Akatsuki is ready to blitz in his new gameplay overview trailer for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • October 12, 2019 at 8:14 a.m. PDT

In just over a month from now, we'll all be able to try out BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle's big Version 2.0 update including a nice chunk of new characters to play around with.

One of those new fighters will be the main protagonist from the oft-looked over fighting game Akatsuki Blitzkampf, Akatsuki himself, and Arc System Works has put out a new gameplay overview trailer to go over exactly how he'll work in the crossover.

Believed to have died in war many years ago, Akatsuki has re-emerged onto the battlefield with electric new abilities that make him almost superhuman in strength and agility.

He fights without the use of any weapons and instead relies on his fists and kicks to do the talking for him though Akatsuki can also imbue his strikes with the power of lightning.

The trailer also shows off his counter abilities where he can immediately send back grounded attacks back at his enemy, as we see him do to Ruby Rose. It seems like Akatsuki can also use it like a parry for attacks outside of his counter range opening up more punish options for those who leave themselves open.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 / Special Edition is set to release on November 21 including nine new fighters and re-balances plus new mechanics for the existing cast. ArcSys has previously put out trailers for the new characters Yumi and Neo Politan.

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