BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Lands in Europe

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

 

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

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

 

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.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

 

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.

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.