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Melty Blood: Type Lumina Ciel Displays Her Hunting Skills

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Melty Blood Type Lumina Ciel

Type-Moon Games shared the latest Melty Blood: Type Lumina character showcase. which focuses on Ciel. Ciel is considered the “Arrow” of the Holy Church and Shiki Tohno’s reliable upperclassman.

The new trailer demonstrates Ciel’s combat prowess and the skills that made her an ace member of the Burial Agency, a black ops branch of the Church dedicated to hunting supernatural threats, particularly vampires. Such vampires include the likes of Arcueid Brunestud, who had her own Melty Blood: Type Lumina battle preview appear. Ciel shows off her mastery of the many killing tools afforded to the Holy Church’s “dark side,” particularly the Black Keys, magically-empowered swords held between the fingers.

As in Melty Blood, Ciel can throw her Black Keys as projectiles, giving her a longer reach than previously demoed Type Lumina characters like Arcueid or Tohno. She also seems to have a number of diagonal aerial attacks designed to hit enemies at range from the air. For her Arc Drive, Ciel unleashes her ultimate weapon, a massive sanctified pile driver called the “Seventh Holy Scripture”. When using the Arc Drive, Ciel appears to discard her executor’s habit for a more practical sleeveless combat dress. In previous Melty Blood titles, a version of Ciel wearing this outfit and using the Seventh Holy Scripture exclusively was known as Powerd Ciel [sic].

Melty Blood: Type Lumina is due for global release on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 30, 2021. Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon, a remake of the visual novel Melty Blood is based on, will release in Japan on August 26, 2021. It will include Ciel’s route.

Josh Tolentino
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