Arc System Works has released a new trailer for Guilty Gear: Strive, which is set to be released on April 9, 2021, that previews the fighting game’s modes. The trailer also features details on the offline game modes, including Story Mode, GG World, and Gallery Mode, and the Online Mode.
First published in 1998, the Guilty Gear franchise has spawned several sequels and has been adapted to manga and audio dramas. Guilty Gear has been praised by reviewers for its technical gameplay, graphics, soundtrack, and characters, which feature their own distinctive mechanics that distinguish them from each other.
In an interview with 4Gamer, Guilty Gear: Strive creator Daisuke Ishiwatari, said, “For this title, we felt like we needed to appeal to both people that have never played a fighting game and to those who enjoy the modern style of fighting games, therefore, we emphasized accessibility during development.”
The modes presented in the trailer include the following:
Players will be guided through the essentials, including basic movements, combos and strings.
Players can view story related content that varies depending on performance and are allowed to recruit characters when they need help.
Players are introduced to more refined mechanics, character interactions and match-up information as they tackle a variety of objectives. It also includes a map-based progression system that rewards players as they complete tasks.
Players face off against CPU controlled characters until they run out of HP. Stronger adversaries may also appear as minibosses.
Players can engage in individual scenarios, control the CPU, or practice combos, as well as queue online matches.
Guilty Gear Strive is the third game in the franchise dubbed into English. The Asian and European versions of the game will be published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, while the arcade release will be published by Sega Interactive. The game is set to be released for PS5, PS4, and PC via Steam on April 9. The Deluxe and Ultimate Editions will launch for PS5 and PS4 on April 6.
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