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Updated: Blazblue Chrono Phantasma Japanese console release date confirmed, two new characters added

Posted by Nate 'Nyoro' Young • April 24, 2013 at 2:13 p.m. PDT
Updated: Famitsu has posted a quick interview with clear images of the two new characters.


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Siliconera and Gematsu have reported that Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma now has a console release date of October 24th for Japan, and only for the PS3.

Also noted were the additions of two new characters to the roster; Kagura Mitsuki, whose origins are unknown, and Yuki Terumi, the former name of Hazama who is the main villain of the series. You can catch their images below.


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It's unknown how these characters will be distributed other than that pre-orders will be able to get Yuki Terumi with their order, implying that both of these characters will be paid DLC. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Comments

Truegamer said on April 16, 2013 at 7:07 p.m.

Double post lol
Awesome

#1
Zenfluence said on April 16, 2013 at 7:10 p.m.

Inb4 "it's not coming to Xbox?!!!"...most likely this is in reference to the Japanese release, which is understandable because noone plays Box in Japan.

#2
RoanHen said on April 16, 2013 at 7:10 p.m.

So no Jubei and Nine?

#3
TwoCoins said on April 16, 2013 at 7:11 p.m.

CHARS ADDED AND NONE ARE GIRLS?
How many raging weeboos tonight?

(•_•).

( ∙_∙)>⌐■-■

(⌐■_■) Deal with it.

#4
Tensa said on April 16, 2013 at 7:12 p.m.

October so far away!! bbcp plz #BibleThump

#5
RW said on April 16, 2013 at 7:13 p.m.

Eh i don't care about either of these characters... But i hope we still get it on xbox for the U.S.

#6
HyperGadoken said on April 16, 2013 at 7:16 p.m.

One character looks new, the other looks like a Kazama alt.

#7
ForTheViolence said on April 16, 2013 at 7:17 p.m.

good thing ps3 is region free. im importing. i wasn't a big fan of blazblue but i love what they did with this new one, seems much faster in comparison.

#8
RunningWild said on April 16, 2013 at 7:18 p.m.

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#9
Shumanigans said on April 16, 2013 at 7:20 p.m.

Is it wrong that I don't find either of them interesting?

#10
NvhA said on April 16, 2013 at 7:25 p.m.

Aww yis!

#11
Existent said on April 16, 2013 at 7:26 p.m.

@4
That emoticon joke has never been funny.

#12
owned2dabone said on April 16, 2013 at 7:29 p.m.

@4 So if you play Blazblue, then that automatically makes you a "weaboo." Good logic buddy.

#13
geoomega said on April 16, 2013 at 7:33 p.m.

finally..i'm pretty sure kokonoe and jubei are goonna be dlc as well...

#14
HSX said on April 16, 2013 at 7:34 p.m.

Damn it, I wish it wasn't do close to the PS4 release window. I'll wait to hear about a US release before I make the decision to import.

#15
Scourge739 said on April 16, 2013 at 7:43 p.m.

Xbox 360. . .please?

#16
rakuko said on April 16, 2013 at 7:46 p.m.

@7: its pretty much him i guess.

i'd probably be more interested in BB if Jubei was playable. he was pretty interesting in story mode (i played CT, but none of the newer iterations).

#17
Hypermarth said on April 16, 2013 at 7:47 p.m.

@4 They added Izayoi and Bullet, what're you talking about?

#18
XxAngelChunLixX said on April 16, 2013 at 7:53 p.m.

New characters? Cool I guess... they're not really interesting though. That "Kagura" guy though, I hope he isn't evil.. and that "who's origins are unknown" thing is so tacky now, bleeh..

#19
xanderglz said on April 16, 2013 at 7:57 p.m.

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#20
Rawrgna said on April 16, 2013 at 8:01 p.m.

The second character, Kagura, looks awesome. Guess we'll have to wait for BB4 for Jubei, Kokonoe, Nine, and Nicholas Cage :(

#21
illness690 said on April 16, 2013 at 8:02 p.m.

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#22
YoYoCheese said on April 16, 2013 at 8:02 p.m.

#19 & #20: Kagura is a member of the NOL's Duodecim who is secretly leading a rebellion against the NOL. He seems to be a good guy, although he's only been name dropped in CP's arcade mode.

#20: The Six Heroes arc was covered in the Phase Shift novels. They're probably expecting fans to have read them all as they're referenced liberally in the arcade modes and even some of the new special fight intros.

#23
JIHADJOE said on April 16, 2013 at 8:02 p.m.

Dat wizardly look reminds me of Tabasa.

#24
Soloxreborn said on April 16, 2013 at 8:15 p.m.

No xbox release date :-/
Bbcp 2014

#25
InitialR said on April 16, 2013 at 8:21 p.m.

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#26
geoomega said on April 16, 2013 at 8:21 p.m.

hopefully we get a trailer for release date really soon.

#27
ShujinkoV said on April 16, 2013 at 8:31 p.m.

It says Kagura Mutsuki on the magazine page. Just a small typo.

#28
Hadouken_Os said on April 16, 2013 at 8:33 p.m.

*trolls BlazBlue people*

lol ur gaem is suck weeaboo lol mahvel foreva U SALTIE?!

Seriously though, good news. I was never really able to get into BB, but glad to hear that the base has something to get excited about.

#29
Boogityboy said on April 16, 2013 at 8:38 p.m.

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#30
icejohn said on April 16, 2013 at 8:39 p.m.

ALL MAN..... IM SOOOO HYPE!!!!

All crap...i got to change my pants >_<

#31
zeth07 said on April 16, 2013 at 8:47 p.m.

It isn't implying they are both paid DLC so I'd advise you change that.

Kagura is not mentioned to be DLC. And Terumi is a pre-order bonus, meaning he could just be auto unlocked, or you might just unlock him in game like you could Mu in CS. So I'd hold off on that suggestion til we know for sure.

#32
okamiking said on April 16, 2013 at 8:47 p.m.

I was just about to buy extend this week to :I

#33
DangerousBacon said on April 16, 2013 at 8:51 p.m.

They look boring and bland especially considering how crazy and interesting the other characters in Blazblue are. Oh well, I'm glad some people like them at least.

#34
H3XxMAjiN said on April 16, 2013 at 9:09 p.m.

HYPE!!!! hazama looks too sick and that other guy too. i wuv you
arksys

#35
theguilty87 said on April 16, 2013 at 9:10 p.m.

So much hype, cant wait for this game!

#36
TheTHCGamer said on April 16, 2013 at 9:10 p.m.

Im more looking forward to this than i am Injustice.

#37
cliffeside said on April 16, 2013 at 9:21 p.m.

if i'm not mistaken wasn't xbox banned from being sold in japan for some reason? i remember reading that in the news somewhere. can i get a C/D on that?

#38
icejohn said on April 16, 2013 at 9:24 p.m.

Looking at Makoto's new duds in both screens, i must wonder if she too will get a spite update.

#39
zeth07 said on April 16, 2013 at 9:59 p.m.

@39 She doesn't. She wears that coat during her intros now, since for "story reasons" she wouldn't be wearing what she used to.

#40
genocideSX said on April 16, 2013 at 10:08 p.m.

on that makoto thing, i wish those "duds" they portray her in was playable in the game. im tired of scrolling to my main and people be like "yo you a perv" -_-.....or at least make it optional ya know :/

sooooooo......this does mean we CAN pre order now right? dont wanna stroll into gamestop asking for a pre order of this game and them not know what the heck im talking about. lol

#41
Boogityboy said on April 16, 2013 at 10:33 p.m.

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#42
ya_boy said on April 16, 2013 at 10:39 p.m.

I don't mind these characters but if they are gonna do the novel stories then why are they still missing one of the most important characters?
Where the hell is Jubei?

#43
Scorpion said on April 16, 2013 at 10:55 p.m.

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#44
Chrisuchiwa said on April 16, 2013 at 11:23 p.m.

SO LAAAAAAAAAAAATE, I can't believe this game will be released that late. I think I would import it. These new characters look cool as hell though.
That Kagura completely look like Sasuke though. and WHERE IS JUBEI? I think they are playing with the character I would love to play as.

#45
MaysTheCraze said on April 16, 2013 at 11:27 p.m.

So, no 360 release for real?
*tries not to cry*
*lies down on floor*
*cries a lot*

#46
MeganeAgain said on April 16, 2013 at 11:41 p.m.

Still no Jubei? Dang.

Anyway, I'm hyped.

#47
Devdan said on April 17, 2013 at 12:30 a.m.

I can wait, considering I've already played it, and it's not really all that exciting. I miss caring more about this series, but oh well.

Surprised we aren't getting Kokonoe, or Jubei, but I really don't want Jubei so I'm not complaining. I don't get how so many people want him, he'd be even shorter than Carl.

#48
Chrisuchiwa said on April 17, 2013 at 12:41 a.m.

@48, Because:
- He is one the most imposrtant guy in the story mode
- He is cool
- He is one of the six heroes, we want to finally know their entire story
- "Shorter than Carl?" I really like that and I think he will be faster than most of the cast. Get what, I play as Zero, so no problem.
- I guess I will be the Taokaka (fast) combined with Jin (using sword) I never wanted to play.

#49
SevenDaggers said on April 17, 2013 at 2:31 a.m.

I am hype, its a shame we will get it one year later in europe then anywhere else, so its better if I just don't think about this game.

#50
Sanox said on April 17, 2013 at 2:50 a.m.

yo where is kokonoe....

#51
SMITUS said on April 17, 2013 at 6:11 a.m.

Looked up some more info on Kagura. Turns out he's a charge character XD. Still gonna use him though. He reminds me of Sasuke with a cape and a TON of belt buckles.

#52
ChipsLight said on April 17, 2013 at 6:17 a.m.

I'm pretty much sure that the "Yuki Terumi" is just a possible alternate costume because there is no point of adding a "clone" character in the BB and GG game. If it's actually a new character, I don't see how they can make him different enough from Hazama.
The second character looks interesting (even though his attack looks like Ragna's HF).

#53
CBX said on April 17, 2013 at 6:26 a.m.

@45 the only reason that comes to mind of why the game is coming out so late is probably ArcSys is developing the game for console and vita at the same time.

#54
YoYoCheese said on April 17, 2013 at 6:30 a.m.

#53: Terumi has a different moveset from Hazama. The magazine article mentions that he has more supers than special moves and that his Drive helps him build meter quickly.

#55
helix said on April 17, 2013 at 6:36 a.m.

for those who are wondering how those two are played:
kagura is a charge character who can switch stances with his drive button.
terumi's playstyle is explained by the post above me, as he has a drive that has something to do with his meter and he has more distortions than special moves (he is not a hazama clone btw)

#56
KYLIOKEN said on April 17, 2013 at 6:53 a.m.

if they are doing what they usually do N.America will get a release about a month or 2 after Japan

#57
ShinzoBishamon said on April 17, 2013 at 7:18 a.m.

Xbox doesn't have a release yet because the xbox sold terribly in Japan, im sure when its brought to EU and NA there will be an xbox version.

#58
Stompnik said on April 17, 2013 at 8:16 a.m.

Just got into this game coming from SF4. It's so amazing! Hope CP comes to XBOX soon! I will buy it!

#59
sirfuxballz said on April 17, 2013 at 8:38 a.m.

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#60
Bobinator said on April 17, 2013 at 8:53 a.m.

Hey, the filter's broken. Probably because this is a 'Top Story', I guess, but still. Can somebody fix it so I'm not seeing this?

#61
ShinzoBishamon said on April 17, 2013 at 9:12 a.m.

@61 The filter's not broken, you can see it because its a top story, and unless you want top stories filtered out you can't get rid of it from your feed.

#62
sirfuxballz said on April 17, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

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#63
DestinyZX1 said on April 17, 2013 at 9:47 a.m.

Still waiting for US release date. Because that's what I want and skipping all previous versions.

#64
Angryjoshua said on April 17, 2013 at 9:51 a.m.

@20 This is definately not "Bloodedge" since bloodedge wore Ragna's jacket...or ragna wearing his jacket...
there is also a picture of bloodedge...and thats not him

#65
Angryjoshua said on April 17, 2013 at 9:58 a.m.

@63 and a new Street Fighter every 5 seconds...
Gameplay good...
Story fantastic...
desighs meh...
capcom fanboys...stay mad

#66
illness690 said on April 17, 2013 at 10:12 a.m.

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#67
Ex_Ein said on April 17, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.

Capcom releases new verison of fighter the year after release "wtf is this bullsh!t, this is a rip off"

Arcsys does it "Hypedog is hype let's go bb"

#68
Teohkaka said on April 17, 2013 at 10:32 a.m.

Dang I wanted this to be my last fighting game this gen for 360...... well I've already been slapped in the face several times for european releases for Arc System games.

But now they're going the extra mile for disapointment. Instead of delays , we just don't get it ... lol

But this time the rest of the world except Japan gets to be slapped too this time. Plus 360 owners in Japan too.

#69
orochi_kyo said on April 17, 2013 at 11:17 a.m.

Dont Know why those companies release extra chars for consoles. Are the game not good enough for buying it as It comes in arcades??

#70
genocideSX said on April 17, 2013 at 11:17 a.m.

@44

i still play the game cause its fun, i, just like every other fan, has a preference in the way its displayed is all lol like buying costumes for characters for dlc. im not going to stop being a fan over that :P and i would like others to be a fan of it too.

@42

*sigh* well thats unfortunate. i was about to go into gamestop today to ask, oh well i still have a reason to go now lol

#71
JiCi said on April 17, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

Ok... before crying out for Jubei, Kokonoe, Phantom and the Imperator, let me just say it: these 2 characters we have right now... are LEGIT and LOGICAL additions to the roster.

Yuuki Terumi was bound to appear in some form, but his real form in CS, that greenish ghostly wraith-like form, is incorporeal with limited abilities to interact with the physical world, like a real ghost. You can't make a fighting game character with a ghost. Hazama will probably snap and his Terumi form will emerge and fuse with Hazama. I'm pretty sure he doesn't play the same as well.

Kagura Mutsuki is part of the Duodecim, a group of twelve powerful families that pledged allegiance to the NOL. They're the most powerful agents and Ars Magus users of the Imperator. Jin Kisaragi and Tsubaki Yayoi are also part of the Duodecim, and their skills match the Duodecim's reputation.

The Mutsuki family, however, had shaky relations with the NOL ever since their family was ordered to watch the ruins of a destroyed city. Kagura is mostly leading a revolt against the NOL and will likely get in touch with Noel and Makoto for intel.

So yeah, both Kagura and Terumi are legit additions. However, I don't see the 9 other Duodecim characters being added by the time the 4th game comes out. Lord Tenjou's captured son, Jubei, Kokonoe, Phantom, Torakaka, Celica and the Imperator would get in before the rest of the Duodecim does.

#72
Honeyman said on April 17, 2013 at 3:37 p.m.

I don't see why these additional characters is a bad thing. That means we'll get at least six additional characters this time around.

Better for fans than just one additional character and overall balance I think.

Fingers crossed they up the character count. More is always welcome.

#73
drunkendan said on April 17, 2013 at 4:26 p.m.

oh boy only adding two new fighters and putting them as disc DLC thank you again Arksystem. Though you will get away with it and no gamer will complain(like when you did it in Blazblue 2) because you are not Capcom so that makes it ooooooooooooook

#74
ZenTzen said on April 17, 2013 at 4:46 p.m.

@74
they are not DLC, Kagura will be playable apparently right from the start, and terumi states is stated as DLC but they dont specify if its character DLC or a paid unlock where you can fork over the money instead of playing story mode to unlock

#75
zeth07 said on April 17, 2013 at 5:51 p.m.

@74 Technically they are adding 6 new characters since the last console version of BlazBlue.

And for all we know there could be more, since Arc Revo Cup is in May and they could very well make another major announcement then.

#76
geoomega said on April 17, 2013 at 6:10 p.m.

too many capcom fansboys crying because the truth 2d fighter is coming back alive.

#77
Batsu said on April 17, 2013 at 9:37 p.m.

Damn Hazama has really tight @$$ pants. Almost thought it was a chick, from the thumbnail. WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOU!!!

I wonder will there be anymore new characters.

#78
LarsMasters said on April 18, 2013 at 7:34 a.m.

He's not just Sasuke, he's Rihan Sasuke. Hairstyle, ok & also his VA from Nura

#79
Izuna_Wolf said on April 18, 2013 at 9:03 a.m.

So much Kokonoe love :')

#80
Shinobi_Moogle said on April 18, 2013 at 12:37 p.m.

What is this weeaboo Yuki Terumi crap? Hazama is cool because of the suit and hat, Terumi looks completely stupid.

#81
AnarchyScythe said on April 18, 2013 at 9:21 p.m.

Really diggin Makoto's new outfit. Let's hope the game comes to North America! >:3

#82
illness690 said on April 24, 2013 at 2:18 p.m.

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#83
zUkUu said on April 24, 2013 at 2:53 p.m.

Can they look any more generic? >__>

#84
JustEddie said on April 24, 2013 at 3:15 p.m.

@51 I truly hope your trolling and that I'm just taking the bait. Because an anime styled character in an anime styled game looking "weaboo"? Get out.

#85
zeth07 said on April 24, 2013 at 3:21 p.m.

Kagura's origins aren't unknown. And Kagura isn't DLC. Terumi is the only one that is (preorder) DLC.

#86
yappapie said on April 24, 2013 at 4:01 p.m.

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#87
Dark_Obliske said on April 24, 2013 at 5:07 p.m.

@87 coloring books troll harder....step your game up

#88
chipndip said on April 24, 2013 at 5:32 p.m.

Arcs...really needs to step up their game. They're releasing a game on consoles when the PS4 is starting up + not releasing it on Xbox? Like...what the hell?

1) Europe's not gonna get this game. Not at any relevant point in time. Better fly to America, buy it, and return. Or just import from Japan.

2) Why no Xbox release? Your game isn't even popular as is. P4A, a one-n-done fighter out of nowhere, is more popular (at least, outside of Japan). Now of course, one could argue about that "outside Japan" part, but iirc, Japan isn't too keen on pro gaming. Korea is. So it's important for fighting game devs like Arcs and Capcom to get their product some popularity outside of there if they really want it to shine.

3) Because of this late date, which version's gonna be at Evo? Extend or this? Probably Extend, which is a terrible idea to release a new entry to a series with such disregard for the biggest publicity machine of the year.

What is with this company anyway? I'm primarily bothered with it cause I got one dude I know that has wet dreams for Arcs and BB. They just tend to fk up a lot.

#89
RedRapperSux said on April 24, 2013 at 5:44 p.m.

Really going to get into BlazBlue when they finally finish it.

#90
Kenshiro said on April 24, 2013 at 5:55 p.m.

@70 as long as it's the good type of addition to the console version, I don't see why you'd ask.

#91
Tensa said on April 24, 2013 at 6:48 p.m.

@89 They only announced the japanese release date an most of japan dont play or like xbox so it would sorta be a waste also anime games run pretty well on ps3 so that isnt an issue, so just wait till they announce a western release date

#92
zeth07 said on April 24, 2013 at 7:55 p.m.

@89

1)Hasn't Europe gotten all the other BlazBlues? They'll get it eventually.

2)No 360 release IN JAPAN is all that's given, and it makes logical sense since 360 has done horribly in Japan. There have been other big name titles that did not have 360 releases in Japan, yet had multi-platform releases in NA (Final Fantasy XIII). There's no information about no 360 version for NA/EU....yet.

3)The game isn't even going to be out on consoles by EVO so that is a moot point. The developer is also a "small" Japanese company, that could not care less about EVO since that isn't their target audience to begin with.

However if you want to really try to spin it that way, OCT. is the Japanese release date, which means NA will probably get it in the Spring of 2014, which equals perfect timing for EVO 2014.

#93
sarif2soon said on April 25, 2013 at 2:56 p.m.

is it a trend in fighting games to make male characters who look like females?

#94
GaryTheStreamMonster said on April 26, 2013 at 5:36 a.m.

@94
No, that's a trend of anime. Also if you think anything in BB is bad, take a look at Guilty Gear's Bridget. Or Final Fight's Poison...yeah that's why I tend to double check genders now.

#95
GaryTheStreamMonster said on April 26, 2013 at 5:38 a.m.

@83
According to Siliconera, Terumi is supposed to be a "flashy" character who builds very large amounts of meter so he almost always has access to supers and cancels. Of course Hazama (the character he's based off of) already builds absurd amounts of meter so cranking that up even further seems slightly ridiculous honestly.

#96
Demented7 said on April 27, 2013 at 7:50 a.m.

@7 THAT'S BECAUSE HE IS THE 6TH HERO HAZAMA

#97
Zeidust said on May 1, 2013 at 11:21 p.m.

I really hope they finally redesign that character select screen. I'm sick of looking at the "Original character circle" and oh where else can we fit a character here? Just redo it already.

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