Bandai Namco Entertainment recently announced that it was chosen as the publisher of the upcoming fighting game Guilty Gear -Strive- in Asia (except South Korea and Japan) and Europe. This marks the second collaboration between Bandai Namco and developer Arc System Works, with the first collab being Dragon Ball FighterZ.
“We are pleased to announce that BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT will be distributing the latest title in the Guilty Gear series, “Guilty Gear -Strive-“. I am surprised that the chit-chat I have exchanged with Harada-san a few years ago has come to fruition.” comments Daisuke Ishiwatari, General Director of Guilty Gear Series, “I wish this partnership will bring new joy to more users in Europe and Asia. We are working hard with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment to get people in Europe and Asia to play Guilty Gear more than ever before. Please look forward to it!”
“I have always been thinking that it would be great to partner with Arc System Works, and I’m happy we were able to push this forward. We wish to further enhance and promote the fighting game community together.” says Katsuhiro Harada, BANDAI NAMCO General Producer. “The continued collaboration between the two means we can bring more exciting games to every dojo around the world!”
First announced in EVO 2019, Guilty Gear-Strive- is the seventh main installment in the long-running Guilty Gear series by Arc System Works. Alongside the announcement of being the official Asia/Europe publisher for -Strive-, Bandai Namco also announced that the upcoming fighting game will have a closed beta test from April 16 to April 19, 2020.
Guilty Gear-Strive- releases for the PS4 in autumn 2020.