BlazBlue: Central Fiction is coming to both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 this Holiday. Aksys Games has recently announced what is included in the Limited Edition of BlazBlue: Central Fiction, a new character, and updates about the state of the English dub of the game.
BlazBlue: Central Fiction Limited Edition will include with it a copy of the game, an art book with 100 pages showing off the history of the series, a figuring of Mini Noel Vermillion Nendoroid striking an iconic pose, and the BlazBlue Song Interlude III Soundtrack featuring ten tracks from the game. This Limited Edition will be available at launch for $90 USD.
The new character appearing in Central Fiction will be Es, the main character of Xblaze – Code: Embryo. For those who don’t know, Xblaze is a Visual Novel set 150 years before the events of the main BlazBlue story line that was released for the PS3 and Vita in 2014. While she might seem like a simple character to use at first she has an added ability to enhance her special moves, this means that her play style can be changed as the match continues giving her added flexibility. “Crest Arts”, her drive, adds damage to her offensive strikes based on how many hits you get in. Es will be available for free on the PlayStation Store on launch day where she will remain for free until two weeks after the game launches. After that two week period, she will be available to purchase as DLC.
There is some bad news for fans of the English dub of the previous BlazBlue as Aksys also announced via their twitter account last week that there won’t be an English dub in BlazBlue: Central Fiction, which will be the first time in the mainline series there will not be a dub.
@aksysgames Basically boiled down to- game now w/ no dub. Game 6-8 months later w/ dub. We made a tough decision, but stick by it.
— Aksys Games (@aksysgames) August 24, 2016
They then went on to clarify that it’s not that they plan for an English dub 6-8 months down the track and that there is currently no plans for dub release or a dub DLC. This bad news is some that fans have been worried about for some time especially after some of the lead voice actors confirmed that they hadn’t been approached for any voice work. Fans have started a Change.org petition to show support for the dub and hope to convince Aksys Games that it is worth the effort to produce the dub.
What do you think of the Limited Edition and the new character? Do you think they should have waited the 6 months to release an English dub? Would you be willing to pay for a dub in DLC? Share your thoughts in the comments below!