BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II is a sequel to BlazBlue: Continuum Shift that was originally released in Japanese arcades on December 9, 2010. In addition to gameplay balance tweaks, the game contains four characters that were not in the arcade version of the original Continuum Shift. Versions for both the PSP and 3DS were launched on May 31, 2011.
The new characters in Continuum Shift II were originally made available as DLC for the original Continuum Shift on the PS3 and Xbox 360. The console game has also received balance updates online that bring it in line with the gameplay of Continuum Shift II.
The following characters were not included in the original arcade release of Continuum Shift.
Of the four, only Mu-12 was included in the console releases of the original Continuum Shift. Makoto, Valkenhayn, and Platinum were all subsequently released as DLC. However, while the console versions of the characters cannot be used in most modes, all characters in Continuum Shift II are unlocked from the start and can be used in the majority of the game's content.