Today XSEED Games reached out with a press release announcing that they will publish Cygames’ upcoming fighting game Granblue Fantasy Versus for North America.
The game is developed by Arc System Works and for now, has a generic release window in 2019.
If you’re unfamiliar with it, here’s an official description directly from the press release:
“In Granblue Fantasy: Versus, power, skill, and spirit collide in a quest to find the true champion of the ring. Players can take on AI opponents or fight against human opponents in local or online two-player matches. Five characters will be available in the playable demo, starting with Gran, the protagonist of Granblue Fantasy, who travels the skies with his winged companion Vyrn and a mysterious girl, Lyria, who saved his life.
Other characters include Katalina, an ex-imperial knight sworn to protect those she holds dear; Charlotta, the virtuous captain of the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights; Lancelot, a dual-wielding master swordsman; and lastly, Ferry, a ghost with a whip and spectral pets.”
The announcement also included a comment by XDEED Games Executive Vice President Ken Berry
“Granblue Fantasy: Versus combines great fighting gameplay with outstanding anime-style characters and stories, and we’re excited to give North American players a fresh opportunity to test their fighting skills. While this is a title of paramount interest to the many fans of the Granblue Fantasy universe, the game has something to offer for both casual and serious fighting game enthusiasts.”
We also get another statement by Cygames Executive Director Yuito Kimura, who mentions that the developer will share more about its vision at E3 next week.
“We are working hard to bring our new fighting game set in the rich world of Granblue Fantasy to players in North America. We look forward to sharing more about our vision at E3 2019.”
The press release indeed mentions that the game will be showcased at Xseed’s E3 booth in Los Angeles between June 11 and June 13.
Incidentally, the original Granblue Fantasy mobile game is available for iOS, Android, and PC via browsers. If you want to give it a try to prepare for the release of Granblue Fantasy Versus, you can read my detailed guide on how to create an account, install the game, and play in English.