Cygames and Arc System Works have announced that Granblue Fantasy Versus sales have topped one million worldwide.
The 2D fighter was released back in 2020 for PlayStation 4 and PC as a spinoff of the popular mobile RPG Granblue Fantasy.
To celebrate the milestone, the two studios tweeted some rather charming artwork of Gran and Katalina celebrating, thanking "every skyfarer" who's played the game since its release.
In addition, the developers express hope that fans will try out the upcoming sequel, Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, which is scheduled for release on November 30th.
The sequel, which is currently available for pre-order, will feature the entire cast of the original Granblue Fantasy Versus, along with several new characters including Siegfried, Anila, Grimnir, and Nier (no, not that one).
It will also boast rollback netcode and cross-platform play, which should make the online experience smoother and more compelling.
Despite anticipation surrounding Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, some players have expressed misgivings regarding a gameplay change that has proven somewhat controversial.
The changes involve rendering simple inputs and technical inputs indistinguishable in terms of how much damage you'll do by using them, which has rubbed some skill-oriented players up the wrong way.
Director Tetsuya Fukuhara recently posted a message in which he explained the rationale behind these changes; in essence, Fukuhara-san says the changes were made to open up Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising to more players and even the odds.
Whether or not that decision leads to longer-term consequences for Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising remains to be seen. The game is due to launch on November 30th for PlayStation consoles and PC.
In the meantime, Granblue Fantasy Versus is available right now for PS4 and PC. Naturally, you can also play the PS4 version on PS5 via backwards compatibility. Stay tuned for more news on all things Granblue Fantasy.