Guilty Gear -Strive- Open Beta Test Extended Two Days to February 23

Guilty Gear -Strive-

Arc System Works have announced they are extending the open beta test for upcoming fighting game Guilty Gear -Strive-.

While previously announced to run from February 18th at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET) until February 21st at 6:59 a.m. PT (9:59 a.m. ET), Arc System Works now state the open Beta will last until February 23rd at 6:59 a.m. PT (9:59 a.m. ET). This would suggest interest in the beta has been high.

The open beta will run on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5; with those who pre-order the game getting access a day early. The open beta data can only be downloaded until February 21st- at the original closing date.

As previously reported, the open beta will include 13 playable characters (bar Anji Mito), Training, Tutorial, Versus, Network Play, and online matches with rollback netcode.

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.

Image: Guilty Gear -Strive- official website



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