Developer Cygames announced the release date of the newest Granblue Fantasy: Versus DLC character: Belial, the Fallen Angel. He’ll grace players with his presence when the Character Pass 2 DLC goes live on September 24, 2020. During the August 8th livestream Cygames also released a character trailer for Belial, which you can see below:
Belial is voiced by Yoshimasa Hosoya, who also played anime characters like Orga Itsuka in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Joe in Megalo Box, and Reiner in Attack on Titan.
In Granblue Fantasy proper, Belial was a leading figure among the Fallen Angels, a group of rebellious Primal Beasts that attempted to destroy the world during the years-long “What Makes the Sky Blue” event series. Belial worked with Beelzebub (also known as Chaos Bringer, the final boss of Granblue Fantasy: Versus‘ arcade mode) to kill the Supreme Primarch Lucifer, and revive the malevolent Astral Lucilius. He was defeated and banished by the protagonists at that story’s conclusion, so how exactly Belial turns up in Versus and what role he might play in its ongoing story is anyone’s guess. Among Granblue Fantasy fans he’s acquired a reputation as “the horniest man alive” thanks to the relentless stream of saucy innuendos and double-entendres that flows from his mouth. Just check out the full lyrics of his theme song “Parade’s Lust” for a taste:
As a fighting game character, Belial appears to exude the same irrepressible bravado, equipped with a number of projectile attacks and what looks like several close-range reversal moves. Changing his cosmetic weapon skins will change the style of his worn glasses or shades. The trailer also teased the next character, the alchemical genius Cagliostro. During the stream Cagliostro was described as a “technical” character, able to set traps on the ground and in midair.
Players who purchase Granblue Fantasy: Versus Character Pass 2 will unlock Belial and Cagliostro (along with other unannounced characters). Those who purchase the Belial DLC for the PS4 edition of the game will also receive a special “Alter Ego Malicious” cosmetic skin for Granblue Fantasy proper. The skin will allow Gran and Djeeta to channel Belial’s alluringly sinister aura:
Granblue Fantasy: Versus is available now on PS4 and PC. Belial will be added to the game on September 24, 2020.