As we’ve previously reported, the upcoming crossover tag team title, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, will be seeing the much-anticipated return of the English dub, which was surprisingly absent from Central Fiction. While the Easter weekend’s Anime Ascension marked the public debut of the dual-audio build, it was also played during this week’s episode of ArcLive, with the voice of Noel Vermillion and Nu-13, Christina Vee, giving us a chance to sample even more unique team-specific interactions.
Pssych has graciously compiled another round of clips, featuring a variety of both iconic and surprising duos. Highlights include the expected casual snarkiness between the Under Night In-Birth trio of Hyde Kido, Linne, and Waldstein, Ruby Rose burning Hyde over the prospect of showing him up in battle, Persona 4 Arena‘s Investigation Team reaffirming their strong bonds, Jin Kisaragi remaining cold to Noel Vermillion, Makoto Nanaya firing up Gordeau with her spunkiness, Weiss Schnee and Yukiko Amagi preparing to unleash a grand dance of ice and fire, and my personal favorite: Azrael threatening Hazama not to impede his “feasting!”
Additionally, the opening theme to Persona 4 Golden, “Shadow World,” and the Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[st] console opening theme, “Unknown Actors” have been confirmed as franchise-specific Versus Themes, should the four series reps ever meet in battle. You can see the full video below. (Be warned though, host D-Piddy does talk through a lot of them, so you’ll have to listen pretty closely.)
For more BBTAG action, check out tournament footage from Anime Ascension, as well as player impressions about Nu-13, Es, Chie Satonaka and Weiss Schnee.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will be released for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam on Thursday, May 31st in Japan, before dropping on the same platforms in North America on Tuesday, June 5th. A European release on PS4 and Switch has been scheduled for sometime this summer.