EVO 2017: Anime worlds collide in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Jubei joins BlazBlue: Central Fiction

Anime fighting games are about to cross over with BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, while BlazBlue: Central Fiction gets a new playable character reveal.

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Worlds colliding seems to be all the rage these days, so why wouldn't that concept extend to the BlazBlue universe? The next chapter of the BlazBlue series is inviting characters from other anime fighting games to join the battle. Following this afternoon's BlazBlue Central Fiction grand finals, Arc System Works posted a teaser for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, which will introduce characters from Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, and RWBY.

Check out the trailer below.

That doesn't mean ArcSys is finished with BlazBlue: Central Fiction just yet. The studio also released a new trailer for the game's next playable character, the Six-Heroes' mightiest swordsman, Jubei.

Jubei is set to hit Central Fiction later this summer. Check out the trailer below.

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From The Chatty

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      July 16, 2017 1:38 PM

      what is this new "echofox" thing i'm seeing in half the people's name. new esports company? Is it owned by that dude who wins all the MK tournaments?

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        July 16, 2017 2:20 PM

        Its an esports team owned by former NBA player Rick Fox.

        The player you're refering to is SonicFox. I've met him. Good guy. He has been signed by EchoFox.



        Mildly surprised by Jubei, simply because I thought Arksys had said Centralfiction was a one-and-done. Also, obligatory wish to see english VAs in a Centralfiction update.

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          July 16, 2017 2:29 PM

          Rick Fox made a huge fighting game push a few months ago. He picked up SonicFox (MK/Injustice), Justin Wong (SFV), MKLeo (Smash 4), and both Saint and JDCR (Tekken).

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            July 16, 2017 2:35 PM

            I wonder if there's any money in it for the sponsor, how does it even work

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            July 16, 2017 2:36 PM

            You're forgetting about Tokido, Momochi (and chocoblanka and Julio)