Guilty Gear Strive confirmed for PS5 and Steam, more characters revealed

Arc System Works has confirmed that Guilty Gear Strive will be released on PS5 and PC via Steam alongside the PS4 version. The developer had previously confirmed that Guilty Gear Strive would be releasing in early 2021,this being down to the impact of COVID 19.

Two characters were also confirmed for Guilty Gear Strive’s roster including returning character Leo Whitefang and series newcomer Nagoriyuki. Nagoriyuki is described as a “vampire with  number of unique and powerful abilities, he wields a huge sword with impressive skill in battle and slashes at his enemies with punishing blows.”

Arc System Works’ games are widely celebrated within the 2D fighter scene, from their own Guilty Gear series through to the phenomenal Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Guilty Gear -Strive- has been in development since 2018, with the full announcement coming in the middle of last year. The start of 2020 then saw Arc System Software hold a closed beta well in advance of the game’s planned release, originally planned for 2020, to give the team enough time to digest the feedback and data and adjust the game.

We went hands on with the beta, with Dom sharing his thoughts on how it sought to shake up the series:

While the franchise may have fallen from some player’s memories, visually Strive looks to be making an emphatic play for their hearts, and I’ve every confidence that this Closed Beta, and future open ones, will help the team hone the action to within an inch of its life. Change isn’t always a bad thing, but it’d be a shame to lose part of Guilty Gear’s own DNA by chasing the pack.”

You can read the full preview of Guilty Gear Strive here.

Source: Press Release

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