News BlazBlue: CentralFiction Game Will Not Have English Dub
posted on 2016-09-01 02:35 EDT
North American video game publisher Aksys Games announced on August 23 that its North American release of Arc System Works' BlazBlue: CentralFiction PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 and fighting game will not contain an English dub. All releases of previous installments of the game series contained full English dubs.
Aksys Games clarified that it made the choice in order to release the game earlier, as it would have had to release the game six to eight months later if it had chosen to provide an English dub. The publisher added that it had "No plans for a dub release or DLC [at the moment]." The company then stated that a dub might be possible if "fans that want it mobilize and let the [development] team know." Aksys Games also stated that petitions and fan pages would help.
Sony's PlayStation blog additionally revealed the game's limited edition on August 24, and revealed that the limited edition and the standard edition are both set for a November release. The limited edition will include a collector's box, a hardcover art book, a mini Noel Vermillion Nendoroid figure, and a "BlazBlue Song Interlude III" soundtrack with 10 tracks. The limited edition is available for both PS4 and PS3.
The blog post also revealed that the character Es from the XBlaze games will be available as a free DLC for the first two weeks after the game launches for both the PS4 and PS3 versions of the game. She will be available for a fee after the first two weeks.
The game originally debuted in Japanese arcades last November, and the PS4 and PS3 ports will launch in Japan on October 6. KOTOKO and Faylan will perform the opening and ending themes, respectively.
Returning playable characters include: Ragna, Jin, Noel, Rachel, Hazama, Izayoi, Azrael, Amane, μ -No.12-, Litchi, Taokaka, Bang, Arakune, ν -No.13-, Tsubaki, Makoto, Λ -No.11-, Carl, Relius, Platinum, Valkenhayn, Tager, Kokonoe, Hakumen, Bullet, Terumi, Celica, and Kagura. Characters that were new to the arcade version and will make their home console debut include Hibiki, Naoto, Hades Izanami, and Nine.
Update: Added more info from Aksys Games' Twitter account. Thanks, dark13.
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