That’s right, the upcoming 2v2 crossover fighter by Arc System Works that was announced during EVO 2017 will be playable for the very first time in upcoming conventions. Toshimichi Mori from Arc System Works took to the stage during the TGS (Tokyo Game Show) to talk about the upcoming fighter and show off some slides from the game. While nothing groundbreaking or really new was shown, the game is still one top of the lists of many gamers ever since first being shown a trailer during EVO. Towards the end of the presentation Mori announced that game will be playable in its current build within a few conventions this year. One of the conventions mentioned by Mori was New York Comic Con which is one of the biggest conventions in America. New York Comic Con is where a lot of big entertainment announcements are made as well as some of the biggest and newest games make an appearance to build up hype.
For the first time ever, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will be playable and it’s going to start with it’s debut in New York Comic Con which is only a few weeks away. While not much else is known in terms of roster size, or if any new characters will be debuting at the con it’s still very exciting. As of right now Arc System Works has confirmed that BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will be playable at the following conventions :
New York Comic Con. 10/5/2017 – 10/8/2017
RTX London. 10/14/2017 – 10/15/2017
South East Asia Major @ Gamestart 2017. 10/14/2017 – 10/15/2017
Arc Revolution Cup 2017. 10/21/2017
Arc System Works is arguably having the best year in fighting games with titles like Guilty Gear XRD and increasingly popular Dragon Ball FighterZ, it’s really hard to argue the fact that Arc System Works isn’t in the forefront of the FGC. BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will their first crossover 2v2 fighter and it’s already shaping up to be interesting. Combining characters from the BlazBlue Series, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth and RWBY there’s certainly a lot of potential there for the most intricate fighter to date. For the longest time the MvC and Capcom Vs games have been the staple for crossover fighters so it’ll be interesting to see if BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle handles differently than the two and what it borrows/improves on with it’s 2v2 formula.
This year we will have two staff members attending the convention, myself and Miguel from Toy Box. Fighting games are my passion and now that Arc System Works has announced this will be the first time the game will be playable I will tank my way through the crowds to get my hands on this game. Personally I will be covering the presence of both Arc System Works (hoping to see more of Dragon Ball FighterZ) and BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. During the convention Pixelated Rampage will be doing live updates of any announcements made as well as doing a few videos showing off gameplay footage and more. Make sure to check back in the upcoming weeks to see a full break down of Arc Systems new crossover fighter.