Granblue Fantasy Versus confirmed for Western release, to be published by XSEED in NA

Granblue Fantasy Versus, the fighting spin-off game based on the super popular Granblue Fantasy franchise, is coming to the West and will be published by XSEED in North America.

The game was previously confirmed for an overseas release but the exact specifics were still up in the air.

XSEED Games will be bringing the game over to E3 which starts next week in Los Angeles, and will be playable at their booth. Here’s the full overview from the Press Release:

Set in the world of Granblue Fantasy, the hit Japanese mobile RPG developed by Cygames with more than 20 million players, the fighting game is designed to appeal to both Granblue Fantasy and fighting game fans alike.

In Granblue Fantasy: Versus, power, skill, and spirit collide in a quest to find the true champion of the ring. Players can take on AI opponents or fight against human opponents in local or online two-player matches. Five characters will be available in the playable demo, starting with Gran, the protagonist of Granblue Fantasy, who travels the skies with his winged companion Vyrn and a mysterious girl, Lyria, who saved his life. Other characters include Katalina, an ex-imperial knight sworn to protect those she holds dear; Charlotta, the virtuous captain of the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights; Lancelot, a dual-wielding master swordsman; and lastly, Ferry, a ghost with a whip and spectral pets.

Developed by Cygames and Arc System Works and published in North America by XSEED Games, Granblue Fantasy: Versus is in development on the PS4 system for launch in 2019 for Japanese version, and the launch date for the North American version from XSEED Games to be announced later. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

Granblue Fantasy Versus is being developed by Arc System Works; the folks behind the Guilty Gear, Blazblue, Persona 4: Arena and Dragon Ball FighterZ games amongst others. They’re rumored to be currently working on a Persona 5 based fighting game, which should certainly be a treat.

Granblue Fantasy Versus releases in Japan and Western regions in 2019 exclusively for the PS4.

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