Melty Blood: Type Lumina will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam on September 30 worldwide, Project Lumina announced. The PC version is newly announced. It will support Japanese, English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Korean language options.
In the west, the game will be a digital-only release. It will be available in a $69.99 / €69.99 Deluxe and $49.99 / €49.99 standard edition. The Deluxe Edition includes a digital copy of the “Melty Blood Guide Book,” which features visuals and the history of the Melty Blood series,a s well as a music player that will allow you to enjoy a unique selection of musical tracks from the old Melty BLood series and the “Melty Blood Sound Collection” containing the soundtrack from Melty Blood: Type Lumina.
In Japan, the game will be available both physically (PlayStation 4 and Switch) and digitally for 7,480 yen. A “Melty Blood Archives” physical limited edition will also be available for 11,880 yen, which includes a copy of the game, Takashi Takeuchi-illustrated artwork packaging, 96-page art book featuring visuals, history, and interviews, and the three-disc Melty Blood Sound Collection.
Additionally, users who purchase the game before October 27 will receive the free downloadable content “Additional Content: Arcueid Round Announcements,” which features fight announcements by Arcueid Brunestud.
Here are the latest details, via Project Lumina:
Hisui and Kohaku will be available as playable characters in Melty Blood: Type Lumina!
A quiet, yet deeply affectionate maid.
A maid for the Tohno family, responsible for household chores (except cooking) and taking care of Shiki. She is Kohaku’s younger twin. Unlike her sister, she is known for wearing more modern, non-traditional clothing.
Her quiet nature makes her true feelings difficult to read, and her formal way of speaking has led Shiki to see her as being rather mechanical. Her fighting skills are not quite on the same level as her sister, but she holds her own well enough.
A young girl who brightens the Tohno residence with her smile.
She and her twin sister Hisui have worked for the Tohno family since they were young. Her trademark outfit is an apron over a classic kimono. Apart from assisting Akiha, she does household chores and tends the garden. Her pharmaceutical knowledge means she is also responsible for Shiki when he falls ill. She is endlessly cheerful, always willing to help, and wears a constant smile.
In battle, Kohaku can be seen wielding the sword she keeps hidden in her broom, calling on strange plants, and even dropping fire bombs from above as if by magic. How she is capable of such things is still a mystery to those around her.
Press attack buttons in rapid succession to execute this simple but hard-hitting combo!
Shield / Shield Counter
Use Shield to block your opponent’s attack, and then press an attack button to follow up with a Shield Counter!
The gauge shown at the bottom of the screen. Once filled up, it can be spent to use EX Specials, or trigger a Heat status!
Special / EX Special
Specials are high-power moves. Spend Magic Circuit gauges to dish out the even more powerful EX Specials!
Heat / Blood Heat
A heat status gives you a boost to your abilities, recovers HP and enables you to use Arc Drive. In a Blood Heat, you’ll be able to use Last Arc!
Arc Drive / Last Arc
Arc Drive is an extremely powerful Special that uses three full gauges to perform!
Last Arc is a super Special that dishes out incredible damage at the cost of four full Magic Circuit gauges, but is also usable under Blood Heat status!
Moon Skills are powerful Specials that can be unleashed by consuming the Moon Icons that appear next to the Life Gauge.
They deal greater damage than regular Specials, and are not only powerful but easy to activate with simple controls using combinations of the directional buttons and attack buttons.
A power-up that can be activated by using all of your Moon Icons any time you have more than one half full.
It temporarily boosts your Moon Skill, increases your Magic Circuit or number of possible Jumps/Dashes, as well as providing various other effects.
Play with your favorite characters in this single player mode. Enjoy each character’s story, take on score attack challenges, and more.
Battle against other players or the CPU and view replays in this mode. Here you have the freedom to choose the characters, stages, and more.
Battle other players online in this mode.
*Please note that an internet connection and an online account for the platform you’ll be playing on will be required to access this mode.
**Cross-platform battles are not supported.
Thoroughly practice character moves in this mode.
Master the game mechanics and improve at playing the game through free training, tutorials, and missions.
Head on over to Gallery Mode to view character profiles and pixel art, and to listen to character voices, unlocked by meeting certain conditions in the game.
Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.