GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-, the latest in the GUILTY GEAR series from ARC SYSTEM WORKS, celebrated its 25th anniversary on May 14, 2023.
It has been almost two years since the June 2021 launched, and there is only one character left to join the Season 2, which began with the August 2022 release of Bridget.
With its long history and numerous characters, there are many popular characters from previous titles that have not yet entered the series, and we are sure that each of them would like to see their own entry in the series.
As for the last additional character for Season 2, which is scheduled to be delivered in May 2023, was there a hint at the end of the video where BEDMAN? was announced at the ARC WORLD TOUR FINALS 2022.
That's right! The final additional character for Season 2 is ASUKA R♯!
Praying for the Accumulation of Goodwill! ASUKA R♯ is Here!
ASUKA R♯ is the last character joined GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- Season 2 as an additional character!
Asuka R. Kreuz, known to those who have played the game series, is participating in the series under the name ASUKA R♯! The voice actor is Tomokazu Sugita!
GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- is a story in which the fate of SOL BADGUY and ASUKA R♯, which had continued in the series, comes to an end.
Visit the official GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- website to learn more about the story of the series, and the story mode of GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- to learn how the fate of the series will be settled!
「GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-」公式サイト
Praying for the Accumulation of Goodwill
Master of sorcery
He stands at the pinnacle even among the company of generally highly capable magic wielders.
He is both a scientist and also unparalleled in his mastery of magic – what one would call a genius.
Although he is generally polite and humble, he often finds even his carefully considered statements can result in discord.
In contrast to his intellectual capabilities, he severely lacks in stamina, with the slightest exercise tiring him out.
Any physically straining tasks are handled by custom-made bits of his.
Asuka continues to transmit “clear numbers” from space, in the hopes of bringing peace to Earth.
ASUKA R♯ will be available on May 25, 2023! The price for the single purchase is 880 JPY / 6.99 USD.
He is included in Season Pass 2, so those who have already purchased Season Pass 2 can download and use him immediately after the release.
He is a very technical character who fights by using 26 different types of magic with various effects depending on the situation, and his ease of use on the official website is 1 ☆.
Visit the CHARACTER page on the official website for more information on ASUKA R♯!
Additional Battle Stage, Tír na nÓg, will be Available!
A new battle stage, Tír na nÓg, will be available on May 25, 2023.
This space colony was built to help humans survive in space, once abandoned and decaying, yet it has been refurbished and repurposed.
The stage has many objects that were placed there as a hobby of the current residents, such as a huge telescope and a Japanese-style garden, and we can guess who the current residents are.
The new battle stage Tír na nÓg is priced at 330 JPY / 1.99 USD as a single purchase, but is of course included in Season Pass 2.
The Season Pass 2 is a super deal at 2,750 JPY / 24.99 USD for all the Season 2 additional characters and additional battle stages, so if you have not yet purchased any of the Season 2 content separately, the Season Pass 2 is by far the best choice!
The 25th Anniversary Colors are Available for Free and for a Fee!
ASUKA R♯ and Tír na nÓg are all the features of Season 2, however, that is not the end of the GUILTY GEAR series, as this year marks the 25th anniversary of the series!
To celebrate the 25th anniversary, 2 additional color packs will be available!
First up is the GGST GUILTY GEAR 25th Anniversary Thank You Color.
One additional color will be available for all 24 characters, including the initial 15 characters and the 9 characters from Season Pass 1 and Season Pass 2.
The black and white base with red as a color accent gives a somewhat formal look.
This GGST GUILTY GEAR 25th Anniversary Thank You Color will be available for free on May 25, 2023!
The other is the GGST GUILTY GEAR 25th Anniversary Special Additional Color.
The character packs are available in 2 additional colors for all 24 characters.
As with the Thank You Color, the base color is black and white, with pop colors of fluorescent green and light blue.
This DLC will also be available on May 25, 2023, for a fee of 880 JPY.
25th Anniversary Project!
This year is the 25th anniversary of the GUILTY GEAR series, and they plan to hold various events and release goods to commemorate the 25th anniversary!
The additional color packs are also part of the GUILTY GEAR 25th Anniversary celebration.
The GUILTY GEAR series with all its fascinating characters is a must-buy for new goods, and I am also looking forward to the ARC WORLD TOUR FINALS 2023 and other tournaments!
At the end of the ASUKA R♯ trailer, there was an indication MORE DAREDEVILS AWAIT... PLEASE LOOK FORWARD TO SEASON PASS 3!, so I guess we can assume that Season Pass 3 is coming.
In the meantime, let's play GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- and wait for more news!
Check the official website of GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- for details!