While we’ve known for quite some time that BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be receiving a console port, developer Arc System Works has been rather quiet regarding a concrete release date. But now, thanks to the latest issue of Famitsu, fans have something to look forward to.
According to Siliconera, Chrono Phantasma is set to release for PlayStation 3 on October 24 in Japan, bringing with it two brand new characters not included in the arcade version: Kagura Mutsuki, who is said to factor heavily into the overall Chrono Phantasma storyline, and Yuki Terumi, the entity that inhabits the character known as Hazama.
Chrono Phantasma will cost 7140 yen and features three story scenarios: Chrono Phantasma, The Six Heroes, and Sector Seven. The main storyline will be around 10 hours long, while the other two will clock in at around half that. When combined with the true story path, everything will add up to about 30 hours. Network mode will include a world map feature, allowing you to control your avatar, select a versus machine, and begin an online match, all with chat functionality included.
Kagura Mutsuki will be voiced by Keiji Fujiwara. He is a charge character with only two special moves: a projectile and an anti-air. His appropriately named Drive “Stance” allows him to enter a different stance and utilize other moves.
Hazama’s voice actor, Yuuichi Nakamura, will also fill the role of Yuki Terumi. He is being offered as a special pre-order DLC bonus. Terumi has more Distortion Drives than special moves, and his Drive makes building Heat Gauge easier.
Kagura Bio: Currently the head of the powerful Mutsuki family of the Duodecim, Kagura is the Library’s highest order general. Because of his supreme position as general, he is planning to revolt against the Imperator.
Terumi Bio: Terumi has met Ragna in the past, but only as the alias and disguise Hazama. He also previously played a role in the Dark War as one of the Six Heroes. Cool, cruel, and especially sly, Terumi enjoys destroying and killing anything and everything.
There’s no word yet on a release for the Xbox 360 or North America in general, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated with information regarding these topics, as well as the new characters, as more details become available.