Aksys Games and Arc System Works have officially announced that the 2D fighting game BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND will receive a multi-platform release later this summer in North America. The game will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One. The 2D fighting game is an updated version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND.
The game features the revamped Guard system, which allows powers to release a new, more powerful Guard Crush attack when their opponent’s Barrier Gauge is low. Another unique mechanic is Overdrive, which enhances character skills and abilities. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND also adds two new characters, Celica and Lambda, to the fighter roster. There will be 28 total playable characters on the roster. The story mode also features a new addition called “Remix Heart,” which features Mai Natsume and Kajun Faycott.
Here is a breakdown of the new features for the game, courtesy of Aksys Games:
- CRUSH ‘EM! – With the all-new revamped Guard Gauge system, players can now determine when to attack/block using the Barrier Gauge meter. When your opponent’s Barrier Gauge meter is depleted, unleash a powerful barrier-shattering move, Guard Crush!
- Ready to Fight with Style? – With Stylish Mode activated, even beginners can perform flashy attacks and combos! Four new features have been added to Stylish Mode: Auto Guard, Combo Attacks, Special Abilities, and Distortion Drive. These features allow players new to fighting games to pull off advanced combos!
- New Stage, Characters and Additional Scenarios! – There will be a total of 28 playable characters with two new exciting characters, Celica and Lambda! BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND includes brand new scenarios and contains digest versions of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, so both new and returning players can enjoy Story Mode. Celica also comes with a brand new stage, Ishana, the land of memories!
- Remix Heart – Tired from all that fighting? Take a break and enjoy a heart-warming comedic story (mode) featuring two high school girls, Mai Natsume and Kajun Faycott, as well as the characters from the main scenario, Noel, Tsubaki, and Makoto!