XBlaze Code: Embryo Getting A Demo This Week

By Ishaan . May 12, 2014 . 9:00am

XBlaze Code: Embryo is getting a demo this week on the PlayStation 3 and Vita in North America.


The game, as detailed in previous reports, is a visual novel by Arc System Works that takes place in the universe of BlazBlue.


The game follows a high school student named Touya Kagari and takes place before the events of BlazBlue. It will be released in North America this Summer.

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  • urbanscholar

    before Ragna angst there was Touya Kagari angst?

  • God

    I need this game on my life…
    PD: Jokes about my omniscience can and WILL be answered with holy judgement.

  • Sapitntapit

    Fate Blaze Night

  • TheExile285

    Looking forward to this. Heard some really good things.

  • MrTyrant

    I forgot about this. Mite b cool.

  • Hexodious

    Gotta get my hands on this, import or not. My Vita lacks novels.

    • Ric Vazquez


  • Hope this will be good! It does sound… cliche… but this is the world of Blazblue, so it’s got to be pretty crazy. I’ll be curious to see how it goes.

  • Nu Blitz

    I wanna savor my excitement for when I get the game no need to demo it. I know I’ll already love it

  • Kornelious

    I haven’t bought to many visual novel games in my time so this will be a sorta new experience for me………..It sucks that there won’t be any English dubbing (Gonna be a lot of reading X( ) And I’ll only be getting the PS3 version (For now) since I also have to worry about Blazblue CP, Atelier Rorona Plus, and the Last of US that week…

    I wonder though what is it that stands out mainly about this game?

    • HatsuHazama

      I’ve played a bit of the JP demo (I was didn’t finish it as the blonde girl in the image comes along and blew my mind with her Japanese technical talk >_>) but the biggest thing I felt that made the VN stand out is that they don’t lump character sprites on the left and right side of the screen.
      Nearly every scene had characters placed in different ways in the middle of action or something, which may not sound a lot but I felt it really kept each scene that bit more fresh.

    • Ritsuioko23

      Rorona? That isint even worth it

      • Kornelious

        It is to me……I am a fan of the series and have been looking forward to it. To be honest, Xblaze is kinda just a bonus here…..

        • Ritsuioko23

          If anything Totori is the best, the only good game after it was escha

          • Kornelious

            I dunno, I’m a collector so i usually just buy any game in the series….it’s just how I role B)

  • Zack

    I played the Japanese version quite a while ago, and couldn’t be bothered to finish it. It’s just not my cup of tea, I guess.

    • Fidelis

      I don’t think you’re going to enjoy a visual novel that’s not in your native tongue. Even if you CAN understand Japanese, it’s the little nuances and charming bits of dialogue that make the characters feel alive that only a good localization can bring that makes reading mountains of texts interesting. Little quips, jokes or character quirks that only native Japanese speakers would get aren’t going to appeal to you, so that’ why we need localizations to not just translate but…transform it into something that we CAN get. English voices only amplify this 100 fold.
      If you played while reading a straight up translation..you just got information..you didn’t really FEEL who the characters were.
      Oh this guy’s a calm dude with a nasty side. You just know that, but you didn’t really experience it.

      You’ve really got to wait for localization to judge a dialogue based game

      If you can’t read japanese or didn’t play it translated..then, dude..you can’t say anything about this game.

      • Zack

        I’m 80% fluent in Japanese – the language wasn’t the problem lol. I guess I’m just not as big of a fan of Visual Novels as others are.

      • RichyGaming

        This game isn’t even gonna be dubbed, just translated dialogue. But that’s fine with me, ENG dub is awkward. I’m not a SUB fan boy btw.

  • Crimson_Cloud

    It’s on my buy list regardless of this demo. Just hope there are multiple endings, but it won’t be a game breaker in any case.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      There are

      • Crimson_Cloud

        Cheers mate.

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          If you ever played steins;gate they use a similar system to that instead of the traditional choice system.

  • Yan Zhao

    I hope this VN actually like, completes the damn story it’s supposed to tell, instead of like BB where it always leave you in some cliffhanger in each installment.

    • RichyGaming

      It doesn’t complete the whole story. And BB’s method with story is completely fine.. No fighting game has an actual deep story that is finished, atm but BB is mad close.

  • RichyGaming

    Time to work overtime.

    • Crimson_Cloud

      Haha, my thoughts exactly.

  • nonscpo

    Thank goodness their bringing out a demo, I love Visual Novels and was tempted to pre-order just for that, however I know nothing about the BlazeBlue universe. Now I’ll know if this is an IP worth exploring.

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