The fifth and final DLC character of the first season of Granblue Fantasy Versus has launched today. Her name is Zooey. She is the god of order as well as thunder and lightning and takes the form of an anime tween, because why wouldn’t you.
Zooey, or the Arbiter of the Skies to use her proper title, fights with a sword and shield as her main armament but also attacks using her two pet dragons Dyrn and Lyrn. Based on the video announcement from the game’s publisher XSEED Games, Zooey appears to be a close-up fighter who can use her pet dragons to cross up her opponents. She appeared in the story mode of the game as a side character towards the end of the campaign. If the release of Zooey follows the formula of the first four characters she will get her own set of missions added to the story mode as well as being unlocked for competitive play.
Previous DLC characters for Granblue Fantasy Versus included: the game’s main boss Beelzebub, an elfine swordswoman Narmaya, old human unarmed fighter Soriz, and the young lady adventurer Djeeta. As with all the characters that were playable at launch, these DLC characters were ported over from the Granblue Fantasy mobile gacha game. The mobile game continues to be a massive hit in Japan and has spawned an Anime series in addition to the Versus fighting game which was released earlier this year.
Since its release in February, Granblue Fantasy Versus has been fairly well received by the Fighting game community as well as fans of the original mobile game. The game is planned to be included in this year’s EVO fighting game tournament, which is a prestigious event for such a new title. The game debuted at number one on the Japanese charts and recently passed the milestone sales figure of 350,000 copies sold.
OK, for the Granblue Fantasy old-heads out there, what characters do you want to see in season two?