There was a bit of controversy leading up to the release of 2020’s Granblue Fantasy Versus. Based on the hit mobile RPG, Granblue Fantasy, Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising would be a fighting game where players can assume the role of their favorite characters for a bit of 1 on 1 action. However, it was discovered that a few changes were made to the costumes of the characters. These changes added a bit of length to the character’s undergarments, which didn’t match their original designs.
That said, completing the RPG mode within the game rewarded players the option to unlock the original costumes.
With the release of the sequel Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, many wondered if this option would return. During the beta period, players quickly spotted that the option was available from the beginning, but it hasn’t been confirmed if this would be in the final game. Well, we’re here to put your troubles to rest.
We had the chance to sit down with director Tetsuya Fukuhara to discuss the game’s development. Here, we asked if the option would be available at the beginning of the game without completing a mode; Fukuhara-san shared, “That option will be available from the start of the game without having to clear anything.” He also guessed that I was only asking because my favorite character is Zeta.
So there you have it. You won’t need to complete anything to get an eye full of these characters.
Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising features the original 24-character Versus cast alongside several new ones. A newly implemented mechanic will be Ultimate Skills, which are more powerful iterations of Versus’ Plus Skills, enabling new combo extension opportunities and ways to punish opponents. Additionally, a new Story mode will be available in a more convenient fashion, abolishing item collection, growth elements, and some quest battles. It will also be an abridged version of Versus’ 50 RPG Mode chapters.
Please look out for this full interview soon.
Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam on November 30, 2023.
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