You know Arc System Works for their wildly colorful, hardcore fighting franchises like BlazBlue and Guilty Gear . But now, the developer is expanding and trying something new.

As reported by Japanese site 4Gamer , Arc System Works is currently working on a game called Xblaze; although similar in style, it's not a fighter.

It's the first title in an apparent adventure series, and it's set to arrive in Winter 2012. All we have to go on is a slideshow presentation, which was shown at the end of the BlazBlue Continuum Shift 2 national tournament. It appears the plot will be tied to BlazBlue in some way, and there's a picture of one of the anime characters. We're not sure of the platforms just yet and we really need to see some gameplay info, but it's still an interesting idea. The only question is whether or not these guys can handle a new genre…

Sometimes, it's just best to stick with what you know. Other times, a talented developer should experiment.

Related Game(s): Xblaze

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Ninja_WafflesXD
Ninja_WafflesXD
9 years ago

Ooohhhh! This has me VERY interested 🙂

DIsmael85
DIsmael85
9 years ago

I am sold already. 😀

Looking Glass
Looking Glass
9 years ago

I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one.

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
9 years ago

This is gonna be good. I love the blazblue series and im sure they can pull this off well.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

is it 2d?

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
9 years ago

Didn't you know? The creator himself Toshimichi Mori announced that as well: "(we) know this user on (playstation fansite) PSXextreme named The WorldEndsWithMe, we wanted to make the game 2D just to spite him."

/sarcasm
Being serious though, it's most likely 2D.

Looking Glass
Looking Glass
9 years ago

Probably. Arc System Works has been doing 2D for quite a while so it does stand to reason.

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

I read somewhere on andriasang site that someone had asked if these guys would ever do and rpg. I believe they responded with, "before we think about doing and rpg , we'd first think of doing an action adventure title". Or at least something along those lines.

I never tried Blazeblue but from what I took from it, it was a fighter that was heavily story based.

Looking Glass
Looking Glass
9 years ago

It is. When I tried Blazblue I was quite impressed. I think it's safe to say that Blazblue puts more emphasis on story and characters than any other fighting game franchise in existence.

___________
___________
9 years ago

sounds really interesting!
theres allot of people out there that dont like fighting games but love adventure types of games so there much better off branching into that.
one thing ive always been surprised by is the lack of fighting types of adventure games.
games like mortal kombat shaolin monks.
that was one of the best MK games ever made, and one of the best games to turn a fighting game into a more open world adventure game experience!
i wish more games would do this its a much more fun and interesting way to play games over the old boring arcade systems.

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

Ahh! Memories of playing Super Double Dragon on my Super NES.

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