BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 adds Senran Kagura and Akatsuki Blitzkampf characters plus more fighters and features, launching in November

The big tank boy is here

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • August 4, 2019 at 11:41 a.m. PDT

Following the conclusion of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle's top 8 at EVO 2019, Arc System Works revealed that a brand new version of the fighting game will be dropping later this year.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle The 'Next' Version 2.0 will be adding nine new fighters while including two more fates from Senran Kagura and Akatsuki Blitzkampf. Four of them were shown off in the new trailer.

The first new character revealed is Yumi from Senran Kagura followed by Akatsuki and the giant Blitztank from Akatsuki Blitzkampf before finishing off with Neo Politan from RWBY.

Yumi fights using her fans like Yukiko though her attacks themselves dish out some neat looking wind and ice effects to be deadly at all ranges.

Akatsuki uses his electric fists and kicks to rush down his opponents while Blitztank... is a giant tank with a skull head that can shoot lasers. What more do you need to know?

Neo has her bladed umbrella at her side as well as her agility and ability to make illusions to keep enemies on their toes by way of deception.

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The new trailer appears to also show new story mode updates, an updated user interface and additional moves / mechanics that weren't in the base game.

While specific platforms were not announced, it'll hopefully hit PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC and arcades at the same time with an release date set for November 21, 2019. Five more characters will be announced at a later date — probably ArcREVO World Tour Finals taking place Nov. 16–17.

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