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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle
  

 
PREVIEW
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle (or BureiBuru Kurosu Tagu Batoru in Japanese - which I think sounds awesome) is a crossover 2D fighting game featuring 2-VS-2 gameplay and characters from the Blazblue series, Atlus's Persona 4 Arena, and French Bread's Under Night In-Birth, and Rooster Teeth's anime-style web animation RWBY.

The character art for Blazblue Cross Tag Battle is drawn by Higuchi Konomi who previously worked as a character designer for the XBlaze series. Due to RWBY
's original series first airing in North America, RWBY characters will speak in English as their default language voice. According to director Toshimichi Mori, Under Night In-Birth character sprites will be "redrawn" match BlazBlue graphics.
 

Who will make the cut from BlazBlue, Persona 4, UNIEL and RWBY? Hoping for a big roster!

 
Gameplay Details: The overall gameplay of BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is said to feel differently from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, and Under Night In-Birth. The game will have 5 button inputs: A and B normal attacks, Crash Assault/Sweep (C button), Tag (a D button) and Partner Skill (Assist button). Throws are done with B+C. Standing C is a Crash Assault, which is an unblockable overhead attack against crouching opponents.

Auto-Combos will return (dubbed Smart Combo) which can be activated with either tapping A or B normals. The Heat Gauge is renamed Skill Gauge. A new system called Cross Gauge is used mainly for tag-based combos. Cross Burst is a technique that has the secondary character enter the fight while attacking their opponents, as the main character retreats. ”Overdrive" super moves from BlazBlue are now known as Resonance Blaze, and can only be activated after the player's teammate is down. The Resonance Blaze activation grants the player to refills the meter quickly, makes all Distortion Drives stronger, regenerates health, and can cancel Skills to Distortion Skills. However, Resonance Blaze can only be activated once.
 

Anime 2D Fighter Fans... Get hype.

 
Blazblue Cross Tag Battle will be released in 2018 on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. Stay tuned on FightersGeneration.com for the latest details and news about BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle.
 

   
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Page Updated: November 18th, 2017
Developer(s): Arc System Works
Publisher(s): Arc System Works
Designer(s): Toshimichi Mori     (Director)
Artwork By: Higuchi Konomi
Platform(s): Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam
Release Date(s): TBA 2018
Characters Ragna The Bloodedge, Jin Kisaragi, Yu Narukami, Hyde Kido, Ruby Rose, Yosuke Hanamura, Linne, Weiss Schnee, Rachel Alucard, Hazama, Noel Vermillion, Chie Satonaka, Waldstein, Yukiko, Gordeau, Azrael

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Related Games: Blazblue: Central Fiction, Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-, Under Night In-Birth, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 5, Injustice 2, Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite, Fighting EX Layer
 

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First Impression:

I was wondering if the Blazblue series would truly "take a break" after the story concluding in Blazblue: Central Fiction. A crossover fighting game is the perfect way to keep Blazblue active in the fighting game climate of 2018. Personally, I'm happy to see the return of Persona 4 Arena characters and pretty hype for UNIEL to mix things up as well. I know nothing about RWBY, so those characters will be 100% new to me.

Needless to say, character reveals for BBCTB will be pretty hype. It would be natural for Arc System Works fans to want Guilty Gear characters to be represented in the game as well. But since GGXrd uses a completely different (3D) graphics engine, Arc System Works would probably have to redraw some brand new 2D Guilty Gear character sprites for them to appear in the game. I could actually see them doing that for 1 or 2 characters... DLC maybe? In any case, even as a "casual" fan of 2D anime fighting games, this project looks pretty exciting... Stay tuned!
~TFG Webmaster
 

 
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