Bandai Namco and Arc System Works have made a collaboration that resulted in them publishing Guilty Gear -Strive-. The game will be available in Europe and Asia (except South Korea and Japan). This is not the first successful collaboration between these two publishers. They have previously worked on Dragon Ball Fighterz as well.
“We are pleased to announce that Bandai Namco Entertainment will be distributing the latest title in the Guilty Gear series, Guilty Gear -Strive-. I am surprised that the chit-chat I have exchanged with Harada-san a few years ago has come to fruition.” comments Daisuke Ishiwatari, General Director of Guilty Gear Series, “I wish this partnership will bring new joy to more users in Europe and Asia. We are working hard with Bandai Namco Entertainment to get people in Europe and Asia to play Guilty Gear more than ever before. Please look forward to it!“
Guilty Gear -Strive- release date
So what is the release date, you ask? You will be able to play Guilty Gear -Strive- on PlayStation 4 in late 2020. This release will bring new gameplay and an updated design. However, there is a surprise for those who can’t wait for at least another half a year. The closed beta test for Guilty Gear -Strive- will run from April 16 to April 19, 2020. Both Online Match play and VS COM will be available in the beta so participants will be able to play with Sol, Ky, Chipp, Axl, Potemkin, May, and Faust.
“I have always been thinking that it would be great to partner with Arc System Works, and I’m happy we were able to push this forward. We wish to further enhance and promote the fighting game community together.” says Katsuhiro Harada, Bandai Namco Entertainment General Producer. “The continued collaboration between the two means we can bring more exciting games to every dojo around the world!“
Guilty Gear -Strive- is part of the Guilty Gear Franchise, so dedicated players already know what to expect of the new installment of the series, only this time improved and updated.