History VideoGame / MeltyBlood

10th May '16 1:08:07 PM sampacm
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* FightingYourFriend: The original Back Alley Alliance, there are instances where Sion and Satsuki are fighting to keep the other from getting killed.


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* PuppetFighter: In ''Actress Again'' we have a team conformed by Kohaku & Mech-Hisui, and other by Mech-Hisui & Neko Arc: You control Kohaku in the first one, and Mech Hisui in the second, with their partners ready to assist when called via special moves, however, unlike Hisui & Kohaku (Who also counts), You can't change characters.


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* SharedLifeMeter: Hisui & Kohaku, when fighting together, share the same life bar, and it depletes regardless on who's in charge. Actually the girl receiving the last blow will be the one who is knocked down, while the other laments the defeat.


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* TagTeamTwins: Hisui and Kohaku can fight solo, or together as a team: [[SharedLifeMeter They share the same life bar]], you play one at a time (with the other providing some special moves) but you can change them at any time; they even have an Arc Drive move where they can stun their opponent on place, and proceed to beat him/her up.
21st Apr '16 10:53:20 AM Saikyo
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* ''Actress Again Current Code'': Essentially the [=PlayStation=] 2 version of ''Actress Again'' brought back to the arcade with some slight tweaking. Among the differences: different hardware (Sega [=RingWide=] instead of NAOMI), [=HQ2X=] Filtering on sprites, and some new visual effects, but nothing else major. It was later updated to Ver. 1.05 which adds one more playable character in the form of [[SmallGirlBigGun Powerd Ciel]] (yes, it's spelled that way, and the official term is Executioner Ciel). A final update has been released which includes a fully playable, non-broken version of Archetype:Earth. It was later ported to PC in at the end of 2011, based on the latest arcade revision (Ver. 1.07). A [[http://shoryuken.com/index.php?p=7877 demo]] for the PC version is available. The game has been [[http://arcsystemworksu.com/arc-system-works-releasing-5-titles-on-steam-by-summer-2016/ published by]] Creator/ArcSystemWorks for worldwide release through UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in the Spring of 2016.

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* ''Actress Again Current Code'': Essentially the [=PlayStation=] 2 version of ''Actress Again'' brought back to the arcade with some slight tweaking. Among the differences: different hardware (Sega [=RingWide=] instead of NAOMI), [=HQ2X=] Filtering on sprites, and some new visual effects, but nothing else major. It was later updated to Ver. 1.05 which adds one more playable character in the form of [[SmallGirlBigGun Powerd Ciel]] (yes, it's spelled that way, and the official term is Executioner Ciel). A final update has been released which includes a fully playable, non-broken version of Archetype:Earth. It was later ported to PC in at the end of 2011, based on the latest arcade revision (Ver. 1.07). A [[http://shoryuken.com/index.php?p=7877 demo]] for the PC version is available. The game has been [[http://arcsystemworksu.com/arc-system-works-releasing-5-titles-on-steam-by-summer-2016/ published by]] Creator/ArcSystemWorks for worldwide release through UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in the Spring of 19 April, 2016.
18th Apr '16 3:48:29 AM Malco
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* GratuitousEnglish: Just look at the ''name''. It gets worse, naturally.

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* GratuitousEnglish: Just look at the ''name''.''title''. It gets worse, naturally.
19th Jan '16 3:30:06 AM Adept
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* GuestFighter: [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Shiki Ryougi]]. Melty Blood also donated a GuestFighter to French-Bread's next game, UnderNightInBirth - Sion Eltnam ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS spelled Eltnum]]) Atlasia.

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* GuestFighter: [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Shiki Ryougi]]. Melty Blood also donated a GuestFighter to French-Bread's next game, UnderNightInBirth ''VideoGame/UnderNightInBirth'' - Sion Eltnam ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS spelled Eltnum]]) Atlasia.
15th Jan '16 8:37:44 PM sampacm
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** There are several curious matchups: for example, you can put normal Sion against Sion Tatari, despite the fact that both exist in separate timelines. Even more curious if you put any of them against [[spoiler:The Dust Of Osiris]].
** Or, what about putting normal characters against Tatari avatars, such as Shiki Tohno Vs. Shiki Nanaya?
** Or what about normal Akiha Vs. Vermillion Akiha? Or any of tham against Giant Akiha?
** Or Arcueid Vs. Red Arcueid, or Vs. [[spoiler:Archetype Earth]].
15th Jan '16 2:31:38 PM sampacm
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* EvilCounterpart [[EnemyWithin Within]]: The entire point of characters like Nanaya Shiki, Sion Tatari, Red Arcueid (Warcueid), and White Len. Many of them physically manifest due to Wallachia's (and later, [[spoiler:White Len's]]) power.

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* EvilCounterpart [[EnemyWithin Within]]: EasterEgg: If you play the PC version of ''Act Cadenza'' on a specific date, you'll get an image at the title screen, alusive to that date.
** On September 9th, you get a "Happy Birthday, Len!" image.
** On December 25th, you get a Merry Christmas image.
** On January 1st, you get a Happy New Year image.
* EnemyWithin:
The entire point of characters like Nanaya Shiki, Sion Tatari, Red Arcueid (Warcueid), and White Len. Many of them physically manifest due to Wallachia's (and later, [[spoiler:White Len's]]) power.



* EvilCounterpart: See EnemyWithin above.



** Neco-Arc Chaos, which makes his EyeBeams that much stranger.

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** Neco-Arc Chaos, which makes his EyeBeams [[FridgeLogic that much stranger.stranger]].
9th Dec '15 6:42:51 PM ViperAcidZX
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Spinoff FightingGame based on [[{{Nasuverse}} TYPE-MOON]]'s famous visual novel, ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. As a direct sequel to ''Tsukihime'' and ''Kagetsu Tohya'', it is rather story-heavy, expanding the {{Canon}} considerably; a surprisingly large amount of content can be taken as correct interpretations of various characters' skills and abilities.

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Spinoff Spin-off FightingGame based on [[{{Nasuverse}} TYPE-MOON]]'s famous visual novel, ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. As a direct sequel to ''Tsukihime'' and ''Kagetsu Tohya'', it is rather story-heavy, expanding the {{Canon}} {{canon}} considerably; a surprisingly large amount of content can be taken as correct interpretations of various characters' skills and abilities.



* ''Re-ACT Final Tuned'': Patch that upgraded the game to resemble the upcoming console port. Introduced a new, analog-friendly control scheme, multi-button commands, interface adjustments, and changeable color schemes.
* ''Act Cadenza'': Arcade (later console) port that, as a result of its focus on the fighting aspect, took out Story Mode (the first storyline). Introduced two new playable characters (Aoko Aozaki, Kouma Kishima) and upgraded sprites. Released in 2006.

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* ''Re-ACT Final Tuned'': Patch that upgraded the game to resemble the upcoming its console port. Introduced a new, analog-friendly control scheme, multi-button commands, interface adjustments, and changeable color schemes.
schemes. Released in 2005.
* ''Act Cadenza'': Arcade (later (then later console) port that, as a result of its focus on the fighting aspect, took out Story Mode (the first storyline). Introduced two new playable characters (Aoko Aozaki, Kouma Kishima) and upgraded sprites. Released in 2006.



* ''Actress Again'': Added new fighting styles (Crescent/Half/Full Moon) and moves, new Guard Meter, and two new playable characters (Roa and Riesbyfe). The console version gets 3 more characters: [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Shiki Ryougi]], Akiha in her Seifuku outfit, and "Archetype Earth", a fully-powered, fully awoken Arcueid.
* ''Actress Again Current Code'': Essentially the PS2 version of Actress Again brought back to the Arcade with some slight tweaking. Among the differences: Different hardware (Sega [=RingWide=] instead of NAOMI), [=HQ2X=] Filtering on sprites, and some new visual effects, but nothing else major. Recently updated to version 1.05 which adds one more playable character in the form of [[SmallGirlBigGun Powerd Ciel]] (yes, it's spelled that way, and the official term is Executioner Ciel). A final update has been released which includes a fully playable, non-broken version of Archetype Earth. A [[http://shoryuken.com/index.php?p=7877 demo for the PC version is out now]].

While it has fairly generic FightingGame mechanics, what sets it apart is the atmosphere and the characters, who have powers rarely seen in {{Fighting Game}}s in general.

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* ''Actress Again'': Added new fighting styles (Crescent/Half/Full Moon) and moves, new Guard Meter, and two new playable characters (Roa and Riesbyfe). The console version gets 3 more characters: [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Shiki Ryougi]], Akiha in her Seifuku outfit, and "Archetype Earth", "Archetype:Earth", a fully-powered, fully awoken Arcueid.
* ''Actress Again Current Code'': Essentially the PS2 [=PlayStation=] 2 version of Actress Again ''Actress Again'' brought back to the Arcade arcade with some slight tweaking. Among the differences: Different different hardware (Sega [=RingWide=] instead of NAOMI), [=HQ2X=] Filtering on sprites, and some new visual effects, but nothing else major. Recently It was later updated to version Ver. 1.05 which adds one more playable character in the form of [[SmallGirlBigGun Powerd Ciel]] (yes, it's spelled that way, and the official term is Executioner Ciel). A final update has been released which includes a fully playable, non-broken version of Archetype Earth.Archetype:Earth. It was later ported to PC in at the end of 2011, based on the latest arcade revision (Ver. 1.07). A [[http://shoryuken.com/index.php?p=7877 demo demo]] for the PC version is out now]].

While it
available. The game has fairly generic FightingGame mechanics, what been [[http://arcsystemworksu.com/arc-system-works-releasing-5-titles-on-steam-by-summer-2016/ published by]] Creator/ArcSystemWorks for worldwide release through UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in the Spring of 2016.

What
sets it apart is the atmosphere and the characters, who have powers rarely seen in {{Fighting Game}}s fighting games in general.



It has incorporated many features from other {{Fighting Game}}s; clashing (two attacks hit and cancel each other), cancelling (cancel one move into another), shielding and EX-Shielding (the latter allows for a riposte at cost of the Magic Circuit). Regular combos can be powered up by using the Magic Circuit. [[LimitBreak Specials made during Heat or Blood Heat]] Mode (when Magic Circuit is high) are called Arc Drives. Counters made during Blood Heat are called Last Arcs that [[RuleOfCool look very cool]] and deal a ton of damage with some causing Circuit Break to the opponent (self-explanatory).

Video [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=5ip3QBqQ5UQ here]].

Old Tourney Footage [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1724166434075049467 here]].

Made its American professional tournament debut at Evolution 2010.

A tourney-centric fansite exists for western fans in the form of [[http://www.meltybread.com/ Melty Bread]]

Will be released on Steam [[http://arcsystemworksu.com/arc-system-works-releasing-5-titles-on-steam-by-summer-2016/ in the spring of 2016]]

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It has incorporated many features from other {{Fighting Game}}s; fighting games; clashing (two attacks hit and cancel each other), cancelling (cancel one move into another), shielding and EX-Shielding (the latter allows for a riposte at cost of the Magic Circuit). Regular combos can be powered up by using the Magic Circuit. [[LimitBreak Specials made during Heat or Blood Heat]] Mode (when Magic Circuit is high) are called Arc Drives. Counters made during Blood Heat are called Last Arcs that [[RuleOfCool look very cool]] and deal a ton of damage with some causing Circuit Break to the opponent (self-explanatory).

Video Gameplay footage can be seen here [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=5ip3QBqQ5UQ here]].

Old Tourney Footage
here]], as well as an old tournament footage [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1724166434075049467 here]].

Made
here]]. The game made its American professional tournament debut at Evolution 2010.

2010. A tourney-centric tournament-centric fansite exists for western Western fans in the form of [[http://www.meltybread.com/ Melty Bread]]

Will be released on Steam [[http://arcsystemworksu.com/arc-system-works-releasing-5-titles-on-steam-by-summer-2016/ in the spring of 2016]]
Bread]].



8th Dec '15 7:23:47 PM Lego3400
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Will be released on Steam [[http://arcsystemworksu.com/arc-system-works-releasing-5-titles-on-steam-by-summer-2016/ in the spring of 2016]]
19th Nov '15 12:31:33 PM sampacm
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** In general, if we include an AffectionateParody named ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm'', we might place ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' in the serious extreme, and ''Carnival Phantasm'' in the silly extreme, with ''Melty Blood'' in the middle.
2nd Sep '15 4:46:04 PM RhymeAndTreason
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* AltumVidetur: Used often throughout the backgrounds of various stages, such as graffiti under a bridge declaring "Cogito ergo sum", "Dum spiro spero" and "Et arma et verba vulnerant" being carved into the walls of a temple, or a neon sign saying "Nihil sub sole novum".
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