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BlazBlue: Centralfiction

BlazBlue Centralfiction (Logo)
Name: JP BlazBlue: Centralfiction
NA/EU BlazBlue: Central Fiction
Developer(s): Arc System Works
Project BB Team
Publisher(s): JP Arc System Works
NA Aksys Games
EU pQube
Designer(s): Toshimichi Mori
Yūki Katō
Composer(s): Daisuke Ishiwatari
Kikuo
Platform(s): Arcade (Taito Type X²), PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Release date(s): Arcade
JP November 19, 2015
PS3, PS4
JP October 6, 2016
NA Early November 2016 [1]
EU Q4 2016 [2]
Genre(s): Fighting game, visual novel
Mode(s): Single-player, multiplayer
Version: 1.30
System Voice: Rumiko Varnes
Opening Song: Arcade: "CENTRALFICTION"
Console: "TRUE-BLUE"
Ending Song: Arcade Mode: "Twilight tear"
Story Mode: "BLAZBLUE ~Hikari no Mukō e~"

BlazBlue: Centralfiction (ブレイブルー セントラルフィクション BureiBurū: Sentorarufikushon), known outside Japan as BlazBlue: Central Fiction, is the fourth game in the BlazBlue series.

Plot

Act I: Phantom of Labyrinth

Ragna and the others were in the Union of Hierarchical Cities, called "Ikaruga". They were rebelling against the ruler, "Imperator", by their own reasons.

As an answer for the consequences, mankind all over the world were decomposed into "Seithr", while the power inside Ragna was forcibly provoked to be out of control by the Imperator.

Thereafter, the Imperator has vanished somewhere, leaving the huge black sphere called the "Embryo". And Ragna was lost, after he transformed into his internal existence, the "Black Beast".

However… Ragna was still alive. When he gained consciousness at the 13th Hierarchical City "Kagutsuchi", the power of the Black Beast was sedated. Moreover, he was still himself, though, he lost all of his memory.

Act II: Nightmare Memory

And then, they arrived at the "Reality" or otherwise called "another figment".
Same time, same place, but in the different causality chain.

It is the realm where their desires come true.
Or, it is the conclusion the way it should be.
The world expedient.
The figment.

Though that can be called the "reality", if they don't know what they are standing on.
Unfortunately ― or maybe not ― they finally found it.

"The phantom", she used to be called "Nine the Magus", finally appeared and stood in front of them, the person who touched the edge of truth.
The interplay of lights and sparkle.
But they never reached.

Nine said, with coldly tone,
"Before the Day of Reckoning, the Imperator… No―
Izanami must be defeated. By your hands."
And then, the figment was ended with the beginning of another figment.
The truth is still far beyond.

Act III: The Replacement Blue

—The Phantom of labyrinth has ended its role.
Finally, the truth emerged from the depth of the nightmare. 

"Imperator", the empress, also known as the "Hades" Izanami.
"He" had a fierce fighting with Izanami, who displays overwhelming power with a cruel smile on her face. 
After the terrific battle, "he" eventually defeated her.

Her face was usual temper, with a cruel smile, even when she was stabbed by the sword. 

She gave the words.
"I'll show you the true enemy you have to defeat." 

—Master Unit "Amaterasu" materialized. 

Izanami continued,
"If you wish to finish everything, you will have to ascertain the truth.
Then you will see, how merciless the power of God is.
And how powerless you are!"

"He", the Grim Reaper, the enemy of the world, "Ragna=The=Bloodedge"
In the end of the rebel, what will he think, and what will he do?

Gameplay

General changes

  • When Overdrive is active, its duration is shown under the Burst Gauge in the form of a countdown timer (which counts seconds and split-seconds).
  • When a character takes damage, their portrait near the health bar shakes.
  • When the first round begins, character's emblem appears at each character side when the phrase "The Wheel of Fate is Turning" shows.
  • Arcade Mode stories are now separated into 3 acts.
  • When a character is close to entering Active Flow, there is a purple pink circle that surrounds the Overdrive Gauge.
  • The Stylish mode was changed completely. Now it works like the Technical mode, but the player can use the Special button, "SP", to perform easy special attacks.
  • Two new game modes: the Speed Star Mode and the Alliance Mode.

New game mechanics

  • Exceed Accel: A special type of Distortion Drive, which is executed either by pressing A+B+C+D in Overdrive or holding A+B+C+D after Overdrive is activated. It begins with the character performing a specific attack in their moveset, and once it connects the rest of the background shatters away into the Overdrive background effect when the attack is performed. It dishes large damage, but immediately ends Overdrive.
  • Active Flow: A new mechanic, which acts as the opposite of Negative Penalty status. A character that fights aggressively goes into an Active Flow, which boosts damage and recovery of the Burst Gauge. Active Flow also increases damage of Exceed Accel (and may add extra effects and animations for certain characters). When a character enters Active Flow, their emblem on the health bar glows purple pink.

Playable characters

Returning playable cast

New playable characters

Battle themes

Title Description
in the shadows Hibiki's theme
Jaeger Naoto's theme
Walpurgisnacht Nine's theme
YOMOTSUHIRASAKA Izanami's theme
conciliation Es' theme
??? Mai's theme
Bloodline Izanami vs Ragna/Jin theme
Reincarnation Nine vs Kokonoe/Celica theme
??? Es vs Celica theme

Gallery

Images

Videos

Trivia

  • This is the first time that the Arcade Mode has three parts rather than one.
  • This is the first game that doesn't have an English dub at launch.
  • This is the first installment that releases a demo version of the game.
  • Continuing on from BlazBlue: Chronophantasma and its Extend, there are color options for the playable cast that reference characters from two other Arc System Works games, though this time they are Guilty Gear and XBlaze. They are as follows:
Character Guilty Gear Palette XBlaze Palette
Ragna the Bloodedge Sol Badguy Sechs
Jin Kisaragi Ky Kiske Tōya Kagari
Noel Vermillion Elphelt Valentine (Revelator) Hinata Himezuru
Rachel Alucard Elphelt Valentine (Sign) Mei Amanohokosaka
Taokaka Sin Kiske Ripper
Iron Tager Potemkin Drei
Litchi Faye Ling Venom Sōichirō Unomaru
Arakune Jack-O' Valentine Es-N
Bang Shishigami Chipp Zanuff Kazuto Kotetsu
Carl Clover May, with Nirvana as April Brain Cat, with Nirvana as Kiri
Hakumen Leo Whitefang Es
Nu -No. 13- Elphelt Valentine (Revelator) Es
Tsubaki Yayoi Millia Rage Kuon Glamred Stroheim
Hazama Axl Low Ripper
Mu -No. 12- Ramlethal Valentine Es
Makoto Nanaya April Yuki Himezuru
Valkenhayn R. Hellsing Leo Whitefang Kazuto Kotetsu
Platinum the Trinity Jack-O' Valentine Elise von Klagen
Relius Clover Bedman "Me", with Ignis as "Little sister"
Amane Nishiki Jam Kuradoberi Acht
Bullet Potemkin Marcelyn F. Mercury
Azrael Slayer Nobody
Izayoi Millia Rage Kuon Glamred Stroheim
Kagura Mutsuki Johnny Akira Kamewari
Yūki Terumi Zato-1 Freaks
Kokonoe Faust "Me"
Celica A. Mercury Ramlethal Valentine "Little sister", with Minerva as "Me"
Lambda -No. 11- Elphelt Valentine (Sign) Es-N
Naoto Kurogane Sin Kiske Sechs
Hibiki Kohaku Chipp Zanuff Tōya Kagari
Nine the Phantom I-No Nobody
Izanami Jack-O' Valentine Sechs
Es Dizzy Herself's color scheme in Code: Embryo
Mai Natsume Raven Elise von Klagen

References

  1. Siliconera, BlazBlue: Centralfiction To Release In Early November In North America
  2. RiceDigital.co.uk, pQube announces BlazBlue: Centralfiction European release
  3. Released on December 3, 2015 for Arcades
  4. Released on January 28, 2016 for Arcades

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Start a Discussion Discussions about BlazBlue: Centralfiction

  • Okay is anyone getting really annoyed with the roster right now?

    68 messages
    • Going by Jubei being unlikely to be playable cause hes in Tao's astral would also make it unlikely for Dark Susano'o too lol. 
    • Found a more clearer image of Dark Susanoo, yeah im guessing this is Terumi's final form and final boss, because it looks far more beastly ...
  • Es vs. Celica Theme?

    12 messages
    • Actually, according to this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJHR6FOhaBE). Kokonoe vs Celica still triggers the Secto...
    • SegGel2009 wrote: Kokonoe vs Celica still triggers the Sector 7 theme. And this is why I am against adding Centralfiction information before ...

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