‘Guilty Gear Strive’ sells over half a million copies in just over a month

The stylish fighter is more than a pretty face

Arc System Works‘ latest game Guilty Gear Strive has sold over 500,000 copies since its release last month.

To celebrate the milestone, Arc System Works has announced that it will be revealing the first DLC fighter at 2am BST on July 21. This fighter will be the first of five included in the Season 1 pass.

Also included in the pass are two new stages and “another story”. The season pass costs £24.99 on Steam, and it is included in the deluxe edition for £69.99. The standard edition costs £54.99

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Guilty Gear Strive was released for PS4, PS5, and PC on June 11. It had surpassed 300,000 units sold by June 15. The fighting game is the latest in a long-running series that was first released on PS1 in 1998.

The Steam page for Guilty Gear Strive describes the game as:
“the latest entry in the critically acclaimed Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works, Guilty Gear -Strive- upholds the series’ reputation for a high octane soundtrack, groundbreaking hybrid 2D/3D cell-shaded graphics and intense, rewarding gameplay.”

Strive features 15 unique characters and provides the conclusions to the story developed over the past 20 years. Series creator and music composer Daisuke Ishiwatari has created the soundtrack to back this stylish fighting game.

Strive also “brings a number of new and innovative game play mechanics designed to allow players new to the series to quickly learn the fundamentals while maintaining the deep, creative gameplay Guilty Gear is praised for. New additions to the series such as a wall-breaking mechanic will allow for new and exciting approaches to battle.”

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Arc System Works has warned gamers not to play Guilty Gear Strive in 4K as it may cause a slowdown in keyframe animation.

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