Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: BlazBlue

XBlaze Code: Embryo on PSN, ships to stores for PS3 and PS Vita

XBlaze Code Embryo (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys has shipped XBlaze Code: Embryo, a visual novel set in the BlazBlue universe, for the PS3 and PS Vita. Set 150 years before the events of BlazBlue, XBlaze follows high school student Touya Kagari as he battles wizards, psychos, and secret groups for control of the power behind creation. Players will guide Touya to one of several different endings by their choice of what information he collects. Curious gamers can try before they buy with a new demo, also on PSN.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Aksys, Arc add $30,000 to BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Evo 2014 pot

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma (PS3) Evo 2014 Pot Announcement - Screenshot 1

Developer Arc System Works and publisher Aksys Games have decided to up the ante for Evo 2014 with $30,000 for the BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma pot. The top U.S. player at the tournament will also be flown with a friend to Japan on Aksys’ dime so that both can compete in Arc Revolution Cup 2014 on August 30. Series creator Toshimichi Mori and Rachel Alucard’s voice actress Kana Ueda will also be on hand at Aksys’ booth to sign free posters, as will stations to practice Chrono Phantasma, try a playable demo of Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-, and check out BlazBlue Battle Cards and Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!.

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Convention, PlayStation 3 News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma ver. 1.1 update going live this week

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma (PS3, PS Vita) PS Vita Announcement - Screenshot 5

The PS3 version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be updated to version 1.1 at 12:00 a.m. (PST) this Wednesday, according to Aksys Games. The patch will focus on improving the challenge and training modes. The PS Vita version will be released as 1.1 when it launches on June 24.

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PlayStation 3 News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantsma hitting store shelves, PSN on April 1

The BlazBlue brawlers return to the ring today with the release of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantsma. As Ragna the Bloodedge hunts down Yuuki Terumi, players will be able to battle using the new Overdrive mechanic, which charges characters the more health they lose, and seven new characters. The new roster additions are available on-disc and online, with four available from the outset, another unlockable, and the remaining two added via DLC (Kokonoe is up today and Yuuki Terumi on May 27). Network play is also said to be improved and enhanced with new mode upgrades.

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PlayStation 3 News

Aksys announces PS Vita version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma (PS3, PS Vita) PS Vita Announcement - Screenshot 1

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be making the transition from PS3 to PS Vita this summer. The handheld version will follow its console counterpart, which is set to be released on March 25, and include all of the characters from the original release as well as five new characters, two DLC characters, a summary of events from Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift, a new beach-themed storyline, and a revamped Story Mode.

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PlayStation Vita News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma release date, free DLC announced

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma (PS3) DLC Bonus Announcement - Set

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be hitting store shelves on March 25, according to Aksys Games. The PS3 fighter will also come with a launch-copy extra, a voucher with a DLC code for an additional character, Yuki Terumi. The voucher will be included in both the standard release and the Limited Edition.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Limited Edition announced for PS3

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma (PS3) Limited Edition Announcement - Screenshot 1

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be released in a standard version as well as a premium edition, according to publisher Aksys Games. The PS3-exclusive fighter will introduce five new characters to the series as well as downloadable costumes, redesigned characters, new moves, an estimated 30-hour story mode, a revamped networking mode, and new ranking system. The limited edition will include a 40-page art book, a soundtrack, a figurine of Rachel Alucard, and an unrevealed fourth item (ooohhh – a mystery!).

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PlayStation 3 News

Aksys continues the BlazBlue celebrations with two new contests

BlazBlue (360, PS3) US Third Anniversary Contests - Header

Aksys is celebrating three years of BlazBlue in the US with three contests, and they have just announced that the final two are now live. The first, which took place back in August, was all about finding the biggest fan, while the second looks for a bit of creativity and the third a bit of promotion. Caption the Blue challenges contestants to come up with a witty caption, while All Eyes on the Azure is all about spreading word about this weekend’s Northeast Championships XIII in Philadelphia, PA.

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Contests, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News