Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel will launch for PlayStation 4 via retail and digitally, and PlayStation 3 digitally on February 2 in North America, XSEED Games announced.
On PlayStation 4, the game carries a suggested retail price of $39.99, and on PlayStation 3 a suggested retail price of $29.99.
In Europe, the game is planned for release in early 2016.
As previously announced, early adopters of the game will receive two downloadable characters—Homura from Senran Kagura and Aino Heart from Arcana Heart free of charge for the first four weeks following launch. On March 1, both characters will be available for $5.99 each or for $9.99 as a bundle.
XSEED also released new information and a gameplay trailer:
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.
Between easy-to-execute combos, cinematic cut-ins on “Lethal Blaze” attacks that run the gamut from awe-inspiring to adorable, and assist mechanics that allow for up to six on-screen characters at a time, the development team at Examu ensures that combat in Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel stays fast and flashy. The game is populated by numerous heroines from the visual novel company Nitroplus’ rich collection of IPs, including playable characters Ein, Mora, Ruili, Al Azif, Saya, Ignis, Anna, Muramasa the 3rd, Kibanohara Ethica, Saber, and Ouka, as well as fan favorite mascot character Super Sonico, who will be playable in Nitroplus Blasterz for the very first time via this console release. Players can also test how their skills stack up online against other network players, with full cross-play compatibility on offer between PS4 and PS3 system players.
Watch the new trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.