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BlazBlue creator: Central Fiction has the 'best ending,' no extended cut coming

Depending on your fighting game preferences, this might be good or bad news. BlazBlue creator Toshimichi Mori has been intimating in the past few months that there won't be an expansion-style add-on for BlazBlue: Central Fiction, ...   read


BlazBlue: Central Fiction, which is not a visual novel, launches soon in the west

Arc System Works is no stranger to visual novels based on their universes, so it's a bit confusing to most people when you tell them that BlazBlue: Central Fiction exists. It is, indeed, the next fully-fledged BlazBlue fighting game wi...   read

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Fans ask Aksys to patch upcoming BlazBlue title

Update: I've been informed that the petitioners do not want Aksys to delay the game's release, as was initially reported. The petition is asking for an English dub to be distributed as DLC. The headline and some of the body of the article h...   read


BlazBlue: Central Fiction is getting a Nendoroid-ridden special edition

I've been getting back into Arc fighters recently at the insistence of a friend. I really needed to brush up on my Guilty Gear combos, and since I always favored Sol, Ky, and crew over BlazBlue, I figured I'd get back into that series ...   read

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction hitting PS4, PS3 this winter

Aksys Games has announced plans to localize BlazBlue: Central Fiction (the fourth main entry in the series) for a North American release across both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 sometime this winter. In addition to a new (...   read

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Steam Sale

Heads up, weebs! Steam's second anime sale just began

If you missed out on Steam's Anime sale last year, Valve is giving you another chance right now. This weekend, you get can up to 90% off of games such as Grandia II, the Blazblue series, the Naruto series, Deathsmiles, and my personal favor...   read

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That BlazBlue visual novel is coming to PC

BlazBlue prequel Xblaze Code: Embryo is getting a PC port, Aksys Games just announced. Set 150 years before the events of Arc System Works' fighting games, Xblaze follows the exploits of Touya Kagari, a high school student whose life gets f...   read

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Fighting game stories

Do you care about the story in fighting games?

As Steven reported yesterday, Yoshinori Ono and the team at Capcom are taking the story mode of Street Fighter V seriously. Sure, they'll have the usual arcade mode intro/wrap-up for every character like Street Fighter has had since time im...   read

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BlazBlue and Guilty Gear are currently seeing huge sales on PSN

While a bunch of fighting games are seeing discounts on Steam, Arc System Works has provided a few sales of its own for the BlazBlue and Guilty Gear series on the PSN. Each version of BlazBlue: Chronophantasma EXTEND is now $...   read

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction
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BlazBlue: Central Fiction is looking hot

BlazBlue: Central Fiction, which was announced back in July, is still coming along. The game will fully launch in Japanese arcades tomrorow, but not before developer Arc System Works dropped a new character on the fanbase -- Nine. Design-w...   read


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BlazBlue: Chronophantasma EXTEND heading to PC next year

I've never been as big into BlazBlue as Guilty Gear, but it's a fine series regardless, and I'm glad to see it come to new platforms. According to Korean publisher H2 Interactive, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma EXTEND will be headed to...   read

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Phantasy Star Online
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You got BlazBlue in my Phantasy Star Online

Every time I write about Phantasy Star Online 2, my heart aches a little. It's nice that there's an english language patch out there, but so many fans don't want to play the game without a proper localization, so I'm stuck without any frie...   read

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction announced, Japanese location test starts soon

Though I really enjoy the BlazBlue series, I stopped trying to keep up with it a while back. By my count, BlazBlue: Central Fiction marks the sixth update to the series put up for sale since the first game was released in 2008. That's grea...   read

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend is getting a localization

Aksys Games has announced that BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend will be getting a localization on PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and Vita this summer. Can't keep track of BlazBlue's updates and sequels? The "Extend" is quite literally ...   read

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BlazBlue: Battle Cards looking to take that card crown

The BlazBlue franchise continues to diversify its portfolio. Whether it be a mobile rhythm game or a visual novel, the series has grown from its fight-game roots. With BlazBlue: Battle Cards, that trend continues -- but only for the iPad. ...   read

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Xblaze Lost: Memories

BlazBlue spin-off Xblaze 2 coming west this summer

Xblaze Lost: Memories is coming west this summer, Aksys Games just announced. The "RPG-style" visual novel is the follow-up to XBlaze Code: Embryo, which Aksys localized for western audiences last spring. This PS3 and Vita title s...   read

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There's a new BlazBlue rhythm game and it's out now

"This isn't the BlazBlue game you're looking for," he persuades you with a small wave of the hand. Okay, maybe it is. Maybe you're in the market for a "gluttonous" rhythm game where you "eat to the beat of BlazBlue." In that case, step righ...   read

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BlazBlue PC

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend coming to Steam

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend is heading to Steam next month, H2 Interactive has announced. It will feature both online and local multiplayer as well as English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese language options. The pulbisher released ...   read

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BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma

BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma still coming to North America

Arc System Works has been fairly faithful in bringing its BlazBlue games to the West. One game in particular that hasn't been localized, however, is BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma, released in 2012 on the Japanese eShop for Nintendo 3DS. Althoug...   read

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EVO 2014 recap: Here's who won

And just like that, another EVO has come and gone. What a weekend. Despite not playing fighting games much myself, I'll never miss watching the year's big tournament. The audience's energy, the drama that unfolds on stage -- it never ceases...   read

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BlazBlue card game

Aksys Games is localizing a BlazBlue card game

If you like card games get your iPad and iPhone ready -- Aksys Games has announced that they will localize the BlazBlue card battler, appropriately named BlazBlue: Battle Cards. It's developed by Alliance Digital Media, and will have 1...   read

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XBlaze Code: Embryo

XBlaze Code: Embryo is the BlazBlue game you didn't know you wanted

Can't get enough BlazBlue? Check out XBlaze Code: Embryo, something completely different. Arc System Works' visual novel follows Touya Kagari as he finds himself entangled within a network of secretive organizations and a gaggle of stranger...   read

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EVO money

Arc System Works, Aksys add $30k to BlazBlue EVO 2014 pot

I had a pretty nice EVO 2013 at the live streaming get together we here are Destructoid threw in a San Francisco bar. Meanwhile, contestants (as opposed to us novice drunks) are in store for an even nicer EVO 2014 as Arc System Works a...   read

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BlazBlue Visual Novel
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BlazBlue spin-off gets a trailer, demo out on PSN

Have you ever wondered what BlazBlue would be like if Arc System Works removed all the fighting game bits? Probably not. But, on the off chance you're interested in finding out, the brand-new demo for XBlaze: Code Embryo&nbs...   read

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XBlaze Code: Embryo

BlazBlue visual novel gets a demo for PS3, Vita this week

XBlaze Code: Embryo, a visual novel set in the BlazBlue universe, is coming to North America for both PlayStation 3 and Vita on June 24. Until then, Asksys Games is hoping to whet your appetite with a demo version. That'll be hitting PSN th...   read

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