Fighting game tournament ARCREVO is coming back and will be headlined by Guilty Gear Strive, the latest title in the long-running Guilty Gear series.
Riku Ozawa from Arc System Works revealed the news about the fighting game tournament during the company’s special program during Tokyo Game Show 2021 on Sunday.
The event will be held in three general regions — North America; Japan and Korea; and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) — though no specific cities were announced.
Qualifying in North America begins December 11 and the finals will be held on March 19, 2022. The event will be held online in February of next year in the Japan and Korea region, while qualifying for the EMEA region begins this month, with the finals taking place in February 2022.
Last year’s event was canceled and switched to an online event, ARCREVO ONLINE 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The preliminary rounds for ARCREVO 2021 will be held online. The finals in each region will take place either online or offline, depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
In other news, the Guilty Gear Strive soundtrack was released on Friday and is also available on streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify.
Arc System Works is also selling new Guilty Gear themed merchandise, such as a Sol Badguy T-shirt and a pillow featuring the character May and one of her animal companions, Mr. Dolphin.
Guilty Gear Strive was released earlier this year and will have more DLC content added in the coming weeks and months.
Goldlewis Dickinson, new to the series, was the first DLC character released for Season Pass 1 in July. The second, Jack-O’ Valentine, a character who has played a big part in the series’ lore, was added in August. Those additions took the playable roster up to 17 characters.
There are plans to add an additional character within 2021 and to add two new characters, two additional stages and more story content in 2022.
Jason Coskrey is a writer based in Tokyo. Find him on Twitter at @JCoskrey