BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma To Add Celica And Lambda On Arcades This Fall

By Sato . July 15, 2014 . 7:00am

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma has been out in Japanese arcades for almost two years now, and is still getting more characters. According to this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine, Arc System Works will add two more with Celica and Lambda, this Fall. [Thanks, Zaregoto.]

 

The magazine report reveals that Celica will fight using her Machina, Minverva. Meanwhile, Lambda will fight in Nu’s battle style, Luna Forma, as the base, and will have different Drive attacks.

 

The two characters will hit the arcade version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma sometime this Fall. So far, there’s no word regarding when and if they will be available for console versions of the game.


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  • Esura

    It’s going to be a long time before Celica come to consoles I suppose. Can’t wait though since I really thought she was adorable throughout Blazblue Chronophantasma’s story mode.

    • Yup, her scenes were the best :>

      • H.A.MK

        Hopefully she won’t be a clone character of Relius or Carl and have her own style. I hope so for Lambda too

        • anthony apduhan

          Since Celica has healing powers I think she will have a really low HP for balancing reasons. Hope she uses the Super Inazuma Kick lol!

        • Considering even Lambda is unlikely to be a clone, as switching a character’s Driver, Overdrive, and some specials is enough for a character feeling almost entirely new, I doubt Celica would end up being a clone.

          She’s likely to be a mix-up/cross-up character, which she’ll share with the other doll-masters, but that’s fine.

  • We don’t need Lambda, we have Nu-13! Celica though! Though sounds she’ll be another doll-character, which I’m not a huge fan of.

    • anthony apduhan

      She also heals like Elena…

  • Espoir

    YESSSS CELICA! Move over Amane, I’m getting a new main >:3

    *crosses fingers for PS Vita DLC*

  • H.A.MK

    Now, I can’t say that I am not a happy man. Although, I hope that they would have added Jubie, Hibiki, Saya or Nine to mix. Hopefully they make a new character that outside of what is already known.

  • PlatinumMad

    I don’t even
    Man, she sure was annoying.

    Jubei where Mori

    • James Reilly

      Jubei too small so he would have to wear stilts or something.

      • anthony apduhan

        then levitate!

    • ForteWily

      Careful, the last time that fans demanded a character from Mori, Kokopuffs happened.

  • jayjay

    I knew she’d be playable.

    You dont slap a character on the face of your
    limited Editions and put her in a bikini and not except me to believe she won’t be playable.

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      It’s completely because she was popular in Japan.

    • God

      By the way, does someone know if the new vita scenario has been uploaded in english already? I can only find it in japanese…

  • xe7en

    New characters huh… I bet they’ll also release a patch for balance changes (bbcp 1.2?). Maybe celica will be fun to use?

    • Another balance patch +2 more DLC characters sounds like BBCP 2 :<

      • xe7en

        When blazblue was in the arcade it was 1.0. Then the console release introduced terumi and kokonoe and a balance patch w/c now is 1.1; doubt it’ll be bbcp2.

        • Arc System Works usually gives us one patch + DLC, then a new version which bundles the previous DLC characters (these would make for 5 total), and any additional rebalancing.

          • SohoX

            Though with GGXrd console release around the corner, how much are they going to be focusing on BB?

          • That’s exactly it, after GGXrd ships (and it will even to the west this Holiday season), they’ll have time to focus on BB again. Coming out ~March next year, just one year after the previous patch.

  • Go2hell66

    she can’t even fight though wth

    just please don’t release a whole new version so you can add one character…
    and while you’re at it can you please nerf the hell out of azrael

    • cameron forsyth

      i’m pretty sure shes a puppet/doll user. i remember seeing her nivana variant near the end of the story mode and in the books.

      • Go2hell66

        ugh if she uses that doll to fight i’ll be very annoyed if she ends up being a relius/carl clone

        • I am expecting that Celica won’t actually do any fighting at all and all the actually attacks/animations will be done by Minerva, resutling in one of those “looks like two characters, plays like one” types of fighters.

    • Keksus

      I thought Kokonoe is a problem, not Azrael?

      • Go2hell66

        thats what i thought, and then my friend started playing azrael…

  • MrJechgo

    *waiting for them to announce CP Extend…*

  • Rawindra

    means DLC too soon huh?

  • anthony apduhan

    For now Celica and Lambda, but soon Nine, Saya, Jubei, and…. ummm an unexpected character errr! I really can’t wait for the Final Blazblue Game maybe after Extend!(hope it’s also on PS4)

    • James Reilly

      Wouldn’t be surprised if gender bender Mai is added at this rate since she had her name dropped suddenly in the CP story mode.

      • anthony apduhan

        I’m afraid to say Mai Natsume because people will assault me thinking it’s a bad idea :(

        • But she (he?) is hot… lol

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    Yep! I’m gonna just wait until the import of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend with all the characters available from the start plus with Jubei, who can’t be used in the vanilla Chrono Phantasma.

  • Jin Kisaragi

    They should just add this as DLC.

  • Jezzy

    She’ll heal and befriend the crap outta you.

    • Duo Maxwell

      That belongs to Platinum.

      • TheBlackRabbit

        lol plat brings the pain.

  • Duo Maxwell
    • anthony apduhan

      Awww look at Lambda and LOL Ragna

    • Go2hell66

      is it just me or is that doll kinda hot…

      • Duo Maxwell

        It has chest cannon, obviously it will be hot in many ways.

    • MSJ

      Celica with Minerva and new Lambda without her mask aww yeah

      • Keksus

        Next up: Jubei and Nine.

        Even though I don’t get why we need Lambda and Nu in the same game. I mean…. I don’t see any difference in their playstyles.

        • MSJ

          Nu is more about zoning with her swords and Lamb-chop was more about using gravity, I think

          • Keksus

            I thought that was more of a balancing thing. Nu wasn’t in CS after all (except for Lambdas Unlimited Form)

          • Cazar

            Pretty sure she will be different.

    • Stephen Mc Devitt

      She has her own mannequin now like Carl and Relius?

      • TheBlackRabbit

        well she got it in story. it is a booster as well as a guard.

    • Espoir

      Lambda looks bishie without her mask…

    • ivanchu77

      Dat jaw

    • colorblindnightmare

      KY?! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

    • Duo Maxwell

      Let me update the images.

      http://i.imgur.com/kpV1eI6.jpg
      http://i.imgur.com/oWYnFfb.jpg

      Please wait while I am expressing my fanboy-inner.

      CELICA!!

  • Jorge Tavani

    more for amane and more experiments for relius XD

  • Paula Iturriaga Cáceres

    Lambda could have a “What if…” ending.

    More possible DLC for Vita and PS3… Oh… yeah…

  • AceEsper

    So she’s a doll user? ………challenge reluctantly accepted!

  • Cazar

    I hope this just means new DLC and not another Extend.

    • anthony apduhan

      If it’s another Extend I hope it’s exclusive to the PS4 and (maybe Xbox one…)

      • Cazar

        Why on earth…

      • Reki Honoo

        Why the hell would you even want it exclusive to ps4? Not everyone has a ps4

        • otakumike

          it would give some a reason to get a ps4? Personally I just want it on ps4, though not as an exclusive.

          • Reki Honoo

            Yeah that’s true. I agree it should not be an exclusive, as I said in my comment. I would love for it to be on ps4, but not as an exclusive. It would give people a reason to buy it for ps4, since you can use twitch to let friends see you play on it.

      • Forrestfield

        Sense this does not make.

        • Tonton Ramos

          IT MAKES SENSE BECAUSE YOU PEOPLE WHINE AT EXTEND BEING STAND ALONE DISK!

      • Espoir

        ARE YOU INSANE? THINK OF THE VITA GAMERS, YOU HEARTLESS PERSON Q.Q

        • Tonton Ramos

          Why bring Vita on to this? Vita is already a good fighting game handheld device… of course this game will be included jeez!

    • Kornelious

      Was hoping that wouldn’t happen……Guess we will have to wait and see……

    • Forrestfield

      Best would be both (Yes, unlikely) so that new(er) players can jump in with the whole experience and old(er) players don’t have to buy another $60,- game.

      • Cazar

        It would still be bad for old players because lobby activity would shift to the new version. Unless they did something crazy like patched the old version to match the new one and enabled crossplay, which seems pretty unlikely.

        • Forrestfield

          There’d be no point to doing both if they didn’t include cross-version play. But as we both noted, this is kinda wishful thinking on my part.

          • Cazar

            Well that’s pretty much what they did with CSE. Relius Clover was the only exclusive playable character to Extend. While the other “new” characters were available as DLC for vanilla CS, but there was still no crossplay and it didn’t get the new balance patches.

    • Man..just bought BBCP vita the other day… if they announce an extend version I’m gonna flip all the tables in my house!

    • Brimfyre

      I could have sworn they said they wouldn’t do Extend with CP. I probably dreamed that.

      • MrJechgo

        Mori also said “No DLC”…
        Guess what happened…

        He’s lying all the time…

  • PLEASE dont make an extend version….

    • MrJechgo

      You wanna pay $20 to get both characters after shoving another $20 to get Terumi and Kokonoe?

      At this point, might as well pay $40 to get the complete package…

      • lol i spent nothing on terumi and koko…

        there are ways my friend.

  • MSJ

    > Celica

    FUCK YES, now where’s my Nine dlc Arc?

    • The next game.

      • Keksus

        Next game will probably be CP2 and Nine will be the only addition.

        • I was actually alluding to the next real game (plot wise too) but sadly you might be right.

        • AkuLord3

          No u mean CP Extend

          • Keksus

            No… that will come out after CP2. You forgot that they have to release a PSVita exclusive Version before they port that to PS3 as CP:E.

  • Aisha Lee

    This is cool now all we need is some Jubei, Nine, Saya, Hibiki, Linhua, Torakaka, and Homura and we’ll be good to go.

  • lackofstyle

    Lambda!! my main is coming back!!! whoo!!!!

    • The Old Shopkeeper

      not to sound offensive or anything, but is there a difference between Lambda and Nu?

      • TokkanRAM

        Nu is a stance character in BBCP, combines the styles of Nu from CT and Lambda from CS. The unfortunate truth is that this actually makes a character that’s fundamentally different from either of the two. Some Lambda players did not like this change.

        • Herok♞

          Me being one of them, it feels so different and it makes me more predictable. I would be happy if the new character is just CS lambda with new distortions.

  • Tyler Beale

    “Arc System Works Announces BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma II

    Arc System Works has announced today that BlazBlue: Chorno Phantasma II will be coming to PS3 and PS Vita. This is the same update that added Celica and Lamda some time ago in the arcades. It will be available as a free download.*

    *OR

    It will be available as a standalone disc/cart/download for $39.99, with no discount to those who already own the game.

    *OR

    They will be available as DLC for $8, and will include their own arcade endings and CGs.”

    Yeah, I can see that coming from a mile away. But PLEASE tell me it’s the 3rd one…..

    Also, it’s not a matter of “if” they’ll be available for consoles/Western players, but “when”.

    • Astrotrain

      Yes, you pretty much cover all the possibilities. How can you go wrong?

  • Tenno Seremel

    That ‘Extend’, that is totally not going to happen, yeah, better be more available than Chronophantasma…

  • Jadfish

    Okay I have been playing Continuum Extend on my Vita for some time, and the story is getting complicated, yet very very anime. Does it get better as it goes or should I just play arcade mode for kicks and be done with it? (can’t get any good connections in online multiplayers so eff that)

    • lackofstyle

      Well if the fact that it is very anime is bad then i would say quit while you’re ahead since it kinda gets worst, as for being complicated most of the plot line introduce in this game carry to the next soo yea (though some are closed by then end only to open more). Try playing abyss mode (i think thats what its called) if you haven’t, its quite a good time sink.

    • Astrotrain

      The problem with Chronop hantasma’s story is that it’s tide
      to the story of the BlazBlue Phase Shift novels , and we only have access to the first two novels thanks to fan translation.

      • yeah, that’s the problem, chrono phantasma is like the volume 5 of phase shift novel (there are 4 volumes of phase shift btw. Oh, there’s also Phase shift 0) since the ending of phase shift 4 directly lead to celica appearance in CP story. I hope the fantranslation will continue translate phase shift 2-4 or maybe some english publisher like yen press would pick it up in the west

  • Brimfyre

    Boggles my mind why she wasn’t in CP to begin with as she is such a major focus of the story. I was kind of hoping she would be the big character to look forward in the next full game.

    It kind of feels like they didn’t have all their eggs in one basket when they released CP.

    In the Beach scene in the Vita version it is a match between the old main hero and heroine and the new main hero and heroine, but at this point the new hero is available as paid DLC and the new heroine isn’t playable at all yet. What a mess.

    • ShadowKazuni

      OR unlockable by finishing the game to get Kagura

      • Brimfyre

        Damn. Didn’t know that. Just saw him in the store and bought him. At least he wasn’t 7.99 like Kokonoe.

        • ShadowKazuni

          Heh. Well, yeah. This happens when you research, you find out things you didn’t even know. :P

          • Brimfyre

            I understand you are being coy, but after I bought the game, I played Story Mode before touching any other mode, so as not to spoil anything in arcade mode, and then I would play Abyss mode to actually play the fighting part since there is virtually none of that in story mode.

            Kagura character is introduced, and I think he is a cool guy, but notice he isn’t playable. See him in the store and think he is DLC only.

            The game never indicates he is unlockable. So where would I have even reached the point in that process to “research” if he was unlockable?

            I don’t and I doubt you do either, have time to research every stupid pop culture thing I am reading, playing, or watching to make sure I am not getting ripped off by developers. Give me a break.

          • ShadowKazuni

            I’m sorry if I sounded a bit rude there… I didn’t mean it.

  • Astrotrain

    They are going to release BB Chrono Phantasma #Reload. They don’t do the DLC stuff anymore, they just lock it in the disc.

    • Herok♞

      Right because its not like they could make a new character later or anything

  • ivanchu77

    Lambda? they even gave all her moves to Nu-13 in this game….

    Personally i love that she´s in since i always considered her a great character in both story and gameplay, but unless they make a new model with a completely different moveset it makes little sense to add her…

  • Ultimaniacx4

    Nice. Now Celica’s seiyuu can go “Yah” and “Hah” just like she wanted to.

    http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1327554083

    • Triplicity

      Could I get a timestamp for this?

      • Ultimaniacx4

        Sure, around 10:12, Tsubaki’s seiyuu asks her if she would like Celica to be playable. She says she does and says something about the drama cd and the novel. Then says something like “I really want to say ‘yah and hah’ too.” And they show a little chibi version of her jump kicking Arakune.

        • Triplicity

          The artwork and Ragna’s voice actor imitating her afterwards made that go from great to incredible 10/10 thanks

  • RagingTiger44

    I resisted the urge to get the vita version because I was worried more was on the way. Will wait and see if this will become DLC or become part of an Extend version.

  • Maia Kasoya

    I guess my favorite BB character isn’t completely neglected after all. Yay Lambda~

  • Twilleppac

    Interesting… I was hoping for more characters. Just ya know… Phantom and Jubei… Oh well, maybe eventually.

  • Bell

    I hope Celica another variation of Carl. Regardless, if I ever get the chance, I’ll still try her out. I thought she was a nice character. In a saga full of total assholes, BB needs more people like her.

    • Aisha Lee

      I wouldn’t say the game is full of assholes. Its just that there are only a few nice people in the game while everyone else is dealing with personal problems.

      • Bell

        I can see where you’re coming from, but there are a few characters who are total jerks for no reason and it bugs me. I guess ‘full of’ was an exaggeration.

  • PlayingSpades

    I’m pretty sure what were all thinking about right now but this sounds pretty cool if they pull it off

  • SlickRoach

    Chrono Phantasma Extend confirmed? Good thing I didn’t buy any DLC characters.

    • MrJechgo

      I didn’t buy the game at all. I got lucky and got CS Extend first, so I’ll be waiting until they release it.

      • SlickRoach

        CS Extend was my first BB game as well so I didn’t luck out too much.

        • MrJechgo

          People actually battered me on the possible outcome of a CP Extend version, because it has been done before.

    • Twilleppac

      Not really, could just be more DLC characters, no expansion required.

  • Nu Blitz

    So are they going back on their word about Jubei???

    • MrJechgo

      only if Kokonoe gives me an exo-suit to make him taller…

      • Nu Blitz

        why not just make him the same size as carl? the excuse could easily be he was standing flat footed

        • MrJechgo

          That’s because he’s not as tall as Carl to begin with.

          • Nu Blitz

            and celica is dead and a healer yet she is now a fighter

  • is’nt lambda nu13? why do we need 2 of the same character? (gameplay wise) and why do they still insist that jubei can’t be put inthe game?. UGH kinda starting to not like the arcsys’ blazblue dev team -_-

    • MrJechgo

      Multiple Noel clones my friend… There could be 20 of them for all we know…

      • colorblindnightmare

        “Or there could be ten thousand of them”

      • Astrotrain

        That doesn’t mean they should be in the game.

      • Ultimaniacx4

        We know there was one Murakumo unit per city. So according to lore, there are probably 23.

    • Astrotrain

      According to Mori, Jubei is too small.

  • leingod

    I’d buy Celica :D

  • Triplicity

    Also announced: Nu-13 is losing her stance switch in the new version, so assumedly that means Nu is permanently relegated to Dia mode while Lambda-11 is getting her Luna mode. That explains that, at least.

  • God

    So they expect us to pay to play as Lambda, who is basically the same character as Nu? Wait, will she also be all yandere about Ragna? If Ranga has any luck, they would kill each other over who gets to die with him.

  • Should’ve expected something like this would happen. Extend anyone?

    I’m gonna buy them DLC’s anyways, hehe ;)

  • H.A.MK

    Screen shot

  • Vash bane

    Celica o.O? now that’s interesting

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