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Arc System Works is making a Granblue Fantasy fighting game

Plus, Platinum's PS4 Granblue Fantasy action RPG resurfaces.

Big news in the world of Granblue Fantasy: Arc System Works is making a Granblue Fantasy fighting game, and Platinum's PlayStation 4 Granblue Fantasy action RPG has resurfaced with new gameplay footage.

Granblue Fantasy: Versus is a new fighting game from Arc System Works, developer of the superb Dragon Ball FighterZ. It's due out on PS4, co-developer Cygames said. It has characters from the original Granblue Fantasy, such as Gran, Katalina and Lancelot, they each have special moves based on their abilities from the original game, and the game is of course done in the anime style.

Here's the debut trailer:

Cover image for YouTube videoグランブルーファンタジー ヴァーサス/GRANBLUE FANTASY Versus PV#01

Meanwhile, Granblue Fantasy: Relink, the action RPG jointly developed by Cygames and PlatinumGames, has reemerged with a new 14-minute gameplay video. Here's the official blurb from Cygames:

"It shows off a new passage of play set in a mining village, revealing enemies like the heavily shielded Goblin Tanker, protected by an imposing shield. The video culminates in a boss battle against the Primal Beast Furycane, a whirlwind-wielding centaur, crackling with electrical energy - at least until the beast is felled by our heroes. Just as they think it's all over Furycane transforms once again, and the video ends on the cusp of a fight to the death."

And here's the video:

Cover image for YouTube video

Granblue Fantasy: Versus is due out at some point in 2019, with a western launch planned. Granblue Fantasy: Relink doesn't have a release window yet.

The original Granblue Fantasy was released on mobiles in Japan in 2014 and it's absolutely enormous, with over 23 million downloads. This is a big deal in Japan, although Granblue Fantasy has yet to make a significant impact in the west. Perhaps these new games will help change that.