Will this include all the story scenes from Calamity Trigger?

#1 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

I've played a tad bit of BB in the past, and was wondering if I'll be completely out of the loop in BBCS Extend's storyline, or if it includes the storyline from Calamity Trigger as well?

...basically, should I start youtube all the story scenes from CT?

#2 Posted by mwng (942 posts) -
@RainVillain: Out of the loop? After playing both games stories to completion, I'M out of the loop...
 
"Arc System Works Europe and PQube have announced that BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend will include the original ‘Calamity Trigger’ storyline – giving Extend the complete BlazBlue story to date.
 
Good luck deciphering it though!
#3 Posted by SpaceRunaway (869 posts) -

So, I was going to ask this, but then just looked it up for myself:
If anyone was worried, Continuum Shift Extend features all of the content from Continuum Shift 2.
 
Really, all I want is Makoto's storyline...

#4 Edited by DocHaus (1335 posts) -

@RainVillain:

It will include "updated" storylines for both games, so it'll help but it won't have the exact scenes from Calamity Trigger.

If you want a truncated version of the main story from CT I have copy-pasted this from a guide I wrote on this site for CS.

Once upon a time, there was an evil being called the Black Beast, a magical creature with multiple heads that terrorized the world. Conventional weapons and even nuclear bombs were powerless to stop it. Then one day, a small group calling themselves The Six Heroes [dun-d-d-DUNNNNNNN] stepped forth, invented magic and saved the day by slaughtering the Black Beast! YAY! Of course, when they finally took down the monster, it had already destroyed quite a bit of the world, and cutting off its various heads resulted in the beast spilling seithr around the parts that hadn't been spoiled. Think of seithr as a magical version of crude oil: it can be refined and harnessed for magical uses and even powers quite a few machines in BlazBlue's world of today. However, too much of it at once can apparently cause you to go insane and/or die.

Fast-forward several decades. After the Black Beast is dead, a group that would later be called The Library decides to govern what's left of civilization, and they heavily regulate how this seithr and the Ars Magus (the magical things you can do with seithr) can be used. Most people accept their rule, but at some point, one of the hierarchical cities named Ikaruga formed a union with those who did not like the way The Library is running things, and they sparked a civil war. Ikaruga fights valiantly, but the rebellion is instantly wiped out thanks to the Hero of Ikaruga, Major Jin Kisaragi, who bravely cut off the head of their leader! Though in reality, it was a (magical) sattelite laser cannon named Take-Mikazuchi that blew the crap out of Ikaruga. Also, Jin did end up freezing their leader Lord Tenjo in a block of ice. The survivors ended up fleeing to other cities, and the exist mostly as ronin now (including Bang).

A few years later, there's a rumor that a total badass called Ragna the Bloodedge, a.k.a. " Shinigami/the Grim Reaper" (depends on your language), is wiping out main branches of the Library in other cities one by one. And now Ragna has set his sights on Kagutsuchi, where the majority of CT (and CS, probably) takes place. The Library has posted a giant bounty on him that causes everyone to crawl out of the woodwork to hunt him down. Some want the massive reward, others want the Azure Grimoire that he is rumored to hold within his right hand, one of the most powerful Armagus out there, if not THE most powerful.

There's a lot more shit that I don't feel like getting into here, though you can read each character's wiki page here (disclaimer: I've done some work on them) for their individual stories or I might talk about them later if I'm feeling particularly bored. Basically, everyone's story is technically true except for the fact that there's one common factor to all of them: in the end, v-13 stabs Ragna and drags him with her into a magical Cauldron buried deep within the Library, forming the Black Beast which then somehow gets transported back into the past thanks to the aforementioned satellite laser cannon that hits the Cauldron at the same time, thus erasing the events from history over and over and over...until the True Ending pops up.

In the True Ending, Noel saves Ragna from falling into the Cauldron with v-13, Ragna discovers that she is a clone/image/whatever of his supposedly dead sister Saya, and Rachel pops up to say that Noel actually has the real Azure Grimoire while he and v-13 only have fragments of it. Then she activates the Tsukiyomi Unit, a giant magical shield that blocks the satellite laser from destroying everything again. However, it turns out that this was planned by the evil Terumi, who kept manipulating events and continuing the time loop until he could acquire the True Azure Grimoire through Noel's gaze (don't ask me how, he just did). Once he gets it, he beats up Ragna a little, then escapes to continue the next part of his evil plan. In the epilogue, he uses his identity as Hazama to conscript Tsubaki, another graduate of The Library's military academy, to hunt down Jin and Noel for treason against The Library, forcing Tsubaki to juggle her friendship to them and her duty to her superiors.

...or you could just look up the youtubes I guess.

@SpaceRunaway: Makoto's story as I remember it from CS was pretty simple: she was a graduate from the NOL in the same class as Jin, Noel, Carl and Tsubaki. Despite seeming stupid she is actually kind of smart, working as a double-agent for Sector Seven and feeding them info while keeping her cover as an NOL intelligence officer. After seeing how the Library was treating Noel and/or Jin she bolted and decided to help fight against the Library.

Granted, now that she's a playable character with her own storyline they might just retcon everything I said. But who knows?

#5 Posted by SpaceRunaway (869 posts) -
@DocHaus
No, I mean, I know what her "story" is, but I want to play through her story.  Basically all I'm asking for is a Makoto centric visual novel.
#6 Posted by xtafxfoulfellow (82 posts) -

It does contain an updated and much better written version of the CT storyline

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