BRISTOL (17 th October 2011) To celebrate the release of BlazBlue Continuum Shift 2 on Nintendo 3DS and Sony PSP, Arc System Works Europe will be releasing a special Manga Edition on November the 4 th 2011.

Due to popular demand Arc System Works have translated the BlazBlue: Phase Zero Prologue manga - making it available for the first time outside Japan.

The Official BlazBlue ‘Phase Zero Prologue’ manga.

·         Full localization of the Japanese original that was released with BBCS2 in Japan.

·         Increased size and paper quality for the ultimate version of this sought-after manga.

·         Chronicles the beginning of Ragna’s story when he’s thrown back 100 years into the past.

·         Witness Ragna’s first meeting with his eventual master, Jubei and his introduction to the mysterious Celica.

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2 is the biggest version of BlazBlue yet, featuring:

·         All the DLC characters of the console version unlocked.

·         Two brand new stories for Sector Seven and The NOL Academy.

·         Brand New Abyss mode allowing you to level up your character against increasingly tough opponents.

·         The critically acclaimed Tutorial, Challenges and Story modes that give BlazBlue the biggest single player experience of any fighter!

PLUS! A bonus collector’s chibi Ragna Keyring limited to the Manga Edition only.

The BlazBlue Continuum Shift 2 Manga Edition is limited to only 200 and is now available for pre-order at the Arc System Works Europe store for £49.99 on 3DS and £39.99 PSP.

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2 will be available on November the 4 th on Nintendo 3DS and Sony PSP.

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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 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.

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.  

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