BlazBlue: Central Fiction

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction
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Developer: Arc System Works
Publisher:

Arc System Works (Japan)
Aksys Games (North America)
PQube (Europe)

Genre: 1-on-1 2D Fighting Game
Release Dates:

Japan (Arcade): November 19th, 2015
Japan (Console): October 6th, 2016
USA (Console): November 1st, 2016
EU (Console): November 4th, 2016

Preceded By: BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend
Followed By: None

BlazBlue: Central Fiction is the fourth full game in the BlazBlue series that adds some major changes to the system as well as new characters.

Characters[edit]

BBCF Amane Icon.png BBCF Arakune Icon.png BBCF Azrael Icon.png BBCF Bang Icon.png BBCF Bullet Icon.png BBCF Carl Icon.png BBCF Celica Icon.png

BBCF Hakumen Icon.png BBCF Hazama Icon.png BBCF Izayoi Icon.png BBCF Jin Icon.png BBCF Kagura Icon.png BBCF Kokonoe Icon.png BBCF Litchi Icon.png

BBCF Makoto Icon.png BBCF Noel Icon.png BBCF Platinum Icon.png BBCF Rachel Icon.png BBCF Ragna Icon.png BBCF Relius Icon.png BBCF Tager Icon.png

BBCF Taokaka Icon.png BBCF Tsubaki Icon.png BBCF Terumi Icon.png BBCF Valkenhayn Icon.png BBCF Lambda Icon.png BBCF Mu Icon.png BBCF Nu Icon.png

New Characters

BBCF Es Icon.png BBCF Hibiki Icon.png BBCF Izanami Icon.png BBCF Mai Icon.png BBCF Naoto Icon.png BBCF Nine Icon.png BBCF Susanoo Icon.png

New Characters[edit]

  • Naoto Kurogane: A character originating from the Bloodedge Experience light novels. He typically uses hand-to-hand combat, but his Drive transforms his blood into weapons like swords and spears to attack at long range. Charging these attacks give new properties like even longer range or guard break.
  • Hibiki Kohaku: Kagura's secretary who uses dual short swords, similar to the characters in the show Attack on Titan. His Drive is to create shadow illusions of himself to attack in tandem and confuse the opponent.
  • Nine the Phantom: One of the Six Heroes and the strongest magic user in the Blazblue universe. Nine's normals each have an elemental attribute: water (A), wind (B), and fire (C). Hitting the opponent with these normals allows her to perform a spell by pressing the D button, or stock these elements to create magic spells for later use. Different combinations of elements produce different spells with varying effects, similar to Dormammu in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
  • Izanami: The Imperator of the the NOL and main antagonist of the BlazBlue series. She is able to do ground moves while airborne thanks to her float ability. Her Drive allows her to shoot projectiles, but removes her ability to block.
  • Es: Es is the true protagonist of XBlaze: Lost Memories, and is slated to appear in the console version of Central Fiction as a DLC character. She wields a greatsword and her Drive causes some of her sword slashes to draw crests in the air that detonate after a delay.
  • Mai Natsume: Mai is the main character of the manga BlazBlue: Remix Heart and its sequel, Variable Heart, and is slated to appear in the console version of Central Fiction as a DLC character. She wields a lance, and her Drive allows her to throw it. She can also influence its trajectory, even mid-flight.
  • Susanoo: The true form of Yuuki Terumi after reclaiming the Susanoo Unit. He is unlocked after completing the game's story mode. Similar to Hakumen, he has 8 icons that represent his specials that are initially locked. His drive focuses on unlocking those specials by pressing the D button.

System Overview[edit]

The overall system is similar to the previous games BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma and BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend but introduces a few major mechanics and changes some of the existing ones.

Active Flow
  • By performing "offensive actions" repeatedly, your character will enter Active Flow
  • Active Flow disappears over time
  • Characters gain a 10% damage boost and Burst regenerates faster during Active Flow
  • This acts as the complement to the Negative Penalty system and is similar to the Emotion system of Aquapazza
  • Can only go into Active Flow once per round
Exceed Accel
  • Flashy super that's only available during Overdrive
  • Press 5A+B+C+D during Overdrive to activate. Direction must be neutral, anything else won't work!
  • Does not cost meter, but immediately ends Overdrive
  • After successfully hitting the opponent with Exceed Accel, puts you in Active Flow
  • Base damage is about 2000 damage normally, but during Active Flow does about 4000
  • Unlike other Distortion Drives, does not have Minimum Damage, so using it at the end of long combos will not significantly damage the opponent
Crush Trigger
  • Much faster, but guard crushes for much shorter, most characters can not combo off guard crush.
  • Charging Crush Trigger will guard crush the opponent for longer, allowing for a combo like previous games
Same Move Proration
  • Removed from all normal attacks
  • All Special Attacks and Distortion Drives have SMP
  • Unlike previous games, this only affects damage, does not affect hitstun decay
  • Opponents no longer flash blue when SMP triggers
  • Distortion Drive minimum damage is affected by SMP
Counter Hit
  • Similar to the Persona 4: Arena series, netting a counter hit increases the damage of that hit 10%.

Video Databases[edit]

External References[edit]

Glossary[edit]

Below is a list of links to common terms used in BlazBlue: Central Fiction.

If you find one not listed, please add it in!


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System Explanations

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Movement/CancelingOffenseDefenseDamage/ComboAttack AttributesHeat/Barrier/Burst GaugeMisc