In case you missed the announcement at Anime Ascension, Aksys announced that if you pre order the game for PS4 on PSN, you'll get access to a demo of the game, but they didn't mention a date... until now! Mark your calendars for April 4th!
But the demo is not just your ordinary demo - it comes with arcade mode, local versus mode, and training mode! It will have all arcade characters (sorry, no Raven, Kum Haehyun, Dizzy).
Do note that this offer is only for PS4 download version of the game on PSN, not disc!
Be sure to thank Aksys for giving everyone a chance to start training ahead of the game's full release on June 7th.
Today Arc System Works confirmed that BlazBlue Central Fiction's third act is releasing on the 31st of March. The Act 3 update includes the Act 3 arcade mode stories and a new single player mode in the form of "Alliance Mode". In Alliance Mode, players control a 4-character team in fights against other teams of 4. Upon defeating an enemy team, the player can trade one of their own characters for one from the defeated team to strengthen their own team.
Raven has been revealed to be a playable character in the console version Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator. Originally appearing as a story NPC, Raven made his debut as a playable character in Guilty Gear 2: Overture but Revelator marks the first time that he's playable in a fighting game. One of the servants of That Man, Raven is a masochist who gets stronger the more damage he takes.
Japan's famous Takadanobaba Mikado Arcade, commonly referred to as simply "Mikado," has begun a Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- league competition called Mikado Tenkaichi Budokai. The event features eight world-class Guilty Gear players who regularly play at Mikado separated into two leagues. In A League, the players are Karinchu, who has been extraordinarily dominant since Xrd's release, first with his Millia and Ramlethal, and now with Johnny; Koichi, who is known for his I-No, but has played many characters and games over the years; Nage, the best Faust in the world, famous for his trademark pink color; and mike, a former Jam player who is now considered to be the strongest Jack-O. B League features Mocchi, a former Bridget player who went by the name Mugen, now playing Sol in Xrd; Fino, who is generally considered to be the strongest Venom player; Ogawa, the famous Zato-1 main who won EVO 2015 and is argued to be the strongest Guilty Gear player in the world; and FAB, who is known for his terrifying instant blocks and for making Potemkin look like a strong character. Koichi and Fino qualified through a fan vote. mike had to win a Last Chance Qualifier to take the final spot.
Details for how and when Mikado Tenkaichi Budokai will be run can be found in this Evernote, translated by @greatfernman https://www.evernote.com/shard/s296/sh/58a711bd-c8fe-4640-a3b5-769c3bebb9e0/63ddb3aeaed72f515b57e711bc008fe6
All of Mikado Tenkaichi Budokai will be streamed over on Jonio's twitch channel. http://twitch.tv/joniosan The first match, Mocchi vs FAB FT10, has already concluded, and can be found below, and the rest of the matches will presumably be uploaded to the same channel.
Finally, the art found in this article was made by @sutegoro4403 on Twitter.
While certainly unexpected, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator will be getting quite the timely release this spring across the European territories.
Revelator will launch on June 10th 2015, 3 days after the North American release date of June 7th.
The teaser trailer for the release has been recently updated to reflect the E.U release...
Handling European publishing will be PQube; the same group who handled Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma's Europe release, and the news cannot be more sweet for European fans of the series.
Initially reported by Rice Digital; Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator will feature 6 new characters (2 left to be revealed), and many eyes are looking to series favorite Dizzy and antagonist Raven
to make their playable debut. The title update will also offer the new "Stylish" mode control scheme - garnered towards beginner players with simplified controls; as well as significantly
upgraded graphics, a revamped online lobby system, as well as an updated continuing story mode.
There are tons of high level of Japanese Arcade matches available on various online media platforms, so in the interim until consumer release, be sure to check out our English and Japanese
databases to view the action before it drops for the home market.
Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator will be available as a cross-platform play for both the PS3 and PS4 systems.
Also, be sure to check out the absolutely stunning hi-res visuals for the upcoming game below in the picture gallery.
A trailer for Act 2 boss Hades Izanami has been revealed. She will become available for play alongside the Act 2 update on January 28th. She possesses boss-like abilities such as floating and form-switching among others.
Strange, I don't think I've seen either of these happen, but I'm going to try to test them when I get off of work.
I'm assuming both of these only happen in training mode? And it only happens when dummy DI Sol is playing back a recording you made? And I've only ever seen danger time last the regular ~10 seconds, I think that's how long it should last, even in training mode.
Had a pair of weird mechanics questions:
I'm in Training Mode and when I practice against Sol in his DI mode, sometimes a 'normal' Riot Stamp or normal Breakdown will come out instead of an explosion.
Is there some factor that charges up his attacks or something, or is that a Training bug?
In addition, I had a question about Danger Time. What determines how 'long' you're actually IN Danger Time? I've seen anywhere from 5 seconds to 3 minutes.
If anything, most "tourney" players want their games to be unbalanced so they can maintain control. God forbid we have balance in fighting games. Apparently, people like seeing the same characters/players always win so those people keep racking in those earnings, no one challenges their throne and maintain those easy wins. Take away that advantage and people call foul. Most games on main EVO stage are pretty unbalanced overall (blazblue, marvel, smash bros, etc). If you don't have some dishonest/lockdown gimmick to keep your character ahead, you probably won't get far at all.
Granted, yes anything goes that is in the game and it does come down to skill as well but broken characters pushes the win in that direction. When it comes to playing strictly to win, it's all about playing odds in your favor and nothing more.
Please note that I'm all for character/game balance to keep the variety healthy and things interesting and not fall into the victim pit of the "meta" play where only select characters will always be used in tournaments which BlazBlue is definitely plagued with.