Guilty Gear -Strive-: Characters, Gameplay, Story, and More

Guilty Gear Strive

Arc System Works

Arc System Works showed up in a major way back at EVO 2019.

Besides revealing new DLC characters/updated mechanics for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and a retooled series entry in the form of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r], the Japanese fighting game development studio revealed something major. The massive announcement came from none other than designer Daisuke Ishiwatari, who let the viewing audience in the crowd and at home know that a new Guilty Gear was in development. Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, and much of the anime fighter’s recognizable cast are returning for another round of metal-infused battles.

Before Guilty Gear -Strive- drops and blows everyone’s minds, let’s take a sneak peek at what this visually striking 2D fighter has to offer.


Guilty Gear -Strive- Release Date & Playable Platforms

Guilty Gear Strive

Arc System Works

Guilty Gear -Strive- will be available on April 9, 2021, for PS5, PS4, and PC via the Standard Edition. The Early Access portion of the game becomes playable on April 6, 2021, through the Deluxe and Ultimate Editions.


Guilty Gear -Strive- Reveal Trailer

New GUILTY GEAR Teaser Trailer at EVO2019■ティザーサイト:https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ 1998年に第1作目が発売され、2018年にシリーズ20周年を迎えた2D対戦格闘ゲーム「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ。 その独創的なシステムや世界観、キャ­ラクター、音楽に世界中の幅広いファンが魅了されました。21年目を迎えた今年、新たなる「GUILTY GEAR」の制作を発表致します。 アークシステムワークス「TEAM RED」が贈る 2.5D対戦格闘ゲーム「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作のティザートレーラーです。2021年発売予定 ご期待ください。 © ARC SYSTEM WORKS2019-08-05T01:46:22Z


Story

Guilty Gear Strive

Arc System Works

Details coming soon…


Characters

Giovanna Guilty Gear Strive

Arc System Works

Guilty Gear -Strive- will release with a launch roster of 15 characters. That starting lineup will feature a mixture of returning combatants and brand new roster members. The new characters revealed thus far include Nagoriyuki and Giovanna. Longtime fans can look forward to the game’s roster expanding over time thanks to the inclusion of five additional DLC characters, who can be bought separately or as a group courtesy of the season pass. The season pass will also come with five colors for each new character, two additional battle stages, and an extra story scenario.

Guilty Gear Strive

Arc System Works

As for the fighters making their return to this new series entry, check out the list posted below:

• Axl Low
• Chipp Zanuff
• Faust
• Ky Kiske
• Leo Whitefang
• May
• Millia Rage
• Mito Anji
• Potemkin
• Ramlethal Valentine
• Sol Badguy
• Zato-1


Gameplay

Guilty Gear Strive

Arc System Works

Guilty Gear -Strive- is being described by the development team working on it as “a complete reconstruction of the franchise” that should appeal to series beginners and veterans. The phrases “full-frontal confrontation with the essence of the fighting game genre” and “high risk move” have also been applied to this brand new entry within the visually striking, metal music infused anime fighting game series.

Guilty Gear -Strive- looks even stronger than previous franchise entries and debuts new looks for existing characters as well. One of the game’s main aspects that has gotten a hugely positive response from fighting game pros is the implementation of rollback netcode for its online multiplayer mode suite. And American fans will be happy to know that the game will feature both a Japanese and English voice dub for the entire cast.

Guilty Gear Strive

Arc System Works

On the gameplay front, Guilty Gear -Strive- is bringing back its traditional button layout with a new button dedicated solely to dashing (L3). Forward + Forward can still be used to perform a dash, however. Legacy mechanics, such as the Tension Gauge, R.I.S.C. Gauge, Faultless Defense, and Bursts, make their welcome return. Throws have gotten a slight change in their execution – instead of landing like a normal attack, throws are capable of whiffing out of range just like any other attack.

Roman Cancels have also been altered – once activated, the screen will freeze for a split second, transition into a quick slow-mo mode, and give the player that activated it the chance to extend their current combo. Speaking of combos, the game’s Gatling system has also been changed in a major way – weak attacks can no longer be canceled into heavy attacks. Weak attacks can now be followed up by command normal/special moves.

Guilty Gear Strive

Arc System Works

Dust Attacks have been revised in two major ways. Players will no longer be able to shove the character all the way to the other side of the screen directly after a Dust Attack. And the signature air launching mechanic that came after Dust Attacks can only be done now after landing a Counter Hit. Landing a Dust Attack in the middle of a combo will only result in the opponent being knocked back. One way in which Dust Attacks remain the same is that they can still land as an instant overhead.

Guilty Gear -Strive-‘s newest mechanic employs the use of a wall-stick state. Whenever a character gets slammed into the corner of a stage and stuck in the air, the opposing player can continue attacking them and knock them onto another portion of the stage. This moment leads right into a pretty cool stage transition animation. The player that successfully pulls off this mechanic gets a huge Tension Gauge boost or a big damage increase to their combo. Another positive aspect that comes with landing a successful wall-stick state attack is a character-specific status effect, such as Sol getting stronger normal attacks for a limited time.

Guilty Gear Strive

Arc System Works

Status effects have been implemented in a manner similar to the way they were utilized in Persona 4 Arena. For example, Ky’s lightning-based offense can put an opponent into a “shocked” state. This status effect helps Ky build his R.I.S.C. meter much faster. Landing a counter hit now activates a huge visual trick that brings the actual word “COUNTER” onscreen, which leads to the action slowing down for a split second and giving players the chance to pull off an even flashier follow-up combo.

Chip damage is being included, but this mechanic can’t be used to kill opponents. Sweeps make their return, which can be used in the middle of a combo and “bounce” an opponent on counter hit for a longer combo. If the player doesn’t follow-up that bounced opponent state with an attack, the opponent will immediately be placed into a knockdown state.


Trailers

New GUILTY GEAR Sol and Ky Trailer – TGS2019■Teaser website: https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ -GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作 ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR/status/1171297254142967809 Released for the first time in 1998, the 2D fighting game series GUILTY GEAR celebrated its 20th birthday in 2018. We know you have already seen the trailer of the long-awaited newcomer to the series. And…2019-09-13T03:13:52Z

New GUILTY GEAR May Trailer – CEOtaku2019■Teaser website: https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ -GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作 ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR HEAVEN OR HELL! LET'S ROCK! Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, the revolutionary fighting game series GUILTY GEAR returns in 2021 with a breathtaking new game! The next character reveal will take place at SEAMajor 2019…2019-09-30T00:04:32Z

New GUILTY GEAR Axl Trailer – SEA MAJOR 2019■Teaser website: https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ -GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作 ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR HEAVEN OR HELL! LET'S ROCK! Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, the revolutionary fighting game series GUILTY GEAR returns in 2021 with a breathtaking new game! The next character reveal will be streamed at Arc Live…2019-10-13T08:00:13Z

New GUILTY GEAR Chipp & Potemkin Trailer – ARC SYSTEM WORKS OFFICIAL LIVE■Teaser website: https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ -GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作 ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR HEAVEN OR HELL! LET'S ROCK! Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, the revolutionary fighting game series GUILTY GEAR returns in 2021 with a breathtaking new game! 1998年に第1作目が発売され、 2018年にシリーズ20周年を迎えた2D対戦格闘ゲーム「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ。 その待望の最新作が、2021年発売予定! 今回のトレーラーでは、本作のプレイアブルキャラクター「チップ」「ポチョムキン」のバトルスタイルをご覧いただけます。 © ARC SYSTEM WORKS2019-11-04T02:07:01Z

GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- Trailer#1 – ARCREVO America 2019■Teaser website: https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ -GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作「GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-」始動! ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR HEAVEN OR HELL! LET'S ROCK! Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, the revolutionary fighting game series GUILTY GEAR returns in 2021 with a breathtaking new game! 1998年に第1作目が発売され、 2018年にシリーズ20周年を迎えた2D対戦格闘ゲーム「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ。 その待望の最新作「GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-」が、2021年発売予定! © ARC…2019-11-18T03:31:50Z

GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- Trailer#2 – Frosty Faustings XII 2020■Official website: https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ -GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作「GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-」始動! ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR HEAVEN OR HELL! LET'S ROCK! Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, the revolutionary fighting game series GUILTY GEAR returns in 2021 with a breathtaking new game! 1998年に第1作目が発売され、 2018年にシリーズ20周年を迎えた2D対戦格闘ゲーム「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ。 その待望の最新作が、2021年発売予定! 今回のトレーラーでは、本作のプレイアブルキャラクター「ファウスト」のバトルスタイルをご覧いただけます。 © ARC SYSTEM…2020-01-19T06:08:36Z

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GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- Trailer#3 – March 21st, 2020■Official website: https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ -GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作「GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-」始動! ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR HEAVEN OR HELL! LET'S ROCK! Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, the revolutionary fighting game series GUILTY GEAR returns in 2021 with a breathtaking new game! 1998年に第1作目が発売され、 2018年にシリーズ20周年を迎えた2D対戦格闘ゲーム「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ。 その待望の最新作が、2021年発売予定! 今回のトレーラーでは、本作のプレイアブルキャラクター「ミリア=レイジ」「ザトー=ONE」のバトルスタイルをご覧いただけます。 © ARC SYSTEM…2020-03-22T01:03:39Z

Guilty Gear -Strive- Starter Guide #1 – Sol-GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作「GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-」始動! https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR *Video contents is based on the closed beta test version of Guilty Gear -Strive- ※動画の内容はクローズドβテスト版に準じます。2020-04-14T03:07:17Z

Guilty Gear -Strive- Starter Guide #2 – Ky-GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作「GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-」始動! https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR *Video contents is based on the closed beta test version of Guilty Gear -Strive- ※動画の内容はクローズドβテスト版に準じます。2020-04-14T04:00:04Z

Guilty Gear -Strive- Starter Guide #3 – May-GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作「GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-」始動! https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR *Video contents is based on the closed beta test version of Guilty Gear -Strive- ※動画の内容はクローズドβテスト版に準じます。2020-04-15T03:00:02Z

Guilty Gear -Strive- Starter Guide #4 – Axl-GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作「GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-」始動! https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR ※動画の内容はクローズドβテスト版に準じます。 *Video contents is based on the closed beta test version of Guilty Gear -Strive-2020-04-15T04:00:20Z

Guilty Gear -Strive- Starter Guide #5 – Chipp-GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作「GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-」始動! https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR ※動画の内容はクローズドβテスト版に準じます。 *Video contents is based on the closed beta test version of Guilty Gear -Strive-2020-04-16T03:00:04Z

Guilty Gear -Strive- Starter Guide #6 – Potemkin-GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作「GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-」始動! https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR ※動画の内容はクローズドβテスト版に準じます。 *Video contents is based on the closed beta test version of Guilty Gear -Strive-2020-04-16T04:00:08Z

Guilty Gear -Strive- Starter Guide #7 – Faust-GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作「GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-」始動! https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/ ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR ※動画の内容はクローズドβテスト版に準じます。 *Video contents is based on the closed beta test version of Guilty Gear -Strive-2020-04-17T03:00:12Z

GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- Trailer#5 – Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable■Official website: https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltyg… -GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作「GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-」始動! ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR HEAVEN OR HELL! LET'S ROCK! Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, the revolutionary fighting game series GUILTY GEAR returns in 2021 with a breathtaking new game! 1998年に第1作目が発売され、 2018年にシリーズ20周年を迎えた2D対戦格闘ゲーム「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ。 その待望の最新作が、2021年発売予定! 今回のトレーラーでは、本作のプレイアブルキャラクター「レオ=ホワイトファング」「名残雪」のバトルスタイルをご覧いただけます。 © ARC SYSTEM…2020-08-01T02:03:42Z

GUILTY GEAR 生放送 最新情報特盛スペシャル!GUILTY GEARシリーズ最新作『GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-』の最新情報大放出の生放送 抽選でPlayStation 5が当たる!?プレゼントキャンペーンも開催! GUILTY GEARバンドチーム出演のスペシャルミュージックビデオ、豪華プレイヤーによる熱い対戦コーナーも! シリーズファンの方も、未プレイの方もぜひご覧ください! 【番組内容】 ・『GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-』最新情報紹介 ・スペシャルエキシビジョンマッチ ・デベロッパーズバックヤード生 ・GGSTスペシャルミュージックビデオ 【出演者】 ■オフィシャルMC 結 ■オフィシャルプレイヤー 長友 愛莉 服部 彩加(スタダGG!) ■オフィシャルコスプレイヤー 優希 クロエ(純情のアフィリア) ■プロゲーマー軍 GO1(CYCLOPS athlete gaming) どぐら(CYCLOPS athlete gaming) フェンリっち(CYCLOPS athlete gaming) ■ギルティギア王者軍 竹原 T5M7 ナゲ ■実況 神園 雄太(PGW) ■『GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-』開発チーム他 石渡 太輔 片野 アキラ 小澤 陸 ⇒『GUILTY GEAR…2020-10-11T04:43:22Z

GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- Trailer#6 – GUILTY GEAR OFFICIAL LIVESTREAM■Official website: https://www.guiltygear.com/ggst/jp/ -GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- 「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ最新作「GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-」始動! ■GUILTY GEAR Official twitter https://twitter.com/GUILTYGEAR_PR HEAVEN OR HELL! LET'S ROCK! Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, the revolutionary fighting game series GUILTY GEAR returns in 2021 with a breathtaking new game! 1998年に第1作目が発売され、 2018年にシリーズ20周年を迎えた2D対戦格闘ゲーム「GUILTY GEAR」シリーズ。 その待望の最新作が、2021年4月9日発売予定! 今回のトレーラーでは、本作のプレイアブルキャラクター「ジオヴァーナ」のバトルスタイルをご覧いただけます。 © ARC SYSTEM…2020-10-11T02:20:51Z

Guilty Gear -Strive- Release Date Announcement Trailer [English]※Steam版の予約開始日は後日告知させて頂きます。 *The pre-order for the Steam version will be announced at a later date. *Steam 버전 예약 시작 날짜는 추후 공지하겠습니다. ■Official website: https://www.guiltygear.com/ggst/jp/ -GUILTY GEAR : the next entry to the series- “GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-“ is the latest entry in the critically acclaimed Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed…2020-10-11T04:12:43Z


Pre-Order

Guilty Gear Strive

Arc System Works

Guilty Gear -Strive- is up for pre-order (right here) via the physical Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe & Ultimate Editions. Early purchases of any version of the game come with special colors for Sol and Ky that swaps their signature colors between them and even changes the color of their flame- & lightning-based attacks. The digital Deluxe Edition comes with the game’s season pass. And as for the digital Ultimate Edition, that version of the game comes with the season pass, the digital soundtrack & extra artworks, and Ultimate Edition special colors for the entire roster.

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