BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Headed To PlayStation Vita

By Ishaan . January 28, 2014 . 2:50am

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is being ported to the PlayStation Vita, according to this week’s Dengeki PlayStation magazine.


The Vita version will be able to share DLC with the PlayStation 3 version of the game, and will contain arcade version updates as well.


Finally, beach events are apparently being added to the game, too.


Note: Screenshot from PlayStation 3 version.

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  • 1. They still didn’t get Guilty Gear Revision R on the PS3 in Europe, makes me worry in general :P

    2. It’s nice, but I’m going to stick to the PS3 version. I got BBCSE on my Vita, and it was so /gorgeous/ on the OLED screen, but fearing how hard I grip it, and wanting further control, I then purchased the PS3 version (only game I purchased two copies separate in this manner). Wanting even more control, I got an arcade stick.

    So while it’s definitely going to be nice, and pretty, I’m gonna stick to playing this on my PS3. Heck, would also have the option of playing with a friend locally that way.

    • icecoffemix

      The solution is quite easy

      Though no alternative for arcade stick

      • Doesn’t solve my thumb pressure, or what I did to the stick ;) But yeah, got an arcade stick, like the pre-order deal for the game, so that’s enough.

  • stephane3012

    And i was planning to buy the ps3 version…

  • xe7en

    B-beach events? instah buy! o/

  • RichyGaming

    Oh shit, its happening

  • Rafael Martines

    Cross Play?

  • Kayseur

    I hope there will be crossplay, but since I loved BBCSE on my Vita (weirdly I prefer to play this game on my handheld rather than my PS3), I’ll get it either way.

    Really glad this got announced before I preordered the PS3 version.

    • Romancer Ecclesia

      Yea I’m hoping for crossplay too!!!

    • Shippoyasha

      The Vita d-pad have to be touted as one of the very best d-pads to ever exist. The game’s colorful style is a perfect fit for Vita as well. Loved their last effort too.

      • MaximDualBlade

        Can this statement be more true?

      • RichyGaming

        I guess my vita’s d-pad must have gotten worser throughout my time with it, because I honestly can’t play anything with the D-Pad comfortably. It just isn’t my cup of coffee, especially when doing 3C, or stuff like 623. I’ve yet to see anyone who thinks the same way though so I guess it’s just me :l.
        Regardless, I want this to happen and I’m just begging for cross play like everyone else so I can play with some people!! I mean, why couldn’t there be cross play?

        • Shippoyasha

          Yeah the micro switches are incredible when it’s perfectly functional. Maybe they have somewhat less durability than mushy pads but Vita is holding out well for me so far. Then again, I might be playing on a fairly recent SKU.

    • Andrew Norris

      I really really hope there isn’t. The fewer people netplaying on wireless on console the better.

      • Kayseur

        They’d just have to have the option to fight either Vita only, PS3 only or both. (That’s how PSO2 does.)

  • ivanchu77

    Vita version of Extend was amazing, really happy to known they porting this game too :D

    hopefully they include cross play this time

  • RovCal

    YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!

  • Great I was hoping this would happen. Now I just hope the online mode don’t be as dead as Blazblue:CC Ex on the Ps Vita. It’s just sad.

  • YES! I’ve been waiting for this news!!!! Now it’s just localization announcement from aksys and it all done =D

  • TheExile285

    **** yes! The circle is complete!

    Was starting to think they wouldn’t port the game. Shame on me!

  • Mad_Dog_Yayan

    I’m currently laughing with happiness

  • Marik78

    Ah, I knew it : )

  • rekka_zan


  • Guest

    What about Cross-play?

  • Guest

    Hype hype hype hype

  • Pdugna


  • Go2hell66

    i’ll stick with the ps3 version

  • Göran Isacson

    And now I’m basically just waiting for Arakune in a sling mankini on the beach.

    No need to thank me for that mental image, I share because I care :)

    • Shippoyasha

      I can expect a lot of service and comedy already! Just curious where Arakune will wear a mankini. At least we don’t have to imagine so much for Makoto.

      • Göran Isacson

        Arakunes mankini will be in places mortal men cannot fathom.

        Also, “Ctrl+S” and thank you kindly.

    • MasterScrub

      Arakune is best waifu.

      • Morningstar

        INB4 Robot Arakune Attack

      • Göran Isacson


        (okay I am legit sorry I am entering awful territory now)

  • lett303

    yes!! yes!! yes!! best news this week, love me some blazblue on my vita

  • British_Otaku

    Nice to see this BlazBlue on another platform, though I think I’ll be moving to the PS3 for the next installment I buy just so I can have local multiplayer without buying that friend or relative a Vita. >_>

    Of course, crossplay could change my mind…

    (At the risk of portbegging, I hope Arc System Works will release another fighter on the 3DS again sometime soon)

  • Mental

    Man, ArcSys must really like the Vita. Wouldn’t be surprised if they announced P4U2 for Vita as well.

    • 하세요

      Need them to announce that outside of arcades first ._.

      • Mental

        They already did back in late November of 2013 for PS3.

        • Andrew Norris

          Yea, they said summer 2014 for PS3 alongside the arcade announcement.

    • Dinoegg96

      That would be ABSOLUTELY FRICKIN’ AWESOME!!!

  • Judgephoenix

    Dam you Sony stop hurting my wallet :(!!!!!!

  • Herok♞

    Meh we still haven’t got the PS3 version and this seems to be a port with no real bonus, at least when I got extend for Vita it had Relius for free.

  • GameWinner

    Yup, I knew this was coming to Vita.
    Day one.

  • tturtlejosh

    Thank you I knew this was happening !!!!*manlytears*

  • Cursingcomet

    Wow, I’m gradually getting off course from my budget plan. But who cares!?

  • Oh good because I was going to get the other Vita Blazblue so I can keep entries together.

  • 愛憎

    Yessssssssss. I never post about requesting games on other systems, but damn, do I hope.
    Now I don’t have to curse them for not releasing it on a certain other console that I bought my fightstick and the other BlazBlue games on. (^_^;)

  • Astrotrain


    • Morningstar

      Clerk: Sorry we only acceppt platinum chil*Get’s bonked by Muchorin*

  • Ståle Laastad

    the previous worked so well on the vita!

  • cyberkinghardy

    Does this mean we get to play also the console-exclusive characters like Kokonoe?

    • NeoStrayCat

      Assuming DLC as mentioned in the article as cross-play (Like how UMVC3 was able to), then yes. (Region restrictions on that still apply though.)

  • ndjn3979

    I like this kind of multi-platform-ness (?)

  • Albert Calderon

    Every day more and more Vita titles are being announced. Vita means life.

  • Earthjolly

    Viva la Vita!!!!

  • Aisha Lee

    beach event huh.
    I look forward to it.

  • Erwin MadJelly


  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    You know, it might be a port, but it’s a fucking damn good port. PSV detractors can suck it~.

  • Ryan Chiu

    Yes. Yes. Yes. YES!

  • Magus KilIer
    I love portable fighting games, the vita has an awesome d-pad, and i spend a lot of my time in school so i get a lot of chances to play them

  • Tyler Beale

    …Shit, Arcsys. I was going to pre-order the LE version of the game, but I’m not spending $120 on two copies of basically the same game…

    So will you please release the game in Japan tomorrow so Aksys can get that version released day-and-date with the PS3 version (like with Continuum Shift EXTEND)?

    • NeoStrayCat

      Well, there’s no date yet announced for the Vita version yet, other than that, I just hope Aksys gets the news stating a Vita port is announced and they’ll get to working on that too, since the English release is 2 months away.

      Also, $120? Is that a rough estimate of getting the US LE ($80) and a supposed Vita port ($40?) together if that happens? Or is that something different?

      • Tyler Beale

        Yeeeep. I know what I said isn’t going to happen (even though CSE was a launch title for the Vita in NA), but I’d sure love for it to, as I honestly prefer playing on my Vita over my PS3. Silly, I know, but it’s true.

        I paid only $12 for CSE Vita since I was a Plus member last February when a bunch of fighters went on sale (before it became free), and that was my first BlazBlue. The story is confusing as all hell (the only part that makes sense to me is Hazama taking Noel hostage and awakening Mu-12), but I love it.

        The point is, I really want the Limited Edition of CP, yet I also really wanna play it on my Vita if Aksys localizes that version (which I’m sure they will), without getting screwed over in the process by the announcement of such localization.

        Also, I’d love to see Faylan get her single “wonder fang” on the US iTunes so I can actually buy the FUCKING EPIC song that is “blue sanction”. Which, BTW, is the opening theme for the PS3 version of the game.

        • NeoStrayCat

          I see, good luck with it! :3

  • Yan Zhao

    Beach Event!? Rachel got this in the bags.

  • Professor_Icepick

    I’d rather have had a PC port, but that’s kind of a pipe dream.

    • British_Otaku

      There was a PC version of Calamity Trigger (the first BB if you don’t remember), perhaps with a bit of hope it could happen someday. Namco Bandai released their last Naruto game on Steam.

  • CervantesPR

    ohhh YEAH BLAZEBLUE ! on vita YEUS!

  • MrJechgo

    Wait… a SEPARATE game? WTH?
    Why not a free Vita version for anyone who buys the PS3 version to get crossplay?

    • Nightmare637

      I don’t think that’s a good move business wise.(cross buy I mean.)

    • TheExile285

      Because Crossbuy isn’t viable for third parties.

  • Ryan

    Arcsys adds a beach scene before they fix Kokonoe, how typical.

  • Kornelious

    Huh, Still gonna get my CE PS3 version. But I shll rage if it’s an updated version or has another CE….(Who am i kidding, I would love it :) )

  • Kazekage Gaara

    Meh was never into BlazBlue :P

  • Edzo04

    they need to start developing vita ports simultaneously. extend worked so beautifully on vita i dont know why this wasnt in the works at the same time

    • British_Otaku

      Like with Continuum Shift II on the PSP/3DS, they can get a second burst of sales instead of having a single platform eat up all of the purchases and also benefit from people buying it on the basis that there is a bit more content or stuff which you don’t have to buy as DLC.

  • buddyluv324

    Hmm beach events eh? So I guess we’re gonna see how much Noel is really lacking…lol!

  • Eder García

    just heard about the news… another reason to get Vita TV

  • SlickRoach

    I haven’t touched CSE in a while, but I want to dust it off and really master it eventually. I want it to be the one fighting game I know in and out, other than Jojo ASB when it comes out.

  • Bell

    Beach events? Uh-oh. BB’s female cast better be ready to part with their dignity, not to mention watch out for Kagura.

  • RagingTiger44

    Vita version right of the bat? I’m tempted but…the possibility of releasing updated versions of the game worries me. I’d have get another version of the game.

  • leingod

    Even if I bought the previous Vita game, I’m all for getting the newer one. I assume it continues the story, right? And has enough new stuff to justify a purchase, too?

    I’m also totally OK with the Vita getting more love.

  • Kitestwinblades

    A great chance to get some Blazblue practice in! I’ve been waiting for Chrono Phantasma to get back into the series again. It looks like the biggest change yet :3

  • Calintz YT

    Time to main Amane

  • Ric Vazquez

    Can’t wait to know the rest of the story

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