During a special live stream presentation from the Guilty Gear developers, we got a look at the next new fighter for Guilty Gear -STRIVE-. Giovanna joins the roster as a brand new character, bringing her canine companion in the fight. In just a short period of time, she’s already captured hearts of fans all over. Many are happy to see you can pet her companion, and her theme has also garnered praise. This trailer also confirms that there will be a total of 15 characters in the game when it launches.
Aside from the introduction of Giovanna, this trailer also teases Anji, a returning fighter that hasn’t been playable since 2012’s Guilty Gear XX Λ Core Plus R. We’ll likely see Anji in the next trailer, which is scheduled for January 1st, 2021. With Giovanna has the 13th fighter, we can assume that Anji may be the 14th, unless he ends up being DLC. That means we will see one more character reveal for the initial launch.
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- is set to launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC on April 9th, 2021. A Deluxe and Ultimate Edition will release three days earlier on April 6th, 2021.