Central Fiction is the latest installment of the BlazBlue franchise. While the game plays quite fine on DualShock 3 and DualShock 4, using a fight pad and/or arcade fighting stick are better. Below, you can find our guide for buying the best compatible PS4/PS3 fight pads and sticks for BlazBlue: Central Fiction.
Top fight pads for BlazBlue: Central Fiction
Mad Catz Street Fighter V FightPad Pro with Improved D-Pad
The officially licensed Street Fighter V FightPad Pro from Mad Catz features a six-button layout with the R1 and R2 buttons moved down to the same area as the face buttons. The asymmetrical shape should also make it easier to use your index, middle and ring fingers on the right hand side of the controller.
The Street Fighter V FightPad Pro was previously criticized for using a circular directional pad, which many believed ended up being not as accurate as a traditional one. Fortunately, Mad Catz was able to swap out the original D-Pad with a newer, more conventional one. The gamepad also comes with a switch to swap the triggers and shoulder buttons, left analog stick as well as having full touchpad functionality.
Hori Fighting Commander
Another great fight pad for BlazBlue: Central Fiction is the latest Hori Fighting Commander. This officially licensed controller also features six face buttons with the R1 and R2 buttons being brought down to the same area as the Circle, Cross, Square and Triangle buttons. When compared to the previous iterations of the pad, the new version comes with improved ergonomics and better directional pad.
Another notable feature is the R/L Toggle switch, which allows you to change the functionalities of the shoulder buttons. Last but not least, there are also turbo functions as well as the ability to emulate a left or right analog stick.
Buy the Hori Fighting Commander via this page.
Hori Fighting Commander BlazBlue Central Fiction Edition
Hori also teamed up with Arc System Works to create a BlazBlue Central Fiction Edition of the Hori Fighting Commander. If you are interested, you can check out the officially licensed Hori Fighting Commander BlazBlue Central Fiction Edition here.
Best BlazBlue Central Fiction Edition miniature arcade sticks
Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade Fight Stick Alpha
A good solid mini stick for the latest Blazblue installment is the Street Fighter V Arcade Fight Stick Alpha, which has been officially licensed by Sony. This compact accessory uses a six button layout with the R1 and R2 buttons being added to the rest of the face buttons. It also comes with a lock/unlock button where you can prevent youself from accidentally pausing the game during matches, especially if you are partaking in a tournament. Furthermore, the joystick of the unit can be changed to emulate a left or right analog stick. The Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade Fight Stick Alpha is available for purchase with this link.
Hori Fighting Stick Mini 4
Another quality PS4 and PS3 compact arcade stick is the officially licensed Hori Fighting Stick Mini 4. This product features eight push buttons with the R1, L1, R2 and L2 moving to the same location as the Circle, Cross, Square and Triangle buttons. The included micro-switch activated joystick should also provide great feedback when used to move around and pulling off attack combos in Central Fiction. While the Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade Fight Stick Alpha is a good choice, the Fighting Stick Mini 4 is the better of the two miniature arcade sticks. You can buy Hori’s product via this page.
Top fighting sticks for BlazBlue Central Fiction Edition
Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai
If you have the extra cash, then we highly recommend picking up a big arcade stick for BlazBlue Central Fiction. A good starting point is the Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai. This product, which has been officially licensed by Sony, comes installed with eight push buttons in addition to having a share button, L3/R3 buttons, multi-speed turbo controls, fully functional touch pad, button configurations as well as a toggle to change the joystick to function either as a directional pad, left analog or even right analog.
The Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai is made using the Hayabusa joystick and push buttons. These same parts are also utilized in Japanese arcade cabinets.The Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai can be with the following links:
Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TES+
Another great PS4 and PS3 stick is the Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TES+. Like the Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai, this product also features eight action buttons in addition to a joystick that can be changed to emulate the directional pad, left analog stick or right analog stick. It also comes with L3/R3 buttons, full touchpad functionality as well as a lock/unlock option.
The arcade stick, which is officially licensed by Sony, is built with the accurate and durable Sanwa Denshi parts. You can buy the Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TES+ by using this link.
Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE2+
Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE2+ has the same features as the Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TES+. The only real difference is that the TE2+ has more options when it comes to modding. So, if you are interested is customizing your stick, you can purchase the Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE2+ via this page.
BlazBlue: Central Fiction is releasing on the 1st of November for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. If you are interested in using a dedicated fighting game controller, then you should check out the aforementioned fight pads, miniature sticks and premium arcade sticks.