Arc System Works simply placed on its greatest present of the yr, bringing high gamers from all over the world collectively to battle it out for the title of Arc World Tour Champion in each Guilty Gear Strive and DNF Duel, however the implications of the occasion span past the aggressive scene.
After crowning Mocchi because the 2022 Arc World Tour champ for GGST on the again of an unimaginable Sol Badguy efficiency, ArcSys introduced the subsequent DLC fighter for the sport and one other wave of content material coming within the close to future.
Bedman Is the subsequent daredevil, which confused loads of followers as a result of the precise lore of the character returning for anybody who hasn’t performed different Guilty Gear video games is fairly wild. This is as a result of this iteration of Bedman is definitely “Bedman?” or the unique Bedman’s sister Delilah being introduced into the highlight as the primary playable iteration of the traditional character.
She isn’t actively collaborating within the battle, however slightly appearing as a kind of semi-controller for her deceased brother’s Reinforced High-Density Bed Frame to convey havoc to the battlefield. The “error-prone” guardian machine may indicate loads about future story threads. Fans can play the character on April 6 alongside a brand new stage.
This isn’t the tip of GGST’s Season 2 DLC roadmap but, as one other character and stage are set to drop in May, however ArcSys is getting out forward of that. The teaser factors to Asuka Āru Kuroitsu, in any other case often called the sequence’ principal antagonist of kinds, That Man, lastly becoming a member of the roster as a playable fighter for the primary time.
If that wasn’t hype sufficient, ArcSys additionally confirmed a 3rd season of content material is at the moment in growth too, with extra particulars on that to return sooner or later.
This is really an enormous push from the corporate to retain curiosity within the almost two-year-old recreation that has helped push preventing video games into an unimaginable house for on-line play and post-launch assist.
Earlier this month, GGST additionally launched on Xbox consoles and was added to Game Pass. Since the sport now has crossplay, anybody enjoying Strive on Xbox, PlayStation, or PC can seamlessly compete in opposition to one another—widening the pool for matchmaking and serving to preserve a wholesome playerbase.
And, whereas Guilty Gear was the principle occasion, DNF Duel acquired some much-needed love as properly.
The multi-game legend GO1 completely demolished the competitors within the playoffs, happening a 9-0 win streak to carry the Arc World Tour trophy. Along with that, the sport is lastly getting its first wave of DLC—although for a lot of followers it’s a bit late.
Spectre was revealed as the primary DLC fighter, with a showcase of her character together with a brand new Awakening system and another adjustments. She received’t launch till this Summer, however we additionally acquired a roadmap exhibiting a brand new character coming for Fall and Winter, together with no less than two extra deliberate for 2024.
Hopefully, this assist will give it a lift as followers wait for extra information and hold praying for crossplay to be applied in ArcSys’ latest title.