Arc System Works have announced an arcade release for Blazblue: Cross Tag Battleto launch in Spring 2019 in Japan, with location tests in February.

The arcade version will be a new edition of the game, with balance adjustments based on the existing console versions. “Long awaited new character(s)” have also been announced to be added.. During Evo 2019, a “new fate” was teased, suggesting a planned crossover with a series not currently represented in the game.

Following the arcade release, the update (ver 1.5) will also be released for the console version.

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Platforms

The arcade release will be available on two arcade distribution platforms; “NESiCAxLive2” and “ALL.Net P-ras MULTI Ver. 3.”

Point System

 Rather than using a 1 Credit = 1 Play payment system which has previously been using in fighting games, a point system will be used. Points costs will vary depending on the match mode selected.

Location Tests

Location tests will be held in February in three locations. The tests will be held on February 9th and 10th, 2019 at HEY, Tokyo; Taito Station Phoedra Osu, Aichi; and Taito Station Nippombashi, Osaka.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle was released for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC in Japan on May 31, 2018, in North America on June 5, 2018, June 22, 2018.

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