BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Fighting Game's Opening Movie Streamed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Game with 20 starting playable characters launches in Japan on May 31, in N. America on June 5

Arc System Works began streaming the opening movie on Thursday for its BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle crossover fighting game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

The game's beta test version in North America and Japan is running from May 9-14.

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 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, Jubei, and Hakumen from BlazBlue CentralFiction
  • Orie, Carmine, and Vatista from Under Night In-Birth
  • Kanji Tatsumi, Aegis, and Naoto Shirogane from Persona 4 Arena
  • Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long from RWBY

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.

Source: 4Gamer

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