The Lumina Project announced Melty Blood: Lumina-Type free downloadable content characters Power Ciel and Mario Gallo Bestino. Both will launch on April 14 with a new update adding balance tweaks for all characters and partial battle system tweaks.
Get the details below.
■ New playable characters, Powered Ciel and Mario join the battle!
New playable characters Powered Ciel and Mario join the battle! A familiar face from the past Melted blood titles, Powered Ciel returns with next-gen animation! Mario makes his first Melted blood serial appearance in Melty Blood: Lumina-Type.
The embodiment of the true nature of the funeral agency; a demon-slaying executioner Heaven, equipped to face the twenty-seven dead and enemy apostles of the same class, using the concept weapon “Seventh Holy Scripture” broken down into individual causes of death.
She constantly uses the “Seventh Holy Scripture”, a millennial class holy relic. Although it drains a huge amount of magical energy, it’s a viable fighting style for Ciel, who has the magic power of a hundred mages.
His main attacks often use weapons, in the style of “Blaze”, “Blade”, and “Break”, and his heavy weaponry features both brute force and magical enhancements.
Perhaps due to her specialization in destroying heretics, she is even more cold and ruthless than usual.
A high-powered guy who braces himself in battle with super armor and uncontrollable attacks, while dominating enemies with a variety of weapons.
Powered Ciel is a new playable character with entirely separate techniques from “Ciel”, as well as a separate appearance. “Powered Ciel” returns with next-gen animation!
Powered Ciel is a high-powered type that excels at aggressively pursuing enemies while keeping opponents pressured with magical lighting attacks, as well as a “Seventh Holy Scripture” pistol, blade, and stack driver. .
She can switch between fire, blade, and battery-powered weapons on the fly, producing varied attack combos.
Powered Ciel is excellent at a fighting style that leads to victory, using long-range attacks and attacks with Super Armor alongside varied attacks using the “Seventh Holy Scripture”.
—Arc Drive: Seventh Holy Scripture – Four Causes Pilgrimage
This massive special hits enemies with four distinct causes of death, passing through the elements of the “Seventh Holy Scripture” in succession. This special strikes at close range, which means its damage increases massively when used in a combo with gap-closing techniques. It also grants “invincibility” and allows you to ignore enemy attacks when activated, making it an effective counter when defensive.
—Last Bow: Calvaria Galgalim: Guillotine
An absolutely overwhelming special that hits enemies with Ciel’s ultimate magic technique. Note the smooth animation when “Powered Ciel” moves after activation, and the dynamic effects. Each enemy even has a personal reaction when the attack hits them! This move can only be used at the cost of four full Magic Circuit gauges, or will activate under a Blood Heat status after successfully using Shield. Use a forced release and turn the tables when an enemy closes the gap with you or when your life runs out!
Mario Gallo Bestino
A young acting prelate of the Holy Church, also known as “the puppeteer”.
Acting Prelate of the Holy Church. A handsome boy with blond hair and fair skin, Mario tends to dress casually. Although he doesn’t look it, he holds a position of great responsibility when he is still in his early teens.
He hates the incompetent and indolent, and often lashes out verbally, but he is also a compassionate and devoted person at heart. His talents in assessing character and abilities, his deft balance between hard power and soft power, his leadership and ability to use resources to control play, and his fighting style using a piano machine to control nuns like puppets, all earned him the nickname “Mario the Puppeteer.
A technical and fast character who dominates the field by controlling a large number of Sisters.
“Mario” primarily fights using his “Piano Machine” to control the sisters for attack, alongside his own agility. He excels in mid to long-range battles, evading enemy attacks while using a host of Sisters to deal one-sided blows to his foes.
Sister attacks can involve the sisters staying close to “Mario” performing attack moves, or attacks that summon various sisters from off-screen. Playing as “Mario” forces you to choose the optimal attack for the situation, but command inputs for the character are generally as simple and accessible as for other characters.
—Arc Drive: Puppeteer (Doll)
An extremely powerful special that takes control of “Noel” to attack enemies. Watch for Noel’s humorous expressions, moves and spoken lines as the “Piano Machine” takes control! In terms of performance, its long range allows players to easily integrate it into combos or use it to finish combos and increase their damage. It also grants invincibility, making it an effective counter when defensive and struggling.
—Last Arc: Puppeteer (Human)
This huge special takes control of a crowd of sisters to attack enemies one after another in a combo. Watch for the variety of attacks launched by the many sisters, as well as Mario’s smooth animations and bold smile.
This move can only be used at the cost of four full Magic Circuit gauges, or will activate under a Blood Heat status after successfully using Shield. Use a forced release and try this special when you want to get away from your enemy or when your life is low!
■ New Stages
The second DLC adds two new stages, “Threshold Battle” and “Underworld Actions”.
—Battle at the Threshold
—Actions in the lower world
There’s also great new incidental music for each stage!
■ Color variations and color palettes added!
The update scheduled for April 14, 2022 also includes five color variations and five color palettes for all characters! Access it from “Color Customize” mode to change your character’s colors during battles.
■ Powered Ciel and Mario Round ads available
Powered Ciel and Mario Round announcements will be available from April 14!
Round Announcements are DLC of announcements in each character’s voice, used in battles, and added to the main game upon purchase. Battle start announcements, mid-battle announcements, and victory or loss announcements are made in that character’s unique voice. Additionally, announcements also change on the title screen, character selection screen, and in modes such as TUTORIAL and MISSION. Enjoy the game even more with the voice of your favorite character!
Priced at $2.99 each.
■ Tournament planned for the North America region
We are currently planning a Melty Blood: Lumina-Type open tournament in the North American region! We will share tournament information on the official website and on Twitter at a later date. Stay tuned for more news!