GameSpot have revealed new gameplay for Arc System Works’ Guilty Gear -Strive-; along with revealing Ky Kiske has a Dragon Install.
The gameplay footage comes via GameSpot, and of note Ky Kiske’s Dragon Install. This is an ability that until now only Sol Badguy had shown.
In short, Sol Badguy’s Dragon Install is a special attack (Overdrive) that increases his speed and attack power, and alters the properties of some of this moves. As a Gear (an artificial magical creature), Sol uses Dragon Install when desperate; no longer holding back and letting his powers loose.
However, Ky is human. During the events of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Ky shows a red left eye after being seriously injured. This may be due to his Gear-Human hybrid wife Dizzy. The pair also had a child, Sin Kiske. Ky used to be a member of the Sacred Order of Holy Knights; a group established to battle the Gears in the Crusades.
The new gameplay footage also shows new moves for Sol Badguy, Zato, Nagoriyuki, and Axl Low.
You can find the gameplay footage (via GameSpot) below.
You can find the abridged rundown (via the official website) below.
“Guilty Gear -Strive-“ is the latest entry in the critically acclaimed Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works, “Guilty Gear -Strive-“ upholds the series’ reputation for a high octane soundtrack, groundbreaking hybrid 2D/3D cell-shaded graphics and intense, rewarding gameplay.
The fate of the universe will be determined…
Head into the final confrontation with That Man, the person responsible for all the destruction and damage to the world and its inhabitants. Join Sol Badguy, his rival Ky Kiske, and a total starting roster of 15 unique characters as they face the astonishing conclusion to a story 20 YEARS IN THE MAKING!
A Sensory BLAST for Your Eyes and Ears
Rock out to the thrashing tracks laid down by series creator and music composer, Daisuke Ishiwatari! Bang your head and beat your opponent to the killer soundtrack while being blown away by the most stunning and dynamic 3D cell-shaded visuals produced to date!
New Revolution in Fighting Games!
Guilty Gear -Strive- brings a number of new and innovative gameplay mechanics designed to allow players new to the series to quickly learn the fundamentals while maintaining the deep, creative gameplay Guilty Gear is praised for. New additions to the series such as a wall-breaking mechanic will allow for new and exciting approaches to battle.
Innovative Rollback Netcode
Guilty Gear -Strive- will incorporate all-new rollback network code to ensure that online players from across the globe can seamlessly and fluidly battle each other.
Guilty Gear -Strive- launches April 9th, 2021 on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.