BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma brings the fight to PS3 today


Better late than never, publisher Aksys has announced that BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is making its PlayStation 3 debut today.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is the latest hyperkinetic 2D fighter from developer Arc System Works, the same people behind the Guilty Gear series and Persona 4 Arena. In November, we reported that the game was slated to hit the PS3 on March 14, but that date came and went without any word on the fighter. Regardless, the game is now winging its way to retail locations, with a digital version scheduled to debut on the PlayStation Network come April 1.

Those of you on the fence about picking up BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma should know that the initial print run of the game will feature additional content. Specifically, a new character named Yuuki Terumi who serves as the game's antagonist. If you miss your early bird chance to add Terumi to the BlazBlue roster, the character will go on sale as a standard DLC release on May 27.
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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Now Shipping!
PlayStation®Network version available April 1 - Preorder it Today!
March 25, 2014 Torrance, CA – Aksys Games is pleased to announce that BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, the 2D fighting game for the PlayStation®3 entertainment system, is now shipping to retailers and customers in North America and Canada!

Order today and get the Yuuki Terumi Launch Bonus DLC found in the first print run of the game, for both standard and limited editions.

See the new launch trailer here!

About BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for PlayStation®3 system

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is the latest installment of the acclaimed BlazBlue series. With the Cauldron shattered and the cycle broken, Ragna the Bloodedge begins his final mission: Hunt down the villainous Yuuki Terumi. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma features a new fighting system, new characters, and network mode upgrades.

New Fighting System – BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma implements a new fighting system called "Overdrive." Each character has a unique "Overdrive" that when used, will power up the character. To make things more interesting, the "Overdrive" system becomes stronger as your health depletes, meaning that players can turn the tide of the battle easily.

New Faces – BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma adds seven new characters (four in-game, one unlockable, and two DLC) to the roster! From the elegant yet deadly Amane Nishiki to the brute Azrael, each of these characters are ready for you to master.

New DLC – Immediately available for purchase is Kokonoe, the mad scientist who uses her large arsenal of weapons to fight. Yuuki Terumi will be available on May 27, 2014.
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Releases April 1st on PlayStation®Network
Special Preorder Deal Available Now!

For PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Plus users, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma can be preordered from now until April 1. For those who preorder on PlayStation®Network, you'll receive a free voucher code for DLC character Kokonoe. If you are a PlayStation®Plus user, not only will you receive Kokonoe, but also a special 10% discount! Offer lasts through March 31, so preorder your copy today!

For more information on BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for the PlayStation®3 system, visit the official website.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma has been rated Teen (T) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. For more information, visit www.esrb.org.
The BlazBlue Universe Expands!

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for PlayStation®Vita system Coming Summer 2014

Announced in February, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will also be available for the PlayStation®Vita system this summer! Be sure to pick up your copy and so you can play on the go! For more information, visit the official website for more information.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for PlayStation®Vita system has been rated Teen (T) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. For more information, visit www.esrb.org.

A New Visual Novel Based on the BlazBlue Universe Comes to Life!

Set 150 years before the events of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, XBlaze Code: Embryo is a visual novel that follows Touya Kagari, a high school student whose world is turned upside down when he is attacked by a seemingly otherworldly being and saved by a mysterious girl named Es. Delve deeper into the BlazBlue mythos and learn about events prior to Ragna the Bloodedge's epic journey! For more information visit the official XBlaze Code: Embryo website today!

XBlaze Code: Embryo has been rated Mature (M) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. For more information, visit www.esrb.org.
About Aksys Games

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 with its talented staff. Its lineup of games includes the Record of Agarest War series, Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (Winning "Best Story/Writing" Awards from IGN and Nintendo Power), Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (2012 GDC Awards "Best Story" Nominee), the acclaimed BlazBlue fighting game series, and Muramasa Rebirth. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company's website, www.aksysgames.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.