Arcade Update Adds Relius Clover To BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II

By Spencer . July 27, 2011 . 2:40am

reliusArc System Works has an update planned for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II that turns Relius Clover into a playable character. Like his son Carl, Relius also controls puppets in battle. Specific details about how the two characters differ have not been released. Arc System Works also plan to fine tune game balance with this update


Arcade players can look forward to a new version of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II this winter. Location testing will begin on August 11 at Hey in Akihabara.

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  • I knew this was going to happen, sooner or later!

  • AnimeRemix

    I’m so glad to know another character will be playable! Hmm… A new version of CS2? Does that mean that everyone who owns CS on PS3/360 will get another patch that gives us the fine tune game balance and Relius Clover? 

    • I hope that’s what’s gonna happen, at least. Though I don’t think we’ll be getting him for free…

      • HistorysGreatestMonster

        No, I’m positive if we do get him, he’ll be another $8.

  • Draparde

    …. Interesting….so Relius will become playable hm?……..i see…. yes….

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    So essentially, he will also make his way to CS2 Plus for the Vita? I don’t see why it wouldn’t happen. I wonder how he plays different from Carl and who his doll is made from…

    • acording to bbcs story his doll is made from Carl’s mother, would be good if it was ready for PSP vita and the vita version had online play with the ps3 users also

      • mikanko

        Yeah it was alluded to that the PS3 and Vita versions would be compatible in online play, so I’m hoping this means he’ll be dlc.  Kinda surprised because I thought I remember them saying Kokonoe was probably going to be the next playable character.

  • Meh, I’m not impressed. Never was a fan of Carl. So I doubt I’d be a fan of Carl Sr.

  • Do not want.
    I would prefer Jubei, Kokonoe or Torakaka

  • Gonna be interesting to see how he’s gonna be different compared to Carl… and please let Noel stay top tier lol.

  • Fayharn

    Finally can kick his ass! No offense, I just want to do that!

  • Can we also get a rebalance? 

    I stopped playing because Tager is still awful, and the game was just Corner combos: the game.

    • mikanko

      I have the feeling that even with a balance update Tager will still be at the bottom.  Online people that don’t know how to play a matchup will still get destroyed and complain he does too much damage instead of realizing they shouldn’t sit in front of his face. :|

      • I can still dream… That one day, Tager shall be mid tier ;_;

        • Tager still gives me the most trouble since I suck against with grapplers  in every game ;_;

        • mikanko

  Replace the word cookie with Tager and I think you have an accurate representation of Mori’s thoughts on Tager’s tier listing. =(

  • How about you just make the 3rd game and implement them into the story already x_x

    • I think I kinda like it better this way. BB:CS is having a longer console lifetime thanks to this.

      • I agree but having a character not available in all the modes and doesn’t have their own story arc “yet” is kinda annoying is all :(.

  • cmurph666

    No Jubei yet~!?

    • HistorysGreatestMonster

      The more I think of it, the more I think there’s no possible way to make Jubei not either broken or disappointing, considering how he’s been played up in the story. He’d make for a great SNK-styled boss, but as a playable character, they’ve written themselves into a bit of a corner.

      • ForeverFidelis

         There’s always ways around that. Hakumen for example, is said to be using only 20% of his power during normal fights.

      • he is not so powerfull anymore, in story you see him pretty hurt because of a fight with Relius, and he is old like Valk

  • AJ

    Relius?  Seriously?  I thought they were hyping up Kokonoe or something.  She was the most voted…right after Jubei on Facebook.  She was overhyped at one Arc System panel/tournament/Q&A.  This is very strange.  But whatever, more characters, the better.

    • Due to “LOL PLOT” somewhere they said they may not ever make Jubei playable because he so strong. Im not kidding.

      • Actually through the storline Jubei  mentions to Hakumen  was wounded by magic,unable to fight at his full potentiall as is Hakumen so he is not so powerfull during the ative timeline, and well Kokonoe I don`t see her as much of a fighter unless they pull a TronBron Esk style of play

        • BadenBadenPrinny

          Exactly, I don’t see why Kokonoe should be made playable unless she has Tager and Lambda assists

        • Code

          If Carl can fight with puppets, they can make a conceivable fighting style for Kokonoe, I’m sure. She’s a scientist, it’s her job to get creative >w<; Plus she is the only non-playable character so far that actually have had an official battle portrait done. I don't know odds seem in favor of her, and Jubei will end up playable.

          I think that statement about Jubei not ever being playable, probably won’t hold out. Especially given how much his character has developed between the time of that statement and BBCSII, as well as his popularity. Hell even in BBCS they even tip off the notion he might be playable in the “next game” >w<'

  • I actually wouldn’t mind this if they did with him what they should have done with Carl.
    Make him a darkened figure in the background, while the player actually controls his puppet.

  • Vyrhn

    lol i can’t even play carl

  • Code

    rar, good owo; Although I don’t like Relius, I’m glad to see ASW is starting to make plans for there next moves with the series. rar, but I’m REALLY hoping we FINALLY see playable Jubei owo~! He’s like the number one character I wanna play T3T~!

  • So there’s not going to be a BlazBlue 3 this year too? Continuum Shift is the new Guilty Gear XX! They better have him as DLC for the PS3 version.

  • Thought they wait to add him in in BB3 but this is cool i guess, not that big on BlazBlue but i’m interested to see how he will play.  Sure it will be similar to Carl but of course they’ll have to make it different in a way


  • Tokom23

    THE MYSTERY CHARACTER FINALLY FIGHTS!!! Must……get……loved….Carl……want……

  • Code

    Also just because didn’t see a link here to the scan, you can see the scan here for his reveal >w>~!

  • Souji Tendou

    Aksys no, you’ve become the new Crapcom. Just……. no. -_-

  • BadenBadenPrinny

    Am I the only one thinking of child abuse jokes? -_-

  • Kris

    I’m hyped. I love CSII, so anything that gives it more life makes me happy!

  • Schwer_Muta

    I’m cool with dropping eight bucks to punch this dude in the face

  • Rafa_Zetafius

    Please Arcsys, add Kokonoe!
    Since Nine is gone, she’s the only character that can use pure magic (or phantom)

  • KyoyaHibari

    I hope he comes to console, I like his design, he seems like an interesting addition.

  • I would rather play as Kokonoe, Jubei, Nine, or Saya than to play as this son of a bitch, who I really hate in the deepest inner core of my heart when I played the Story Mode of BlazBlue Continuum Shift and wouldn’t care if he got what he deserves by being turned into a puppet by someone just like he did to Carl’s sister and to his own freakin’ wife *breathes heavily*……but this is still cool. :3

  • RagnaXBL

    No, this game needs more loli characters!

  • PrinceHeir

    will wait for the Console DLC :D

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