Niche Gamer Plays is an ongoing video preview series where our staff take an in-depth and yet concise look at classic, current, and upcoming games across all current gaming platforms.
We had the chance to do an extended hands-on preview for Granblue Fantasy: Versus at this year’s E3.
Featured above, you can view our preview for the game – which clocks in at roughly 15 minutes. Expect a print version of the preview shortly.
Here’s a rundown on the game:
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.
Developed by Cygames and Arc System Works and published in North America by XSEED Games, Granblue Fantasy: Versus is in development on the PS4 system for launch in 2019 for Japanese version, and the launch date for the North American version from XSEED Games to be announced later. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus is coming west for PlayStation 4, although a release window hasn’t been announced.