Early yesterday, Arc System Works released a new trailer for the upcoming title, Guilty Gear Strive. The trailer showcases the game modes players will be diving into. Previous trailers were character showcases for the game’s starting roster. This time around, viewers are given a glance into modes tailored for different kinds of play, including offline modes, forthe fighting game.
Guilty Gear first landed in the fighting game scene in 1998. It stood apart from the crowd with its stylized anime art direction, hardcore soundtrack, memorable characters, and competitive gameplay. These accolades allowed the franchise to spawn multiple sequels, manga adaptations, and even audio dramas. The creator of Guilty Gear: Strive, Daisuke Ishiwatari, had this to say during an interview with 4Gamer:
“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.”
Here are the modes showcased in the trailer:
An intuitive walkthrough of the basics in Guilty Gear: Strive. Here players will learn movement, gameplay, combos, and other essentials to become a battle-ready fighter
This mode is home to unique stories for each character. The story will branch depending on the player’s performance in battle and also has varied conversations for replayability. The mode also grants players assistance in battle through a random ally if they find themselves backed into a corner.
Mission mode allows players to learn specific techniques and combos in certain situations. Missions vary and become more difficult the further you progress.
For those seeking a challenge, Survival mode will test a player’s skill. In this mode, players must battle enemies one after the other with a finite health pool. Enemies that are even more powerful will appear after a certain number of wins.
Players eager to hone their skills will find a home in Training mode. Here players can practice combos, customize the CPU for scenarios, and perfect their technique for online and offline battles.
Guilty Gear: Strive will release on April 9th. Players who preorder the Ultimate or Deluxe editions of the game, available on PS4 and PS5 can play as early as April 6th. The game will feature next-gen crossplay and will also be available on PC through Steam. Lastly, versions of the game coming to Europe and Asia will be published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, while the arcade release will be published by Sega Interactive.