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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is an upcoming crossover tag team fighting game consisting of characters from the licensed fighting games series which Project BB Team is involved in: Arc System Works' own BlazBlue, Atlus' Persona 4 Arena, French-Bread's Under Night In-Birth and Rooster Teeth's anime-styled web animation RWBY. The character art for this game is drawn by Higuchi Konomi who previously worked as a character designer for the XBlaze series.[4]

Playable CharactersEdit

It is confirmed that there will be 20 default characters and 20 DLC characters, totaling of 40 characters.[5]

Bold Italic font for downloadable playable characters.



Persona 4 ArenaEdit

Under Night In-BirthEdit


This game will be a 2-on-2, two dimensional, tag team fighting game, which allows the player to switch between characters during a fight. Each character from both players has their own health bar.


This game will also feature an original story of all four franchise's perspectives of RWBY, BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, and Under Night In Birth called "Episode Mode". [6]

Episode Mode: An original story unfolding in a singularity called the “Phantom Field,” where the four worlds represented in the game collide.

Tactics Mode: The players can learn new techniques while playing a new system of the game.

Survival Mode: A mode where the player has to defeat waves of enemies.

Training Mode: A mode where the player can practice handling different kinds of combat situations.

Gallery Mode: A mode that in which all of the illustrations can be viewed.

Replay Theater: A mode where you can check recorded replay of your previous battles.[7]

Battle ThemesEdit



Before BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle' s reveal, Rooster Teeth teased the possibility of a RWBY fighting game being revealed at Evo 2017 on their Twitter account.[8] During the Evolution Championship Series, it was announced that Ruby Rose is going to be in a crossover fighting game created by Arc Systems Works and will include characters from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In Birth and RWBY. The game is set to be released in 2018.[9] A demo of Ruby in the game was tweeted by Gray Haddock on October 3rd, 2017. On October 6th, 2017, Arc Systems Works released an early demo gameplay trailer of the crossover fighting game featuring the seven then-confirmed playable characters.[10]

On October 15th, 2017, Weiss Schnee was confirmed to be in the fighting game in the second character introduction trailer of BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. The game will be released on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam.[11]

On January 13th, 2018, Blake Belladonna was confirmed to be in the fighting game as one of 20 confirmed DLC characters on the Arc System Works Fighting Game Award 2017 show for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

The game is set to be released on May 31th, 2018 in Japan and June 5th, 2018 in North America. [12]

On February 7th, 2018, Blake along with Yang were confirmed to be free DLC characters on the EVO 2018 Special Promotion Trailer for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.[13]

Downloadable ContentEdit

It has been announced by Arc System Works that the 20 DLC characters can be purchased as a pack called "Additional Character-in-One Pack”. The download code for the pack will be included in the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Limited Box only available as an exclusive in Japan.[14]

Limited Edition BonusesEdit

Arc System Works America revealed the Collector’s Edition for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle that will be available in North America. The Collector’s and standard editions of the game will come with a 7-track mini-OST with pre-orders. It will include It will be available for Pre-order on May 4th, 2018.[15]

  • BlazBlue Cross Bag Battle high quality box with steel book
  • Original soundtrack CD
  • BlazBlue Cross Bag Battle Soft Cover Art Book (52 pages)
  • A set of acrylic stands of Ruby Rose, Ragna the Bloodedge, Yu Narukami, and Hyde.


The original soundtrack CD to BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will include 15 tracks.



  • Due to RWBY being a North American production, RWBY characters start out with speaking in English as their default language voice instead of Japanese.
  • Team RWBY appears as silhouettes at the end of the EVO 2018 Special Promotion Trailer similarly to appearing as silhouettes in the show proper's original four trailers.


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