BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Hits PS Vita This Summer [TRAILER]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Feb 11, 2014 03:34 PM EST

Street Fighter may have forayed into the brave new world of 3D, but fighters like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue are staying old school and rollin' pure Euclidean. But just because they're staying 2D doesn't mean they're not trying new things. Case in point, Aksys Games has announced that in addition to hitting the PlayStation 3 in North America this March, the third chapter in the BlazBlue franchise, Chrono Phantasma, is releasing on Sony's mobile gizmo, the PS Vita, not long thereafter.

A press release didn't provide an exact date (but you'll be able to try it on the PS Vita Slim), but it did get into a few more specific details.

The Vita version of the game will be getting an additional story, enhanced Abyss mode, and five new playable characters atop of DLC characters that players can snag: "the scientist Kokonoe and the villainous Terumi and the unlockable character Kagura Mutsuki."

If story is your thing, but you've missed out on the other games in the series, no problem - the Vita version also has a summary of the events of Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift. Once you're all caught up, it's time to lead Ragna toward the final confronation with Terumi.

The Vita port will also answer the question that has kept countless many up into the wee hours of the morning. As the release put it, "Ever wonder what Noel, Ragna and new characters Celicia and Kagura would do if they hung out at a beach? Wonder no more because BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for the PlayStation Vita system offers just that: a completely new story featuring your favorite characters at the beach! Did we mention bathing suits?" So thank God for that.

Swimsuit ooglings aside, there's the usual array of different modes you might expect; Arcade, Survival, etc. Check out the trailer below to see what this will look like in the palm of your hand.

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