- Aug 25, 2020
Arc System Works announced that its upcoming fighting game, Guilty Gear Strive, has been delayed to 2021. The newest Guilty Gear fighting game was originally scheduled to be released later this year, but the developers announced on Twitter that this is no longer the case. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/11/17/6-minutes-of-direct-feed-guilty-gear-2020-gameplay"] Guilty Gear Strive producer Takeshi Yamanaka announced the delay in a tweet from the official Arc System Works Twitter account. Yamanaka cited the impact caused by COVID-19 as a reason for the delay.
Guilty Gear Strive was announced in 2019. Rather than a sequel to Guilty Gear Xrd, Guilty Gear Strive was billed as a reboot for the franchise. The roster of announced characters currently includes Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, May, Faust, Potemkin, Chipp Zanuff, Zato-1, Millia Rage, Axl Low. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.“While our company’s staff and our business partners are putting in a sincere effort in dealing with the changes due to the spread of COVID-19, every aspect of our development schedule has faced delays. In addition, we have decided to set up a schedule to further improve the quality of the game responding to everyone’s help and feedback from the recent closed beta test.”