XSEED Games Bringing Granblue Fantasy: Versus to PlayStation®4 in North America

The Curtain Will Rise on a Revolutionary Launch of New Fighting Game Set in the World of the Hit Japanese RPG, Granblue Fantasy

Torrance, CA – June 7, 2019 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced it will publish Granblue Fantasy: Versus, a new fighting game from the developers of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, in North America for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Set in the world of Granblue Fantasy, the hit Japanese mobile RPG developed by Cygames with more than 20 million players, the fighting game is designed to appeal to both Granblue Fantasy and fighting game fans alike.

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; and lastly, Ferry, a ghost with a whip and spectral pets.

“Granblue Fantasy: Versus combines great fighting gameplay with outstanding anime-style characters and stories, and we're excited to give North American players a fresh opportunity to test their fighting skills,” said Ken Berry, Executive Vice President of XSEED Games. “While this is a title of paramount interest to the many fans of the Granblue Fantasy universe, the game has something to offer for both casual and serious fighting game enthusiasts.”

Granblue Fantasy: Versus is being developed by Cygames and ARC SYSTEM WORKS. In conjunction with the announcement, the title will be shown off at the XSEED Games Booth, #4700, during E3 2019 in Los Angeles from June 11–13.

“We are working hard to bring our new fighting game set in the rich world of Granblue Fantasy to players in North America,” said Yuito Kimura, Executive Director of Cygames, Inc. “We look forward to sharing more about our vision at E3 2019.”

Developed by Cygames and ARC SYSTEM WORKS and published in North America by XSEED Games, Granblue Fantasy: Versus is in development on the PS4™ system for launch in 2019 for Japanese version, and the launch date for the NA version from XSEED Games to be announced later. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

More information about XSEED Games' products can be found at www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch and get in depth info from their developer blog on Tumblr.

About XSEED Games:
XSEED Games is the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., which is a publicly traded company listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Formed in 2004 and located in Torrance, California, XSEED Games publishes interactive entertainment content for PC and consoles from the Marvelous portfolio as well as from a wide variety of third-party partners. Whether it's Marvelous properties such as STORY OF SEASONS (Bokujo Monogatari), SENRAN KAGURA, and Rune Factory, or third-party titles such as the Corpse Party, AKIBA'S TRIP, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails series, XSEED Games has grown its reputation among gamers with its critically acclaimed localizations and commitment to fans, remaining ever dedicated to its “indie spirit, player-first” approach.

About Cygames:
Cygames, Inc. is a developer and operator of popular mobile games. Formed as a CyberAgent group company in May, 2011, Cygames has risen rapidly to become one of the biggest names in Japanese videogames. The company started out making smartphone games, including Rage of Bahamut, which was one of the first Japanese card battle games to make inroads into international markets; Granblue Fantasy, which remains one of Japan's most beloved RPGs, and which boasts art and sound from industry veterans such as Hideo Minaba (art) and Nobuo Uematsu (sound); and Shadowverse, which is one of Japan's leading esports, (last year's World Grand Prix tournament took place in Tokyo on December 15-16, with a first prize of a million dollars). Now, the company is turning its hand to console games. Having won plaudits for the VR title Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS, the trailer for Project Awakening caused a stir at last year's Tokyo Game Show. Now, the company is ready to unveil the latest news about two titles based on its smash hit RPG: Granblue Fantasy: Relink, and Granblue Fantasy: Versus.

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