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I-No revealed for Guilty Gear Strive

At long last, Guilty Gear Strive's 15th and final launch character has been revealed. I-No the time-travelling musician will be a playable character in Guilty Gear Strive.

This means that Guilty Gear Strive's launch roster will be Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, May, Axl Low, Potemkin, Faust, Chipp Zanuff, Millia Rage, Zato-1, Leo Whitefang, Nagoriyuki, Giovanna, Ramlethal Valentine, Anji Mito and I-No.

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Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable stream begins at 9 p.m. PST / 12 a.m. EST

The second Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable stream is scheduled to begin tonight at 9 p.m. PST / 12 a.m. EST. We're expecting a few reveals to be dropped during the big presentation.

Tonight's stream is being attended by Bandai Namco, Capcom, SNK, Arc System Works and Arika. Though Koei Tecmo was present for the first Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable, they will not have a presence tonight.

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Guilty Gear Strive beta extended to February 23 6:59 a.m. PST

The Guilty Gear Strive beta was originally intended to go on until February 21. However, many players have reported that they haven't really had an opportunity to try the beta due to server issues. There have been long periods of time in which the beta was unavailable when it was supposed to be playable.

To address this, Arc System Works has announced that they'll be extending the Guilty Gear Strive beta for all players. This beta is now scheduled to end on February 23 at 6:59 a.m. PST.

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Guilty Gear Strive's final launch character set to be revealed later today

While most players are focused in on playing Guilty Gear Strive's open beta before it ends this weekend, there's still another piece of excitement for fans to look forward to.

Arc System Works has confirmed that they will be revealing the final character of Strive's base roster tonight during the second Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable stream.

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This silly Giovanna infinite combo in Guilty Gear Strive needs to be taken out of the game by launch day

You already kind of don't want infinite combos in your fighting games, but you especially don't want infinite combos that are made up of simple, two-attack loops that achieve nothing except to put a hard stop on the action.

That's, unfortunately, exactly what the Guilty Gear Strive community has discovered in the game's latest beta with franchise newcomer Giovanna.

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Arc System Works looking into compensation options for players following Guilty Gear Strive beta issues

Guilty Gear Strive is currently running an open beta that fans have been excited to hop into. On Tuesday of this week, a select assortment of players were given the chance to access the beta early, and the test kicked off with positive impressions praising the gameplay and the game's new rollback netcode.

Unfortunately, things have since soured as the past couple of days have seen unexpected server drops and periods of time where players were unable to get into the beta despite it being a time where it was supposed to be live. Arc System Works has been sharing updates and statements on the matter, and in a recent tweet the company stated that they are currently looking into compensation options for players who have been experiencing these beta server issues.

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Here's everything you need to know about Guilty Gear Strive's open beta

Update: The open beta period for Guilty Gear Strive is now available for all players on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The download requires around 11 GB of space on the PS4.

Mankind knew that they cannot wait any longer to try out Guilty Gear Strive's rollback netcode, so instead of hiding it from the world, Arc System Works is about to open the floodgates to pretty much all who wish to play.

The public open beta for Guilty Gear Strive is scheduled to go live in just a few short hours, so we've compiled everything you need to know to get started before jumping into online matches from when servers will be available to character guides and how the gameplay is going to flow.

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Update: Guilty Gear Strive's beta servers appear to be live once again

Update: Arc System Works has confirmed their servers are operational once again. Original Story follows.

Many moons have come and gone as we've awaited the arrival of Guilty Gear Strive's open beta, but it seems to have run into a bit of a snag at the moment.

Players with pre-order or early access to the beta version of the highly-anticipated fighting game began reporting that the game's servers unexpectedly closed without warning, and now Arc System Works has responded to the issue.

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How intensely and in what ways will V-Shift evolve Street Fighter 5's gameplay? Plus the good and the bad of Guilty Gear Strive's latest beta

There's a major update coming to Street Fighter 5 next Monday as Season 5 kicks off, and now that we've had nearly a week to rewatch and consider the V-Shift footage we saw during the Winter Update, the team here has a few excited, confused, and concerned speculations when it comes to this brand new mechanic.

Two of us here at EventHubs, DreamKing and MajinTenshinhan, got to spend some time with the Guilty Gear Strive beta already, and they both join this week's broadcast to talk about their experiences with it.

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Guilty Gear Strive's new beta commits a fighting game sin that will make it tougher for newcomers to make a graceful entrance

Though Guilty Gear Strive's open beta is scheduled to go live for everyone on February 18, some players have been able get their hands on it early through select codes being sent out to them. We here at EventHubs were among those who were given the opportunity to participate in the beta early, so we have been taking time to jump into the preselected periods of time when the servers are online to experience all that it holds.

As someone who is familiar with the Guilty Gear series, but has not actively dove into the intricacies of how it all works, I was excited to hear that Strive's new beta would feature a tutorial mode that would help introduce newcomers (and me) to the game's mechanics and battle system. Unfortunately, Guilty Gear Strive's beta tutorial is incredibly bare bones, committing a sin that fighting games here in 2021 really shouldn't be doing.

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Guilty Gear Strive beta's rollback netcode universally praised, no lag between Japan and the U.S. — Here are early FGC impressions of the beta

Although the Guilty Gear Strive public beta will go live tomorrow for those that pre-ordered the game, select members of the fighting game community have been given early access.

We've gathered some impressions from Supernoon, PG|HookGangGod, EG|SonicFox, Jiyuna, PG|Tyrant, thaGaGaGuy and Jebailey.

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Guilty Gear Strive showcases changes to Roman Cancel system and other mechanics, professional players and streamers gain early access to beta

The long-awaited week has finally come for Guilty Gear Strive's open beta, and Arc System Works has been catching people up on how to play all of the characters present inside of it to this point.

Now, they've released the final starter guide going over the basic mechanics and systems available in Strive, including the new Roman Cancel, as professional players and streamers were given access to the beta early to showcase the fighting game in action.

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New high level Guilty Gear Strive footage for every character that will be playable in the beta

The 13 characters that will be playable in Guilty Gear Strive's upcoming beta are Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, May, Axl Low, Potemkin, Faust, Chipp Zanuff, Millia Rage, Zato-1, Leo Whitefang, Nagoriyuki, Giovanna and Ramlethal Valentine. Unfortunately, Anji Mito and the mysterious 15th character will be unavailable during the beta period that is scheduled to take place starting on February 18 and ending February 21. Those that pre-ordered the game will get access starting on February 17.

IGN recently uploaded a 25 minute video that showcases eight different match ups for Guilty Gear Strive. All 14 characters that will be in the beta are featured in the video.

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Giovanna's Guilty Gear Strive starter guide details her most crucial attacks and shows why you don't want her up in your face

As the April 9 release date for the highly anticipated Guilty Gear Strive draws closer and closer, the team at Arc System Works has been helping to pass the time with starter guides for the game's characters, and has most recently shared a showcase for franchise newcomer Giovanna.

The Brazilian beauty has been described as an entry-level character (implying she'll be relatively easier for new players to pick up) as well as a rush down style fighter. Based on what we're seeing in this video, it looks as though Gio will threaten from just outside poking range with forward-moving attacks that let her in, and once she gets up close, she's going to bring the pain.

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Nagoriyuki isn't the romantic vampire type like Slayer but the Guilty Gear Strive newcomer loves blood so much that it can kill him

Nagoriyuki was one of the first characters Arc System Works showed for Guilty Gear Strive, but his identity and fighting style would remain a mystery for an entire year after.

Now, we all finally get the chance to see just how the giant samurai vampire does real battle in his starter guide video displaying all of his special moves and unique Blood gauge.

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Arc System Works really gave Leo a dunking command grab in Guilty Gear Strive to make blocking him even scarier than it already was before

Anyone who's fought against a strong Leo player in Guilty Gear Xrd probably still wakes up sweating at night about which way to try and block the wild beast of a king, and the developers are apparently doubling down on that part of his gameplay.

Arc System Works have now released the starter guide for Leo Whitefang as he'll appear in Guilty Gear Strive, and they seemingly made his back turn stance even better than it was in the previous game.

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Ramlethal plays like an almost entirely different character in Guilty Gear Strive

Ramlethal Valentine was one of the most popular newcomers to join Guilty Gear Xrd's roster, so it wasn't surprising to see her return in Guilty Gear Strive though previous muscle memory probably won't do you much good if you used to play her.

Arc System Works has now released the official starter guide for Ramlethal as she'll appear in Strive, and what's striking about it is just how much is different about her compared to her debut to the series.

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