Melty Blood: Type Lumina Launches September 30th For Switch

Melty Blood: Type Lumina Launches September 30th For Switch

Project Lumina has announced the release date for Melty Blood: Type Lumina for Switch.

The latest installment in the Melty Blood fighting game series is set to launch on September 30th for Switch and other platforms. It will be available as a Standard Edition, as well as a Deluxe Edition including the following:

  • A digital copy of the “Melty Blood Guide Book,” which features visuals and the history of the Melty Blood series.
  • A music player that will allow you to enjoy a unique selection of musical tracks from the old Melty BLood series.
  • The “Melty Blood Sound Collection” containing the soundtrack from Melty Blood: Type Lumina.

In the west, the game will be digital only, but Japan will have access to a “Melty Blood Archives” limited physical edition that includes a copy of the game, Takashi Takeuchi-illustrated art box, 96-page art book featuring visuals, history, and interviews, and the three-disc Melty Blood Sound Collection.”

Furthermore, every purchase of the game will come with the free downloadable content “Additional Content: Arcueid Round Announcements,” which features fight announcements by Arcueid Brunestud.

You can watch the new trailer below, along with additional details provided by Project Lumina:

■ Characters

Hisui and Kohaku will be available as playable characters in Melty Blood: Type Lumina!


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A quiet, yet deeply affectionate maid.

A maid for the Tohno family, responsible for household chores (except cooking) and taking care of Shiki. She is Kohaku’s younger twin. Unlike her sister, she is known for wearing more modern, non-traditional clothing.

Her quiet nature makes her true feelings difficult to read, and her formal way of speaking has led Shiki to see her as being rather mechanical. Her fighting skills are not quite on the same level as her sister, but she holds her own well enough.

Melty Blood: Type Lumina

Melty Blood: Type Lumina

Melty Blood: Type Lumina

Melty Blood: Type Lumina

Melty Blood: Type Lumina


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A young girl who brightens the Tohno residence with her smile.

She and her twin sister Hisui have worked for the Tohno family since they were young. Her trademark outfit is an apron over a classic kimono. Apart from assisting Akiha, she does household chores and tends the garden. Her pharmaceutical knowledge means she is also responsible for Shiki when he falls ill. She is endlessly cheerful, always willing to help, and wears a constant smile.

In battle, Kohaku can be seen wielding the sword she keeps hidden in her broom, calling on strange plants, and even dropping fire bombs from above as if by magic. How she is capable of such things is still a mystery to those around her.

Melty Blood: Type Lumina

Melty Blood: Type Lumina

Melty Blood: Type Lumina

Melty Blood: Type Lumina

■ Systems

Rapid Beat

Press attack buttons in rapid succession to execute this simple but hard-hitting combo!

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Shield / Shield Counter

Use Shield to block your opponent’s attack, and then press an attack button to follow up with a Shield Counter!

Melty Blood: Type Lumina

Magic Circuit

The gauge shown at the bottom of the screen. Once filled up, it can be spent to use EX Specials, or trigger a Heat status!

Melty Blood: Type Lumina

Special / EX Special

Specials are high-power moves. Spend Magic Circuit gauges to dish out the even more powerful EX Specials!

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Heat / Blood Heat

A heat status gives you a boost to your abilities, recovers HP and enables you to use Arc Drive. In a Blood Heat, you’ll be able to use Last Arc!

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Arc Drive / Last Arc

Arc Drive is an extremely powerful Special that uses three full gauges to perform!

Last Arc is a super Special that dishes out incredible damage at the cost of four full Magic Circuit gauges, but is also usable under Blood Heat status!

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Moon Skill

Moon Skills are powerful Specials that can be unleashed by consuming the Moon Icons that appear next to the Life Gauge.

They deal greater damage than regular Specials, and are not only powerful but easy to activate with simple controls using combinations of the directional buttons and attack buttons.

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Moon Drive

A power-up that can be activated by using all of your Moon Icons any time you have more than one half full.

It temporarily boosts your Moon Skill, increases your Magic Circuit or number of possible Jumps/Dashes, as well as providing various other effects.

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■ Modes

Single Play

Play with your favorite characters in this single player mode. Enjoy each character’s story, take on score attack challenges, and more.


Battle against other players or the CPU and view replays in this mode. Here you have the freedom to choose the characters, stages, and more.


Battle other players online in this mode.

*Please note that an internet connection and an online account for the platform you’ll be playing on will be required to access this mode.

**Cross-platform battles are not supported.


Thoroughly practice character moves in this mode.

Master the game mechanics and improve at playing the game through free training, tutorials, and missions.


Head on over to Gallery Mode to view character profiles and pixel art, and to listen to character voices, unlocked by meeting certain conditions in the game.

■ Artwork

Key Visual

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Package Artwork

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