Umbrella is the younger of the two Canopy princesses. She is somewhat of a carefree, albeit spoiled child. Her older sister is Parasoul. Their mother was the Skullgirl seven years ago. Umbrella is drawn into the current conflict by a familiar presence. She has grown up sheltered from the full circumstances surrounding her mother’s death. What effect will the truth have on her?
One strange detail about Umbrella is that some say she bears a resemblance to Peacock. Marie said “she reminds me of an old friend” in Parasoul’s story. It is possible that she may have been referring to someone else, but Peacock is the only one who has been shown to have a history with Marie.
Umbrella’s fighting style relies heavily on her living weapon, Hungern, and its insatiable appetite. Its power increases the longer it is not used to attack, forcing players to choose between using Hungern to end special moves for extra advantages throughout the match and letting his hunger build up for more damage later.
Hungern takes on the shapes of various nightmarish mouths as it tries to consume the enemy, ranging from horse heads to anemones. Expect lots of teeth! Some of its attacks may have a bit of a Takashi Murakami vibe to them. In addition to its biting and grabbing attacks, Hungern can also be opened like a regular umbrella, allowing Umbrella to float in the air for certain attacks.
Ryo is the son of Takuma Sakazaki and Ronnet Sakazaki and the older brother of Yuri Sakazaki. Born in the city of Southtown, as Ryo was deemed to be Takuma’s successor, he began his martial arts training at an early age. His father instilled him with the difficult principle of self-reliance, where a person’s own strength can form their worth in the world, but these days of his childhood training would prove difficult for the young Ryo, who was reluctant to fight due to his kindness and bashfulness. He eventually gained a sparring partner and friend when Robert Garcia was admitted into the dojo.
On Ryo’s 10th birthday, his mother died in a tragic car accident. Immediately after, his father mysteriously left their home and left Ryo to take care of Yuri. Forced to fend for himself and his sister’s sake, Ryo did this by partaking in construction work and tirelessly strived to defend his family’s dojo. Remembering his father’s lessons during his training, he also took up street fighting. At first, he did poorly but, after many years of persistence and learning the true meanings behind his father’s teachings, including “A man’s strength cannot be known only by his fist”, “Real strength must be felt through the mind and heart”, and to know what he was fighting for, he eventually established himself as a fearsome and renowned street fighter.
Ryo is very serious about fighting and loyal to his friends and family. He has been given discipline through his Karate training by his father, Takuma. He treats Robert as his rival, but they are best friends. He is a little old fashioned and blunt, which sometimes alienates him from his trendier sister and stylish rival. He’s also admits to not being very smart or talented but he believes that these are obstacles for him to overcome. Compared to Yuri and Robert’s ideology on training, Ryo believes he can attain greatness in his art through hard work and experience. Having raised both himself and Yuri during their childhood, he struggles with his own wishes to protect his sister and his own wishes to see her grow up. He accepts her growing maturity with bittersweet acquiescence.
It has been implied that there is some romantic tension between him and King. He apparently thinks her to be a good friend though she may think more of him since he contributed to her brother’s recovery in Art of Fighting 2. Their relationship is referred to various times during The King of Fighters series.
Robert is the only son of Alberto Garcia, a wealthy Italian businessman and best friend of Takuma Sakazaki. During his early childhood, Robert lived a life free of responsibility and caring, being doted on by his loving parents for his every whim. Yet he would yearn for more in his life and would regularly sneak away from his home to go to the Kyokugenryu Dojo. He spied on Takuma and Ryo Sakazaki‘s training sessions and aspired to become like them.
Alberto wanted Robert to focus on his corporate teachings and someday inherit the Garcia Foundation from him. After his father pushed him too far, a young Robert rebelled and embraced his own ambitions to find success by himself. Running away from home, Robert rushed to Takuma’s dojo and demanded to be taught Kyokugenryu Karate. Impressed by the boy’s spirit, Takuma agreed and Robert became Ryo’s sparring partner. The two boys soon became best friends.
Unlike Ryo, Robert is a natural ace in martial arts. Because Robert excelled so well in his studies, Takuma became harder on his son’s training to keep up. As Robert completed his training first, however, this would happen immediately before Ryo’s 10th birthday, and on the day of Ronnet’s deadly car accident. With the death of Ryo’s mother, his master mysteriously disappearing, and leaving Ryo to take care of Yuri, Robert was left with no choice but to reluctantly return home to Italy. Knowing that Ryo must overcome his own trials and mature into the man his father sought, he promised him that he would return, and for Ryo to protect Yuri and to keep her happy. In his home country, Robert rigorously continued his martial arts studies and matured into a respected martial artist. He was given his moniker overseas.
Robert eventually developed romantic feelings for his friend’s sister, Yuri. He has held an infatuation with Yuri ever since he first met her and would likely wed her if not for Takuma and Ryo, who are overprotective of Yuri.
Chris (クリス, Kurisu) is a character from SNK‘s The King of Fighters series of fighting games who is a member of the Orochi Team (temporarily under disguised team name, “New Faces Team” in KOF ’97). He is one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi, and is the dark Orochi counterpart to Kyo in regards of his ability to wield dark flames.
His true origin is shrouded in mystery. At one point, he formed a rock band named CYS (consisting of the first letter in the name of each band member) with Yashiro Nanakase and Shermie, with him playing the drums. He, along with Yashiro and Shermie, entered the King of Fighters 1997 to form the New Face Team by individually defeating and stealing the invitations of the qualified American Sports Team (Heavy D!, Lucky Glauber, and Brian Battler), having chosen to enter after the preliminaries were over. Their initial goal for entering the tournament was due to Yashiro’s grudge and desire to get revenge on Iori Yagami, the leader of a rival band that had surpassed them in popularity. Chris, Shermie, and Yashiro themselves were originally unaware of their own Orochi heritage.
As the tournament progressed, the Orochi blood within Chris and his friends awakened and they regained their memories of being three of the “Four Heavenly Kings”. As loyal members of Orochi, they continued to gather power to resurrect Orochi. They kidnapped Yuki as a sacrifice for Orochi to regain his full potential and triggered the Riot of the Blood within Iori and Leona via their own presence. Near the end of the tournament, both Yashiro and Shermie commit suicide in order to transfer their remaining energy into Chris and because of this, Orochi is able to return to the world while using Chris’ body as the host, but Orochi itself is re-sealed again by the Three Sacred Treasures: Kyo, Iori, and Chizuru.
Chris is quite innocent, shy, cheerful, and has a heart of gold, though somewhat anti-social. He also seems to be quite soulful. In normal situations, Chris will try to be the mature one of the group providing information for his teammates when necessary. Despite his generally prim and proper decorum, it’s been noted that Chris also possesses a murderous intent and it’s stronger than Shermie’s, which ties into him being able to “kill with an innocent smile.” Alluding to this secretly violent behavior, Chris’s dialogue can be a bit precocious and arrogant, and he tends to taunt opponents in a way to deliberately offend them, even his bandmates.
April 27, 2021 Update Patch Notes
- New Ultraman Ultraseven (Dan Moroboshi).
- Stardust balance changes.
- Fixed bug where players could cancel out of Unicorn Charge after it was blocked.
- Reduced number of bounces on Bouncing Star when used without Glow Up.
- Increased recovery time on Bouncing Star.
- Club Duels now allow playing against AI.
He appeared as the main character of Ultraseven and the human form of the titular Ultra. His codename to the Space Garrison was “Agent 340” but was christened Ultraseven by the humans. Each member of the UG was codenamed Ultra One to Six, with Dan being the sixth member his true form was seen as an unofficial Seventh member of the team. Dan hails from the Land of Light in the Nebula M78, the same planet as Ultraman. Originally sent to map the Milky Way, he visits Earth and it captivates him. On his first day he saves the life of a young mountain climber named Jiro Satsuma, who nearly falls to his death while saving a fellow climber. Instead of merging with him, as Ultraman did with Science Patrolman Shin Hayata, 340 morphs himself into a duplicate of the unconscious Jiro. However, he names himself Dan Moroboshi to avoid confusion.
Hibiki is the daughter of Genzō Takane (高嶺 源蔵, Takane Genzō), a renowned swordsmith known throughout Japan during the Bakumatsu era. He had retired to an isolated area in the countryside with his daughter but continued his work with various swordsmen around the country. One fateful day, a silver-haired man approaches Genzō and requests that he forge a new sword. Though the man radiated an aura of pure, unfathomable evil, the master swordsmith finds himself unable to refuse the request. He spends a time of almost 3 months forging this sword, which he dubs the “Yaso Magatsu Hi no Tachi” (八十枉津日太刀, “Blade of Eighty Days Harbored Unwillingly”), detailing the amount of time he invested in the weapon. The labor renders him ill, however, and he is soon permanently bedridden.
He tells his daughter that the silver-haired man was the reason for his condition, and that she should pursue him and the sword that he had forged. With a concerned Hibiki by his side, he utters his last words: “The thing that I saw… that I felt, even you must understand.” Though she was confused by her father’s cryptic request, Hibiki gathers her belongings and leaves in search of the silver-haired man.
Several days later, a man named Hyo Amano stops by, hoping that Genzō would repair his weapon, the “Otokomae”, when he learns of the swordsmith’s death, he sets out to find his daughter.
Hibiki has two endings in the game; in one of them she visits her father’s grave and decides to improve her swordsmanship which can be gained if the player defeats every opponent they face in Arcade mode with her super moves. In the other ending should the player not use her super moves to finish all opponents, she tells her father that now she has a “companion“.
Musō Shinden-ryū is a real style and an anachronism for the game; the style was not founded until 1932. It is a branch of Iaido. Some of her basic attacks bear some resemblance to Ukyo Tachibana‘s, where it involves frequent quick-draws, dashing-based slashes, as well as some solid counterattacks that require some precision but can prove to be fatal if landed correctly.
In Capcom vs. SNK 2, her Speed Mode ‘Custom Combos’ AKA the Ranbu Ōgi from Last Blade 2 is given to her as a normal super move. In addition she has slightly different animations for her supers in Capcom vs. SNK 2, with the blood being replaced by sparks.
Hibiki is among the few characters in CvS2 who has a unique winpose, if she defeats someone with her original SDM/Senzai Ōgi, with her hair untied as a result of her attack connecting. It’s a visual cue that the landed attack will be fatal for the enemy.
Editions Pix’n Love – Pix’n Love Editions, a French site where you can buy in euros (above) those sweets and probably out of stock in 4 seconds, deluxe editions for the Neogeo Pocket Color Selection vol.1, so it will have a vol.2 too, nice!! preorders begin tomorrow morning.
And also those ones ready for spring that you can preorder too:
Ultimate Edition Bonus #1: “Digital Soundtrack”
The soundtrack includes a total of 55 songs, featuring more than 15 vocal themes (including “Smell of the Game”) and 40 background tracks used in the Story Mode.
Ultimate Edition Bonus #2: “Digital Artbook”
This features various art and visuals from the Guilty Gear series’ history including the main visuals of each game and a number of unreleased illustrations from renowned guest artists. Music from the game can be played while using this application.
Ultimate Edition Bonus #3: “Ultimate Edition Special Colors”
Featuring a sleek black color with bright blue highlights, these special character colors are only available with the Guilty Gear -Strive- Ultimate Edition.
Early Purchase Bonus: “Special Colors for Sol and Ky”
Special colors for Sol and Ky will be included with the Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate editions of the game purchased before June 25, 2021. These unique colors also change the appearance of their fire and lightning attacks.
Downloadable Content: “Guilty Gear: Strive Additional Color Pack”
The color pack unlocks colors for the initial roster of 15 characters as well as the next five characters to be added, for a total of 20 characters. Every character gets five additional colors, making for 100 extra colors available. This is paid downloadable content and will also be included in the “Guilty Gear: Strive Season Pass 1.”
With Eustace, he is the tenth overall DLC character to be added to the roster. Eustace is also part of the second Character Pass, which includes four others like Anre, Belial, Cagliostro, and Yuel. There will also be an additional stage available called Dydroit Belt for those who unlock Eustace. Each DLC will come with a serialized code that has a sticker and an SSR character weapon draw ticket to be used in the Granblue Fantasy mobile game.
There’s still one more character in the DLC package that hasn’t been revealed yet. The last character will likely be revealed in the next trailer during the RAGE GBVS Summer tournament, which is the semifinals in June this year.
Pocket Bravery is expecting to release for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5. If the campaign is going to the end. Let’s wait and see.