Giovanna will bring her super-cool style to Guilty Gear Strive

Hungry Like the Wolf

Arc System Works has revealed another all-new character headed to its gorgeous-looking anime fighter Guilty Gear Strive. And this one’s a doozy. Presenting super-cool federal agent, Giovanna.

Despite her fashionista appeal, Giovanna is actually a high-ranking member of the secret service. Given her hair, dress sense, and vocation, it’s hard not to make comparisons to King of Fighters‘ Vanessa and Street Fighter‘s Crimson Viper. Still, Giovanna holds her own in the ring, taking down her opposition with an incredible range of rib-breaking kicks. Being Guilty Gear, Giovanna brings a metaphysical side, in the form of a spirit wolf companion called Rei, who manifests itself within her acrobatic style.

ArcSys has described Giovanna as an “entry-level” character, with hopes that she will allow new players to find their footing in the deep and complex fighting title. I think she looks amazing and I wish I was her… apart from the “working for the U.S. government” thing, of course. I can’t wait to try Giovanna and her wild footwear out come spring.

Also of note, the trailer ends with the suggestion that the next announced character will be Mito Anji. The debut trailer for the Japanese fan-fighter will premiere on January 1, 2021.

Guilty Gear Strive launches on PS4, PS5, and PC in April 2021.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.