Guilty Gear Strive CEO Daisuke Ishiwatari and Development Director Akira Catano recently sat down for an interview with 4Gamer, in which they talked at length about the title, which should be dropped next week.
Many topics were covered in the discussion, but our ears were especially excited during a conversation about the DLC characters planned for the first season of Strive. We know that five are about to join the starting lineup of 1
4Gamer asks the two directors what the DLC release deadline might be and who might come. Their responses are expected to be weak, but Ishivatari has made an interesting contribution.
“We can’t display specific character names until release, but we plan to provide release windows,” Catano said. “All five characters have already been taken, so we’d like to show them to you as soon as possible.”
“Of the five, there will be at least one brand new character,” Ishivatari added.
Strive is already welcoming two unprecedented fighters in the combination, as Giovanna, a special operations agent who defends the President of the United States and is accompanied by a wolf spirit named Ray, and Nagoriyuki, a vampire samurai, debut in GG.
4Gamer is also interested in how the development team landed on these two new additions, ask the concepts that gave birth to Nagoriyuki and Giovanna.
“Nagoriyuki’s visuals were created with an accent like a story. It just popped up in my head and I painted it that way. The brush wouldn’t stop moving,” Ishiwatari replied.
“Conversely, we had a lot of problems with Giovanna. As a secret service agent defending the president, we couldn’t make her design too extravagant, and she ended up ending up with a character who wasn’t much to blame for “Gear.” Seeing her get high in the popularity polls was something as a happy accident. “
Guilty Gear Strive is due out on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC on June 11th. Check back often here at EventHubs for more developer discussions, game coverage, and more as Guilty Gear’s next exciting chapter unfolds.
Many thanks to Nick “MajinTenshinhan” Taylor for translating the Japanese interview into English.