Guilty Gear: Strive DLC character Testament announced, Season 2 confirmed

Guilty Gear: Strive DLC character Testament

Publisher and developer Arc System Works has announced Guilty Gear: Strive DLC character Testament, the latest post-launch character for the fighter.

Guilty Gear: Strive DLC character Testament is launching for the game on March 28th for Season Pass 1 owners, and on March 21st as a standalone purchase for everyone else.

The developer also confirmed some new Guilty Gear: Strive game content and features:

  • White House Reborn – Introducing a new battle stage, White House Reborn… The additional battle stage White House Reborn, as the name implies, features the Presidential Residence of the United States. It serves as a key stage in the Story Mode, and suffers major damage during the story’s events. It is currently under the process of reconstruction, and has already been restored to its position as the center of the government. Season Pass 1 owners will gain access to the stage after the update patch on March 28, while Individual purchase ($1.99) for the PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 5 versions begins on March 31 and Steam version on March 28.
  • Digital Figure Mode – An all-new mode bringing endless creative possibilities, where players can create their own unique scene by placing characters, furniture, effects, and more. You can even adjust the characters’ expressions, camera angles, filters, and more, as well as share creations with other players online. Digital Figure Mode will be available for play after maintenance on March 28.
  • “Another Story” Release – Bringing new missions for players, and the final item in the Guilty Gear -Strive- Season Pass 1. “Another Story” shows an alternate perspective on the game’s lore, highlighting many characters who did not make an appearance in the main story. “Another Story” is planned for release at the end of April.

Lastly, Arc System Works also confirmed Season 2 for Guilty Gear: Strive, which they’ve teased will include four more new playable characters, as well as cross-platform play between PC, PS4, and PS5. The team is also prepping up further updates to strengthen and stabilize online play.

Here’s the new character trailer:

English version

Japanese version

Here’s a rundown on the new character:

Crimson scythe swaying in an enchanting dance

Elegant Grim Reaper

Testament was once human, before being surgically modified into a Gear.

Under the control of the Conclave, they worked to revive Justice.
After the events of the Second Holy Order Selection Tournament, however, they regained their sense of self.
Feeling guilty, they hid in the Forest of Demons, before resolving to protect the half-Gear Dizzy from the humans who pursued her.
Although this began as a way to atone for their sins, it ended up bringing back their human sensibility.

They now live with the elderly couple who once took care of Dizzy.
This new life has brought them peace of mind, and they now enjoy their share of happiness.

In case you missed it, previously announced and released post-launch downloadable characters for Guilty Gear: Strive include Baiken, Happy Chaos and Jack-O.

Guilty Gear: Strive is available on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.



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