The Investigation Team steps back into the ring in this BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle franchise introduction trailer

By on May 18, 2018 at 9:00 am

Summon your Persona and head back into the Midnight Channel!

With BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle‘s release less than a month away, promotion for the four-way crossover extravaganza has been steadily ramping up from Arc System Works. Following a recent trailer introducing players to Rooster Teeth’s RWBY, Arc System Works America has recently released the game’s second franchise introduction trailer, this time for ATLUS’ Persona 4 Arena.

Last seen in 2014’s Persona 4 Arena Ultimax — after making the jump from RPGs to fighting games in 2012 — Yu Narukami, Yosuke Hanamura, Chie Satonaka, and Yukiko Amagi reenter the fray in BBTAG, alongside DLC characters Kanji Tatusmi (Cross Character Pack 1), Persona 3’s Aeigis (Cross Character Pack 2) and Naoto Shirogane (Cross Character Pack 3).

In the brief trailer, we’re treated to various team-specific intros and outros, alongside gameplay clips and some English dialogue from each fighter. Most notable is a likely confirmation of BlazBlue’s infamous gag reels, as a shocked Chie exclaims, “What’s Ragna-san even DOING at our high school!? He’s wearing the uniform and everything!?” Looks like our favorite SS-class criminal is about to be dragged into some Yasogami hijinks!

Finally, we get our first taste of the DLC trio of Kanji, Aegis and Naoto in English, with Matthew Mercer and Karen Strassman reprising their roles from Ultimax and various other Persona spin-off titles. Naoto appears to have been recast yet again, but it’s too early to tell at this point. You can see the full trailer below. Under Night In-Birth and BlazBlue roster trailers will likely follow soon!

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will be released in Japan and Asia for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on Thursday, May 31st in Japan, with a North American release for the same platforms following on Tuesday, June 5th. A European release on PS4 and Switch is slated for this summer.

Source: Arc System Works America

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