Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Arc System Works

Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code hitting Steam later today

Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code (PC) Steam Announcement - Screenshot 4

Later today, Arc System Works will be releasing French Bread’s 2D fighter Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code for Windows PC. The fighter is slated to go live on Steam at 8 p.m. (CST). Over 30 characters take part in a story that’s set after the visual novel’s Tatari incident. Each brawler has access to one of three fighting styles—Crescent Moon, Half Moon, and Full Moon—as well as an individual storyline in Arcade Mode. Local and online multiplayer is also supported.

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PC News

Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- pre-order demo now available for PS4

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator (PS3, PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 10

Players who pre-order Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- on PSN for PS4 can now access a playable demo. The demo features Arcade Mode, Training Mode, and Versus mode in their entirety, plus all three new characters. Free downloadable content is also in the works and will be available from June 7 through June 21 for PS3 and PS4. Players will be able to download two new characters, Raven and Kum Haehyun, and the Eclipse Color pack. Additionally, the studio has also launched Aksys Academy to help newcomers learn the ropes. The first video in the series can be found below.

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PlayStation 4 News

Guilty Gear 2 Overture launches on Steam for PC

Guilty Gear 2 Overture (PC) Steam Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

After announcing a PC port of Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code yesterday, Arc System Works has sent word that Guilty Gear 2 Overture has hit PC. Unlike the main series, Overture is an action-strategy line that takes place after The Crusades and the defeat of Justice and her fellow Gears. The PC version features six playable characters, 50-plus unit types, a Campaign mode, and both local and online multiplayer.

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PC News

Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code announced for PC

Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code (PC) Steam Announcement - Screenshot 1

Arc System Works will be bringing Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code to Steam on April 19. The French Bread-developed 2D fighter features 31 characters from across the visual novel’s universe, local and online multiplayer, and a training mode. The game also features an Arcade Mode with a new storyline that takes place a year after the Tatari incident. Also announced is a 20% launch-week discount for early buyers. For its first week on the market, players will be able to grab the title for $24.99.

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PC News

Radiohammer now on eShop for 3DS saving the world with funky jams

Radiohammer (3DS, Android, iOS) 3DS Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys Games has released Arc System Works and Vinyl Lab’s rhythmic action title Radiohammer. Now on eShop for 3DS, Radiohammer puts players in the headphones of three DJs who have set out to save the world with music. Over 50 tracks are used to defeat zombies, streakers, and a variety of other odd enemies. In addition to Story Mode, the game also includes Otherworld Mode, Track Play, Random Play, and Juke Box.

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3DS

Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- announced for PS3, PS4, coming 2016

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator (PS3, PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys Games has announced that they will be returning to the Guilty Gear series next year with Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-. The Arc System Works fighter will be available next spring for PS3 and PS4 with over 20 fighters, new modes, and support for cross-platform multiplayer. One of the new modes is Stylish Type, a feature that will be familiar to Blazblue players, which helps newcomers ease into the game by allowing them to unleash flashy single-button combos.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend out now for PS Vita

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasm Extend (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) PS3 and PS4 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

The PS Vita version of Chrono Phantasma Extend has launched online and in stores. This latest version features the 2.0 balance patch, an improved online lobby, and a host of new additions, including characters, stages, and story modes. A new Guard Gauge System has been also added, along with its associated Barrier Gauge and Guard Crush. Stylish Mode, a way for newcomers to learn the mechanics, has been expanded with four new features: Auto Guard, Combo Attacks, Special Abilities, and Distortion Drive. Additionally, online play has been updated with an improved online lobby that allows players to invite others into a customizable room, where they can fight or watch the ongoing match in Spectator mode.

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PlayStation Vita News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend released for PS3, PS4, Xbox One

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasm Extend (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) PS3 and PS4 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

BlazBlue is back with Chrono Phantasma Extend for PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. A handheld version for PS Vita is slated for release on July 28. Extend features the 2.0 balance patch, an improved online lobby, and new characters, stages, and story modes. The 28-character roster can now utilize an updated Guard Gauge System, with its Barrier Gauge indicating when to attack or block and the Guard Crush to follow once the Barrier Gauge is empty. Newcomers can learn the ropes by engaging Stylish Mode, which now has four new features, Auto Guard, Combo Attacks, Special Abilities, and Distortion Drive. Online play has also been updated with a modified online lobby that allows players to invite others into a customizable room, where they can battle or enter Spectator mode to check out the current match.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Atlus adding $10,000 to Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Evo 2015 prize pool

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (360, PS3) Adachi DLC and Evo Announcement - Screenshot 6

Atlus is sweetening the Evo pot for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The studio announced today that they are adding a $10,000 price pool for finals. For those looking to enter, Atlus noted that the competition will be using the current version of the PS3 console. Another Persona will also be at the tournament, the rhythm-based spin-off Persona 4: Dancing All Night, along with competitive Catherine and stations for practicing Ultimax.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend coming soon for PS, Xbox One

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend (PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys is keeping the 2D fighter train rolling with another release, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend. The expanded re-release of the PS3 original will feature 28 characters, including two newcomers (Celica and Lambda), as well as new stages, scenarios, and a side story, Remix Heart, with Mai Natsume and Kajun Faycott. Digested versions of Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift are also being included to get new players up to speed on all of the storylines. New players will also have access to an expanded Stylish Mode, which has been augmented with four new features (Auto Guard, Combo Attacks, Special Abilities, and Distortion Drive) to make moves less difficult to perform. The Guard Gauge system has been tweaked, too, with the Barrier Gauge meter indicated when best to attack or block.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox One News