Arc System Works Cancels "Final Round" Tournament Stop Amidst Coronavirus Concerns

Arc System Works announced the cancellation of their "Final Round" ArcWorldTour tournament stop, due to concerns regarding Coronavirus.

Arc System Works recently posted an important status update regarding their upcoming ArcWorldTour tournament. The Final Round stop in the tourney, which was scheduled for March 20th-22nd, has been cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns. The update also links to the official statement posted on their site, which explains the decision in more detail:

Two more trailers for Guilty Gear -STRIVE- were slated to make their debut during this event and it remains to be seen when the both the trailers and the tournament at large will take place now. The most recent trailer showcased Faust and the previous one to that showed off the previously revealed fighters as well as teased a brand new unnamed one. So far we know that the previously announced characters are the protagonist Sol Badguy and Ky KiskeAxl Low and May, and Chipp Zanuff and Potemkin.

During the stage event dedicated to Guilty Gear at Tokyo Game Show 2019, Daisuke Ishiwatari and Akira Katano explained how they particularly detailed the characters’ facial animations and how it’s essentially “3D Sakuga.” You can really see that with the tons of different expressions the characters emote during their attacks and supers. At that same event, they also mentioned that the stage change mechanic has actual gameplay mechanics embedded into it. We’ve translated the full event here if you want to read more.

Meanwhile Arc System Works’ other fighting game, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, launched recently. According to our very positive review, the development studio “proves to be the best fighting game developer” with this title. You can also read up on our handy beginner’s guide, in which we lay out five tips for getting into competitive play. And if you’re interested in such things, we have a guide for unlocking the uncensored costumes for fighters Zeta and Metera, which were slightly altered between the mobile game and the fighting game.

Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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