BlazBlue CentralFiction Video Reveals Nine as Playable Character
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Arc System Works began streaming a trailer on Wednesday for its Blazblue CentralFiction 2D fighting game, revealing Nine the Phantom as a playable character. The character has previously appeared as a non-playable character in the game's story. Ayumi Fujimura voices Nine, who will be available as a playable character after an update to the game in December.
Nine will be the first character in the series without a Drive ability. Instead, her A, B, and C buttons correspond to different elements, and using each will charge up that element. Pressing the Drive button allows her to unleash her charged element in an attack, with the attack's properties changing depending on the element's charge level.
Arc System Works previously streamed the game's opening movie earlier this month.
The game launched in Japanese arcades on Thursday.
Confirmed 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. New playable characters include Hibiki and Naoto.
Arc System Works hosted a three-day location test for the new game in Akihabara in Tokyo in July.
Arc System Works released the original BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma 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 Chrono Phantasma Ver 2.0, an extension of the arcade version of the game with new characters and a new scenario, in Japan last October.
Arc System Works then released the BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend game for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and PlayStation Vita in Japan on April 23. Aksys Games released BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend on the PS3, PS4, and Xbox One in North America on June 30, and on the PS Vita on July 28.