Publisher Cygames and developer Arc System Works announced fighting game Granblue Fantasy: Versus for PlayStation 4 at Granblue Fantasy Fes 2018. It will launch in 2019 in both Japan and overseas.
Here is an overview of the game, via its official website:
Venture into the skies, where glory awaits!
A brand new fighting game from the developers of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, set in the world of Japan’s megahit RPG, Granblue Fantasy.
Featuring original gameplay tailor-made to appeal to both Granblue Fantasy and fighting game fans alike!
A new era of fighting games is born!
“I’ll cross these boundless skies, to the place you promised—I’ll find you no matter what, Dad.”
This hero’s adventure began when he received a letter from his father asking him to come to the Island of the Astrals, Estalucia. Now he travels the skies with his flying lizard-like buddy, Vyrn, and the mysterious blue-haired girl who saved his life by linking it with her own, Lyria.
Honest to a fault, he’ll come to the aid of anyone who needs his assistance. Although his swordplay is rough and self-taught, he possesses the power to overcome any obstacle—thanks in no small part to Lyria’s assistance.
“I wield this sword to protect those dear to me.
A former imperial knight that abandoned her post to protect Lyria.
When she was loyal to the empire, she was charged with guarding Lyria, but this changed when she caught wind of the twisted experiments that were being performed on the girl. This prompted her to orchestrate an escape for Lyria, the catalyst that began their sky-bound adventures with Gran. As skilled as she is logical, she is a compelling ally who lacks only a sense of direction—and any sort of talent for cooking.
“I shall show you why I was chosen to be captain of the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights!”
A Harvin knight who serves as captain of the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights.
Strict with herself, but kind to others, she’s earned the trust of all her comrades and possesses superlative martial skills. But she also has a childish side, evidenced by her love of the Little Skyfarer’s Lunch, a famed kid’s meal popular throughout the skydoms.
With gusto she swings the Claíomh Solais—a shining blade nearly the same size as its wielder—easily felling monsters that are ten times her size.
“I’ll guide my country with these twin blades!”
A dual-wielding master swordsman who serves as the captain of the Order of White Dragons of Feendrache Kingdom. If danger would rear its ugly head in the kingdom he so loves, he would risk both life and limb to see it defeated. Despite this, he can never seem to keep his room clean.
He rushes across the battlefield at blinding speed, a flurry of shining, crystalline slashes. Those who set eyes on this fighting style immediately recognize why he was made captain of his order.
“You’re going to admit defeat so soon? I’ve no use for untrained pets.”
An Erune girl who once resided on the Mist-Shrouded Isle. She became a spirit at the moment of her death. This grim transformation occurred while she was waiting for her frail sister to return home, a period that had lasted well past her death. At Gran and Lyria’s behest, she sets out on a journey to discover the whereabouts of her now-grown sibling. In addition to the crack of her whip, she fights with the faithful bite of her ghostly pets, overwhelming her opponents with phantasmagoric assaults.
- Platform: PlayStation 4
- Genre: Fighting
- Players: 1 to 2
- Network Play: Supported
- Price: TBD
- Release Date: 2019 (planned)
- Developer: Arc System Works
Watch the announcement trailer below, featuring the theme song “Platinum Sky” by Stella Magna. View the first screenshots at the gallery.