Fans were left wondering who the first DLC character of Guilty Gear Strive would end up being from its vast world to pick from, and today is finally the big day — quite literally.
Arc System Works announced tonight they’ve chosen Goldlewis Dickinson to kick off Strive’s first Season Pass, and he’ll be here fairly soon.
As many suspected, the president of the United States’ right-hand man is jumping into action to swing around his mysterious coffin and apparently call down giant satellite lasers from the sky.
He’s also joined in battle by some mysterious creature, who is more than likely an alien considering the coffin it resides in has an Area 51 and extraterrestrial label on it, but the trailer only shows off a hand(s) coming out from within thus far.
Dickinson’s gameplay style appears to be that of a heavy brawler who also has some setplay thanks to the extra toys he brings into battle.
Tossing out the coffin appears to cause something of a guard crush state like we’ve seen from Potemkin, and the alien can send out flying bombs or throw its own punches in support of the secretary of defense.
Or Goldlewis can just pull out a minigun and shoot you from full screen.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of his gameplay, outside of the whole alien thing, is the Overdrive shown where he shoots a laser from his eyepatch onto the opponent which calls down an orbital strike that causes a ton of block stun and seemingly pulls May towards him.
How he could use that giant laser in a combo remains to be seen considering it has almost two full seconds of startup before coming down though it looks quite deadly if it ends up making full contact.
The trailer calls Dickinson “the Cryptid collector”, which implies he may have more strange / unknown creatures in his arsenal outside of his coffin alien.
Goldlewis Dickinson will be releasing on July 27 for owners of Strive’s first Season Pass while those looking to pick up the big guy separately need to wait a few days when he’ll be available to all on July 30.
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The trailer also provides a new and more concrete roadmap for the rest of Strive’s DLC releases.
Character number two will be launching sometime in August followed by the third before the close of 2021.
Strive’s fourth addition isn’t coming until 2022 where they’ll hit the stage alongside a new stage, and the same goes for number five except that’ll also be the time ArcSys releases its planned Story mode DLC as well.