After previously announcing a delay for Guilty Gear Strive on PS4, PS5, and Steam, Arc System Works has revealed a new Guilty Gear Strive open beta for PS4 and PS5. The second Guilty Gear Strive open beta will be available for download in early May before it goes live on PlayStation platforms a few days after. Check out my impressions of the previous Guilty Gear Strive open beta on both PS5 and PS4 Pro here. The new Guilty Gear Strive open beta features an English voice option, I-No, and more. Full changes from the first open beta are here. Watch the Guilty Gear Strive Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable #2 trailer showcasing I-No’s new look below:
Guilty Gear Strive open beta May 2021 game modes
- Versus – Play against the CPU or another player.
- Tutorial – Learn the basics of gameplay.
- Training – Practice with custom settings.
- Network – Play against others from across the globe. Player Matches (player created rooms) will not be available during the beta test.
Guilty Gear Strive open beta May 2021 download
The Guilty Gear Strive second open beta download will be available from May 7.
Guilty Gear Strive open beta May 2021 start and end date
It will be playable from May 13 to May 16. Previous Guilty Gear Strive open beta client will be updated to this new one.
Guilty Gear Strive open beta PlayStation plus and cross play
The new Guilty Gear Strive open beta does not require PlayStation Plus but it has cross play between PS4 and PS5. It is an online-only beta even for the offline modes. You need to be connected to the internet to play.
Guilty Gear Strive base roster
The Guilty Gear Strive base roster includes 15 playable characters. This includes
- Sol Badguy
- Ky Kiske
- Axl Low
- Chipp Zanuff
- Millia Rage
- Ramlethal Valentine
- Leo Whitefang
- Anji Mito
Guilty Gear Strive Season Pass 1 contents and price
Guilty Gear Strive Season Pass 1 includes five playable characters, five additional character colours, two stages, and additional story content. The pass will be priced at $29.99 on release.
Will Guilty Gear Strive release in India on PS5 and PS4 physically?
While it will release digitally with the pricing above, it is unclear whether the game will see a retail release in India despite Bandai Namco Entertainment having an official distributor in the country. E-xpress Interactive has skipped bringing certain Bandai Namco Entertainment games in the past like Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, and more.
Guilty Gear Strive releases on June 11, 2021 for PS5, PS4, and Steam.