Melty Blood: Type Lumina Coming to Consoles This Year

A new fighting game is here.
A new fighting game is here. Delightworks

Melty Blood: Type Lumina announced its scheduled release sometime this year. This 2D fighting game is planned for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

The game is part of the Melty Blood franchise that’s based on Tsukihime, a visual novel game developed by Type-Moon. However, the upcoming game is instead based on Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-, an upcoming visual novel remake.

Melty Blood: Type Lumina is being developed by French-Bread, the same studio also involved with the franchise. This new title remains true to the unique features of the classic while being developed from scratch to make it easier to adapt to the modern gaming landscape. That’s why it includes support for HD visuals and features a rebuilt fighting system.


Melty Blood: Type Lumina highlights more than 10 playable characters. Each one offers a different and diverse range of moves and attacks. They also differ visually with 10 various color schemes. Players need not depend on the default color scheme as they can set up their very own custom colors.

So far, four characters have been revealed:

  • Shiki Tohno
    • Description:
      • A high school student with the ability to see the death of everything using his Mystic Eyes of Death Perception.
    • Voiced by:
      • Ryosuke Kanemoto
  • Arcueid Brunestud
    • Description:
      • A free-willed Princess of the True Ancestors.
    • Voiced by:
      • Ikumi Hasegawa
  • Akiha Tohno
    • Description:
      • Currently serves as the head of the Tohno family.
    • Voiced by:
      • Shino Shimoji
  • Ciel
    • Description:
      • The “Arrow” of the church who hunts heretics in the name of the Lord.
    • Voiced by:
      • Kaede Hondo

Game Modes

The game includes three distinct modes, which are:

  • Story
    • Players get to control their selected characters through a series of fights that they need to win.
      • Learn more about the story events unique to that particular character.
  • Time Attack
    • Players get to beat their fastest fight.
  • Survival
    • Players need to survive as many battles as they can before their health runs out.

Battle System

As mentioned, the battle system of this new game has been rebuilt. Experience the new “Rapid Beat” system where players can perform move combinations by repeatedly pressing the attack button. There are also actions and systems that utilize new resources.

Learn more about the game here.

What do you think? Does it live up to what the franchise has offered players in the past?

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