BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

XB360, PS3 / Fighting / Release: Jul 29, 2010 / ESRB: T

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Galaga Legions DX, Backbreaker, and more dated for Xbox Live

Microsoft has detailed the content coming for the next couple of weeks on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

This week's Xbox Live Arcade titles include Backbreaker Vengeance ($15 / 1200 MSP), Half-Minute Hero Super Mega Neo Climax ($10 / 800 MSP), and Galaga Legions DX ($10). Next week will bring a bounty of Deadliest Warrior: Legends ($10). Read more »

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Daily Filter: November 15, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

The first Filter of the week features new media for Donkey Kong Country Returns, the HD version of NBA Jam, the Xbox 360 version of Unbound Saga, Rock of Ages, DC Universe Online, Mortal Kombat, Michael Jackson: The Experience, Bloodline Champions, Lionheart: Kings' Crusade, Super Hero Squad Online, and Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World.

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"Kaptain Brawe looks pretty nice, anyone played it and care to share some thoughts?"
- StriderNL    See all 2 comments


Daily Filter: September 30, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Alongside a hilarious "dance" video featuring the cast of Team Fortress 2, today's Filter adds trailers for NBA 2K11, Lionheart: Kings' Crusade, F.E.A.R. 3, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Medal of Honor, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest, and the first screens for Beyond Good & Evil HD. Read more »

"HAHAHAHA!! That TF2 trailer was awesome! :D Sweet animations too :)"
- scary_monster    See all 3 comments


Daily Filter: August 19, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Gamescom 2010 continues to flood our Daily Filter starting with new trailers for the sequels Dead Space 2, Mafia 2 and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. There's also new media for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Lionheart: King's Crusade and Loong: The Power of the Dragon. Read more »

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Second DLC Character Confirmed for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

The second paid-DLC character for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift has been announced by developer Arc System Works at a fan event in Japan (via Andriasang).

The character is Valkenhayn R. Hellsing, who is character Rachel's butler in the game's story. No availability or pricing has been announced, but Valkenhayn is expected to cost the same as the recently released Makoto, who cost $8. Read more »

"Awesome, I was just thinking that he'd be a fantastic character to play as. Mind you, that's ..."
- ProdigyXL    See all 4 comments


BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Review

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is an update to Arc System Works' previous 2D fighting game, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, which itself was the spiritual successor to the Guilty Gear franchise created by the same team. In this package, you're going to get new characters (some included, some as DLC), new balance, and a whole mess of tutorials and challenges aimed at teaching this fairly confusing fighting game to new players.

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"Thanks for this. I remember the first one getting pretty good reviews too - but it being a ..."
- humbleone    See all 11 comments


Weekend Confirmed Episode 17

The power trio of Garnett, Brian, and Jeff celebrate the sun finally making its presence felt in the SoCal summer with a sizzling show. Whatcha Been Playin kicks it all off with NCAA Football 11, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, DeathSpank, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, and more. For the budget-conscious this week's Cannata-ford a New Game includes a classic free Half-life mod. In the Warning it's role-playing versus roll playing and concerns over there being too many games; but that's after Jeff hears a little listener feedback on his Deadly Premonition rant. It all winds up in the Front Page with the 1vs.100 cancellation, word on new plans afoot at developer Double Fine, and all the rest of the news.

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"I don't know if it's possible to contact you on weekend confirm in any other way so I try it ..."
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Daily Filter: July 14, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place where the rest of that content can be featured on our front page rather than be uploaded and forgotten.

Today's Daily Filter features the launch trailer for Ron Gilbert's DeathSpank, a BlazBlue: Continuum Shift video introducing the character Makoto and a "reveal" trailer for Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core. We also have a trailer for the WiiWare title Furry Legends and the "Season One" trailer for League of Legends. Read more »

"BlazBlue looks pretty good. Maybe I'll take it for a spin when it comes out"
- melkore    See all 3 comments


Evening Reading

I'm working on my review of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift and I was worried that there would be no one online to test out multiplayer. Then, I remembered the game is out in Japan and promptly got my face melted by ridiculousness. Those players are really good.

DeathSpank is out today on PSN (tomorrow on XBLA). Anyone snag it? Read more »

"After having finished Fallout 3 almost half a year ago I think it's the best game I've ever ..."
- matthaeus    See all 2680 comments


BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Preview

With all of the attention on Street Fighter IV last year, many gamers missed out on a little gem from Arc System Works and Aksys Games: BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (BB:CT). The spiritual successor to Arc's awesome Guilty Gear franchise, BB:CT offered a different flavor of fighting.Later this month, Aksys will release BB: Continuum Shift, the revision to the original game complete with balance tweaks, new characters, and a greatly expanded tutorial set.

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"Tons of videos on arcadeinfinity youtube channel if anyone is interested. "
- Freon    See all 14 comments


Report: BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Getting Improvements for Console Release

A host of exciting changes could potentially be coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Arc System Works' fighting game BlazBlue: Continuum Shift.

The updated version of the original game has been confirmed for a US console release this summer. GameStop is currently taking pre-orders for the game, which it says will be released on July 20, 2010 for $40.00. I've asked publisher Aksys Games about the validity of this date and price, but have not heard back at this time. Read more »

"this game felt like jojo's bizarre adventure for me. weird and annoying. "
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Evening Reading: More Fighting Games are Good

If this were next Friday, you'd be listening to Weekend Confirmed, the Shack's upcoming video game podcast starring Garnett Lee, myself, and Totally Rad Show's Jeff Cannata. More details on Monday.

Today, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift was confirmed for US console release. This is great news for fighting game fans. The original BlazBlue had a good number of balance issues and some of the systems weren't great. BB:CS is re-tooled and re-balanced along with new characters. Read more »

"Anyone still play D2? I was gonna start playing again I was just looking for some gear to get ..."
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BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Coming to US Consoles

The arcade revision of the original BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, which was already announced for Japanese consoles, will be getting an official release in the United States.

The game features sweeping game-mechanic and character balance changes, three new characters, and several new game modes. The new modes are: Read more »

"Why should we just take their word for it that the game is balanced this time? Supposedly it ..."
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Yakuza 3 Date Accompanies Media Blitz

Publisher SEGA has confirmed that its open-world gangster brawler Yakuza 3 (PS3) will hit North America on March 9, 2010--the same day Final Fantasy XIII arrives.

Accompanying the confirmation was a selection of new media assets, encompassing a dozen screenshots and a new trailer detailing the exotic locales of virtual Japan.

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"if you played the demo, chances are you couldnt give two shats about the release date."
- busydoinnothin    See all 14 comments


Yakuza 3's Hostess Clubs Cut in the West

Yakuza 3 players in the west will be unable to frequent or run hostess clubs as IGN reports they're one of several elements cut from the US and European releases of Amusement Vision's Japanese mafia action-adventure to save development time.

"We took out certain bits in order to bring the game to the west in the time alloted [sic] for us to do so. The parts we ended up taking out were parts that we felt wouldn't make sense (like a Japanese history quiz game) or wouldn't resonate as much (such as the concept of a hostess club)," publisher Sega told the site. Read more »

"The notion that the quizzes and the hostess clubs wouldn't resonate with western gamers is ..."
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