Great news for everyone who wasn’t completely sure if Granblue Fantasy: Versus would make it to North America. It’s definitely coming!
According to XSEED Games, they are now handling the publishing duties and the game will be made available in the West. Currently, there isn’t any release date or pricing for Granblue Fantasy: Versus.
However, they did mention that till be a playable demo at E3 2019 that will feature 5 playable characters; Gran, Katalina, Charlotta, Lancelot, and Ferry. Likely this will be the same as the recent closed beta that I didn’t get access to.
All of which is great news for everyone who’s excited for the upcoming fighter. Can’t wait to see the footage that will make its way out of E3 2019.
Check out the full press release below:
XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced it will publish Granblue Fantasy: Versus, a new fighting game from the developers of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, in North America for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Set in the world of Granblue Fantasy, the hit Japanese mobile RPG developed by Cygames with more than 20 million players, the fighting game is designed to appeal to both Granblue Fantasy and fighting game fans alike.
In Granblue Fantasy: Versus, power, skill, and spirit collide in a quest to find the true champion of the ring. Players can take on AI opponents or fight against human opponents in local or online two-player matches. Five characters will be available in the playable demo, starting with Gran, the protagonist of Granblue Fantasy, who travels the skies with his winged companion Vyrn and a mysterious girl, Lyria, who saved his life. Other characters include Katalina, an ex-imperial knight sworn to protect those she holds dear; Charlotta, the virtuous captain of the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights; Lancelot, a dual-wielding master swordsman; and lastly, Ferry, a ghost with a whip and spectral pets.
“Granblue Fantasy: Versus combines great fighting gameplay with outstanding anime-style characters and stories, and we’re excited to give North American players a fresh opportunity to test their fighting skills,” said Ken Berry, Executive Vice President of XSEED Games. “While this is a title of paramount interest to the many fans of the Granblue Fantasy universe, the game has something to offer for both casual and serious fighting game enthusiasts.”
Granblue Fantasy: Versus is being developed by Cygames and ARC SYSTEM WORKS. In conjunction with the announcement, the title will be shown off at the XSEED Games Booth, #4700, during E3 2019 in Los Angeles from June 11–13.
“We are working hard to bring our new fighting game set in the rich world of Granblue Fantasy to players in North America,” said Yuito Kimura, Executive Director of Cygames, Inc. “We look forward to sharing more about our vision at E3 2019.”