A new character- “Izayoi” has been revealed by Famitsu apparently for the arcade release of BlazBlue: ChronoPhantasma. It is a combination in terms of design, of Tsubaki Yayoi and her weapon Izayoi. Her drive is “Scarlet Justice” and she will have a completely different move-set to Tsubaki.
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, a new game, has been announced via twitter and BlueFes2012. The game will feature three new characters; Bullet/Barret, Amane, and Azrael. Hazama is confirmed to have a new distortion and several characters will be receiving new moves, sprites will be redrawn (Noel Vermillion will be hat-less with a different weapon, for example).
Tsubaki Yayoi will have different, darker colour scheme to reflect her changes within the story, and it seems there will be new BGM.
No release date has been given yet, or even a vague idea of how far along the game is, apparently, but more details should be released in the coming weeks.
Arc System Works is developing “Xblaze” as the first entry in what it refers to as “Adventure Project.” The game will be released in winter 2012 for an undisclosed platform.
Xblaze’s announcement came during a special stage at today’s BlazBlue Continuum Shift 2 national tournament. According to 4Gamer, BlazBlue series producer Toshimichi Mori also revealed that the second entry in the Adventure Project is also in the works. Regarding the BlazBlue series, he said that they hope to soon have a large event for the series, and something will probably be announced there.
You can see the segment of the stage event announcing the game below. The slides refer to Xblaze as “another Blue story,” suggesting that it may have some ties to BlazBlue.
Here is a trailer presented with it:
Not much is known about it other than the fact it may relate to Blazblue as the trailer did show some familiar scenes and is being referred to as an “Adventure Project”. With it supposedly coming out Winter 2012, it is more than likely being developed either for PS3, Xbox360 or both considering the previous recent Arc releases as well as more to come very soon.
To view the images that followed the announcement, check the link above to the original article.
Atlus tapped the 2D fighting game masters at Arc System Works to make a fighting game based off Persona 4. So will this collaboration work the other way too? Will Arc ask the RPG masters at Atlus to make an RPG based off BlazBlue?
4Gamer asked that very question to Toshimichi Mori as part of an interview about Persona 4 Arena, which Mori produced. Replied Mori, “I’d like to do it, but if we did make an RPG, I’d want to make it myself. I’m the kind of person who likes do do things himself wherever possible (laughs).”
Mori added, however, that if he did make something else with BlazBlue, he’d want to first make an adventure game, although he quickly corrected himself and pointed out that the home BlazBlue conversions have an adventure mode.
He then joked that he’d make a game where Ragna performs surgery.
Jokes aside, Mori reiterated that if they did make a BlazBlue RPG, he’d like to do it himself. However, if the Persona team did make a BlazBlue RPG he’d want to see it, he said.