BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, the third full instalment of Arc System Works’s popular 2D fighting game series, is now playable at all arcades or game centers across Japan equipped with NESICAxLive cabinets.

Unlike regular arcade cabinets, NESICAxLive ones are hooked to a network that allows these specialised cabinets to access a variety of games available on the platform, including Persona 4: Arena and the newly released BB:CP. Gamers can pick which title they’d like to play after dropping in their tokens, provided if the arcade operator has turned on this feature.

At launch, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma features twenty selectable characters, including series newcomers Amane Nishiki, Bullet and Azrael.

But over the course of the next three weeks, three more characters – Nu-13, Mu-12, and Izayoi (Tsubaki Yayoi) – will also be unlocked for arcade-goers to play as:

 

To be unlocked November 28


Name: ν-No.13- (ニュー)
Height: 155cm
Weight: 45kg
Birthdate: 12/31
Blood type: Unknown
Birthplace: The 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi
Interests: Thinking about Ragna
Likes: Ragna
Dislikes: Everything that’s not Ragna
Drive name: Sword Summoner
CV: Kanako Kondou
Story in BBCP (from this BlazBlue wikia page)
After the events in Calamity Trigger following her battle with Ragna the Bloodedge, she was thought to have perished in the Cauldron alone. Nu is later revived by her own will to fuse with Ragna in a form refered to by Hazama as the “Sword of Hades”; though she retains her appearence and personality from the previous games. She is re-tuned by Hazama to stand in Ragna’s way once again.

 

 

To be unlocked December 5


Name: μ-No.12-(ミューテュエルブ)
Height: 157cm
Weight: 48kg
Birthdate: 1/7 (the day Mu-12 was “refined”)
Bloodtype: A
Birthplace: The 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi
b Reciting poems (but never in front of people), mail order shopping (so that she doesn’t have to meet anyone)
Likes: Cute stuff
Dislikes: Bugs (especially those with many legs)
Drive name: Steins Gunner
CV: Kanako Kondou
Story in BBCP (Wikia page)
Thanks to Rachel Alucard, Noel regains Mu’s powers and abilities in order to save Tsubaki Yayoi with the power of the Azure. She no longer possesses the same cold, destructive personality she had after her intial awakening, and instead retains Noel’s personality and memories.

 

To be unlocked December 12


Name: Izayoi (Tsubaki Yayoi) / イザヨイ(ツバキ=ヤヨイ)
Height: 160cm
Weight: 47kg
Birthdate: 3/14
Bloodtype :A
Birthplace: The 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi
Hobbies: Drawing, swinging
Likes: Period dramas (時代劇)
Dislikes: Fighting
Drive name: Scarlet Justice
CV: Asami Imai
Story in BBCP
Apparently, Tsubaki had been under a curse put on her by the Imperator Librarius. Fortunately, she was able to break the curse, and in doing so, awakened the powers of Rei-shiki Izayoi (零織・イザヨイ) to assume this “true form”.

Drawing power from the Murakumo Unit Prototype, Izayoi (Tsubaki Yayoi) now serves her own brand of justice, and seeks to punish those who have sinned. Continuing to wield the same blade that in the past stole light away from her eyes, Izayoi (Tsubaki Yayoi) acts in search for “the light of truth”.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will head home to console games on the PlayStation 3 sometime in 2013.

Source: 4Gamer

 

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