In a dazzling display at the Granblue Fantasy Festival in Tokyo, Cygames made waves with a slew of announcements that have the Granblue Fantasy Versus community buzzing.
Kicking off the festivities on Friday Morning, Cygames revealed the lineup for the Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising downloadable content Character Pass 1. The star-studded roster includes 2B from NieR: Automata, Vane, and Beatrix. What’s more, the highly anticipated Lucilius is set to make his debut alongside the game’s version 1.10 update on January 16, 2024.
Fans can mark their calendars for a thrilling release schedule: 2B is scheduled to grace the game in late February, with Vane following suit in April and Beatrix bringing her prowess to the arena in May. The final two characters, yet to be unveiled, will hit the scene in August and October, promising a year packed with exciting additions to keep the adrenaline pumping.
All this excitement comes hot on the heels of the game’s release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Steam, igniting enthusiasm among players who are eager to dive into the action-packed months ahead.
New Lobby Avatars and Tie-in Treats
As if the character reveals weren’t enough, Cygames is treating players to a vibrant array of new lobby avatars. Notably, the skilled Grand Bruise player Yukichi (Mitsuhiro Ichiki) has been immortalized in the game as a playable Lobby Avatar. Now you can walk the lobby as Yukichi, adding a personal touch to your Granblue Fantasy Versus experience.
But the surprises don’t end there—more tie-in avatars inspired by other popular Cygames Series are on the horizon.
Lucilius Takes Center Stage
Lucilius, the enigmatic figure who previously served as both the first and final boss in Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising’s Part 3 Story Mode, is stepping into the arena as a playable character. His dual-sword mastery allows him to manipulate blade levels, reducing cooldowns and dominating opponent space. Prepare for an unparalleled gameplay experience as Lucilius brings his formidable skills to the battle.
2B Joins the Fray – Again!
In an unexpected twist, 2B from NieR: Automata makes her mark on Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising, making this the second fighting game to feature the iconic protagonist. Armed with her dual swords and trusty Pod 042, 2B boasts a versatile midrange playstyle, incorporating signature elements from NieR, including her evasive dodge mechanic.
Vane and Beatrix Complete the Set
Completing the character lineup for the Dragon Knights and Society, Vane and Beatrix make their grand entrance as playable characters. Fans of these groups can finally experience the full spectrum of their respective arsenals, adding depth and variety to the game, leaving players eager to explore the unique playstyles of Vane and Beatrix.
Version 1.10 and Beyond
With Lucilius’s arrival on January 16, 2024, Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising will receive a host of updates and additions. A brand-new stage, Feendrache, will grace the battlefield, accompanied by new in-game features and an online lobby update. Brace yourselves for a plethora of content, including a new Grand Bruise! game mode, a new online lobby minigame, a bonus story, and a new game mode, all rolling out from April to October.
As the Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising community eagerly anticipates Version 1.10 and the roadmap beyond, it’s clear that Cygames is committed to delivering an unforgettable gaming experience. The stage is set, the characters are in position, and the excitement is palpable—Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising is primed to be an epic journey for casual fighting game fans. Get ready to unleash your inner warrior and join the fray in this thrilling universe of fantasy and combat.
As the Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising adventure unfolds, the future promises an exhilarating journey filled with new characters, stages, and game modes. With Lucilius leading the charge on January 16th, and 2B, Vane, and Beatrix following suit, the stage is set for an action-packed year. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a casual fan, the Granblue Fantasy Festival has undoubtedly stoked the flames of excitement.
Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is available now for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam.