Announcements at ARCREVO 2021 Finals!

March 19, 2022 News, Press Releases

GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- SEES TESTAMENT JOIN THE FREY AS NEW PLAYABLE CHARACTER IN SEASON 1

Plus, More Guilty Gear -Strive- Updates and Season Pass 2 News Announced

ARC WORLD TOUR Event Returns with $200,000 prize pool at Stake!

Torrance, Calif. – Mar. 19, 2022 – During their ARCREVO America Finals event today, Arc System Works America, Inc. revealed that longtime fan-favorite boss Testament is making their debut as a playable character in the acclaimed 2.5 fighting game, Guilty Gear -Strive-, for PlayStation®4 / PlayStation®5 / Steam. This year will also see the return of the popular ARC WORLD TOUR global competitive event.

The elegant grim reaper, Testament, will be debuting as a playable character for Guilty Gear -Strive- Season Pass 1 owners on March 28 and individual purchase starting March 31. Testament specializes in fighting from a distance using long-ranged scythe moves and attacks from their demon familiars. Check out the new character trailer here  to see Testament’s play style in action.

In addition, Guilty Gear -Strive- players will see further new game content and features, such as:

  • White House Reborn – Introducing a new battle stage, White House Reborn… The additional battle stage White House Reborn, as the name implies, features the Presidential Residence of the United States. It serves as a key stage in the Story Mode, and suffers major damage during the story’s events. It is currently under the process of reconstruction, and has already been restored to its position as the center of the government. Season Pass 1 owners will gain access to the stage after the update patch on March 28, while Individual purchase ($1.99) for the PlayStation®4 / PlayStation®5 versions begins on March 31 and Steam version on March 28.
  • Digital Figure Mode – An all-new mode bringing endless creative possibilities, where players can create their own unique scene by placing characters, furniture, effects, and more. You can even adjust the characters’ expressions, camera angles, filters, and more, as well as share creations with other players online. Digital Figure Mode will be available for play after maintenance on March 28 .Check out the new mode here
  • “Another Story” Release – Bringing new missions for players, and the final item in the Guilty Gear -Strive- Season Pass 1. “Another Story” shows an alternate perspective on the game’s lore, highlighting many characters who did not make an appearance in the main story. “Another Story” is planned for release at the end of April.

Arc System Works is also excited to confirm the development for Season 2 in Guilty Gear -Strive-! Season 2 will include 4 additional characters, as well as cross-platform play between PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, and Steam versions. Updates are also being prepared to improve the servers, reduce connection time to the server, and stabilize network modes.

Stay tuned for updates regarding Season 2.

Competitive gamers can also look forward to the return of ARC WORLD TOUR 2022, a global tour event taking place later this year. The ARC WORLD TOUR 2022 event will feature two titles: Guilty Gear -Strive-, which received the award for Best Fighting Game at The Game Awards 2021, and the fighting game adaptation of the popular online action RPG Dungeon Fighter Online, “””DNF Duel”””.

ARC WORLD TOUR competitors across each title will battle it out for $100,000 in prize money, for a total of $200,000 for the global competition. The top players selected from tournament events held all over the world will be invited to the final tournament, ARC WORLD TOUR FINAL. This tournament will be also sponsored by NEXON Korea Corporation. Stay tuned for more details.

About Guilty Gear -Strive-

Guilty Gear -Strive- is the latest entry in the critically acclaimed Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works, Guilty Gear -Strive- upholds the series’ reputation for groundbreaking hybrid 2D/3D cell-shaded graphics and intense, rewarding gameplay. Guilty Gear -Strive- is out now for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, and PC. For more information, please visit the Guilty Gear -Strive- home page at: https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/guiltygear/en/

About DNF Duel

DNF Duel is a fighting game based on characters of the blockbuster Dungeon Fighter Online franchise. The game is co-developed by NEOPLE INC., a consolidated subsidiary of Nexon, and Arc System Works. It is set for release in Summer 2022 on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, and PC.

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About Arc System Works America

Arc System Works America (ASW America), the North American branch of Arc System Works, is the premier publisher and developer of the widely popular Guilty Gear and BlazBlue franchises. Deep rooted in the communities it builds, ASW America strives to bring unforgettable experiences to its passionate fanbase.

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