BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Fighting Game Reveals 3 More Playable Characters, Consoles in Video

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Rachel Alucard, Hazama, Weiss Schnee added to game arriving next year for PS4, Switch, PC

Arc System Works began streaming a second character introduction trailer on Sunday for its Blazblue Cross Tag Battle crossover fighting game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The video reveals Rachel Alucard and Hazama from the BlazBlue CentralFiction game and Weiss Schnee from RWBY as playable characters. The video teases more characters to be revealed later, with the next announcement later this month.

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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