Guilty Gear Strive from Arc System Works had its final Season Pass 1 character released alongside the confirmation of crossplay and Season Pass 2 at the Arc Revo America Finals 2021. We featured Guilty Gear Strive as one of the best games of 2021 and one of the best soundtracks of 2021. Today, Arc System Works released the second Season Pass 2 character with Sin Kiske. Sin arrives alongside a new update. The Guilty Gear Strive version 1.23 update patch notes include support for the new character and more. The download size is about 400MB on PS5. Watch the Sin Kiske trailer below:
Guilty Gear Strive version 1.23 update patch notes
- Added data of the various downloadable content.
- Improved overall game stability.
General / Game Modes
・Added Sin Kiske as a playable character.
*The character will be available after purchasing the “GGST Season Pass 2” or “Sin Kiske” DLC items, both to be released on November 24.
・Added Sin Kiske’s theme, “The Hourglass.”
*Sin Kiske must be selectable in order to use the BGM.
・Added avatar items for Sin Kiske.
*The new avatar items can be obtained via “fishing.”
・Added the following BGM to Gallery Mode:
“Ride on Time” (Sin’s theme from Guilty Gear: Overture)
“Communication” (Sin VS Ky theme from Guilty Gear: Overture)
“Just do it” (Sin’s theme from Guilty Gear Xrd)
The new BGM will be available in each mode after obtaining them via “fishing.”
・Fixed a bug in the Steam version that caused an error when selecting “Network” mode while not connected to the network.
・Fixed a bug in the Steam version that caused errors sometimes when multiple input devices were connected simultaneously.
・Fixed a bug in the Steam version where under certain conditions some letters could not be input via keyboard.
・Fixed a bug in the Steam version where changed button settings would not be applied for certain functions in the menu while spectating a match.
・Fixed a bug in the Steam version where a match could be continued after a disconnection when the connection was lost by a specific procedure.
・Fixed a bug in the Steam version that caused errors when selecting View List of Replay or Search options in the Replay Theater while not connected to the network.
Digital Figure Mode
・Added items related to Bridget.
The new digital figure items will be available after obtaining them via “fishing.”
・Fixed a bug with Gamma Blade that would disrupt the match when it hits during the Wall Break sequence.
・Fixed minor bugs.
・Fixed typographical errors in some of the text.
Guilty Gear Strive Xbox release date
Guilty Gear Strive is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S in 2023. It will also be in Xbox Game Pass.
It is going to be interesting to see who the remaining two characters are for Guilty Gear Strive Season Pass 2. There are many potential great options for the game. Hopefully it also gets Season Pass 3 in the future as the game ships on Xbox and has full cross play in 2023.
Guilty Gear Strive is out now on PS5, PS4, and Steam. Read my PS5 review here and platform comparison here.