We sit at the eve of the newest beta for the complex and attractive fighting sequel Guilty Gear Strive. The latest playtest, which kicks off on PS4 and PS5 tomorrow, May 13, will feature GG’s sexy starting roster in its fullest, including latter-day reveals Anji Mito and I-No.
As such, publisher Arc System Works has fired up its “Starter Guide” series, giving players a quick crash course on each and every one of the game’s highly skilled warriors. This morning sees the arrival of Anji Mito, the handsome, fan-waving fighter of questionable loyalties and those abs. Anji Mito returns to the franchise after successful prior appearances in previous iterations such as Guilty Gear Xrd and Guilty Gear XX.
Anji has something on a crosshair on his forehead in the GG community, as he has always been an absolute bugger to battle. This is due to not only his excellent defensive capabilities, but also the stoic fighter’s ability to control much of the battlefield. Anji’s fans have deceptively large hit-boxes, and most of yer boy’s attacks see him advance on the opponent at an amazing rate, leaving players feeling suffocated and overwhelmed by his deliberately paced attack chains. Add to this Anji’s powerful command counter skills and you have yourself a fighter absolutely determined to make sure you cannot find your “turn.”
For those of you looking for a quick refresher, here are the links to the previous starter guides for May & Axl Low, Sol Badguy and Ky Kiske, Chip Zanuff & Potemkin, Faust, Millia Rage, Zato-1, Ramlethal, Leo Whitefang, Nagoriyuki, and Giovanna.
The new beta kicks off on PS4 and PS5 Thursday, May 13 at 20:00 PT / 23:00 ET / 04:00 BST and will run until the same times on Sunday, May 16. Players do not need a PlayStation Plus subscription to access the beta. Guilty Gear Strive launches on PlayStation and PC June 11.