A long time has passed since the last appearance of BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War, the mobile JRPG based on Arc System Works’ fighting franchise.
The game was initially teased in 2017 and then announced with a 2018 release window, but then it pretty much fell under the radar.
Now it’s back with a new trailer and a new release window. It’ll launch in Japan in February 2021 and pre-registrations are already open.
Of course, it’ll be for iOS and Android, and you can expect all the gacha shenanigans that characterize this kind of game.
At the moment, there is no word about a western localization.
BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War is published by Arc System Works and developed by Linked Brain, which previously collaborated to the development of One Piece: World Seeker, SINoALICE, Magatsu Warheit, Fate/Grand Order, Yo-Kai Watch 4, Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Lost in Memories, and more.
You can catch the trailer below.
If you’re unfamiliar with the BlazBlue series, it debuted in 2008 with BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. After that, it spawned several sequels and spin-offs, latest of which is the crossover fighting game BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.
While at the moment Arc System Works is preparing to release Guilty Gear -Strive-, we don’t have specific information on what the BlazBlue team is working on.