Jubei will be added to BlazBlue: Central Fiction as a playable character via downloadable content on August 31 in Japan for 800 yen alongside a free patch adding in the recent arcade version battle balances, developer Arc System Works announced.
This release date only applies to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions, as Arc System Works notes that the downloadable content and free patch will launch for the PC version “in the near future.” We imagine this will coincide with the western release of the additional character and patch, which are currently slated for “summer.”
Jubei will be playable in every mode and have six additional colors (No. 16 to 21). Here’s a brief overview of the character, via Arc System Works:
Jubei is one of the Six Heroes that saved humanity during the Great Dark War that occurred 100 years ago. He is an important character who has a close connection to the characters of this game. He is the protagonist Ragna’s swordsmanship master and life saver, husband to the Great Mage Nine, and father to Kokonoe. By making Jubei playable this time, you can learn of his various aspects, such as the power true to his name of “the strongest being on the planet,” of his suffering, and of his love for his family.
If you missed it, watch an eight-minute gameplay video of Jubei in action here.
BlazBlue: Central Fiction is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Update 3:20 p.m.: Aksys Games has confirmed an August 31 release for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions in North America. The additional character will cost $7.99.