Arcade version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma adding Celica and Lambda-11
posted on 07.15.14 at 08:53 AM EST by (@salromano)

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Celica Ayatsuki Mercury and Lambda-11 will be playable via an update to the arcade version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasmas this fall, this week’s Famitsu reveals.

Celica fights alongside Ex Machina: Minerva. She has a number of basic fighting game skills, and is recommended for those playing the series for the first time.

Lambda-11 has the battle style of Nu-13 with “Luna Forma” as her base. She has a similar feeling to Nu-13, but Lambda-11’s attack performance of various drives are different.

Updates to the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions have not yet been announced.

Thanks, Re: Zaregoto.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Lambda-11 has the battle style of Nu-13 with “Luna Forma” as her base.
    wtf is the point..

    • Mukuro Tatsuya

      yo dawg i heard you like clones
      still, nu in luna form underperforms as a zoner, lambda was much more well rounded in CS

      • Luna Kazemaru

        that still doesnt make it any less pointless

        • Mukuro Tatsuya

          nu plays really different from what lambda did in cp, it’s a nice touch for some that didn’t like the changes made in cp

        • http://geekorner.wordpress.com/ Geekorner

          Change a character’s drive, change her overdrive, give her new specials, change properties of regular moves or don’t – the feel of the character will change drastically.

  • AkumaSoul

    First Sakurai and now Mori! WTF is going on in Japan!

  • MrJechgo

    HUh… isn’t Nu-13’s Overdrive makes her PLAY like Lambda-11? I’m confused here…

    • Luna Kazemaru

      you mixed up overdrive with a change in combat form aka Luna Forma

      • MrJechgo

        Please excuse my ignorance then… but what’s Luna Forma?

        First time I hear that term in BB…

        • Luna Kazemaru

          Nu with lambda combat form

        • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

          She has two attack patterns that can change in the middle of battle. Luna form is Nu using the same attacks as Lambda.

  • AkumaSoul

    Has the world gone insane!? First Sakurai and now Mori is all of Japan on drugs!?

    • MrJechgo

      Mori’s a big fat liar: he said that there will not be any DLC for CP, no extra character and no upgraded version…

      Then we had Terumi and Kokonoe, Celica and Lambda-11 and possibly CP Extend…

  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    Incoming rumored PS4 version.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Where was this rumored?

      • Luna Kazemaru

        It wasn’t he said he wanted to bring it to next gen is all he said

      • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

        Mori wanted to bring it next-gen.

        Given ASW’s history, I doubt it will be mere DLCs.

        And these whole things are me being sarcastic.

        • Luna Kazemaru

          saying they want to do something isn’t a rumor just saying

  • Neppygear

    Lambda being back is cool, if not very necessary. But did we -really- need Worst Girl to be playble?

    • Luna Kazemaru

      If you wanted lambda you could have just played NU >.> she has both move sets

      • Neppygear

        That’s what I said, Lambda being back wasn’t necessary. They could have just made her an alt colour for Nu.

    • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

      Ah you mean Celica. I hate her too D:

      • Luna Kazemaru

        meanwhile mori laughs at you.

        • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

          That wouldn’t be surprising xD I admit that Celika at least is better than any clone.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            tbh not really sure how this is shocking when mori was trying to brush it off when he was at the last tournament

  • Six
    • Samsara09

      Wait…is she the first prime field device?She seems…i don’t know…OP,too much?

    • TheBlackRabbit

      lol……

    • Revorse

      Who is this?

      • TheBlackRabbit

        probably a fan made picture about the theory of ragna being a unit, because of the crest on his chest. The original unit is the master unit….that was the first unit sent out into the boundary, so this one can’t exist…..unless the Amaterasu unit is….. UNIT: 0

        • Six
          • TheBlackRabbit

            nice. where is the source?

            • Six

              Well, the first image I posted is from Mori’s Twitter account. It’s his banner.

              https://twitter.com/zatuyoP

              The other two were from a discussion on GameFAQs. The scan is from some BB artbook while the in-game shot is from Calamity Trigger.

              http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/680197-blazblue-chrono-phantasma/69280829

              • TheBlackRabbit

                what? what part? i did not see this in trigger? cool…would explain where the scythe came from. funny thing is i was just reading this topic. Huh ragnas body is decaying…..what do you think about what rachel said? “what is inside of him will kill him”

                Do you think she was referring to him dying because he was being consumed by the azure, or becuase of that unit thing?
                so much to answer im hyped.

        • Samsara09

          I know Noel has that tatoo on her chest.Does Ragna have one?Can you show me a pic!?

  • PrinceHeir

    Good stuff!!

  • Celica* so cute… I wanted her to be playable for so long.

  • Hatsuaki

    tHANK YOU MORI

  • Joe Kombat

    I don’t get why everyone’s complaining. We get to murder Celica now. Isn’t that a plus?

    • Luna Kazemaru

      more like she gets to murder the haters :P

  • Baikal Bites TheChocolate

    WHY THE FUCK NOT JUBEI OR NINE?!

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJG980wYNJwltAB3JeT5euA SegaSaturnSNK

    I can see it now, either overpriced character DLC or just a new Blazblue on the PS4. Rather much have a new one on the PS4.

  • Jin Kisaragi

    They should just add this as DLC.

  • Forty

    Woah, woah, what.

    Nu AND Lambda? Now I don’t know who to play as. But maybe they’re similar enough that learning one means a lot can apply to the other. Could be cool.

    Now I have double the roboyandere to play as!

    • TheBlackRabbit

      i mean considering nu-13 has both of there move sets already……this is gonna be interesting.

  • Samsara09

    This was rather predictable.Even if Celica can’t fight properly,she still has Minerva…and prior experiences with being Nirvana’s master.Also,making her a caracter suitable to novices is a smart move.I hope they don’t make her too similar to Carl.

    • TheBlackRabbit

      dude imagine if she can fuck with everyone’s drive. That would be an amazingly frustrating character to fight.

      • Samsara09

        Well,I just whoop the buttons,lol,at random.

        • TheBlackRabbit

          ugh lol……

  • Six

    Also, Chrono Phantasma Complete or Ultimate Edition or whatevs for PS4 pz ArcSys.

    • Samsara09

      just DLC is enough.They should focus on finishing blazblue.I can’t wait to see what brilliant ending they have in store for this!

    • Anime10121

      Thats exactly what I’m now holding out for (and the fact that I missed the free character DLC’s)

  • Luna Kazemaru
    • Digidyne017

      do you have any more? or the full page?

      also.. them Minerva thighs…..

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    She’s Carl’s sister?

    • Luna Kazemaru

      who are you referring to

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹
      • Samsara09

        He/she’s referring to Nirvana,which contains Ada’s soul…and possibly her body as well.

        • Digidyne017

          But who’s soul is it? Even though its a copy of Nirvana, can it still be considered a nox nyctores? in the brief time that celica was out of her tube, where and how would kokonoe have obtained the souls to make one, if its not just an atomic energy powered AI? Nirvana and Ignis apparently have one soul each powering the nox, and both are tied with their respective main chacaters.

          • Samsara09

            It can work as one but it isn’t.She probably used atomic energy to move Minerva.Ignis is Carl’s mother,nirvana contains Ada.

            • Digidyne017

              I know that, but im trying to say that soul powering Minerva belonged to someone that was close or related to kokonoe. In this case, the clover family; both Ignis and Nirvana are automaton class nox nyctores and have displayed (semi)sentience. Just remember that relius and kokonoe, have worked together in the past to create a black beast to use against the NOL, and she can use magic herself, so it wouldnt be as difficult to create a nox by her own hands, then again a regular nox would have weaknesses that can be exploited. if i remember correctly a nox, including ars magus cannot operate without seithr, and if being near celica cancels the flow, its useless, but Minerva wouldnt have that weakness, so alternatively, its possible that she’s just a souless AI, given her dominate preference for science instead of magic, and is against the existance of seithr and ars magus. I’m just examining both sides of the same coin here, but im still down the middle in this, because im not sure a regular automaton would be able to communicate in the same way was Ignis and Nirvana through ellipsis.

              • Samsara09

                No,just read what I say…Minerva lacks a soul.By using atomic energy and the basics of how ars magus/nox nyctores work,Kokonoe built the “artificial causality weapons”…They are basically imitations of Nox nyctores.Naturally,they aren’t as strong as the real deal.

                So yes,instead of a soul,she used an A.I,probably based on Nirvana’s personality or some shit.

                It’s this simple,there’s no need to over-complicate this.And when talking with someone,read their posts carefully.I don’t want to go over this again,heheeheh.I am joking,hope you didn’t feel offended.Any questions?

    • Samsara09

      Minerva isn’t Nirvana.Minerva is a copy,made by Kokonoe based on the notes of Nine and Relius.

  • ThatGuy3190_7

    I think we’re all forgetting what we’ve been waiting for since the first Blazblue: where the fudge is playable Jubei?

  • TheBlackRabbit

    I hate to say it but…..theirr DLC is like 8 bucks a character…..

    • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

      I haven’t bought anyone yet. I don’t like those price and I regret not getting Terumi for free before.

      • TheBlackRabbit

        oh dude….i feel so bad for you lol.

        • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

          Yeah. I like his fighting style. I won’t make the same mistake twice D: Adachi day 1.

          • TheBlackRabbit

            i salute you for a wise decision.

    • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJG980wYNJwltAB3JeT5euA SegaSaturnSNK

      Yeah, it’s pretty ridiculous. Just as bad as DOA but not as bad as Capcom.

      • TheBlackRabbit

        yep

      • The Grim Heaper

        “not as bad as Capcom”

        Nope, still worse than Capcom.

        • tokyobassist

          My fanboy radar went off too lol. Arcsys had some of the worst DLC ever. $2 for sunglasses? Are you fucking kidding me? Remember when they essentially charged $50 for one new character through a disc release (Relius)?

          Yeah Capcom have been dicks but Arcsys are snakes in the grass. Nobody in that fanbase admits the BS they pull.

          • Forty

            “Nobody in that fanbase admits the BS they pull.”

            Am I misunderstanding or are you saying BlazBlue fans don’t admit ASWs DLC practices are bad?

            Perhaps we’re used to very different subsets of the community, but everyone I know in the communities I’m in who plays their games would agree their DLC/Expansion practices are quite bad.

            • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJG980wYNJwltAB3JeT5euA SegaSaturnSNK

              I guess we can say the fighting genre is just a rip off altogether when it comes to DLC. Still saddens me till this day that SFxT character bundles have never been on sale and even worse they never decided to sell the characters separately too. Pretty expensive to be a fighting fan.

              • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJG980wYNJwltAB3JeT5euA SegaSaturnSNK

                Only one I can think of which wasn’t that bad has been the MK/Injustice developers.

      • KyoyaHibari

        LOL. Dead or Alive may put out a lot of costumes as DLC, but they still aren’t as pathetic as Crapcom.

    • Shippoyasha

      Which is why I want a new edition with DLCs in. Or at least with the characters.

  • Jorge Tavani

    more experiments for relius

  • tokyobassist

    I might as well go play Arcana Hearts if you’re not going to put anybody cool into this game. Yes I’m talking about Jubei. Screw you Mori, I’m out. Guilty Gear it is.

    • icup ✔️

      arcsys knows everyone wanted jubei and kokonoe… well we got kokonoe, just a matter of time before they decide to release jubei.

  • Anime10121

    I’m now extrememly glad that I havent gotten Chronophantasma yet! Now I think I’ll just wait for the revision that has them both playable in a console version (which’ll probably be PS4,PS3, and PSvita) :D

    • icup ✔️

      there’s already 8 new characters for bbcp… but you’ll wait another year or close to 2 just for a few more?

      • Anime10121

        Yep, I’m not necessarily the worlds largest Blaz Blue fan anyway, I like the games, but am in no rush to buy a fighter if a better or more refined one is hinted at coming soon,.

        • icup ✔️

          understandable. i do the same for street fighter; skip one, buy the next one.

          but i like blazblue for the story as well, so skipping one and i might miss out on part of the story.

          • Anime10121

            Well its not exactly like they leave people hanging on the expansion story’s. Extend (where I started) included everything that happened before it, so I missed nothing major… I’m sure CP if it gets an expansion in a year or so, will be the same…

            • Samsara09

              Anime,I wouldn’t worry about that.Calamity Trigger didn’t get a “updated version”,just continuum shift.Chronophantasma probably won’t as well.

              Besides,I played the games and I can tell you,Celica doesn’t fight as you are aware…and even if they “correct” that,there is no way to create a situation that will make her fight in story mode.They wrote themselves to a corner.

              • Anime10121

                Yeah, but both Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift were included in Extend! And Celica’s obviously gonna have to fight since they’re making her playable…

                • Samsara09

                  Well,she only receives Ex Machina Minerva in the end game…and she is always by Ragna’s side,who is pretty protective over her.I wanna see them try,especially since CP only has one story mode(tecnically segmented into three parts),and not the individual story mode of CT and CS or P4A…

                  No need to be afraid.You can buy the game.What if they don’t release a new version?You risk getting headaches to find the game later on.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      good just more fresh meat to body because they waited

      • Anime10121

        lol, well that’s to be expected, I’m nowhere NEAR the best BB player since I just started late last year (and I never even really played much of GG so I was already behind on Arc’s fighting games schemes). Still think they’re fun, and the story’s interesting, just not enough to buy a revision every year or two.

        I mean I AM a big SF fan, but I havent bought a revision of it since Super… ( I MAY upgrade to Ultra since I have an inkling it’ll be the last update for the game)!

        • Samsara09

          I hate fighters too for this.I would have gotten pissed…if I had bought CT and CS when Extend practically contains both.

  • MasterSensei

    Judging by the comments here I can see that people actually seem to like expansions and DLC to fighting games… who knew?

    • Jin Kisaragi

      The reason why I want it to be DLC is because I don’t want BlazBlue CP Extend version. I want the next BlazBlue game to be an entirely new game.

      • Hidayat246

        i don’t want destroy your dream but ASW Blazblue follow almost same step business model from Capcom Street Fighter

        Buy Limited edition never gonna change that

    • Samsara09

      better pay 10 dollars for an update than to have to buy a 40 dollars game…especially in my country,where games cost 90 dollars.

      And also,I am anxious for the next blazblue.Goddamn them if they lose a second with an update game.

  • Samsara09

    Then there is Jubei,Nine and Izanami.Oh,boy…they really should have waited…Fuck…This is starting to piss me.I am not gonna buy the DLCs for Terumi or Kokonoe if they are gonna pull anything like releasing this game for PS4…

    • Jin Kisaragi

      I already bought the CP Limited edition. I don’t want to have to buy it again if they are only going to release the DLC on a PS4 version.

      • Samsara09

        With extend then can get away,first time.But not twice.I MAY buy it…but I won’t buy thrice.Well,They pulled this with Valkenhayn,Makoto and Platinum,didn’t they?First to arcades…then an upgraded version,correct?

        • Jin Kisaragi

          First it goes to arcades to get feedback from players and then it goes to consoles. They shouldn’t announce so many characters and wait to put them on the next BlazBlue game.

          • Samsara09

            Jubei,Nine and Izanami will probably follow.At the very least Jubei and Nine.
            If they pull this stunt,I will buy it for PS4.But…I won’t buy Guilty Gear Xrd nor any future Guilty Gear.I will keep my losses at minimum.They already confirmed that blazblue will have an end,but they didn’t say it for guilty gear.

            • Jin Kisaragi

              That would just be too many characters. This would be really bad. These characters are obviously going to be introduced as playable characters but I don’t want it to be right now. DLC prices are ridiculous.
              I’m interested in Guilty Gear Xrd but I will wait and get the PS4 version.

              • Samsara09

                well,it obviously would be for an extend version.Valkenhayn…Makoto,Platinum the Trinity.We have three caracters here.Lambda,Celica,Jubei,Nine.

  • tturtlejosh

    JUST GIVE ME JUBEI!!!!

    • Guy Incognito

      they’re waiting for the last game in the series mark my words

  • MrJechgo

    As if people didn’t see that coming… There’s gonna be an Extend version, because ASW can’t do digital upgrades for $15…

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano
    • Samsara09

      http://i.imgur.com/ehEV9Gp.jpg

      looking at the new caracter select screen,it’s clear there is a spot for two more caracters at the upper left and upper right,and they can put Izanami at top,after Terumi’s spot….Gotta face the music.Next it’s gonna be Jubei,Nine and Izanami

  • kamiblakrow

    Another puppet-master and robot huh? Yeah, I’m super looking forward to more of that /sarcasm

  • Guy Incognito

    Blazblue Chonophantasma Extend coming to a PS3/PS4 near you in 2015