XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc. is pleased to announce that the long-awaited fighting game Granblue Fantasy: Versus will launch on March 3 in North America for the PlayStation4 computer entertainment system. A head-to-head fighter set in the world of Cygames’ hit mobile game Granblue Fantasy and developed by legendary fighting game studio ARC SYSTEM WORKS (Guilty Gear, BlazBlue), Granblue Fantasy: Versus will launch with multiple digital and physical versions tailored to the needs of series fans and newcomers alike. Special digital versions of Granblue Fantasy: Versus include the “Character Pass Set” and “Digital Deluxe” edition; and the physical “Premium Edition” and standalone retail version are now available for preorder on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers.
In Granblue Fantasy: Versus, power, skill, and spirit collide in a quest to find the true champion of the sky. Players can take on AI opponents or fight against human opponents in local or online two-player matches. Japan’s megahit RPG, Granblue Fantasy has topped the charts, charming players across the globe with a plethora of lovable characters and story-driven mechanics. Now, ARC SYSTEM WORKS and Cygames are teaming up to bring the universe to home console in an action-packed head-to-head fighter. Featuring a colorful cast of their most popular “crewmembers,” each with a unique fighting style that is easy to learn but hard to master, Granblue Fantasy: Versus will appeal to fans of Granblue lore and fighting games alike.
The game will also include an RPG mode that features an all-new, original story told through beautifully rendered cutscenes. Featuring deep action RPG gameplay, in this mode players take on waves of enemies and formidable Primal Beasts solo or by teaming up with a friend in local or online co-op. Along the way, they’ll develop their fighters with a comprehensive character and weapon upgrade system recognizable to all Granblue Fantasy fans. The mysterious “hooded figure” (a.k.a the “Chaos Bringer”) featured in Granblue Fantasy’s popular “What Makes the Sky Blue” series of events, was revealed at Granblue Fantasy Fes 2019 as the final boss for RPG mode. His true name will be revealed in the game.
All versions of Granblue Fantasy: Versus, including the physical and digital standard editions, will come with a download code granting items for the original Granblue Fantasy game on mobile and web browsers. The Color Pack bundle included in the premium physical and digital versions includes Color Pack Set 1, which contains 4 color patterns for the starting 11-character roster (some of this content will also be unlockable by completing certain requirements in the game), while Color Pack Set 2 and Color Pack Set 3 will each contain 5 additional color patterns for the same characters. For complete details on all editions of Granblue Fantasy: Versus, check out this XSEED Games news post as well as the handy chart below.
Chaos Bringer will be unlockable as a playable character by completing the RPG mode or by purchasing the season 1 DLC. The season 1 DLC will also include playable characters Narmaya, Soriz, Djeeta, and a fifth character to be revealed. More details on Chaos Bringer and the season 1 DLC can be found here.
Developed by Cygames and ARC SYSTEM WORKS and published in North America by XSEED Games, Granblue Fantasy: Versus will launch for the PS4 system on March 3 in North America. The standard physical and digital versions are priced at an MSRP of $59.99, the physical Premium Edition has an MSRP of $79.99 and the digital “Character Pass Set” and “Digital Deluxe” special editions will be available on the PlayStation Store for $79.99 and $99.99, respectively, at launch. This game has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.