'Guilty Gear Strive': Release date, cost, where to stream and all you need to know about the fighting video game
The original 'Guilty Gear' game was released on PlayStation on May 14, 1998, and the franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018
Arc System Works announced on Sunday, October 11, that they are all set to launch their fighting video game 'Guilty Gear-Strive' on April 6, 2021, and April 9, 2021. The game will release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC.
The original 'Guilty Gear' fighting game was released on PlayStation on May 14, 1998. The franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018. PQube released a 'Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Edition' in Europe. The bundle includes the Nintendo Switch versions of the original 'Guilty Gear' game and the 'Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R' game. Arc System Works America released the games individually digitally in the United States, and also released the original 'Guilty Gear' game for PS4 and PC (via Steam).
When will it release?
The Deluxe and Ultimate editions will release on April 6, 2021, and the Standard edition of the game will release on April 9, 2021. Those who pre-order the game will get special colors for Sol and Ky.
What is the cost?
According to Gematsu, for Playstation 4 and 5 the Standard edition (Digital) will cost $81.24 (8,580 Japanese Yen), Deluxe edition (Digital) will cost $109.36 (11,550 Japanese Yen) and the Ultimate version (Digital) will cost $130.19 (13,750 Japanese Yen).
Where to stream?
You can stream the paid games from their official online store.
What to expect?
The game will come in three editions, Standard, Deluxe and Ultimate editions. The Deluxe edition includes the first season pass (with five new characters, five colors for each character, two stages and extra story). The Ultimate edition will include the first season pass, digital soundtrack and artwork, and Ultimate edition special colors. The video also reveals that the game will have an initial roster of 15 characters at launch. A new character has now been revealed named, Giovanna, who looks a lot like Mito Anji. She will be the second new character coming to Strive, joining the previously revealed Nagoriyuki. The developers said she should be a very simple character to learn. A Twitterati shared Giovanna's picture and wrote, "Arc System Works is also streaming a video that reveals the new character."
New character Giovanna announced for Guilty Gear Strive. pic.twitter.com/N8Z8x7e9vQ— HDKirin (@HDKirin) October 11, 2020
Two song videos, titled, 'Smell of the Game' and 'What do you fight for' that will appear in the game have also been released. Daisuke Ishiwatari is the game's general director, and Akira Katano is directing the game. Some characters who were previously revealed includes, Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, May, Axl Low, Chipp Zanuff, Potemkin, Faust, Millia Rage, Zato-1, Ramlethal, Leo Whitefang and Nagoriyuki.