BlazBlue Director Details Chrono Phantasma’s Two New Characters

By Sato . April 24, 2013 . 11:20am

The topic of a recent Arc System Works interview with Famitsu was the two new characters in BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Kagura Mutsuki and Yuki Terumi. BlazBlue director Toshimichi Mori talked about their fighting styles and what sets them apart from the rest of the characters.

 

Kagura Mutsuki will be a new character making his first appearance on the console version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma. Mutsuki was actually mentioned by name in the arcade version of the game. According to Mori, Kagura is a character with a positive personality, which he stated is lacking in the BlazBlue series.

 

Kagura will have an interesting role and story behind his character, as Mori believes that he is a straight-forward and cool character, and expects him to be well received by fans.

 

As far as fighting style goes, he will be the first BlazBlue character with all of his special attacks being performed by holding commands. They will all consist of projectiles and anti-air attacks and he will use his giant sword for regular attacks. Not only does it make Kagura a rather beginner-friendly character, but also ideal to use against speedy or aerial-focused opponents with his projectiles and long reach.

 

Kagura’s Overdrive skills will be all about stances. It will vary according to his positions such as standing, mid-air or crouching, and can perform various attacks during activation. However, due to Kagura being a character that is heavy on holding-type moves, his weakness will be a lack of mobility compared to speedy characters.

 

Meanwhile, Yuki Terumi is going to have a key role in BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma’s story, which Mori didn’t want to touch on, as he believes it would spoil the story for fans. As we all know, Terumi is a separate persona of Hazama, and will have his own move set. They both look alike, but their play style will be different.

 

The concept behind Terumi is to have him be a flashy character who can constantly use Distortion Drives. Due to Distortion Drives using up the Heat Gauge, Terumi’s style will allow him to accumulate it easily. Rapid Cancel and Crush Trigger will also use up Heat Gauge, so knowing how to use it will be crucial in playing Terumi.

 

According to Mori, Terumi won’t have as many Dragon Serpent attacks, as it would make him feel too similar to Hazama. As a result, the developers have decided to save these only for his special attacks. His attacks will be more close-ranged, but he’ll make up for it in his speed, which is said to be higher than Hazama’s.

 

In addition to the two new characters, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will focus a lot on its visual novel-like story, that boasts over 30 hours of game play.

 

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is slated to be released on October 24th for PlayStation 3.


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  • Mister_Nep

    Kagura is a charge character? Err….suddenly I’m not interested in playing him anymore.

    • Genesis

      Come one you won’t know till yah try

      • Mister_Nep

        I’m not good with charge characters. Never have been.

        • colorblindnightmare

          Understandable, Charge characters have a high learning curve, often times without pay off. Guile is especially guilty of this, ash crimson is one of the best in my humble opinion. I think kagura may be easier considering charge time in BB is about two seconds (compared to Street Fighters 3-4 sec)

  • Natat

    About time Blazblue got a charge character honestly, it’s been bothering me since CT.

  • Freud_Hater

    That’s a very effeminate Terumi… but hey, I’m still interested. Especially if he’s even more of a troll than Trollzama Oo

    • AkuLord3

      Well he is the one that made Trollzama a troll so yes…yes he will

  • OkamiKing

    ……. Faster then Hazama……. What?

    • ToshiChan

      Trollzama getting trolled by Trollrumi.

    • KingRuff

      The only one faster than Hazama…is Hazama.

      • http://twitter.com/ValeFalkren Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        What if its actually Kazama?

        • Rohan Viajar

          when I first saw the pic, I thought it WAS Hazama.

  • z_merquise

    I admit, I haven’t played Blazblue (Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shif Extend) in my PS3 that much but I’m going to change that, hopefully.

    I’m really more interested in Chrono Phantasma, mostly because of Izayoi(♥♥♥♥). So yeah, I’m also interested with Tsubaki too (correct me if I’m wrong but they’re the same character, right?)

    And their description on Kagura’s characterization made me like him instantly. Him being voiced by Keiji Fujiwara is a plus for me too.

    • H.A.MK

      About Tsubaki and Izayoi, yup. They are the same person with different play styles. I just hope they re-balance everybody and make them have combo efficient and efficient meter gaining before the console version is released. And I truly wish the they change the awful hit SFX, it not really important but it does hurt the game when every time you land a hit it sounds like popping a balloon.

  • MikelAL93

    It’s always good to see another charge character in the series. I hope Kagura’ll have good pressure tools to make up for his lack of mobility.

  • Zonic505

    Great to hear they’re making Terumi as different as they can from Hazama. & Kagura sounds like an interesting character. Hopefully, Aksys will announce an US release soon enough.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Hmm… A charge character and a close-range rush down? And 30+ hour story mode? Count me in! ^_^

  • Sardorim

    Bet people online will call Kagura Mutsuki, “Sasuke”.

    I will enjoy destroying them with him.

  • ToshiChan

    In it for Trollrumi.

  • AkuLord3

    First time charge character and Cool Hoody Terumi (it was a cool concept look for him so i’m happy they brought it back)

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    If Arc is gonna make a new IP for the PS4, then they HAVE to get Jubei, Kokonoe and Saya in this new (and hopefully not the last) BlazBlue.

    • Neophoton

      Jubei, please! Though I’m liking these new characters so far, especially Terumi.

    • http://twitter.com/ValeFalkren Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      theres one or two more iterations left in the story apparently

  • Brimfyre

    I have a feeling I am going to hate playing against Terumi players online.

  • Mildra

    For some reason, Kagura as described here reminds me of Order-Sol…..dunno why.

    • raymk

      That’s what tsubaki was supposed to be.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu of Spades

    A much faster, close-ranged, DD-happy Terumi. Well, I know Shiki Nanaya players will be right at home.

  • MrJechgo

    “According to Mori, Kagura is a character with a positive personality, which he stated is lacking in the BlazBlue series.”
    Bang? Taokaka? Platinum?

    • Sam Park

      Platinum Doesn’t Count (Trinity and All) and I don’t think Bang 100% qualifies, but Taokaka… OH SOOOOOOOO FUCKING MUCH
      But it would be nice to see a Jonny in Blazblue

    • Sam Park

      Since i consider Kagura an equivalent to Johnny from Guilty Gear

    • TheExile285

      don’t forget Makato

  • Rayshawn Davis

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought Sasuke when looking noticing Kagura. Still pretty excited to see some fresh blood going into the game.

  • Jordan

    I really can’t wait troll/play with Terumi!

  • Ace

    I swear. It’s almost as if the devs are trying their hardest to make the story as convoluted and confusing as possible.

  • Sam Park

    Positive Character… You mean besides Taokaka and Bang?

    • SirTeffy

      Taokaka’s dumb as a box of rocks, and Bang is only slightly brighter and motivated by lust. Hardly positive characters. Not that I don’t still adore ‘em, just saying we’re lacking an intelligent, positive character.

  • Demeanor

    Personally I’m excited by the new Noel, Izayoi and Litchi, can’t wait to give ‘em a spin!

    • http://twitter.com/ValeFalkren Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      What happened to litchi?

  • Neppygear

    I’ve loved Kagura ever since I saw his story mode art. Goodness…

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

    Now, confirm Jubei and Kokonoe to be coming out for DLC and you’ll have my money.

  • Sergio Briceño

    No ArcSys you can’t fool me. Clearly Kagura Mutsuki isn’t a new character at all, but rather a collaboration between Blazblue and Naruto. Looks like Sasuke just made a guest appearance.

  • Doctor Nebula

    I thought Terumi was female at first due to the fact that his chest looked like cleavage in the thumbnail.

  • Lazulis

    dat man boob window.

    Oh boy, I do look forward to seeing Terumi’s sprite in action.

  • Vitonofrio del Rosso

    sigh, but really.. as much as i can appreciate terumi, i would have preferred YET another new chara :/

  • Göran Isacson

    Okay so what we have so far we have four characters who are NEW-new, Bullet, Amane, Azrael and Kagura here. We have two who are “retools” of previous characters, Izayoi and Terumi. Six characters revealed so far… did they make any statements regarding how many characters they planned to include?

  • Pope The Rev XXVIII

    So no love for the 360 owners who bought more copies of the game in the US than on PS3? BOOOOOOOOOOOo

  • TheExile285

    30 hours of gameplay via Story? oh, I love you Arc Systems!

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