Guilty Gear Strive Announces First Season 3 DLC Character, Johnny, Releasing This Month

Arc System Works has announced the first Season 3 DLC fighter for Guilty Gear Strive, Johnny, known as the Natural-Born Gambler. He is planned to launch on August 24, 2023. A significant game update is planned for the same date, implementing new mechanics and techniques.

One more Season 3 character is scheduled to release this year, while the other two are planned for 2024. Further, Season 3 ($24.99) will also see two additional stages and alternate colors.

Purchasing Johnny himself will cost $6.99.

A list of what to expect from Guilty Gear Strive in the near future is quoted below:

  • 4 New Characters – Beginning with the Johnny DLC on August 24
  • 2 New Systems – Introducing Wild Assault and Deflect Shield on August 24
  • 2 Additional Battle Stages – Releasing later this year
  • Additional Color Pack #3 – More details to come soon
  • Plus, the Season Pass 3 Purchase Bonus – Enabling players to use a total of 12 additional character colors (4 characters x 3 colors)

“… the Wild Assault offensive mechanic for a rush attack move with powerful effects, and the Deflect Shield defensive mechanic that creates a large distance between you and your opponent after blocks.

Players will also be challenged to assess the high risk/high reward when taking advantage of these powerful new systems, as both consume 50% of the Burst gauge!”

You can view official screenshots for Johnny in Guilty Gear Strive via our gallery below:


Johnny’s render is viewable below:

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You can view the official Guilty Gear Strive Season 3 key art by Daisuke Ishiwatari below:

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Guilty Gear: Strive is the newest entry in the Guilty Gear series. The game was created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works to bring a hybrid 2D/3D fighter to fans. The game is known for its high difficulty level and beautiful combo system where players can master characters to cause severe damage.

In case you missed it, check out our interview with the developers and our review.

You can view the Johnny Season 3 character DLC trailer for Guilty Gear Strive below:

Guilty Gear Strive is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

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