BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Will Have Downloadable Content

By Spencer . April 22, 2013 . 11:38pm

imageFamitsu has a few tidbits about BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma. The product page says the game will support 1-8 players, the eight players part will probably be for lobbies. The info box also says Chrono Phantasma will have downloadable content.

 

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift had three downloadable characters and unlocks for Unlimited Characters. Continuum Shift Extend had system voice packs with other characters like Makoto and Noel.

 

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be released for PlayStation 3 on October 24.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/Sardorim Richard Shiflett

    I don’t like DLC for fighting games as if they add in a new character for purchase than you must buy them or you’ll be at a severe disadvantage. There’s also the temptation to make DLC characters “better” or “broken”.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      How would you be at a disadvantage when if you buy the dlc character you would suck with them lol.

      • KingRuff

        The guy actually has a point, fighting games shouldn’t charge you for characters they add as DLC. Harada said it himself that it was a bad idea to do so during TTT2′s development. It actually can lead to DLC characters being cheap and unfair compared to other characters. When fighting games get balance patches, they base them off of player feedback generally. If only 100 people play a character in a game with thousands of players, that character could end up less balanced than the rest because it would have fewer complaints about its moveset. If nobody is complaining why would the developers waste their time changing anything?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Benjamin-Marrero/639815479 Benjamin Marrero

          well if the characters are made before the game is released it makes sense to be free. but if they make the character 3 months later, thats 20,000 frames of animation per character, so that cost money, then there is the voice acting….gotta pay for that, then the themesong….gotta pay for that. then tutorials and programming, someone must be paid for that.

          therefore if they didnt charge they wouldn’t gain anything from it

          • William Hsia

            except you know, announcing it before the game comes out makes that a moot argument.

          • Aisha Lee

            Coupled with the fact that 2-D animation actually takes up a good chunk of time to make.

        • Luna Kazemaru

          The thing is balance for Blazblue doesn’t come from console feedback it comes right from the arcades which gets the characters as an arcade update for free. As far as i know TTT2 doesn’t have an arcade version.

          • Alexander Marquis Starkey

            Hah, Japan doesn’t play TTT2 on consoles, they play it in the arcade. Japan had TTT2 long before America did.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            you do understand thats what the ‘as far as i know’ part of the comment was for right?

    • artemisthemp

      I remember TTT2 character been free

    • Duo Maxwell

      Sir, you wasn’t here when Platinum got released?
      Or you one of those that prefers to buy 3 version of the same game in 1 year?

      • TheExile285

        ???

        Continuum Shift = PS3/360
        Continuum Shift II = PSP/3DS
        Continuum Shift Extend = PSV/360/PS3

        Extend was supposed to be Vita only but they added so much that its basically the definitive version of game.

  • http://wanabrar.com Rei

    Wow didn’t see this coming….lol

  • heartless141

    Well, i actually don’t mind much when arksys do it. since the high quality and low quantity of the DLCs.

    just hope they don’t release an extend version without an update to the old versions.

  • Go2hell66

    Pretty sure they said yuki terumi will be dlc with the LE copies

    • cameron forsyth

      i heard it was a preorder bonus, although this sounds like someones idea of a joke. but whatever i’ll get the limited edition and preorder it regardless.

  • http://twitter.com/Orange_kun Orange

    Oh boy more voice and colour packs thank you for such great dlc that will be useless in the next update!

    • Ni

      if is going to be paid better be voice announcers and colors packs than new characters

  • Shariest

    *Crosses fingers*
    Good characters, good characters, good characters…

    • Astrotrain

      Celica and Kokonoe.

      • Shariest

        You read my thoughts at Kokonoe :3
        Was afraid to mention anyone specific :D

  • Luna Kazemaru

    will most likely be voice announcers

  • Crevox

    According to the director of this game, they wanted to try something new with regards to the online mode if they could get it to work. Something interesting.

    Wondering what it is.

  • artemisthemp

    omg I am so surprised by this.
    This is like the first Blazblue to have DLC #sarcasm

  • CrossZX

    I think I’ll just hold out until they release the Extend edition for that game. Bought the Collectors edition for Continuum Shift and ended up buying Extend anyway for all the DLC and extra content included

  • AAa

    ….Umm..question they add Kagura and Yuki(Not as hazama) for the home version…so this 3 dlc characters is a mystery right?

    • Herok♞

      it was referring to CS’s 3 dlc characters.

      • AAa

        oh i didnt see that sorry…

  • The Watcher

    I still don’t know why devs talk about paid DLC months before the game is released. To me it just like shooting yourself in the foot from because some people consumers won’t tolerate it and “may” not end up buying the game because of it.

    • Herok♞

      The article didn’t say payed so you made that assumption.

      • The Watcher

        When was the last time you seen Free BB dlc?

        • venomryu

          lets pry that they don’t cost 8 bucks again

          • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

            Well, seeing as the DLC for Extent costs $6 each…

        • Herok♞

          The balance patches but they don’t count, but it could be an extra mode or something, you never know

    • Mike Pureka

      Nonsense. People at large continue to buy DLC, therefore, companies continue to make it. Maybe some people whine on the internet (as if not releasing DLC would change THAT) but when the time comes to vote with their wallet, those same people step right up and say “Oooh, that character is awesome, please take my money.”

      They’re not chasing anyone away, plus, anyone with half a brain would have rightly postulated that the game would have DLC anyway.

      • http://www.ihasnowebsitez.com Satonaka CP-Four

        Nah, i think what he meant was that it sorta sounds like they’re already making DLC stuff (come on u knows its characters) for the game when console versions aren’t even out yet, which sorta sounds like an announcement that should come AFTER. Furthermore, it’s making it sound like “Yeah, they’ll be ready at release, but 1. we’re gona make u wait for them so they not ‘ready-ready’ at release and 2. so we can charge you the yens for them, dollars are ok too :P”

        • Mike Pureka

          If that’s what it sounds like, then you don’t really understand how DLC works. -_-

          You HAVE TO plan to have DLC. You can’t just after the fact say “Oh, we’re gonna release some new characters.”

  • Herok♞

    Well if its new characters I wouldn’t mind since skullgirls just showed us how expensive they are to make for 2D games.

    • Astrotrain

      That’s right.

  • TheExile285

    I hope they announce some more console releases. I want a Vita version but I might pick this up for both if they give us both.

  • Yuriangels

    will i hope there new character too!

  • Aisha Lee

    Really don’t have to much of a problem with this (seeing how we’re getting 6 new characters at launch). Heck hope we do get extra dlc characters and make it a even 10.

  • Freud_Hater

    Is anybody surprised? I mean, honestly?

    • Mr_SP

      Of course not. Honestly.

    • Mike Pureka

      Why would we be surprised? This is such non-news that it’s not even worth asking if you’re surprised.

  • lozffvii

    Anybody else going to wait for the EXTEND edition? ^_^;

    • Natat

      No way, I like to keep being competitive on my fighting games at all times. If there’s a rebalanced Extend edition months after Chronophantasma, I would gladly get that one as well.

      • lozffvii

        Yeah, I’m not that competitive.
        I got burned, not once, but twice with Continuum Shift:
        I completed the story 100% and was considering getting the DLC chars when suddenly, CS2 was announced WITH THE DLC CHARS ALREADY ON THE DISC.
        I got about 50% through the story of CS2 (playing it on-and-off) when CS:Extend was announced WITH ANOTHER CHARACTER ON THE DISC AND ALL DLC CHARACTERS HAVE THEIR OWN STORY MODE.
        I was like “F*ck off, Arc System Works, f*ck off.”

        I will (probably) buy CS:Extend sometime in the future, but right now I’ve got too many other games to finish.
        I may even end up buying CP:Extend BEFORE CS:Extend.

        • Ni

          CS 2 was a downloadable update though

          • lozffvii

            Really? I don’t remember seeing anything of the sort…
            But then it’s been a while since I’ve been on XBLA.
            Or even my XBox 360 for that matter…

          • Natat

            It was an automatic free update for the PS3/360 CS1 disc.

          • lozffvii

            F*ck.
            Does this count as being burned again? Or should I just drop the subject matter?

          • http://www.facebook.com/jason.clark.3914 Jason Clark

            It was a free update, but the 3 dlc characters were not included

          • Ni

            Yeah, only the psp and the 3ds version was a retail. Extend was the only rerelease of the CS for the home consoles

        • XiaomuArisu

          CS2 is psp
          CS1 is ps3
          How did you get burned?

          • lozffvii

            The logic is:
            I bought what I thought was going to be the full game only to find out that a couple of months later a ‘more complete’ version was going to be released. The console doesn’t matter.

          • XiaomuArisu

            It does.
            One version is the HD Homeconsole version.
            The other is a non HD Handheld version.
            Its like getting Pokemon Red and complaining that they made Pokemon Stadium.

          • lozffvii

            Except Stadium was an entirely different game anyway.

            It doesn’t matter anymore in any case, as I’ve been fairly soundly put in my place below.

          • XiaomuArisu

            XD
            Looks like a Astral Finish!

          • Herok♞

            then you bought CS really late because the first edition for consoles came out in 2010 and 2 years later is when extend came out.

        • Luna Kazemaru

          I still can’t help but find it funny people kept saying they got burned with CS2 on the console when it was a fucking free update but lol ok.

        • Vash bane

          I have to agree with this

    • Göran Isacson

      Preeetty much. I may like my fightan games, but I like my wallet even more.

      • Vash bane

        lolz read my mind

  • Natat

    Well this comes as a shock to no one, I’m pretty sure. I just hope it’s simply some extra colors and announcer packs.

  • ZekeFreek

    BREAKING NEWS

    • RichyGaming

      And on further news, Prinnies will be making an appearance in the next Disgaea title!

      • http://www.ihasnowebsitez.com Satonaka CP-Four

        Also The Next Atelier game will focus on Alchemy :O!

        • ZekeFreek

          SO MANY SHOCKING TWISTS!

  • FFmax

    Wow just wow, announcing DLC before the damn game is even released. That is so shady.

    • Aisha Lee

      Because Arcsys is the only company that has ever done this before. That and we don’t even know what the DLC is.

      • FFmax

        Yeah they’re not only companies doing this stuff but that doesn’t mean I should accept this. The game is months away, why are they announcing DLC in the first place? They’re basically saying that they are witholding stuff from players just to make a quick buck. It’s ridiculous how exploitable DLC has become these recent years.

        • Aisha Lee

          I can understand that some companies try to pull of with some pretty shady stuff when it comes to DLC but not every company is out trying to scam customers out of their money (TTT2 comes to mind). Also we have little to no info on what the DLC could possible be. Sure it could be more characters(don’t really have a problem with that because 2D sprites take a lot of time and money to make) or it could just be color packs or voice announcers like other people mentioned which has little to no effect on the main game.

        • Astrotrain

          How do you know they are “witholding stuff”? Remember that one of this 2D HD characters takes like 3 -4 months to make it.

        • Brandonmkii

          If it’s something they never intended to be with the main game in the first place, it’s not being withheld I suppose. If the main game isn’t worth the asking price I’d be a little mad. But that’s up to each individual buyer.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      > doesn’t know what the dlc is

      going to call it shady but ok

  • Neppygear

    Wow, I am shocked. SHOCKED AND APPALLED!

    But, really, this was obvious.

  • MrTyrant

    The dlc are not a problem (if they aren’t that much) but for me the main problem is the eventually “extended” version that will come after with every dlc + extras.

    • Vash bane

      one of the main reasons people wont buy the game at first and will just lurk and wait

  • http://twitter.com/Zepht Z

    I will wait for complete edition

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000172099718 Dominic Hunter

    So does this mean I should just wait for the “ultimate extend” edition with all the DLC?

    • Herok♞

      No the original CS came out in July of 2010 and then Extend came out in Feb 2012, so you won’t end up in a MvC3 situation where the game comes out in Feb and then the remake in November.

      • Edzo04

        dont forget about cs2

        • Luna Kazemaru

          cs2 was a patch so idk why you all keep figgin counting this.

          • Edzo04

            and yet was released as a retail game

          • Darryl Hamlin

            released as a retail game for consoles that didn’t have the first CS*

  • Genesis

    I hope they at least make a psvita or 3ds remke

  • http://www.youtube.com/Lyonharvestmoonfan Eduardo Rocha

    Please… give us Kokonoe and Jubei… please!

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