BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Launches June 5 in North America, 20 Characters Planned for DLC

Arc System Works has announced the release dates for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

The cross-franchise 2D fighting game will launch across PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Switch in Japan and Asia on May 31st, followed by a June 5th release in North America.

Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game shown at last year’s ASW Fighting Game Award.

Arc System Works also confirmed that Blake Belladonna from RWBY will be playable as DLC, and that 20 characters will be playable in the base game. However, they also confirmed 20 characters are planned for post-launch downloadable content.

The developer shared a list of its downloadable content schedule, which includes the aforementioned first DLC character, Blake Belladonna.

Here’s the full list:

  • DLC Character All-in-One Pack
  • DLC Character: Blake Belladonna
  • DLC Character Set Vol 1 [???] [???] [???]
  • DLC Character Set Vol 2 [???] [???] [???]
  • DLC Character Set Vol 3 [???] [???] [???]
  • DLC Character Set Vol 4 [???] [???] [???]
  • DLC Character Set Vol 5 [???] [???] [???]
  • DLC Character Set Vol 6 [???] [???] [???]
  • DLC Character: [???]

This means the game’s paid downloadable content schedule makes up for at least half of its roster. What are your thoughts on this type of release schedule? Sound off in the comments below!

Brandon Orselli


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