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BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a 2D fighting game with 12 characters, each with unique personalities, fighting styles and advantages. During the story mode every character has its own story which is told with dialogue between fights. During some of those dialogues the player has to choose between answers which influences the story's ending. Additionally there is a arcade mode (fighting against all characters in a row), score attack and a multiplayer mode.

The fighting system utilizes the usual fighting game options: there are weak, middle and strong attacks. Certain button combinations result in special, character specific attacks. If the player manages to hurt his opponent (or gets hit) a special energy bar fills up. If it is full he can unleash an especially powerful attack. There also is a stamina bar which decreases while blocking: when it is empty the character takes extra damage.


BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Windows First fight
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Windows Hello!
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Windows Flash blow
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Windows Trapped in ice

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BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Screenshot
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Screenshot
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Screenshot
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Screenshot

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Critic Reviews

IGN Xbox 360 Jun 26, 2009 9.4 out of 10 94
IGN PlayStation 3 Jun 26, 2009 9.4 out of 10 94 PlayStation 3 May 13, 2010 90 out of 100 90 (UK) PlayStation 3 Aug 13, 2009 9 out of 10 90 Xbox 360 Apr 19, 2010 86 out of 100 86
GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug 17, 2010 83 out of 100 83
Destructoid PlayStation 3 Jul 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Arcade Mar 12, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Giant Bomb PlayStation 3 Jul 21, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Oct 13, 2009 C- 42


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1001 Video Games

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


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