The massive “Version 2.0” update to BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle releases on November 21. In addition to balance updates, it’ll feature new characters, new plot scenarios, and new character colors. One of those new characters is Neo Politan from RWBY, and today she recently received a neat little character introduction, courtesy of Arc System Works. She looks elegant and deadly as she whips her umbrella around.
Neo Politan isn’t a new character, of course, but this is her first appearance in a fighting game. She seems to fit in pretty well. Her umbrella has good range (each whack is distinct and crunchy), and she has a neat little mix-up game. In the middle of block-strings, Neo can teleport above and behind her opponent. I’m definitely getting hit by this ability once or twice.
Neo also has long-range mixups–the ability to sweep, teleport above, and teleport behind from full-screen. These look cool and flashy when they work, but the startup on these moves seems a little slow. Furthermore, while we don’t see these moves blocked or whiffed, I have concerns about the way they recover. Luckily, since BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is a team-based fighting game, you’ll be able to cover these shortcomings by calling in your other character to assist.
We’ve seen a similar introduction to Yumi from Senran Kagura, and Arc System Works released a teaser for Celica and Susanoo from BlazBlue, Adachi and Elizabeth from Persona, and Hilde from Under Night In-Birth. Version 2.0 will also feature Akatsuki and Blitztank from Akatsuki Blitzkampf.
Stay tuned for more news on BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle as we approach the Version 2.0 release in November. In the meantime, the base game (which is awesome) is available on PS4, Switch, and PC.
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At the conclusion of the Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle tournament at EVO 2019, Arc System Works revealed the “2.0” version of the game. A “Version 2.0 Content Pack” will release on November 21, 2019, and will eventually include nine new fighters. This news comes hot on the heels of the announcement of a new update for Under Night In-Birth. It’s a good time to be a fan of anime fighting games.
The new characters for Version 2.0 seem to be releasing in waves, however, and only the first four will release in November. The eclectic group includes Yumi from Senran Kagura Estival Versus, Neo Politan from RWBY, and finally Akatsuki and Blitztank–both from Akatsuki Blitzkampf. The announcement trailer briefly demos all four of them. The first featured character is Yumi, and then Akatsuki and the gargantuan Blitztank take the stage. After a teaser ending, the trailer shows off Neo Politan from RWBY.
Yumi uses fans that pack some cool ice and wind damage, and looks to be a fighter capable of doing damage from all ranges. Akatsuki has electric attacks, and he seems like the same rush-down menace he is in Under Night In-Birth. Blitztank is maybe the most outlandish fighting game game character of all time. He is humongous, has a skull head, and shoots lasers. Goodness gracious. Neo is an agile fighter. She dodges around her enemy and counterattacks with a bladed umbrella.
The new character pack seems to be a paid DLC, but the “Ver. 2.0 Patch” will be free for everyone who owns BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. The patch will feature a brand new scenario, new character interactions, and new colors. You can see some of these new interactions in the trailer.
The PC, PS4, and and Nintendo Switch versions of BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will all receive the update when it goes live on November 21.
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