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« BlazBlue: Continuum Shift: Arc System Works Issues Statement about Valkenhayn DLC »

There have been problems associated with the DLC character Valkenhayn R. Hellsing and the general gameplay patch that goes alongside his release.  The Xbox 360 release of the character and patch have been delayed, with ETA unknown.  The patch for the Playstation 3 version also has issues as well.


Arc has released an official statement, dealing with the issues causing this delay, and their suggested workaround. The issue is basically this: The patch that enables use of Valkenhayn (not the Valkenhayn DLC itself) also introduces a bug. Since the 360 patch and DLC haven't been released yet, the 360 version is currently unaffected, but any PS3 versions that have been patched are. Arc is, of course, currently working on a solution, but for now they have the following suggestion:

Arc System Works said:
The Cause:
When waiting for the Ranked Match matchmaking, players can practice using the "In Queue Training Mode". While in Training Mode, if the player is playing with one of the following combinations: "Ragna x Hazama" and "Ragna x Valkenhayn" and finds a match, completes the match, and returns to "In Queue Training Mode," a freeze will occur.

The Solution:
Avoid using the following characters while taking advantage of the "In Queue Training" feature: Ragna, Hazama, Valkenhayn. *Using any other character and "In Queue Training" will not cause the game to freeze.*

You can find the full statement from Arc here, but it's all in Japanese. If you want to contact Arc's support department, you can e-mail them at Exactly how long it will take for Arc to finish the patch and run it through the approvals process is uncertain, but our best guess at this time is probably a few weeks. That's an unofficial guess, however--how long it will actually take is up to Arc, and they haven't given us an estimate yet.

The DLC, however, will still be going up on the NA PSN on the 28th of this month. Just keep in mind that in order to use it, you need the patch, and the patch introduces the issues described above.

Additionally, the 360 DLC and patch have been (unfortunately) further delayed because of issues with Microsoft's servers. Sadly, there is no projected release date for them at this time. :(

PS3: Patch has been released, DLC will be released on the 28th. Installing the patch, however, will introduce a crash bug. Arc has suggested a work-around, described above. They are working on a fix, but as of this moment there is no projected date for when that fix will be released.

360: Patch and DLC have both been delayed, due to an issue with Microsoft's servers. There is currently no projected date for when the issue will be resolved.

Reader Comments (26)

Wow. This is a pretty big delay for 360 people. I guess we can count on at least another 2 weeks at least. Earliest I would assume is october 5th. Though that is just an estimate. And I was looking forward to playing him too...

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdesov2

I play on PS3... and Hazama is my main! Boo!

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

God forgive me BUT I HAD IT!!! >:( THIS needs to be fixed AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!!! When will Valkenhayen be playable? On the 28th I hope and God forgive.... I have been patient with this but this is just bull crap. How long????????

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX

The game is still the best fighting game ever but this Valkenhayen bull crap DLC is getting on my last nerves! I never thought I would be this upset! >:( GREAT... now what. God forgive me but this is getting on my NERVES!!!! This needs to be fixed PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! >:( Its just not fair :( Ragna is my favorite and I love every single fighter on there. But I just wanted to play as Valkenhayen..... This DLC crap is getting on my nerves. I miss the old fashioned way of completing an objective and there he is! :) Those were the days. Now we have this DLC crap with in my case... put in the wrong code.. JACKS EVERYTHING UP! I know its hard but this is getting on my NERVES! GOD HELP ME! :(

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX

Note to self: Next time... Buy the Japanese version of some video games. This is indeed THE BIGGEST DISAPOINTMENT IN BLAZBLUE HISTORY!!!!!!!!

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX

This is false advertisement. You guys told us that he will be out in September and that he was almost done. Now we have to wait a little longer because of online issues. IF THATS THE CASE... Why did yall give the DLC to Japan WITH THE ERRORS??????? This is something. >:(

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX

Dude chill out. Seriously

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNobody

WTF ... why is everyone making such a big deal out of it. It only happens when waiting for ranked matches and going into training mode while waiting ... :| It doesn't happen in normal training mode, doesn't happen in player match training mode. AAAAAND it only happens using certain characters. Bugs happen ... atleast they'll fix it.

The delays on XBOX ("due to an issue with MICROSOFT's servers") are probably not even arc systemworks' fault. You probably have microsoft to blame.

Like the previous comment already said: Dudes, chill out. Seriously.

September 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternstalkie

You got a point....... thanks!

September 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX

I guess we have no choice then.

September 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX

CANT WAIT TO PLAY AS HIM THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I will never forget this though. :(

September 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX


September 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX

SO...... WHEN IS VALKENHAYEN COMING OUT ON 360??????????????????????????????????????? :) :)

September 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX


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September 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX

OKAY THATS IT. Time to make a deal with the Valkenhayen DLC. IF HE DOES NOT come out for 360 by next week or the week after that... AKSYS probably will have no choice but to give up the Valkenhayen DLC FOR FREE!!!!!! >:) Hey so why complain when they may give him to us FOR FREE!! Anyway.....VALKENHAYEN IS SOOOOOOOOOOO AWWWEEESSSOOOOMMMMEEEE!!!! Half wolf and half vampire! Thats so epic! I CANT WAIT TIL HE COMES OUT! IMMMMMMMMMMMMM SSSSSSSSTTTTTTIIIIIIIILLLLLLL WWWWWWAAAAAAIIIIITTTTTTTIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGG FOR VALKENHAYEN DLC FOR 360!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Okay THATS IT!! :( I don't CARE anymore! He comes out when he comes out. Don't anybody tell me to chill.... this is my money being spent on MS points for a character!
i will just wait! Stupid long bull crap wait but I CANT WAIT TIL HE COMES OUT FOR THE 360!!!!!! I will give them 2-3 weeks! I just don't care about the wait anymore. :) Valkenhayen R. Hellsings longest wait for a DLC has taught me something... MATH IS IMPORTANT when eradicating codes! XD Oh well.. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!! At least he is coming out! Valkenhayen V. Hazama....DELAYED!

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX

This Delay is history that will never be forgotten! XD

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX

Ragna is my favorite though! I STILL LOVE THE BLAZEBLUE MAGNA!!!!! :

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX

I will never forget this delay.. when he comes out... I will post this on my facebook in photoshop with the words........ LONGEST WAIT ever!! XD XD XD :) its gonna be funny! Valkenhayen is gonna be awesome though!

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX

Yes we know you said you will never forget this bla bla bla shut up! deal with it! shit happens nothing you can do about it.

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterxxxxxxxx

LOL! So right. Been forgot about him. Platinum is coming out soon so WHO CARES! LOL

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX

This is my first serious debate about a delayed fighter injustice. Dealing with responses like that is just fun. :)

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXX

Oh so Platinum is coming out. If these server problems continue whats to say she won't be delayed indefinitely as well. The fact of the matter is, the lack of valkenhayn makes the release incomplete. What is the problem with the servers. Why are they being so tight-lipped. I've attempted to get a response from them, multiple emails, all of them calm simple requests for some information. They haven't even bothered to respond, not even with a good old we can't tell you anything. It's not a big deal that the character isn't out, I can wait because in all honesty it isn't terribly important. But the fact is all they seem to say is, there is a problem. What is this mysterious server issue? A straightforward answer would be nice. Does anyone know anything about it?

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous626

Except these following alternatives....
1. A blazblue continuum shift II released on disc for 360 and PS3 and then another one (Sequel will be awesome)
2. DLC delayed until December or next year.
3. Change in DLC fighters aka console exclusives... NO! :(
4. Another excuse.
or 5. Valkenhayen and Platinum will be released together with added content which will make them cost more. So far...I DONT CARE FOR 360 anymore because my brother is gonna let me borrow his PS3, my MOM is gonna take me to the store to buy game and PSN card... I'm gonna download Valkenhayen on the 13th and then... WOLF HYPE!

*So 360 fail for Valkenhayen but PS3 pass for Valkenhayen... so you might as well buy a PS3 or borrow one because those two characters are gonna be delayed for another several weeks!!!

Sorry and hey VALKENHAYEN HYPE ON PS3! (Valkenhayen gets pissed and shreds 360 to pieces with his gigantic claws and then howls at the bloody moon!!)

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXXXXX

if 1 and 3 happened, it would be awesome because they might say for 3.. instead of Valkenhayen and Platinum for 360, we are gonna to give the 360 users ONLY Juebi and Reilsus Clover... I would have been like I FORGIVE YOU ASW!!!! FTW!! And if they released the arcade version of Blazblue Continuum shift II on disc and added more fighters on there.. wait that would be Blazblue 3!!! Can't wait for sequel and maybe ASW would just give 360 new DLC fighters! That would be freaking awesome!!!! PS3 hype for Valkenhayen! Valkenhayen 360=FAIL! XD

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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