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When is Guilty Gear STRIVE coming out? Everything we know so far

Published: 6/Feb/2020 1:37 Updated: 6/Feb/2020 1:41

by Virginia Glaze

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EVO 2019 rocked fighting game fans with a trailer for a brand-new Guilty Gear game, leaving them with one burning question: When can they get their hands on the upcoming release?

Previously known as ‘Guilty Gear 2020,’ the newly-named ‘Guilty Gear STRIVE’ has players chomping at the bit to try their hands at the title, which hosted a playable demo at ArcRevo last year.

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Boasting both completely new and returning characters, some with major design overhauls, we’ve got the low-down on when fans can expect to play the game, as well as which fighters are making an appearance.

When is Guilty Gear STRIVE coming out?

Guilty Gear STRIVE is set for an official release in late 2020, although a concrete date has yet to be announced at the time of writing.

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According to ArcSys’s website, the PlayStation 4 will act as the game’s primary platform, although it’s likely that Strive will also see a PC iteration down the line.

An arcade version of STRIVE is also in the works, with a playable demo available at the upcoming Japan Amusement Expo 2020 from February 7 – 8.

How is Guilty Gear STRIVE going to play?

Series director Daisuke Ishiwatari notably claimed Guilty Gear STRIVE will be “a completely new Guilty Gear,” prompting both excitement and tentative speculation from its fanbase.

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In short, STRIVE makes significant changes to some of the series’ base mechanics, such as throws, combos, and airdashing, although much of the GG system remains the same, otherwise.

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Arc System Works announced that STRIVE’s major changes are not final, and could see huge changes before release.

Footage shown from ArcRevo 2020 saw division throughout the GG playerbase, with some feeling that the game is overly simplified — an understandable concern, considering Ishiwatari’s viral statement: “With this game, we wanted to put importance during development on appealing to people who don’t really play fighting games or those who enjoy the current trend of fighting games.”

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Guilty Gear STRIVE’s character select screen is markedly different from other titles in the genre, thus far.

STRIVE also boasts a heavily rehauled UI, giving players easily-digestible information as to character strengths and archetypes on the select screen.

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Which characters are in Guilty Gear STRIVE so far?

Thus far, Guilty Gear STRIVE includes seven returning characters, each with significant visual and mechanical redesigns.

Series protagonist Sol Badguy and rival Ky Kiske were shown during STRIVE’s EVO 2019 trailer, alongside a new character currently dubbed the “unnamed samurai.”

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Guilty Gear’s newest character remains a mystery.

As the only new fighter fans have laid their eyes on thus far, players are amped with curiosity about who he is and how he plays.

Other characters in STRIVE include Axl Low, Chipp Zanuff, May, Potemkin, and Faust.

Although 2020 is finally underway, an entire year is a long time for fans to wait for a release — but another showcase for the game is on the horizon, bringing with it excitement and anticipation for more reveals.

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How to watch Hitch’s throwback Ghosts tourney: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:26

by Albert Petrosyan

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NRG and Team Summertime content creator Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting a $5,000 charity throwback tournament for Call of Duty: Ghosts, featuring huge names like Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Patrick ‘ACHES, Price, Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, and more. Everything you need to follow all the action live can be found below.

The Call of Duty offseason can only mean two things – lots of roster changes and a bunch of throwback tournaments featuring past titles in the FPS series.

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A week after hosting a successful Black Ops 4 tourney, Hitch and his Team Summertime are back at it again, this time putting together a CoD: Ghosts competition featuring some of the biggest names in the community

All of the details for this event can be found below, including the official stream, list of players and teams, the full bracket, format, and more.

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Hitch and Team Summertime are hosting several throwback tournament this CoD offseason.

When is Hitch’s throwback Ghosts tourney?

This event is taking place on Wednesday, October 7, kicking off at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET and expected to last for a good portion of the day.

How to watch Hitch’s throwback Ghosts tourney

The competition is being streamed live on BoomTV’s Twitch channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience.

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Players & teams

As mentioned above, there are a lot of popular figures playing in this throwback event, headlined by the likes of Scump, SlasheR, ACHES, Parasite, and many other top active pro players, retired legends of the esport, content creators, and more.

Here’s the full list of teams:

  • Envoy, Blazt, Saints, Vivid
  • Scump, MBoZe, Ricky, MiRx
  • Loony, Pacman, Goonjar, ACHES
  • Decemate, Parasite, Twerk, Fero
  • Dougisraw, Rallied, Shiftola, Joe Espo
  • Study, TCM, Twizz, NAMELESS
  • Kenny, Temp, Classic, Huke
  • Kekoa, Larry, Fame, Estanaut
  • Lava, KennyBounce, Precision, Itsreborn
  • TJHaLy, Methodz, SlasheR, Slacked
  • Ampz, SuperEvan, Hugs, Colorrs
  • Nagafen, Remy, Roy, Nemo
  • Xotic, Mochila, Bidz, 2Pac
  • Ramby, Equip, Majormaniak, Teddywrecks
  • Madcat, Joee, SunnyB, Devr
  • TBA
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ACHES, who won the 2014 Call of Duty Championship, is playing in TST’s Throwback Ghosts tournament.

Live bracket

Here is the starting bracket for the tournament and it will be updated live throughout the day on the official BoomTV event page as results from the matches come in.

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TST Throwback Ghosts bracket
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The starting bracket for TST’s throwback Ghosts tournament.

Format & rules

This is a double-elimination 4v4 competition using a Variant format, meaning that the maps, modes, and rules are mostly from the official competitive ruleset for when Ghosts was the main CoD game being played.

In the 2014 season, the three main modes were Domination, Search and Destroy, and Blitz, each with their own set of maps. Here are the map-mode sets that are being used in this event:

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  • WR1: Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD, Freight Blitz, Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD
  • WR2: Freight Dom, Octane Snd, Warhawk Blitz, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD
  • WR3: Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD, Octane Blitz, Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD
  • WR4: Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD, Freight Blitz, Freight Dom, Octane SnD
  • LR1: Octane Dom, Freight Dom, Sovereign SnD
  • LR2: Warhawk Blitz, Freight Blitz, Octane SnD
  • LR3: Strikezone Dom, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD
  • LR4: Octane Blitz, Freight Blitz, Warhawk SnD
  • LR5: Freight Dom, Octane Snd, Warhawk Blitz, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD
  • LR6: Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD, Octane Blitz, Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD
  • Grand Finals: Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD, Freight Blitz, Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD
  • Grand Finals Reset: Freight Dom, Octane Snd, Warhawk Blitz, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD

Movember charity

Of course, the entire driving force behind this throwback tournament series is charity, as Hitch and TST are raising money for Movember – one of the leading global organizations committed to changing the face of men’s health.

This Ghosts event is specifically focused on suicide awareness and prevention; those interested in donating to the cause can do so by visiting https://tiltify.com/@teamsummertime/elgato-off-season-series.