Guilty Gear Strive, the latest entry in Arc System Works’ acclaimed fighting franchise, aims to take things a step further with improved animations and new fighting mechanics. It’s coming to PS4, PS5, and PC, and you’ll be able to get your hands on it in 2021.
Releasing for all three platforms on April 9, 2021 (or three days earlier for the Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition) Guilty Gear Strive looks to be a good starting point for newcomers without sacrificing the series’ famous depth. Among Arc System Works fighters, it’s arguably the most “hardcore,” with Dragon Ball FighterZ appealing to less-experienced players due to its auto-combo system and streamlined mechanics–not that there isn’t plenty of depth in that game, too.
Guilty Gear Strive doesn’t ditch the 2D art of its predecessors, but it does give the art a ton of detail that make it look like you’re watching a climactic anime battle. There are 3D elements to the characters, as well, letting them portray more emotion and adding a new sense of weight to the fights.