Get ready to rock Heaven or Hell one more time as the Open Beta for the highly anticipated latest entry in the Guilty Gear fighting game series will begin on February 19, 2021 4:00 AM CET (11AM Philippines) and will run until February 21, 2021 3:00 PM CET (10PM Philippines).
Those who preordered on the PlayStation 4 or 5 will get access a day earlier.
The Guilty Gear -Strive- Open Beta will have VS (CPU or Human opponents), Tutorial, Training, and Network modes. 13 playable characters will also be available to use including: Sol-Badguy, Ky-Kiske, May, Axl-Low, Chipp-Zanuff, Potemkin, Faust, Millia-Rage, Zato-1One, Ramlethal-Valentine, Leo-Whitefang, and newcomers Nagoriyuki and Giovanna. Unfortunately, Anji-Mito and the unrevealed 15th playable character will not be available in the Open Beta.
Additionally, Arc System Works has released gameplay videos of Guilty Gear -Strive- in action with some of the cast strutting their stuff:
Ky-Kiske vs Giovanna
Sol-Badguy vs Nagoriyuki
Axl-Low vs Ramlethal-Valentine
The contents of the Open Beta may vary from the Final release and saved data from the former cannot be carried over to the latter. Also, an internet connection is required to play all modes, including offline, but for PlayStation users a PS Plus subscription is not required to play online multiplayer.
Guilty Gear -Strive- will be coming out on April 9, 2021 for the PC and PlayStation 4|5, with the PlayStation 4 version offering a free upgrade to next-generation.