The “Granblue Fes 2021” virtual event announced on Sunday that the Granblue Fantasy: Versus fighting game will launch DLC characters Vira and Avatar Belial on December 14. The Granblue Fantasy franchise‘s official YouTube channel is streaming a trailer for the characters.
The virtual event announced a new Legendary Edition for the game that will have bonus characters and items included.
XSEED Games announced DLC character Vira in August. It describes the character:
Raised in the fortress city of Albion Citadel, Vira grew up alongside Katalina, whom she loved as a sister and worshiped as an idol. Following in Katalina’s footsteps, Vira quickly rose through the ranks as a prodigious blademaster and an astute tactician. Adoration, however, warped into deadly obsession when Katalina purposely lost to Vira in a duel for the title of Lord Commander, and the younger woman was left stranded in Albion while the person she adored most sailed into the endless blue sky.
The fighting game’s first character pass set released in April 2020. The characters in the first character pass set include Beelzebub, Narmaya, Soriz, Djeeta, and Zooey. The game’s second character pass set launched with the playable DLC character Belial in September 2020. DLC character Cagliostro launched next in October 2020. The third playable character in the second character pass set Yuel debuted in December 2020, followed by Uno on January 26. DLC character Eustace launched on April 20 and Seox (Six in Japan) launched on July 12. Seox is the final playable character in the second character pass set.
The game launched in Japan in February 2020, and then launched in North America in March 2020. Marvelous Europe released the game in Europe and Australia in March 2020. The game also launched on PC in March 2020.
Playable characters at launch include: Gran, Katalina, Charlotta, Lancelot, Ferry, Lowain, Ladiva, Percival, Metera, Zeta, and Vaseraga. Stella Magna composed the music for the game.
Cygames released the original Granblue Fantasy smartphone game in 2014, and the game has more than 23 million downloads. Cygames is also working on the Granblue Fantasy: Relink game, which will also have a worldwide simultaneous release. Cygames took over development of the game from Platinum Games in February 2019. The game is planned for English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish localizations. Cygames announced during the “Granblue Fes 2020” virtual event that it will also release the game for PlayStation 5 in addition to the previously announced PS4. It have cross-play compatibility for its multiplayer mode between the two consoles. Cygames announced during the “Granblue Fes 2021” virtual event on Sunday that the game will also release simultaneously for PC via Steam in 2022.