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Blazblue: Continuum Shift

2D fighter slipped to later in the year. And there's a special joystick coming.


Torrance, CA (April 30th, 2010) - Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment products, proudly announces BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, coming Fall 2010! BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger was recently a top-4 finalist in the VGA Awards, and Aksys Games is proud to announce that we will be bringing the arcade sequel to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system from Sony!

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift inherits all the key features of its predecessor while adding a few twists of its own. Tsubaki, ?-12 and Hazama will join the ranks of the veterans, who will be reborn with additional moves added to their arsenals. With new modes like Beginner Mode and Tutorial Mode, even fighting game beginners can pull off combos like the pros

and dive right into the action.

“If you're not on the hype train this time, you're missing out on the latest greatest 2D game from Arc”, exclaims Gail Salamanca, Marketing Director of Aksys Games. “GET HYPE, CHOO CHOO”!

BlazBlue Continuum Key Features:

New Modes featuring Beginner Mode, Tutorial Mode and Challenge Mode! Beginner Mode welcomes a wider audience with an easier control scheme, anyone can jump right into and play! Tutorial allows the novice and pros to practice everything from the basic mechanics unique to BlazBlue to the most complicated and powerful combos. Challenge Mode offers advanced players character-specific combo goals and missions. Take over Kagutsuchi by creating your own army in Legion Mode! Defeat the enemy armies positioned at various locations on the map. The ultimate goal is to fill the entire map with your color by defeating all the enemy armies. Recruit enemy soldiers by defeating them! Brand new characters, stages, soundtracks and moves! Welcome Hazama the mysterious mastermind, Tsubaki the valiant female knight and ?-12. Three-dimensional effects and 2D visuals integrate seamlessly on every one of four completely new stages, accompanied by seven banging new songs written by famed composer Diasuke Ishiwatari specifically for Continuum Shift! Online battling domestically and overseas! Players can battle others from around the world via Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network. Players can not only search for matches, play games and observe matches online; they can also chat with friends while playing. BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!!



Aksys Games & Mad Catz have teamed up to make an amazing BlazBlue: Continuum Shift joystick! Style and comfort reign supreme in this authentic arcade experience featuring Japanese-style joystick & buttons, multi-speed turbo functionality and officially-licensed artwork portraying your favorite characters. Using the exact Sanwa joystick and 30mm buttons found in arcade machines, along with realistic spacing and an eight-button layout, the BlazBlue:

Continuum Shift Tournament Edition brings the arcade experience right into your lap. The Tournament Edition is the

perfect weapon to bring your fighting skills and level of gaming enjoyment to new heights. Inferno Divider!

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Tournament Edition Features:

Authentic Japanese-style Sanwa Denshi™ joystick & buttons 8-button layout with additional multi-speed Turbo functionality Premium-quality components with genuine arcade layout Controller lock/unlock switch prevents accidental button presses 13 FT USB Cable with internal cable storage Connect to console via lag free USB Storage compartment for efficient cable management 3-way switch enables joystick to function as left or right analog stick or D-Pad Integrated headset port for use with Xbox LIVE® Officially licensed and designed by Arc System Works and Aksys Games Aksys Games is exclusively selling only 1,500 individually numbered joysticks for PS3 and Xbox360 at


About Aksys Games Inc.

Located in Torrance, California and founded in 2006, Aksys Games is well-known for being a visionary within the fighting game sector while expanding into other genres such as RPGs, fishing and family-style games. Some of their more popular games include the BlazBlue, Battle Fantasia, Hooked: Real Motion Fishing, and the Bit.Trip series. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift has not yet been rated by the ESRB. More information

about Aksys Games and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift can be found at www.aksysgames.com

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Cherie Baker

PR Specialist

Aksys Games

365 Van Ness Way, Suite #510

Torrance, CA 90501

310.212.6724 (office)

310.212.6754 (fax)

E-mail: cherie@aksysgames.com

AIM: arcademaid

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