BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II Plus due for winter 2011 in Japan

PS Vita port of popular 2D fighting game from Arc System Works to have new characters and modes; update also coming for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Next to the Street Fighter IV series, the BlazBlue series is also a popular choice for gamers who wish to sate their fighting-game fix. According to the latest issue of Famitsu, the PlayStation Vita version of the fighting game, titled BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II Plus, will be out this winter in Japan.

Within this context, playing with dolls is really manly. (Image credit: Famitsu.com)

This port will not only keep the game's original aspect ratio and resolution, thanks to the new console's specs, but it will also have new scenarios for the game's story mode, which may showcase stories for recently added characters like Makoto, Valkenhyn, and Platinum. The game will also feature a Network mode where players can fight each other in teams, as well as a reworked version of Abyss mode, which made its debut on the PSP version of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II.

The port will bring in a new character: Relius Clover. The character made his appearance in BlazBlue: Continuum Shift's story mode as Carl Clover's evil father. Like his son, Relius controls a puppet called Ignis to help fight against his opponents. In contrast to his son's fighting style, he summons his puppet manually by pressing the drive button, in which he can follow up with moves of his own. The all-new playable character recently made his debut in a BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II update location test that was held on August 11 in Akihabara. The update itself will be made available in Japanese and Asian arcades this fall.

Famitsu also mentioned that this version of the game will be coming out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Whether this version will be sold as a retail game or as downloadable content to complement the existing version of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift has yet to be confirmed.

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beny_pimpster
beny_pimpster

im sure hell happy i havent bought it for 3ds cause i was considering of buying it guess my fighting game pick for now for my 3ds is ssf3d or doad

leeko_link
leeko_link

I'm not so sure about the Vita version yet, despite all the cool new features if it doesn't had online play then I'm not buying it but if this update is also coming to the PS3 too then I had no reason to get the Vita version. Sorry but I don't want to spend more money on the same game.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

hmm console version or vita? probably get it for 360...but im not sold on blazblue yet..

system_xn
system_xn

I wonder if the "team VS" fighting system will be similar to the system used on Guilty Gear Isuka on PS2/xbox/pc, which, was both 2 VS 2 and a co-op game. Whatever, SOLD!

Chaotic19
Chaotic19

This sounds like good news to me. I haven't played Blazblue......yet. I've heard good things about it and may get it soon. Hopefully they add more characters than just Relius Clover. Blazblue's roster seems quite small in comparison to the other fighting game giants(SF4, Tekken, Soul calibur) so this seems like a great oppurtunity for them to add more quality characters to the roster.

Moon__Light
Moon__Light

Relius is okay I guess but I WANT Jubei DLC!!

madsnakehhh
madsnakehhh

Please, don't nerf Noel too much, yes she is really powerful this time, but don't make her useless, please :(

brian_13un
brian_13un

Carl I am your Father :) hehehe LOL

CompSci88
CompSci88

Nee san, here comes Otou san

Yasviele
Yasviele

Ok nnow is the time to buy Blazblue :P! with the (I wish) final update XD

Ieader
Ieader

Man, I bought the 3ds with the price drop...are we just being ignored now? Arc please make a patch! Or release another one on the 3ds along with the vita PLEASE.

jamyskis
jamyskis

Sweet. I got the very first one (Calamity Trigger) for the PC, but as Arc System Works decided to abandon the PC thereafter, I've not got another instalment since. I'll most likely be getting a Vita though, so I'll be keeping my eye on this.

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

if they make it a cheap DLC i'll get it :D

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

The update is coming to consoles as well and save data between the Vita and PS3 version will be dual compatible? Pure win.