Guilty Gear Strive Season 2 will include four new playable characters, as well as cross-play between PlayStation and PC versions of the game. Arc System Works formally announced that it is developing the next season of the game during the ARCEVO 2021 live stream. Season 2 is expected to release sometime in 2022, with further information appearing at a later date.
The Season 2 announcement came alongside the reveal of Testament as the fifth and final DLC character for Season 1. Arc System Works revealed that it has begun development of the next season, and offered a few details as to what fans should expect.
Four new characters will appear in Season 2. Producer Takeshi Yamanaka stated that the four new playable fighters are “characters that everyone’s been waiting for.” Season 2 will also feature a new track from composer Daisuke Ishiwatari. Arc System Works also plans to add new colors and stages, as well as release balancing patches for the game.
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Additionally, Arc System Works plans to implement a cross-play feature later this year. Cross-play will allow players on the PlayStation 4 and 5 versions to compete against those on the Steam version. In line with the addition of cross-play, the company will also improve the matchmaking system, servers, and connection times.
Guilty Gear Strive Season 2 will release sometime in 2022. The game is available to play on PlayStation 4 and 5, as well as PC via Steam. The Season Pass will provide early access to Testament, as well as the upcoming “Another Story” content.