Poll results: A sixth fate will be joining BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle; which series do you want to see added to the crossover fighter?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • March 2, 2019 at 8:03 a.m. PST

Update: We've updated the story with the results of the poll, so hit the jump to find out which series led the race with the most votes that people want to see as the sixth fate in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle released as a crossover title between four different franchises with BlazBlue, Under Night In-Birth, Persona 4 Arena and RWBY. Three of them had games that were originally developed or published by Arc System Works while one was entirely new to fighting games entirely.

At EVO Japan this past weekend, ArcSys announced four new characters will be joining Cross Tag Battle's roster as DLC in the near future including a fighter from a different series all together with Arcana Heart 3's Heart Aino bringing the number of represented series to five.

There was something else at the end of the EVO trailer that you may have missed if you didn't watch the full thing which is the fact that not only did the fate squares expand to five... it split into six. This means that yet another franchise will be joining the ranks of this celebration of anime fighters.

Given that Arcana Heart 3 is another ArcSys published game, the next series we see added will also likely be tied to the company in some capacity which narrows things down a bit though there's still a decent number of choices there.

Obviously, the biggest of the bunch would be the game that started ArcSys' fighting game kick to begin with, Guilty Gear. The series moved to 3D models with Xrd, but their old Accent Core sprites could probably be re-purposed for the new game here.

The developer also worked on a Fist of the North Star fighting game over a decade ago, but it would be fairly weird to see Kenshiro beating on Persona 4's Teddie which still leaves a handful of ArcSys published titles like Skullgirls, Chaos Code, Melty Blood and Kill la Kill.

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Previous fan support there may indicate that Skullgirls or Kill la Kill have the highest potential to make it in though both present some issues that would likely require new assets the developer may shy away from. Skullgirls has a fairly different art style which would clash as it is now with what is already in the game while Kill la Kill models and moves would need to be made from scratch — plus they may not want to possibly compete with their upcoming game in KLK The Game: IF.

There is also still the chance that we may see something outside of ArcSys' already established wheelhouse since they have expressed interest in other franchises like Avatar The Last Airbender, and there's been a big outpouring of support for things like the Fate series.

Time will tell what the future has in store for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle and it's sixth, blue-ish fate, but you can watch the trailer again for yourself and see if you can garner any more clues from it. Plus, you can vote in our poll to voice which series you want to see / think is most likely to still show up.

What will the sixth fate in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle be?

1. Guilty Gear: 40 votes / 20.4%
2. A series outside of fighting games: 39 votes / 19.9%
3. Melty Blood: 35 votes / 17.9%
4. Skullgirls: 32 votes / 16.3%
5. A different fighting game crossover: 20 votes / 10.2%
6. Chaos Code: 17 votes / 8.7%
7. Kill la Kill: 13 votes / 6.6%

Total votes: 196


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