BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION comes out on consoles in Japan tomorrow, and will follow in Europe and North America in early November. BlazBlue creator and producer Toshimichi Mori gave an interview with Famitsu, where he said there would be no BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION Extend.
Mori told Famitsu that there won’t be a BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION Extend because they’ve already tried to make BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION into as complete a game as possible that can be played by itself for quite a long time. Why does it need to be able to be played for so long? Well, not only is the BlazBlue story concluding in CENTRALFICTION, but Mori is also moving onto another project, which is unrelated to BlazBlue and “isn’t a fighting game”.
That doesn’t mean BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION will have no updates. Mori said the team are likely to continue balancing and adjusting the game, and he even said he’d be open to adding new characters, but presumably this wouldn’t take the form of a whole new Extend edition. Perhaps it’d be closer to what Killer Instinct and Street Fighter V are doing with their updates. But he didn’t say anything firm.
Mori also said that he hopes BlazBlue fans definitely play CENTRALFICTION through to the end as it closes out the story. He thinks it’s the best ending of any fighting game. As for whether there might be room for another BlazBlue sequel further down the line he just says you’ll have to wait and see how this one ends “to understand”.
The BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION Azure Edition is exclusive to our store in Europe, so if you want to pick up the conclusion to the BlazBlue story with all the goodies then this is the one to get. Also, if you use HOODIE20 you can save a whole £20 on a BlazBlue hoodie too to really rep your game! Buy it here!
BLAZBLUE CENTRAL FICTION releases on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan on 6th October, in North America on 1st November, and in Europe on 4th November.