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  Granblue Fantasy: Versus 1.40 Update to Launch with New Modes and Episodes Today; Season 2 DLC Characters Belial and Cagliostro Revealed
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08/08/2020
 


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Torrance, Calif. – August 8, 2020 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., has announced highly anticipated update details for Granblue Fantasy: Versus, the head-to-head fighter set in the world of Cygames’ hit mobile game, Granblue Fantasy, and developed by legendary fighting game studio ARC SYSTEM WORKS. Releasing at 6:00PM Pacific Time on August 8, the Granblue Fantasy: Versus version 1.40 update includes new “Boss Battle Time Attack” and “GBVS: Blitz” game modes, as well as new RPG mode episodes. Additionally, Season 2 DLC characters Belial and Cagliostro will join the roster. Belial will become available on September 23 and Cagliostro in October 2020.

 

XSEED Games is also proud to announce their partnership with ARC SYSTEM WORKS for “ARCREVO America Online 2020”, an online tournament which will feature Granblue Fantasy: Versus and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. Kicking off October 2020, the top two players in Granblue Fantasy: Versus and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle from each region will be invited to take part in a special America VS Japan exhibition match planned for Spring 2021.

 

Granblue Fantasy: Versus Ver. 1.40 Update:

 

In addition to adding new RPG mode episodes which take place after the main story, Granblue Fantasy: Versus Ver. 1.40 will feature two new limited-time game modes:

  • Boss Battle Time Attack - Players compete against each other to see who can take down bosses faster
  • GBVS: Blitz - A limited time Ranked Battle event

 

Players will earn a code for 1,000 crystals after clearing episode 45 of the main quest. Start dates for the Boss Battle Time Attack and GBVS: Blitz modes will be announced in-game. GBVS fans should look forward to all of the new content included in this update, such as a fated meeting between Gran and Djeeta and a new primal beast boss battle!

 

Granblue Fantasy: Versus Season 2 DLC Characters:

 

Granblue Fantasy: Versus Season 2 DLC characters will start arriving with Belial on September 23!



The popular Granblue Fantasy villain Belial may fool some players with his deceptively standard moveset, but his unique abilities and tricky neutral fighting style will take down unsuspecting challengers. Cagliostro will join the Season 2 roster in October, with additional details to follow. The Japanese voice actors for Belial and Cagliostro are Yoshimasa Hosoya and Sakura Tange. English language voiceovers will be delayed and won’t be included when the characters release due to issues related to COVID-19.

ARCREVO America Online 2020 

ARCREVO Online 2020 key art by Konomi Higuchi, designer at Cygames and Arc System Works

In partnership with Arc System Works America, Inc., XSEED Games will kick off “ARCREVO America Online 2020” in October 2020 with Granblue Fantasy: Versus, as well as Arc System Works’ BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. The top two players in Granblue Fantasy: Versus and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle from each region will be invited to take part in a special America VS Japan exhibition match planned for Spring 2021.

 

Visit the official ARCREVO Online website for more details (https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/arcrevo2020/) and follow Arc System Works on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ArcSystemWorksU) for all the latest updates!

 

Granblue Fantasy: Versus is developed by Cygames and ARC SYSTEM WORKS, and published by XSEED Games in North America on the PS4™ system and globally on Windows PC via Steam. Learn more about the PC versions here and the PS4™ system digital and retail versions here. The PS4™ system release has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB. The PC release is not rated.

 

Find more information about the game at www.granbluefantasyvs.com. Fans can follow XSEED Games on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Twitch, read more in-depth information on their blog, and discuss the game on their Discord server (http://discord.gg/XSEEDGames).

 

About XSEED Games:

XSEED Games is the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., which is a publicly traded company listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Formed in 2004 and located in Torrance, California, XSEED Games publishes interactive entertainment content for PC and consoles from the Marvelous portfolio as well as from a wide variety of third-party partners. Whether it’s Marvelous properties such as STORY OF SEASONS (Bokujo Monogatari), SENRAN KAGURA, and Rune Factory, or third-party titles such as the Corpse Party, AKIBA’S TRIP, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails series, XSEED Games has grown its reputation among gamers with its critically acclaimed localizations and commitment to fans, remaining ever dedicated to its “indie spirit, player-first” approach.

 

About Arc System Works

Arc System Works is a developer and fighting game specialist from Japan. Best known for the Guilty Gear series of games and, more recently, the BlazBlue series, they have garnered international critical acclaim for their innovative fighting systems and spectacular 2D and 3D artwork.

© Cygames, Inc.

© ARC SYSTEM WORKS

©XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc.

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