After yet another Granblue Fantasy Fes, we have another set of news regarding the character roster. However, this might not be as well-received as other pieces of news. Why? Because it turns out that GranBlue Fantasy Versus has two different Character Passes.
Chaos Bringer, Narmaya, Soriz, Djeeta, and one unannounced character will join GBFV as playable characters as part of the “Character Pass 1″. So yes, that means all five of these characters will all be DLC and monetized in some fashion. Not only that, but Cygames also announced that another (recently announced) character, Belial will join the roster as part of “Character Pass 2″.
So, as discussed before, Chaos Bringer will be part of the first Character Pass. If you need a primer, Chaos Bringer is a character that made his first appearance during the “What Makes the Sky Blue” series of scenario events in the mobile RPG’s story.
Chaos Bringer is a bit of a special case because he will receive the Goku/Vegeta (SSGSS) treatment in DBFZ. While he is part of the DLC roster, players will be able to unlock him. At launch, Chaos Bringer will only appear as a boss character. But, following an update in early March 2020, he can be unlocked as a playable character by clearing RPG Mode.
Chaos Bringer is voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi. Here are some screenshots for the game’s boss character:
Chaos Bringer also … Brings the power of Avatar, the manifestation of destruction. This guy is obsessed with becoming a beacon of supremacy. As such, he wields the Chaos Matter to mold the Sky Realm, Astral Realm, and Crimson Horizon realms.
Chaos Bringer isn’t the only character that will make his rounds. Another boss character who runs by the name of Belial will also make an appearance in Granblue Fantasy Versus. Belial will appear in the story of RPG Mode. He will also join the playable roster as a downloadable content character via Character Pass 2. Here are the first screenshots and concept art for this baddie:
Granblue Fantasy Versus Character Pass Details
In the 11th trailer released at Granblue Fantasy Fes 2019 today, it was announced that Narmaya, Soriz, and Djeeta will join Granblue Fantasy: Versus as Character Pass 1 downloadable content characters. Here are the juicy details of their release dates (In JP):
Chaos Bringer (voiced by Katsuyki Konishi) – Early March 2020
As mentioned above, Chaos Bringer is a timed release and downloadable content character. Following an update in early March 2020, he can be unlocked as a playable character by clearing RPG Mode. He can also be unlocked by purchasing downloadable content such as the Character Pass Set.
Narmaya (voiced by MAO) – Early March 2020
Narmaya fights using a technical battle style where she can switch between two stances—“Dawnfly” and “Freeflutter”—that each offer different abilities. Screenshots below:
Soriz (voiced by Koyama Rikiya) – Early April 2020
Soriz fights using a dynamic infighter battle style where his normal abilities are strengthened with Super Skybound Arts. Here’s the character art:
Djeeta (voiced by Hisako Kanemoto) – Early April 2020
Djeeta fights using a simple, protagonist-type battle style in the vein of Gran.
One more character will be announced in March 2020 during the Granblue Fantasy 6th Anniversary live stream. So you better stay tuned for when that happens! However, there will be some bonuses if you actually are playing the mobile RPG.
GranBlue Fantasy Versus Mobile Bonuses And Other Details
Granblue Fantasy: Versus has a feature to obtain serial codes that can be redeemed in the Granblue Fantasy mobile game. In other words, you’ll be able to get some nifty bonuses in the mobile game while you play the fighting game. If you’re wondering what the bonuses are, let’s run down the list real quick:
- RPG Mode Clear Reward: 5,000 Crystals
- RPG Mode (Hard Difficulty) Clear Reward: “Vyrn Suit” Job Skin (if you already have the “Vyrn Suit,” you will obtain 3,000 Crystals instead)
- Downloadable Content Characters Purchase Bonuses:
- Hooded Figure: Advance acquisition of a weapon that will be released for Granblue Fantasy at a later date
- Narmaya: “Narmaya” Character Skin
- Soriz: “Soriz” Character Skin
- Djeeta: “Gran & Djeeta GBVS Ver.” Job Skin
XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe will release the game in North America and Europe in the first quarter of 2020. Both companies will also release a Physical Premium Edition (seen below), a Digital Deluxe Edition, and a Digital Character Pass Set. All three Color Packs will be released simultaneously and are included with the Premium Edition, Character Pass Set, and Digital Deluxe Edition.
What do you think about GranBlue Fantasy Versus’ Character Pass? Are you going to purchase these characters on release? Do you like any of the characters in the DLC Pass? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.