If you’re as excited as I am for the next iteration of the Guilty Gear franchise, then you likely cannot wait for -Strive- either!  With that being said, RoKtheReaper.com has gotten new details regarding the release date, and what will be available from the legendary fighting game franchise!  Check out below for screenshots, character art, and the latest press release concerning all the information that you want to know!

 Press Release 

Official Release Date Announcement Trailer

The latest chapter in the storied Guilty Gear franchise will finally land in the hands of fighting game fans on April 9, 2021 for the Playstation®4, Playstation®5 and PC via STEAM®.  The Deluxe and Ultimate Edition will be available for purchase and playable* on April 6, 2021**.  Also, series newcomer Giovanna and dual-fan wielding Anji Mito will be joining the Guilty Gear™ -Strive- launch roster.

When Guilty Gear™ -Strive- launches, the game will be available in a variety of editions that will please long-time Guilty Gear fans as well as newcomers to the series, including;

Ultimate Edition will be THE version for diehard Guilty Gear fans and will feature the following;

  • Guilty Gear™ -Strive- (GGST) Main Game
  • GGST Season Pass 1
  • “GGST Digital Soundtrack and Artworks” an application for the PlayStation®4/PlayStation®5 that displays various illustrations while playing music from the game. As a bonus, the music can be transferred to personal storage devices such as USB drives!
  • GGST Ultimate Edition Special Colors that adds 5 colors for each character
  • GGST Special Colors for Sol and Ky (Early Purchase Bonus)
  • GGST Heavy Metal Game Case (PlayStation® 5 [Physical Only])
  • GGST Premium Box (PlayStation® 5 [Physical Only])
  • MSRP: $99.99 USD

Deluxe Edition will include Guilty Gear™ -Strive- and Season Pass 1 for $84.99 USD.

Standard Edition will include just the base game for $59.99 USD.

Season Pass 1 will grant players access to 5 additional playable characters, 2 additional battle stages, Extra Character Color Pack and bonus story scenario, available on April 6, 2021 for $29.99 USD.

Early Purchase Bonus will give access to special colors for Sol and Ky that also alter the colors of the effects of their attacks. Available only in the initial prints of the physical editions of the game or digital purchases made before April 23, 2021. 

Pre-order Bonus: Customers who pre-order Guilty Gear -Strive- on the PlayStation™ Store will get one day of early access to the Open Beta Test as an exclusive bonus! See the official site for more details.

Physical pre-orders have begun on the Official Arc System Works Online Store at https://store.arcsystemworks.com. Digital pre-orders for Playstation®4 and Playstation®5 platforms will be available on October 13, 2020. Physical pre-orders at participating retailers will be available at a later date.

 New Arrivals to the Guilty Gear™-Strive- Roster 

Giovanna 
Giovanna is the latest to join the fray! The special operations unit officer and Rei, her wolf spirit companion, will be part of the starting roster for the game. Giovanna allows her wolf spirit to possess her, giving her inhuman speed to gain the advantage over her enemies.

Anji Mito
Fan-favorite Anji Mito makes his first appearance in a modern Guilty Gear game and brings to it his graceful and fluid fighting style.

About Arc System Works
Arc System Works is a developer and fighting game specialist from Japan—best known for the Guilty Gear series of games and, more recently, the BlazBlue series —that have garnered international acknowledgement for their innovative fighting systems and spectacular 2D and 3D artwork.

About Guilty Gear™ -Strive-
Guilty Gear™ -Strive- is the latest entry in the critically acclaimed Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works, Guilty Gear™ -Strive- upholds the series’ reputation for groundbreaking hybrid 2D/3D cel-shaded graphics and intense, rewarding gameplay. Guilty Gear™ -Strive- will be coming in April 2021 to PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5 and STEAM®.

 Character Art