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.
    The bonus contents will be placed in your Steam folder: ...\Steam\SteamApps\common\BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend\Digital Extras\

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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.

Story
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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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Nautik
0.4 hrs on record
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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izazaozihaha
36.5 hrs on record
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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Spadehound
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Squirrel Boobs.
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Jake Frost
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Folks who have played a Guilty Gear game will know exactly what to expect from Blazblue, considering it's the same durn studio.

This game has everything, short of a decent online matchmaking system. It has a great roster of fighters whose styles you will have a ball mastering. It has more game modes than you can shake a stick at that are actually fun and engaging. For those of you who like a good story with your action, this game's got it, but you will have to do a bit of digging. Speaking of digging, if you like unlockable content, whether it be extra art, character modes, etc. Again, this game's got it.
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Gekrönt Ouma
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
A really tight 2D fighter with gorgeous animation.

However;

This game has worse matchmaking wait times then Dota 2.

You may never find a game.

10/10

Found my waifu.
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ScarletInk
113.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
I'd first like to make a small note of ArcSys that I'm frustrated with the huge lag between console releases and steam versions. Why no simultaneous releases? I do appreciate porting over the backlog, but let's get that stuff all ported and then get punctual with the new stuff, please?

REVIEW:
Blazblue CSE is a 2 player 2d anime fighting game from ArcSys that features local vs, online vs, and plenty of singleplayer content. Matches are tense and fast paced. CSE is not the latest version of BB, so I would recommend it only if you can't commit to the newer more expensive versions yet or want to play the story mode in order before the later games.

I'd like to make special note that BB:CSE contains a remastered version of the first game's story (Calamity Trigger) which is very much appreciated.
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the2ndteikomanager
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
This is one of the best games I have played in PC. Fun and cool graphics that accompanies it's game series and their anime adaptation. I could not have discovered this game if it weren't for my friend who let me play a game of BlazBlue....
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kohnking
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Not as good as Guilty Gear, just a cheap spin off.
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Mr. Master Assassin
83.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
this game tends to enthrall me it's like the typical 2d fighter beat the crap out of each other until the opponent runs out of health, but it's some how unique. It has a lot more personality to it than other fighting games and I love that about it. all characters are completley different from each other no similarities ( except Carl and Relius). the music is amazing nothing like fighting an opponent to the sound of this games music.
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SirBanana
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Great game
-nice songs
-characters also
-ehhhh idk
-gud gud game

+not so many people play this game theese days so dont but for multiplayer
U CAN ADD ME FOR MULTIPLAYER HEHE :3
yeye gud gud game for me i recomend
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
113.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
I'd first like to make a small note of ArcSys that I'm frustrated with the huge lag between console releases and steam versions. Why no simultaneous releases? I do appreciate porting over the backlog, but let's get that stuff all ported and then get punctual with the new stuff, please?

REVIEW:
Blazblue CSE is a 2 player 2d anime fighting game from ArcSys that features local vs, online vs, and plenty of singleplayer content. Matches are tense and fast paced. CSE is not the latest version of BB, so I would recommend it only if you can't commit to the newer more expensive versions yet or want to play the story mode in order before the later games.

I'd like to make special note that BB:CSE contains a remastered version of the first game's story (Calamity Trigger) which is very much appreciated.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.5 hrs on record
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
A really tight 2D fighter with gorgeous animation.

However;

This game has worse matchmaking wait times then Dota 2.

You may never find a game.

10/10

Found my waifu.
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182 of 200 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Well, here it is. The second chapter in the Blaz Blue series.

Pros'

+ 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.

Cons.

- 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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483 of 627 people (77%) found this review helpful
496 people found this review funny
Recommended
591.1 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 271 people (79%) found this review helpful
75 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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69 of 71 people (97%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
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 86 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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58 of 60 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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