Expanded sort-of-sequel Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is getting an open beta on both PS5 and PS4 in May, publisher Cygames has confirmed. In case you don't know, Rising is built upon 2020's Granblue Fantasy Versus, but it's got new characters, mechanics, moves, and more. It's also going to utilise rollback netcode, which should make for a much smoother online experience compared to the original release. Rising is set to launch later this year.

But that's not all. This latest trailer for Rising β€” fresh from Evo Japan, which is currently ongoing over the weekend β€” teases Siegfried as a new playable character. He's always been a popular figure in the Granblue universe, and it's a bit of a surprise that he never made it into the original Versus.

"Using his sword’s long reach, Siegfried excels at mid-range combat and keeping his opponent at bay. He can consume some of his health to activate Manigance, which gives him a temporary large boost to his attack power," reads the official press release.

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