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BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma Is Still Coming To North America


    Arc System Works have been pretty good about localizing their BlazBlue games, and that isn’t limited to just the main series. They’ve also brought games like BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale on DSiWare and BlazBlue: Battle Cards over to North America.


    The one major game that’s still missing in the West is BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma, which is a cute brawler released for the Nintendo 3DS via the eShop. Arc System Works hinted way back in 2012 that they were considering a Western release for the game, and since then, haven’t had much else to say about it.


    Siliconera got in touch with the publisher to ask if plans to localize BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma were still underway, and a representative replied that plans for a U.S. release were still on. Plans for a European release, however, don’t exist yet.


    We pressed further to ask why there were no plans for a European release, and the Arc System Works rep replied, “As far as I can tell you, we have just reached the stage to release it for the U.S., so we have not discussed releasing it in the EU area yet.”


    Arc System Works also said they have no plans to localize their series of Escape Adventure games, which are developed by Intense Corp and play like mini visual-novel adventures.


    Food for thought:

    Arc System Works requested that we call the game BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma, as opposed to BlayzBloo: Clone Phantasma, but we aren’t certain which one will end up being the final localized title for the game.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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