This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine (via Siliconera) revealed that both Arc System Works fighting games, BlazBlue: Central Fiction and Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator will be receiving new characters.

BlazBlue: Central Fiction, which is the fourth game in the BlazBlue series, will be adding a character familiar to fans. Hades Izanami, who should be familiar to those who played BlazBlue: Continuum Shift and BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, will be playable for the first time. The former boss character will be added to the arcade version of Central Fiction on January 28.

BlazBlue: Central Fiction
Image Credit: Famitsu

While a home console release of BlazBlue: Central Fiction hasn’t been announced yet, it’s only a matter of time until an announcement is made. The last game in the series, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, saw release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. As its name would suggest, Central Fiction will wrap up the series’ current story which began in 2008’s BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger.


Meanwhile Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator will be getting a brand new character. Called Kum Haehyun, the new fighter is a robot that is being controlled by a young girl. Not much more is known about the new character, but the usage of two characters could be an interesting gameplay mechanic.

Arc System Works also announced a release date for Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator‘s console release. Japanese players will be able to purchase the game on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 starting May 26, 2016. Revelator was released in Japanese arcades in August of last year.

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator
Image Credit: Famitsu

This is a great day to be a fan of Arc System Works’ fighting games, as both Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator and BlazBlue: Central Fiction look to be very promising. The new playable characters in both games look interesting, and it’ll be exciting to see how these characters play with the existing roster.

Tyler has enjoyed video games, both large and small, ever since he was a child with a Sega Genesis controller in hand. When he isn’t playing through strange retro games like Snoopy’s Silly Sports Spectacular, he can be found meditating under a waterfall to grow his beard or eating pizza. Probably the latter.