The PS Vita port of fetching fighter BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma has been confirmed for North America. Last month, the game was reportedly a Japanese exclusive, but Aksys has officially announced the PS Vita version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will launch Stateside this summer; the PS3 game is due on March 14.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma on PS Vita will ship with an additional side-story revolving around a beach party, an "enhanced" Abyss mode - BlazBlue's procession of progressively more difficult opponents - and an abridged story catch-up for all PS Vita players new to the series. Unfortunately, the exact way in which Abyss is "enhanced" is not mentioned in the press release past the break.

Two premium DLC characters will be available on both PS3 and PS Vita, as well as one more unlockable on-disc character. A limited edition version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, exclusive to PS3, tosses in a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray, poster and other goodies for $80.
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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for PlayStation®Vita System Coming Summer 2014!
February 10, 2014 Torrance, CA – Aksys Games announces today that BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, the upcoming 2D fighting game, will also be published for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system! Featuring all playable characters from the PlayStation®3 version, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for the PlayStation®Vita system will also include an additional story, an enhanced Abyss Mode and more! Now you'll be able to battle with your favorite characters on the go! Players will also be able to purchase the two DLC characters Kokonoe and Terumi and unlock the character Kagura Mutsuki!



About BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for the PlayStation®Vita system

With the Cauldron shattered and the cycle broken, Ragna begins his final mission: Hunt down the villainous Terumi. Noel's life and the fate of the entire world hang in the balance as Ragna the Bloodedge marches toward one last confrontation.

New Characters – BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma adds five new playable characters to the original cast, as well as two downloadable characters, the scientist Kokonoe and the villainous Terumi and the unlockable character Kagura Mutsuki.

Ragna Begins His Final Mission – BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma's story mode contains more than 30 hours of gameplay, delving further into the epic journey of Ragna and the others than ever before. The PlayStation®Vita system version contains a summary that takes you back to the events of Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift to help refresh your memory!

Additional Story Content – Ever wonder what Noel, Ragna and new characters Celicia and Kagura would do if they hung out at a beach? Wonder no more because BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for the PlayStation®Vita system offers just that: a completely new story featuring your favorite characters at the beach! Did we mention bathing suits?

Modes for Every Player – Featuring traditional BlazBlue modes such as Arcade, Unlimited Mars, Survival, and more, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for PlayStation®Vita system also offers an enhanced Abyss mode.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma has not yet been rated by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB). For more information, visit www.esrb.org.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.