Arc System Works is partnering up with Bandai Namco Entertainment to bring Guilty Gear -Strive- to the Middle East and Asia as it is currently scheduled for a PlayStation 4 release in the Autumn (September onwards) of 2020.
-Strive- is the seventh game in the long running fighting game franchise that is a staple at Evo tournaments on a yearly basis. Bringing with it new gameplay and an updated graphical design, Arc System Works will also be holding a closed beta test that will run from April 16-19 and will feature playable characters like Sol, Ky, Chipp, Axl Potemkin, May, and Faust.
Daisuke Ishiwatari was excited about the partnership and had this to say:
“We are pleased to announce that BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT will be distributing the latest title in the Guilty Gear series, “Guilty Gear -Strive-“. I am surprised that the chit-chat I have exchanged with Harada-san a few years ago has come to fruition.”
“I wish this partnership will bring new joy to more users in Europe and Asia.. We are working hard with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment to get people in Europe and Asia to play Guilty Gear more than ever before. Please look forward to it!”
Katsuhiro Harada, Mr. Tekken himself, is also pleased about the news and is more than happy to be partnering up with Arc for -Strive-.
“I have always been thinking that it would be great to partner with Arc System Works, and I’m happy we were able to push this forward. We wish to further enhance and promote the fighting game community together.”
“The continued collaboration between the two means we can bring more exciting games to every dojo around the world!”