Arc System Works has revealed the final downloadable character for Guilty Gear Strive’s Season Pass 2: Asuka R#, who was once the main antagonist of the Guilty Gear series under the name That Man, will join the roster on May 25th.

Asuka is a projective character who has 26 different spells in a match. He previously appeared briefly in the game’s story mode via cutscenes, but despite being a former final boss character, this is the first time Asuka is playable in any Guilty Gear game.

Asuka R# is the last character to be released as part of Season Pass 2, joining Bridget, Cena Kiske, and Bedman?. Arc System Works has already announced plans for a third season pass of downloadable characters, but no specific names have been revealed as of this writing.

Along with his reveal trailer, we also have an exclusive look at R#’s Asuka in action as the former That Man battles Giovanna and Sol Badguy in two full-length matches. In both matches, Asuka uses multiple projectile attacks as well as a massive sword that he can summon from his spell book when an opponent gets close.

Asuka R# isn’t the only new addition coming to Guilty Gear Strive on May 25, as a brand new stage called Tir na Nog will also be part of the Season Pass 2 content. space” with a huge telescope in the background. A pair of color packs celebrating the franchise’s 25th anniversary — the Anniversary Pack and the Appreciation Pack — will also be available, with the Appreciation Pack a free download for all players.


Guilty Gear Strive is available now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. There are also two downloadable content packs, Season Pass 1 and Season Pass 2, each of which adds new characters, stages, and more to the game.

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