The first hi-res 2D fighter from the creators of the Guilty Gear series! BlazBlue is a traditional 2D fighter where two characters participate in a duel.
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Release Date: Feb 13, 2014

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“...awesome characters, stunning backgrounds, sweet music, tons of unlockables and -- most importantly -- enjoyable fighting...”
95 – IGN

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2 CD's worth of OST included with a total of 42 fantastic music!
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About This Game

The first hi-res 2D fighter from the creators of the Guilty Gear series! BlazBlue is a traditional 2D fighter where two characters participate in a duel. The story of the game involves dissent and destruction among a powerful council, known unofficially as "the Library," which controls a great power that once saved humanity, but which now wields its power in protective, some say repressive, ways.

A round is called a "rebel" and one match can consist of one to five "rebels". To win a round, one player must either incapacitate the other by inflicting damage through various attacks to reduce their opponent's health to zero or by having more remaining health than their opponent after the clock runs out. Every character has a weak, medium and strong attack. Also every ones has a "unique" technique, called a Drive attack, which is different for each character.

Key Features
  • 12 unique batants to choose from! - Choose a character that represents your own fighting style like the lightning-fast Taokaka or the wickedly powerful Tager.
  • Drive your way to victory! - Use the unique Drive Attacks specific to each character to decimate your opponent. Depending on the character control the elements like wind and ice or even absorb the life force from your opponents.
  • Experience the beauty of high-resolution hand-drawn sprites on 3D backgrounds all in glorious high-definition.
  • Various modes - Arcade, Versus, Score Attack, Training, Gallery and a pletely fleshed-out Story Mode that tells the tales of each character.
  • Bonus Contents - 2 CD's worth of OST included with a total of 42 music!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 7900 / AMD Radeon X1900
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct Sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 / i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 8800 / AMD Radeon HD3700
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct Sound
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Kvetro
( 60.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
It's ok I guess.

EDIT"Arakune best girl"
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Dan, I guess
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Very classy beat-em-up. To think the way i'm talking I'd be maining Carl, but I main Tao.
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Starnana
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
I got free music.. 10/10
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Nalgas D. Lemur
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
It looks and feels good, and there's pretty decent variety among the characters for different styles of play. The story mode is even fairly interesting and fleshed out for a fighting game. Unfortunately it also seems to have a tendency to glitch out and get stuck running at around 30 fps instead of 60, which makes it pretty unbearable to play if that happens, so it loses points for that. I might try my luck with newer games in the series instead.
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Ainsley
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
Now im japanese,mom.
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[Kpop] Sorgath
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Horribly laggy game with 30 fps,unplayable with my 970 GTX , specswise my hardware way above recommended and still game suffers from bad framerates and lag. I wouldnt recommend buying this.
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An anime fan on prom night
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
>set difficulty to Beginner
>still get trolled through the ground by the CPU

COUNTER/10
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ZechsX18999
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
I don't really play fighting games, but I love Japanese games and BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is only $10!

The story is a little messy and you have to kind of piece it together yourself. It's similar to a visual novel (I would have preferred cutscenes, but the artwork is well-done).

The characters are diverse with their own unique playstyles and combos which makes every fight/matchup interesting.

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LoliLord
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
I got it pretty cheap on sale and played a bit of the story.
The story is a cluster♥♥♥♥. It's enjoyable to make fun of, but that doesn't warrant a recommendation.
As for the gameplay? All I did was spam the easiest move on each character I played, so I can't really give a good opinion on that.
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Icarus
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
This game kinda has a 30fps lock. But it seems so random ;/ even when I throw overkill levels of resources at it, it only runs 30fps. But something happened on my school computer that made it run 60fps....... wtf. In 60fps this game is quite worth it! would recommend at 60
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
62.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
after playing this game I ordered a Ragna body pillow
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I don't really play fighting games, but I love Japanese games and BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is only $10!

The story is a little messy and you have to kind of piece it together yourself. It's similar to a visual novel (I would have preferred cutscenes, but the artwork is well-done).

The characters are diverse with their own unique playstyles and combos which makes every fight/matchup interesting.

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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
294 of 395 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2014
The only reason to buy this is to show support and hope that other ArcSys titles will make their way to Steam.

Because nobody wanted this version of BlazBlue. And without netplay, why even bother.

The soundtrack was a nice touch though. Didn't count on that.
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73 of 80 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2014
SHORT VERSION
Do you like great fighting games? If you answered yes, then go get it. It's a good buy.

LONG VERSION
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a 2D fighting game, and the first entry of the BlazBlue franchise followed by Continuum Shift and Chrono Phantasma.

Calamity Trigger features 12 fighters, each with their unique gameplay, strengths and weaknesses.
As a fighting game it's important to mention that the game can be played excellent on keyboard without any trouble. The combos are fairly easy, and you will always find new ways to chain them into better ones.
The controls are responsive and there's no delay at all. Graphics wise the game looks gorgeous: the 2D sprite models are looking good, and blend well into the 3D background, while animations are smooth and beautiful as well.
Aside from the usual story mode, there is an Arcade mode for every character, mini-games and tons of unlockable artworks to keep you busy for a long time!

However like most games, Calamity Trigger has its' flaws too: first off the Developers removed the multiplayer, though it was part of the game for the Games For Windows Live release, and second the game tends to have 30 FPS limit sometimes due to a bug. To fix the 30FPS limit you have to restart your PC, aside from this issue, the game runs smooth with 60FPS cap.

Overall Blazblue: Calamity Trigger is an amazing fighting game. I can highly recommend this to anyone, whether you're new to fighting games or a veteran in the genre.
And as a Guilty Gear/Blazblue fan is a no-brainer to buy, since it increases the chance of seeing more recent games from the developers on Steam!


PRO
- Graphics are beautiful. The 2D sprite models seemlessly blends into the 3D background.
- Animations looking smooth and nice.
- Soundtrack is amazing.
- The game features 2 different language voice acting: Japanese and English. Both are solid.
- Controls are responsive. The game plays smooth. Combos are easy to pull off. Can be played with keyboard without any difficulties.

CONS
- Lack of multiplayer.
- Occational 30 FPS cap bug. To fix the FPS limit you have to restart your PC.
- Steam cloud doesn't work, though it's shown on store page.
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73 of 86 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2014
Short Version: Worth a buy.

Detailed Version: For a few minutes I couldn’t figure out how to get my damn PS3 controller working with the game (had to set it to XBox settings on DS3). That’s not a problem with the game however. As for how it works, it ran pretty responsively, and the command inputs were near-perfect. (Bang’s Astral is still ♥♥♥♥ing hard to pull off and I haven’t done it yet) Performance-wise in terms of FPS and lag, there was no delay, and any slowdowns the game might’ve experienced were due to the fact that I’m playing it on a crappy two year-old laptop. Otherwise, slowdowns were minimal, and they didn’t make the game unplayable. The Steam port of BBCT isn’t the best PC fighting game I’ve played, (better than how KOF13 ran but not as well as Skullgirls or Guilty Gear Isuka) but for 10 bucks it’s worth a shot if you’re a BlazBlue fan. And the one plus to Steam? If you buy it, you have it for GOOD. So if your computer dies and you need a new one, you can redownload BBCT on it free of charge.

And hey, if enough people buy this, that might convince Arksys to bring Continuum Shift and their other fighters to Steam. :D Here’s hoping for Chronophantasma and Persona 4 Arena as well.
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153 of 210 people (73%) found this review helpful
194 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2015
De reel of fate is tanan.
Rebel wan
actun!

counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter counter
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198 of 285 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2014
Finally. Now more Blazblue and Guilty gear games on steam. Don't forget Guilty Gear Xrd and Blazblue Chrono Phantasma.
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293 of 435 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2014
Buy it so the good ones can come to steam
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42 of 44 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 27, 2015
I'm not really a big fan of anime, to be honest. 'BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger', on the other hand, looks amazing and is probably (one of) the best looking 2-D fighter game out there.

There are 12 characters to fight with (or against). Not a very big number but at least every character is unique and plays totally different. The gameplay is great, fights get your adrenaline pumping and there are lots of special moves.

There are a few modes you find in every fighter like; Arcade, Time Attack and Story mode, so nothing special there. Also, there's no option to play vs friends online, which is something a game like this should have.

There are also a few things I did find weird, probably because I'm not into anime. Things like; a round is called 'rebel' in this game? and before every match a voice says "the wheel of fate is turning"...

In my opinion, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a great game but it wouldn't hurt if there was more content. Still, if you don't mind playing story mode or have some friends to play with locally, you can still have lots of fun with this one.



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60 of 73 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
This is best played by people who don't mind the fact there's no online and the final 2 bosses are a bit cheap, but they can be defeated.

There are unique characters, the stories for the arcade modes are amusing,

The game is fun.

I'd suggest getting it on a sale. I snagged it in a Groupees bundle for $2 prepurchase.

The cards are nice too.

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