Combining 2D fighting game and visual novel, the BlazBlue series has been supported by many fighting game fans. The latest installation, BlazBlue: Centralfiction, serves as the ending to the Azure Saga and reveals the truth that has ever been in mystery.
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Mostly Positive (575 reviews) - 74% of the 575 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 26, 2017

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May 24

v1.04 Patch (May 25th)

The following issues have been addressed and fixed as of the current update:
- Fixed issue where the game screen blacks out when set to fullscreen for specific PC environments.
- Fixed issue where certain in-game artwork (not sprites) appear in low resolution.

*After implementing this update, you can force the game to boot up with the display settings set to default by the following method:
1) Open up the Steam client, under "Library", right click on the game "BlazBlue Centralfiction", and proceed to "Properties".
2) Under "General" tab, click on "Set Launch Options".
3) In the text box, enter "-resetdisplay" and close the window.
4) Boot up the game.
5) After confirming the game has booted up with all display settings set to default, change any one game options to trigger a data save.
6) Exit the game, and delete away the parameters entered in (3).

We apologize for the long wait.
We understand the concerns for battle sprites anti-aliasing issues as well as menu control button customizations, but our main and first priority was to fix the functionality of the game for users who are unable to boot up the game properly. We seek your kind understanding on this matter.
Following which, we are continuing to improve on the game's quality, and we would like to seek your patience on this matter.
Thank you very much.

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May 11

v1.03 Patch (May 11th)

The following issues have been addressed and fixed as of the current update:

- Fixed issue where the game's refresh rate gets fixated at a lower rate than normal upon setting to fullscreen for specific PC environments.
- Attempted to fix issue where the game screen blacks out when set to fullscreen for specific PC environments.
- Fixed issue where the game displays colors incorrectly for certain specific graphic boards.
- Fixed issue where v1.02 was unable to replay recorded matches from v1.01, and have verified for both version's replay data to be able to be played back in this version (v1.03).


The following feature has also been introduced to the game:

- Added "Light bloom effects" On/Off toggle to Options. The default is "On" for the game, but users experiencing frame drops may wish to turn it off for better PC performance.


We are continuing to work to make the game better. We seek your kindest patience in this matter.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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Reviews

“What is really nice about BlazBlue is that each character has a very distinct combat style.”
9.0/10 – Digitally Downloaded

“Central Fiction adds enough characters, mechanics and fine tunes its already nearly flawless gameplay into something that feels as amazing to play as it looks.”
9.0/10 – ZTGD

“If BlazBlue: Central Fiction is the end (and I don't think it will be), it's a fitting one.”
8.5/10 – Destructoid

Special Offer

Bonus content includes Original Soundtrack and Memorial Book.
The bonus contents will be placed in your Steam folder: ...\Steam\SteamApps\common\BlazBlue Centralfiction\Digital Extras\

About This Game

Combining 2D fighting game and visual novel, the BlazBlue series has been supported by many fighting game fans. The latest installation, BlazBlue: Centralfiction, serves as the ending to the Azure Saga and reveals the truth that has ever been in mystery.

First time in this series, 「Naoto = Kurogane」 「Hibiki = Kohaku」 「Nine = the = Phantom」 and 「Izanami」 appear as playable characters and three DLC characters from the console version --「Es」 from XBlaze series that shares the same worldview as Blazblue, 「Mai Natsume」 from the BlazeBlue spinoff manga, Remix Heart, and 「Susano'o」, the true form of 「Yuki Terumi」-- newly join to bring to a total of 35 playable characters!

Introduction of New Systems

[Overdrive]
  • Each character can strengthen his/her unique ability for a specific period of time.
  • When [Overdrive] is triggered, the Overdrive icon changes into a purple gauge.
  • This gauge will decrease over time, and [Overdrive] will end when the gauge depletes.
  • [Overdrive] lasts longer if your character’s health is low. During activation, the round timer also stops.
  • After [Overdrive] has ended, the Overdrive icon will show a number counter. Overdrive can be used again when the number reaches 10.
  • The number increases over time or damage taken, but during [Active Flow], it charges much faster.

[Exceed Accel]
  • A powerful attack that can be used during [Overdrive] state.
  • [Overdrive] state immediately ends upon usage.
  • When activated during [Active Flow], the damage and effects are significantly boosted.

[Active Flow]
  • Fighting aggressively and landing attacks, or using heat gauge etc. will trigger the [Active Flow] state.
  • Enhances the attack power and shortens the [Overdrive] cool time etc. to make fighting conditions more favorable.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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: 52 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct Sound
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