BlazBlue series turns 10 years old

Toshimichi Mori teases new title.

BlazBlue

The BlazBlue series turned 10 years old today. The first entry in the fighting game franchise, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, was released in Japanese arcades on November 20, 2008.

The series’ 10th anniversary website was also updated today with a message from creator Toshimichi Mori, which seems to tease a new title in development.

“For everyone looking forward to BlazBlue in the future, I hope to once again return to the feelings I had 10 years ago [when BlazBlue started] and impart the memories of battle into a new BlazBlue…” Mori said. “Specifically, with things like BlazBlue: Alternative Dark War [for smartphones] and ‘[Redacted] [Redacted]Blue (Temporary).’ Please look forward to them.”

The way Mori teases the new title is a bit difficult to put into English, but the Japanese is “○○ッ○○○○・○○○○ブルー.” Each ○ would be one Japanese character, and the ッ indicates a lengthened consonant for the following letter.

Other updates to the website include the results of a cosplay contest and 10th anniversary survey.

Arc System Works will host a live stream in celebration of the series’ 10th anniversary today at 19:00 JST, where it will look back on past 10 years with guests like Hibiki Kohaku voice actor Mitsuhiro Ichiki through a BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger exhibition match and more. You will be able to watch it on Twitch and Niconico.

Here is a full history of the series, via the 10th anniversary website:

1972

  • September 25, 1972 – Toshimichi Mori was born

1988

  • One day in 1988 – Young Toshimichi Mori comes up with the idea for Hakumen in class

2003

  • October 1, 2003 – Toshimichi Mori joins Arc System Works

2005

  • One day in February 2005 – The BlazBlue project begins

2008

  • November 20, 2008 – BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger released in arcades

2009

  • April 9, 2009 – BlazBlue Radio web radio show started
  • June 25, 2009 – BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • November 20, 2009 – BlazBlue: Continuum Shift released in arcades

2010

  • January 27, 2010 – BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale released for DS
  • February 20, 2010 – Blue Fes 2010 -Spring Raid- event held
  • February 25, 2010 – BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger released for PSP
  • August 7, 2010 – BlazBlue Streaming event held
  • August 19, 2010 – BlazBlue Mobile Battle released for mobile
  • August 20, 2010 – BlazBlue: Phase 0 novel released
  • August 26, 2010 – BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger released for PC
  • December 9, 2010 – BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II released in arcades

2011

  • January 22, 2011 – Guilty Gear x BlazBlue Music Live 2011 concert held
  • February 14, 2011 – BlazBlue Chimelical Complex comic released
  • March 31, 2011 – BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II released for PSP and 3DS
  • April 20, 2011 – BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1 novel released
  • July 1, 2011 – BlazBlue Puppet Show started
  • December 17, 2011 – BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PS Vita

2012

  • March 24, 2012 – BlazBlue Revolution event held
  • May 31, 2012 – BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend released for PSP
  • August 5, 2012 – Blue Fes 2012: Riot Summer Again event held
  • November 21, 2012 – BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma released in arcades
  • December 21, 2012 – BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger released for PC
  • December 26, 2012 – BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma released for 3DS

2013

  • January 19, 2013 – BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger novel released
  • February 7, 2013 – BlazBlue: Remix Heart comic released
  • May 19, 2013 – Arc System Works Festival event held
  • September 20, 2013 – BlazBlue: Continuum Shift novel released
  • October 8, 2013 – BlazBlue: Alter Memory anime broadcast
  • October 9, 2013 – BlazBlue comic released
  • October 24, 2013 – BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma released for PlayStation 3
  • October 24, 2013 to November 10, 2013 – BlazBlue Museum exhibition held

2014

  • March 6, 2014 to March 9, 2014 – BlazBlue: Continuum Shift live act held
  • April 24, 2014 – BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma released for PS Vita
  • June 20, 2014 – BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience novel released
  • July 12, 2014 – Guilty Gear x BlazBlue Music Live 2014 concert held
  • October 9, 2014 – BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Ver 2.0 released in arcades

2015

  • January 7, 2015 – Eat Beat Dead Spike-san released for smartphones
  • March 29, 2015 – BlazBlue Music Live 2015 concert held
  • April 23, 2055 – BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and PS Vita
  • July 12, 2015 – Blue Fes 2015: Lord Ultimate event held
  • November 19, 2015 – BlazBlue: Central Fiction released in arcades

2016

  • March 2, 2016 – BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma released for PC
  • August 10, 2016 to August 14, 2016 – BlazBlue: Continuum Shift live act held
  • October 6, 2016 – BlazBlue: Central Fiction released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3
  • October 20, 2016 – BlazBlue: Spiral Shift novel released
  • December 12, 2016 – BlazBlue: Variable Heart comic released

2017

  • April 27, 2017 – BlazBlue: Central Fiction released for PC
  • August 3, 2017 – BlazBlue: Central Fiction Ver 2.0 released in arcades

2018

  • May 31, 2018 – BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle released for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC
  • November 20, 2018 – BlazBlue 10th Anniversary: Please look forward to future developments
  • 2018 – BlazBlue: Alternative Dark War will be released for smartphones

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