New characters announced for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle at EVO 2018

Nine, Izayoi, Mai, Yuzuriha, Mika, Merkava, Akihiko, Mitsuru and Labrys are all joining the fray

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • August 4, 2018 at 6:56 p.m. PDT

During EVO 2018, nine new characters were announced for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle after the grand finals ended. They are:

• Nine, Izayoi, Mai will be joining from BlazBlue.
• Yuzuriha, Mika, Merkava from Under Night In-Birth.
• Akihiko, Mitsuru, Labrys from Persona.

These characters will all be released August 6, 2018, tomorrow.

Also, there was a 5th color on the logo in the trailer, which potentially hints at a fifth franchise is joining the crossover. The new color is pink, joining the blue, purple, red and yellow squares.

These characters are said to be playable at the Bar Fights event, which runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. PDT.

You can find a gallery of the nine new characters below, along with their announcement trailer.

Each of the new fighters are showcased for a few seconds of action, and then you get to see their official artwork cut into the video.

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Contributions to this story by Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor.

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