BlazBlue

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BlazBlue
Genres Fighting (main series)
Developers Arc System Works
Publishers Arc System Works (Japan)
Aksys Games (North America)
Zen United (Europe)
Platforms Arcade
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlayStation Portable
Microsoft Windows
Nintendo 3DS
PlayStation Vita
Platform of origin Arcade
Year of inception 2008
First release BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
November 19, 2008[1]
Latest release BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma
October 24, 2013
Official website blazblue.jp

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.[2]

Games[edit]

Games, by year and platform
Title Year Console PC Handheld
PS3 X360 Win PSP 3DS Vita
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

Main series[edit]

The series consists of the following main games:

Spin-offs[edit]

Spin-off titles present in the series:

Other media[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • BlazBlue: Phase 0 (2010)
  • BlazBlue: Phase Shift (2011–2012)
  • BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience (2014–)
  • BlazBlue (light novel) (2010–2014)

Manga[edit]

  • BlazBlue: Remix Heart (2012–2014)
  • BlazBlue: Chimelical Complex (2010–2011)
  • BlazBlue: Official Comics (2010–?)
  • BlazBlue (Monthly Dragon Age version, 2013)

Anime[edit]

Other[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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