Although behind both North America and Europe, PQUBE Ltd and VR Distribution have released BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One in Australia. This marks the game’s first release on the newest generation of video game consoles, although does not completely exile those who have yet to make the generational jump.
Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extend is described as the “ultimate version” of Blazblue, and features a 30+ hour visual novel Story mode which includes new story chapters and recap segments. This potentially makes this instalment a decent starting point for newcomers who don’t wish to work their way through more than half a decade worth of games.
The story mode is complemented by a wealth of other single player modes including ‘Arcade Mode’, ‘Score Attack’, ‘Abyss Mode’, ‘Unlimited Mars’ and ‘Highlander Attack’; providing opportunities to try out all 28 playable characters. As with any fighting game nowadays, there is also an online mode to battle against other players, with cross-platform play supported between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions.