Arc System Works announced today that they would be releasing a new installment in their 2D anime-styled BlazBlue fighting series, with the subtitle “Central Fiction.” (I keep getting that confused with “Nightmare Fiction”, from the soundtrack) So far, two new characters have been announced: Hibiki Kohaku, (who appears to share the fighting styles of Noel Vermillion and Makoto Nanaya) and Naoto Kurogane, who appears to have a more up-close and personal boxing style. From the trailer, it doesn’t look like there’s any major changes to the system being brought in this time, and Overdrive is going to continue to be a thing. I’m not exactly the world’s biggest fan of Overdrive, given that it replaces burst in all situations except when under attack, and it was very touchy about when it would actually consider you “under attack.”
No details on a console release for BlazBlue Central Fiction just yet, but location testing is due to start on the 18th of July. Hopefully I’m wrong and this is more than just a roster update.