More 2D Fighting Comes To PS3, Xbox 360 With BlazBlue

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Guilty Gear developers Arc System Works dropped BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger in Japanese arcades last November. Today, a console port has been announced, with the 2D fighting game coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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The latest issue of Famitsu Weekly breaks the news that BlazBlue will make the jump to consoles this Summer. So far, that's only for the Japanese audience. Failing a North American or European localization—which we're assuming someone will be smart enough to pick up—an import may be in order.

1UP's recount of the Famitsu story notes that the home version of BlazBlue will add a substantial single-player story mode, one touted to take 30 hours to complete.

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The game will also get a boost from its arcade version with full online multiplayer support, downloadable content and an animated sequence from anime studio GONZO.

Gamers will have to decide which hi-res 2D brawler they would prefer to invest their time in this Summer, as SNK Playmore recently announced the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 port of The King of Fighters XII for a release in July.

BlazBlue Officially Coming to Consoles [1UP]

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strawberrycream
strawberrycream

Best news I've heard all day. I've been eagerly awaiting an announcement of a console port since I've seen the arcade version in action. I really hope 2D fighters makes a come-back this year, with the release of Street Fighter IV, King of Fighters XII, and now BlazBlue. I'm a huge Guilty Gear fan, so I will be importing the hell out of this.