Two updates are coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift in May -- one free (to you), and one paid. A patch is being prepared, intended to alter the game balance of the console versions to be in line with the arcade release of Continuum Shift 2.

It will also add new tutorials, new Challenge Mode content for every character, and tweaks and updates to the online mode and its interface. The patch also fixes a problem with Valkenhayn's Achievements in the Xbox 360 version. This won't cost you anything to download, but Aksys will still benefit financially -- the update also puts an ad banner on some in-game screens.

The same month, Aksys will release a new DLC character, Platinum the Trinity, who will have new Achievements and Trophies to unlock. This character will cost $7.99 or 560 Microsoft Points.
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Hardcore Fighting-Game Enthusiasts Rejoice

Massive /BlazBlue: Continuum Shift/ Updates Coming This May

TORRANCE, Calif.–April 15th, 2011–Aksys Games, a publisher of
interactive entertainment software, is pleased to announce that the
hit 2D fighting game for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment
system, /BlazBlue: Continuum Shift/, will be updated with all new
content and bug fixes, taking the system version to 1.03. The data for
system version 1.03 and Platinum the Trinity will be available in the
month of May.

In this update, the new character "Platinum the Trinity" will be
added for players to purchase for $7.99, or 560 Microsoft Points. This
game add-on will include all of Platinum's 24 colors, the Unlimited
version of Platinum, and new Achievements/Trophies to unlock as well.
Between the gender confusion and cool magical item based gameplay,
Platinum will be a joy to play for both fans of cute adorable things
and hardcore fighting game enthusiasts alike!

Also in this major update, the game balance will be brought up to
speed with the Arcade version of /BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II/,
including all of the character balance changes, additional system
mechanics, and game engine adjustments. This is topped off with brand
new Challenge Mode content for each character and a revised Tutorial
Mode section to help bring you back up to speed. With all of this new
additional content, there's no better time to get back into
/BlazBlue: Continuum Shift/!

*/BlazBlue: Continuum Shift/** Update Details*

-New character Platinum the Trinity added
-Game balance updated to /BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II/
-New achievements and trophies added for the character Platinum the
Trinity
-All Challenge Mode combos updated for character changes
-Updated Ranked Match interface and matchmaking procedure
-Improved measures for better online latency
-Improved countermeasures for disconnecting players in Ranked Match
-New simplified chat messages added for Player Match rooms
-Addressed an issue where Valkenhayn's achievements could not be
obtained (Xbox 360 Version)
-Added an ad banner to be displayed on certain game screens
-Various other bug fixes

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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