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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Fighting Game's Video Shows Ruby Rose in Action

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Video hints at possibility of characters from other franchises being included

Arc System Works began streaming a gameplay video for its Blazblue Cross Tag Battle crossover fighting game on Friday. The video shows the currently revealed cast in action, including the first footage of Ruby Rose from RWBY in action. The clip includes music from all four franchises, and stages from Blazblue, Persona 4 Arena, and Under Night In-Birth. The character select stage also shows an "Etc." section that hints at the possibility of characters from other than the four franchises.

Blazblue Cross Tag Battle is a crossover between Arc System Works' Blazblue and Persona 4 Arena fighting games, as well as French Bread's Under Night In-Birth game. The game also includes characters from Rooster Teeth's RWBY franchise. The title is a two-versus-two game, and Arc System Works is planning to release it next year.

Confirmed characters include Ragna the Bloodedge and Jin Kisaragi (Blazblue); Yū Narukami and Yōsuke Hanamura (Persona 4 Arena); HYDE and Linne (Under Night In-Birth); and Ruby Rose (RWBY).

Blazblue: CentralFiction originally debuted in Japanese arcades in November 2015, and the game launched in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 last October. Aksys Games released the game in North America last November.

Arc System Works released the home console version of the Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] game in Japan on July 20 on the PS4, and Aksys Games will release it overseas in late 2017. The game will also be available for download on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita on the same day.

Arc System Works developed the original Persona 4 Arena and released it in arcades in Japan in 2012. The game contains characters from Atlus' Persona 4 and Persona 3 role-playing games. The game shipped for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in Japan in 2012, and in the West in 2013. Arc System Works released a sequel titled Persona 4 Arena Ultimax in Japan in 2013, and in the West in 2014.

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