Blazblue: Chronophantasma For PS3 Adds Kokonoe As A Playable Character

By Spencer . September 11, 2013 . 1:22am

imageBlazblue: Chronophantasma will have an extra playable character on PlayStation 3. Kokonoe, a catgirl that helps guide players with her humorous Help Me! Professor Kokonoe interludes, will be join the fighting game’s roster.


Kokonoe brings the power of science to battle… and a hammer and wrench to use as weapons. Blazblue: Chronophantasma is slated for release on October 24 in Japan and early 2014 in North America.

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  • todal

    Fanbase explosion in 3, 2, 1…

  • Sal


    • Fitzkrieg

      You beat me to it!

    • BizarreJelly

      Exactly what I was gonna say, it’s about damn time!

  • Mace

    Holy Shit. This is amazing

  • John Diamond

    Wow. valkenhayn was right. the games popularity was so low they had to bring her in

    • MrJechgo

      I don’t recall the series having trouble with their popularity lately. CP is announced for consoles with extras and there’s the anime that will be aired soon. If one thing, the series’ only problem ahead is the arrival of the PS4 and XBO. CP is gonna be for PS3 and PSV, so ASW will need everything they can afford to make this game worth purchasing on “outdated” hardware. I’m not saying that the PS3 is outdated, but come on, that’s a mentality shift that happens ALL the times when a next-gen console arrives.

      “Goodbye PS3, hello PS4”, y’know, THAT kind of shift…

      EDIT: Yes, I’m aware that this is referring the HMPK segment, but still, maybe the series was struggling, even though I highly doubt it, so they wanted something big to get more profits.

      • French

        you went a lil ham bro

  • Laith Rem

    Wasn’t this a move they would make on emergencies? At least one of her own sections mentioned it =V

    • MSJ

      Valk’s HMPK. Kokonoe’s their trump card; guaranteed sales.

  • AokiShizuku

    And then Dustloop explodes with enormous amounts of hype. Me included.

  • XiaomuArisu

    There she is!
    About damn time!
    So will hater please stop hating?
    …..Who am I kidding?

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Does that mean Kokonoe will have her own story mode with a bad ending and there would be a special “Help Me” section for her? Interesting…

    • there’s no more character story mode

      • neocatzon

        Eeh? Why?

        • ARMs7777

          Roster is getting far to big. And story is gonna be set up in 3 path and an ending.

          • XiaomuArisu

            But every chapter has a playable character,right?
            Example: Story 2 Chapter 1 Ragna
            So they could be still joke endings and help me Kokonoe

          • The story mode will jump around between characters. You’ll play a bit of everyone through the course of all the routes. Think “Visual Novel” but insert an actual fighting game session whenever there’s an actual fight.

          • Arcana Wiz

            it will be divided in chapters focusing in a character perspective each one, siliconera reported it.

          • neocatzon

            Oh, thank you.

  • Crazy_O

    They’ve done it! Fuck yes!

  • CptPokerface

    The crabby cat lady makes it in like so many have wanted. Her gameplay trailer will bring an ungodly amount of hype.

  • DanteJones


  • Rockman

    Awesome news but she is DLC.

  • ARMs7777

    Wow I was certain this would not happen.

  • Shizumasa

    So, is everyone happy? I remember people kept saying they want Kokonoe. What now? Jubei? Haha.
    I must say, it was a surprise.

    • XiaomuArisu

      I am,but the TRUE FANS are notXD
      “She is DLC. They should kept her for the Sequel.
      I hate her. etc.”

      • Shizumasa

        Heh, yeah. ArcSys is adding too much at once now.

        Actually, I couldn’t care less about her. I think other characters are far more interesting.

        • XiaomuArisu

          Imperator,Jubei,Cecilia,Bloodedge,Lichtchis assistant,Arakune as a human,the son of Bangs master….
          They have so much to choose!!!
          I cannot wait!

          • Arcana Wiz

            murakumo units 1-10,the canon manga characters, platinum, some characters alternate forms, the rest of the duodecium….

          • British_Otaku

            The manga has exclusive characters or characters which debuted in the manga which are canon? >_>

          • Arcana Wiz

            maybe exclusive, cause many characters like the 6 heroes, celica, hazama true form….. first debuted in a drama cd/LN/manga then they appeared in the game, the manga exclusive characters are classmates of noel, and two are really close of noel, tsubaki and makoto. There is a kagura relative, a sector seven spy, a boy trapped in a girl body, and many other interesting people.

          • British_Otaku

            I started with Continuum Shift 2 because of Makoto and stuck with it so far… It makes immediate sense to me that a drama CD (less costly than developing a chapter in a game, probably comes directly from the writing staff of the game with the same voice cast) would debut characters, but sure…

            Now you have given me a bigger library of manga, light novels and manga to read just with that, even if the stories didn’t line up exactly or they are exactly the same I would want to see how all of these guys or forms were introduced.

          • XiaomuArisu

            I like your way of thinking

          • TheRealMalek

            i was Thinking that cecilia was a character in phantasma ?

            (oh and need jubei :D)

          • XiaomuArisu

            Is she?
            I dont know….Would be cool

    • RichyGaming

      Actually, I do want Jubei too. I also want Hypedog, Chinese Waitress, and a penguin character. Jesus i’ll main the crap out of that :D

      • Ashurei

        +1 for the very idea of playable Hypedog.

  • Fitzkrieg

    My body has been ready for three years. All aboard the catgirl scientist hype train!

    Also, you should probably correct her name to ‘Kokonoe’ as opposed to ‘Kokone’, which you currently have her written up as.

  • Ooh Bee

    Wow it’s about time. I’ve been complaining about this for a while lmao.

  • VWinds


  • Milla

    Its Kokonoe and didt arcsys say they wouldt add dlc to CP?

    • I remember ASW said DLC available for costume and custom color only.


    OH YEAH!!!! Seal the deal next year!!!

    • cameron forsyth

      Golden tager X is now canon!

    • Kitestwinblades

      Giga Drill Hammer Confirmed!

    • $61526767

      So beautiful *-* I look forward to see her in action!

  • Go2hell66

    damn someone leaked a screenshot of the character select screen a while back but i thought it was fake!

    She better have an awesome theme song

  • Guest
  • Kaihedgie
  • ivanchu77

    wow, been waiting for this since calamity trigger

    The gameplay videos can´t come soon enough

  • leingod

    Playable Grimalkin… nice! That makes everyone I remember from the previous version playable. Oh, except for the cat elder and cat children :P

    I hope they plan to put this on the Vita too :)

    • SirTeffy

      And Torakaka, and Jubei, and Linhua… then moving into Continuum Shift we get Phantom, and Saya, and the Takamagahara as well.

      • leingod

        Woah, I didn’t remember a lot of characters then :P … Jubei would be awesome now that you mention it.

  • Wappuli

    Now this sure made the wait for western release really hard.

  • RichyGaming


    And I wonder if Kokonoe is going to help herself in Help me Professor Kokonoe

    • Thatguy

      It would be cool, if “Help me Professor Kokonoe” will turn into *Help me Professor Hazama” only for Kokonoe

    • MrJechgo

      “Lost child of the day… you may enter”
      *Kokonoe sees a mirror*
      “What the…! TAGER?!?”

      • Kitestwinblades

        This^ I really want this to happen!

  • MrJechgo

    Damn it’s about time. Now if they can only add Jubei and Phantom…

    • Arcana Wiz

      and put celica too to complete the mercury family characters.

      • MrJechgo

        The thing is that… I really don’t know how they can ever make Celica playable. She’s specialized in healing magic with no fighting experience. The only thing I’ve found was that she once controlled Nirvana, but now, Nirvana is in Carl’s possession.
        I could see Celica controlling a new puppet, but from the background issueing orders, like the puppet IS the playable character, similar to how the Pokémon trainer was announced as playable for Brawl, only to be in the background commanding Squirtle, Ivysaur and Charizard.
        Personally, I first thought that Ignis itself would be playable if Relius would be added to the roster, because I never expected him to fight directly, until ASW proved me wrong and made Relius a worthy opponent. However this time, for Celica, I really can’t think of a plausible way for her to be playable. I’m aware that she returns to the story, but… I really don’t know how she would fit in the game mecanics. Yes, they’re making Kokonoe, a non-combattant character, playable with power tools, but Celica just doesn’t have anything going for her. I’ll just wait to see…

        • Arcana Wiz

          they are briging her with chrono phantasma, this is in the preview so isn’t even a spoiler, and ASW made a trap fight with yoyo and teddy bear, so celica can be playable, and the her VA already had hintted something, saying that she would love to voice celica with battle lines if she ever be playable.

          • MrJechgo

            All I can say is that I’m not in Mori’s head, so if he ever comes up with a creative moveset for Celica, so be it. According to what I read about her, she doesn’t have much to go with. Kokonoe has a huge lab, magic and now power Tools; Celica has… I mean, had a deadly puppet. Yeah… that might need more work here.

  • Thatguy

    Ha. Cool. But… Why no Xbox360 version, Arcsys? Just… why?

    • Maybe because of Microsoft’s “Killer instinct”?

      • Thatguy

        Well, yea.. no.

        Killer instinct is XboxOne game. Not for 360. So they related like sky and book.

        • I wasn’t talking about that title, you know.

          • Thatguy

            Ah… “That” instinct.
            Well, maybe. But it’s funny, though. Played CT, CS, CS extend and can’t play CP. Because “reasons”.

            …Also, i noticed only now, that every BB title has C.

        • Linhua

          … What mister Kupo means is that Microsoft has been a pretty terrible seller in Japan.

          … Arc System Works even mentioned this a while back when people began to question why this next BlazBlue was only announced for the PS3.

          … it’s not worth the money bringing this game to both systems when one is easily going to outsell the other.

          … and I agree with this.

  • Kitestwinblades

    I just closed down every last thing I was working on to check out this news! ALL of my yes! You know even after all of the news over the past 2 days, this and the Guity Gear Xrd announcement for PS4 took the cake for me :3 I cant wait to play both of these!

  • Kuro Kairi

    Just got up… quiet morning, reading through siliconera…
    Saw this and INSTANT spazz celebration..
    I don’t think I’ve jumped so much in my life Xp
    I really thought that she would never be playable.

  • Shady Shariest

    I am quite literally :O in RL now!


  • FFmax

    If we can get Jubei then this game will be perfect.

  • British_Otaku

    Don’t have a PS3…
    But really wants to play as Kokonoe…

  • Linhua

    *smiles* … it finally happened.

  • Freud_Hater

    …Isn’t her name Kokonoe?

    • Arcana Wiz

      yup, it’s a typo

  • Holy shit! I always thought Jubei would be the one to be announced before Kokonoe, but hey! I’m cool with this!

  • Linhua

    … as much as I had convinced myself this was going to happen… I knew deep down that it probably wasn’t going to.

    … and just when I was ready to give up on BlazBlue… they pull this one clean out of their asses and I waste no time eating it right out of their hands… = …

  • I was listening to the last Buluraji and MoriP was saying “Well we have one more character that hasn’t been announced yet.” Having just finished up XBlaze I was particularly hyped and knew it had to be someone from the Mercury family.

    I was thinking possible Celica since I heard her VA talking about her work in CP and the drama CDs, etc but how she’d really love to voice the character for fighting. I just kept thinking, no way they’d actually do Kokonoe after all this time…

    … So hyped. Two limited edition box sets pre-ordered hyped.

    • Göran Isacson

      Ooh, Xblase is that visual novel game that’s supposed to be somehow related to the Blazblue franchise, right? Can you spill on HOW it’s related to the story of Blazblue, or would that be major massive Omega-level spoilers?

      • XBlaze is set in the year 2050, 50 years before the The Dark War. Same universe and basically depicts events that led to the Black Beast’s rampage 2100/01/01.

        In my interpretation, it reveals some truths about where the Takamagahara in control of the master unit come from, origins of the Boundary Interface Devices (Nu, Noel), and one of the characters I believe shows the origin of Terumi.

        • Göran Isacson

          Ooooh, so it’s a prequel? That’s interesting- makes me want to play it all the more, if it ever gets localized that is…

  • I hope they somehow make that make sense plot wise…

  • zferolie

    ABout time. I was wondering when she would become playable. Now we just need Jubei

  • Erikdayo

    Please Jubei too! :D

  • Arcana Wiz

    Kokonoe!!!! wanted that she used her magic too, but she is playable after years of wait so cant complain.

  • Suriel Cruz

    …and here’s me saying…
    “WHERE’S JUBEI??!!”

    • Arcana Wiz

      still with grave injuries cause his fight with phantom…. give the cat some slack!

  • Herok♞

    She isn’t allowed to be playable, thats like giving Asagi her own game with can no longer laugh at her pain

    • Kitestwinblades

      *And then suddenly Asagi gets her own game* Impossibru!
      2013: The year of the impossible made possible xD

      • Herok♞

        If that happens then this will be the year long running jokes die, and so would a little part of me, I am impressed 4 people don’t like jokes though, they need more joy in their lives

        • Kitestwinblades

          -Never Forget- Hopefully the newer games will keep a few of the jokes alive for some time. If asagi gets a game, I want people shocked in awe in her own game.
          Yeah, they totally missed it. Maybe censor-swearing Kokonoe is what they need. Less joy and more “Inferno Divider“~(°∀°~)

          • Herok♞

            That would be funny, I wonder how people would react is she was in the story mode.

  • Ty Arnold

    Hooray, now Tager can finally be his own character, instead of a vessel for Kokonoe’s plot.

    Oh, and I guess being able to play as Kokonoe’s pretty cool, too

    • Göran Isacson

      Ha ha, word. I wonder if they’ll even be able to do anything with Tager now, if they know what he’ll do if he’s not furthering Kokonoe…

  • Took them long enough!!

  • Mike Pureka

    Wasn’t this the game that wasn’t adding any more characters “we promise”? ;P

    • Arcana Wiz

      they said no dlc characters, you know kokonoe is in game for free. With her story chapter.

      • Mike Pureka

        Ahh. That’s not clear from this article, really.

        • Arcana Wiz

          yes, it’s cause ASW already had said the numbers of fighters of the new game, and still had one open spot, that everyone was speculating to be jubei/imperator/kokonoe. Now the roster is complete, new characters only in a revised version/new game.

          • Mike Pureka

            Actually, it was Aksys who gave us the character count, and I’m now hearing conflicting reports about whether Kokonoe is DLC or not.

          • Mike Pureka

            Oopsie. According to Famitsu she’s DLC after all…

  • Brimfyre

    At last…. my love has come along
    My lonely days are over
    And life is like a song
    At last the skies above are blue

  • Tonton Ramos
  • makubexnas

    Help Me, Professor Kokonoe!


    *female computer voice*
    Blaz Blue Main List updating
    (Noel, Ragna, Hazama, Makoto Mu-12 and V-13/A-11)
    (Noel, Ragna, Hazama, Makoto, Mu-12, V-13/A-11 and Kokonoe)
    List updated.

    Finally! I can’t wait to see some footage of Kokonoe

  • OlimacFTW

    The tears of happiness won’t stop….

  • Weeb

    “Kokone brings the power of science to battle… and a hammer and wrench to use as weapons.”

    Huh, I always figured Kokonoe would be like MvC2 Tron Bonne.

  • Göran Isacson

    Joy to the world- our scientist catwoman has arrived. Took ’em long enough, but he who waits for something good and all that jazz…

  • MB_cl

    This reminds me a certain radio show where her voice-actor was surprised to notice her character was more famous than most of the playable characters.

    Finally the highest ranked NPC among PCs is going to get her debut!.

  • MrJechgo
    • Wappuli

      Seeing that she has Mecha Tager as a distortion, I’m expecting it to get upgraded to Golden Tager during overdrive.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    It finally happened. Gawd yes

  • SlickRoach

    The power of science is too stronk.

  • TheExile285

    I can’t wait to see gameplay of her.

  • $61526767


    Now we wait for you Jubei! <3

  • V. Dokk.

    Wait, WHAT???Is this a joke or something?? It’s really happening??
    I can see the fandom blowing up on fireworks from ten miles of distance….

  • Sentsuizan_93
  • Jake_Indiman

    Yay! I can finally play an evil mad scientist, and beat the crap out of everybody!

  • Sakurazaki

    Getting my mind ready for all the fans using her online…

    At least she’s finally here.

  • Neppygear

    Her name is Koko, she is loco, I say “goodness, finally”.

  • Damarius Wingfield

    *Runs to store on date*

  • Michael Connell

    So who gives Kokonoe advice when we get her bad ending?

  • eliram


    • Arcana Wiz


  • fireemblembeast

    I’m so preordering this now once it comes here

  • Milton Martinez

    so happy to see kokonoe joining the blazblue fighting roster… hope to see more characters in it. arc system just keeps on amazing me… they are sure working hard…

  • Demeanor

    Wow, I don’t really “click” very much with the BB cast (tho I achieved the true end in CS Extend on Vita, so I know basics and the brain-melting story), but this is very good news, plus the new characters look really interesting, and the roster is achieving very respectable numbers too! I also approve that the story has been made more “plot-centric” instead of char-focused,
    I’d like to see 3-4 rounds story battles tho, something to really chew on between cutscenes.
    All in all, A) can’t wait to try out Kokonoe, she’s hilarious and very cool, B) can’t wait to get back to Litchi, C) I hope Jubei too makes it, but if I’m not mistaken this is supposed to be the second-to-last BB, so they’re probably holding out on Jubei and “the magician” for the last installment. Release date can’t come soon enough!

  • People were begging for her appearance but I kind of thought she had Tager to do her fighting. I would have liked Jubei, Phantom, or the Imperator but you never know if they’d appear in a possible Part 4.

  • artemisthemp

    So anyone care to tell me, who Kokone is? I don’t recall her been in 2 Blazblue games

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