BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War

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BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War

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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]

Prologue

Characters

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Hero (Female)
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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 whose stories 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.[4]

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

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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

Although it was not a milestone on the step-up campaign, the official twitter reported pre-registrations surpassing 20k on July 4, 2018 along with the release of Rebel.14 of BlazBlue Walker.[8]

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