Iron Tager, Makoto Nanaya, Nu-13, and Es close out this year’s BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle reveals

By on December 15, 2017 at 8:04 am

Earlier this morning, Arc System Works hit us with their 5th character introduction trailer for the upcoming tag-team crossover game, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. While normally only revealing three characters at a time, the team gave us four this time, all from the game’s namesake — a first for their reveal pattern, since they usually incorporate fighters from two to three different series at a time.

Today’s new Entitled are the “Red Devil” of Sector Seven, Iron Tager (who specifically mentions Kokonoe in his introduction), the “Unfaltering Beastkin” Makoto Nanaya, the “Sword of Hades” Nu-13, and — serving as our first addition from Central Fiction — the “Guardian of the Gate,” Es.

Wreaking havoc with fellow grappler Waldstein, Tager retains his ability to magnetize foes (Voltic Battler) as well as his signature Gigantic Tager Driver, Gadget Finger, Spark Bolt — despite lacking the gauge to charge it — as well as the Genesic Emerald Tager Buster. It will certainly be interesting to see if he retains his traditional 360 and 720 degree inputs in this more simplified Battle System. Retaining her usual close-combat style, Nanaya still packs her Corona Upper and Meteor Dive, along with her Shooting Star and Particle Flare Distortion Skill.

BlazBlues yandere Murakumo Unit has finally arrived, and can finally realize her dream of teaming together with Ragna, even if she doesn’t seem to fully understand the concept. Boasting her Sword Summons — despite the lack of Drives — Luminous Slave returns from CF, and she may serve to torment Gordeau as much as Hilda. Reiterating that this event is one of the “possibilities,” Es retains most of her shoto-like qualities, and seems to even have her Crest Arts fully integrated into her specials.

This brings the roster count up to 20 characters. You can see the full trailer below:

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will be released sometime in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. With Evo Japan, the 2017 Arc System Works Fighting Games Awards and RTX Sydney all coming up, there could be a lot to look forward to early next year as the time to intersect draws further nigh. You can see all previous trailers at the links below.

Source: Arc System Works

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