Granblue Fantasy: Versus version 1.40 update launches today, DLC characters Belial on September 24 and Cagliostro in late October

Plus the Season 2 roadmap.

Granblue Fantasy: Versus

Publisher Cygames and developer Arc System Works shared the latest information on Granblue Fantasy: Versus during the “Granblue Fantasy Summer 2020 Special” live stream, including release dates for the version 1.40 and version 2.00 updates, Season 2 downloadable content characters Belial and Cagliostro, and more.

Here is a brief summary:

  • Version 1.40 – Today at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Boss Battle Time Attack” In-Game Event – August 17 to 22
  • GBVS: Blitz Event” In-Game Event – September 4 to 6
  • Version 2.00 – September 24
  • Additional Character Set: Belial – September 24
  • Additional Character Set: Cagliostro – Late October
  • Additional Character Set: ??? – December
  • Additional Character Set: ??? – Early 2021
  • Additional Character Set: ??? – Spring 2021
  • Additional Character Set: ??? – Early Summer 2021

Get the details below.

■ Main Quest (August 9)

Granblue Fantasy: Versus

  • Main Quest Episodes 41 to 45 (free update). Episodes 46 to 50 will launch in early 2021.
  • New boss battles added.
  • Clearing Episode 45 will issue a serial code to receive 1,000 crystals in Granblue Fantasy (mobile game).

■ Boss Battle Time Attack (August 17 to 22)

Granblue Fantasy: Versus

Fight against fearsome Primal Beasts and soar to the top of the rankings in this limited-time event.

  • Ares is the first boss. More events will be held in the future.
  • You can obtain a special title by placing in the rankings, as well as exclusive plates by clearing the battle under certain conditions.

Find more information here (in Japanese).

GBVS: Blitz Event (September 4 to 6)

Granblue Fantasy: Versus

Challenge opponents to ranked matches for prizes and trophies in this limited-time event. But don’t worry, your Versus Rank won’t be affected by these fights.

  • An event in which points are acquire through battle, and your ranking is determined by the amount of points you have acquired. (Regular ranked matches cannot be played during “GBVS: Blitz.”)
  • Battle results do not affect Versus Rank You will get points even if you lose.
  • By placing in the rankings, you can obtain a special title, as well as exclusive plates with your accumulated points.
  • Since players are divided into groups based on Versus Rank during the event, you may be able to place in the rankings even if you are not an advanced player.

Find more information here (in Japanese).

■ Season 2 (Version 2.00 Update) (September 24)

Granblue Fantasy: Versus

  • Balance adjustments for all characters.
  • Versus Rank reset (for each group).
  • Online lobby functionality improvements.
  • Online match functionality improvements.
  • Downloadable content character Belial release.
  • Character Pass 2 sales start.
  • And more…

■ Belial (voiced by Yoshimasa Hosoya) – September 24

The popular Granblue Fantasy villain Belial may fool some players with his deceptively standard moveset, but his unique abilities and tricky neutral fighting style will take down unsuspecting challengers.

Granblue Fantasy: Versus

Additional Character Set: Belial ($6.99 / £5.79 / €6.99 / 800 yen)

  • Playable character: Belial
  • Lobby avatar (x1)
  • Support character icon (x1)
  • Additional quests (x2)
  • Granblue Fantasy (mobile game) bonus content: Main Character’s outfit “Alter Ego Malicious”

Granblue Fantasy: Versus

(English language voice-overs will be delayed and won’t be included when the characters release due to issues related to COVID-19.)

■ Cagliostro (voiced by Sakura Tange) – Late October

Granblue Fantasy: Versus

A fighter with technical abilities such as setting multiple traps on the ground and in the air to allow you to prepare ahead of time.

(English language voice-overs will be delayed and won’t be included when the characters release due to issues related to COVID-19.)

■ Season 2 Roadmap

Granblue Fantasy: Versus

  • September 24, 2020
    • Balance adjustments for all characters.
    • Versus Rank reset.
    • Online lobby / online match functionality improvements.
    • Downloadable content character Belial release.
    • Character Pass 2 sales start.
    • System Voice Pack 5 sales start.
    • Color Pack Sets 7, 8, and 9 sales start.
  • Late October 2020
    • Downloadable content character Cagliostro release.
  • Late December 2020
    • Downloadable content character ??? release.
    • New in-game events.
    • Weapon skins added (for some characters).
  • Early 2021
    • Downloadable content character ??? release.
    • Main Quest Episodes 46 to 50 added.
    • Weapon skins added (for some characters).
  • Spring 2021
    • Downloadable content character ??? release.
    • New stage added.
    • Weapon skins added (for some characters).
  • Early Summer 2021
    • Downloadable content character ??? release.
    • Weapon skins added (for some characters).

Granblue Fantasy: Versus is available now for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam worldwide.

Watch a new set of trailers below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

Trailer #19 – New Main Quest Chapters: “A Chaotic Encounter”

With English Subtitles

Without English Subtitles

Trailer #20 – Belial

With English Subtitles

Without English Subtitles

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