Anime fighting game Granblue Fantasy: Versus gets a sequel this year and it's got a few surprising additions.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising is due out at some point in 2023 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam, publisher Cygames announced. The developer is, once again, Arc System Works.
Granblue Fantasy Versus is a 2D fighting game spin-off from the hugely popular Japanese role-playing game Granblue Fantasy. It launched worldwide in 2020 on PlayStation 4.
This sequel has a number of new features, including more playable characters and stages, as well as a new story mode that includes all the chapters from Granblue Fantasy Versus. Crucially, rollback netcode and crossplay between all platforms is confirmed. Here's the debut trailer:
Elsewhere, there's a new online lobby island and multiplayer party games that look heavily-inspired by Fall Guys. Grand Bruise Legends is described as a "topsy-turvy battle royale mode" with loads of mini-games. Check it out in the trailer below.