BlazBlue and portable gaming has had quite the history together since the series launched in 2010.
The main games of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Continuum Shift II, Continuum Shift Extend, and Chrono Phantasma have had various PSP / Vita / 3DS releases to keep 2D fighters busy. Even super niche side-story stuff like BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale, BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma, and Xblaze Code: Embryo have hit handhelds.
However, smartphones are still yet to pay witness to the deeds of Ragna the Bloodedge, Bang Shishigami, and Jin Kisaragi.
That's all set to change this Fall, as Aksys Games has announced it will be publishing BlazBlue: Battle Cards for iOS (and possible Android) devices in Q3 of 2014.
From what we can gather, it's set to be a halfway house between a traditional one-on-one fighting game, and a card battler. You'll choose to play as one of twelve characters from the series, and will proceed to smash the bejesus out of your opponent using the attack cards in your deck. Online multiplayer is also in there, so you can fight the world with your chosen combatant.
Curiously, the game is not being made in Japan. Alliance Digital Media (them what did The Pinball Arcade) and Metaversal Studios (them what did a game about shaving) are at the helm, and it'll definitely be interesting to see how true they manage to stay to the 2D fighting formula that the series made its name with.
What's assured though is the quality of the card art, since it'll be taken directly from BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma.
Have you played any BlazBlue titles? Are you keen to see more of this card game based on the franchise, or would you have preferred a port of one of the fighting games? Punch your thoughts into the comments below.