New Playable Fighter Elphelt Joins the Roster in Guilty Gear -Strive-

A new character has entered the arena in Arc System Works’ popular fighting game Guilty Gear -Strive-. Elphelt Valentine, sister of existing fighter Ramlethal Valentine, is now available as a playable combatant, bringing her unique style and movelist to the game’s roster.

Elphelt wields a mix of close-range and long-distance attacks with her various firearms, allowing her to pressure opponents from any range. Despite her vast offensive options, Elphelt has been designed to be an approachable character for newcomers while still possessing the depth to appeal to veteran players.

New Fighter Part of Larger Content Update

Elphelt Valentine arrives as part of Guilty Gear -Strive’s Season Pass 3, which also includes another original character, Johnny, two new stages, additional costumes, and more. This content injection ensures that -Strive- continues to evolve with new fighters and gameplay options for its passionate fanbase.

Elphelt Valentine

In addition to the new character, Arc System Works unveiled plans for a “Team of 3” versus mode coming to -Strive- sometime in 2024. This mode will enable players to battle it out 3-on-3, opening up new competitive and strategic opportunities by combining fighters and their contrasting abilities.

Guilty Gear -Strive- Making Its Mark in Fighting Game Community

Guilty Gear -Strive- is the seventh mainline installment of the Guilty Gear series. The game has gotten positive reviews and has sold over one million copies, as well as winning awards for Best Fighting Game at The Game Awards 2021 and Fighting Game of the Year at the D.I.C.E. Awards.

Since launching in 2021 on PS4, PS5 and PC, Guilty Gear -Strive- has earned widespread critical acclaim for its gorgeous anime visuals, exhilarating combat, and rocking soundtrack. The title has quickly become a staple of fighting game tournaments like EVO, receiving praise for being both accessible to casual players as well as possessing extensive depth for veterans.

Guilty Gear -Strive- is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The game is also playable via Xbox Game Pass. For more information, visit the Guilty Gear website or social media pages for Bandai Namco, the game’s publisher, including their Facebook, X and official YouTube channel.

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