The second entry in the critically acclaimed BlazBlue franchise, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend adds a number of game play modes, story scenarios, new moves, and an all-new playable character to further enhance the BlazBlue experience and solidify its status as one of the all-time great 2D fighters.
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Release Date: Dec 11, 2014

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“"...BlazBlue has it all: awesome characters, stunning backgrounds, sweet music, tons of unlockables and -- most importantly -- enjoyable fighting..."”
85 – IGN

“"...Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend offers a comprehensive and satisfying package..."”
★★★★☆ – Joystiq

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  • PC version includes the system voice feature for 7 characters which was sold separately for the console version.
  • Bonus content includes Special Original Soundtrack and BlazBlue Art Collection.
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About This Game

The second entry in the critically acclaimed BlazBlue franchise, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend adds a number of game play modes, story scenarios, new moves, and an all-new playable character to further enhance the BlazBlue experience and solidify its status as one of the all-time great 2D fighters.

Several years after the end of the Second War, multiple branches of the Librarium reputed to command a force as powerful as an entire nation’s army were suddenly and utterly destroyed. Inexplicably, the hidden cauldrons within each branch were also completely decimated. The few survivors spoke in hushed, shaken tones of a single man who had
appeared out of nowhere, cutting down all in his path.

Main Game Features
  • Expanded Character Roster: In addition to the downloadable characters offered for the previous entry in the series (Makoto, Valkenhyn, and Platinum the Trinity), EXTEND introduces Relius Clover, the mad puppeteer and Carl's father, as a playable character. Master a whole new way of fighting with Relius as he uses his marionette, Ignis, to turn the tide of battle.
  • Enhanced Story Mode: Relive and rediscover the events that took place in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger or venture forth into one of four all new story scenarios!
  • New and Revised Game Modes: Take on the strongest of foes in Unlimited Mars Mode or fight your way to the bottom of Abyss Mode!
  • Fully Revised Combat System: All characters, new and old, have been thoroughly rebalanced and armed with all new strategies and combos to take your game to the top!
  • Improved Online Multiplayer: Battle it out in BlazBlue’s acclaimed online mode with all new multiplayer features, such as online team battles!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 7900 GT or better / AMD Radeon X1900 / nVidia GeForce GT 620 (Windows 8.1)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct Sound
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 / i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800 GT or better / AMD Radeon HD3700 / nVidia GeForce GT 650 (Windows 8.1)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct Sound
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183 of 202 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
65.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Pretty good port, netcode is much better than USF4.

Its not BBCP, but its a start of getting more games here on steam (looking at you GGXRD).

Would recommend if you're into fighting games.

Max FPS 61, 1920x1080p (not sure if you can go higher)
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111 of 118 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Well, here it is. The second chapter in the Blaz Blue series.


+ Decent net code.
+ Enjoyable story mode, with endearing characters, and well written dialogue.
+ Fairly balanced, even the low tier characters can be viable if you understand the gameplay mechanics.
+ Abyss and Unlimited Mars modes are both fun for casual and hardcore play, if you're looking for some single player action outside of Arcade and Story mode.
+ Lots of content.


- Price tag. I can see why people who already own this game wouldn't pick it up for $25 - $30.
- Unlimited Mu-12 is a cheap ♥♥♥♥♥.
- Watered down acheivements. Seriously, where's all the character specific acheivements at?

If you haven't played this game yet and enjoy a good fighting game, a dungeon crawling experience masked in a fighting game, or some good old fashioned visual novel storytelling, than do yourself a favor and pick this up.
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485 of 629 people (77%) found this review helpful
503 people found this review funny
592.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
I was only 9
I loved Hazama so much
I mained him since CS1 and owned his dakimakura
I pray to Hazama everynight, thanking him for being A tier
"Hazzamer is love", I say, "Hazaman is life."
My dad hears me and calls me a scrub
I knew he was jealous because he played Noel
I called him a noob
He slaps me and sends me to play Skullgirls
Im crying now, my hands hurt
I lie in bed, it's cold
Suddenly, I feel a warmth and Gluttony Fang tune hits my ears
It's Hazama
I'm so happy
He whispers in my ear, "Who-ho-hoah there!"
He grabs me with his Ouroboros and puts me in front of my PC
I'm ready
I spend the next ten hours wrecking Hakumen
He won't stop spamming 6B
It hurts so much, but I do it for Hazama
I can feel my thumbs blistering and my eyes start to water
I do a CCCCC air spam
I want to please Captain Hazzamer
He laughs and Astral Heats Hakumen
My dad walked in
Hazama looked him straight in the eyes and said, "Git gud."
Hazama micro dashes through my window
Hazzamer is love, Hazaman is life
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215 of 274 people (78%) found this review helpful
77 people found this review funny
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Play as the underboob of justice as you fight off hoards of ice cars.
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70 of 72 people (97%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
83.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2015
As an introduction, I am a veteran player of Guility Gear and Blazblue series. I've won numerous tournaments in all versions of Blazblue and held the rank #1 spot for several characters on Xbox live. As i write this review I will be as neutral as possible.

Blazbue is a very unique fighting game franchise, many call it the sister of Guility Gear. Blazblue is an air dasher, high speed, combo heavy fighting game. The game is very visually satisfying and has one hell of a soundtrack. People who have a history in Street figher, SoulCaibur, DOA, Tekken, etc. Tend to somewhat stray away from Blazblue. The game sets itself apart by its core engine mechanics and unforgivable mistakes.

But fray not, the game is very newcomer friendly. Unlike many other fighting games, Blazblue Extend has an ingame voice over tutorial that guides you step by step on EVERY single game mechanic while teaching you combos at the sametime. After you go through the tutorial, you are encouraged to try "challenge mode." But don't get the challenge mode in this game twisted like the one in Street fighter or Street Fighter x Tekken.

90% Challenge mode combos in this game actually teach you Basic "Bread and butter" combos that you will be using during live play. Even high level pros use some of the bread and butter combos you will see in challenge mode. They are very practical and meter efficient. Once you feel comfortable training and getting your challenge mode combos down you can take the fight online.

Online BB extend has a few differences from the console. You CANNOT turn off your ingame mic and you CANNOT see your opponents ping levels before the fight. The only way to estimate the lag is by actually engaging into the battle. With that being said, there are players from all over the world playing online. If you wish to play in player matches simply name your lobby in the general area of where you live. For example, I live in South Carolina so I name my lobby "Southeast USA", that way people can get a better estimate of the ping to be expected.

But for the sake of keeping the wall of text down, Blazblue is a great fighting game franchise for newcomers and experienced fighters. You will enjoy the incredibly unique and flashy combos by all of the characters. The game also has an interesting and yet paradoxal story which you will have fun trying to figure out on your own! Also check out the blazblue anime online if you have a hulu subscription.
If you have an specific questions regarding the game, you can reply to my review or send me a message on steam.

EDIT: Mics can be muted or turned off ingame now.
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79 of 87 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Very good port, much better than Calamity Trigger.

Now give us Blazblue chrono phantasma please <3
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59 of 61 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
It doesn't matter if you're a veteran of fighting games or new to the genre; "BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend" will provide lots of fun!

This version has TEN game modes to keep you occupied for a long long time. Between them, it has an top-notch (and very funny) Tutorial for all skill levels; the traditional Arcade mode; Versus (including vs CPU); Score Attack (compete for the leaderboards); Unlimited Mars (fight tougher versions of fighters at the highest difficult level); Training mode; Challenge (combo practicing); Abyss (fight waves of enemies and upgrade your character); Story (from BlazBlue Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift) and Online (ranked, unranked and team battles).

The BlazBlue series has one of the most complex and deep stories ever. If you watched the anime (Alter Memory) and you're considering purchasing the game to discover what the fuss is about, but don't know nothing about fighting games, don't be afraid. BB:CSE has a beginner option that let you press one button to perform an special. It makes the things a lot easier for newcomers and with more practice you can abandon this option to play more seriously.

BB:CSE isn't the most recent version of the series, but it's still worth it. Even with this pricetag I can't recommend enough. You'll get the bang for your buck and will experience one of the most deep and satisfying fighting games ever created.
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56 of 62 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
*As its been announced that Chrono Phantasm Extend is coming to PC, I thought I'd make this review*

This review is lengthy and If you don't have time to just sit and look through it, read a shorter condensed review.

Rare, very rare is it for me to find a game that actually will allow you the chance at a tremendous gameplay and story. Myself, I've never liked the 2d fighting games, but Blazblue really helped change that if only because of its incredible story.

One thing to note though: My original intention for me buying the game was for the story, but the fun gameplay and character variety changed that.

Story wise you won't find much that can compare to some of the complexity that Blazblue is. If you played the original Blazblue and didn't look up anything to understand what was happening and trial-and-error it yourself, you are a trooper. The story is so complicated at times that its hard to distinguish the "right" path from the "wrong" path. Some people take this either good or bad.

For this installment however, they changed the story portion around a bit as its not as complicated to figure out. They also added a bonus for people who did (or didn't) play the original Calamity Trigger. However, that story was reduced in depth and for those who played it, will notice a lot of dialouge change. That however wasn't a bad thing since it gave us a better grounded way to understand this game.

One of the major perks I found with this game's story: It's entirely voice-acted. EVERY single character has a unique voice that's different, they all have a personality, and MY WORD does Hazama sound bloody awesome. Sometimes I wish that Ufotable would just take the dialouge, then animate it into glory. For most of the between people dialouge, I just sat back, closed my eyes, and after the end of their talking, casually hit the A button to proceed to the next. It's so much fun to understand this story.

A flaw to this game however (and to MANY people) is that the story is quite frankly, complicated as stated before. Each characters story takes place at different set, key points, and if you don't have a guide on you, your gonna have a hard time pieceing the story together. To newcomers however I say --- DON"T GIVE UP!!! There is a magnificent story behind this game and you'll miss out if you don't work to understand!

Gameplay is the typical 2d fighting with various moves that are unique to each character. However, they all have a unique way of playing style, feel, reach, and all add some sort of variety to prevent that "stale" air of copy and paste fighting characters. That itself helped me like it more.

For those who know it, theres nothing like pulling off a Astral Heat against an opponent. Oh, the satisfaction.

A great game that shouldn't be missed, wonderful story, characters, completely voiced, hilarity, fun gameplay, and more.
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144 of 201 people (72%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
55.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014

10/10 would dp again
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63 of 76 people (83%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
197.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2015
I bought this to show my support for Chronophantasma Extend port. Oh yeah, I also played it for a few hours.
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21.9 hrs
Posted: October 1
Like it cause of the series...... best childhood anime of all
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23.7 hrs
Posted: September 20
Can't play with mouse.
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2.7 hrs
Posted: September 18
This isn't the newest in the franchise, but it's still a great game. Blazblue is the flagship series for Arcworks (studio). And it shows...the game is a real gem. I have always loved all their games for the amazing 2d fighting experiences they provide, and this game as the others, has not let me down. If you have played the previous games in the series, expect to find more game modes, better game modes, better fighting mechanics and overall a much better story mode than in previous games in the series. This game is much improved over the previous installments.
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Vic Rattlehead
54.4 hrs
Posted: September 9
Wow. This game puts other fighting games to shame in the story and content department. Excellent bang for your buck. I've put in over 20 hours so far, and still only about halfway done all the story and arcade modes. Digging in:

Story mode - visual novel style, with and all the dialoge being fully voiced, and very well I might add. Rachel Alucard and Ragna (2 of the main characters) did a particularly good job. Rachel's banter is hilarious, both during the game and in the training mode. Many times had me laughing out loud. The narration parts in the story mode you read yourself.

It also includes a lengthy synopsis of the first BlazBlue game. VERY much appreciated.

The other characters are also very memorable and diverse. There's a heroric guy that's kind of full of himself and loves saying his own name, a very hungry kitty with adorable sidekicks, and a cyborg girl who sounds like she's about to ♥♥♥♥♥♥ when speaking to Ragna, just to name a few.

The story itself is not as convuluted as some people make it out to be. They repeat things enough during each character's story where you'll catch on.

One surprising thing about the story mode is that it's a lot like a choose your own adventure book. Each character's story is its own selectable story line, which will unlock more as you go. But as I realized, you can make "wrong" decisions, resulting in not being able to unlock further characters until you get it "right". But as the game points out, it's "just another possibility in the continuum shift". Makes sense, as each character actually has 3 possible endings. You just need to figure out the right one to progress.

Music - Hard rockin' metal for most of it, which I love. Much of which is download worthy (they include the soundtrack with purchase). \m/

Artwork is beautifully drawn (Taokaka's village for example, is brimming with charm). There is a ton of unlockable pictures with a little fan service, and the game itself runs at a solid 60 fps. Seems to be capped there, but I really don't need anything higher.

Gameplay - responsive and fun, just as it should be. Some pretty crazy combos to pull off, but it also has the "stylish" option, which is basically button mashing mode so you can magically pull off some of those combos without having to learn 'em. ;)

So all in all, I couldn't be happier with this purchase.
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21.8 hrs
Posted: September 2
Ragna's dream.

Not much to say.
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28.0 hrs
Posted: September 1
Product received for free
Great Fighting Game, Good Story, Hazama Best Troll of All Time, the only thing that ruins it for me is that there are no casual(or player) match lobbies, i even made one myself and played training while waiting for 1-2 hours and still nothing
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0.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
Product received for free
omg really very very nice
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0.4 hrs
Posted: August 15
Pretty nice, fast paced fighting game. Though i prefer it on the PSVita more than PC, its still not bad.
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36.5 hrs
Posted: August 14
Before playing this, you should consider playing Blazblue: Calamity Trigger. While this has a remastered story of CT included, it's best to start from the beginning anyway, and the remaster doesn't come without its issues, including writing, changes in certain voice cast, and glaring typos.

Story: Amazing, but a little complex. There are things that no matter how easy you catch on will make very little logical sense. Other than that, the writing is very top notch; hillarious when it needs to be and emotional when it needs to be.

Characters: Like with Guilty Gear, from the same creators, this has a very diverse set of characters, from a gun-toting, shy Norvis Orbis Librarium officer to a seemingly robotic samurai. You'll be able to really root for the main character, and love to hate the main villain.

Gameplay: Not only are the characters diverse in personality and aesthetics, they're also very distinguished by their move sets. Namely their Drive move. From being able to charge up a heightned version of your own attacks, to compensating for a shorter range by letting you fly across the stage, to even being able to effectively parry and turn the battlefield in your favor, everyone has something different and great to bring to the table for different play styles. With it's diverse and very quick playing style, it is also pretty difficult to learn and, if you're not too used to arcade style fighting games already, very difficult to master with its complex combos requiring very effective timing.

Sound: The music is unforgettable and epic, and the voice acting on either side (Japanese and English) is great. A lot of people have noted the changes with Bang Shishigami (from Tony Oliver to Steve Kramer) and Hazama/Yuuki Terumi (Erik Davies to Doug Erholtz) with some disdain. In my honest opinion, while Bang's voice actor change isn't for the better, Kramer does a good job at times where not much energy is needed. Otherwise, he does sound very strained and forced. The change on Hazama/Yuuki Terumi on the other hand is a different story to me. Davies originally sounds very goofy for Hazama and is hard to take seriously. Erholtz plays the role much more slyly, but still gives off being mostly human. Where Davies did shine before was with Terumi, letting the goofiness of Hazama take form of over-the-top hammy with the alter-ego. Erholtz isn't bad at all as Terumi, but he does admittedly sound like he's trying to hard to sound like Mark Hamil's Joker.

Art: This is some of the best looking designs and artwork for an anime style video game. The use of 2D sprites is certainly to the game's advantage.

Overall: There's a good reason why this was my favorite fighting game before Chrono Phantasma. It was a lot of fun single player and with friends, and it kept my attention with an engrossing, but complex storyline. It has flaws here and there, but it's very much worth a try if you're a fan of fighting games. If you aren't, then I highly recommend either viewing the story online or watching the Blazblue Alter Memory anime that focuses on the main storyline.
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4.6 hrs
Posted: August 4
Squirrel Boobs.
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