Fans of NieR: Automata and Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising have a reason to celebrate, as the iconic android 2B will be joining the roster of the popular fighting game on February 20, 2024, as annouced at Frosty Faustings. 2B is the second character of the Character Pass 1 DLC, following Lucilius who launched on January 16.
2B is a powerful combatant who wields a large sword and a pod that can shoot projectiles. Her battle style is still being fine-tuned by the developers, so her gameplay footage will be released at a later date.
Why is she so popular?
2B is the main protagonist of NieR: Automata, a critically acclaimed action RPG that was released in 2017. She is an android soldier who fights against the machines that have invaded Earth, while also struggling with her own emotions and secrets. She is known for her elegant design, graceful combat skills, and tragic story.
2B has become a fan-favorite character among gamers and cosplayers, as well as a guest fighter in other games such as Soulcalibur VI and Final Fantasy XIV. Her inclusion in Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is a big deal for video game fans, as it introduces them to a new and unique franchise that has a lot of depth and personality with a familar face. It also shows the collaboration between two successful franchises that have a loyal fan base especially as the CEO of Cygames America was the Director of Soulcalibur VI in the hands of Motohiro Okubo.
Version 1.2 Additions
Alongside 2B, the version 1.2 update will also bring various improvements and additions to the game. One of the new features is the ability to equip weapon cutouts in online lobbies, which will allow players to customize their appearance with different weapons from the Granblue Fantasy universe. Additionally, the update will include a new costume for Zeta, named “Crimson Bomber”, which will be available as a Premium Battle Pass reward.
The Character Pass 1 DLC will also include four more characters that will be released throughout the year: Vane in April, Beatrix in May, and two unannounced characters in August and October. The DLC also comes with a bonus outfit for 2B that can be used in the original Granblue Fantasy mobile game. We can’t to see how she plays in February!