It’s that time again, we’re on New Year’s Eve and so it’s the perfect time to look back over the year and it has been an incredible year for gaming. I’ve not even played some of the bigger titles this year, owing to becoming editor for Rice Digital, and this was still a really hard list to nail down. Also, I tried to keep it restricted in terms of genre, otherwise I would have had just a list of fighting games and JRPGs. Enough of that though, let’s just crack on!
News | ArcNama Stream Reveals Character Pack #3, Yang Gameplay, and Japanese Open BetaNews
As I’ve been covering fairly extensively in recent times, PQube is bringing the upcoming cross-over anime fighting game, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle to Europe. As previously discussed the game will release with a base roster of twenty fighters, with a further twenty releasing as DLC packs of three (excluding the second two RWBY characters, whom will release separately). This past Thursday, on the Arc System Works “ArcNama” stream, they revealed DLC character pack #3 for the game.
Preview | Hands-On With BlazBlue: Cross Tag BattleReviews
This article was originally posted on Nintendo Scene on 10th April 2018.
As I’ve reported previously, the wonderful guys at PQube are publishing the upcoming anime fighting crossover game, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle in Europe. In case it hasn’t come across before now, my excitement about this project has only escalated since the announcement of it last year, and I had the huge privilege of playing it at Sakura Fight Festa last weekend. Before I talk about it, it should be stressed that this was the Playstation 4 English language build that’s recently surfaced so not all of what I’m about to say might translate into the final version of the game, or what changes will be applied to the Switch version. This being said, and although I only played a few games, I’ve got a decent idea of how the game works and plays, so how is it?
Tournament Update | Sakura Fight Festa [07/04/18]Events
My second tournament set of the year and a bit of a gap since my last one in January; this time taking on NGI Events anime fighting tournament, Sakura Fight Festa. I entered both BlazBlue: Centralfiction 2.0 and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[st], the latter of which I switched mains on only a few days ago, but I’m much more comfortable with Gordeau and his abilities than I was with Carmine so it was a logical switch. Right, but let’s get down to this already.
Review | Eat Beat: Dead Spike-sanReviews
This review was originally posted on Nintendo Scene on 5th April 2018.
Occasionally, the Switch has seen some odd releases, either of unusual indies emerging out of an increasingly experimental indie scene or of ports of the more strange games from other platforms. Speaking of which, Eat Beat: Dead Spike-san is a rhythm action game based on the BlazBlue franchise of anime fighting games. Released originally in 2015 for iOS and Android devices by Arc System Works, this absurd spin-off of an already arguably absurd franchise has now come to Nintendo Switch eShop. But how is it?
News | Arc System Works Release New BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Overview Trailer!!News
This article was originally posted on Nintendo Scene on 31st March 2018.
PQube are bringing the upcoming multi-franchise crossover, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle to Europe in the summer for Nintendo Switch, as well as for the Sony PlayStation 4. As the summer is fast approaching, both PQube and the developer of the game, Arc System Works, are going into overdrive with their steady reveals of information about the game. Yesterday, Arc System Works uploaded a new overview trailer for the game to their YouTube channel. I have posted it directly below, and will discuss what information I have gleaned from the (entirely Japanese) trailer.
News | Aegis, Carmine And Jubei Coming To BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle + More InfoNews
This article was originally posted on Nintendo Scene on 16th March 2018.
I’ve been waiting and watching this project develop over the last couple of months and I’ve been hoping for a confirmation that it was coming to the EU region so I could realistically cover it here. As of yesterday, PQube have announced that they will be bringing Arc System Work’s next anime fighting game, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle to Europe this Summer.
Tournament Update | Mayamada GamePad [06-01-18]Events
Not even a week in and I’ve already had my first tournament of the year. Yesterday, I fought in three separate tournaments at Mayamada’s winter GamePad event, Gaming for Grenfell. This event took place in London, and I entered the Street Fighter V, BlazBlue: Centralfiction, and Smash Bros. for Wii U tournaments. I’ve had an interesting time since my last tournament entry for Revolution 2017, including changing mains in both Street Fighter V (to Ed, from Balrog) and BlazBlue: Centralfiction (dropping Celica to a pocket in favour of Jubei), but I entered tournaments anyway despite not feeling 100% ready for them.