Guilty Gear Strive Brings Back Bridget For Season 2

Guilty Equipment EffortThe second season of 2002’s characters kicked off on Monday with the release of Bridget, the yo-yo and habitual fighter who first joined the series with 2002’s. Guilty Equipment X2. Three other characters are planned Guilty Equipment EffortThe season 2 pass of , which will continue until 2023.

For players looking to get started in Guilty Gear, developer Arc System Works describes Bridget as an “easy-to-pick-up standard character style” with solid long-range attacks and… a teddy bear. Bridget is available as part of the Season Pass for $24.99 and individually for $6.99. The developer also released a getting started guide video for Bridget, who was not playable in recent Guilty Gear Xrd games.

Bridget’s arrival at Guilty Equipment Effort is momentous not only for the launch of a second season of DLC, it also confirms that the character is a trans woman. Bridget’s lore and history are complicated, and in previous entries in the Guilty Gear series, her sexuality and a lack of clarity about her gender identity were sometimes played up for dramatic or comedic purposes. But in StriveBridget definitely comes out as transgender, as seen in this cutscene featuring an interaction between Bridget, Ky Kiske, and relative newcomer Goldlewis Dickinson.

Previous Guilty Gear games identified Bridget as male, and other characters referred to Bridget with male and female pronouns. According to her official backstory (which refers to her in gender-neutral terms), Bridget had a twin brother, and according to a local superstition, same-sex twins are inauspicious. Bridget’s wealthy parents therefore raised her as a girl to protect her from harm, but she later sets out as a bounty hunter to both find success – thus proving the superstition wrong – and “behave”.[e] like a man” grappling with the Guilty Gear roster.

Bridget has spawned a legion of fans, especially cosplayers, who have fallen in love with the character over the past 20 years, despite the occasional tired jokes surrounding her sexuality and gender identity. Those same tropes have made her return to the Guilty Gear franchise uncertain, but it looks like Arc System Works is fully embracing her trans identity – no longer as fodder for storytelling tropes, but as part of a growing roster. diversified for Guilty Equipment Effort.

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