BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Fighting Game's 6th Character Video Streamed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game's N. American price, deluxe edition revealed

Arc System Works began streaming a sixth character introduction video on Thursday for the BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle crossover fighting game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The video reveals new playable characters, including Platinum the Trinity from BlazBlue CentralFiction, Orie from Under Night In-Birth, and Kanji Tatsumi from Persona 4 Arena.

Arc System Works America also revealed on Thursday that the game's North American release will cost US$49.99, and will also be available in a Deluxe Digital Edition that includes the main game and all six DLC character packs for US$69.99. Individual character packs with three characters each (for a total of six character packs) will be available for US$4.99 each, and all character packs together as a separate purchase will be available for US$19.99. The first character pack with Platinum the Trinity, Orie, and Kanji Tatsumi will be available for free for the first two weeks after launch.

The PlayStation 4 and Switch game will ship in Japan and Asia on May 31, and worldwide on June 5. The game will receive an English dub.

The base game will feature 20 characters, and 20 more characters will be available via DLC (including Blake and Yang). The additional characters will be available in several DLC releases: an Additional Character All-in-One Pack, Blake Belladonna by herself, six Additional Character Set volumes with three characters each (to be revealed later), and another additional character (to be revealed later).

Confirmed characters include:

  • Rachel Alucard, Hazama, Noel Vermillion, Azrael, Iron Tager, Makoto Nanaya, ν-No.13-, and Es (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, Ruby Rose, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long (RWBY)

In Japan, Arc System Works will offer a BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Limited Box featuring an exclusive collaborative box illustration between Toshimichi Mori (Arc System Works), Shigenori Soejima (Atlus), Seiichi Yoshihara (French-Bread), and Ein Lee (Rooster Teeth). The box's bonuses include the art box itself, the download code for the Additional Character All-in-One Pack, an art book, and an acrylic illustration standee (PlayStation 4 version only) or a multi-use storage pouch (Nintendo Switch version only).

The early copies of both the regular edition and the limited edition will also include the original soundtrack.

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. Arc System Works' newly established North American branch Arc System Works America, Inc. will release the game as its first title.

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