BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Adds Slow Motion And A Key Log To Challenge Mode

By Spencer . May 29, 2013 . 2:03pm

blazc_03Arc System Works polished the extra modes in BlazBlue: Chronophantasma. A report from Famitsu explains all characters have challenge mode missions and old characters have renewed missions. There are new options like slow motion viewing and a key log function.


Score attack mode has players fight through 10 characters without continues. Unlimited Mars has players fight against powerful BlazBlue Unlimited characters. You can continue in this mode, but since the game saves your clear time continuing affects your rank. Other reports online say Unlimited Mars characters have their own distortion drive. Tutorial mode has more full voice acting with characters including Noel, Makoto, and Tsubaki.


Kagura, one of the new characters for the console version of BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, shows up if you can get the true ending in story mode. Kagura’s drive is Black Gale, which lets him switch between three different fighting stances. He can switch between grappling skills, sword techniques that do multiple hits, and a giant sword & shield.


BlazBlue: Chronophantasma comes out on October 24 for PlayStation 3.

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  • TheExile285

    I hope they keep Abyss mode

  • Herok♞

    Isn’t the game broken into 3 different story sections(I believe it was a article somewhere), so I wonder if the 3rd story will just be true end or if true end will be a fourth.

    • Hatsuaki

      There are three different story sections; Chronophantasma, Six Heroes and Sector Seven. Once you clear each of these, you’ll get the True Ending, so it is a separate route.

      • Herok♞

        Do you have a link? not because I don’t trust you but so I can see if I missed anything else.

        • Hatsuaki

          I do have a link to a Famitsu interview with Mori where he explains a bit more about the story mode, but it’s in Japanese.

          • Herok♞

            its fine I will just view the google translation even if it isn’t perfect, but thank you.

          • Hatsuaki

            Oh yeah, I think Shoryuken might have the translation, but I’m not sure whether it’s full or not.

          • Herok♞

            its not complete but I got the general idea.

  • Hatsuaki

    Whaaat. I would’ve thought Terumi would be the one unlockable through the True Ending, seeing as Arcsys was constantly saying the DLC code is only so you can play as Terumi “as soon as possible”.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      terumi is preorder dlc.

      • Hatsuaki

        Yeah, I’m aware of that. I just don’t think ASW is going to make him a Pre-Order DLC only character; they’ll either add him as normal DLC character later on or make him unlockable through the plot–which was what I thought would happen but it ended up being Kagura instead.

        • Luna Kazemaru

          I’m guessing its timed and both will end up being paid unlocks like mu

  • Linhua

    *Gasp!* … it’s Nollie… o.o … and my Squirrelee!

    … Hi Squirrelee! You look GREAT by the way.

    … I wish you wore THAT get-up to battle this time around… that would be total HOTT SAUCE.

    … did I mention you look great…?

    *clears throat*

    … I like the sound of full voice acting during the tutorials leaving mostly just the commands to read… and the Slow Motion thing sounds pretty cool too. I was hoping you could actually PLAY under that setting as well just for kicks buuuut I suppose during replays is fair enough.

  • Crevox
  • Nice to see the characters actually age and mature.

    • Albert Calderon

      Dat Noel :3

      • She has matured into a fine young woman, course she was already as such when she first appeared.

        Or I may be Noel-bias.

        • Albert Calderon

          I am a bit Noel bias as well :/

          Do you have Blazblue for the PS Vita?
          add me if you do

  • Luke Blackwood

    Is CP coming out to the PSP? Because I can swear those are not the graphics on the PS3. In fact, they look exactly like CT Portable and CS2 looked like.

  • Bloodios

    I’d rather wait for the enhanced edition…

    • Fidelis

      What if you die before it’s released?! Tomorrow’s not promised!
      This is why I buy EVERY SINGLE VERSION

    • Luna Kazemaru

      We get it!

  • I welcome all these additions and changes!

  • fireemblembeast

    New training room looks snazzy.

    I think training mode should have slow-motion like in SSBB training (so I can finally get some combos down)…or is that what this is? Also, I’d like to see the return of Legion 1.5 from CSII. That was fun…
    “Tutorial mode has more full voice acting with characters including Noel, Makoto, and Tsubaki.”
    Does this mean that the tutorials will have someone other than rachel teaching you? Did I understand that correctly?

    • TokkanRAM

      In a prior interview, Mori stated the tutorials will be presented by more characters than just Rachel. I believe he stated the first part was by an amateurish girl, second part by “three girls”, third part by someone from the NOL and 4th part by the “Princess” (Rachel).

      • Hah. Should’ve added Valk or Hakumen to teach players the most advanced fighting skills. lol

      • fireemblembeast

        Oh, thanks

  • XiaomuArisu

    Three stances?
    Holy Moly

    Where can I preorder it?

  • mike dickson

    reads:”Unlimited Mars has players fight against powerful BlazBlue Unlimited characters” is it me or is arc system a bunch of crazy dev’s because there’s no way that mode is humanly possible and i could see on the games trophy list finish that mode with all characters and its bronze knowing arc system they’ll troll that way “cough ” cough ” persona 4 arena score attack trophy

  • colorblindnightmare

    Thamk you ARKSYS. You guys Know how to make a gmae that will capture my wallet and my heart. The fact that you’re challenge mode actually lets you figure stuff out makes me insanely happy, that’s i generally get my feet wet in fighting games. Also super excited for Terumi and kagura, what great cast you guys have rolled out.

  • Dominic St-Jacques

    Makoto…that coat looks super awesome on you…why don’t you keep it during your fights? And here I thought that…whatever passes as an outfit was forced onto her by the NOL…

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