BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle: Release Date, Characters, News & More

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

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Picture this – Ragna fighting alongside Hyde to do battle against Yosuke and Ruby.

Anime fighting game fans are frothing at the mouth at the thought of watching that match play out. Arc System Works will make that never before seen match and more like it a reality. BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will emerge as the ultimate anime fighting game crossover.

Come June, the strongest characters from three of Arc System Works’ most recent fighters will duke it out in team-based battles. And as a bonus, four heroes from the RWBY anime will make an appearance and showcase their powers alongside the rest of the roster.

Get to know everything there is to know about BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle with this complete breakdown.


BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Release Date

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The BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle release date is scheduled for June 5, 2018.


BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Reveal Trailer

BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE Teaser TrailerA dream cross-over 2D fighting game will arrive on console in 2018! Look forward to the tag team battle that no one has ever imagined! 夢の競演が楽しめる2D対戦格闘ゲームが2018年に家庭用対応タイトルとして発売決定! 未だかつて誰も想像をしなかったタッグバトルを楽しむ事が出来る本作ににご期待下さい! ▼BBTAG Official Site http://www.blazblue.jp/tag/ ▼ARC SYSTEM WORKS Official Site http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/ © ARC SYSTEM WORKS ©ATLUS (C)SEGA All rights reserved. © FRENCH-BREAD / ARC SYSTEM WORKS ©2013 – 2017…2017-07-16T20:13:23.000Z


BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Platforms

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will launch on the following platforms – PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.


Characters

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is a crossover fighter that features a roster comprised of characters from the following games and anime – BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, and the animated web series RWBY. There will be 20 characters available for play at launch, with 20 more characters to follow post-launch as DLC. Besides all the aforementioned franchises getting representation in this fighter, a fifth one is set to receive the same treatment. Refer to the lists below to see what the launch roster will comprise of and which characters will come as a part of future DLC:

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– Ragna the Bloodedge (BlazBlue)
– Jin Kisaragi (BlazBlue)
– Rachel Alucard (BlazBlue)
– Hazama (BlazBlue)
– Noel Vermillion (BlazBlue)
– Azrael (BlazBlue)
– Iron Tager (BlazBlue)
– Makoto Nanaya (BlazBlue)
– ν-No.13- (BlazBlue)
– Es (BlazBlue)
– Hyde (Under Night In-Birth)
– Linne (Under Night In-Birth)
– Waldstein (Under Night In-Birth)
– Gordeau (Under Night In-Birth)
– Yū Narukami (Persona 4 Arena)
– Yōsuke Hanamura (Persona 4 Arena)
– Chie Satonaka (Persona 4 Arena)
– Yukiko Amagi (Persona 4 Arena)
– Ruby Rose (RWBY)
– Weiss Schnee (RWBY)

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

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Cross Tag Character Pack #1 (this pack will be available for two weeks as a free download once the game launches): Platinum the Trinity (BlazBlue), Kanji Tatsumi (Persona 4 Arena), and Orie (Under Night In-Birth)
Cross Tag Character Pack #2 (June 19): Aegis (Persona 4 Arena), Carmine (Under Night In-Birth), and Jūbei (BlazBlue)
Cross Tag Character Pack #3 (June 19): Hakumen (BlazBlue), Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4 Arena), and Vatista (Under Night In-Birth)
Cross Tag Character Pack #4 (August 6): Izayoi (BlazBlue), Mitsuru Kirijo (Persona 4 Arena), and Merkava (Under Night In-Birth)
Cross Tag Character Pack #5 (August 6): Mai Natsume (BlazBlue), Akihiko Sanda (Persona 4 Arena), and Yuzuhira (Under Night In-Birth)
Cross Tag Character Pack #6 (August 6): Nine The Phantom (BlazBlue), Labyrs (Persona 4 Arena), and Mika (Under Night In-Birth)
Free DLC (Launch Day & June 19): Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long (RWBY)
Upcoming 2019 Cross Tag Character Pack (May 21): Naoto Kurogane (BlazBlue), Teddie (Persona 4 Arena), Seth (Under Night In-Birth), and Heart Aino (Arcana Heart)
Version 2.0 Content Pack 2019 (November 21): Yumi (Senran Kagura Estival Versus), Akatsuki (Akatsuki Blitzkampf), Blitztank (Akatsuki Blitzkampf), Neo Politan (RWBY), plus five other unnannounced characters

Each Cross Tag Character Pack will cost $4.99 individually upon launch. You can choose to get access to all six of them by getting the Cross Tag Character Collection, which costs $19.99.


Modes

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This Arc System Works developed fighter will feature the usual gamut of modes its fighters are known to include. Episode Mode is the game’s mainline story campaign, which focuses on an original plot that sees the characters from all four universes converge in a mysterious singularity known as the “Phantom Field.” Tactics Mode will act as the game’s tutorial. Also on deck are Survival Mode, Training Mode, Gallery Mode, and a Replay Theater.


Gameplay Mechanics

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle’s fights play out on a 2D plane. Two teams comprised of two characters battle it out until both members of a team are defeated. Both members of a team have their own life bar and are able to be called in for an assist attack or tag in to give their partner a breather. There’s a single button assigned to tagging in another character, while there’s another button used to call upon a Partner Skill (pressing forward or back in tandem with this button activates different teammate maneuvers).

Team-based combos and abilities are done by relying on a meter known as the Cross Gauge. The Cross Gauge is used to activate a Cross Burst – pressing all four attack buttons or a single assigned button calls in your partner to attack and have the other character retreat (this uses 100-percent of the Cross Gauge). The Cross Gauge can also be used to activate a Cross Combo, a powerful two-person assault.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

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The Auto-Combo (which is now referred to as a Smart Combo) can be utilized during battle – this special combo occurs when a player quickly taps on either the light or heavy attack buttons. The Heat Gauge (the meter underneath a character that works as a Super Move resource meter) has been renamed the Skill Gauge. Using a single portion of the Skill Gauge activates a Crash Assault – while in the middle of using a Distortion Skill (super special move), you can call in your partner to follow up your super move with one of their own. Distortion Skills can be activated simply by inputting a special movement command and pressing the strong attack and Crash Assault buttons simultaneously.

You’ll be able to throw your opponent, pushblock attacks (known as the Reject Guard) by using half of your Skill Gauge, and employ the use of the Reversal Action. The overhead attack has been labeled the Crash Assault (a strike that’s unblockable when landed upon crouching opponents), which is tied to a single button.

Blazblue Cross Tag Battle

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The Overdrive ability from the BlazBlue series has been renamed the Resonance Blaze – this ability can only be activated after one member of a team has been downed. The surviving partner is granted access to a host of boosts – health regains, the power to refill the Skill and Cross Gauge much quicker, Skills (special moves) can now be canceled into Distortion Skills, and those Distortion Skills become much stronger. Note that the Resonance Blaze can only be called upon once per round.


Trailers

「BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE」Play Movie夢の競演が楽しめる2D対戦格闘ゲームが2018年に家庭用対応タイトルとして発売決定! 未だかつて誰も想像をしなかったタッグバトルを楽しむ事が出来る本作ににご期待下さい! A dream cross-over 2D fighting game will arrive on console in 2018! Look forward to the tag team battle that no one has ever imagined! ▼ARC SYSTEM WORKS Official Site http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/ © ARC SYSTEM WORKS ©ATLUS (C)SEGA All rights reserved. © FRENCH-BREAD / ARC SYSTEM WORKS ©2013 – 2017 Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC.…2017-10-06T07:04:58.000Z

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Character Introduction Trailer #7「BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE」キャラクター紹介PV第7弾! 夢の競演が楽しめる2D対戦格闘ゲーム「BBTAG」がPlayStation®4/Nintendo Switch™/Steamにて発売! 日本版・アジア版は2018年5月31日、北米版は2018年6月5日に発売予定! 未だかつて誰も想像をしなかったタッグバトルを楽しむ事が出来る本作にご期待下さい。 ”BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle(BBTAG)” Character introduction PV The seven! The dream cross-over 2D fighting game will arrive on PlayStation®4/Nintendo Switch™/Steam in: For JP/Asia regions: May 31st, 2018 For NA regions: June 5th, 2018 Look forward to the tag team battle that no one has ever imagined! ▼BLAZBLUE…2018-03-16T12:23:50.000Z

BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE プロモーションビデオ(発売前Ver)アークシステムワークスが贈る2D対戦格闘ゲームBLAZBLUEシリーズ最新作! 夢のクロスオーバープロジェクトが開幕! ライバル・兄弟・親友など、自分だけの最高のタッグで戦おう! (ナレーション:杉田智和) ▼製品情報 【タイトル】BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE 【ジャンル】2D対戦格闘ゲーム 【発売日】2018年5月31日 ▼BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE 公式サイト http://www.blazblue.jp/tag/ ▼アークシステムワークス公式サイト http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/ © ARC SYSTEM WORKS ©ATLUS ©SEGA All rights reserved. © FRENCH-BREAD ©2018 Rooster Teeth Productions,LLC. ©2018 Triple Perfect Inc. All rights reserved. ※ 転載禁止2018-03-30T07:56:58.000Z

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – First English Dub Trailerhttps://gematsu.com/tag/blazblue-cross-tag-battle/ https://gematsu.com/gallery/blazblue-cross-tag-battle/ BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle ——————————————- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Switch, PC Publisher: Arc System Works Developer: Arc System Works2018-04-11T20:53:53.000Z

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Character Introduction Trailer #8「BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE」キャラクター紹介PV第8弾! 夢の競演が楽しめる2D対戦格闘ゲーム「BBTAG」がPlayStation®4/Nintendo Switch™/Steamにて発売! 日本版・アジア版は2018年5月31日、北米版は2018年6月5日に発売予定! 未だかつて誰も想像をしなかったタッグバトルを楽しむ事が出来る本作にご期待下さい。 ”BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle(BBTAG)” Character introduction PV The eight! The dream cross-over 2D fighting game will arrive on PlayStation®4/Nintendo Switch™/Steam in: For JP/Asia regions: May 31st, 2018 For NA regions: June 5th, 2018 Look forward to the tag team battle that no one has ever imagined! ▼BLAZBLUE…2018-04-19T12:00:14.000Z

Yang Gameplay – Distortions, Combos & Assists – BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle [English]Get ready to feel the punches of Yang Xiao Long! Team RWBY is doing the unthinkable… crossing their universe to join up with the worlds of BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, and UNIEL in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle! How will Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang handle the powerful fighters and foes from other dimensions? Find out…2018-05-17T04:14:47.000Z

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – RWBY Highlight [English Trailer]Team RWBY is doing the unthinkable… Crossing their universe to join up with the worlds of BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, and UNIEL in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle! How will Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang handle the powerful fighters and foes from other dimensions? Find out in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, the 2D crossover fighter that…2018-05-17T02:35:29.000Z

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – Persona 4 Arena Highlight [English Trailer]Bolster your Social Links and grab your Persona, because the Persona 4 Arena crew is crossing fate in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle! Yu, Yosuke, Chie, Yukiko, and more are teaming up with fighters from the BlazBlue, UNIEL, and RWBY universes in a 2D crossover fighter that dreams are made of! __________ BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle…2018-05-17T19:26:30.000Z

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – Under Night In-Birth Highlight [English Trailer]Under Night In Birth is crossing the universe in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. Not just anyone can contain the power of the Void, but the In Birth Hyde and his crew are going to do their best! How will the fighters from the BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, and RWBY react to these powerful combatants? Find…2018-05-24T00:41:55.000Z

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – Character Pack #2, #3 & Yang [English Trailer]Character Pack #2 (Jubei, Aegis, Carmine), Character Pack #3 (Hakumen, Naoto Shirogane, Vatista) and Yang Xiao Long are now available for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle! __________ BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is AVAILABLE NOW on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam! Collector's Edition: Arc System Works GEAR (PS4) – https://store.arcsystemworks.com/collections/frontpage/products/blazblue-cross-tag-battle-collectors-edition-playstation-4 Arc System Works GEAR (Switch) -…2018-06-19T13:15:07.000Z

BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE INCOMING CHARACTER UPDATES TRAILER (EVO2018)9 new characters join the fray in BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE! This is the trailer movie which we have premiered over at Evolution Championship Series 2018. The dream cross-over 2D fighting game, now available on PlayStation®4/Nintendo Switch™/Steam! ———————————————————————————————————- BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE に新キャラクター9体が参戦決定! Evolution Championship Series 2018 にて発表されたPVを公開致します。 ※配信は日本時間8/7(火)を予定しております。 夢の競演が楽しめる2D対戦格闘ゲーム「BBTAG」はPlayStation®4/Nintendo Switch™/Steamにて好評発売中! ———————————————————————————————————- ▼BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG…2018-08-05T02:01:08.000Z

アーケード版「BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE」追加参戦キャラクター紹介PV(EVO Japan 2019)夢の共宴、再び――激闘は更に進化する。 新たな戦いの舞台でまだ見ぬ強敵と“交差”せよ! 2019年春、稼働を予定しているアーケード版「BBTAG」に 待望の新キャラクターが参戦! タイトル:BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE 稼働日:2019年春 ジャンル:2D対戦格闘 プラットフォーム:NESiCAxLive2(TAITO TypeX3)/ALL.Net P-ras MULTI Ver.3 プレイ人数:1~2人 ▼公式サイト http://www.blazblue.jp/tag/ac/ ▼アークシステムワークス公式サイト http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/ © ARC SYSTEM WORKS ©ATLUS ©SEGA All rights reserved. © FRENCH-BREAD ©2019 Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC. ©Team ARCANA ※ 転載禁止2019-02-17T02:14:49.000Z

BBTAG – Naoto Kurogane IntroductionCheck out what the newly announced Naoto Kurogane, representing BlazBlue, can do in the Arcade Version BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. Title: BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE Rollout: 2019 Spring Genre: 2D Fighting Platform: NESiCAxLive2(TAITO TypeX3)/ALL.Net P-ras MULTI Ver.3 Players: 1 – 2 Official Website http://www.blazblue.jp/tag/ac/ Arc System Works Official Website: EN: https://arcsystemworks.com/ JP: http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/ © ARC…2019-03-05T01:26:35.000Z

BBTAG – Teddie IntroductionTeddie joins the fight, representing Persona 4 Arena. Find out what crazy combos he's bringing to the franchise in the Arcade Version BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle! Title: BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE Rollout: 2019 Spring Genre: 2D Fighting Platform: NESiCAxLive2(TAITO TypeX3)/ALL.Net P-ras MULTI Ver.3 Players: 1 – 2 Official Website http://www.blazblue.jp/tag/ac/ Arc System Works Official Website:…2019-03-13T01:47:19.000Z

BBTAG – Seth IntroductionSeth joins the fray, representing Under Night In-Birth! Discover what "The Assassin" can do to his opponents in the Arcade Version of BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle! Title: BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE Rollout: 2019 Spring Genre: 2D Fighting Platform: NESiCAxLive2(TAITO TypeX3)/ALL.Net P-ras MULTI Ver.3 Players: 1 – 2 Official Website http://www.blazblue.jp/tag/ac/ Arc System Works Official Website:…2019-03-15T13:50:30.000Z

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle – Heart Aino IntroductionThe Arcana Heart universe explodes onto the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle scene with the introduction of Heart Aino! Take control of the "Extraordinarily Rare Maiden" as she pummels her opponents with her Iron Fist of Love. Title: BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE Rollout: 2019 Spring Genre: 2D Fighting Platform: NESiCAxLive2(TAITO TypeX3)/ALL.Net P-ras MULTI Ver.3 Players: 1…2019-03-22T19:14:12.000Z

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Pre-Order

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is available for pre-order through Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy. The Standard Edition of the game is priced at $49.99. The Digital Deluxe Edition, which comes with the base game and the Cross Tag Character Collection, costs $69.99.

Blazblue Cross Tag Battle Collector's Edition

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A Collector’s Edition for the game is also available. It’s obtainable through Arc System Works and Rooster Teeth’s websites for the price of $99.99. The bonuses that will come with this Collector’s Edition includes a SteelBook Case, a physical soundtrack, an art book, and acrylic standees of Ragna, Ruby, Yu and, Hyde.

Make sure you check out our BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle review.

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