XSEED Games, Cygames, and Arc System Works have revealed that Granblue Fantasy: Versus will include an "RPG Mode".
XSEED states that while Versus is a fighting game, this mode will let players experience an action RPG with an original storyline including cutscenes and boss battles. This mode will also implement a training system that XSEED states will feel quite familiar to those acquainted with Granblue Fantasy.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus is set to release on PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 6, 2020. XSEED Games will publish the game in North America and Marvelous Europe in Europe, but a western release date has yet to be confirmed.
At Anime Expo, we had a chance to chat with Cygames to discuss the Granblue Fantasy franchise including Granblue Fantasy: Versus. You can check out the full interview here.
Find a trailer, description, and set of screenshots via XSEED below.
The “RPG Mode” allows players to experience the game as an action RPG, with an original Granblue Fantasy: Versusstoryline replete with beautiful cutscenes and boss battles against giant Primal Beasts. Additionally, a fully developed training system which will be very familiar to Granblue Fantasy fans will be implemented.
In Granblue Fantasy: Versus, power, skill, and spirit collide in a quest to find the true champion of the ring. Players can take on AI opponents or fight against human opponents in local or online two-player matches. Five characters will be available in the playable demo, starting with Gran, the protagonist of Granblue Fantasy, who travels the skies with his winged companion Vyrn and a mysterious girl, Lyria, who saved his life. Other characters include Katalina, an ex-imperial knight sworn to protect those she holds dear; Charlotta, the virtuous captain of the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights; Lancelot, a dual-wielding master swordsman; Ferry, a ghost with a whip and spectral pets; and Percival, the ‘Lord of Flames’ who wields a blazing longsword.