I-No Confirmed for Guilty Gear -Strive-; Initial Roster Features 15 Characters

Guilty Gear Strive I-No

Arc System Works have announced during the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable #2 that I-No will be coming to Guilty Gear -Strive-.

First appearing as the boss of Guilty Gear XX, she is a servant of That Man. Sadistic and manipulative, she was born of the world’s hopes resting on the Backyard dimension (where magic comes from) during the Crusades. However, the dimension itself felt this would destroy the world, and sealed it into a human body.

While I-No doesn’t know her true nature, she is a guitar playing time-traveler who is only out for herself. Even helping That Man is part of her scheme for the “tomorrow” she wants. I-No is the 15th and final character in the game’s initial roster.

You can find the I-No announcement trailer below.


In case you missed it, we also covered past trailers for Leo Whitefang and NagoriyukiSol Badguy, Ky KiskeMayAxl LowChipp Zanuff, PotemkinFaustMillia Rage, Zato-1Ramlethal Valentine, Giovanna, and Anji Mito. In recent news, Arc System Works announced they are extending the upcoming open beta test period.

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.



Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.