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Granblue Fantasy Versus 1.40 Update Launches With Trailer, DLC Characters Belial and Cagliostro Revealed

Granblue Fantasy Versus got a new trailer for its 1.40 update, as well as a new character trailer showing off villain Belial.

By Allisa James

August 8, 2020

Granblue Fantasy Versus received two new trailers, one for the latest update and the other a character trailer for one of two upcoming new  fighters making their debut.

The 1.40 update includes a new “Boss Battle Time Attack,” in which players compete against each other to see who can take down bosses faster, and a “GBVS: Blitz” game mode which includes a limited time Ranked Battle event. There’s also new RPG mode episodes. Players will earn a code for 1,000 crystals after clearing episode 45 of the main quest. Start dates for the Boss Battle Time Attack and GBVS: Blitz modes will be announced in-game.

You can check out the trailer for that content below:

Arc System Works also premiered a brand new trailer revealing the popular Granblue Fantasy villain Belial. According to the official description, he may fool some players with his deceptively standard moveset, but his unique abilities and tricky neutral fighting style will take down unsuspecting challengers:

Cagliostro will join the Season 2 roster in October, with additional details to follow. The Japanese voice actors for Belial and Cagliostro are Yoshimasa Hosoya and Sakura Tange. English language voiceovers, however, will be delayed and won’t be included when the characters release due to issues related to COVID-19.

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XSEED Games also revealed their partnership with Arc System Works for “ARCREVO America Online 2020,” an online tournament which will feature Granblue Fantasy: Versus and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. Kicking off October 2020, the top two players in Granblue Fantasy: Versus and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle from each region will be invited to take part in a special America VS Japan exhibition match planned for Spring 2021.

Producer Yuito Kimura and Director Tetsuya Fukuhara chatted about how they’d like to make more Granblue games.  However, they stated they can’t work on too many projects simultaneously and first need to finish PS4 action RPG Granblue Fantasy Relink. The game might get ports to other platforms like Stadia, PC and PS5 too once the PS4 version is done. 

Granblue Fantasy Versus is available on PS4 and PC. You can read our review and our beginners’ guide.

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