BlazBlue is a new experience in 2D weapons based fighting making exceptional use of the hi-res power behind the next-gen consoles. The game is created by Arc System Works (Japanese developers of the Guilty Gear franchise). The 3D one-on-one fighting stages and 2D Goth-Anime characters are pure over-the-top Japanese. Fighters seamlessly combo from standard attacks into specials using the four-button control scheme (weak, medium and strong attacks). Every character also has a unique special attack called a Distortion Drive. Take the fight online in lag-free player ranked tournaments.
The creators of the Guilty Gear series turn their hands to weapons-based combat in this 2D fighter on PlayStation 3.
Developer Arc System Works has a strong pedigree of renowned Japanese beat-‘em-ups to its name, most notably the ever-popular Guilty Gear series. Seen by many as the spiritual successor to Guilty Gear, BlazBlue brings the developer’s over-the-top Japanese style to a new franchise. Mixing 3D backgrounds with more traditional 2D character models, BlazBlue instils its visual style with a striking gothic-anime look. A total of 12 unique hand-drawn characters are on offer in total.
Taking its cue from Guilty Gear once more, BlazBlue offers a flowing combat system that allows players to comfortably move between standard attacks and more powerful combos using the four-button control scheme. Each character also has their own unique special attack, known as a Distortion Drive, which triggers overwhelming attack patterns. Players can also jump online to fight against others in tournaments.
Taking its inspiration from one of the best 2D fighters on the market, BlazBlue gives players slick fighting mechanics alongside its striking anime visual style.
"A brilliant fighter..." - GamesMaster, page 69 (26 January 2010)
Spiritual successor to extreme fighting Guilty Gear series
Stunning razor sharp high resolution fighting stage backdrops and 3D models
12 very individual Goth-Anime hand drawn 2D character sprites
A plethora of defensive and offensive moves in fast, intense fighting
Unique "Distortion Drive" individual skill based attack for each character
Fully fleshed out adventure unfolds in optional voiced-over Story mode
New to fighting? Designed so it's easy to pick-up but tough to master!
Online Multiplayer ranked tournaments with lag free netcode
2009 VGAs: Best Fighting Game (Nominee)