This weekend at the Evo 2017 fighting game championships, Arc System Works announced BlazBlue Cross Battle Tag. It had been rumored for a fighting game announcement in the week leading up to Evo 2017, beginning with this tweet from Rooster Teeth. It's unclear how Arc System Works will handle that mashup, but we'll have more details soon.
It fuses three fighting game series: Arc System Works' own BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena and Under Night In-Birth, but the real surprise is the addition of RWBY.
It's dramatic and chaotic, as you might expect from a BlazBlue game, but the combination of characters might be enough to draw in newcomers that the series proper has scared away all these years. I know RWBY fans have been wanting a fighting game for awhile, so this seems like the ideal place to slip one in.
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is expected to release on console in 2018.
The game will feature a full cast of characters from the BlazBlue universe, but what's really cool here is how some superstars will be crossing over from other franchises to join the battle.