Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising has officially launched on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC! This latest entry in the Granblue Fantasy series takes the skyfaring crew from the Grandcypher to new heights with enhanced gameplay mechanics and online functionality with rollback netcode and crossplay. It also features revamped visuals, four additional characters with more on the way, new ways to play with the fun and frantic Grand Bruise! game modes, character progression unlocks, and daily challenges.

There’s plenty to love for returning Granblue Fantasy Versus players and a lot to explore for new ones first setting out on their adventure. There’s never been a better time to join the fun and experience the world of Granblue Fantasy! Get ready to set sail across the Skydom while fighting and making new friends along the way.

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising looks and sounds better than ever before. With refreshed visuals, characters look closer to their original Granblue Fantasy designs with higher visual fidelity. Lighting and shadows are enhanced, and special effects are more vibrant, bringing an added layer of spectacle to the already beautiful presentation.

The sound design is more dramatic and engaging as well. When it rains at certain stages, you can hear every droplet. As airships fly by, you can feel their majesty. Thanks to the added emphasis on background sounds, the game world feels alive and tangible.

The stellar soundtrack fills every round, menu, and mode with inspiring sounds. Character themes are a dynamic mix of orchestral and lyrical tracks. Players can spend as much time as they want to listen to their favorite music in GBVSR’s Journal mode!

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising utilizes four primary attack buttons: Light, Medium, Heavy, and Unique Attack. There is an additional Skill button that minimizes complex inputs. It allows players to perform Skill attacks with a single button press. Pressing the Skill button and either of the other attack buttons at once activates enhanced skills.

Super moves, also known as Skybound Arts, can be activated by pressing the Skill and Unique Attack buttons simultaneously, making it easy for new players to feel confident in their skills. Players can tailor their experience to their comfort level. Those used to more technical inputs are rewarded with a 10% damage boost when activating Skills outside a combo.

While blocking and dashing can be done with directional inputs, there are dedicated buttons to make things easier and guaranteed. Valuable dodges are only possible by holding the block button and moving forward or backward. Tapping the dash button lets you focus your inputs on your next attack.

Players can initiate auto-combos through an updated “Triple Attack” system. Light, Medium, and Heavy attacks can all chain to themselves or each other in easy-to-execute three-hit combos. The mechanics don’t stop there! Dash attacks give aggressive players an additional option to initiate combat, universal combo finishers that end in low or overhead attacks, and cancelable normals into Skills.

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising adds a few new mechanics into the mix with the Brave Point system. Players start each round with three Bravery Points that are spent, lost, and earned in various ways. Raging Strikes and Brave Counters burn up individual Bravery Points. Hitting an opponent with a Raging Strike can break their guard and be followed up with a Raging Chain attack by spending 25% of your gauge. Raging Chains create opportunities to continue combos for extra damage while launching the opponent.

By combining these mechanics and systems, players can enjoy the flow of battle wherever they are on their fighting game journey. Whether you have been playing with early access, picked up the game at launch, or are considering trying out the Free version before diving in, our friends at Cygames and Arc System Works put together a handy Play Guide that details the game’s features. Give it a look and see if there’s something new to learn!

Now that you’ve gotten the core mechanics down, you’re ready to dive into the numerous game modes available in Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising! Right off the bat, you’ve got the essential Arcade, Versus, Training, and Story modes. Training mode is incredibly robust, educating players from the basics like movement to intermediate knowledge like hit confirm to player wisdom that helps in specific situations against certain characters and their toolkits. Training mode expands further with character breakdowns and frame information. Story mode takes all the mechanics and systems you’re familiar with and converts them into a sidescroller beat-em-up that you can enjoy solo or with a friend! Couch co-op while experiencing the world of Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is a must!

Replays, Journal, and Figure Studio modes let you dive into the details. Watch recordings of previous matches in the Replay mode to learn what worked and discover ways to improve for next time. Journal goes in-depth with the entire Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising world. From characters and locations to enemies and weapons, there is an abundance of lore to learn and explore. You can also view an abundance of artwork and listen to the game’s epic score. The new Figure Studio lets players arrange figures of their favorite characters into dioramas, complete with various poses, expressions, effects, and backgrounds to use.

One of the main additions joining Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is the new online Grand Bruise! mode. Up to 30 players compete in a series of mini-games using chibi versions of their favorite characters. Some avatars are from outside the playable cast! From over-the-top obstacle courses to survival rounds against endless hordes of enemies to an arena combat resource collect-a-thon, there’s no shortage of fun to experience in Grand Bruise! Mode. It even has its own progression system for unlocking new items and in-game currency to reward players for their achievements.

Speaking of online play, let’s dive into the traditional multiplayer modes! The entirety of Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising was built to deliver an exceptional online experience with rollback netcode. Now, players can expect an enhanced online experience with players around the world. Also, with crossplay, players can enjoy GBVSR with others regardless of their platform of choice. The Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising community can come together and grow stronger than ever before.

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising hosts a variety of online modes to best suit player needs. Looking for a room of new players to meet and compete with? The Online Lobby is the place to be. Just searching for your next series of matches? Casual or Ranked Matches are the way to go. Already have a few friends you want to dedicate your time with? Create a Room to hang out and play in.

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising set out to create the ultimate experience for fans of the original entry while making it exciting and fun for new players to join in with a ton of content to enjoy. Now that the game has fully launched, prospective players can try out the expansive Free edition to learn first-hand what GBVSR is all about! Head to the PlayStation Store or Steam to download the game on your platform of choice! Also, tune into Granblue Fantasy Fes 2023 on December 23 to see the unveiling of the first DLC character!

Did you know that Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is one of the main games at Evo Japan 2024? Registration has already begun! Event information and ticket purchases are available at!