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Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel is a Mascot Fighter consisting of numerous heroines from various nitro+ franchises that have been summoned to a dream-like world to do battle.

It was originally released on arcades on April 30th, 2015, but has also been ported to the PS3 and PS4 on February 2nd, 2016, with the western release of the PS4 port handled by XSEED Games. PC version on Steam followed on December 8th, 2016.

This game provides examples of:

  • Adaptation Expansion: The console versions contain "Another Story" which is a Visual Novel-style murder mystery with battles interspersed in each chapter.note 
  • All Just a Dream: The majority of the Arcade Mode endings.
  • Art Shift: Instead of a Super Move Portrait Attack, Ultimates are accompanied by a very brief clip done in anime style as opposed to using in-game sprites.
  • Anime Theme Song: The theme song is sung by Super Sonico herself.
  • Background Music Override: Summoning Super Sonico's support version causes her to appear with her band and replace the background music with their own tune. This also happens to summon music notes that grant bonuses to players that collect them.
  • Badass Normal: Super Sonico. Thanks to her cats and bandmates, she can hold her own against angels, vampire hunters, heroic spirits, and Eldritch Abominations.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Averted, unlike a lot of fighters not named Mortal Kombat; many attacks and Limit Breaks involve some to copious amounts of blood spewing from the opponent and the player. This being a Nitro+ game, some degree of heavy violence was to be expected.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor Sonico is taken hostage and then discovers a dead body shortly thereafter in Another Story.
  • Chromosome Casting: It's not called "Heroine Infinite Duel" for nothing. Every character, be it playable or assist, is female.
  • Counter-Attack: Anna's Ultimate causes her to float with wings outstretched; if she is hit, the attack is blocked and negated, and she retaliates with a storm of knives that pins the opponent against the back wall, then follows up by impaling the target and finishes with a blade strike.
  • Death from Above: Summoning Angela causes her to fly into the air and board her Humongous Mecha; crosshairs then litter the ground and mark their targets. After several seconds, a laser storm arrives and impacts the crosshairs, tearing through opponents in the way.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: Several characters have super moves that represent this. Saber's sword in her super move hits 49 times, for a tiny amount of damage each time, but it all adds. Saya beats this by hitting 100 times with her close range super attack. But the winner is Ethica, whose super move hits 235 times, including pumping 34 shotgun shells into the opponent - although oddly it does less damage than Saya's (which is perhaps more understandable when you bear in mind what Saya's represents).
  • Demoted to Extra: In comparison to Nitro+ Royale, the previous nitro+ Mascot Fighter, Dragon, Kaigen, Natsumi, Henri, and Another Blood lost their roles as playable characters, instead becoming Assist Characters in Blasterz. That doesn't mean that they've lost any significance to the story, however, as Another Blood can attest to.
    • Double-subverted for Ruili; In Royale, you actually never directly played as her, instead playing as her big brother and token The One Guy Taolou instead. Blasterz instead makes her a fully-playable character by herself, taking Taolou out entirely.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: You can quite literally punch out Saya, who is equivalent to Cthulhu in her source material.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Super Sonico causes this during her Ultimate, which is basically her dressing in multiple skimpy outfits and striking poses that charm her opponent and leave them temporarily unable to block.
  • Downloadable Content: Heart and Homura along with bikinis for Sonico, Homura, and Heart.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: It's the only logical reason why Saya appears the way she is. Without Fuminori's agnosia, she should look like an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Guest Fighter: Saber in all versions, plus Homura and Heart Aino in the console ports.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Saya, of course. All of her attacks involve mountains of flesh or bloody tendrils extended from her body. Many of her quotes suggest that she plans on eating her opponent, and one of her win animations shows her doing just that. And to top it all off, not even Al Azif, the personification of Necronomicon, knows just what the hell she is.
  • Interface Screw: Aoi Mukou's support causes her to appear, then proceed to heavily warp the screen with flashing colors for a second or two. Granted, she comes from a game where The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Ouka's arcade ending has her lamenting that she didn't get the chance to fight Sonico.
  • Lighter and Softer: The Another Story version of Saya, who is a much straighter example of Cute Monster Girl. Her normal appearance is how Fuminori sees her, and she apparently doesn't eat people, though she still has her Lovecraftian Superpower.
  • Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: The Japanese version of the game also advertised for a Limited Edition package, which includes exclusive box art of Ignis, Sonico, and Muramasa, an engraved crystal featuring the same print, and a tapestry featuring Homura duelling Ignis.
  • Lovecraft Lite: The Another Story section is set in Arkham City and Miskatonic University, and involves a necromancer reincarnating himself into the body of one of the female characters.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: As with many Mascot Fighters.
    • In spite of the title, many of the characters are not actually from nitro+ games. Saber is from TYPE-MOON, Homura is from Marvelous, and Heart Aino is from EXAMU.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Super Sonico, of course. Her Ultimate involves a lot of Male Gaze and Fanservice Costumes that also stun the opponent and render them unable to block for several seconds.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Everyone in Another Story, which tells a mystery about murders, apparently set in the late twenties and early thirties: For example, Al Azif is a private detective, Muramasa is a Scotland Yard exchange member who is investigating the murders along with Ein; Ignis works as professor in a University and Sonico is her student; Ethica is the mayor's secretary; Saya works in a circus; Mora and Anna work for the bad guys; etc. Justified, as this is a story told by Assist Character Mugen, who warns the audience that the girls are just actresses representing several roles.
  • Puppet Fighter: Super Sonico with her four cats acting as the puppets.
  • Sprite/Polygon Mix: Much like fellow Mascot Fighter Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax and many of Arc System Works' titles, the game utilizes 2D sprites backed by a 3D stage.
  • SNK Boss: The final boss, Al Azif Ex Mortis, has a full-height projectile with almost no cooldown and high chip damage, an instantaneous counter, a low-hitting indirect move at any range, and an unblockable level 3 super that pulls the opponent in and inflicts 80-90% damage. Taking advantage of Artificial Stupidity is the only way to beat her.
  • Stealth Sequel: The "Another Story" scenario turns the game into a interquel between Demonbane (more specifically, to Project D2 idea from Haganeya Jin) and D.Y.N. Freaks.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: Saber's Ultimate involves sending out a Sword Beam that is essentially this, hitting the opponent for nearly half their health in damage.