BlazBlue devs announces Xblaze

New adventure title from Arc System Works to be out in winter 2012; platform yet to be announced.

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Developer Arc System Works is known for fighting game titles such as the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series, but the company is branching out with the recent announcement of Xblaze.

The Xblaze slide show revealed little more than teenage anime characters mugging.

According to a report on 4Gamer, Xblaze is the first game in an "adventure project" series and is slated to come out in winter 2012. BlazBlue producer Toshimichi Mori said that the second entry in the series is currently in the works. The slide presentation of Xblaze shown at the end of an official BlazBlue Continuum Shift 2 tournament seems to indicate that the game will have ties to the BlazBlue story.

No platform has been announced for this project at this point. For more information on the recent console iteration of the fighting game, check out GameSpot's recent coverage on BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend.

Discussion

16 comments
ZeroX91
ZeroX91

So is it Xblaze or Crossblaze? lol

X-RS
X-RS

Interesting character design smh

soulless4now
soulless4now

I'm interested. I'd like to know the platform at least.

nate1222
nate1222

Well, when I finally buy a 3DS, I'll be looking forward to this. But, as it stands, I'm still rocking Guilty Gear X2 #Reload for PC (GOG $6).

leeko_link
leeko_link

If you're gonna tell a story with this game Arc, then turn it into an RPG instead of an adventure title. I would enjoy that even more.

megakick
megakick

So this won't be like Guilty Gear X will it?

Victorious_Fize
Victorious_Fize

Adventures? Come on guys, Blazblue is unfinished and Guilty Gear is itching for a revival! Arc should stick to fighters. 2D fighting is commercially waning and Arc is steadfast against the decline with great titles. It's practically the only company to produce the greatest aerial fighter in the world (Arcana Heart), and the main titles are top notch in balance and gameplay.

x400Degreez
x400Degreez

I hope aksys games will localize it.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

As a fan of the Blazblue and Guiltygear games games i'm interested in this new game. wish there was a new Guilty Gear game though. Also a BB and GG crossover could be awesome!!!

Ryouji_kaji
Ryouji_kaji

This isn't Arc's first venture outside of beat 'em ups. They've worked on all sorts out stuff already, they just didn't get as much love sadly as their fighting games [though according to Wiki they worked on some rather...mundane stuff, that only got release in Japan]. Hard Corps Uprising is an example of their latest non-fighting game, I just hope Xblaze isn't a download only game like that. I'd much prefer it on disc as a collector. The character looks nice on the screenshot though ^^. I admit I became an Arc fan through Guilty Gear but so far I've loved everything they've touch.

quicksilver_03
quicksilver_03

I'd say if Arc System will make a GG X BB or a Darkstalkers crossover that would be great.

IceJester45
IceJester45

What is this? Something else for me to spend money on? It's cool Arc System Works is branching out.

supermoc10
supermoc10

@caffiend7 That would be awesome

caffiend7
caffiend7

Is it to much to hope that its a GGxBB?