The eagerly anticipated release of BlazBlue is almost here! It ships on the 30th of June (Tuesday) so most of us should be able to pick it up on Tuesday or Wednesday depending on your location. I watched a live feed of the game last night on Justin.TV and I am totally blown away. It’s the latest game from Aksys games, the makers of the Guilty Gear series, and it shows. It looks like a game where you can pull off some amazing looking stuff even if you are a casual player but if you really want to master it, there’s a tremendous amount of depth to each of the game’s 12 characters. IGN also gave it an astounding 9.4 (http://ps3.ign.com/articles/998/998859p1.html)!!
Also, I’m not usually a fan of pimping pre-ordering anything at Gamestop/EB but this time I’m going to. If you get the limited edition, which costs the same amount as the regular game but is only available on the first printing of the game, you get bonus disks which contain awesome goodies such as the game’s soundtrack and (a huge plus for me) a disk with tutorial videos from pro players to help you get used to the game! We want to support this game in the community because it’s just sick, so pick up a copy and start practicing!
Here’s some very basic info from Gamestop on the game.
- Over 10 unique combatants to choose from! Choose a character that represents your own fighting style, like the lightning-fast Taokaka or the wickedly powerful Tager.
- Drive your way to victory! Use the unique “Drive Attacks” specific to each character to decimate your opponent. Depending on the character, control the elements like wind and ice, or even absorb the life force from your opponents.
- A plethora of off ensive and defensive options at your disposal! Take advantage of Barriers, Counter Assaults, Rapid Cancels, and Distortion Drives to turn the tide of battle!