Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising Reveals Anila, New Mechanics

    The Queen of Sheep appears.

    Cygames and Arc System Works revealed new details about Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising including the new playable character Anila and new gameplay mechanics. The upcoming fighting game will also be present at EVO 2023 this summer.

    Anila makes her playable debut in Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising as an all-rounder with a polearm. She has a variety of projectiles, anti-airs, and rush-down attacks as the Queen of Sheep. Further, Anila and the rest of the Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising roster may use new Dash Attacks and New Triple Attacks.

    EVO Japan 2023 attendees may purchase new Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising merchandise at the venue. As previously reported, a pre-release tournament will be held at EVO 2023 later this summer. The developers are preparing ways for all players to try out Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising before launch (i.e. open beta.)

    The latest details are available below via Gematsu:

    Anila (voiced by Leona Renee in English, Aoi Yuuki in Japanese)
    Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising

    An all-rounder who fights using a pole-arm and divine sheep. With a variety of projectiles, anti-airs, and rush-down attacks, the Queen of Sheep has a powerful set of tools that can be utilized by players of all skill levels.

    Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising‘s Design Concept
    Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising

    The core Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising

    A quick attack that can be performed while dashing-close the gap and keep the pressure on with different variations using light, medium, and heavy attacks. Some characters have dash attacks that can be chained into combos or used to catch blocking foes off guard!

    • L – Quickly apply pressure while moving forward.
    • M – For Gran is a low-hitting poke that can be used to catch standing foes off guard.
    • H – Has the slowest start-up and recovery, but can be chained into a combo for big damage!
    New Mechanic: New Triple Attacks
    Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising

    Just like the original Auto Combo system from Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Triple Attacks can be performed by pushing an attack button three times in a row. The third hit, however, can now be changed to an overhead or low attack depending on your input. Use them to open up a defensive foe and keep your pressure going!

    Online Features

    —Casual Match Mode

    Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising

    —Versus Rank Display Update

    Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising
    Exclusive Merchandise at EVO Japan 2023
    Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising

    To commemorate Granblue Fantasy: Versus‘ appearance as a main title, limited-edition merchandise featuring exclusive art will be available at EVO Japan 2023.

    Details will be revealed later on the official EVO Japan 2023 Twitter account.

    EVO 2023 Open Beta Tournament
    Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising

    An open beta tournament for Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising will be held at EVO 2023!

    We’re still preparing other ways for you to try the game out beforehand, so stay tuned!

    Teaser Trailer

    Lastly, Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising launches this spring for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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