XBlaze Code: Embryo Writer On The Game’s Connection To BlazBlue

By Ishaan . June 4, 2014 . 4:31pm

Aksys and Arc System Works have shared a “making of” video for XBlaze Code: Embryo, the visual novel set in the universe of BlazBlue. In the video, the game’s writer and executive producer, Toshimichi Mori, discusses the connection between the two series.

 

 

XBlaze Code: Embryo will be available on PS3 and Vita this Summer in North America. There’s currently a demo for the game on PSN that you can try out.


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  • carlospsp

    Summarizing: Both games are in the same universe….
    Just that

    • Suzaku

      Not entirely. XBlaze is setup in such a way that you can play it without being familiar with BlazBlue, but if you ARE familiar with BlazBlue, there are a lot of direct links that help explain the history of the BlazBlue setting.

      • Godmars

        Kind of the point: one is a prequel to the other, but likely you’re not going to run into a Blazblue character.

        • Suzaku

          No, but you see some of their ancestors.

  • http://www.unit03.net blackraen

    Mori-P without his sunglasses is kind of distressing.

  • nonscpo

    I have mixed feelings about this game, the Demo especially did it a diservice being so quick, short and coming out a whole month before the game comes out (kills momentum). I want more visual novels on handhelds and I’m glad that people not familiar withe Blazeblue series can jump right in. However I’m not sure that this would be a day one buy for me. I kinda wished Aksys was localizing a different visual novel, wouldn’t it be great if they had localized Clannad or Eustia of the Tarnished wings for the Vita; maybe someday.

    P.S. Can anyone familiar with this game inform me on the games good point, cause like I stated above the Demo didn’t do it for me.

    • Kamakuma

      Honestly from the demo it made me angry how short it was really but that’s kinda why it made it day one for me if that makes sense…? I think the deal with that was to leave people hungry for more when it came out and damn did it work for me. xD I can’t wait to rip that game open and explore the game. x’3

      • nonscpo

        True true, hopefully this title is succesful, as we need more variety in games and more visual novels.

    • SeventhEvening

      I feel similar. I’d love to play Steins;Gate on Vita in English, or Robotic;Notes or something similar, even the hayarigami games from NIS but small handful of Otome games were localized instead (Sweet Fuse, Hakuoki). I don’t think that’s bad, but Otome is a niche inside of a niche and the Xblaze seems similar. it might be accessible to people who aren’t familiar with BlazBlue, but I have trouble imagining it would appeal to those who aren’t fans. And yet, I have trouble imagining BlazBlue fans getting excited about a VN. It’s a weird situation. It kind of weirds me out these titles are getting localized, but not the ADV titles (except Steins;Gate, but that was only one platform) or Hayarigami or Fate/Stay or Kamaitachi which have wider appeal (and more overlap with the stuff that DOES get localized like 999 or Danganronpa)

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        I think the main appeal is how the specific style of the visual novel and the steins gate like choice system.

      • KnifeAndFork

        It’s a romantic cause but I honestly don’t think supporting this game will help more VNs come to The West for PS3 unless you mean more Arc System Works VN’s, which are few and far between …

        The interesting ones look like Steins;Gate, Umineko, Dunamis15, and were already getting Danganrompa 1 & 2.

        I played Megazone 23 Blue Garland on PS3 by Compile Heart, which was a sequel based off the 80′s Anime OVA set 20 years later, featuring the son of the original main character.
        Didn’t quite do it justice as the story felt dull in comparison and lacked charm, but minor kudos for at least trying to throw some mediocre RPG like turn based battles in it…

        • SeventhEvening

          You might be right. The only way it would help is if it was quite popular. I do think the success of the Zero Escape series in the US help spur more VN localizations and as the genre looks more viable, it could help. But I don’t see xblaze doing that.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      I guess people don’t know how visual novel demos usually work huh?

      • nonscpo

        I get the purpose of Demos, just feel it would have worked better if they had released it a week or two before the games release.

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          I don’t see how.

          • nonscpo

            Hype…and that desire to continue the story, assuming the demo did its job right.

  • Moontei

    Will be picking this one up to support future visual novel releases on the Vita. There are just so many out there. Glad to hear that I can understand the game without having to play through the BlazBlue series. 2D Fighters just aren’t my favorite genre.

    • Ritsuioko23

      Well hopefully we get better VN’s. I wont be buying this at all. What a waste of money and time.

      • MaidKillua

        I notice how all your upvotes are from “Guest”. Been liking your own comments to make it seem like someone supports your dumb trolling???

    • KnifeAndFork

      BB story mode is basically a VN lol

  • Smiech

    I have high hopes for this game. Now, I don’t know if Xblaze will be able to fulfill these hopes, but as a fan of Blazblue, I’m fairly certain I will enjoy it. And as such, I shall support it.

  • Ladius

    I’m looking forward to Xblaze, and I plan to buy it on both PS3 and Vita since I want to support niche Vita releases while still showing Aksys there is a market for visual novels on home consoles. They have always been one of the most daring publishers compared to some of their competitors, but publishing two PS3 visual novels (Hakuoki and Xblaze) in such a short timeframe is something I would have never expected a few years ago. I hope those releases are successful and lead the way to even more localizations.

    • nonscpo

      I don’t blame you, its nice to think that buying and supporting this visual novel will lead us to getting more.

      • Ladius

        It isn’t a matter of buying this to get something else, it’s a matter of buying this since it looks like a nice game and, at the same time, showing its publisher there’s a market for this kind of games.

    • Ric Vazquez

      Agreed, same here.

  • KnifeAndFork

    Was actually more interested in this than Blazblue series itself up until I played the demo and realized how god awful it was….

    • Ferrick

      lol k

  • MaidKillua

    Finally a VN I can be interested in again. After Zero Escape there’s really been nothing, as Dangan Ronpa doesn’t interest me in the least and I find the notion of Otome games to be absurd personally

    • nonscpo

      Otomes are geared for a very specific audience, as far as Dangan Ronpa goes the story mode is fantastic but I can deffinetly agree with you wen it comes to some of the gameplay.

      • MaidKillua

        I saw the DR anime and while of course it sucks compared to the game I still found the story very predictable. I guessed every killer and even knew the mastermind by the second episode. Plus the characters just didnt appeal to me besides Chihiro. But to each his own I suppose

        • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

          As anyone could tell you, watching the anime of a series like that is not a good way to judge it, since they massively simplify and cut out a lot of the actual character building elements, and speed up the investigation processes.

          I’m pretty certain if you had followed the game instead (maybe read the LP done by oren), you’d be taken far more by surprise, but it may be just not to your own taste.

          • MaidKillua

            I probably would have liked more character but I still wouldnt have had trouble figuring out the story. Ive always had a bad habit of that. Why I tend to enjoy needlessly complicated stuff like BB and 999 or vague stuff like Dark Souls. Or I just go for all out gameplay like Monster Hunter. Lol

          • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

            Ha, well, I can understand that. I personally wanted to be left in the dark about the series while I was following the LP… though I still got exposed to spoilers by accident (for both games, aaaugh), but at the least, the excitement is part of the point of “how did it happen? What was the motivation?” And I think at least the game did a good job of keeping you in the dark long enough to catch curiosity, at least on my part.

            But really, if you’d have liked more character, you’d probably more enjoy the LP than the anime ever gave you– or heck, just play the game yourself, since they have an Entirely Character Focused mode now in there. But it’s really up to you, no pushing on it.

          • MaidKillua

            The only motive I didnt get beforehand was Celestia. The anime probably just did a shit job but its a bit late now. Maybe ll give the second one a shot when its cheap

          • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

            That’s understandable, but ah well, at least there’s places to go if you ever get curious.

            But hey, enjoy if you do!

  • Ric Vazquez

    This VN has me really hyped

  • sonicgamer07

    ‘kay, but you don’t have to bash it for the people who actually want to, you know, play it? I mean, you wouldn’t be visiting this page if you weren’t interested unless it was solely for trolling.

  • shadowind

    Well boo hoo hoo! I’ll be buying it to show my support for the genre and I have no problem with the acting as not all of us are sad weeaboos who are obsessed with things like voice acting…

  • Ferrick

    oh cry me a river, a game sucks simply because it doesn’t have goddamn dual audio? yeah just fuck yourself damn troll

  • Zero_Destiny

    Okay, no. First off, show some respect for the developers and more importantly for the members of this community. I don’t care if you don’t like the game, you’re free to that opinion, but if you’re not gonna take the time to explain anything and make blanket hate statements, then no.

    Second off, the dub/sub debate was a dead horse even before I was born. You’re free to your preferences, but once again, blanket hate statements and disrespect to this community.

    Third off, you’ve done nothing but whined about the game for the same reasons over and over again. You were plenty apparent the first time, we didn’t need to hear again and again.

    Warned

  • Ladius

    I don’t really understand your answer in the context of my post, I never said I was buying it despite thinking it isn’t worth it, in fact the first thing I said is that I’m looking forward to it.

    Also, as far as I know there’s absolutely no reason to think this game isn’t worth its price, unless you think the same about most visual novels.

  • Ferrick

    don’t bother, it’s just a dumb troll who constantly posts the same thing over and over again

  • Ladius

    I posted before reading the rest of the comment section, I just saw he basically answered everyone who had posted something positive with the same negativity, apparently just because the game hasn’t an English dub (again, a trait almost every localized visual novel share).

  • Ferrick

    and you can just check his/her/it’s posting history, basically negativity to alot of things

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