Datamining potentially leaks the entire cast of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

By on May 14, 2018 at 11:00 am
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All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t keep leaks from happening again (supposedly).

The remaining DLC characters for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle may have been discovered prematurely. Twitter user Ehm dug around the code of the beta version of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle on the Nintendo Switch, and found names for character menu portraits among placeholder and test files…

Ehm also found a text file that lists the characters, as well.

If this is accurate, that means the next unannounced DLC characters for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle are:

BlazBlue:

  • Izayoi
  • Nine the Phantom
  • Mai Natsume

Persona:

  • Akihiko Sanada
  • Labrys
  • Mitsuru Kirijo

Under Night:

  • Merkava
  • Mika
  • Yuzuriha

When asked whether the “not shown” line signified a completely new character to be added to the roster, Ehm was not fully convinced.

Furthermore, this data mining does line up with the previously-released silhouettes.

The image above shows the nine additional characters, and it was made before the recent datamining from Ehm. It looks like the pieces are lining up… but still, we will await comment from Arc System Works to see if there is any validity to this apparent leak.

Sources: Ehm; @Mickspad

Luke "Woocash" Siuty is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in ArcSys titles. A Guilty Gear veteran, he plays Baiken and commits atrocities by playing Sin when he's not busy pondering the ArcSys Cycle. He's always down to talk on Twitter, so send him tips. He's good at OS-ing in real life, not so much in video games, though.