Project Lumina has announced that Neco-Arc and Mash will join the roster of playable characters as DLC in Melty Blood: Type Lumina. They will be available for free in the summer. Project Lumina will reveal the concrete date that players can get Neco-Arc and Mash in the near future. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
These characters were first teased in June 2022. As a reminder, the first two DLC characters (Neco-Arc and Mash) will appear in Summer 2022, and two more will appear in Winter 2022. All four DLC characters will be free.
Neco-Arc is a recurring joke character from Tsukihime. Her identity as an official meme will actually play into her fighting style. She has a lot of moves that can cause random effects, which means players who main her will need to rely on luck and fast thinking.
Mash is the deuteragonist and heroine of Fate/Grand Order, and she is a close-range fighter with her shield. According to the article, she is a beginner-friendly character. Mash can also use her shield to guard herself as she rushes towards the enemy.
Aside from the new DLC characters, there will be an update to the story mode. Aside from new scenarios that will let players experience a ‘boss rush,’ Project Lumina powered up the story sequences. There will be 2D pixel art characters moving on the screen to act out what is happening in the story.
Melty Blood: Type Lumina is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. It is unknown exactly when the Mash and Neco-Arc DLC, as well as the story mode update, will appear in Melty Blood: Type Lumina.