The wandering samurai saw her trailer released earlier today and it is immediately clear that she has an impressive array of skills
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- has thrilled fans with a steady drip of new characters with the latest one to join the eclectic cast of characters being Baiken. Baiken is not new to the Guilty Gear series and has appeared in the very first game of the series as a secret character who had no bearing on the story. As time went on, we got to learn of her tragic backstory. Her entire land was ravaged by the gears and she has now sworn revenge on the cause of all her trouble— That Man.
Baiken has seen a few design changes over time and when her trailer dropped, fans of the game were...enthused by her updated design.
Besides her interesting design choices, Baiken looks like an amazing character as her move breakdown video which was also released showed us a little of what the wandering samurai is capable of. Most notable of her various choices is her 'Tatami Gaeshi', a move in which she summons a Tatami mat that can act as a foil to mask her advance and when done in the air is an option to mix up her combos. Not only that, but she is also equipped with a gun which gives her a few projectile options.
It seems that Arc System Works released Baiken in response to potential leaks, but the developer did not stop there also revealing that they will be adding a new game mode called 'Combo maker.' So, think Mario Maker, but with combos. This game mode allows players to upload combos or search for combos and setups. The new mode is set to be released on the 28th of January 2022. Baiken will also be released on the same day and we can't wait to see her in action.
With so many new characters coming into GGST, this might be a good time to get into the game and if you are having challenges doing so, why not check out our beginner's guide for Guilty Gear -STRIVE-