Project Lumina has announced Melty Blood: Type Lumina free downloadable content characters Mash Kyrielight and Neco-Arc, who will launch this summer, as well as announced that all additional characters up to the fourth set will be available for free.
Get the details below.
■ Introducing the Third Free Set of New Playable Characters, Mash Kyrielight and Neco-Arc!
We have announced plans to add new playable characters, Mash Kyrielight and Neco-Arc! Both Mash Kyrielight and Neco-Arc will be available this summer as our third free set of playable characters! New character stories and battle stages will also be added alongside the playable characters.
The release date and other details will be announced at a later date.
Mash Kyrielight comes from the Fate/Grand Order universe to make her first appearance in Melty Blood: Type Lumina!
A familiar face from previous Melty Blood titles, Neco-Arc returns with next-generation animation! Keep an eye out for further updates to find out their battle styles and roles in the story!
Lumi-Arc, a cat awakened to the new power of “Re:make” descends on Souya!
A comical trickster that disrupts the battlefield with luck-dependent moves.
Neco-Arc is a unique character that disrupts the battlefield with highly-random moves, using a wide variety of tricky moves in battles. Luck is key to victories for her, and she can use powerful moves or summon helpers when it’s on her side! Both her player and opponent will have to adapt to suddenly-shifting circumstances. She has limited reach, so it takes some ingenuity to land attacks on opponents. Battles will come down to playing the field as it becomes more lively with hordes of cats or attacks by her friends. Keep an eye out for her comedic moves, which include lots of humorous elements!
A pure-hearted demi-servant who encountered an unknown UMA by chance on a journey to restore her humanity.
A standard fighter with a massive shield she uses to block attacks and pressure her opponents.
Mash Kyrielight is an in-fighter who uses her “Round Table Shield” in battles. Mash has a lot of straightforward, simple-to-use moves and standard tools, making her an ideal character for fighting game beginners. Many of her moves involve blocking with her massive shield while charging, making her excel in a battle style that can close gaps and take the offensive even against resistance. Her massive shield is also powerful on the offensive, and has a decent reach. Her moves have various effective distances, making her approach powerful when used properly.
■ All Additional Characters up to the Fourth Set will be Available for Free
The company has decided to release the upcoming four playable characters for Melty Blood: Type Lumina free updates! The third set of new playable characters is scheduled for release this summer, and the fourth set this coming winter. Be sure to stick around for even more updates!
■ On Sale on Steam for 35 Percent Off
Starting August 4, 2022 at 10:00 (PDT), Melty Blood: Type Lumina will go on sale for 35 percent off on Steam! We hope you will take this chance to pick up Melty Blood: Type Lumina for a special price and catch the upcoming updates! Be sure to add it to the Wishlist and keep an eye out for the sale!
Steam Sale Period:
- August 4, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. PDT to August 18, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
Items on Sale:
- Melty Blood: Type Lumina Standard Edition
- Melty Blood: Type Lumina Deluxe Edition – Enjoy both the “Melty Blood Guide Book” packed with amazing artwork and details of the game’s setting and history, and the “Melty Blood Sound Collection” with background music from the franchise all together in digital format.
- Round Announcements – Round announcements are downloadable content of announcements in each character’s voice, used in battles and added to the main game upon purchase. Announcements of battle starts, in-battle announcements, and victory or loss announcements are made in that character’s unique voice.
■ On Sale on Consoles
There is also a sale underway on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One at this time. Please see below for the sale period. Starting times and sale periods may vary by region.
- PlayStation 4
- Standard Edition Sale Period: July 20, 2022, 00:00 to August 3, 2022, 23:59
- Deluxe Edition Sale Period: August 3, 2022, 00:00 to August 17, 2022, 23:59
- Round Announcements Sale Period: July 20, 2022, 00:00 to August 17, 2022, 23:59
- *Times are JST for Japan and Asia, PDT for North America, and BST for Europe.
- Nintendo Switch
- Sale Period in Japan, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea: July 21, 2022, 00:00 ~ August 16, 2022, 23:59
- *Times are JST for Japan, KST for South Korea, HKT for Hong Kong, and local times for Europe.
- Sale Period in United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Peru: July 28, 2022, 00:00 to August 16, 2022, 23:59 PDT
- Xbox One
Main Game Sale Period: July 14, 2022, 20:00 to August 1, 2022, 10:00 UTC
Round Announcements Sale Period: July 14, 2022, 20:00 ~ August 16, 2022, 10:00 UTC
■ About the Game
Melty Blood: Type Lumina is a 2D fighting game noted for its exciting, fast-paced battles and beautiful 2D animation. Players control one of 18 characters for animated battles against each other. Select characters to use their numerous techniques and experience an individual story for each one. Be sure to stick around for more updates!
Total global* title sales have now surpassed 270,000 copies! Melty Blood: Type Lumina was also selected for the main tournament category at the Evolution Championship Series 2022 (EVO 2022) fighting game tournament to be held in Las Vegas in August 2022. EVO is one of the world’s largest fighting game competitions.
The game has received a strong positive reception, including a nomination in the “Best Fighting” category at The Game Awards 2021, as well finalist standing in the “Fighting Game of the Year” category at the 25th D.I.C.E. Awards.
*Total of standard and deluxe packaged editions, and digital standard and deluxe edition sales for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam.
Melty Blood: Type Lumina incorporates systems that allow even new fighting game players to enjoy stylish battles right from the start. It does this using the “Rapid Beat” combo technique to produce moves from button mashing, as well as other systems like “Moon Skills” that deliver enhanced special moves with simple commands.
It also features high-powered specials in “Arc Drive” and “Last Arc” moves, which have distinctive, dynamic animations.
It also retains the “Shield” techniques to block enemy attacks, aerial battles, and other traditional features familiar to fans of the Melty Blood series. Plus new systems and characters create all-new dynamics and skills to perfect, for a fresh approach to enjoying Melty Blood!
The game features rollback netcode to ensure stable connections for online play worldwide, and supports online competitive play events and e-sports development.
Enjoy the fast-past battles and smooth character controls that distinguish Melty Blood: Type Lumina in online battles against players around the world!
Melty Blood: Type Lumina is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.