The fighting genre has seen quite the rejuvenation this generation, hasn't it? From Soul Calibur IV to Street Fighter IV to some excellent old-school throwbacks on the PSN and XBLA, it's a category that has suddenly found new life.
And here comes another: it's a huge arcade sensation in Japan and it's bound to satisfy the hardcore fighter fan in all veteran gamers. The game is called BlazBlue: Calamity , and it's scheduled to arrive on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this summer. Arc System Works, responsible for the critically acclaimed Guilty Gear franchise, is at the helm for BlazBlue , and that's most encouraging. The upcoming 2D fighter will feature "extraordinarily detailed, hand-drawn character in true high-definition glory," a "hard-hitting rock soundtrack composed by famed Guilty Gear creator, Daisuke Ishiwatari," and oh yes, console exclusive content! Said Michael Manzanares, Aksys Games Associate Producer:
"As the spiritual successor to the Guilty Gear series, BlazBlue pushes the 2D fighting game genre by introducing intuitive system mechanics with beautiful 2D animation and gorgeous 3D backgrounds. Once you play BB, you'll find it hard to go back to anything
As additional bonuses, the fighter will boast dual language support and online battles where as many as 6 players can join up at once to experience the blazin' fast multiplayer fun. Fighting fans everywhere won't be able to pass up BlazBlue: Calamity this summer; as soon as we receive a solidified release date, we'll relay the info. Until then, keep those reflexes honed!
Related Game(s): BlazBlue: Calamity