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Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 “Game Balance Re-Finement Update” will launch on March 1 for PS4 and PS3

Arc System Works has announced that they will release the previous teased “Game Balance Re-Finement Update” for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions of Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 on March 1.

The company has also announced that the PC port will be released on a later date.

The patch will available for the following editions of the title:

  • Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 owners – Version 1.07 patch
  • Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator for PlayStation 4 Upgrade DLC “Rev 2 Upgrade Pack” owners – Version 1.12 patch
  • Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator for PlayStation 3 Upgrade DLC “Rev 2 Upgrade Pack” owners – Version 1.11 patch

Here are the main changes of the title.

Main Changes

Mode Content
Combos and Missions In addition to balance changes, some problem content has been revised.
Training Fixed a bug that unnaturally listed the names for some skills when using the Combo Recipe display function.
Fishing (Overall) Fixed a bug that has occurred since the previous update where non-held items were sometimes not obtained even after catching more than 10 fish.
Online (Overall) Improved the delay value variation processing in network battles.

Main Changes (PlayStation 3 version-only)

Mode Content
Battles (Overall) Fixed a bug where Zato-1’s injury expression was not properly displayed.
Story Fixed a bug that has occurred since the previous update where the direction of Chapter 1 became unnatural.



NCG Review – Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] (PS4, PS3, and PSVITA)

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]

Platform: Playstation 4, Playstation 3, PSVita

Release date: February 9, 2018


Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] is the an updated version of the previous title that came out back in 2015. Although the title has a very long name that really needs to be abbreviated (UNIST can be the short way of saying it), it has just that much content loaded into the game this time around! Developed by Arc System Works, who is known for their top of the line fighting game titles such as, the Guilty Gear Series, BlazBlue, and the newly released Dragonball FighterZ, this title is what you would expect.


Being an updated version, the game introduces 4 new characters as well as a new story mode in which players can unfold the story of the world in a Visual Novel gameplay style. When I say Visual Novel, I mean Visual Novel! There is no gameplay in this mode, but that does not mean the story is horrible. Players of the anime community will really enjoy the twists and turns in the story.Under_Night_6


The visuals are somewhat the same from the original, and that is not a problem at all of because the game has its own distinct look and manages to keep everything pretty simple. With a 2D drawn art style that still draws me in when turning this title on, I can say a lot of gamers will like how it looks. It reminds me of Anime mixed with a dark theme such as Darkstalkers.UNIST_25

During fights the visuals of each special attack work well and look great. The menu has more of an arcade look and is simple enough where new players can navigate with ease. Even the story mode looks awesome with the visual novel art style.


The soundtrack to UNIST brings back some of the previous titles tracks as well as a few new tracks, and the new tracks still holds up to the magnificent scores for combat and story telling.UNIST_EU_Announcement_2


I always felt Under Night never had any spotlight in North America, and is very under rated, but with the new update I hope that changes as this title is a must have for fighting game enthusiast. The core gameplay is the same as most anime fighters, without the air dash. So, it’s sort of like The King of Fighters meets Anime! Combos are limited to one button press for standing and crouching per button, and in the air so players need to strategize what they will do in each combo. It also has an  auto combo for players that bash buttons, but this limits button mashing to execute really short combos -the game wants you to learn passing and how to get in without button mashing, and this is perfect for new players wanting to join the fighting game community.UNIST_EU_Announcement_5

As I mentioned, this is a great game for new players because there is a new tutorial mode where everything is explained for fighting games in general. From executing and getting in, to how to finish combos and set up for another; this is a way to learn UNIST as wells as any other fighting essentials.UNIST_EU_Announcement_6

Of course, there is also online Ranked and Unranked play, which hold itself together pretty well but not to a perfect degree. The netcode isn’t perfect, as some matches lag even with two solid connections, but for the most part it is playable more than half of the time. And as for Ranked matches, the lobby’s will be full of veterans of the title, so I would recommend new players to not approach Ranked until you are ready to take on the best.

As mentioned, UNIST has 4 new cast members, Phonon with her whip, Mika a child with gigantic robotic hands, Wagner holding her sword and shield, and Enkidu who is pure martial arts. None of these characters feel like a rehash of previous characters or each other, and new players will be happy to see each have a different play style.


With Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] coming out after one of the biggest fighting games this year a lot of players might miss this title. With an awesome Story mode for single player, fantastic visuals, and many more new additions, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] is a must have in my opinion. Although it lacks in online play at the moment, this is a great title for any one who is a fighting game fan our even a competitive fighting game player. I rate Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] an 8 out of 10.Score

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will be the 1st Arc System Works title published in North America

Arc System Works announced last week that they will be establishing a new North America branch, with this Arc System Works has also announced that BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will be the first title to be published by the new NA branch.

The Japanese announcement of the North American branch also clarifies that Arc System Works America will handle the sales and distribution of products developed by Arc System Works, as well as marketing, promotion, support, licensing, and localization duties.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will be released on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC early 2018.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle leaked gameplay and confirmed for PS4

BlazeBlue: Cross Tag Battle gameplay has leaked online, and if you take a close look at the meter on bottom of the screen while its says Resonance Blaze, you will see a R1 icon, which confirms that the title will be making an appearance on Playstation 4.

The video below shows off 2 minutes of one of the newcomers, Ruby Rose from the RWBY series.

BlazeBlue: Cross Battle was originally set to show its first appearance at New York Comic-Con this weekend.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is due out in 2018.

Japan is getting Jubei in BlazBlue: Central Fiction on August 31st

Arc System Works has announced that Jubei will be available for BlazBlue: Central Fiction as DLC on August 31 in Japan, alongside a free patch adding in the recent arcade version battle balances.

The DLC and patch will only be on PS4, and PS3. As for PC players, Arc System Works has said that the downloadable content and free patch will launch for the PC version “in the near future.”

BlazBlue: Central Fiction is currently available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC

Here is a quick overview of Jubei.

Jubei is one of the Six Heroes that saved humanity during the Great Dark War that occurred 100 years ago. He is an important character who has a close connection to the characters of this game. He is the protagonist Ragna’s swordsmanship master and life saver, husband to the Great Mage Nine, and father to Kokonoe. By making Jubei playable this time, you can learn of his various aspects, such as the power true to his name of “the strongest being on the planet,” of his suffering, and of his love for his family.