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Arc Promises Big Things For BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma's Net Mode

Home conversion announced in Famitsu just for the PlayStation 3.


Our previous report about the PlayStation 3 version of BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma was a bit inaccurate. We said that the game appears in Famitsu's release list this week. It's actually part of a full preview, complete with an interview with series producer Toshimichi Mori.

The preview's information box only lists PlayStation 3. When a game is multiplatform on PS3 and Xbox 360, Famitsu's previews usually show both platforms. Text in the magazine also refers just to the PS3, so unless the magazine made some serious editing mistakes, it looks like the home version is currently PS3 only (at least in Japan).

In his interview Mori says that the concept of Chrono Phantasma is "Making with a new feeling," meaning the team is treating it as a new title.

The home conversion will have a lot of effort placed into its network mode. Mori teased that if they're able to realize all their goals in this area, they'll end up with something amazing.

Mori also said that he hopes to add lots of gameplay elements to keep players playing. He also gave a nod to the story mode.

Development on the home version of Chrono Phantasma is currently at 30%, Famitsu says. The home version is date TBA. The arcade version was announced late last week with a winter release time frame.

4Gamer attended the arcade version's recent location test. See the site's coverage here.

The arcade character select screen from 4Gamer's report on the location test.

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