We’ve covered a few Aksys games here at Blend Games…some of them were good and others, well…I’ll just leave it at that. Anyway, their latest title, BlazBlue, is scheduled to pummel its way across the pond from the Eastern territories and into store shelves for North American gamers.
"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," states Michael Manzanares, Associate Producer, Aksys Games. "Once you play BB, you'll find it hard to go back to anything less."
The game features twelve hand-drawn fighters in HD quality (which probably means this game will probably control better than any 3D fighter for the entirety of 2009), special moves to beat the crap out of opponents called “Drive” attacks, and a soundtrack from Guilty Gears’ own Daisuke Ishiwatari.
You can check out the features and screenshots for the game below. For more information about BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, be sure to jog on by the Official Aksys Website. For more gaming news, updates and screenshots, be sure to stay tuned in with Blend Games.
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Features
• The First HD 2D Fighter from the Creators of the Guilty Gear Series!
Be prepared to be blinded by the awesomeness that is BlazBlue, with its stunning characters-each one animated with over 1800 frames of hand-drawn, high-definition sprites!
• Console-Exclusive Content!
Brand new music, animations, backgrounds, and a fully fleshed-out story mode have been made exclusively for the console release!
• Dual Language Support!
Experience the fully realized BlazBlue saga with fully-voiced dialogue in English or Japanese!
• Online Battle
Train your skills online through ranked and player battles. Create online lobbies where up to six players can battle each other or spectate from the sidelines to gauge their opponents!
• A Plethora of Defensive and Offensive Options at Your Disposal!
Take advantage of Barriers, Counter Assaults, Rapid Cancels, Barrier Bursts, Ukemi Tactics, Distortion Drives, and console-exclusive Astral Heat for all characters!