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New Guilty Gear Character Is Wildly Normal

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Screenshot: Arc System Works

Over the weekend, Arc System Works announced a new character for Guilty Gear Strive. She isn’t Zappa, but she’s pretty neat nonetheless.


Giovanna is overwhelmingly normal, especially for a Guilty Gear character. Apart from a ghost dog with what appears to be a retweet symbol on its head, she’s just, like, a normal lady with great hair?

Okay, sure, I’ll concede that a Secret Service agent possessed by a spirit wolf isn’t the most normal thing in the world. But compared to a narcoleptic in a transforming hospital bed and a teleporting doctor with a giant scalpel, she’s practically white bread.


That’s not to say Giovanna doesn’t gel with the Guilty Gear aesthetic. She’s incredibly stylish, with a bobbed haircut (sorry to repeat myself here but my god her hair!) and a pair of high-waisted palazzo slacks. Anyone familiar with fighting games will know how rare it is to see a female fighter in pants, so I’m very much here for Giovanna’s fashion sense.

Guilty Gear Strive launches for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on April 6, 2021.

Staff Writer, Kotaku

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Admiral Asskicker

You say that, but the character probably ends up being the ghost of a dog that is possessing a female android or some shit.