BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend reaches out to North America

Back at E3, Aksys mentioned it was open to the possibility of offering BlazBlue as a PlayStation Vita launch title. Today, the company announced BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend is coming to North America and will be available simultaneously on PlayStation Vita, PS3 and Xbox 360.

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend will feature balance tweaks for the entire roster of characters -- which includes previous DLC-only fighters, a new character, and complete story modes for these guys -- plus some online tweaks. There are also some new single-player modes to indulge in, such as Abyss mode and Unlimited Mars mode. As for the latter, no, we don't think it just plays Total Recall on loop. Sorry.
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BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND is coming to North America!

TORRANCE, California – October 11, 2011 – Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment software, is proud to announce that the next installment in the hit fighting game series BlazBlue, BlazBlue Continuum Shift EXTEND, will be coming to North America on the PlayStation®Vita system! Not only that, but BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND will also be available at the same time on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. With the devious, all new playable character Relius Clover, new story scenarios, new gameplay modes, and competitively balanced action, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND makes a grand return to home consoles and the new frontier!

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND Key Features

- Enhanced Story Mode: Relive and rediscover the events that took place in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger or venture forth into one of four all new story scenarios!

- New and Revised Game Modes to Explore: Take on the strongest of foes in Unlimited Mars Mode, dungeoneer your way to the bottom of Abyss Mode, or refine your skills in the improved Challenge Mode!

- Fully Revised Combat System: All characters, new and old, have been thoroughly rebalanced and armed with all new strategies and combos to take your game to the top!

- Improved Online Multiplayer: Battle it out in BlazBlue's acclaimed online mode with all new multiplayer features, such as online team battles!

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND has not been rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). More information about Aksys Games and BlazBlue can be found at

About Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and visionary video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms. The company is known for releasing acclaimed titles such as 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors and the BIT.TRIP, Guilty Gear, and Hooked: Real Motion Fishing series. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company's website,

This article was originally published on Joystiq.