Guilty Gear Strive News
News Guilty Gear Strive Confirms Season Pass 3 as Asuka Arrives Next Week
Blame the beasts
Guilty Gear Strive's second season of DLC comes to an end next week, as Asuka R drops on the 25th May alongside a new stage. Asuka will be the fourth Season Pass 2 character, after Bridget, Sin, and Bedman?. DLC support for Strive isn't over, however, as the above trailer confirms that Season Pass 3 is real. We don't know when it's...
News Street Fighter 6 Is Leading the Charge for Evo 2023 Player Registrations
No surprises there
Set to release just a couple of months before Evo 2023 kicks off in August, it's perhaps no surprise that Street Fighter 6 has attracted the most player registrations so far. Capcom's series has always played a pivotal role in the annual event, and its top eight finals are usually saved for last. In recent years, however, Street...
News Guilty Gear Strive Getting Season 3, Adds Bedman? In April
Don't sleep on it
The next Guilty Gear Strive DLC character has been officially announced, to release on the 6th April alongside a new stage. As many fans predicted, Bedman is (kind of) returning, although he's now called Bedman? (complete with the question mark) and he seemingly is the bed this time around. It's a fun twist, because he fights...
News Guilty Gear Strive Crossplay Is Live Across PS5, PS4, PC as Huge Balance Update Drops
Big buffs to defence
It's time for another big Guilty Gear Strive update, as the fighter has just received its promised balancing patch ahead of the holidays. Update 1.24 is available to download now on PS5 and PS4, adding crossplay functionality to the game, allowing PlayStation players to match up with PC users. You can turn crossplay on and off...
News Guilty Gear Strive Gets New Development Roadmap, Balance Patch Set for December
DLC characters get release windows
Arc System Works has shared an updated development roadmap for Guilty Gear Strive, which puts more defined release windows on future updates as well as the remaining Season 2 DLC characters. With new fighter Sin Kiske having only just released last week, the game's next update drops in December. This is when...
News Guilty Gear Strive Brings Sin Back This Week
Sin Kiske is the next DLC character for Guilty Gear Strive, Arc System Works has confirmed. Sin was widely considered to be one of the strongest characters in the previous game, Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2, but we'll obviously have to wait and see what he's capable of in Strive. We won't have to wait very long, though. Sin will arrive as part of...
News Guilty Gear Strive Special Showcase Announced for Next Week
Heaven or Hell?
Guilty Gear Strive developer Arc System Works has announced that a 'Special Showcase' will be happening next week, on the 21st November at 1PM Pacific, or 9PM UK time. The Japanese studio is partnering with IGN for whatever this ends up being, which is an interesting move. Usually, fighting games save DLC character reveals or update...
News Guilty Gear Strive's Completely Free Crossplay Beta Out Now on PS5, PS4
Open to everyone
The crossplay open beta for Guilty Gear Strive is available to download right now on PS5 and PS4. You might have to do some digging through the game's PlayStation Store page to find it, but once you do, it's a mere 13.2GB download. As the headline of this article alludes, this beta is totally free for everyone to try — you don't...
News Guilty Gear Strive Cross-Play Beta Will Be Free for Everyone to Try Later This Month
You don't need the game
The upcoming Guilty Gear Strive cross-play beta will be completely free for everyone to try, developer Arc System Works has confirmed. So, even if you don't own the game, you can grab the beta from the PlayStation Store and give it a go on PS5 and PS4. The beta begins on the 14th October at 6PM Pacific, and ends on the 17th...
News Street Fighter V and Tekken 7 Still Champions as Evo 2022 Viewer Stats are Revealed
Street Fighter V and Tekken 7 may feel like they've been around for hundreds of years, but they still pull in audiences like no other fighting games currently on the market. Both titles were, of course, part of Evo 2022, which happened just last weekend — and now esports analytics outfit Esports Charts has crunched the numbers to...
News Guilty Gear Strive's Animated Anniversary Video Is the Sickest Thing You'll See Today
Be a Badguy
Arc System Works celebrated the first anniversary of Guilty Gear Strive during the game's Evo 2022 finals, confirming that the fantastic fighter has passed 1 million copies sold. Not bad, but do you know what's even better? The developer felt the need to spend some big bucks on a brilliantly animated anniversary video, which you can...
News Bridget Brings Killer Yo-Yos Back to Guilty Gear Strive, Out Now
Ups and downs
The first DLC character for the second season of Guilty Gear Strive has been announced, and it's none other than Bridget — the yo-yo wielding bounty hunter who's appeared in previous Guilty Gear titles. The yo-yo's still here, by the way, and Bridget's looking better than ever. The best part, though? Bridget launches today —...
Live Watch Evo 2022 Finals Day Right Here
Evo has long been the biggest event on the fighting game calendar, and it's finally back in-person this year following its pandemic-based hiatus. Evo 2022 began on Friday the 5th August, and it ends today, on Sunday the 7th August. Evo's final day is always a huge occasion, because it's when the event's biggest tournaments conclude. Today,...
News Guilty Gear Strive Dominates Evo 2022 Player Registrations as Top Fighting Games are Revealed
Blame the beasts
Evo 2022 is just a few weeks away, set to kick off on the 5th August. It's going to be the first in-person Evo since 2019, with the last two events having been either cancelled or moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It'll also be the second Evo since Sony acquired the brand in March 2021. Anyway, with the big weekend quickly...
News Guilty Gear Strive's New Story Mode Arrives Next Week
Hey there Delilah
Guilty Gear Strive is wrapping up its first season of updates with an additional story mode, which will release on the 29th April as part of the game's season pass. The new cinematic adventure focuses on the characters who didn't feature in the main narrative, showing events from their perspective. Interestingly, 'Another Story'...
Random Guilty Gear's Beef with Former US President Bill Clinton Concludes 23 Years Later
Mankind blamed the beasts
The year is 1999, and Bill Clinton is president of the United States of America. The ever-growing popularity of video games is causing a stir, and Clinton decides to highlight the potential dangers of our favourite hobby during a now much-memed speech. He presents a number of 'violent' video game magazine ads to onlookers,...
News Guilty Gear Strive Season 2, Cross-Play Between PS5, PS4, PC Announced
To the surprise of no one, Guilty Gear Strive is getting a second season of DLC and updates. The freshly announced Season 2 begins later this year, and will include four additional DLC characters and balance updates. But perhaps the biggest news here is that the game's getting cross-play support across PlayStation platforms and PC...
News Testament Returns as Guilty Gear Strive's Final Season 1 DLC Character
Out this month
The final Season 1 DLC character for Guilty Gear Strive has been revealed — and it's none other than Testament. Another returning fighter from previous Guilty Gear titles, Testament still wields a lethal looking scythe, but has received a bit of a makeover. Strive's animation still blows us away. Testament will be available to...
News Baiken Brings Her Blade to Guilty Gear Strive on 28th January
A flick of the wrist
It's official: Baiken arrives in Guilty Gear Strive later this week, on the 28th January for season pass owners. She's out on the 31st as a separate purchase. A returning fighter and fan-favourite, Baiken is Strive's fourth DLC character, and she comes along with an incredibly pretty new stage called Lap of the Kami. Veteran...
News Free Guilty Gear Strive Update Adds Combo Maker Mode This Week
Take it to the wall
A free update for Guilty Gear Strive launches this week on the 28th January, alongside returning character Baiken (who also happens to have a new gameplay trailer). The patch adds a new 'Combo Maker' mode, in which players can create and record their own combos before posting them online for other players to try. Should be quite...
News Baiken Confirmed for Guilty Gear Strive in January 2022
Given that the previous DLC character for Guilty Gear Strive, Happy Chaos, has only been out for around a week, we didn't think that Arc System Works would confirm its next combatant so soon — but here we are. Set to launch in late January next year, Baiken is returning to the fray. The fan favourite swordswoman comes with a new stage, and...
News Happy Chaos Goes Guns Blazing in Guilty Gear Strive, Out 30th November
Guilty Gear Strive is getting its third DLC character on the 30th November for season pass owners, and the 3rd December for everyone else. And, as many predicted, it's Happy Chaos — the, er, chaotic gunslinger from the game's story mode. He looks especially tricky in this first glimpse at gameplay. For those who might not know, Happy...
News Guilty Gear Strive's Third DLC Character Teased, Will Be Revealed This Weekend
Guilty Gear Strive is still meant to be getting its third DLC character before the year is out, and it looks like the identity of this mysterious fighter will be revealed over the coming weekend. In fact, it's a big weekend for fighting games in general. Red Bull Gaming's Red Bull Kumite is happening over the next couple of days in Las...
News Guilty Gear Strive's Game-Changing Patch Is Out Now on PS5, PS4
It's a big day for Guilty Gear Strive, as the spectacular fighter's most significant update yet is now available to download on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Weighing in at around 529MB, the small size hides some rather dramatic adjustments. Some changes are universal, while others apply to specific characters. On paper, the game's...
News Guilty Gear Strive's Next Update Finally Reduces Server Connection Time, Makes Big Gameplay Changes
Communicating with server
Guilty Gear Strive is getting a big update on the 15th October, Arc System Works has confirmed. The excellent fighting game has been out for a few months now, and it sounds like this next patch is going to make some noticeable changes. But before we get into gameplay, it's important to reiterate the headline of this...
News Guilty Gear Strive Second DLC Character Jack-O' Tricks and Treats Later This Month
By my Valentine
Guilty Gear Strive is getting its second DLC character later this month. Returning fighter Jack-O' is already present in the game's story mode, and so since day one, fans have been expecting to see her back in the action at some point. The Japanese-voiced trailer is above, and the English is below. Much like many other returning...
News Guilty Gear Strive Adds First DLC Character Goldlewis on 27th July
The first DLC character for Guilty Gear Strive has been revealed, and it's the one and only Goldlewis Dickinson. He's actually a secondary character in the game's story mode, where he wields some rather strange weaponry. Based on this trailer, he's a big, slow fighter with some potential for trickery. The Japanese trailer is at the...
News Guilty Gear Strive Smashes Through 500,000 Sales, First DLC Character Revealed Next Week
Keep on rockin'
Guilty Gear Strive has sold over 500,000 copies since its launch on the 11th June, Arc System Works has confirmed. Last we heard, the superb fighting game had hit 300,000 sales in less than a week of its release, so that's an additional 200,000 or so units within the space of a month. Not bad at all. The developer posted the above...
Random Guilty Gear Strive Perfume Gives a Whole New Meaning to Smell of the Game
Thankfully no bullsh*t blazing
Yes, Guilty Gear Strive has its own line of perfume products. Japanese retailer Fairytail Parfum has announced two scents based on lead characters Sol Badguy and Ky Kiske, each selling for the yen equivalent of $30 or so. Sadly, the products don't ship internationally, so if you don't live in or plan on visiting Japan,...
News There's Still Hope for Guilty Gear Strive Cross-Play Between PlayStation and PC
Don't stop rocking
Cross-play can be a really big deal for fighting games. With more platforms, you've got a better chance of finding opponents. And if you can find opponents quickly, and without much hassle, then you encourage players to come back, which creates a much more active online community. For months, players have been campaigning for...
News Guilty Gear Strive Hits 300,000 Sales
Strive for more
Released just last week, Guilty Gear Strive has topped 300,000 sales across PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Steam. At first glance that may not seem like much, but context is needed: Guilty Gear has always been a very niche property buried within the already niche fighting game genre. It's highly likely that this is the fastest...
News Guilty Gear Strive Gets First DLC Character Details and a Badass Opening Movie
Ready to rock
Guilty Gear Strive finally hits PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 this coming week, and so developer Arc System Works has decided to lay down some additional details with regards to the game's DLC. As previously announced, the title's first season pass will include five playable characters, new stages, and some costumes. The first DLC...
News Guilty Gear Strive Previews Its Rocking Soundtrack
Sound of the game
Developer Arc System Works has dropped a preview video for the soundtrack of Guilty Gear Strive. Newcomers may not know this, but the fighting game series has a rich history of hard rock soundtracks — composed and performed exclusively for the franchise. It's had some absolute bangers in the past, and Strive's music is starting...
News Guilty Gear Strive Story Trailer Gives First Glimpse of English Voices
Guilty Gear Strive will have a full story mode just like its predecessors, and this new trailer gives us our first look. In case you don't already know, previous story modes have been cutscene-only, and Strive is set to offer the same thing. But with Arc System Works' incredible character models and eye for detail, it'll still be worth a...
News Guilty Gear Strive Second Open Beta Out Now on PS5, PS4
Ready to rock
With the full game releasing on the 11th June, this is likely your last chance to sample Guilty Gear Strive. The title's second open beta is now live on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Anyone can take part — all you need to do is download the beta from the PlayStation Store. Said beta is a great way to see what Guilty Gear is all...
News Guilty Gear Strive Second Open Beta Hits in May, Has Online and Offline Modes, All Characters Playable
Guilty Gear Strive returns on the 13th May for its second open beta. It'll be available to download and play on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Just like the first beta, it'll include online matches as well as a versus mode where you can play against the CPU or a friend locally. All 15 characters from the game's base roster will...
News Guilty Gear Strive Gets Gameplay Footage for Its Final Two Launch Characters
Anji Mito and I-No rock out
Guilty Gear Strive may have just been hit with a two-month delay, but that hasn't stopped Arc System Works from pumping out a new gameplay trailer. The above video shows off both Anji Mito and I-No, the title's two most recently revealed characters. As we've come to expect of Strive, they're exquisitely rendered and...
News Guilty Gear Strive Delayed from April to June on PS5, PS4
Stop the rock
Arc System Works has delayed the release of Guilty Gear Strive. It was originally set to hit PlayStation consoles on the 9th April, but it's been pushed back two months or so, to the 11th June. A recent open beta for the title took place on PS5 and PS4, and while the test was met with a tidal wave of praise from fighting game players...
Hands On Guilty Gear Strive Is Shaping Up to Be the Next Great Fighting Game
Boy are we impressed with Guilty Gear Strive. We sank hours and hours and hours into the game's open beta over the last weekend, and we were still itching to play more when it shut down midweek. In short, we haven't been this excited for a fighting game since... Tekken 7, maybe, and that turned out to be a banger as well. Now don't get...
News Guilty Gear Strive's Final Launch Character Is I-No, and Her Redesign Rocks
Guilty Gear Strive will have 15 characters in its playable roster at launch — and the final fighter has just been announced. I-No, the guitar-wielding rock goddess from past games, returns in Strive with a new design. She looks fantastic in her reveal trailer, which we've embedded above. I-No joins fellow veterans Sol, Ky, Axl,...
Reminder Guilty Gear Strive Open Beta Extended on PS5, PS4 Following Server Issues
Has online and offline modes
Update: Arc System Works has confirmed that the ongoing Guilty Gear Strive open beta will be extended, following server issues that rendered the game largely unplayable for around 12 hours or so. It'll now close two days later than originally planned, on Tuesday the 23rd February at 7AM Pacific time. Cool! However, in...
News Guilty Gear Strive Open Beta Hits PS5, PS4 This Month, Has Both Online and Offline Modes
An open beta for Guilty Gear Strive kicks off later this month, on the 19th February, lasting until the 21st February. Said beta will include 13 playable characters, and you'll be able to play both online against other testers, and offline against the AI or a local opponent. The whole thing sounds like a great opportunity to try the game...
News Guilty Gear Strive Trailer Gives a Full Overview of Online and Offline Game Modes
Striving for more
Arc System Works has released a game mode trailer for Guilty Gear Strive. The five-minute video gives an overview of what you can expect from the upcoming PS5 and PS4 fighter, whether you're playing online or offline. The good news is that it's looking like quite a robust package. It's got all of the single-player stuff that you'd...
News Guilty Gear Strive Confirms a Bunch of Single-Player Modes
The full package
Developer Arc System Works has confirmed a bunch of single-player modes for its upcoming fighter, Guilty Gear Strive. If you don't feel like testing your skills online, there should still be plenty to see, including a full story mode that will apparently be revealed at a later date. It sounds like arcade mode is the main...
News Guilty Gear Strive Starts 2021 With a New Character Trailer
Anji Mito returns
Fan-wielding muscleman Anji Mito is back for Guilty Gear Strive having skipped a number of previous entries in the series. As with every returning character that's been announced for Strive so far, Anji's been given a great looking makeover — but he still seems to carry the same rhythm and flow that veteran players will...
News Guilty Gear Strive Confirms Free PS4 to PS5 Upgrade Along with Cross-Play
Developer Arc System Works has published a new FAQ article on Guilty Gear Strive, addressing a whole load of queries about the upcoming fighter. The big news here is that if you buy Strive on PS4, you'll be able to upgrade to the PS5 version for free. All of your purchased DLC will work as well, as long as you're using the same...
News Guilty Gear Strive Will Have a 'Battle Mode' Exclusive to PS5
More details soon
Guilty Gear Strive is set to launch on PS4, PS5, and PC next year, but as spotted by Gematsu on Twitter, the PS5 version of the game will apparently feature an exclusive "battle mode". No official announcements have been made, and the PlayStation Store page simply says "more details on the way". We'll probably learn all about it...
News Guilty Gear Strive Will Have 15 Characters at Launch, Giovanna Revealed
13 down, 2 to go
Alongside its release date announcement, Guilty Gear Strive got a new character reveal trailer during its latest developer livestream. Giovanna is an entirely new fighter who commands some kind of spirit wolf... thing to both attack and defend. An undeniably cool design. Giovanna's trailer also confirms that Guilty Gear Strive will...
News Guilty Gear Strive Grabs April 2021 Release Date on PS5, PS4
Earlier access for special digital editions
Originally set to release in the latter half of 2020 before it was delayed into 2021, Guilty Gear Strive now has a confirmed launch date on both PS5 and PS4. The gorgeous looking fighting game is set to arrive on the 9th April, but if you buy the Deluxe or Ultimate Edition, you'll be able to play three...
News Guilty Gear Strive Announced for PS5, New Character Nagoriyuki Fully Revealed, Leo Returns
Arc System Works has dropped three big Guilty Gear Strive announcements in one trailer. First off, the game is coming to PlayStation 5 as well as PlayStation 4. Strive's due to release in Spring 2021, so this makes total sense. Secondly, Leo Whitefang is making a rather stylish return. He's still swinging two huge blades around, but...