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Blade Arcus from Shining: Battle Arena

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In a world controlled by blade, magic, and fist, diverse warriors gather for battle! This is a 2D fighting game featuring characters from Shining Blade and Shining Hearts.Featuring: Tag Battle with 16 playable characters Beautiful artwork by Tony (AlbionWorks) Story Mode with full voice acting Hone your skills in Traning Mode! Go head to head with your friends in Versus Mode! Online mode, created just for the Steam release! Defeat your rivals from all over the world with Online Leaderboards/Ranking System! 4 Different Game Modes! Explore the characters stories in an RPG style with full voice acting in Story Mode! Go head to head with your friends in Versus mode. Hone your skills in Training Mode. Take on Blade Arcus Battle Arena players from all around the world with Online mode. Characters Play as one of 16 different characters from the Shining Universe! All your favourite characters are here including Rage, Sakuya, Misty, Sonia, Rick and Dylan!!! Here’s the full list: Ryuuga, Pairon, Rage, Sakuya, Xiao Mei, Altina,Roselinde, Melty, Fenrir, Isaac, Rick, Dylan, Rouna, Urayukihime, Misty, Sonia Beautiful Artwork and Voice Acting Tony (AlbionWorks) has created some incredibly beautiful artwork for this game. We’ve also brought on an incredible cast of voice actors including Yukari Tamura, Nana Mizuki and Rie Kugimiya. Battle SystemOriginally from Japanese game centres/arcades, Blade Arcus from Shining features unique battle and game balance systems. Play online, defeat your rivals, and become the very best! You’ll utilize tag-based mechanics by selecting a primary character and a secondary character. You can switch characters between rounds as well as call on your partner for help using “Link Attacks”.
Release date
Jul 28, 2016
Studio Saizensen
Studio Saizensen
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.1 compliant video card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectSound
  • Additional Notes: Controller recommended
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  • Tag Singleplayer was added to Blade Arcus from Shining: Battle Arena.

    Aug 28, 2019
  • Tag Split Screen was added to Blade Arcus from Shining: Battle Arena.

    Aug 28, 2019
  • Tag Online multiplayer was added to Blade Arcus from Shining: Battle Arena.

    Aug 23, 2019
  • Tag Local Multiplayer was added to Blade Arcus from Shining: Battle Arena.

    Aug 23, 2019

Blade Arcus from Shining: Battle Arena reviews and comments

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Blade Arcus from Shining: Battle Arena, is a 2D anime style fighting game with characters from the PSP games Shining Blade and Shining Hearts and a bonus character from the PS3 Shining Resonance game (all belonging to a oldest series of games born in it s start of the Mega Drive). The title arose in the Japanese recreational machines and was then taken to PS3 and PS4 to later, for The first time in the west on Steam. As for the gameplay you start by choosing two wrestlers, one will be the "main" and the other The "helper", a situation that can be freely exchanged at the end of each round (this is especially useful against human players if we see that we do not find the return to Fight with our main, we have the possibility to change it by the helper at the end of the round. To play you use the addresses and 4 buttons that represent weak, medium and strong attack plus the last one used to call the helper and build combos with it. Otherwise we have the classic fighting games of recent times, recoveries, super attacks to have full power bar, etc..., although it must be clarified that the game has a slow gameplay, more like the classics of the genre that the modern to SuperSpeed full of Freneticos combos. The wrestlers are a little bit unbalanced, some are considerably stronger than others, especially those who carry swords, yet the variety of styles is very good and they differ quite a lot from each other. Blade Arcus offers a story mode (arcade) to the old, nothing to go for a single story changing characters constantly, in this case is well arcade, we started with our fighter and as much as Trocamos with the helper, nothing more. Each PJ has its history and its interests placed on it and changes or shows us alternative situations depending on which wrestler we choose, even varying the final meetings depending on this. Although It is super generic, it meets for a game of this style. The difficulty in this way is easy if compared with other titles of fights come out lately, there is a boss Mega OP semi impossible at the end of the road, so, you can enjoy the stories of the 16 characters without major problem, also offer a good cant of difficulties to choose from, being the "normal" really easy. Yes, the final boss is the least imaginative of the history of these games... Seriously. You can Also play "vs" mode against AI or a friend. The Online mode seems to be fine in other areas, but in Latin America it is almost impossible to find games at the time I write this. As for the graphics, they are very good, the sprites of the wrestlers have great quality and the designs are striking and with a certain charisma (remember that they were not created for this particular title, but they come from RPGs of other platforms), perhaps some Animations, especially those of the grips, could have some more polishing, but in general the game looks great. The graphics are clean and well defined closer to the latest Guilty Gears than Arcane Hearts by putting examples. As for the scenarios we have some brilliant and others that seem made in haste (especially the two at the end) but in general give a colorful and striking atmosphere to the fights. Also say, that is not all the time exploiting the sensuality of its female protagonists, although there is something else like that, is not the central axis of the game much less (as if, many of the last titles of the genre from the Orient) , there are even a couple of male and female wrestlers, which is a novelty lately! The sound is true, the music is correct and the voices are in Japanese. The texts of history and in general are English. As last say for the hunters of achievements it is very easy to get 100% because you just have to finish the story with each character, and being an easy title in about 5/6 hours or so should be ready. In Short: A game of 2D fights well done, with cute and neat graphics, with well-designed characters that stand out for the quality of their sprites and a gameplay according to what is expected these days of a title of this style. Recommended for lovers of the genre and especially for those who want to play this type of games but usually find difficult, because this is easy to play and does not have the high difficulty that sometimes we have accustomed to fighting games Japanese.
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