Guilty Gear Strive, the acclaimed fighting video games series, is getting a board game adaptation by Level 99, a publisher of tabletop experiences that has worked on a number of successful projects over the past years.
Most of those projects have to do with fighting games, which makes the publisher and developer perfectly suited to move forward with the design of Guilty Gear and transforming it in its newest milieu.
The new adaptation promises to be an improved version of previous fighting games, including Millenium Blades, Pixel Tactics, and BattleCON: Devastation of Indines, which have been hailed as excellent representatives of the genre.
Level 99 is planning to launch with the Kickstarter campaign on August 22, and the official crowdfunding page already has more than 600 followers at press time. Created by Level 99’s David B Talton Jr., the campaign is expected to be a flawless success.
The company has had many successfully funded campaigns over the past years, including Bullet, Millenium Blades, BattleCon, and more. The game has also posted a video trailer that has superimposed 3D animation over the 2D gameplay that will be facilitated by cardboard standees.
The physical copy of the game features a metal coin that has Heaven and Hell written on the sides of it and the trailer is excellent promotional work because it sells the game well to even the biggest fighting game fan skeptic. There are 22 visible characters in the box that can enter the fray at any time, with titular fighters such as Sol Badguy and Ky Kiske part of the action.
The trailer let’s you have a quick look at the many cards that will drive the gameplay and give you a basic idea of how the game will work. The game is built to be tactical, which is an opinion shared by Talton as well. In Guilty Gear Strive, players will go head-to-head in a best-of-three match format, with each character having a unique set of battle cards they can use.
The goal is to defeat your opponents in two out of three rounds by reducing their life bar to 0 from 30. Definitely an interesting fighting board game to look forward to, Guilty Gear should be on your radar.