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BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

New playable character Makoto coming to Europe via DLC.

BRISTOL (Friday 25th JUNE 2010) Arc System Works and Zen United are pleased to reveal Makoto as a brand new playable character for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift on Xbox 360 ® and PlayStation ® 3. Makoto will be made available for download in Europe for the latest addition to the critically acclaimed fighting series.

“Continuum Shift already offers a huge amount of new content over Calamity Trigger” explains Geraint Evans, Marketing Manager at Zen United. “This first DLC announcement shows our commitment to making BlazBlue an established fighting game series. We hope it makes our dedicated fans happy, as well as giving new players something extra to look forward to!”

Previously a non playable character in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, players will be able to get to grips with Makoto’s hyper-aggressive style of fighting first-hand in Continuum Shift.

Makoto has a predominantly short reach, but boasts a wide variety of tools. Excellent as a close range fighter with impressive speed, her quick attacks make her an excellent choice for players who favour an offensive, rush-down style of combat.

Her special attacks offer considerable damage, feeling satisfying when they connect and her drive attack, ‘Impact’ can be charged to unleash more devastating energy attacks.

Players who download the Makato DLC will also get a Tutorial added to Continuum Shift’s new Tutorial Mode, as well as specific challenges for Challenge Mode. They will also be able to battle against Continuum Shift players who have yet to download her.

As with all Continuum Shift characters, Makato DLC will also contain ‘Unlimited’ character data (an alter-ego with slightly tweaked gameplay and attack effects) as well as additional costume colours and bonus Trophy and Achievement Data.

Makoto DLC will be made available alongside BlazBlue: Continuum Shift’s release in October 2010.

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For further inquires about BlazBlue please contact:

Geraint Evans, Marketing Manager, Zen United

About Zen United

Zen United is a consortium of Japanese and Asian game developers targeting European Markets. Zen United provide international business development and 'culturisation' (localisation + naturalisation) services to independent, high quality, long standing studios to establish foundations for European business and a pipeline to collect feedback from European markets.

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