Oscar “Shinku” Jaimes opened Evo 2019 finals day with a victory in the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle championship. Shinku defeated three Japanese powerhouses—Kamisue “mekasue” Kazuya, Seitaro “domi” Ohno, and Hiroyuki “Kyamei” Kamei—en route to his first Evo title.
Arc System Works announced nine new characters for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle after the game’s finals concluded at Evo 2018. BlazBlue’s Nine, Izayoi, and Mai; Under Night In-Birth’s Yuzuriha, Mika, and Merkava; and Persona’s Akihiko, Mitsuru, and Labrys will be available on August 6.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is coming to PS4, Switch, and PC on June 5. Arc System Works’ fighting game currently has a revealed roster of 20 characters but plans to add 20 more, starting with Blake Belladonna from RWBY, through DLC. That’s outraged a number of fans although it’s unclear how it will all be priced.