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Honest, easy to use, and even has a parry system — Akatsuki breakdown video for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • October 15, 2019 at 5:46 p.m. PDT • Comments: 4

Yumi, Neo Politan, Akatsuki, Blitztank, Celica A Mercury, Elizabeth, Tohru Adachi, Hilda, and Susanoo will be joining the roster of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 on November 21, 2019.

To tide fans over until they are ready for release, Arc System Works has been steadily releasing character breakdown trailers to showcase their abilities. Most recently, Akatsuki's video has surfaced.

Akatsuki is described as "an honest character with easy to use moves such as his 'Blitz Shot' projectile attack and the almighty 'Armor Piercing Kick.'" In other words, he sounds like he is a neutral focused character.

He also has access to a special called the "Reflector." Despite the name, this technique actually doesn't reflect projectiles back to their origin.

Instead, it will cause Akatsuki to counterattack if used against non-projectile moves that are within a certain range. Again projectiles and moves that extend beyond this range, Akatsuki will instead perform a parry that isn't unlike the technique in Street Fighter 3: Third Strike.

While he won't be able to counterattack in these type of situations, he'll apparently be able to act immediately. A continuous stream of range attacks can be parried with this ability.


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