Guilty Gear Strive Season 3 Updates

Guilty Gear Strive has undoubtedly fallen out of favour a bit with the arrival of Street Fighter 6, and with upcoming titles like Mortal Kombat 1 and Tekken 8 sucking up a lot of hype. But Arc System Works is nowhere near done with Sol Badguy and the gang, deciding to address the game's future in its latest developer blog post.

The previously announced Season 3 is still in the works, and the next step for Strive is a "large-scale" update that's set to release this summer. This will apparently be the first of multiple patches that will essentially change how the game is played.

Naturally, Season 3 will push several new characters (please be Slayer), but the aforementioned updates will bring a lot of seemingly major gameplay adjustments. The blog post mentions "balance changes for the entire cast, new battle mechanics, and new special moves for some of the characters". Network improvements are also incoming.

It's assumed that we'll be hearing much more about Season 3 at Evo 2023, which is happening this weekend. Arc System Works has a panel during the event on Friday.

We're still big fans of Guilty Gear Strive, so we'd be happy to see it bounce back into the spotlight with a slew of positive updates. Hopefully everything goes smoothly for the development team over the next few weeks.

What are your thoughts on Guilty Gear Strive these days? Are you looking forward to seeing what Season 3 has in store? Break the stage wall in the comments section below.