Versus Rising trailer

Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising set to launch in 2023

And yet I still can’t download the mobile game from Google Play or the App Store

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This weekend is the annual Granblue Fantasy Fes event in Japan, and as usual, we’re getting some big announcements from the world of Granblue. Specifically, Granblue Fantasy: Versus is getting an expansion that’s launching worldwide this year. Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising will feature new stages, new characters, and a new story for players to experience. As you can see in the Versus Rising trailer below, it’s confirmed the game will have rollback net code and crossplay between PS4/PS5 and PC via Steam.

Skimming through the game’s website, it’s confirmed that all 24 characters from the original game will return for this semi-sequel. Additionally, anybody who missed out on Versus will be able to experience an abridged version of that game’s celebrated story mode. If you play a lot of Versus online, know that the online lobby will be completely revamped for Versus Rising and will include the all-new “Grand Bruise Legends” mini-game mode.

I guess calling it “Granblue Fall Guys” would have been a little too on the nose. Either way, all of that looks great, and it’s nice to know that Street Fighter 6 will have some competition this year. Expect Cygames and Arc System Works to reveal more details and new features as we get closer to its launch date. Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising will release worldwide this year for PS4, PS5, and PC via Steam. And if you’re still playing the original Versus, know that the final update for that game will release on January 24.

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