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BlazBlue Portable Confirmed For Japan

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is one of the finest old-school fighters you'll ever play. And soon, PSP owners will get a chance to taste the speedy, flashy, supremely polished goodness.

According to Andriasang citing the most recent edition of Famitsu, BlazBlue Portable has been revealed for Sony's handheld device. Although we obviously won't get the same outstanding visuals, publisher Arc System Works is actually calling this version an upgrade over the PS3 and 360 versions. In fact, the words they use are "greatly powered up," as they're introducing a new Legion Mode along with powerful "Unlimited" forms for a dozen characters. Legion Mode sounds interesting: basically, you'll face off against an oncoming army of foes, each of whom you'll fight in the standard one-on-one venue. If you can manage to defeat the wave of enemies, you can select one of them to join your side; you can have up to 20 people on your team. The goal is to snag as many of your favorite - and most powerful - characters in existence, so you can finally face the Unlimited characters that will be bosses. Not surprisingly, this portable iteration will also offer ad-hoc multiplayer that supports up to four players and this includes Ad-Hoc Party support, "so those with a PS3 will be able to challenge distant rivals."

There's no knowing if we'll see BlazBlue Portable here in the US but it'll be available in Japan on February 25 and it'll be offered as a downloadable title as well.

Related Game(s): BlazBlue Portable

11/10/2009 10:18:45 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (9 posts)

Snaaaake
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 @ 10:43:28 AM
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Cool, another reason to own the PSP, it seems that PSP has a lot of AAA titles from console such as GOW, MGS and now this.

Now something off topic.
Can someone give me a reason as to why I should choose Blazblue Calamity Trigger over Tekken 6?


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WolfCrimson
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 @ 11:17:11 AM

There is no reason not to own both, as they're very different.They're different sub-genres (2d, 3d).
I got BlazBlue back in July, played the living hell out of it for 3 months. Great story, great mechanics, great everything. I have Tekken 6 as well, and it has great mechanics and fighting system, but the story is bleh (but that don't really matter in fighters).
Of course, if you're strapped for cash I suggest you choose which sub-genre of fighters you like better.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 @ 4:49:46 PM

Tekken 6 was a letdown isn't worth your 60 bucks.

go for Blazblue.

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WolfCrimson
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 @ 11:22:40 AM
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This is odd: a dozen "Unlimited" forms? There are only 12 characters in total, so that means all of them now have Unlimited forms? This I'd like to see.
And I don't get why they made a portable version if the PS3 Blazblue supports Remote Play already (controls for a 2-D very fast-paced fighter are crap on the PSP, though)

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Starchild
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 @ 8:53:24 PM
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wow, gonna have to pick this up. more GG!

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Starchild
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 2:26:37 AM
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Arc System Works announced BlazBlue: Continuum Shift will be coming to arcade this winter, which is the sequel to last year's popular fighting game. The game will have 3 new playable charaacters: Hazama, Tsubaki Yayoi and Lamda No. 11. --Lets hope this hits consoles.

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 1:06:50 PM

correction: lambda is replacing... *SPOILERS*v13nuv13*SPOILERS*

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sonic1899
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 12:41:34 PM
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i think i'll pass this up for continuum shift.

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 1:07:15 PM

continuum shift is way off for consoles

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