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Guilty Gear Strive Confirmed for PlayStation 5 and Steam

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Alongside the reveals of Leo Whitefang and Nagoriyuki, Arc System Works has confirmed that, in addition to the already announced PS4 version, Guilty Gear Strive will launch on PlayStation 5 and Steam in Spring 2021.As reported by Eurogamer, a new trailer showcased Leo Whitefang, a returning character who made his debut in 2014's Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- and wields two greatswords. His official description is as follows;

"Leo is one of the three 'Allied Kings' of the Allied Kingdom of Illyria, and is responsible for the governing of Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. He is also an accomplished warrior in his own right, with a relentless fighting style."

Nagoriyuki was also introduced, and he is a brand new character that is a techno samurai vampire who uses a sword and wears a pretty nifty sci-fi helmet. His official description is as follows;

"Nagoriyuki is the newest addition to the Guilty Gear universe. A vampire with a number of unique and powerful abilities, he wields a huge sword with impressive skill in battle and slashes at his enemies with punishing blows. Stay tuned for more info about this mysterious figure!"

Guilty Gear Strive was scheduled to be released in 2020, but it was recently delayed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Strive is more of a reboot of the franchise, and features such characters as Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, May, Faust, Potemkin, Chipp Zanuff, Zato-1, Millia Rage, and Axl Low.

As part of our IGN Expo, we were proud to exclusively reveal Ramlethal Valentine, a returning character who specializes in controlling the mid-range.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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