BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 Announced, Will Include Nine New Characters

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 Announced, Will Include Nine New Characters

The character-filled update for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, an excellent fighter, arrives November 21.

At the conclusion of the Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle tournament at EVO 2019, Arc System Works revealed the “2.0” version of the game. A “Version 2.0 Content Pack” will release on November 21, 2019, and will eventually include nine new fighters. This news comes hot on the heels of the announcement of a new update for Under Night In-Birth. It’s a good time to be a fan of anime fighting games.

The new characters for Version 2.0 seem to be releasing in waves, however, and only the first four will release in November. The eclectic group includes Yumi from Senran Kagura Estival Versus, Neo Politan from RWBY, and finally Akatsuki and Blitztank–both from Akatsuki Blitzkampf. The announcement trailer briefly demos all four of them. The first featured character is Yumi, and then Akatsuki and the gargantuan Blitztank take the stage. After a teaser ending, the trailer shows off Neo Politan from RWBY.

Yumi uses fans that pack some cool ice and wind damage, and looks to be a fighter capable of doing damage from all ranges. Akatsuki has electric attacks, and he seems like the same rush-down menace he is in Under Night In-Birth. Blitztank is maybe the most outlandish fighting game game character of all time. He is humongous, has a skull head, and shoots lasers. Goodness gracious. Neo is an agile fighter. She dodges around her enemy and counterattacks with a bladed umbrella.

The new character pack seems to be a paid DLC, but the “Ver. 2.0 Patch” will be free for everyone who owns BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. The patch will feature a brand new scenario, new character interactions, and new colors. You can see some of these new interactions in the trailer.

The PC, PS4, and and Nintendo Switch versions of BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will all receive the update when it goes live on November 21.