Blazblue Location Test Tour Announced

Be the first to play Arc System Works first high-definition fighter!

Torrance, CA (June 20, 2008) – On behalf of Arc System Works, Aksys Games, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment products, is pleased to announce the very first Location Test Tour for BLAZBLUE (Arcade version) in America! To commemorate the tour, Aksys Games will be working with the biggest anime convention in America, to host our very first location test. The location test will last for all four days of Anime Expo®, at the console gaming room.

“ This is a very big year for fighting games, so we're very excited to be working with Arc System Works in bringing you this very rare opportunity to let U.S. gamers try out BLAZBLUE at Anime Expo®, “ said Akibo Shieh, president of Aksys Games. “If you're a fighting game fan, you owe it to yourself to come check out one of the most beautiful 2D games ever made. “

Anime Expo® is proud and honored to have Arc System Works premier and test their latest fighting game, BLAZBLUE, in our console gaming room. In the tradition of Arc System Works' GUILTY GEAR series, BLAZBLUE will stun with it's amazing character designs and non stop action. Our attendees are in for a special treat!” states Anime Expo® 2008 Interactive Division Director Joe Woo.

1st Location Test

WHAT: BLAZBLUE Location Test

WHEN: July 3 – July 6
10 AM – 5 PM

WHERE: Anime Expo® 2008
Los Angeles Convention Center
Console Gaming Room

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video coverage site of the 2007 convention at

This year's Red & Black Sponsors are FUNimation and ImaginAsian Television. Platinum Sponsor is IMAGI Studios. Gold Sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing. Silver Sponsor is Gaia Online. Patron Sponsors are Central Park Media and COPIC Markers.

About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation's largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2008 will be held July 3 – July 6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website (

About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property – Anime Expo®. More information can be found at its website (

BLAZBLUE, developed by Arc System Works, combines the high tension elements of past Arc System Works fighters with highly detailed 2D/3D high-definition gaming graphics. Powered by the Taito Type-X2 Arcade board, be the first to play BLAZBLUE before it hits the Japanese arcade markets this Fall 2008!

For additional information about the location test and would like to schedule a session, please contact the following below.

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