BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend Game Also Gets PS Vita Release

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Expansion gets new scenario based on BlazBlue: Remix Heart spinoff manga

Video game developer Arc System Works revealed on Thursday that its BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend expansion game will get a downloadable version for the PlayStation Vita. Arc System Works will ship the game on April 23 in Japan for the PS4, PS3, and Xbox One. The company will release the PS Vita downloadable version at the same time.

Arc System Works noted in the announcement that it decided to offer a PS Vita version of the game after listening to fans who said they wanted to be able to play the game anytime, anywhere on a portable device. The company said it will reveal the price and other details about the download-only version at a later date.

Arc System Works also revealed on Thursday that it will add a new scenario in the game's story mode that is based on Deko Akao, Toshimichi Mori, and Sumeragi's BlazBlue: Remix Heart spinoff manga. The manga centers on life at the Military Academy, three years before the first game. The scenario will include new characters that were previously featured only in the manga, such as Mai Natsume (voiced by Saori Hayami) and Cajun Faycott (voiced by Saki Fujita).

Those who purchase the first editions of the retail versions of the game will receive one of three rubber straps. Those who purchase the game from specific retail stores such as Imajin or Ebiten will also receive an illustration.

Arc System Works released the original arcade game in Japan in November 2012, and then released the game on PS3 in October 2013 and PS Vita in April 2014. The company released BlazBlue Chronophantasma Ver 2.0, an extension of the arcade version of the game with new characters and a new scenario, in Japan last October.

Aksys Games released the original BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma game in North America on PS3 last March and on PS Vita last June.

[Via 4Gamer, Gematsu]

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