Why, Why, Why, Delilah?
During this weekend’s ARC World Tour festivities, developer Arc System Works took the time to reveal the next character headed to its gorgeous flagship fighter Guilty Gear Strive, and you best put on your PJs and say your prayers, as we’re witnessing the return of former series antagonist, Bedman?
While the original Bedman met his end at the climax of previous release Guilty Gear Xrd – Revelator, the canny science lad has preprogrammed his psyche as an A.I. within the mechanized bed itself. And thus, piloted by his loving sister Delilah, Bedman is able to return to the ring under the amusing Pseudonym of Bedman? — which you should always pronounce in the form of a question for maximum fun effect.
The bed itself has clearly seen better years, weathered with cracks and battle damage, but young Delilah seems to be maturing into a young woman, although one with the weight of the world, literally, on her back. It seems, from this short trailer, that Bedman? will operate independently of its sibling, who nervously follows it into battle, confused and unsure of her or her “brother’s” destiny. It makes for an interesting character design, and one that, much like previous Bed…uhhh…Men, will be a confusing opponent with a somewhat vague hit/hurtbox.
I really like the design of both the Bed and Delilah herself however, I’m happy to see the Goths well-represented in the GG universe. Bedman? will join the battle on April 6, as the third character for Season Pass 2 — following Bridget and Sin Kiske. A fourth and final character will arrive in May. Guilty Gear Strive is available now on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox.