Aksys Games announced today that BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma – the upcoming 2D fighting game – will also be published for the PSVita in the West.
Featuring the complete list of playable characters from the PS3 version, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will also include new characters, an additional story an enhanced “Abyss Mode” and tons more.
The plot seems to be pretty basic;
With the Cauldron shattered and the cycle broken, Ragna begins his final mission: Hunt down the villainous Terumi. Noel’s life and the fate of the entire world hang in the balance as Ragna the Bloodedge marches toward one last confrontation.
…and here’s the full breakdown of changes/content from the press release;
New Characters – BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma adds five new playable characters to the original cast, as well as two downloadable characters, the scientist Kokonoe and the villainous Terumi and the unlockable character Kagura Mutsuki.
Ragna Begins His Final Mission – BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma’s story mode contains more than 30 hours of gameplay, delving further into the epic journey of Ragna and the others than ever before. The PlayStation®Vita system version contains a summary that takes you back to the events of Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift to help refresh your memory!
Additional Story Content – Ever wonder what Noel, Ragna and new characters Celicia and Kagura would do if they hung out at a beach? Wonder no more becauseBlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for the PlayStation®Vita system offers just that: a completely new story featuring your favorite characters at the beach! Did we mention bathing suits?
Modes for Every Player – Featuring traditional BlazBlue modes such as Arcade, Unlimited Mars, Survival, and more, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for PlayStation®Vita system also offers an enhanced Abyss mode.
The release date for PlayStation 3 is March, however the Vita version won’t hit ’til Summer. Those in Japan can pick up the Vita version a bit earlier than their North American counterparts – with a release date of April 24th.
Hold onto your hats fighting fans, this one’s still a little ways off.