Two BlazBlues In One Year?

Two BlazBlues In One Year?

It looks that way. We had BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger in March and you all went blue for it. Now we hear that BlazBlue: Continuum Shift has just been dated for Australia.

That date is October 28, according to distributor QV Software.

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is to BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger as Super Street Fighter IV was to Street Fighter IV. That means three new characters, new moves, and new modes. And like Calamity Trigger, Continuum Shift will be released on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

No word as yet on whether QVS are also bringing out the official Tournament Edition arcade sticks, but we’re trying to persuade them that would be a clever idea.

Fighting fans, are two BlazBlues one too many? Or not enough?


  • Great to hear. Still personally undecided if I want to get the PS3 import later this month, but otherwise, good to know.

    You also wouldn’t happen to also have a price, would you David?

    • Hah! You wish!

      Considering it’s been delayed 4 months as opposed to the American release, I’d say getting the DLC characters would be pretty apt compensation, but that’s just dreaming. They’ll charge us $110 for the delayed game and a further ~$60 for the 3 DLC characters that should have been in at launch. Shafted as always.

  • You can get calamity Trigger pretty cheap now. About $37-56 dollars for the limited edition.
    I really enjoyed the game and I suck at fighting games. I don’t know if I’ll get Continum shift, seeing as I already have it. What are the extra characters and modes?
    Also, ask them if the 360 version can get an arcade stick as well, just faceplates is crap.

    • You don’t have to be jealous, because the stick for the PS3 was an almighty piece of fail. It didn’t register diagonals without you having to physically push the stick (as opposed to moving it) diagonally. I’m getting a new stick this weekend, because then I can have more fun on Blazblue.

  • Glad to hear the game is getting an update but why only 3 characters. I know there is a huge story buried in this game so are these 3 just a taste of what they are working on?

    • There will be 3 more characters as DLC actually, for a total of 6 new characters. As for whether these DLC characters are on the disc… people have checked the disc of the Japanese version and they pretty much only have their theme music and character select art on the disc, their sprites aren’t there. Also, 2 of them haven’t been officially announced yet.

  • I was kind of meh on weather to pick this up, then I heard it has a completly new story mode as Valkenehein as a DLC playable charecter and I was instantly sold.

  • 2 BlazBlues would DEFINITELY not be too many if Calamity Trigger hadn’t been DELAYED SO FRIGGIN’ LONG!

    Christ, I thought we were past this shit already?

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