Guilty Gear Strive Release Date Set For April 9 On PS5, PS4, PC Via Steam

Players who buy the Deluxe Edition or Ultimate Edition of Guilty Gear Strive will get to play starting April 6, 2020, 3 days before the Standard releases.

By Iyane Agossah

October 11, 2020

ArcSystemWorks announced at the “Guilty Gear Strive Official Live Stream New Info Special” on October 11 the release date of Guilty Gear Strive, coming to PC via Steam, PS4 and PS5. The release date trailer is included below. Two Limited Edition for Guilty Gear Strive will be launching on April 6, 2021, and the Standard Edition will launch on April 9, 2021. A Season Pass 1 was announced well. The stream also revealed a brand new Guilty Gear Strive character, Giovanna. And Anji is back.

The first limited edition, the Deluxe Edition, includes a copy of Guilty Gear Strive, and the Season Pass 1. The bigger, pricier limited edition, the Ultimate Edition, includes the contents of the Deluxe Edition plus a digital artbook, a digital OST, and special colors for the characters.

The Standard Edition will be physical and digital, with a price of 8580 Yen (tax included). The Deluxe Edition is digital only, for 11,550 Yen (tax included). The Ultimate Edition is physical and digital, for 13, 750 Yen (tax included), and is only on PS4 and PS5, not on Steam.

Early players starting April 6 will only be able to play 13 characters, the offline modes, and the story mode’s prologues. Starting April 9 when the game releases for everyone, everything will be available, with 15 characters in total: Anji and another character to be announced.

Contents of the Guilty Gear Strive Season Pass 1:

・ 5 additional playable characters
・ Additional battle stages (2 stages)
・ Additional color pack (5 colors for each character)
・ Another story (looks to be a new storymode chapter)

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Additional details on the Guilty Gear Strive Season Pass 1 and the release date for each character will be announced later. Moreover, the name “Season Pass 1” means that another Season Pass will be coming in the future.

Preorders / first print copies will also include special colors for Sol and Ky. Each rival takes the color of the other, including the effects of their attacks. See for example two Sol fighting each other, one with Ky’s colors:

A new Beta Test will also be held in early 2021, and those who pre ordered the game digitally on PSN will get to play this test one day earlier. Specific dates will be announced at a later date.

The new trailer also reveals the story mode in Guilty Gear Strive is fully 3D animated.

Guilty Gear Strive Release Date Trailer:

A brand new Guilty Gear manga was announced as well. It’s drawn by Sumeragi, who also did the BlazBlue manga with Mai Natsume: BlazBlue: Remix Heart, and its sequel Variable Heart.

Music Videos for new Guilty Gear Strive songs were published as well:

GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- Smell of the Game:

What do you fight for:

In Japanese arcades, multiple Location Test for Guilty Gear Strive will be held as well.

Lastly, it was also confirmed the game’s story will follow the Guilty Gear Xrd story. Those who enjoy the Guilty Gear story line can also now catch up on the Xrd story on YouTube, with all the cutscenes getting officially uploaded bit by bit.

New goods and collabs were announced, Guilty Gear Seiko watches, Guilty Gear perfume by Fairy Tail, and a Dizzy nendo by GoodSmile Company is coming:

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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