A 2D crossover fighter from XSEED Games and developer EXAMU, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel is releasing on February 2 in North America, exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
The PS4 version will be available through retail stores and the PlayStation Store for $39.99, while the PS3 version will be available through the PS Store for $29.99.
For the first four weeks following launch, DLC characters Homura (from Senran Kagura) and Aino Heart (from Arcana Heart) will be available for free through the PS Store. They’ll then be priced at $5.99 each starting March 1, with a bundle of the two priced at $9.99.
Featuring PS4 and PS3 cross-play, Nitroplus Blasterz promises “satisfyingly intense and balanced fighting action sure to delight players of all skill levels,” as you can see in the above trailer. You’ll also find numerous playable characters from Nitroplus’ IPs, including Ein, Mora, Ruili, Al Azif, Saya, Ignis, Anna, Muramasa the 3rd, Kibanohara Ethica, Saber, Ouka, and Super Sonico.
After selecting a main character, players will duke it out while charging up the abilities of their two chosen Partners, who – once called into the fight – will contribute with battle damage and various other effects. As the combatants exchange blows, their Power Gauge builds at the bottom of the screen. Filling this gauge meter by meter, up to a maximum of three, the players will then gain access to devastating abilities, including character-specific super moves and a massively powerful “Lethal Blaze” attack that deals incredible damage but costs all three meters.
The trailer also details the game’s innovative “Blast” system, which provides players with the option to use one of three special tide-turning maneuvers once per round, such as creating distance between the player character and her opponent, breaking an opponent’s combo, and extending a player’s combo beyond normal limits. Additionally, a player’s health and meters both begin regenerating once the Blast state has been activated.
A release date wasn’t given for Europe.