Guilty Gear Strive, the critically acclaimed fighting game from Arc System Works, is officially coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in 2023 as well as Xbox Game Pass. The game was originally a PlayStation console exclusive when it launched last year (it also launched on PC), but now it looks like it’s finally going to more consoles. In addition to Guilty Gear Strive, another Arc System Works fighter, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, was also confirmed for Game Pass.
Xbox made the announcement at its recent Tokyo Game Show 2022 panel, confirming that both Guilty Gear Strive and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will now head to Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S next year. The former was limited to PlayStation consoles and PC on launch while the latter only appeared on PS4 and PC as well as Nintendo Switch.
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Both games will arrive on Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass in Spring 2023, which puts it somewhere in March, April or May.
Guilty Gear Strive was one of the games that headlined EVO 2022, the massive fighting game tournament, this year. Arc System Works’ other acclaimed fighter, Dragon Ball FighterZ, also appeared as one of the competitive games at EVO this year
The official description of Guilty Gear Strive provided by Steam reads:
“Discover the Smell of the Game with Guilty Gear -Strive-! Immerse yourself in new gameplay mechanics designed to be simple and welcoming for fighting game newcomers, yet deep and creative for veterans. Ride the Fire into a heavy metal inspired alternate future full of over-the-top action, style and fun! Blazing! Guilty Gear -Strive- is 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.”
Guilty Gear Strive releases in Spring 2023 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S as well as Xbox Game Pass.
Source: Microsoft at Tokyo Game Show