By Michael Fontanini / June 22nd, 2018
The anime cross-over fighting game, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle has arrived in Europe on the PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 according to the press release. It combines the worlds of Arc System Works’ BlazBlue with Atlas’ Persona 4 Arena, French Bread’s Under Night In-Birth, and for the very first time Rooster Teeth’s RWBY. The game is rated PEGI 12 and is priced at about £33.50, though it varies slightly between versions and stores. There is also a special collector’s edition that you can find here. Here is the European launch trailer:
The game features simplified inputs for both combo strings and specials, with a ton of advanced techniques and mechanics for the more hard core players. The base roster contains 20 playable characters, with 11 more on the way if you get the BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Character Pass, bumping you up to a total of 31 fighters in your roster. There are a handful of known character packs coming to the game:
- Blake Beladonna
- Yang Xiao Long
- Character Pack #1: Kanji, Platinum, Orie
- Character Pack #2: Carmine, Jubei, Aegis
- Character Pack #3: Naoto Shirogane, Hakumen, Vatista
There is a touch of bad news for Nintendo Switch players, though. For that version of the game, the BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Character Pass and all character packs (even the free ones), are delayed until June 28th! That is at least less than a week away, though.
Players can choose their favorite duo and switch between them mid-battle to uncover new strategies or combos. You can also train in the detailed tutorial against a CPU opponent. When you think you’re ready, you can take on your friends offline, or in online lobbies. There is also the new Episode Mode, which brings together the characters from BlazBlue, Under Night In-Birth, Persona 4 Arena, and RWBY in a brand new story mode.
Lastly, you can find out more about the game at the BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle website and from there you can jump to other retailer websites if you wish to order it. The special collector’s edition can be found here.
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