Blazblue 3 confirmed to be in development!

#1 Edited by el_tajij (711 posts) -

 
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-03-10-new-360-ps3-blazblue-in-development
 
Just saw this! Oh man, does this mean Platinum is being held back for PS3 + XBOX360 for this sequel? Will it be a total overhaul altogether? SO MANY QUESTIONS, but I certainly need to haul ass and finish the story for Continuum shift!
 
Also, being in Europe and considering Continuum shift only came out here three months ago (with Calamity Trigger also only coming out 7 months before that) it feels REALLY soon, but I forget Blazblue has been with us since '09!
 
As long as they don't cut Makoto from the roster - I'll be happy!
 
(Edited for grammar and the occasional non-nonsensical sentence.)

#2 Posted by Icemael (6320 posts) -

Fuck yes!

#3 Posted by Hailinel (24721 posts) -

This is excellent news.

#4 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10999 posts) -

Wait, 3? I didn't even know they made a second one! 

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#5 Posted by JJOR64 (18989 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
" Wait, 3? I didn't even know they made a second one!  "
Continuum Shift is basically BB 2
#6 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

Lol, i still havent played the first one yet, well actually tecnically i have, but it was literally for like a minute!

#7 Posted by el_tajij (711 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan:  Yeah I kind of went ahead and called it 3 for dramatic effect. Although I guess i'd call CS + CS2 "Blazblue 2" since it does play pretty differently to Calamity Trigger.
 
@Sayishere:  Your missing out dude!
#8 Posted by JoyfullOFrockets (1177 posts) -

Wow, weird reading this having just finished the True Ending in Calamity Trigger. Sign me up, bro.

#9 Posted by Icemael (6320 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
" Wait, 3? I didn't even know they made a second one!  "
Well, it's more like Continuum Shift was BlazBlue Champion Edition, Continuum Shift 2 was BlazBlue Hyper Fighting, and this upcoming one will be Super BlazBlue.
#10 Posted by ESREVER (2689 posts) -
@JoyfullOFrockets said:
" Wow, weird reading this having just finished the True Ending in Calamity Trigger. Sign me up, bro. "
Now go get the True Ending for Continuum Shift! 
 
This is great news! I knew this was gonna be a thing because of the final episode of Teach Me, Ms. Litchi. But its still great to hear it confirmed. 
Going to be interesting to see which direction they take their story in.  The fate of some characters are kind of in question thanks to that ending. 
Love the BB series. Nothin' bad better happen to Noel. She better be playable still D: 
 
Hmm, that article says Arcana Hearts 3 is getting a June retail release in Europe. But I read from somewhere that AH3 would be getting a early April release for the US PSN. Wonder why Europe is getting a boxed version and we don't.
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#11 Posted by DocHaus (1331 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" @MooseyMcMan said:
" Wait, 3? I didn't even know they made a second one!  "
Well, it's more like Continuum Shift was BlazBlue Champion Edition, Continuum Shift 2 was BlazBlue Hyper Fighting, and this upcoming one will be Super BlazBlue. "
So when they inevitably patch BlazBlue 3 it will be like Super Turbo? Hey, a guy can dream.
#12 Edited by iDarktread (1206 posts) -

I'm confused. Where's console BBCS2?

#13 Posted by Skald (4367 posts) -

I might've cared if Mortal Kombat didn't look so damn good right now.

#14 Posted by el_tajij (711 posts) -
@extremeradical: Word on Mortal Kombat, but I can't imagine this game will come out until at least 2012 - considering CS2 is being released soon. I think it's likely to be a full sequel.
#15 Posted by Ghost249 (250 posts) -

sweet. Another BB game to get XD
loved both of them, and hopefully the BB:CS2 patch for console will keep me entertained IF it ever is released until BB3.
BlazBlue BONZAI

#16 Posted by mwng (934 posts) -

Best get making another wiki.
 
I best get my 6C back too...

#17 Posted by JoyfullOFrockets (1177 posts) -

Hope we get that crazy cat guy in mwng's avatar as a playable character. Or is he already in CS/CS2?

#18 Posted by mwng (934 posts) -
@JoyfullOFrockets: He is if you astral as Tao, which I try to... CONSTANTLY.
#19 Posted by JoyfullOFrockets (1177 posts) -

Well that's not enough. We need him full time!

#20 Posted by el_tajij (711 posts) -
#21 Posted by Daveyo520 (6745 posts) -

There was a 2?

#22 Edited by shakashuri (44 posts) -

Yes fantastic news a story and arcade mode for Makoto Valkenhayn and Platinum  would be a great addition, I just hope Arc don't make as many sequels as Guilty Gear X had :)

#23 Posted by CmdrSheppard (202 posts) -

Sweet

#24 Posted by el_tajij (711 posts) -
@shakashuri: I was kinda bummed they didn't have an Arcade mode for Makoto and Valkenhayn (I understand why they didn't have story and both played a pretty good part). From the sounds of that interview they want to try and stay away from the esoteric craziness that dominated guilty gear games; although they don't seem to be doing a great job with Calamity trigger, continuum shift and now CS2 coming out since they'll basically have three versions of what is essentially the same game out (as can be seen from all the 'there's a 2' posts here)!
#25 Posted by mwng (934 posts) -
@el_tajij: I'd argue there were some pretty big mechanic changes from CT to CS, and CS 2 is really just a balance patch more than a whole new game.
#26 Edited by el_tajij (711 posts) -
@mwng: Ah yeah sorry, I guess I need to clarify - I meant to say 'what is essentially three versions of the same game in the eyes of the public'. For example I could totally forgive anyone who say, saw all three versions on a store shelf and be confused about the differences because it really isn't that clear cut. Although personally I feel it kind of adds to the charm of the series, it kind of goes against what they were saying in that interview about trying to make it more accessible - it seems right off the bat it's kind of grey about what they consider sequels and what are updates and such. Like for example, someone with a PSP and a PS3 might go - "Oh well I'm not gonna buy Continuum shift for my PS3 if CS2 is out soon for the PSP!" - when really the console versions are practically going to become CS2 with the next patch and release of Platinum.
 
Maybe it's just cause here in the UK, I still see more copies of Calamity Trigger around than I do Continuum Shift so it just seems a bit of a mess. :D
 
I totally agree though, when you get down to actually playing it - Continuum shift feels tooootally different to Calamity Trigger.
#27 Posted by AuthenticM (3724 posts) -

I bet they are going to call it BlazBlue 2.

#28 Posted by mwng (934 posts) -

My money goes on Blazblu3... yeah?

#29 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2054 posts) -

I'll play it probably.

#30 Posted by ESREVER (2689 posts) -

My money is still on BlazBlue: CR. 
What CR stands for... remains to be seen. 
 
(CT: Calamity Trigger, CS: Continuum Shift, CR: C____ R____)

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#31 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" This is excellent news. "
#32 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@ESREVER said:
" My money is still on BlazBlue: CR. What CR stands for... remains to be seen.  (CT: Calamity Trigger, CS: Continuum Shift, CR: C____ R____) "
 BB constant rift!
#33 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

Oh, cool. I've had tons of fun playing Continuum Shift at a friend's house.

#34 Posted by el_tajij (711 posts) -
@scarace360: With Arc's love of heavy metal and guitars I'm gonna go with Blazblue: Constant RIFF!
#35 Posted by animateria (3253 posts) -

In other news... BB3 will be withholding a bunch of characters for DLC. 
 
$7.99 a pop. 
 
And then the PSP version will be the complete version with everything in it.... 

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