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BlazBlue: Chronophantasma

BlazBlue Chronophantasma (Logo)
Name: JP BlazBlue: Chronophantasma
NA BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma
Kana: ブレイブルー クロノファンタズマ
Rōmaji: BureiBurū: Kuronofantazuma
Developer(s): JP Arc System Works
Publisher(s): JP Arc System Works
NA Aksys Games
Designer(s): Toshimichi Mori
Yūki Katō
Composer(s): Daisuke Ishiwatari
Platform(s): Arcade
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
Release date(s): Arcade
JP November 21, 2012
PlayStation 3
JP October 24, 2013
NA March 25, 2014
EU April 23, 2014
PlayStation Vita
JP April 24, 2014
NA June 24, 2014
Genre(s): Fighting game, visual novel
Mode(s): Single-player, multiplayer
System Voice: Julia Yermakov
Opening Song: Arcade: CHRONOPHANTASMA
Console: Blue sanction
Ending Song: Arcade Mode: RISING
Story Mode: Drive Qualia -Kako to Mirai no Kotonoha-

BlazBlue: Chronophantasma is the third game in the BlazBlue series.


The game takes place after the events of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. The Story Mode has three scenarios: Chronophantasma, Sector Seven and Six Heroes.


General changesEdit

The character sprites have been redrawn and refined and several new songs were composed for the game. All previous musical themes have been re-arranged.

New game mechanicsEdit

The following have been removed from BlazBlue as of Chronophantasma:

  • Gold Break Bursts
  • Guard Primers
  • Individual Storylines (Console version)

The following mechanics have been added to Chronophantasma:

  • Overdrive: Each character has a new mechanic called Overdrive. When activated, it gives enhanced strength and access to new moves unique to the character. Normally, Overdrive lasts 5 seconds; however, at lower health, it lasts around 15 seconds. Usage of Overdrive freezes the timer. The bar to use Overdrive fills up over time, and can be used only when the bar is full. The Overdrive replaces the neutral stance Break Burst from the last game (in that it shares the same command: A+B+C+D), and also empties the bar used for the Burst, which now refills over time during the match, as opposed to the set amount of usable Bursts from the last game. In addition, the bar is automatically refilled by 1/3 if it was used for Overdrive as opposed to using a Break Burst, which completely empties it. When the character's health is low, the bar refills much faster.
  • Crush Trigger: Crush Trigger acts as a replacement for the Guard Crush mechanics in the past games (Guard Libra and Guard Primers). By sacrificing 25% heat (or in Hakumen's case, two Magatama) then pressing A+B, it will allow players to crush the opponent's guard under normal circumstances. Crush Triggers cannot break the Barrier Guard instantly, but can deal high damage to it, and they can be delayed/charged to inflict even more damage to the Barrier Gauge.
    • Because of this, the Heat Gauge is now split up into four sections rather than two. Prior to Chronophantasma, Jin had a Heat Gauge with four sections, due to using 25% Heat to perform the D version specials.
  • The game features three main storylines to follow, with boss battles included, which all come together for the true end.
  • Also, on the character select screen, when selecting a color palette for a character, players can see what the palettes look like, instead of having to guess from three color swatches.
  • A new Library Mode is included for the home console release, only in JP version.
  • A new 1.10 Patch version featuring rebalancing is featured for arcades on March 19, 2014 (which also includes the console exclusive characters) and will be featured for the console versions on May 2014.

Editions comparisonEdit

Features Standard Edition Limited Edition
Game Disc Yes Yes
BlazBlue Visual Book II No Yes
Rachel nendoroid No Yes


Nu-13 and Mu-12 were confirmed to be in Chronophantasma in an issue of Famitsu Magazine that showed their new artworks and one screenshot for each of the characters. Thanks to Rachel, Noel regains Mu's power in order to attempt to save Tsubaki. Nu's body reformed due to her desire to fuse with Ragna, and she has become something Hazama refers to as the Sword of Hades. Hazama has re-tuned Nu, so she is once again fighting against Ragna and the other characters. Two new characters were confirmed for the home console version of Chronophantasma: Yūki Terumi, Hazama's true form, and Kagura Mutsuki, a general of the NOL who plans to overthrow the Imperator. Kokonoe was confirmed on 11/09/2013 to be a DLC character for the home console release. Gigant: Take-Mikazuchi is the first, and so far only, character to be a non-playable boss in the series.

Returning Playable CastEdit

New Playable CharactersEdit

Console-Exclusive Playable CharactersEdit

Console-Exclusive Non-Playable CharactersEdit

Battle themesEdit

Chronophantasma features arrangements of the original musical themes of its predecessors. As such, these will not be listed here. Their title is the name of their theme with a II on the end (i.e. Rebellion II).

Title Description
舞神 Amane's theme
Spirit of Fire Bullet's theme
The Tyrant Azrael's theme
Justice Sword Izayoi's theme
Black aggression Kagura's theme
Endless Despair II Terumi's theme
Science Fiction Kokonoe's theme
Black & White Ragna vs Hakumen theme
Dissonance Valkenhayn vs Relius theme
in JUSTICE Hakumen vs Izayoi theme
Sector7 Sector Seven vs theme
SIX-HEROES Six Heroes vs theme
Fatal Judge Final Arcade Boss theme
THE HIGHLANDER Take-Mikazuchi's theme

Title Description
Bushin Amane's theme
Spirit of Fire Bullet's theme
The Tyrant Azrael's theme
Justice Sword Izayoi's theme
Black aggression Kagura's theme
Endless Despair II Terumi's theme
Science Fiction Kokonoe's theme
Black & White Ragna vs Hakumen theme
Dissonance Valkenhayn vs Relius theme
in JUSTICE Hakumen vs Izayoi theme
Sector7 Sector Seven vs theme
SIX-HEROES Six Heroes vs theme
Fatal Judge Final Arcade Boss theme
THE HIGHLANDER Take-Mikazuchi's theme







Downloadable ContentEdit

Story Mode GuideEdit






BlazBlue Chronophantasma (Character Select Screen, Tokyo Game Show 2013)
Character select screen presented at the Tokyo Game Show 2013
Night VisionAdded by Night Vision
  • Chronophantasma has many changes in terms of some of the menu screens and themes. The character select has been greatly altered, going from all the characters aligned in a circle formation to now being arranged like a conventional character select.
    • Characters also seem to be positioned in a way that those symmetrical to them counterpart them some way.
  • While there are a plethora of new stages, Moonlight Castle -Halloween- and the Altar stage were the first stages returning from previous games to be selectable for combat. Kagutsuchi Port AM 10:30 and The Gate stage also return, but they were only playable in Noel's Arcade mode.
    • As of December 25, 2013, however, the two stages are playable thanks to a special DLC code included in the Limited Edition of the First Volume of BlazBlue: Alter Memory Blu-ray/DVD release, with more stages from the old games announced as DLC of the next Five Volumes.
  • The PlayStation Vita version features a story that summarizes the events of Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift with gag reels included, and an exclusive gag reel set on a beach.
  • This is the first BlazBlue game to have an NPC Boss Character (Gigant: Take-Mikazuchi/Izanami).
  • Chronophantasma's cast also has alternate colors referencing other games that have been affiliated with Arc System Works, namely Guilty Gear and the Persona series, as well a color referencing another character from BlazBlue itself. They are as follows:
Character Guilty Gear Palette Persona Palette BlazBlue Palette
Ragna the Bloodedge Sol Badguy Yu Narukami (Persona 4) Makoto Nanaya
Jin Kisaragi Robo-Ky Yosuke Hanamura (Persona 4) Izayoi
Noel Vermillion I-No Maya Amano (Persona 2) Nu-13
Rachel Alucard Slayer Chidori Yoshino (Persona 3) Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
Taokaka May Teddie/Kuma (Persona 4) Arakune
Iron Tager Potemkin Kanji Tatsumi (Persona 4) Bang Shishigami
Litchi Faye-Ling Jam Kuradoberi Mitsuru Kirijo (Persona 3, Persona 4: Arena version) Amane Nishiki
Arakune Eddie Jack Frost (Shin Megami Tensei series) Taokaka
Bang Shishigami Anji Mito Akihiko Sanada (Persona 3, Persona 4: Arena version) Iron Tager
Carl Clover A.B.A, with Nirvana as Paracelsus Ken Amada, with Nirvana as Kala-Nemi (Persona 3) Relius Clover
Hakumen Baiken Oprheus (Persona 3) Tsubaki Yayoi
Tsubaki Yayoi Millia Rage Yukiko Amagi (Persona 4) Hakumen
Hazama Venom Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4) Platinum the Trinity
Makoto Nanaya Order-Sol Chie Satonaka (Persona 4) Ragna the Bloodedge
Valkenhayn R. Hellsing Slayer Koromaru (Persona 3) Rachel Alucard
Platinum the Trinity Bridget Nanako Dojima (Persona 4) Hazama
Relius Clover Faust Elizabeth, with Ignis as Thanatos (Persona 3) Carl Clover
Amane Nishiki Izuna Minato Arisato (Persona 3) Litchi Faye-Ling
Bullet Axl Low Yukino Mayuzumi (Persona 2) Azrael
Azrael Johnny Takaya Sakaki (Persona 3) Bullet
Nu-13 Justice Aigis (Persona 3) Noel Vermillion
Mu-12 Dizzy Shadow Labrys (Persona 4: Arena) Lambda-11
Izayoi Testament Metis (Persona 3 FES) Jin Kisaragi
Kagura Mutsuki Kliff Undersn Eikichi Mishina  (Persona 2) Yūki Terumi
Yūki Terumi Chipp Zanuff Shinjiro Aragaki (Persona 3) Trinity Glassfille
Kokonoe Dr. Paradigm Ulala Serizawa (Persona 2) Jubei


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