GUILTY GEAR " is Arc System Works' one and only fighting game series.
The exhilarating speed of the game, the super-beautiful graphics, and the rock-solid presentation set this series apart from other fighting games.
The latest title in the " GUILTY GEAR" series, " GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- ", has long been announced, but due to the spread of the new coronavirus, its release has been postponed from the fall of 2020 to the spring of 2021. However, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, the release has been postponed from fall 2020 to spring 2021.
However, now various information including the release date of "GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-" has been disclosed at once!
The release date has been set! Reservations are now open!
The release date of "GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-" (GGST) has been officially set for April 9, 2021 (Friday)! Congratulations!
The platforms are PS4, PS5, and PC (Steam ), and we're really happy to announce that we'll be releasing the PS5 version as well!
The basic Standard Edition is available on PS4 and PS5 in packaged and downloadable versions; the downloadable version on Steam is 8,580 yen (tax included).
All PS4 and PS5 downloadable editions will come with the right to play a free trial version of the game one day early, details of which will be announced at a later date.
And speaking of fighting games, the Season Pass is a must.
Of course, GGST will also be releasing a Season Pass 1!
The contents are
- 5 new characters to be added after the game's release
- 2 additional battle stages to be added after launch
- Additional colors for all 20 characters (5 colors for each character)
- Another Story
The game will be available for purchase.
I would recommend purchasing the game just for the additional characters, but there is even an " Another Story"! It's now a must buy!
GGST Season Pass 1 will cost 3,300 yen (tax included).
In addition to the Standard Edition and Season Pass, we have also announced the release of various other editions!
First of all, the " Deluxe Edition " with Season Pass 1 will be available for download only on PS4, PS5, and Steam!
Not only does it include the Season Pass, but the PS4 and PS5 versions will be released on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, three days earlier than the release date!
The price will also be 11,550 yen (tax included), which is 330 yen cheaper than buying the Standard Edition and Season Pass individually, which is a super deal considering you can play the game sooner!
Unfortunately, the Steam version will be released on April 9, so if you want to be among the first to play, consider the PS4 and PS5 versions!
The PS4 and PS5 versions of the game will be available in an "Ultimate Edition " with even more extras!
The Ultimate Edition includes the main game, Season Pass, GGST's digital "Sound & Art Works ", and a special Ultimate Edition color.
In a sense, the "Ultimate Edition" is the only choice since you can get the "Sound & Art Works" and the special color for only 2,200 yen more than the Deluxe Edition.
All products come with a "GGST Sol & Kai Special Color" as an early purchase bonus!
The special colors are an exchange of the image colors of Sol and Kai, and the flame and lightning effects also change color!
The packaged version is only available for the first production run, while the downloadable version will be available until April 23, 2021 (Friday), so don't miss out!
In addition, the original perks for each retailer have also been announced!
Some of the designs have yet to be announced, and some are limited editions, so be sure to check the official "GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-" website for more details!
New character "Geovana" will join the game!
GGST has released movies of the new character "Geovana" in the past, but these movies only announced the participation of characters who have appeared in previous titles.
The previous announcement of " Mezameyuki," a new character, was a big topic of conversation, and now the entry of a new character, " Geovana," has been announced!
Geovana seems to be a character who fights by possessing the spirit wolf "Rei".
As a new character, I can't wait to see how it feels to use her!
In the video, it was also revealed that two more characters will be added before the release of the remaining 15 characters.
And at the very end, a silhouette of a character with a fan and kimono!
Well, we can only assume that it's Yamiji Mitsu, but we'll have to wait for New Year's to see the new trailer, which will be released on January 1, 2021!
The story so far!
Fighting games are fun to play, of course, but the exciting storylines are also appealing.
The stories of the "GUILTY GEAR" series are especially popular, but due to the nature of fighting games, there are surprisingly many people who play without knowing much about them.
Furthermore, the story of the current GGST is connected to the story of the previous games, which makes it even more interesting to play if you know the story of the previous games.
For those who want to play the comics, a free comic book digest of the series' stories is now available on the official GGST website !
And, the videos of all story modes of the GUILTY GEAR Xrd series, which continue the story depicted in the comics, will be released on YouTube one after another!
Chapter 1 will be released on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 21:00, and will continue to be released daily at 21:00 until Chapter 3.
Now that the official spoiler release has been made, let's look back at the story in the comics and the movie and get ready for the release of GGST!
For more details, please check the official website of "GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-", which has been largely renewed along with this announcement!