BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle's 8th Character Video Reveals 3 DLC Characters

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Game adds Naoto Shirogane, Vatista, Hakumen

Arc System Works began streaming an eighth character introduction video on Thursday for the BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle crossover fighting game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The video reveals the following new DLC characters: Naoto Shirogane from Persona 4 Arena, Vatista from Under Night In-Birth, and Hakumen from BlazBlue CentralFiction.

The PlayStation 4 and Switch game will ship in Japan and Asia on May 31. PQube will release the game in Europe this summer for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

Arc System Works America will release the game with an English dub in North America as its first title on June 5. The game 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.

Arc System Works America will also offer a Collector's Edition for the game in North America. The edition will include a special box, soundtrack CD, 52-page art book, and four acrylic character standees. The company has yet to reveal the price for the Collector's Edition, but the pre-order period will begin on May 4.

The base game will feature 20 characters, and 20 more characters will be available via DLC. The additional characters will be available in several DLC releases.

Starting playable 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 and Ruby Rose (RWBY)

Confirmed DLC characters for the game include: Platinum the Trinity from BlazBlue CentralFiction, Orie from Under Night In-Birth, Kanji Tatsumi from Persona 4 Arena, Blake Belladonna from RWBY, Yang Xiao Long from RWBY, Aegis from Persona 4 Arena, Carmine from Under Night In-Birth, and Jubei from BlazBlue CentralFiction.

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.

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