Arc System Works has announced that Guilty Gear Strive
will be released on April 9, 2021, on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. For those who wish to upgrade to the Deluxe or Ultimate Edition, the game will be playable from April 6, 2021.The release date was given alongside a new trailer
that promises that Guilty Gear Strive is “A Fresh Start for the Series” that began back in 1998 with the original Guilty Gear on PlayStation.
This fighting game boasts a striking visual style with hybrid 2D/3D cell-shaded graphics. There will also be a fully voiced story mode that is said to bring the story of Guilty Gear, which spans over 20 years, to a close. There will also be new characters joining fan favorites and a robust rollback net code.
Guilty Gear Strive was originally set to be released in 2020, but it was delayed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The roster includes such characters as Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, May, Faust, Potemkin, Chipp Zanuff, Zato-1, Millia Rage, and Axl Low. As part of our IGN Expo, we revealed that Ramlethal Valentine will be returning to Guilty Gear Strive, a female fighter who specializes in controlling the mid-range, and uses two large swords as her primary weapons (carried by her flying Luciferos partners).
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