Arcade Release Date Set for Nov 21st
The latest issue of Famitsu has revealed a new playable character in BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma named Izayoi. Advertised as Tsubaki’s “True Form,” Izayoi has two modes of combat at her disposal. Her normal mode employs a hard zoning strategy while she builds her “Reishiki” meter. Her second mode, Gain Art Mode, can be entered by pressing the Drive button and uses this meter to grant her improved mobility and specials.
SoWL and Hakimaru of the Dustloop forums have translated much of the original spread. You can read their translations below, as well as check out the original magazine scans and brand new images posted by Famitsu on their website.
It was also revealed through the official BlazBlue portal site that Chrono Phantasma will be hitting arcades in Japan on November 21st, which for those of you keeping score at home is only a week away. That means we’ll soon be getting some great Japanese arcade footage of the new characters in action, as well as a look at how the existing fighters have been affected by their changes.
Mode change character, has a special meter.
Drive is called “Scarlet Justice”, using it shifts her into Gain Art mode. D returns her to normal mode.
Seems to play a long distance zoning game while gaining Reishiki (Zero Weave?) meter, and then switches to Gain Art mode for the offensive.
Gain Art mode seems to grant high speed movement and improved specials.
Right side, middle two pictures demonstrate one of her specials, Sonic Saber. Left one is the normal version, which is a high speed projectile good for zoning. Right side is Gain Art version, which has additional swords come out from around the opponent and hit, holding them in place.
Top picture on right side is captioned “Freedom Justice”, bottom one is “Justice *cut off*”.
That would be “Justice Phorizer”, a quick, long-reaching sword thrust. Performing it with OD improves damage and reach. And “Freedom Justice” is the name of her OD, which seems to improve the zoning game of her normal mode.
Also, two pictures on top left show (left side) normal mode and (right side) Gain Art mode. There might be some more relevent stuff on the bottom left, but it’s too cut off to make out anything important.