Guilty Gear Strives CEO Daisuke Ishiwatari and Development Director Akira Katano recently sat down for an interview with 4Gamer where they talked in detail about the title that is scheduled to fall next week.
Many topics are covered in the discussion, but our ears were especially noticed when we talked about the DLC characters that were planned for the first season of Strive. We know that five are about to join the starting 1
4Gamer asks the director couple what the time frame for the DLC release may be and who may come. Their answers are expected to be meager, but Ishiwatari makes an interesting contribution.
“We can not get any specific character names before the release, but we plan to provide release windows,” notes Katano. “All five characters have already been determined, 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,” Ishiwatari adds.
Strive has already received two who have never before seen warriors in the mix, when Giovanna, a special operations agent who protects the US president and is accompanied by a wolf spirit named Rei, and Nagoriyuki, a vampire samurai, make their debut in GG.
4Gamer also asks how the development team landed on these two new additions, asking the concepts that gave birth to Nagoriyuki and Giovanna.
“Nagoriyuki’s visual images were created with the story as the focus. He just appeared in my head, and I drew him like that. The brush would not stop moving,” Ishiwatari replies.
“Conversely, we had a lot of problems with Giovanna. As a secret service agent who protected the president, we could not make her design too extravagant, and in the end she sort of ended up with a character who is not very ‘Guilty Gear’. something of a happy accident. “
Guilty Gear Strive is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC on June 11. Check back often here at EventHubs for more discussion on developers, game coverage and more as this next exciting Guilty Gear chapter unfolds.
Many thanks to Nick “MajinTenshinhan” Taylor for translating the Japanese interview into English.