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Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising Coming to PS5, PS4, and PC With Rollback Netcode, Cross-Play

Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising artwork of a blue-haired swordsman and the game's logo

Alongside Granblue Fantasy: Relink at Granblue Fantasy Fes 2022-2023, publisher Cygames has announced that Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising is coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam! Developed by Arc System Works, Rising is the successor to Granblue Fantasy: Versus and will feature a new story, stages, characters, cross-play compatibility, as well as the highly requested rollback netcode!

With improvements and new features to the fighting game mechanics of Granblue Fantasy: Versus, there will also be a brand new mode in the game called Grand Bruise Legends that will incorporate multiplayer mini-games to the online lobbies.

See below for full details of the game via Gematsu:


This 2D fighting game based on the hit mobile RPG from Cygames was an ambitious title that set out to expand the boundaries of the genre.

Since 2020, events and tournaments have been held worldwide with the loving support of players and fans alike.

And now… the next version of Granblue Fantasy: Versus, revamped with all-new features, has arrived: Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising.

New Mechanic: Ultimate Skills

An even more powerful version of Plus Skills.

Briefly slows down the opponent’s movement, enabling new ways to land combos and punish openings or whiffed attacks.

That’s not all! More new mechanics will be revealed soon!

New Characters and Stages

In addition to the original cast of 24 characters, even more playable characters will be joining the roster! Whose stage could this be?

New Story Content

Enjoy a simplified version of RPG Mode in an all-new Story Mode, including all chapters from the first Granblue Fantasy: Versus!

An original saga featuring new characters is set to unfold.

Online Features

  • Rollback netcode: confirmed.
  • Cross-play: confirmed.

Enhanced Graphics

In-game shaders and post-processing effects have been enhanced to replicate the iconic art style of Granblue Fantasy.

New Online Lobby: Island

Run, jump, play, and explore in the new online lobby island! There’s more than just battles in-store!

Grand Bruise Legends

Take a break from the fight and discover new ways to play with multiplayer party games.

  • Rising Royale – Race to the finish while avoiding obstacles and use items to take out other players in this topsy-turvy battle royale!
  • Gold Brick Hoarder – Wrangle up Gold Bricks and take them to your team’s stockpile within the time limit. Just like in Skybound Sprint, you might need to play dirty to win!

Go head-to-head against others in various battle royale and team-based mini-games!

Also, see the announcement trailer and the Grand Bruise Legends trailer below:

Additionally, Granblue Fantasy: Versus‘s final update (version 2.85) is releasing on January 24th!

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Screenshots & Artwork

Grand Bruise Legends Screenshots

The first new character for Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising is set to be announced on February 25th during the GBVS Cygames Cup Special 2023 tournament! It’ll most likely be one of the 12 Divine Generals (aka the yearly Chinese zodiac characters), based on the stage they teased in the announcement trailer. Vikala was one of the most requested character additions in a previously conducted survey, so it would not be surprising to see her in Rising!

Granblue Fantasy: Versus was previously released on PS4 and Steam, and this version will include almost everything in it! If you were interested in checking out the previous game before Rising‘s release or even wanted to just dive in with Rising, please peruse RPGFan’s thoughts on it in our review written by Alana Hagues.

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Alvin Lim

Alvin Lim

Alvin was a news editor who is desperately trying to ween himself off mobile games so he has more time to play console games again. If he's not clicking on Granblue Fantasy, he's either adding more RPGs to his massive backlog, or is taking over 100 hours on a single game in it. When not gaming, he is hanging out, traveling, or cooking with his partner.

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