BLAZBLUE CONTINUUM SHIFT EXTEND INCLUDES ORIGINAL ‘CALAMITY TRIGGER’ STORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BRISTOL (Wednesday 11th January 2012) Arc System Works Europe and PQube are pleased to announce that BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend, coming soon to PlayStation® 3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360®, will include the original ‘Calamity Trigger’ storyline – giving Extend the complete BlazBlue story to date.

This re-telling of the original story will include new and remastered scenes for both existing fans and to help introduce new players to the BlazBlue universe.

‘The BlazBlue universe and story is vast’ says Geraint Evans, Director of Arc System Works Europe. ‘BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend is the only version to have the complete story – which will make it accessible to those who are completely new to the series and will give older fans a chance to revisit the groundbreaking original.’

Story Mode has proven to be a hugely popular component to the series – attracting not just fighting game players but also anime and manga fans.

BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend’s story mode offers a truly exceptional single player experience and contains a variety of scenarios to play though, including;

·         23 individual stories, exploring the characters and universe of BlazBlue.

·         Each character has their own tale to tell – along with multiple endings.

·         Finishing each character’s story mode, unlocks a final story that gives players the ‘True Ending’ to the epic BlazBlue story.

·         Two bonus stories ‘Sector Seven’ and ‘Academy’ give players insight into the two main factions of the BlazBlue universe for the first time on home console.

·         ‘Teach me Miss Litchi’ and ‘Help Me Prof. Kokonoe’ comedy skits return, using Chibi characters to provide greater detail to the world of BlazBlue!

PLUS! Brand new stories for Makoto Nanaya, Valkenhayn R Hellsing, Platinum the Trinity and Relius Clover. Experience these characters’ stories for the first time in BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend.

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend will be available Q1 2012 for PlayStation ® 3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360 ® .

For more information on BlazBlue head to blazbluegame.com, join our ever growing community on Facebook/BlazBlue or keep up with our regular news on Twitter/@BlazBlue_Europe.

About Arc System Works Europe

Arc System Works Europe are the European publishing division of Japanese games publisher and developer, Arc System Works. ASW Europe localise and publish Arc System Work’s best games to the European market.

About Arc System Works

Arc System Works is a developer and fighting game specialist from Japan – best known for the Guilty Gear and, more recently, BlazBlue series - which has garnered international critical acclaim for its innovative fighting system and spectacular 2D artwork.

About PQube

PQube is a publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products.  Based in the UK and Germany ,  PQube has direct relationships with key UK retailers and with local partners across Europe.  Publishing and distributing on all key platforms, PQube is a licensed publisher of Sony and Nintendo and offers a range of traditional, digital and direct-to-consumer delivery platforms.   PQube has an established team of industry professionals with a passion for the interactive entertainment business, an innovative approach to marketing and sales and a track record of success in building key franchises for its publisher and developer partners.  


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