Aksys confirms portable edition of Arc Systems Works fighter scheduled for North American launch in March with new content.
One of GameSpot's Best Fighting Games of 2009 is getting an updated version on a new platform. Aksys Games today announced that it will release BlazBlue Portable for the PSP in March.
Based on last year's critically well-received Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 fighter BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, the new PSP edition of the game will include "every frame of animation" from the original, according to Aksys. The handheld port will also carry over the console game's assortment of arcade, story, versus, score attack, and training modes.
Fans of the series hoping for something new will also be treated to a few PSP-exclusive additions. First off, every character in the game will now be playable in regular and "unlimited" versions, with new abilities. The unlimited versions of each character will be available in the game's new Shop mode, where players can not only build out the roster of fighters but also purchase new character illustrations.
The game will also feature local multiplayer action for up to four players. While the fights will remain one-on-one, two extra players will be able to follow the action as spectators waiting for their turn to spar.
Finally, BlazBlue Portable introduces a new Legion mode. A twist on the traditional fighting game survival mode, Legion lets players recruit a party of up to 20 fighters and conquer a map full of enemy armies.
From a distance, the graphics look identical to the ps3/360 versions but when you get a close glimpse, you really see the rigid edges on the characters. Still looks beast and considering I don't even have a next gen system, this news is awesome!
You can actually play this game on your PSP already. You can play it from your PS3 by using remote play. It's like the only PS3 disc game that I know of that is playable on your PSP.
If it adhoc party ready that would be nice, but I've already got the PS3 that I can play remotely so what's the point. Plus, their's now online infrastruction connectivity so what's the point unless I feel like call over 3 friends to just beat up on each other. But that's lame. I'd rather look at the HD smooth crisp full PS3 version on an HDTV. This version has some great features but the game really shines in online ranked and player matches.
Im depressed I bought Guilty Gear AC for Wii about two years before this was released. Oh well I have some friends that will appreciate the PSP version. I really think Aksys had improved on the tournament fighting genre and Street fighter is just going through the mood.
They need to add Sol Badguy into this game, the characters in this game are mediocre compared to GG.
I hope a Wii version follows. *Dodges machine gun and flame-thrower fire* What?!! Wii needs fighting game love too, you know!!
I really want the PS3 game but it is selling for completely unrealistic prices. Perhaps this version will fill the void.
This is fantastic, but I'm not too thrilled, considering I'm still waiting for Blazblue PAL on the x360 while the sequel is right around the corner..
Great news!! Excited for this since I really enjoyed Blazblue more than any fighting game this gen. The PSP port doesn't look a watered down version as well which is a good thing.
Sweet. a portable version of a great fighting game i enjoyed on consoles last year. I'll definitely get this.
Oh man...with so many games coming out like BlazBlue Portable, I'm gonna be broke just when the year just started haha.
Sounds awesome. Might stick to my PS3 version, though. PSP isn't really ideal for fighting games. At least people won't have to worry about using the shoulder buttons with the 4 button control scheme.
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