That title is going to need some explaining. BlazBlue fans have waited far too long for the version 1.03 update to Continuum Shift which would make the game identical to Continuum Shift II, the superior Japanese arcade version of the fighter. The wait has finally come to an end, with update 1.03 being released on Xbox Live today. The update will execute various balance changes and minor tweaks. Also hitting Xbox Live is Platinum the Trinity, the third and supposedly final premium DLC character for the game.
Now, technically, this means that Xbox gamers who update to version 1.03 will be playing BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II even though the game will still be referred to as BlazBlue: CS. If this confuses you, blame Arc. It seems a little odd, but remember that they could have just done what Capcom is about to do with Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and released yet another retail disc. The enclosed premiums would have wound up making us spend a lot more moolah on not so much more content so let’s be thankful that they didn’t.
Obviously, the current condition of the PSN leaves the PS3 release of the content pending. If you’re anything as unlucky as me, then you also happen to own the PS3 version of the game. This PSN situation seems to have gotten quite personal. The version 1.03 update is free and Platinum will run you 560 MS points. Stay tuned for PS3 details – well – never mind. If you’re interested in PS3 details, then you may as well just stay tuned for more info on when PSN is being restored. Oh, and you might wanna hit the break for Platinum’s launch trailer.