Well now, this is interesting.
Earlier today, the very first installment of the BlazBlue series appeared on Steam. Calamity Trigger originally released on PC back in 2010, published by its parent company Arc System Works in Japan and frequent collaborator Zen United in Europe, but has since been surpassed by numerous sequels and updates, none of which have received the same treatment.
This news comes after the recent Steam release of Guilty Gear Isuka. After a fan campaign requested they port newer releases as well, publisher Kiss Ltd. mentioned that they are looking into the matter. No new details have surfaced on that front as of late.
As both games were already available on PC before their arrival on Steam, the work involved in bringing them to the platform was certainly less than a full transition from arcades or console, which could mean these are just quick ways to make a few extra bucks off old titles. Whether that’s the case or not remains to be seen.
We’ve reached out to Calamity Trigger’s Steam publisher H2 Interactive for more details, so be sure to keep your eyes on Shoryuken for updates. For now, feel free to let us know what you make of these developments in the comments below.
If you’re interested in checking out an older iteration of the BlazBlue franchise and picking up the bundled 42-song soundtrack, Calamity Trigger will be $8.99, 20% off the normal price of $9.99, until February 20.