Guilty Gear -Strive-
|“||Our intent first and foremost in making this game is to create something entirely new, rather than a continuation of previous games. This includes our direction with the music and designs as well. The reason for changing the character designs is that it makes it clear at a single glance that this is a new series within the Guilty Gear franchise. We aren't using previous titles as a base when thinking about changing the characters' moves. We are redefining each character from the ground up for this new game.||„|
|~ Daisuke Ishiwatari on Developer Blog 2|
Nagoriyuki makes his debut in the Guilty Gear franchise. He is a vampiric samurai with heavy references to Guilty Gear's own Slayer as well as Japanese history and myth. He fights using two swords, a katana and a wakizashi.
Giovanna makes her debut in the Guilty Gear franchise. She is a rude but well meaning officer in a special forces unit tasked with protecting the President of the United States. She fights using a wolf spirit companion named Rei.
Anji Mito rejoins the cast. Originally from Guilty Gear X, he is a Japanese dancer who chases after That Man to unravel his secrets and sate his own curiosity. He fights using the Sacred Treasure, Zessen, a pair of fans that can manipulate the wind.
Season 1 DLC Characters
Goldlewis Dickinson makes his debut in the Guilty Gear franchise. He is the Secretary of Defense of the United States while also remaining an active-duty military officer. He fights using a coffin that houses what he claims to be a cryptid.
Jack-O' rejoins the cast. Originally from Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-, she is a Valentine-turned-human containing the dormant soul of Sol's lover, Aria. She fights using her familiar, Dopros, and by summoning servants to aid her in battle.
Happy Chaos makes his playable debut in the Guilty Gear franchise. Formerly known as The Original, he is the father of magic who absorbed I-No's other half and became warped in the process. He fights using the Celestial Gun, Moon Blade.
Baiken rejoins the cast. She is a one-armed, one-eyed samurai hellbent on taking revenge against That Man for the loss of her family during the Crusades. She fights using a katana and several concealed weapons hidden in her right sleeve.
Testament rejoins the cast. A Gear who was once responsible for reviving Justice, they regained their sense of self and sought redemption by protecting Dizzy. They fight using a scythe and familiars.
|Guilty Gear Series|
|Ver1.18||2022-06-10||Major balance patch, with universal changes to Roman Cancels, Psych Burst, Faultless Defense, Counter Hit slowdown for P and K normals, dash cancels for 5K and c.S, knockback on 2K and launch behavior on j.P and j.K.|
|Ver1.17||2022-04-29||Added Another Story for season pass owners.|
|Ver1.16||2022-03-28||Added Testament to the roster (same-day for season pass owners, March 31st for everyone else), added Digital Figure Mode, bug fixes.|
|Ver1.13||2022-01-28||Added Baiken to the roster (same-day for season pass owners, January 31st for everyone else), bug fixes.|
|Ver1.11||2021-11-30||Added Happy Chaos to the roster (same-day for season pass owners, December 3rd for everyone else), bug fixes.|
|Ver1.10||2021-10-15||Major balance patch, with universal changes to input buffers, air normals, throws, projectiles, Faultless Defense and Roman Cancels, as well as adjusting the start-up of characters' fastest normals.|
|Ver1.09||2021-08-27||Added Jack-O' to the roster (same-day for season pass owners, August 30th for everyone else), first major balance patch, bug fixes.|
|Ver1.07||2021-07-27||Added Goldlewis Dickinson to the roster (same-day for season pass owners, July 30th for everyone else), bug fixes.|
|Ver1.05||2021-06-29||Opening movie now plays on idle title screen, added Korean dub, added additional movies to Gallery Mode, bug fixes.|
|Ver1.02||2021-06-07||Day 1 update.|
|Ver1.01||2021-06-02||Included with Version 1.02.|