BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II Simul-Launching on 3DS, PSP

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II, an enhanced version of the original Continuum Shift first released in arcades before getting PS3 and Xbox 360 console ports last year, is due for a simultaneous portable launch on Nintendo 3DS and PSP on May 31st. An update for the console versions is also scheduled for May release, bringing PS3 and Xbox 360 players up to date with the Continuum Shift II changes.

As for Continuum Shift II on 3DS and PSP, it’ll feature all the original content of Arc System Works’ popular 2D fighting game, including Arcade, Story Attack, Training, and Story modes, the full roster of 18 characters (plus DLC characters Makoto, Valkenhayn, and Platinum), and all of the new mechanics and balance revisions introduced in the latest arcade update.

In addition, both ports will contain exclusive new story content and modes designed specifically for the handheld release. Ad-hoc network support will also be available for local multiplayer battles for up to four players. And of course, the 3DS version will have the added bonus of 3D depth control to give the 2D fighting action a little extra visual pop.

The reveal trailer is posted up top, and the list of key features is available for your perusal down below. Watch for screenshots and box art in this weekend’s edition of Screenshot Saturday.

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II Key Features

All-New Single Player Content:
Upgrade your character to reach the bottom in the new Abyss Mode, create an army to conquer your foes in the new Legion 1.5 Mode, polish your skills in the revamped Challenge Mode, and earn Platinum Dollars to unlock a host of in-game rewards.

Redesigned Fighting Experience:
With new system mechanics, game engine revisions, and an entirely rebalanced roster from its original predecessor, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II offers a fully updated fighting game experience for both veterans and newcomers alike.

Enhanced Story Features:
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II contains not only the full story of the original, but also brand new Story Mode and Arcade Mode segments for players to enjoy.

Ad-hoc Multiplayer:
Ad-hoc multiplayer allows up to 4 players to participate in a single session. Two players will square off while the others are spectators.

3D Functionality:
The Nintendo 3DS version of the game allows players to experience the next dimension of BlazBlue visuals with full 3D effects in nearly all modes of gameplay.

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