Though
You Half to Trust Me
There's a Whole in My Heart
Can't Buy Happiness
Living in Color
Piece of Cake
Thanks for Playing! (Glitched in the NA version)