|Genres||Fighting (main series)|
|Developers||Arc System Works|
|Publishers||Arc System Works (Japan)
Aksys Games (North America)
Zen United (Europe)
|Platform of origin||Arcade|
|Year of inception||2008|
|First release||BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
November 19, 2008
|Latest release||BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma
October 24, 2013
BlazBlue (ブレイブルー Bureiburū?) is a fighting game series developed and published in Japan by Arc System Works, and later localized in North America by Aksys Games and in Europe by Zen United. An anime adaptation aired in the fall of 2013. The BlazBlue series has sold 1.7 million games as of August 2012.
|BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger||2008||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|BlazBlue: Continuum Shift||2009||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II||2010||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend||2011||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma||2012||Yes||No||No||No||No||Yes|
The series consists of the following main games:
- BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (BBCT) - (Arcade, PS3, 360) - (2008) - (PSP, PC) - (2010)
- BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (BBCS) - (Arcade) - (2009) - (PS3, 360) - (2010)
- BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (BBCP) - (Arcade) - (2012) - (PS3) - (2013) - (PSVita) - (2014)
Spin-off titles present in the series:
- BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale - (DSiWare) - (2010)
- BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma - (3DS eShop) - (2012)
- Xblaze Code: Embryo - (PS3, PSVita) - (2013)
- BlazBlue: Phase 0 (2010)
- BlazBlue: Phase Shift (2011–2012)
- BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience (2014–)
- BlazBlue (light novel) (2010–2014)
- BlazBlue: Remix Heart (2012–2014)
- BlazBlue: Chimelical Complex (2010–2011)
- BlazBlue: Official Comics (2010–?)
- BlazBlue (Monthly Dragon Age version, 2013)
- BlazBlue Alter Memory (2013)
- An official radio show, BuruRaji (ぶるらじ, contraction of "BlueRadio"?), was produced and aired on Nico Nico Douga, featuring the antics of the game's voice actors through chibi versions of their characters, in the same style as the Teach Me, Miss Litchi! game segments.
- An official yonkoma gag manga series, BuruMan (ぶるまん, contraction of "BlueManga"?), has been published infrequently on the official website.
- Two comedic audio dramas have also been produced, titled BuruDora (ぶるどら, contraction of "BlueDrama"?). A light novel based on the game and written by Mako Komao, titled BlazBlue: Phase 0, was published by Fujimi Shobo; it is set before the Calamity Trigger storyline.
Events and merchandise
Two official events have been held in Japan in June 2009 and February 2010, called BuruFesu 2009: Riot Summer (ぶるふぇす 2009 -Riot Summer-?) and BuruFesu: Spring Raid (ぶるふぇす -Spring Raid-?) (contraction of "BlueFestival"), respectively. A variety of other merchandise, including posters, artbooks, apparel, and figurines, has also been produced.