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.
The GGX promotional video and Baiken’s story mode ending go back to the beginning of the franchise, and as you said, a lot has been retcon.
Baiken’s GGXX story mode bio says that Baiken lost her parents during the war, and her GGXXAC+ bio mentions that the death of her parents during the crusades left her traumatized. And again, Baiken’s GGXrd Rev 2 bio says she lost her family during the crusades. It also mentions her homeland is Colony. That pretty much contradicts Baiken’s scene in the promotional video and her GGXX ending if those sources are really referring to Justice initial attack on Japan as you suggest.
Now Japanese are Gears? That would contradict a lot of stuff in official material. I though they become Gears after the transformation, that’s what was stated in the game, it was never mention they were Gear before. The condition that Japanese have has been referred as disease until now.
Well, there was a reason people were confused about him being playable in the first place. His character didn't really fit into doing anything relevant for the plot in an uncontrived way. He needed a plot for arcade mode, of course, so the smacked one together, but there was no way he was going to do anything interesting in story mode without screwing everything up.
Honestly, 'Squandered Potential' can be said of most things in retrospect. How many minor plot points or details were forgotten and never mentioned again, or unresolved? Remember how in CT everyone was supposed to have a 'role' to play, including Carl? Then there's Arakune. What was the point to that subplot? What about the whole replacement black-beat thing? The whole Hazama/Terumi thing was pointless. Honestly I could write a full page on random stuff that never went anywhere, given time.
Also, ...Susano-o was silly and an anti-climatic end to Hakumen...and somehow Terumi himself. Why does Terumi possessing Susano-o cause the suit to grow three heads and a tail? And it was really that easy for him to grab it?