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Second BlazBlue Continuum Shift Download Character Formally Announced

Recent Continuum Shift event reveals new character and also hints at additional arcade plans for series.

The first round of Continuum Shift DLC added Makoto to the game.

Arc System Works held its "BlazBlue Streaming" event in Tokyo yesterday. As reported at Famitsu.com, the fan event saw a couple of big announcements and teases for the 2D fighting series.

Held to commemorate the recent availability of Continuum Shift's Makoto download content, the event featured appearances by voice actors Kana Ueda (Rachel), Kanako Kondo (Noel) and Tomomi Isomura (Makoto), and producer Mori Toshimichi. Some 100 fans were able to try out Continuum Shift, and purchase a variety of BlazBlue goods. Stage events included an eight player tournament involving the four guests and four attendees.

The big announcements came at the end of the event. Mori took the stage and said something we already knew: Continuum Shift will have more downloadable characters to follow Makoto. A video that followed revealed that the second character download to be Valkenhayn R Hellsing. Availability timing and pricing were not announced.

More mysteriously, Mori revealed that Arc System Works will be showing BlazBlue Continuum Shift at the upcoming Amusement Machine Show. Said Mori, "BlazBlue will be shown at an arcade game show. Please consider what this means." This year's AM Show will be held from the 9th through the 11th at the Makuhari Messe convention center just outside of Tokyo.

Visit Famitsu.com for pictures from yesterday's BlazBlue event.

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