Following the reveal of Percival as a playable character in Granblue Fantasy Versus, Cygames and XSEED Games released new screenshots and details.
We learn that the beloved character will be playable at EVO 2019 this week, and will also appear in a mini-tournament that will see the participation of the popular players of the Cygames Beast eSport team, Daigo “The Beast” Umehara, PR Balrog, GamerBee, Fuudo, and Infexious.
Below you can read the specifics of the events planned at EVO:
- Granblue Fantasy: Versus demo, featuring Percival, playable for the first time outside of Japan
- Mini tournament highlighting Granblue Fantasy: Versus
- Cygames Beast’s live exhibition, Meet and Greet, and raffles to win some team merchandises
- XSEED Games at EVO: August 2 – 3, 2019
- Cygames Beast live exhibition / Meet and Greet / Raffle: August 2 Evening
- Granblue Fantasy: Versus mini tournament / XSEED Games Twitch stream: August 3 starting at 1PM
- EVO 2019
- Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas
We also get an official introduction of Percival, alongside the screenshots.
“He travels to lands far and wide to learn the secrets of statecraft, all in hopes of founding his dream country. Before he set out on a journey to achieve such lofty goals, he and Lancelot served as officers in the same order of knights, studying under the same master. He received his nickname, the Lord of Flames, from the noble way he wields his blazing long sword. Those who come face-to-face with him find themselves either entranced or terrified by his abilities.”
You can also check out another video announcing the previous character Ladiva, and the video that came before featuring Lowain.
The game will be released for PS4 this year but doesn’t yet have a firm launch date.
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.