Blazblue UK release date?

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  • Mattheprat 13 Aug 2009 18:49:11 101 posts
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    Hey,

    Just thought I'd let people know (if anyone is interested) that MCV magazine has said a publisher called Zen something or other, has picked up Blazblue: Calamity Trigger for a UK release for Q1 2010. Yay! Thought it would have been 505 Games considering they released Battle Fantasia and Guilty Gear 2: Overture - Both Arc games.
  • Aretak 13 Aug 2009 18:51:33 10,329 posts
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    Hello Tormented-Visions
    This is recently established ARC System Works Europe.
    We are currently translating BlazBlue 360 and PS3 into French/Italian/German/Spanish and will release in European market.
    Release timing will be announced shortly.
    Thank you for your patience!

    best regards,
    Zen United Ltd. (ARC Europe)
    http://boards.ign.com/blazeblue/b24305/180569247/p1/

    And that's all anyone knows.
  • Mattheprat 13 Aug 2009 18:52:58 101 posts
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    Cool, its better than nothing I guess...
  • berelain 14 Aug 2009 10:30:03 9 posts
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    Blargh!

    btw you can import the US version from Play asia for the PS3, but its pretty expensive. I really want to get my hands on this, too :(
  • Slurmseh 14 Aug 2009 11:54:56 2,321 posts
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    I knew plays listing of October was too good to be true!

    Damn it I want this game
  • aine 14 Aug 2009 15:02:45 718 posts
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    press release:

    The 2D High-Resolution fighting spirit is here, with rebel action.... and ass kicking.

    London: 14th August 2009. PQube is pleased to announce that they will be releasing BlazBlue across Europe on PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system.

    BlazBlue is a new experience in 2D weapons based fighting games making exceptional use of the power behind the Next Gen consoles and online gameplay networks. The game is created by Arc Works Systems, the Japanese developers behind the critically acclaimed long running Guilty Gears fighting franchise which began in 1998.

    BlazBlue has been hailed as the “game that every self-respecting console fighting fan should play”. It has already enjoyed huge success in Japan and critical acclaim in North America scoring above 90% in several specialist gamer Reviews. And a special Limited Edition has immediately sold through in USA, where it has recently been released.

    This launch represents the first in the new partnership between Zen United and PQube. Dave Pain, from PQube, said “The long running 2D fighting genre has seen a welcome boost in 2009 with updated versions of several franchises brought to Next Gen PS3 and 360 consoles” and Tomo Ohno, Head of Zen United, reported “BlazBlue reached number 1 in the Japanese arcades and already sales of the Japanese and US console versions have beaten forecasts”.

    The European version of the title will be fully localised into English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. It will include additional content – e.g. character strategy guide, music soundtrack from sold-out US Limited Edition. Plus new gameplay content not available anywhere, like new characters and moves.

    Features:

    o For those new to fighting action the game has been specifically designed so it’s easy to pick up at the beginning, and an ever increasing depth introduces new and more demanding skills.

    o The game features an all-original goth-anime cast with intricately detailed hand drawn high-Definition character sprites. And they are a unique bunch indeed.

    o A Plethora of Defensive and Offensive Options at Your Disposal - Take advantage of Barriers, Counter Assaults, Rapid Cancels, Barrier Bursts, Ukemi Tactics and Distortion Drives to turn the tide of battle.

    o Drive your way to victory! Use the unique “Drive Attacks” specific to each character to decimate your opponent.

    o Console-Exclusive Content - Brand new music, animations, backgrounds, and a fully fleshed-out story mode have been made exclusively for the console release.

    o Online Battle - Train your skills online through ranked and player battles.

    The planned release date is Q1 2010.

    – ENDS –
  • uiruki 14 Aug 2009 15:15:18 3,527 posts
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    Q1 2010? Nice job striking while the iron's hot there.
  • novakoala 14 Aug 2009 15:17:00 2 posts
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    What does Q1 2010 mean in the UK?
  • Kain201 14 Aug 2009 23:00:52 1,616 posts
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    Q1 stands for the first quarter of the year (from January to March).
  • novakoala 14 Aug 2009 23:06:53 2 posts
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    ...not if they're speaking about the financial year, as so many of these press releases do
  • aine 15 Aug 2009 00:09:55 718 posts
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    that "extra characters" thing is interesting, i just noticed that. all the americans are whining about it on kotaku. its quite hilarious.
  • PinkSpider 15 Aug 2009 00:31:01 3,346 posts
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    I'd assume they would release them as DLC to the rest of the world?
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