[Thanks to Jared Rea for passing this along]
Arc System Works’ wants their new arcade fighter BlazBlue to be a success and they mean it. So much so that they are asking for players who want to play the game to send them information about a local arcade of theirs so Arc System can contact that arcade and see what can be done to get BlazBlue on that location. It sounds like a lot of work but it sure is a nice breath of fresh air when you consider that a few other companies with fighting games simply pass the fighter arcade scene off as dead so they will do nothing about it. From Jared Rea’s page, here is a quote from Arc System Works’ that is wanting to make this all happen:
I do feel some of you may not have an arcade near you, however, here’s where you guys step up and help the scene. If you have a arcade near you and you know they may not know about BlazeBlue, please let me know by sending me a PM, emailing me, send a bird out with a note, whatever it takes and I’ll personally call that arcade and I’ll work it out with them on getting a blazblue board or cabinet. This is our chance folks, to try to broaden this release beyond just the usual arcades. Granted, I can’t promise all arcades will take them, but if we don’t try, we’ll never know, right?
They are willing to do this for the US and even in South America, no word on if they’ll try it at the UK too but I think it’s great how they are trying to involve players in getting the game out there. If you have an arcade or other location friendly to coin-op games nearby where you would like to see BlazBlue, drop Aksys a line (firstname.lastname@example.org) with as much information about the place as possible (name, phone, e-mail, mailing address, etc.) so they can get in touch with them.