Beauty that comes in every shape and size
Famed videogame director Swery65 has always been best known for his projects that err on the weird side. Deadly Premonition became a cult classic last generation thanks to its utterly bonkers tale of Greenvale and its inhabitants, while D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is another wacky soap opera that will...
We suppose that it doesn't come as an especially huge surprise, but there's a new Guilty Gear game in development over at Arc System Works. Following on from the top 8 of Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 at EVO 2018, CEO Minoru Kidooka confirmed that the next title in the series is in production. "Unfortunately, Guilty Gear general...
On a surface level it's easy to look at BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and dub it Arc System Works Asset Reuse: The Game. In some ways that snarky title is disappointingly accurate, but it ignores the effort that's gone into making this stylish 2D fighter a lot of fun to play. Tag Battle features characters from four different...
Slice, Dice & Rice is a fighting game without any of the fluff. In most cases one hit equals one kill, and so the mind games that we typically associate with the genre are pushed right to the forefront of the experience. Do you swing and hope that your opponent walks straight into it? Do you jump and catch them off guard? Or do you...
The fighting game masters over at Arc System Works have announced that the big "Re-Finement" update for Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 will launch on the 1st March on PlayStation 4. The patch brings balance changes and gameplay tweaks across the board, putting the console release in line with the arcade version of the game. Alongside all of the...
Oh, and it has a release date
From the moment BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle was announced, we couldn't help but wonder if the crossover project was just a way for Arc System Works to reuse a whole bunch of different assets from a whole bunch of different games plucked from its back catalogue. As it turns out, rehashed assets isn't even the biggest...
Arc System Works, the Japanese developer behind BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, and the recently revealed Dragon Ball FighterZ, has announced that it's working on a crossover fighting game featuring characters from various franchises. The title's called BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, and its debut trailer was just shown during Evo...
Let's start by addressing the title. Double Dragon 4, funnily enough, takes place shortly after the events of Double Dragon 2, which is somewhat confusing. Then you have the fact that this is, in fact, the twelfth iteration of the series, including ports and crossovers, and many will argue that Super Double Dragon is technically the...
Less than Jake
Double Dragon IV will roundhouse kick the PlayStation 4 next week, and Arc System Works has released a trailer explaining all of the modes and mechanics you can find in the final game. The video reveals that in addition to an all-new globe-trotting campaign, you'll also find a Versus Mode and a Tower Mode. You'll be able to unlock new...
Billy and Jimmy are back. Again
Someone light the Damien McFerran signal: Double Dragon 4 is coming to the PlayStation 4. Yeah, this one is news to us as well, but a trailer has been uploaded to Arc System Works' official YouTube account showing off the first footage of the throwback sequel. This one looks to be adopting an 8-bit graphics style,...
At long last
We live in an age where long game delays between regions are uncommon, but Guilty Gear Xrd Sign has managed to buck that trend. The game released in Japan and North America last year, but has taken an age to fight its way into Europe. Fortunately, it will finally throw a fireball to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in the Old World...
Meching dreams coming true
Well isn't this a nice little surprise? Arc System Works' Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo is heading to North America, and it'll only set you back $14.99. A European release is apparently coming afterwards. The mech-'em-up releases later this month on the 24th March on the PlayStation Store. It's essentially a mix of...
Nothing but a fantasy
If there's one thing that the PlayStation Vita seems to be in abundance of, it's JRPGs. Not all of these are great, of course, but some of the more popular ones will keep you occupied for hundreds of hours or more – particularly the sensational Persona 4 Golden. Sadly, time is a rude mistress that waits for no one, so if...
The First Noel
How many versions of BlazBlue are there these days? We’ve given up trying to keep count, but we can confirm that an updated edition is on its way to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 next year. Revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend will be an enhanced version of this year’s PS3 and...
Guilty as charged
There's a lot to be said for photorealism in games. At the same time, a truly original and unique art-style can often be just as striking and memorable. Regardless of your stance on the issue, it's hard to deny that these new screenshots of upcoming PS4 fighter Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN are particularly pretty. Set to launch later in...
With the surprise announcement that BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma would be available on the European PlayStation Store this week, it was met with mixed emotions due to the lack of a retail release. Fans of the franchise raised concern over what would happen to the game's promotional characters, and the answer is not great. The sequel has been...
Could you lot wear any less?
“Sir, in order to release brawler BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma on the PlayStation Vita we need to add some extra content,” one Arc System Works employee said to an upper executive. “Hmm, well what’s the best thing that you could include in a short span of time?” the boss replied. “We could kit out fan...
With BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma's PlayStation 3 release in North America last month, and the announcement of its impending arrival on the Vita overseas, it's understandable why European fans of this frantic fighting franchise have been worried by the radio silence. However, you can finally put those sleepless nights to rest, as Arc...
We learnt that fighting title BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma would be making a beeline for the PlayStation Vita earlier in the year, but unfortunately weren't given a firm release date. Luckily, Aksys Games has recently announced that the title will be hitting both stores shelves and the PlayStation Store on 24th June. Who ever said...
Japanese developer Arc System Works may be best known for the BlazBlue and Persona 4 Arena franchises, but its first foray into the world of PlayStation 4 development couldn’t be further away from its flashy fighting games. Available now from the Eastern arm of the PlayStation Store, Absolute E-Mahjong is a digital recreation of the...
Fisticuffs and fish and chips
Arc System Works can’t seem to resist releasing multiple iterations of its fighting games, so it’s little surprise that the Guilty Gear developer has confirmed that BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is set to combo onto the PlayStation Vita this April in Japan. Perhaps most interesting, however, is that in addition to...
Get in gear
During Sony's Japanese press conference earlier this morning, it was confirmed that Arc System Works' gorgeous new brawler will be taking the fight to PlayStation 4, as well as PlayStation 3. Due out in 2014, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign will mark the series' first departure from the use of sprites, and instead will utilise the Unreal engine...
Atlus has had to bear the brunt of much criticism from gamers due to its decision to region lock Persona 4 Arena, giving eager European fans no option but to wait a frankly preposterous length of time for the game to release. There’s no denying, however, the quality and brilliance of Arc System Works' take on the fantastic Japanese RPG...
Fans of outrageous sprites may be excited to learn that Arc System Works is hoping to create a brand new fighting game franchise for the PlayStation 4. According to Shoryuken’s translation of Dengeki’s interview with BlazBlue series producer Toshimichi Mori, the company has nothing to show yet, but is itching to start production on...
We've lost count, too
Developer Arc System Works certainly knows how to get the most out of its fighting franchises. The studio has announced another version of technical brawler BlazBlue, this time carrying the subtitle Chrono Phantasma. The arcade title features three new characters: Amane Nishiki, Bullet and Azrael. It will also boast improved...
The PlayStation 3 release of Arc System Works' wordy Persona 4: The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena is not due out until the Summer, but eager Japanese gamers will get their first taste of the bonkers brawler in arcades this coming March We're going to guess that developer Arc is using the initial arcade roll-out period in order to analyse the game and make any final balance tweaks before..
Need a little more BlazBlue in your life? Worry not, Arc System Works and PQube has your back, confirming that BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend is set to dragon-punch its way onto European store shelves early next year
The game's poised to release on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, and includes a bunch of additional features not found in previous outings. Extras include new characters, new..
How much do you like BlazBlue? Arc System Works is hoping quite a bit, as it's announced a limited Manga Edition collector's pack designed to accompany the European release of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
The bundle — available directly from the publisher's online store — includes the game, a localised version of the BlazBlue "Phase Zero Prologue" manga, and a chibi Ragna Keyring. The..
Flashy brawler, Blazblue: Continuum Shift 2, will make its way to the PlayStation Portable on November 5th in the UK, Arc System Works has announced
The updated version of the PlayStation 3 title that launched last year includes all of the DLC characters from the outset, in addition to a new Abyss Mode for levelling up characters. The single-player has been beefed up too, with two new story..
Here's a quirky one for you to ponder over your lunch
Arc System Works has announced a music visualiser for the PlayStation Vita. Available as a free download, the application promises to infuse rhythm action with traditional visualisation. The app even includes BlazBlue cover star — Noel Vermillion. [Thanks Andriasang]
Arc System Works is developing a brawler for PlayStation 3 based on the Persona franchise
It's called Persona 4: The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena. As you might anticipate, it looks nuts. Catch the first trailer after the jump.
In addition to confirming a Persona 4 port for PlayStation Vita, Japanese developer Atlus also confirmed that it is handing its popular series off to BlazBlue developer Arc System Works in order to create a brand new fighting game based on the series
Persona 4: The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena is set two months after the events of Persona 4, and sees the character Kuma promoting a fighting show in..
Remember all those teasers Atlus put out hinting at a Persona 4 re-release? Yeah, Famitsu says the PS2 swan-song is making the jump to PlayStation Vita
In an Andriasang report, the website notes that the game will be getting additional content in a massive update for Sony's new portable subtitled 'The Golden'. The report continues that the re-released title will include a new character called Mary,..
We've know about BlazBlue for the PlayStation Vita for some time
What we didn't know was it's full name: BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend. The updated title will include all of the content from Continuum Shift II, in addition to a fresh batch of characters and scenarios. Even better, Famitsu reports that the PlayStation Vita version of Continuum Shift Extend will share its save-data with the..
Old-school anime fighting game Arcana Heart 3 will release on PlayStation 3 at the end of June, publishers Zen United and PQube has announced
The game released on the PlayStation Store in North America moments before the online service went kaput. An enormous Limited Edition will launch alongside the standard retail version in Europe. The package will include a bumper artbook, official soundtrack..
Zen United has confirmed that it's bringing Arc System Works' BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II to the PlayStation Portable in Europe later this year
The game adds a bunch of new modes and features on top of those featured in the PS3 release, including new "unlimited" fighters unlockable through the game's new shop mode. Aksys Games, the publisher responsible for North American releases of the..
Aksys has whipped fighting fans into a frenzy, confirming that a localised version of the bizarre Arcana Heart 3 will be released on the North American PlayStation Store this Spring
The 2D fighter released as a retail product in Japan, but considering the niche status of the product, Aksys are smart to distribute it through the PSN here in the West...
Remember we told you about Konami and Arc-System Works' Hard Corps: Uprising last week? Well now, courtesy of GameVideos, we've got some gameplay footage of the title
We described it last week as Contra in everything but name — we think the footage after the jump proves as much. <object id="flashObj"...
This game is Hard Corps: Uprising
It's not Contra. But it looks a hell of a lot like Contra. Because, basically it is Contra. Confused? You shouldn't be, come on keep up. The run and gun PSN title is due out this year. It's in development at BlazBlue's developer Arc System Works. That means, if nothing else, you should expect big flashing lights and...
To be honest, if you've waited this long for BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, an extra week isn't going to hurt
We've just been informed by publishers Zen United that the UK release of the 2D-brawler has been pushed back by a week, and is now expected to land on April 2nd. We'll have a review of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger pretty soon, so keep checking back if you're curious.
If you like 2D fighting games then you should probably be stoked right about now: Aksys has confirmed that the follow-up to BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, will get a US release this year
The game's not a full update, but includes three new characters. There are also new stages, music, moves and "tutorial" content to get your teeth into. A date has not been..
The PSP version of Arc System Works BlazBlue is due in NA, with a host of bonus features to boot
The game's due for release on UMD and Playstation Store download."Every frame of animation and hit box is painstakingly replicated from the original game, so all of your combos work without a hitch. It's really nice when you need your BB fix on the...
According to Famitsu (via the Examiner), the Playstation 3's BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger will be ported to the PSP under the guise of BlazBlue Portable
We don't really have any details other than that at this point — but it's an interesting move considering BlazBlue on the PS3 already featured Remote Play support - allowing you to play the game on...
European fighting fans rejoice
The fan's favourite BlazBlue is to get a European release with new characters thrown into the fold. The release will be a result of a deal between PQube and Zen United, a consortium of Japanese and Asian developers targeting the European market. It'll be localised and everything."The long running 2D fighting genre has seen a welcome boost in 2009 with updated..
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