Arc System Works will release a large-scale balance update for Guilty Gear: Strive on June 10, which includes balance tuning for all characters, changes to overall game mechanics, and control improvements, the company announced.
Arc System Works will also release a “Starter Edition 2022” version of Guilty Gear: Strive for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in Japan on August 9, which includes the base game and Season Pass 1 content.
The Guilty Gear: Strive original soundtrack “Necessary Discrepancy” will also launch on May 27.
Get the details below.
Impending Large-Scale Balance Update
Arc System Works will release a large-scale balance update for Guilty Gear: Strive on June 10, which includes:
- Balance tuning for the entire cast.
- Changes to overall game mechanics to transform the gameplay.
- Improvements to controls.
Starter Edition 2022
Arc System Works will release Guilty Gear: Strive Starter Edition 2022 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on August 9 in Japan for 5,980 yen.
The package includes:
- Guilty Gear: Strive base game
- Guilty Gear: Strive Season Pass 1
- Additional Colors
- Additional Character #1: Goldlewis Dickinson
- Additional Character #2: Jack-O’
- Additional Character #3: Happy Chaos
- Additional Character #4: Baiken
- Additional Character #5: Testament
- Additional Stage: Lap of the Kami
- Additional Stage: White House Reborn
- Additional Another Story
Cross-Play Beta Test
The cross-play beta test for Guilty Gear: Strive, which enables cross-platform online battles between PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC players, will be held this summer.
Further details will be announced via the official Guilty Gear Twitter account and website.
Guilty Gear: Strive Original Soundtrack: “Necessary Discrepancy”
The Guilty Gear: Strive original soundtrack “Necessary Discrepancy,” which was sold early exclusively at Tower Records in March, will launch via general sale and various music distribution stores on May 27.
It includes a total of 25 songs across two discs, including the 24 vocal songs up to Season Pass 1, as well as the Season 2 theme song. The booklet also includes both the English lyrics and Japanese translations.
- General Sale: Arc System Works Official E-Commerce Website
- Distribution Stores: Major music distributors such as Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music, Spotify, Steam Music, etc.
Guilty Gear: Strive first launched for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam on June 11, 2021.
Watch a trailer for the Starter Edition 2022 below.