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Just another one of the "possibilities": Ragna the Bloodedge for Smash Ultimate!

EarlTamm

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Sadly, it appears that ArcSys has no plans for a BBTAG version 3.0, meaning that the game is done. On the one hand, some of those series had glaring omissions in their rosters (i.e. not everyone from the Investigation Team was brought back). On the other hand, that means Team Blue is free to work on something new, maybe even the next Blazblue game.
Is this officially confirmed, or is it just an assumption based on nothing being revealed today? I wouldn't be surprised with it being over, considering how long it has been, but an official statement would be nice.
 

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I've never really been particularly big on Tag, so I'm not too fussed if there's no plans for anything else. I mainly just want BlazBlue 5, lol.
 

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Sadly, it appears that ArcSys has no plans for a BBTAG version 3.0, meaning that the game is done. On the one hand, some of those series had glaring omissions in their rosters (i.e. not everyone from the Investigation Team was brought back). On the other hand, that means Team Blue is free to work on something new, maybe even the next Blazblue game.
Lack of news is worrying at this point for sure, in spite of the placeholder announcer files for tonnes more characters.... It is kind of a weird roster to end with, but I guess they were never going to satisfy everyone. Definitely wouldn't have expected Neo to be the only RWBY character to get in outside of Team RWBY, but she's also one of my mains now so I can't complain.

I'd probably bet on Persona 5 Arena for their next project if they've moved on.


But, hey, BBTAG is start part of ARCREVO and we got this cute art to show for it!
 

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Say, remember awhile back when that one Twitter account made a poll of the most wanted BBTAG characters? Well, that same account did an updated poll earlier this year and recently posted the results. I can post the entire thing (one for each series), but that'd be a lot of Twitter posts, so here's the overall list for now.


Even if BBTAG is done for now, a hypothetical sequal would have PLENTY to work with. And this is just the franchises already in the game.
 

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Okay, can somebody fact-check something for me? Apparently, Mori implied that there would be Blazblue news in 2021 (I want to say it was in Famitsu). Does anybody know about that? Because Arc System just announced a new fighting game based on Dungeon Fighter Online, and I want to make sure there wouldn't be any risk of overlap.
 

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Okay, can somebody fact-check something for me? Apparently, Mori implied that there would be Blazblue news in 2021 (I want to say it was in Famitsu). Does anybody know about that? Because Arc System just announced a new fighting game based on Dungeon Fighter Online, and I want to make sure there wouldn't be any risk of overlap.
Famitsu has yearly interviews with devs where they express their ambitions for the coming year and Mori did mention he wants to work on Blazblue with his key word being "Restart." That said, that doesn't mean we'll be getting actual news in 2021; it is more then possible that this just means he'll be doing some sort of series planning personally. The word "Restart" makes me doubt that they're currently in development of a BlazBlue game, honestly.

As they currently have Guilty Gear and that Dungeon Fighter Online game in development... also support for Dragon Ball Fighter Z and Granblue Fantasy Versus are both going strong... In collaboration with Wayfoward, they've both confirmed another River City Girls game and a new game based on RWBY. That's a lot of games. I kind of doubt we'd get anything more then a spin-off for BlazBlue with all that going on - maybe something like the BlayzBloo games we used to get on DS...
 

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Well, we're getting a new Blazblue game. Just not the one we were expecting...

I mean, this will give us a lot of good new art of BB characters, if nothing else? I'm not sure I'll pick it up myself, but, like, I don't mind looking at the PNG files for it.
 

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I mean, this will give us a lot of good new art of BB characters, if nothing else? I'm not sure I'll pick it up myself, but, like, I don't mind looking at the PNG files for it.
I would at least hope it's at least a LITTLE generous. Dragalia Lost has spoiled me...

Although here's something interesting:


I don't know if this is meant to imply anything, but hey, BBTAG is at least getting SOMETHING new.
 

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I would at least hope it's at least a LITTLE generous. Dragalia Lost has spoiled me...

Although here's something interesting:


I don't know if this is meant to imply anything, but hey, BBTAG is at least getting SOMETHING new.
That's valid... My phone only has room for one game, so I just play Fire Emblem Heroes...

Well, that's nice of them I guess? I doubt that BBTAG is likely to have a comeback though, as, like, it'd need something big to get a stable playerbase at this point...
 

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That's valid... My phone only has room for one game, so I just play Fire Emblem Heroes...

Well, that's nice of them I guess? I doubt that BBTAG is likely to have a comeback though, as, like, it'd need something big to get a stable playerbase at this point...
Yeah, at this point we're better off hoping BBTAG2 becomes a thing... and that they add Skullgirls characters.

What? ArcSys published the game in Japan, they can work something out!
 

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Yeah, at this point we're better off hoping BBTAG2 becomes a thing... and that they add Skullgirls characters.

What? ArcSys published the game in Japan, they can work something out!
Hey, maybe the Skullgirls dev team imploding and having to be rebuilt would make them easier to work with haha... 😅

A BBTAG2 would be nice to have eventually, as there were some great ideas there that were just screwed over by release timing and the controversies regarding the amount of DLC it had... At least we know BB and Under-Night are still getting games, plus Persona 5 Arena has had a Japanese trademark and they've announced a new RWBY project being made alongside WayFoward. So, the essentials are still there, I suppose.
 

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Sure! Why not.
In that case, I already mentioned Skullgirls, but for more specifics, I'd go with Filia (basically the mascot) and Peacock (my personal favorite). Also Squigly if possible.

As for the returning series, I'd at least add the top characters from that newest Ballot thing I posted awhile back. Those characters being Kokonoe from Blazblue, Rise from Persona, Byakuya from UNIB, Qrow from RWBY, Scharlachrot from Arcana Hearts, Asuka from Senran Kagura, and Perfecti from Akatsuki. Figured if we're making a sequal, we may as well get the popular ones out of the way. Though keep in mind, I'm assuming that they'll just reuse the assets from the first game, thus allowing them to bring back all the other characters.
 

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Huzzah, everyone. We have acquired... an update for BBTAG.

Technically.

Yay... I guess...
Clearly, this means BBTAG 3.0 is getting announced tomorrow, alongside BBTAG2 coming the very next day.

It's all coming together.
 

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In that case, I already mentioned Skullgirls, but for more specifics, I'd go with Filia (basically the mascot) and Peacock (my personal favorite). Also Squigly if possible.

As for the returning series, I'd at least add the top characters from that newest Ballot thing I posted awhile back. Those characters being Kokonoe from Blazblue, Rise from Persona, Byakuya from UNIB, Qrow from RWBY, Scharlachrot from Arcana Hearts, Asuka from Senran Kagura, and Perfecti from Akatsuki. Figured if we're making a sequal, we may as well get the popular ones out of the way. Though keep in mind, I'm assuming that they'll just reuse the assets from the first game, thus allowing them to bring back all the other characters.
That's a good set of choices! I'd definitely want to add all of those to the roster. I'd probably toss in Team JNPR to join Team RWBY as well, then try to boost Arcana Hearts, Senran Kagura, and Akatsuki a so they have a bit larger slice of the roster overall...

In terms of new franchises... I do like Skullgirls as a choice for sure! Melty Blood could be fun. Maybe add in random other stuff ArcSys owns - 2d-fighter-ify the kits of River City and Double Dragon characters? I know Dan Salvato tweeted about DDLC inclusion once, a thing that I wish people replied to positively instead of with Monika for Smash memes, as I think that could potentially happen if there was demonstrable demand for it.

Clearly, this means BBTAG 3.0 is getting announced tomorrow, alongside BBTAG2 coming the very next day.

It's all coming together.
Oh, of course... Then we get a new mainline BB game announced next month, right? After which EVO rebrands as Blazevo and covers only BB games.

Your profile pic makes "It's all coming together" weirdly fitting...
It mostly just makes me feel like...

kaede.jpg


yes, I just spent like 12 minutes in photoshop for that one joke. No regrets.
 

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That's a good set of choices! I'd definitely want to add all of those to the roster. I'd probably toss in Team JNPR to join Team RWBY as well, then try to boost Arcana Hearts, Senran Kagura, and Akatsuki a so they have a bit larger slice of the roster overall...

In terms of new franchises... I do like Skullgirls as a choice for sure! Melty Blood could be fun. Maybe add in random other stuff ArcSys owns - 2d-fighter-ify the kits of River City and Double Dragon characters? I know Dan Salvato tweeted about DDLC inclusion once, a thing that I wish people replied to positively instead of with Monika for Smash memes, as I think that could potentially happen if there was demonstrable demand for it.



Oh, of course... Then we get a new mainline BB game announced next month, right? After which EVO rebrands as Blazevo and covers only BB games.



It mostly just makes me feel like...

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yes, I just spent like 12 minutes in photoshop for that one joke. No regrets.
Yeah, I remember a LOT of people were hoping for Skullgirls, and to be fair I always thought it'd be a good fit, so yeah. Melty Blood could work too, pretty sure that one had a guest character in UNIB just like Akatsuki, and look at what happened. And wasn't there a Double Dragon fighting game at one point? It wasn't made by ArcSys, but I think it was meant to tie in to either the cartoon or the movie, don't remember which. Also, if Dan Salvato is willing, I'm sure SOMETHING can happen, though I have a hard time seeing DDLC working in... ANY fighting game, really.

Also, make sure to save that Kaede meme. I have a feeling you're gonna need it...
 

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It mostly just makes me feel like...

View attachment 299421

yes, I just spent like 12 minutes in photoshop for that one joke. No regrets.
Mom said it was my turn to have a comfort character to hyperfixate on!

I've been rewatching some Danganronpa related stuff recently and it just reminded me how much I love Kaede. She's so good.
 

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Yeah, I remember a LOT of people were hoping for Skullgirls, and to be fair I always thought it'd be a good fit, so yeah. Melty Blood could work too, pretty sure that one had a guest character in UNIB just like Akatsuki, and look at what happened. And wasn't there a Double Dragon fighting game at one point? It wasn't made by ArcSys, but I think it was meant to tie in to either the cartoon or the movie, don't remember which. Also, if Dan Salvato is willing, I'm sure SOMETHING can happen, though I have a hard time seeing DDLC working in... ANY fighting game, really.

Also, make sure to save that Kaede meme. I have a feeling you're gonna need it...
Yeah, Skullgirls was a big request for sure... I think that and Fate/ are probably the two requests I saw the most? Skullgirls definitely has way more connection to the devs though... Melty Blood does have a guest in UNIB and shares a developer with it (French Bread). Only problem is that it is co-owned by Type Moon... So, it could be harder to secure the rights to use, but also I assume that they're still on good terms with French Bread... I, uh, completely forgot that the Double Dragon movie had a fighting game, but yes. You are correct. I also don't think it was very well-received though, so, um, maybe don't pull from that one...

DDLC in a fighting game is, uh, definitely a challenge, but I imagine it'd end up working as (DDLC spoilers) half Taiga from Toradora as depicted in Dengeki Bunko, with a lot of random slice-of-life-y items being pulled out to attack with, and half Deadpool from MvC, with some UI interaction in moves and meta jokes. Probably wouldn't be enough for 4 movesets, but I could see one?

Mom said it was my turn to have a comfort character to hyperfixate on!

I've been rewatching some Danganronpa related stuff recently and it just reminded me how much I love Kaede. She's so good.
Mood... I think this pandemic has turned me into a more hardcore Danganronpa fan then I would have ever been otherwise... It's weird that a franchise like it has a lot of comfort characters and couples for me, but... oh well!

And Kaede's also my favourite. Also, hey, here's a Smash moveset I worked hard on and commissioned art of... it has Kaede in it and I'm very happy with how it turned out.
 

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Mood... I think this pandemic has turned me into a more hardcore Danganronpa fan then I would have ever been otherwise... It's weird that a franchise like it has a lot of comfort characters and couples for me, but... oh well!

And Kaede's also my favourite. Also, hey, here's a Smash moveset I worked hard on and commissioned art of... it has Kaede in it and I'm very happy with how it turned out.
Oh, I love that moveset! I use it as an example of how the Danganronpa protags could work well in Smash. I didn't know you were the one who commissioned it, though! That's hella neat!
 

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Oh, I love that moveset! I use it as an example of how the Danganronpa protags could work well in Smash. I didn't know you were the one who commissioned it, though! That's hella neat!
Oh, yay! I'm glad people are getting use out of it! I'm really happy with how it turned out... And, yes, that's my throwaway Smash speculation Twitter account.

Fun Easter Egg: DR1 Spoilers The items used as gifts for the jabs are ones preferred by the DR1 survivors!
 

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Oh, yay! I'm glad people are getting use out of it! I'm really happy with how it turned out... And, yes, that's my throwaway Smash speculation Twitter account.

Fun Easter Egg: DR1 Spoilers The items used as gifts for the jabs are ones preferred by the DR1 survivors!
You referenced my girl Hina. You have my respect.

Anyway, since this is a Blazblue thread... Danganronpa in BBTAG2?
 

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You referenced my girl Hina. You have my respect.

Anyway, since this is a Blazblue thread... Danganronpa in BBTAG2?
I mean, ****, I'd take it. Kodaka has gone on record saying he wants to make a Danganronpa fighting game before.
 

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You referenced my girl Hina. You have my respect.

Anyway, since this is a Blazblue thread... Danganronpa in BBTAG2?
I mean, the donut pool toy is also just one of the best gifts in the franchise. Perfectly suited for Hina and very funny.

I do recall some DR speculation about the pink diamond when it was first shown! It could be fun, though I imagine they'd have to focus on the ones who actually fight (i.e., Sakura, Mukuro, Peko, Komaru, Tenko, Maki, etc.)... Alternatively, I guess they could just go all-out with people's talents and give people physics-defying powers based on them. Byakuya makes money appear. Hina's a waterbender. Nagito is permabanned from competitive play as every move has a luck/chance element to it. Kaede makes giant musical notes appear, like the Wind Waker weapon in Warriors. And Himiko was an Ultimate Mage all along; why did you ever doubt her?
 
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