Nope, it ain't dead yet.
Mori promises BlazBlue 3 by the end of the year, so presumably this will be Continuum Shift's last update.
Updates to Extend:
(*is that even a word?)
Enhanced Story Mode: Relive and rediscover the events that took place in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger or venture forth into one of four all new story scenarios!
New and Revised Game Modes to Explore: Take on the strongest of foes in Unlimited Mars Mode, dungeoneer* your way to the bottom of Abyss Mode, or lead an army to victory in Legion Mode!
Fully Revised Combat System: All characters, new and old, have been thoroughly rebalanced and armed with all new strategies and combos to take your game to the top!
Improved Online Multiplayer: Battle it out in BlazBlue’s acclaimed online mode with all new multiplayer features, such as online team battles!
European / American Limited Edition Swag:
North American LE:
-Concept art card
We had an old thread
, but it's, uh, old, so I'm taking the initiative to update it a bit.
I was going to include full updates for each character, but reliable sources vary. I included Ragna's as a sample.
I may update if someone gives me some better resources.
Here's the most updated Tiers List as of recent:
Ragna The Bloodedge
"They'll never find your body."
Current Dustloop Assessment List: 1/23/12
S Rank: Ragna, Valkenhayn, Hakumen >> Arakune, Taokaka, Hazama
A Rank: Tager, Bang, Carl, Mu >> Relius, Noel, Platinum, Lambda
B Rank: Rachel, Litchi, Jin, Tsubaki, Makoto
Current JP BBS Assessment List: 1/23/12
S Rank: Ragna, Valkenhayn, Hakumen
A Rank: Arakune, Hazama, Tager, Taokaka, Bang, Carl
B Rank: Relius, Mu, Noel, Platinum, Lambda >> Rachel, Litchi, Jin
C Rank: Tsubaki, Makoto
Drive: Bloodedge, drains life from other players, can also up attack power at the cost of his life.
"That won't do, brother."
[+] j.C has a better hitbox on its lower side.
[+] 6B air hit now gives knockdown, can be picked up by normals and specials.
[+] Carnage Scissors now projectile invulnerable.
[+] 6D floats on hit.
[+] Forward/Back Throw are both special cancelable. Back Throw throws farther midscreen, but can still be followed up by specials, and wall bounds in the corner.
[+] j.D has more untechable time and floats on air Counter Hit.
[-] 22C now only gives 3-4 frame advantage. Can be followed up on Fatal Counter with 5A.
[-] Keri Age (214B -> 214D) now has a tighter window to be executed.
[-] Blood Kain combos are just about the same. Cooldown after activation extended.
[-] Dead Spike has further horizontal knockback on air hit.
[-] Tsuika (214A -> 214D) does not break primers anymore.
[-] Keri Age (214B -> 214D) does not break primers anymore.
Drive: Yukianasa, freezes opponents with ice(cars).
"Ragna The Bloodedge... YOU'RE stupid!"
Drive: Chain Revolver lets her loop attacks into combos with ease.
"Maybe another time."
Drive: Uses wind to move around characters and her assorted projectiles.
"I'll slice you to ribbons!"
Drive: Dancing Edge, dashes around the screen at high speed.
"THE POWER OF SCIENCE!"
Drive: Magnetic Gauntlets, he'll pull you in whether you like it or not.
"Now, stand up."
Drive: Matenbou, can switch between using her staff and not for two entirely different move sets.
"What is a man?"
Drive: Curse, builds a negative meter that adds hordes of insects to his combos.
"This is an ukemi!"
Drive: FuRinKaZan, uses counters to build up his meter and go into crazy fast mode.
(Also has nails. Lots of nails.)
Drive: Nirvana, controls his sister/puppet as a separate entity. Takes lots of practice.
"The end has come!"
Drive: Zanshin, absorbs attacks and instantly counters them.
Drive: Sword Summoner, creates blades out of thin air.
"I'll accept your sins."
Drive: Mugen, charges up to use powered up versions of special moves.
Got nerfed to all hell. Again.
"It's time for a little punishment."
Drive: Ouroboros, uses snakes to launch himself around the screen and grab onto opponents.
"I am Kusanagi, destroyer of all."
Drive: Steins Gunner, sets projectile lasers around the stage to zap and/or blast her opponents.
"The voices of a million squirrels call out to me! ...wait, they don't?"
Drive: Impact, adds to combos with high power strikes. (To the moon!)
Valkenyayn R Hellsing
"Now then, if you'll excuse me."
Drive: Werewolf, briefly changes into wolf form to move around the screen at high speeds and rend flesh with ease.
Platinum The Trinity
"Are you okay?"
Drive: Magical Symphony, switches between assorted magical weaponry, such as KITTY MISSILES.
"Spare the rod, spoil the child."
Drive: Detonator, uses Ignis to punctuate his attacks with extra powerful strikes.
Relius is worth it.
Oh yeah, and did I mention we get DLC ANNOUNCERS?
(No dubs, sorry.)
Now the fun stuff! I'll update as requested.
cj iwakura - cj_iwakura
AuburnTiger - Morningstar_PA
Vagrant Winds - vagrant_winds
See you on the 14th.