Taito begins selling BlazBlue Continuum Shift II globally

arcadehero May 18, 2011 3

Taito just announced a couple of hours ago that they are now selling the AkSys Games BlazBlue Continuum Shift II arcade boards globally. The exact tweet goes as follows:

TAITO has begun global sales of the arcade game BLAZBLUE CONTINUUM SHIFT II! Interested parties may contact us here: http://bit.ly/m1tUh8


This follows the release a short time ago of Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Versus boards in the US by Taito as well. Taito has really begun taking the charge on bringing these fighters out to non-Japanese arcades lately and it will be interesting to see how the trend continues. Another reason this is notable is that BBCS2 has been available in Japan for a few months already after Taito released their download-only NESiCAxLive platform, in fact it was the platform’s launch title. That has irritated a few arcade board collectors since it meant that you couldn’t get your hands on a specific board for BlazBlue 2 – but now you can. No pricing or other details have been released about this so far but I will be interested to see how operators outside of Japan take to this. BlazBlue has begun to get a little bit of a following out there, although it still pales in comparison to something like Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat. Perhaps as it becomes more available in different arcades out there, that will begin to change.

I’ve added the game to the “Already Released” categories under the North America and Europe on our New Games Watch page


  1. Nomax May 19, 2011 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Good news! Thumbs up and big thanks to Taito!!!

    I hope that many operators will buy it! It’s a great game and is a lot cheaper than SF and Tekken for sure…

  2. Steven Rodriguez May 19, 2011 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    This is great news. Where would be the best place to go to if I wanted to buy an original SSF4AE kit? I see alot of places have them for sale but I don’t know who to trust.

    I’d love to find a place in NJ that had the new 4 player PACMAN game too.

    Maybe someone here know.

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