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BlazBlue heading to PS3 and 360

2D fighter from Guilty Gear developer.

Arc System Works has revealed that it's making home versions of its arcade 2D fighter BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger for the PS3 and Xbox 360. They're due out in Japan in the summer, according to Famitsu magazine (as reported by IGN).

BlazBlue, released in the arcades in November last year, is a high-definition beat-'em-up in the classic 2D style, and considered a spiritual successor to Arc System Works' Guilty Gear series.

The home versions will include branching story modes for every character, where both fight outcomes and player choices affect the course of the narrative. These include fully-voiced dialogue and anime sequences by Studio Gonzo, and will apparently clock in at the length of you average Japanese adventure game, around 30 hours.

There's online play too, downloadable content, and the addition of Astral Heat special moves for all characters. A reference to "worldwide" online play suggests there are plans for a western release. We'll bring you more when we have it.