Granblue Fantasy Getting New Classes; Granblue Festival Coming in December

Cygames announced new classes for its popular JRPG Granblue Fantasy, on top of an event coming in December.

on August 8, 2017 5:23 PM

Today Cygames made a few announcements about its popular JRPG Granblue Fantasy.

First and foremost, we get the reveal of the Granblue Festival 2017, which will be held in December at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, near Tokyo. If you’re not familiar, it’s the same exhibition center where Tokyo Game Show is hosted in September.

If you’re familiar with the venue, you’ll probably guess that it’s not gonna be a small event.

On top of that, two new EXTRA classes are coming. The first is Dancer. It’s an attack job which attack power raises gradually during a battle. Their dodge rate also increases with each successful attack, overwhelming the enemy. It’ll come in September.

Later this year we’ll also get the Mechanic class. It’s a special type that creates small robots that will fight by your sides as allies.

You can see the usual lovely illustrations for both in the gallery below, alongside a bonus casino skin for Rosetta, which will be introduced in August.

The Granblue Festival is certainly interesting, because it could be another occasion to hear about Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link,¬†which is the console JRPG for PS4 based on the¬†Granblue Fantasy IP, in development in collaborations with PlatinumGames. We haven’t heard much about it since its announcement last year, besides an interesting presentation on its cloud tech.

Granblue Fantasy is currently available for iOS, Android and as a Google Chrome app. Formally, it’s just for the Japanese market, but English language is supported, and there are ways to get it on your smartphone even if you’re in the west, while the Google Chrome app is certainly the most straightforward as long as you can get past the registration process in Japanese.

The game recently passed sixteen million players.

 /  Executive News Editor
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