'BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend' is the sixth installment of the BlazBlue series, a combination of 2D fighting action game and visual novel.
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Release Date: Mar 2, 2016

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April 14

v1.02 Update (April 14th)

The following fixes have been implemented as of today:

○ Fixed the english text for certain achievements.
○ Fixed the english text for certain in-game elements.
○ Fixed an issue where players experience the game crashing while using Izayoi in Arcade mode, while playing in Korean language settings.
○ Added the subtitles when playing back the story mode movies in Gallery mode.

Thank you.

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March 18

v1.01 Update (March 18th)

The following fixes have been implemented as of today:

○ Fixed a display bug where certain elements of the game fail to display properly when using RADEON graphic cards.
○ Fixed the command lists for certain characters in BBCP mode, where they were displayed in Japanese.
○ Fixed an issue where players are unable to control the game if they enter into a match with their chat boxes opened up, in Player Match.

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Reviews

“A must for anyone who is into their fighting games...”
9/10 – Gamestyle

“Endlessly deep combat system that suits both newcomer and veteran alike...”
9/10 – PSU

“There’s quite a bit here to sink your teeth into whether you’re a grizzled veteran...”
8.5/10 – IGN

Featured DLC

The following contents are included in the Steam version:

  • System voice : Additional selectable System voices, featuring Mai Natsume and Kajun Faycott.
  • 'My room' item pack A, B, C, D : Total of 28 characters' worth of in-game posters and Blue Radio mats.
  • 8-bit Character avatars: 'XBLAZE Lost Memories' Set.

Special Offer

Digital Original Sound Track containing 12 special music tracks will be placed in your Steam folder: ...\Steam\SteamApps\common\BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend\Digital Extras\

Feature List

Chronophantasma(CP) mode available for players who wish to play in the previous balances. "CP" mode is only available in the following game modes: VS, Training and Player match(Network).
※ Both Celica and Lambda are not usable in "CP" mode.

About This Game

'BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend' is the sixth installment of the BlazBlue series, a combination of 2D fighting action game and visual novel. The game incorporates flashy performance and unique fighting moves with the Drive Button system to quickly take down the opponent. Now players can dish out super-powerful Guard Crush attacks when their opponent’s Barrier Gauge is low with the revamped Guard system. A player can quickly turn the tide of the battle by using BlazBlue’s unique mechanic - Overdrive - to enhance his skills and abilities. With two new characters, Celica and Λ-11-, joining the roster, the player will be able to choose from 28 different playable characters. Also, a story mode named “Remix Heart” is newly added, featuring two characters, Mai Natsume and Kajun Faycott.

My Room

A totally new system, ‘My Room’ has been added to the existing BlazBlue network system. In the room, you can talk with other players and decorate your room with wall items, furniture items and etc. You can even fight with other players as a team in Team Match.

Crush ‘Em!

With the all-new revamped Guard Gauge system, players can now determine when to attack/block using the Barrier Gauge meter. When your opponent’s Barrier Gauge meter is depleted, unleash a powerful barrier-shattering move, Guard Crush!

Ready to Fight with Style?

With Stylish Mode activated, even beginners can perform flashy attacks and combos! Four new features have been added to Stylish Mode: Auto Guard, Combo Attacks, Special Abilities, and Distortion Drive. These features allow players that are new to fighting games to pull off advanced combos!

New Stage, Characters and Additional Scenarios!

There will be a total of 28 playable characters with two new exciting characters, Celica and Λ-11-! BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend includes brand new scenarios and contains digest versions of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, so both new and returning players can enjoy the Story Mode. Celica also comes with a brand new stage, Ishana, the land of memories!

Remix Heart and Gag Scenarios

Tired from all that fighting? Take a break and enjoy a heart-warming comedic story (mode) featuring two high school girls, Mai Natsume and Kajun Faycott, as well as the characters from the main scenario, Noel, Tsubaki, and Makoto! There are newly created 8 additional gag scenarios you can enjoy as well.

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 9.0
    • 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 9.0
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct Sound
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YugiOOHH2100
148.4 hrs
Posted: August 23
This game made me not have a life the first few months of release. Also mirror matches are the most ♥♥♥♥ing annoying things ever. All in all, its a pretty solid BlazBlue game. The combat feels a lot faster and smoother than in previous games. The multiplayer can have some lag issues at time but thats only if the person you're playing with is across the globe. The sad thing is, is that at times there will not be anyone at all on the game playing playing Network mode (multiplayer), which really sucks. BUT, if theres no one on Network mode theres always the story, arcade mode, score attack, Unlmited Mars, and Highlander Mode to keep people busy.
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girl.PL (grill gamer)
125.3 hrs
Posted: August 21
Product received for free
pretty cool but unfortunately the PC version doesn't have Pupwa in it
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hey dude can you get me a water
5.8 hrs
Posted: August 20
CIRCULAR!!!
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ミル レン
27.5 hrs
Posted: August 19
Some inputs are ♥♥♥♥ed up (Kokonoe), but other than that the game is absolutely fantastic. A lot of game modes, interesting characters, flashy moves. Probably, the best out of all BB games.
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Labrynthus
23.1 hrs
Posted: August 18
As an avid enthusiast of fighting games, this may be the most polished and beginner friendly game i've come across. The Tutorials are fantastic and in depth, which allowed me to pick up a character rather quickly and got me in the game way faster than many other fighting games ive played.
The character diversity and style of said characters are amazing.
The amount of content for the price has me whole-heartedly recommending this game to anyone, whether they be complete beginners to fighting games, or grizzled veterans who desire a complex challenge.
Just get it.
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man3k
15.8 hrs
Posted: August 9
There is a huge difference in Chronophantasma Extend netcode compared to the previous Continuum Shift Extend. I highly recommend purchasing this one instead if you're on budget restraint.
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Shaniril
417.3 hrs
Posted: August 8
TL;DR - If you like fighting games OR Visual Novels (or both) give this a shot, it's worth your time.


Pros:

- Large and diverse playable cast, no Ryu-clone syndrome here!

- 'Sylish' control mode allows new players to play without being overwhelmed by
the controls (1-button special/combo mode) at the cost of losing some options.

- Great soundtrack backing up the fast-paced action and story modes.

- FULLY voice acted in both English AND Japanese(and the dubs don't completely suck)!

- Staggering amount of depth to the fighting system if you're into that.

- HUGE amount of single player content including:

- 3 Practice modes
- Indepth tutorial mode for basic gameplay and indiviual characters.
- Standard training room mode with some of the best training options I've seen.
- Combo challenge mode (that actually teaches decent combos!).

- 3 Visual Novel stories (one is a recap of previous games) clocking in at over 30+ hours
- Main story
- Side story
- Recap story with chibi's

- 6 single-player modes
- Standard arcade mode with some pre-match story dialogue.
- Standard VS. mode against CPU or second local player.
- RPG-ish Abyss mode where you fight waves of cpu opponents and level up.
- Score attack mode where you... go for the high score. Yay?
- Unlimited Mars Mode... Fight OP boss-versions of the cast and hate life.
-(Winning unlocks the boss-version of your character for play!)
- Hidden mode unlockable after finishing the main story (Final Boss fight).

- Netplay modes (Ranked/Lobby)
- Ranked mode is standard 1v1, finds you an opponent and you fight.
- Lobby mode
- Customizable chibi avatar enters a room and fights in one of 3 modes
- Standard Match/Spectate where 2 people play and the rest watch
- FFA mode with up to 4 matches being played at the same time. No spectating.
- Team battle mode where the room splits into 2 teams and fights it out.
- There are also replay lobbies and online training room lobbies.

- Replay mode to watch and/or archive matches

- Gallery mode where you spend ingame $$ to unlock:
- Fan art for viewing
- Announcer voice sets (after beating arcade mode with a character)
- Stages/Music from previous games
- New lobby avatars
- Unlimited mode characters (once you've beaten unlimited mode with a character)
- Character colors
- Pieces of official and fan art for viewing


Cons:

- Does NOT play nicely with fullscreen mode, alt+tabbing will crash the game.

- Changing the resolution from the default causes the sprites to become distorted.

- There's not as many people playing this as there are say, SFV. Online lobbies exist
but your friends list and things like the discord BB community will be the best way
to find other players.

- Netcode is mostly solid, but there's a lot of people with bad connections/computers
playing that can ruin the experience. Remember to let match intros play out to sync
connections.
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▲Shiro▼
78.1 hrs
Posted: August 7
The only fighing game I actually enjoy playing, great waifus

Hakumen master race



10/10
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ShadowIWS
18.2 hrs
Posted: August 6
Pros
-It has a great story
-Balanced Characters
-Stylish combos and moves
-Possible to mix moves with specials for epic distortion finishes
-Astral Finish
-Ragna's IDEA no longer drains health
-NO LAG multiplayer
-Special character intros when you and a certain character fight in versus or Multiplayer
-Epic multiplayer battles

Cons:
-Hakumen's Shield Counter is spammed in multiplayer by people who use him
-Mu and Nu are somewhat overpowered in multiplayer (spam)
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ShadovvWolfie
23.3 hrs
Posted: August 6
Well finally done with this game. After playing it PS3, PSVita and PC I come to the conclusion of how to review this game.

First of all I'm going to mention that I'm not saying it's not recommended for everyone, just people who think this game should be held competitively.Theres a number of things I want to go over in the pros and cons.

-Pros

-More moves
-Some characters got better for the mechanics
-PC version runs better than the other versions
-Characters are still unique and diverse


-Cons

-Clearly poor MUs.
Some misjudged and some are brutally obvious. (example Litchi Vs Azrael. Supposedly in Litchi favor but if Azrael touches you it becomes a endless stream of 50-50, cross ups and nasty Growler to punish any DP or staff recovery attempts. In turn you can't set up for oki well due to Growler and its hard to bait Growler due to his new ability to fireball immediately after eating a projectile.)

-Abusive comeback mechanics
Overdrive is one of these. Only really helpful to some not all characters. As well as "rechargable bursts" allowing players to burst up to 4times a fight which can completely switch momentum. Between these 2 mechanics you will always feel like you were cheated when your outplaying a opponent and you fail to bait their burst, putting you in the corner/on the defensive.

Allowing people to Overdrive on block was the stupidest thing I have ever seen. If Overdrive causing characters to be better than most others, there is no clear reason why players should get more options to get them out of blocking besides learning how to defend themselves and poke/jump out of gaps/throw punish.Some characters even get brutal returns when they use this while low on HP. This can brutally butcher some characters gameplans making "nuetral" more of a "we are jumping and airdashing but noone is getting hit" cliche.

-Lowing the gap between beginners and high level play.
I'm not going to list it but there are characters in this game that are so good at shutting down other characters options that a majority of the MU are in their favor/even and on top of this they are derp easy to play. If your under the assumption that hardwork=good in this game your wrong. If your planning to win your going to be playing the same characters as everyone else. more specifically, you'll never be playing Arakune. ARKsys has been aiming to make high level and low level play the same. It's showing more every update.

Refer to Stylish mode buffs from BBCS-BBCP for details on "beginner mode".

-No diversity.
Jin, Ragna, Tager, Azrael, Terumi, Celica, bullet, Kagura. If you want to see the rest of the cast, play them yourself or pray.

-PC and the community is still laggy
I don't understand.

-Dead characters
Idk if they are plain useless or just that bad tbh, but I know Arakune is dam there unplayable. Afew others I haven't even seen since EX release, like Amane, Carl, Valk, Relius and afew others. The community is so full of the same generic cast that they might as well remove the extras and fix the poor optimization on the Vita version with the extra space.
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All in all I find this Blazblue be getting worse. BBCSEX was the best. I approve of the new moves but how they are executed is sloppy and just unfair. Characters being not only easier but also more rewarding than others is rediculas. I tried to like this game for over a year now and it's still bad. I want to put it in con but idk if its me but BBCP also looks worse than BBCS on all systems. They keep adding more and more mechanics but in the end the fight boils down to who can get the momentum.

This game could have been so much better and I understand introducing new characters can mess with balacne. I just hope Blazblue CF is properly tested and balanced because some of these characters are absolutely rediculas. There is no fun in fighting the same small portion of the cast for over a year. I do not recommend this game for competitive play.

Play for fun at most, but not worth more than $15.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
125.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Product received for free
pretty cool but unfortunately the PC version doesn't have Pupwa in it
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
78.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
The only fighing game I actually enjoy playing, great waifus

Hakumen master race



10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
i like the art, beautiful and colourful characters with their own unique designs and movesets.
gameplay suits all level of fighting gamers, from novice to maniac..
Surely will take time until one can master the combos properly, but once you can pull it out, your fighting experience wont be the same.. Believe me, it will be absolutely addictive =). i have nothing to complain about this version. like it very much and hope for the future "central fiction" to be made available as well.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Best one out of all 6 of them
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
417.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
TL;DR - If you like fighting games OR Visual Novels (or both) give this a shot, it's worth your time.


Pros:

- Large and diverse playable cast, no Ryu-clone syndrome here!

- 'Sylish' control mode allows new players to play without being overwhelmed by
the controls (1-button special/combo mode) at the cost of losing some options.

- Great soundtrack backing up the fast-paced action and story modes.

- FULLY voice acted in both English AND Japanese(and the dubs don't completely suck)!

- Staggering amount of depth to the fighting system if you're into that.

- HUGE amount of single player content including:

- 3 Practice modes
- Indepth tutorial mode for basic gameplay and indiviual characters.
- Standard training room mode with some of the best training options I've seen.
- Combo challenge mode (that actually teaches decent combos!).

- 3 Visual Novel stories (one is a recap of previous games) clocking in at over 30+ hours
- Main story
- Side story
- Recap story with chibi's

- 6 single-player modes
- Standard arcade mode with some pre-match story dialogue.
- Standard VS. mode against CPU or second local player.
- RPG-ish Abyss mode where you fight waves of cpu opponents and level up.
- Score attack mode where you... go for the high score. Yay?
- Unlimited Mars Mode... Fight OP boss-versions of the cast and hate life.
-(Winning unlocks the boss-version of your character for play!)
- Hidden mode unlockable after finishing the main story (Final Boss fight).

- Netplay modes (Ranked/Lobby)
- Ranked mode is standard 1v1, finds you an opponent and you fight.
- Lobby mode
- Customizable chibi avatar enters a room and fights in one of 3 modes
- Standard Match/Spectate where 2 people play and the rest watch
- FFA mode with up to 4 matches being played at the same time. No spectating.
- Team battle mode where the room splits into 2 teams and fights it out.
- There are also replay lobbies and online training room lobbies.

- Replay mode to watch and/or archive matches

- Gallery mode where you spend ingame $$ to unlock:
- Fan art for viewing
- Announcer voice sets (after beating arcade mode with a character)
- Stages/Music from previous games
- New lobby avatars
- Unlimited mode characters (once you've beaten unlimited mode with a character)
- Character colors
- Pieces of official and fan art for viewing


Cons:

- Does NOT play nicely with fullscreen mode, alt+tabbing will crash the game.

- Changing the resolution from the default causes the sprites to become distorted.

- There's not as many people playing this as there are say, SFV. Online lobbies exist
but your friends list and things like the discord BB community will be the best way
to find other players.

- Netcode is mostly solid, but there's a lot of people with bad connections/computers
playing that can ruin the experience. Remember to let match intros play out to sync
connections.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
148.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
This game made me not have a life the first few months of release. Also mirror matches are the most ♥♥♥♥ing annoying things ever. All in all, its a pretty solid BlazBlue game. The combat feels a lot faster and smoother than in previous games. The multiplayer can have some lag issues at time but thats only if the person you're playing with is across the globe. The sad thing is, is that at times there will not be anyone at all on the game playing playing Network mode (multiplayer), which really sucks. BUT, if theres no one on Network mode theres always the story, arcade mode, score attack, Unlmited Mars, and Highlander Mode to keep people busy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
As an avid enthusiast of fighting games, this may be the most polished and beginner friendly game i've come across. The Tutorials are fantastic and in depth, which allowed me to pick up a character rather quickly and got me in the game way faster than many other fighting games ive played.
The character diversity and style of said characters are amazing.
The amount of content for the price has me whole-heartedly recommending this game to anyone, whether they be complete beginners to fighting games, or grizzled veterans who desire a complex challenge.
Just get it.
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136 of 153 people (89%) found this review helpful
117 people found this review funny
Recommended
45.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Playable cast consists of:
Dante from Devil may cry
His "psst, nothing personal kid" brother
Dual wielding
Loli vampire
Hyperactive cat person
Young boy with doll
Token Chinese character
Squiggly
A big guy
A ninja of love and justice
JUSTICE
Fedora wearer with his CS:GO butterfly knife
His evil(er) alter ego
More JUSTICE
Underboob squirrel girl
Lycanthrope old butler
Token Loli (with split personality)
Man still playing with dolls
Turret deploying robot girl
Magic sword throwing robot girl
The other magic sword throwing robot girl
Token camp character
Shorts
♥♥♥-rail
Even more JUSTICE
Lady killer
Scientific cat person
Healer

They all (with the exception of 1 or 2) play differently from each other through the use of drive attacks that give each character a unique special ability.

Features
Tons of content
Highly convaluted story-line (though the story seems to be quite long)
Incredibly Chuuni antics
Glossary so you actually know what they're talking about this time.
Arcade endings that are much more individualised than the last game.
Izayoi bot
Gallery with cool stuff to unlock
Other things I've forgotten to mention

It's a lot of fun, though I'd recommend using a control scheme other than keyboard such as a controller because attempting to simulate joystick rotations using the numpad keys is not easy.

Even with a controller some of the inputs are a little strange (One of bullet's distortion drive special moves has you perform three full rotations of the joystick)
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96 of 112 people (86%) found this review helpful
104 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
You will never be as good as AI controlled Hakumen.
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65 of 73 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
251.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
Thanks ASW/H2 for the great port.

Pros:
+ Latest BB available on consoles, now on PC. for cheap. (BBCF is still only on JPN arcades atm)
+ Online mode works. Yes, a working online mode. In 2016. Isn't that amazing?
+ One of the best, if not the best, netcode.
+ DirectInput Support.
+ Single player content. TONS of them. (Arcade, Story mode, Challenge, Abyss, Score Attack, Unlimited Mars, Challenge, Training, an extra story mode, and a couple of stuff for newcomers)
+ Tutorial will show you the ropes and Challenge mode can make you master some complex combos.
+ Great gameplay. Kinda hard at first, but it's all fun after that.
+ Tons of chars, each one with a unique gameplay.
+ It's not Street Fighter.
+ Contains all DLCs from the console.
+ Can change the annoying default system voice to many others. desuno!
+ Great soundtrack. (subjective)
+ Customize your lobby to look fab.
+ Can play BBCP instead of BBCPE if you want. We love you kokonoe :3
+ EU players don't have to wait a whole year :v
+ Amazing story mode (subjective). Now with the obligatory beach episode, plus a recap episode (for CT/CS events)...
+ Celica. Izayoi.

Cons: (trying to be picky, they're mostly non-issues)
- No online cross-play with consoles. Online might feel like a ghost town sometimes, as most ppl interested in the game already got it on consoles aeons before this PC release.
- I don't have a 5:3 monitor, so any resolution i pick will look weird (with black bars on corners or stretched image. Arcade resolution is 1280x768).
- 720p sprites look weird unless im on 768p windowed or lower...
- No resolution option above 1080p, in case you wanted to make your 720p sprites look even worse. (EDIT: Thanks, uh, Batman for pointing out that you can edit it in the DisplaySetting.cfg in your Documents folder)
- Low quality OP video. It's as if PCs had limited HD...
- Can't customize the accept/cancel buttons for menu.
- Terumi. Bang.

Conflicted:
* So many characters, it makes it harder for newcomers to learn all them matchups...
* Not so mod-friendly. Because, sprites.
* The included "OST" is SONG INTERLUDE II album ( http://vgmdb.net/album/38796 ) + 2 Tsubaki themes (Condemnation Wings II and Memory of Tears II). Just to let ppl know what this "OST" actually is.
* Platinum. Mai.
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