Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is a 2.5D fighting game developed by Arc System Works and published by Cygames.
It is a direct sequel to 2020’s Granblue Fantasy Versus.
It includes Casual and Lobby Matches with crossplay, Training Mode and Grand Bruise Legends. Newcomers Anila and Siegfried are also playable.
The recently revealed balance and system changes had a "much larger" impact than expected, so the team is taking more time to polish.
Casual and Lobby Matches, along with Grand Bruise Legends, are included along with crossplay and new characters Anila and Siegfried.
A second open beta has also been announced for this Fall, which, unlike the first one, will also be available on PC.
Cygames will be recapping previously release information on both titles, in addition to also providing new details.
A pre-access beta for random applicants will run from July 26th to 27th. An open beta will then go live from July 28th to 30th.
Cygames said the game's release is "still on track to meet our initial target." It will announce a date after beta testing concludes.
The hero in black is the second new character to join the roster. Cygames also confirmed the next character reveal for early July.
Due to "stability issues during online play," the beta is delayed past May. A new date will be revealed, "as soon as things have settled."
The fighting game sequel is still set to release this year for PS4, PS5 and PC and features new mechanics, rollback netcode and crossplay.
Arc System Works and Cygames also confirm a trailer, potentially another new character, for EVO Japan 2023 from March 31st to April 2nd.
The Dash Attack lets players close the distance, while the Triple Attack can now unleash overhead or low attacks on the third hit.
The follow-up to Arc System Works' 2020 fighter includes cross-platform play, rollback netcode and Grand Bruise Legends mode.