PSO2: NGS recently announced that they have collaborated with Melty Blood, which is a popular 2D fighting video game.
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The game contains various activities and occasional events for you to enjoy. It is alleged that the various events keep players engaged in the game. To motivate players more, PSO2: NGS recently revealed that they are collaborating with Melty Blood: Type Lumina.
Why are video games collaborating?
This is not the first time that 2 popular video games decide to work together to release new content and features in games. There are several reasons why video games decide to collaborate, such as the fact that they may share the same vision for their future and their gaming communities overlap.
Developers are more likely to join forces if their communities share similar tendencies and interests. This makes it much easier to promote the partnership as the developers can grow their audience by providing something that both of the communities find valuable.
It can thus be assumed that Melty Blood and PSO2: NGS share the same or similar gaming communities and possibly the same vision for their future.
PSO2 NGS: Melty Blood
PSO2: NGS announced on Sunday, 31 July 2022 that they are collaborating with Melty Blood: Type Lumina. Melty Blood is a 2-dimensional (2D) fighting game series drawn in the world of Type-Moon’s fabled novel, Tsukihime.
Melty Blood has more than 10 characters from the classic novel. At the beginning of the game, players have the opportunity to choose their favourite character. In addition to all 10 patterns of character colour variations, you can also customise your favourite colour variations.
The visuals of the characters have recently been updated according to the new Tsukihime, and it is also compatible with the new high-definition environment. Players can enjoy special moves and battles in the fictional world of Tsukihime as a fighting game with battle animations by 2D characters.
After creating and customising your character, you can defeat opponents with numerous attacks that are unique to each character. You can enjoy these battles by making full use of easy-to-operate powerful techniques, such as Rapid Beat.
This skill allows you to perform consecutive hits by pressing the attack button in succession. It is alleged that players will experience some of these characters and skills in PS02: NGS when the special event launches.
More details about the collaboration will be announced at a later date. It is recommended that both Melty Blood and PSO2: NGS players regularly check the game’s official social media pages and websites for updates.
Can you play Melty Blood as a standalone game?
Melty Blood is a standalone video game that can be enjoyed on various platforms, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and your personal computer (PC). Players who are interested in experiencing Melty Blood before the collab launches can purchase the game for approximately $16.15.
Bear in mind that it is not necessary to play Melty Blood before the collaboration event starts in PSO2: NGS. However, it is recommended that you have a bit of context on Melty Blood’s characters and features as these may appear in PSO2: NGS, in the collaboration.
When will the PSO2: NGS x Melty Blood collaboration launch?
As previously mentioned, additional details regarding the collaboration will be announced at a later stage. It is thus still unclear when the collab event will commence, and of what it will consist. That being said, players have created their own theories, one of which claims that the collaboration event will kick off in October 2022.
Another theory believes that players will be able to collect various Melty Blood outfits for their PSO2: NGS characters during the collaboration event.
Which Melty Blood characters will appear in PSO2: NGS?
There is no guarantee that you will find Melty Blood characters, cosmetic costumes, gear, or attacks in your PSO2: NGS gameplay. However, there is a possibility that the following Melty Blood characters will make an appearance in PSO2: NGS:
- Shiki Tohno
- Arcueid Brunestud
- Kouma Kishima
- Miyako Arima