BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Shows More Of Celica And Lambda In Action

By Sato . July 24, 2014 . 10:33am

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We previously got a glimpse of Celica Ayatsuki Mercury and Lambda-11 who are headed to the arcade version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma this Fall. 4Gamer follows up with a bunch of new screenshots showing the two in action.

 

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Celica will be playable for the first time, and her playstyle consists of various combination attacks with Minerva, which can also be switched up during the fight with different input commands.

 

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma’s battle planner also shared a note saying that Celica is recommended for new players, including those who’ve never really touched a fighting game before, but are curious about characters such as Celica, who will be pretty easy to control.

 

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Celica can pull off various attacks using different button and joystick combinations.

 

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This one shows some sort of anti-aerial attack.

 

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In addition to an Overdrive attack with a feature that lets it get stronger, it can also heal up Minerva’s health, as well.

 

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She also has different healing magic which can be used to recover Minerva’s health, bringing a whole different fighting style to the table.

 

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The above is a look at her Distortion Drive special move.

 

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Meanwhile, the battle planner shares a bit on Lambda, and reiterates that she’ll have the Luna Forma as the base. While she might control similarly to Nu-13, her Drive attacks will be pretty different.

 

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Celica and Lambdawill be available on the arcade version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma this fall.


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  • http://geekorner.wordpress.com/ Geekorner

    “Celica can pull off various attacks using different button and joystick combinations.”

    Like, any character, /ever/? Or do they mean she’ll be closer to Stylish move?

    • Pdugna

      Celica is supposed to mostly a starter character for new players. So she will be easier to pull off the combos.

    • Jadfish

      I’m guessing her drive can pull off special moves with relative ease, much like Noels auto-combo drive. Like, “up+D” will make an anti-air or Dragon Punch like attack or something.

  • biskmater

    Celica looks… special.

  • Kornelious

    Look pretty interesting, Though I’m still waiting to see just how they will implement these characters into the console versions….

  • Brimfyre

    What’s with the story mode scene with Lambda and Makoto?

    • Jin Kisaragi

      That’s from Lambda’s Gag Reel in Extend.

  • Axle

    Inb4 God-Tier Celica

    • ivanchu77

      No please.

      No

      • Axle

        Lol just sayin.

    • colorblindnightmare

      In waifu level maybe.

  • MaidKillua

    I just really need to know if Europe will be getting the Vita version physically or not that’s all I care about

  • Sakurazaki

    All hail the mighty ponytail!

  • freezestar

    One of those screeshots for Lambda-11 is a actually a screenshot from her Joke story path from Continuum Shift.

  • ivanchu77

    I love the redesign they did for Minerva, she looks extremelly cool now :)

  • fyi1191

    Hazama, I see what you did there.

  • refrain

    PS3 and Vita dlc when?

    • Jin Kisaragi

      That still hasn’t been announced yet. These characters are going to be added in the arcade version. I don’t think it’s going to be DLC even though I want it to be DLC. I don’t want to have to buy a new version.

      • Axle

        I’m sure it will eventually become DLC, as it’s been in the past. I just hope they don’t make some Chrono Phantasma Extend.. or if they do, at least make it an update for those who already own the first game

        • Jin Kisaragi

          That’s what I meant. I don’t want an Extend version but I don’t think they are going to make it DLC.

          • Axle

            Let’s hope for the best Dx
            Still waiting on that Jubei and Nine DLC though lol but this is cool too

          • Jin Kisaragi

            Yes I know. Only a matter of time before they get added. They need to take it slow.

        • refrain

          Well, the extend worked for the past games but I don’t know how it would work with the new kind if story mode like this.

    • MrJechgo

      I fear that it’s gonna be an Extend version… I mean, HOW are they gonna patch Nu-13 unnoticed?

  • Tyler Beale

    Wait, so…there’s going to be new story modes too? Or is that something different from the PS3/V versions?

    • Jin Kisaragi

      They changed the way story mode works in CP. I don’t think they are going to change story mode.

  • Jaeger Knighty

    BOOT UP YOUR BODY RIGHT NOW GURL

  • Final Agent

    So Celica is recommended for new players… but is a DLC only character.

    Hmm… could have been handled better, but I guess as long as she’s available from the get go in the next game, it’ll be fine.

    • Twilleppac

      I was thinking that too, but whatever, I’m hoping the whole “for beginners” thing won’t eventually result in her not being not viable at all.

    • Jadfish

      And I thought Noel was supposed to be that in the first game. Her drive is basically an auto-combo, which certainly won’t help you against people who are good, but it’ll get you going for sure. I thought she was a very beginner friendly character.

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      To be fair, all the DLC characters they’ve released are really well thought of and bring something entirely new to the table. I am not entirely opposed to DLC being done this way~.

      • colorblindnightmare

        Agreed. Arc is usually pretty good about dlc.

  • ivanchu77

    Wait, a doll character like relius and carl that is “recommended for new players” ?

    that´s sounds kinda contradictory xD , these type of characters are always the most difficult to use in every game they appear (Zato in GG, Lieselotte in AH , Chaos in UNIB…..)

    Of course, Izayoi was supposed to be for begginers too , yet she´s really technical and hard to use….. i doubt Celica will be for new players

    • http://www.unit03.net blackraen

      Celica and Minerva aren’t a doll character. They’re a “looks like 2, plays like 1″ character. In reality Minerva does most of the attacking, and just like with Rachel and her familiars, Minerva will also cover for Celica in all the taking-damage hits as well.

      There’s video of her in action in the latest episode of Blue Radio. http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1406168894 — Celica playable starts at 15:37.

      Ultimately she looks like a fun, straight forward character. Definitely approachable for new players.

    • Land of Green Pasture

      actually, Relius wasn’t as much doll as Carl, Pseudo-Doll I’d said, he can make Ignis appeared here and there.. and require not much positioning as Carl

  • http://www.unit03.net blackraen

    I was really hoping that we would see a modification in Lamba’s appearance since she would be showing up at the same time as Nu. For instance maybe a half or no-battle armor version. Oh well.

  • lackofstyle

    ah those pictures are from lamda’s gag reel in extend…such a sad gag reel T_T

  • Land of Green Pasture

    and it still pains my heart that BBCP for Vita isn’t in EU yet….

    • refrain

      And it still pains my heart that BBCP for Vita doesn’t have JP voices

      • ivanchu77

        WHAT!?

        why the hell aren´t they included if they were already in the ps3 version? losing a bit of interest in the vita version now -_-

        • Land of Green Pasture

          I’ve been hearing that, they don’t have the JP voice for Story mode dialogue…. maybe because “Size issues” stuff

        • refrain

          Aksys did a terrible job with the US Vita version. They cut the library mode from the JP ver. Cut the JP voices in story mode (There’s still an option to choose JP voices in the setting but only for battle). They blamed the game card size couldn’t fit but the game is only 3.4GB. There’s no excuse for this. Even Extend has dual audio. You know what’s worse? They didn’t even tell us about this before releasing the game. They even said on their facebook that the game will have the same contents from the PS3 ver. They’re just being lazy and did a half-assed job this time. They won’t even reply any question about this if you send them email or ask on twitter, facebook. Believe me, I tried

  • Black Heaven

    Hurray Lambda! I get to play my main from Continuum Shift again. :)

    Meanwhile, are we gonna get this on console… as a Chrono Phantasma iteration like the Continuum Shift Extend? *_*

    • Jadfish

      I’m guessing DLC at first, and then an EXTEND version later down the line with some more DLC characters to make it a reasonable package

  • Jadfish

    Nu vs Lambda might be a super cool match-up now!

  • MSJ

    Lamb chop! *welcomes back with open arms* I missed you SO much.

    dat gag reel doe…

  • friendly neighborhood_dude

    Celica plays a lot like Phoenix Wright lol.

  • Digidyne017

    So, how will her theme work out? Will Nu and Lambda have to share the same theme? Or are they going to pull a robo-ky and distort the song?

    now, adding Trinity Glassfille would be heavenly. It would just need an Extra story to work around it. Maybe a Black Beast Era story mode with the beast as the final boss..

  • Crimsonotaku1935

    I am trying to not get excited about this, just in case they are only available on an Extend version (which I won’t buy), instead of being DLC, like they should be.

  • Vash bane

    interesting lol the only noob character I can even control are just ragna and jin I have trouble using anyone else (then again I didn’t play the third game im only talking about experience with the other 2 older games) if anyone plays this is robot looking ladies. still have low health compared to the rest of the cast?

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