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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Fighting Game's 5th Character Video Streamed

posted on 2017-12-16 11:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Iron=Tager, Makoto=Nanaya, ν-No.13-, Es join game launching in 2018

Arc System Works began streaming a fifth character introduction video on Friday for the BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle crossover fighting game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The video reveals the following new playable characters from BlazBlue CentralFiction: Iron=Tager, Makoto=Nanaya, ν-No.13-, and Es.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is a crossover between Arc System Works' BlazBlue and Persona 4 Arena fighting games, French Bread's Under Night In-Birth game, and Rooster Teeth's RWBY franchise. The title is a two-versus-two game, and Arc System Works is planning to release it next year. Arc System Works' newly established North American branch Arc System Works America, Inc. will release the game in 2018 as its first title.

Confirmed characters include:

  • Rachel Alucard, Hazama, Noel Vermillion, and Azrael (BlazBlue CentralFiction)
  • Ragna the Bloodedge and Jin Kisaragi (BlazBlue)
  • Yū Narukami, Yōsuke Hanamura, Chie Satonaka, and Yukiko Amagi (Persona 4 Arena)
  • Hyde, Linne, Waldstein, and Gordeau (Under Night In-Birth)
  • Weiss Schnee and Ruby Rose (RWBY)

BlazBlue CentralFiction originally debuted in Japanese arcades in November 2015, and the game launched in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in October 2016. Aksys Games released the game in North America in November 2016.

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 and Rice Digital will release the game on February 9. 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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