BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (ブレイブルー カラミティ トリガー, Bureiburū: Karamiti Torigā?) (pronounced /ˈbleɪz ˈbluː/) is a fighting game developed by Arc System Works. The game's name is a portmanteau of "blaze" and "blue," with the "z" sound omitted in the Japanese pronunciation, and the e omitted in the english title,rendering it similar to the word "brave" in pronunciation. The game is currently released for the Taito Type X2 arcade system board, with a 16:9 ratio and 768p resolution. It was released on November 19, 2008 in Japan and November 20, 2008 in the United States. It was released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 home consoles on June 25, 2009 in Japan. A PC port of the game is been announced in Japan and stated to be released on May 2010. A European release of the game is scheduled for the first quarter of 2010. A port for the PlayStation Portable, titled BlazBlue Portable (ブレイブルー ポータブル, Bureiburū Pōtaburu?), has been announced for a February 2010 release in Japan. Zen United have confirmed that both the PC and PlayStation Portable ports will be released in the United Kingdom in June 2010. The PC port will be a direct conversion of the Xbox 360 version, and will contain cross-platform compatibility via the Games for Windows - Live service. A sequel, also next episode featuring new content and characters, titled BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (ブレイブルー コンティニュアム シフト, Bureiburū: Kontinyuamu Shifuto?) has also been announced, with planned arcade, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 releases.
Prior to the events of BlazBlue, humanity was on the verge of extinction from the "Black Beast", a creature of Darkness. The world was saved by six heroes who wielded magic. They helped humanity create "Ars Magus", a fusion of magic and technology, to defeat the Beast.
After the war, the Novus Orbis Librarium (the Library or NOL for short) was created to govern the world with the use of Ars Magus. A great deal of dissent was caused by the Library, partly due to Ars Magus' use in nearly every facet of society, and the widening socioeconomic gap between those who could and couldn't use Ars Magus. This dissent would eventually form years later into The Ikaruga Civil War, when the Ikaruga Union openly rebelled against the Library. After the war, the Library imposed a harsher rule on the world, punishing any rebellion against the Library with the death penalty.
In December A.D. 2199, several years after the Ikaruga Civil War, a branch of the Library was utterly destroyed by an SS-class rebel named "Ragna the Bloodedge" also known as the "Grim Reaper", in an attempt to destroy the entire Library. The Novus Orbis Librarium, hoping to stop him, immediately announced the largest bounty ever, available to anyone who could capture him. Interestingly, Ragna possesses a powerful form of Ars Magus known as the "Azure Grimoire" (Grimoire of the Blue in Japan), also known as the BlazBlue. This led the Librarium, as well as the Ikaruga Union and other fighters, to hunt Ragna not just for his bounty, but also his grimoire.
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