BlazBlue Central Fiction To Be Released on Steam Next Week

Arc System Works latest BlazBlue instalment, known as BlazBlue Central Fiction, will be making it’s way to the PC later this month.

Specifically the game, which was previously released on to the PS4 & PS3 last year by PQube Games (within Europe) and Aksys Games (within America), will be available from the 26th April 2017 and is expected to be priced at around the £29.99  price range (although a price has not yet been announced).

This Steam release of the game will retain all of the features found within the previous PS3 & PS3 versions, such as 1080p support, multiplayer and an informative story mode, as well as include support for Steamworks; such as Steam achievements and trading cards.

Combined with 2D fighting game and visual novel, the BlazBlue series has been supported by many fighting game fans. The latest installment, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, serves as the ending to the Azure Saga and reveals the truth that has ever been in mystery.

First time in this series, “Naoto = Kurogane, “Hibiki = Kohaku,” “Nine = the = Phantom,” and “Izanami” appear as playable characters and three DLC characters from the console version—“Es” from the XBlaze series that shares the same worldview as Blazblue, “Mai Natsume” from the BlazeBlue spin-off manga, Remix Heart, and “Yuki Terumi,” the true form of “Susano’o”—-newly join to bring total 35 playable characters.

Introduction of New Systems

  • [Overdrive]
    • Each character can strengthen his/her unique ability for a certain time.
    • When [Overdrive] is triggered, the Overdrive icon changes its shape and a purple gauge is displayed.
    • This gauge will decrease over time and when it disappears, [Overdrive] is terminated.
    • [Overdrive] lasts longer if the character’s health is low and the round timer stops during activation
    • After using [Overdrive], the Overdrive icon shows a number counter. Overdrive can be used again when the number reaches 10.
    • The number increases over time or damage taken, but during [Active Flow], it increases much faster.
  • [Exceed Accel]
    • It is a very powerful attack that can be used during [Overdrive].
    • After it is used, [Overdrive] immediately ends.
    • When activated during [Active Flow], the damage and effects are boosted.
  • [Active Flow]
    • Fighting aggressively and landing attacks or using heat gauge etc. starts [Active Flow].
    • It enhances the fight power and shortens the [Overdrive] cool time etc. to make favorable fighting conditions.

Further details on this steam release, which is being handled by H2 Interactive, can be found on the official Steam store page. In the meantime BlazBlue Central Fiction is now available for the PS3 & PS3 while this Steam release will be made available from the 26th April 2017.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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