BlazBlue creator Toshimichi Mori is planning to release the next BlazBlue game sometime in 2016. "I am planning to have the next story sometime next year and the next game will have the last 25% of the story," Mori said to Siliconera.
BlazBlue already has 28 playable characters and with a new title on the horizon Mori plans to add a few more probably bringing the number over 30. "What do the fans think about tag team battles," Mori asked.
"There are two possible options. One is you would pick two or three characters like the Capcom vs. SNK 2 or simply choosing characters and tagging out like Tekken Tag Tournament," Mori added. "In Capcom vs. SNK 2 players choose characters and they come out in a certain order compared to Tekken Tag Tournament which has characters switching in real time. If you consider the PlayStation 4 system, both of these are possible. Those are the two directions I’m considering, what do you think of this? The flashiness might need to be cutdown if we implement this though."
He’s aware that the BlazBlue and Guilty Gear fans are vocal, which is why he wanted to pose the question to Siliconera readers. We’ll gather the feedback and work with Aksys to get your comments back to Arc System Works!
Mori mentioned one more tidbit for fans of both fighting game series. "I know the fans want to see a crossover with Guilty Gear but I don’t know how long that will take. If we are going to do it, we want to do it right. Ask Ishiwatari about this later," Mori laughed.