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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle's new update reportedly added 75 new announcer lines for characters including 2 series not currently in the game

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Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 22, 2019 at 7:42 a.m. PDT • Comments: 45

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle finally received its big Version 1.5 update yesterday, May 21, that saw four new characters join the roster plus reworked balance, but apparently that's not all that was added in the title's patch.

Data-miners have reportedly uncovered audio files of the game's announcer calling out 75 characters who currently aren't on the roster from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, RWBY and Arcana Heart plus two series that currently aren't even in Cross Tag Battle. There may be potential spoilers for future DLC below.

Almost two dozen characters from seemingly Senran Kagura and Akatsuki Blitzkampf are called out by name by the game's announcer which could bring the number of series featured up to seven if they all actually make it in.

This isn't the first time we've heard about Senran Kagura characters possibly popping up in Cross Tag Battle either, as there was a similar data-mine in 2018 that had announcer clips for Asuka and Yumi alongside the other DLC though those have yet to materialize into something more.

Akatsuki Blitzkampf, on the other hand, is a much smaller indie fighting game from Japan that originally released back in 2007 from Subtle Style that still has a cult following in 2019.

It is highly unlikely, however, that all 75 of these fighters will actually make their way to the game at some point in the future though it is also unclear what the purpose of these voice samples are — so we should take all of this information with a big grain of salt.

They could be placeholders for some of Arc System Works' potential plans that they may or may not follow through with, or they could even be red herrings to stop data-miners from determining exactly which characters will be coming as future DLC.

We do know that at least a sixth fate will be joining Cross Tag Battle at some point, so either Senran Kagura or Akatsuki Blitzkampf are likely to make it in considering that neither property is owned or deeply associated with ArcSys — though Akatsuki was a guest character in Under Night. Both titles, Like RWBY, would also need to have new sprites made essentially from scratch.

It will likely be at least a few months before we learn any more about what exactly the developers have up their sleeve for the future of BBTAG, but you can take a listen to the announcer clips for yourself in the video below via Pixel Excel plus a list of every character named in said files.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Announcer Character Data

BlazBlue

• Taokaka
• Arakune
• Litchi Faye Ling
• Carl Clover
• Bang Shishigami
• Tsubaki Yayoi
• Mu-12
• Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
• Relius Clover
• Amane Nishiki
• Bullet
• Kagura Mutsuki
• Yuuki Terumi
• Kokonoe
• Celica A Mercury
• Hibiki Kohaku
• Izanami
• Susanoo

Persona 4 Arena

• Rise Kujikawa
• Yukari Takeba
• Junpei Iori
• Ken Amada
• Sho Minazuki
• Minazuki Sho
• Tohru Adachi
• Marie
• Margaret

Under Night In-Birth

• Nanase
• Byakuya
• Phonon
• Enkidu
• Wagner
• Hilda
• Chaos
• Eltnum

RWBY

• Jaune
• Pyrrha
• Nora
• Li Ren
• Sun
• Cinder
• Roman
• Neopolitan
• Emerald
• Adam

Arcana Heart

• Saki Tsuzura
• Akane Inuaka
• Weiss?
• Kamui Tokinomya
• Kira Daidouji
• Minori
• Petra
• Scharlachrot?
• Fiona

Senran Kagura

• Homura
• Miyabi
• Yuzakura
• Yagyu
• Mirai
• Ryobi
• Renka
• Kagura
• Hibari

Akatsuki Blitzkampf

• Akatsuki
• En-Eins
• Kati?
• Kanae
• Sai
• Fritz
• Wei
• Adler
• Kanzensha / Perfecti
• Murakumo
• Blitztank / Denkosensha

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