Witness the Astral Skill Instant-Kills from the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle demo

By on May 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Ruby Rose RWBY BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Astral Finish

With the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Online Beta in full swing, we’ve already seen some great tech from Twitter, as well as a variety of gameplay primers. Now it’s time to share a full, dual-audio compilation of the recently-revealed Astral Skills. These flashy match-enders can only be executed by pressing 222B+C when you have 9 full Bars of Skill Gauge, which is only achievable with Level 4 Resonance Blaze. On top of that, your opponent has to be down to a single character.

Avid Arc System Works content creator Koefficient has recorded all 20 of the legendary finishers for the entire 20-character base roster, and has timestamped them according to franchise. There are a lot of great little touches here depending on the series your characters of choice hails from. While the BlazBlue cast’s Astrals are set to BBTAG’s main theme, “Crossing Fate,” the Persona 4 Arena characters enter Awakening state (a requirement to access IKs in their home games), before performing their Instant Kills, set to the song “Mist” in a throwback to the original Arena title.

Additionally, the Under Night In-Birth characters, who utilize their Infinite Worth EXS, perform them to the tune of “Unknown Actors,” the console opening theme of Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st]. Team RWBY’s are set to Volume 1’s opening theme, “This Will Be The Day,” with the infamous moon of Remnant in the background. You can see the full compilation below.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle’s online beta is currently ongoing for players who digitally pre-ordered the game on both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. With the open portion beginning today, May 12th, and lasting until Monday, May 14th. The full game will be available on PS4, Switch and Steam PC, in Japan and Asia on Thursday, May 31st, with a North American release following on Tuesday, June 5th. A European release is salted for this summer.

Which Astral Skills are your favorites? Share your picks with us in the comments section below.

Sources: Koefficient

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