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==Development==
 
==Development==
After the initial announcement of ''Dark War'' in August 2017, Toshimichi Mori, the producer of the ''BlazBlue'' series, began occasionally posting on Twitter teaser [[BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War/Gallery#Staff Extras|sketches]]. The initial website included music, the ''Dark War'' logo, and two pages of a prologue.
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===Information===
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''Dark War'' will have branching choices similar to those of the ''[[XBlaze]]'' series, featuring a single main story with branching sub-stories. The short stories will feature characters that were cut or could not fit into the main series, with Mori mentioning Hazama, [[Platinum the Trinity|Platinum]] and their relationship to [[Bell]], Bullet, Hibiki, Meifang, Houichiro Hazuki, and characters that he personally would like to spend time writing about. <ref name="interview-BBCFMC"/> Due to ''BlazBlue'' producer Toshimichi Mori's addiction to the smartphone game ''Fate/Grand Order''<ref name="interview-AppBank-2017"/>, there is speculation that the gameplay of ''Dark War'' will end up similar to that of ''Fate/Grand Order'', although notably, ''Dark War'' is directed by Masaomi Kikuchi instead.
  
On January 11, 2018, the game's official website was updated with a short pitch for the story as well as the initial image and information of Ciel Sulfur. <ref name="BBDW-site-update"/> The first episode of ''BlazBlue Walker'' was also released, and their plan to serialize it on a biweekly schedule was announced.
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The ''[[BlazBlue: Central Fiction Official Setting Material Collection]]'' (pp.269-271) has this description for ''Dark War'' as an upcoming BlazBlue-related product:
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BlazBlue Alternative Dark War
  
On February 14, 2018, preregistration opened along with a website update that added images and descriptions for both the male and female protagonist, as well as six other returning characters (Kazuma Kval, Trinity Glassfille, Jin Kisaragi, Noel Vermillion, Tsubaki Yayoi, and Bullet) alongside that of Ciel Sulfur. The ''Dark War'' logo was also replaced with a splash featuring Raquel Alucard, Trinity Glassfille, Kazuma Kval, Jin Kisaragi, and Trinity Glassfille.
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The BlazBlue series’ first smartphone RPG. Centering around the heroine Ciel, a new series opens up. Become acquaintances with characters from the series up until now, including [those] from the novels and comics, and make a party with those whom you like. (Release planned for 2018)
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After the initial announcement of ''Dark War'' in August 2017, Toshimichi Mori, the producer of the ''BlazBlue'' series, began occasionally posting [[BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War/Gallery#Staff Extras|teaser sketches]] on Twitter. The initial promotional website for ''Dark War'' included music, the ''Dark War'' logo, and two pages of a prologue.
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On January 11, 2018, the game's official website was updated with a short pitch for the story and an image and short description of Ciel Sulfur. <ref name="BBDW-site-update"/> The first episode of ''BlazBlue Walker'' was also released, and it was announced to serialize on a biweekly schedule.
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On February 14, 2018, preregistration opened, accompanied by a website update that added images and descriptions for both the male and female protagonist, as well as six other returning characters (Kazuma Kval, Trinity Glassfille, Jin Kisaragi, Noel Vermillion, Tsubaki Yayoi, and Bullet) alongside Ciel Sulfur. The ''Dark War'' logo was also replaced with a splash image featuring Raquel Alucard, Trinity Glassfille, Kazuma Kval, Jin Kisaragi, and Trinity Glassfille.
  
 
===Preregistration===
 
===Preregistration===
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<ref name="BBDW-announcement">''Gematsu, [http://gematsu.com/2017/08/blazblue-alternative-dark-war-announced-ios-android| BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War announced for iOS, Android]''</ref>
 
<ref name="BBDW-announcement">''Gematsu, [http://gematsu.com/2017/08/blazblue-alternative-dark-war-announced-ios-android| BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War announced for iOS, Android]''</ref>
 
<ref name="BBDW-site-update">''Siliconera, [http://www.siliconera.com/2018/01/11/blazblue-alternative-dark-war-launches-in-japan-in-2018-teases-new-heroine-named-ciel-sulphur/ BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War Launches in Japan in 2018, Teases New Heroine Named Ciel Sulphur]''</ref>
 
<ref name="BBDW-site-update">''Siliconera, [http://www.siliconera.com/2018/01/11/blazblue-alternative-dark-war-launches-in-japan-in-2018-teases-new-heroine-named-ciel-sulphur/ BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War Launches in Japan in 2018, Teases New Heroine Named Ciel Sulphur]''</ref>
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<ref name="interview-BBCFMC">''BlazBlue: Central Fiction Official Setting Material Collection, [[BlazBlue:_Central_Fiction_Official_Setting_Material_Collection/Interview|Special Interview with Toshimichi Mori]]''</ref>
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<ref name="interview-AppBank-2017">''AppBank, [[AppBank 2017 Year-End Creator Survey Vol. 2|2017 Year-End Creator Survey Vol. 2]]''</ref>
 
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Revision as of 16:19, 11 June 2018

ブレイブルー オルタナティブ ダーク ウォー
BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War

BlazBlue Alternative Dark War Logo.png

Developer

Arc System Works, GEN.inc

Publishers

JP: Arc System Works

Genre

RPG (Role-Playing)

Releases

iOS, Android

  • JP: TBA

BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War is an upcoming mobile game for iOS and Android systems. [1] A companion promotional webcomic, BlazBlue Walker, is serialized with biweekly releases.

Story

This is a story of arriving at the Azure.

Taking a step away from natural peace,

The world starts to end...

The hell known as possibility begins.[2]

Characters

BlazBlue Alternative Dark War Hero(Female) Icon.png
Hero (Female)
BlazBlue Alternative Dark War Hero(Male) Icon.png
Hero (Male)

Other Characters

Development

Information

Dark War will have branching choices similar to those of the XBlaze series, featuring a single main story with branching sub-stories. The short stories will feature characters that were cut or could not fit into the main series, with Mori mentioning Hazama, Platinum and their relationship to Bell, Bullet, Hibiki, Meifang, Houichiro Hazuki, and characters that he personally would like to spend time writing about. [3] Due to BlazBlue producer Toshimichi Mori's addiction to the smartphone game Fate/Grand Order[4], there is speculation that the gameplay of Dark War will end up similar to that of Fate/Grand Order, although notably, Dark War is directed by Masaomi Kikuchi instead.

The BlazBlue: Central Fiction Official Setting Material Collection (pp.269-271) has this description for Dark War as an upcoming BlazBlue-related product:

BlazBlue Alternative Dark War

The BlazBlue series’ first smartphone RPG. Centering around the heroine Ciel, a new series opens up. Become acquaintances with characters from the series up until now, including [those] from the novels and comics, and make a party with those whom you like. (Release planned for 2018)

After the initial announcement of Dark War in August 2017, Toshimichi Mori, the producer of the BlazBlue series, began occasionally posting teaser sketches on Twitter. The initial promotional website for Dark War included music, the Dark War logo, and two pages of a prologue.

On January 11, 2018, the game's official website was updated with a short pitch for the story and an image and short description of Ciel Sulfur. [5] The first episode of BlazBlue Walker was also released, and it was announced to serialize on a biweekly schedule.

On February 14, 2018, preregistration opened, accompanied by a website update that added images and descriptions for both the male and female protagonist, as well as six other returning characters (Kazuma Kval, Trinity Glassfille, Jin Kisaragi, Noel Vermillion, Tsubaki Yayoi, and Bullet) alongside Ciel Sulfur. The Dark War logo was also replaced with a splash image featuring Raquel Alucard, Trinity Glassfille, Kazuma Kval, Jin Kisaragi, and Trinity Glassfille.

Preregistration

BlazBlue Alternative Dark War Preregistration.jpg

Preregistration opened on Feb 14, 2018 and was available via the official website by signing up with email or by following the official Dark War Twitter. The accompanying step-up campaign confirmed that the game would contain a gacha.

The step-up campaign provides the following cumulative bonuses when the respective number of preregistrations have been hit:

Reward Date Reached
3,000 150,000 P$ + AL Recovery Item x5 N/A
5,000 Crystallized Azure x60 (2 gacha pulls) Feb 15, 2018[6]
10,000 Gacha Ticket x2 Feb 16, 2018[7]
30,000 Crystallized Azure x90 (3 gacha pulls)
50,000 Crystallized Azure x150 (5 gacha pulls)
100,000 ☆4 Military Academy Uniform Noel


External Links

References

  1. Gematsu, BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War announced for iOS, Android
  2. BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War Official Website (JP), Main Page
  3. BlazBlue: Central Fiction Official Setting Material Collection, Special Interview with Toshimichi Mori
  4. AppBank, 2017 Year-End Creator Survey Vol. 2
  5. Siliconera, BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War Launches in Japan in 2018, Teases New Heroine Named Ciel Sulphur
  6. Twitter, BBDW (@BBDarkWar), Preregistrations have reached 5,000
  7. Twitter, BBDW (@BBDarkWar), Preregistrations have reached 10,000