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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Torrance, California – June 5, 2018 – Arc System Works America, Inc. is pleased to announce that BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, the 2D crossover fighting game featuring characters from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, UNIEL, and RWBY, is launching today! It is available now on the Sony PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC. 

An unrivaled clash of explosive proportions! The beloved BlazBlue franchise Crosses universes, Tags in fan favorites, and Battles it out in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. Created through an all-star collaboration between BlazBlue, Atlus’ Persona 4 Arena, French Bread’s Under Night In-Birth, and Rooster Teeth’s hugely popular RWBY web series, Cross Tag Battle celebrates the fighting genre for pros and newcomers alike! Choose your team in fast paced 2v2 team battles filled with the craziness you’ve come to love from BlazBlue, with all the tight mechanics, smooth gameplay, and gorgeous 2D graphics you expect from Arc System Works.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Features


    Cross over between 4 different universes! Play as characters from the BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, and (for the first time ever in a fighting game), RWBY series!

  • TAG

    Dive deep into the accessible 2 vs 2 gameplay system in a gorgeous 2D tag team based fighting game!


    Take the fight to your friends, online, or against CPU opponents in robust single and multiplayer modes!


    High definition anime styled 2D characters alongside beautiful 3D backgrounds and smooth animation brings the game to life!


    Developed by Arc System Works, creators and developers of critically acclaimed and fan favorite fighting series BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, and Dragon Ball Fighter Z!


BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is available in the following formats:

Standard Physical Edition (PS4 and Switch): $49.99

Standard Digital Edition: $49.99

Deluxe Digital Edition (Includes base game and the Cross Tag Character Collection): $69.99

The Cross Tag Character Collection (includes all 6 Character Packs): $19.99

  • Individual Cross Tag Character Packs will be available for $4.99 upon launch.
  • Character Pack 1 will be free to all players for two weeks after launch.
  • Blake and Yang from RWBY, will be free to all players indefinitely.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Collector’s Edition:

The collector's edition can be purchased as a limited edition on the official Arc System Works GEAR store The collector's edition will also be available on the Official Rooster Teeth store at on June 5, 2018. The Collector's Edition will retail with an MSRP of $99.99 and will launch alongside the standard edition on June 5, 2018.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Collector’s Edition Includes:

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle game (PS4 or Switch)
  • Full color, 52 page art book
  • 15 song soundtrack
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle steel game case
  • 4 acrylic figures featuring BlazBlue's Ragna, Persona 4 Arena’s Yu, Under Night In-Birth's Hyde, and RWBY's Ruby.
  • Collector's Edition Box
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Trailers

Debut Trailer:

Character Reveal 1:

Character Reveal 2:

Character Reveal 3:

Character Reveal 4:

Character Reveal 5:

Character Reveal 6:

Character Reveal 7:

Character Reveal 8:

Opening Movie:

First English Trailer:

About Arc System Works

Arc System Works is a developer and fighting game specialist from Japan — best known for the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series — that has garnered international critical acclaim for their innovative fighting systems, unique character designs and world settings, and spectacular 2D artwork.

“If you want a 2D Fighting game done right, go to Arc System Works.”

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