New Guilty Gear -Strive- DLC Character Elphelt Valentine Leaked Ahead of The Game Awards

With every major industry show come leaks, and Bandai Namco Asia let slip the new DLC character for Guilty Gear -Strive-, Elphelt Valentine. She'll release this evening during The Game Awards.

Published: December 7, 2023 10:50 PM /


 Elphelt Valentine in New Guilty Gear -Strive-

Every major industry event has its share of leaks, and The Game Awards is no exception, enter Guilty Gear -Strive-'s new DLC character, Elphelt Valentine.

The leak comes courtesy of the Asian branch of Bandai Namco Entertainment, which publishes the game in the region (alongside Europe). 

We already knew that the character was going to be announced this evening at the TGA, but we won't need to wait to know more about Elphelt's implementation and more, albeit the trailer isn't available yet. We'll add it to this article when it gets officially released. (Update: it has been released and you can watch it below alongside her starter guide video).

Guilty Gear -Strive- Elphelt Valentine Gameplay Screenshot

On top of the reveal, we also learn that Elphelt will be launched during the show, so when you see the official announcement on stage, you'll likely be able to download her right away. 

She also won't be the only thing that you'll be able to download this evening, as an update will release at the same time bringing forth balance adjustment across the board and new special moves for Axl Low and Potemkin.

We also hear that a new mode named "Team of 3" will be released in 2024, pitching two teams of three players against each other

Elphelt is the second character of Guilty Gear -Strive-'s Season Pass 3, following Johnny. Two more unannounced characters will be released in 2024. This follows a popular Season Pass 2, which culminated with the release of Asuka R#, also known as Asuka R. Kreuz.

Guilty Gear -Strive- Elphelt Valentine Artwork

Guilty Gear -Strive- was originally released for PS5, PS4, and PC, and Arc System Works recently ported it to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, including Xbox Game Pass

If you'd like to read more about the game, you can enjoy our review, which awarded this dynamic fighting game with a 6.5 out of 10 out of the box, praising its amazing netcode, jaw-dropping visuals, and varied roster.  

Have a tip, or want to point out something we missed? Leave a Comment or e-mail us at

Giuseppe Nelva Profile Picture
| News Editor

News Editor at TechRaptor since January 2023 following over 20 years of professional experience in gaming journalism both on print media and on the web.… More about Giuseppe

More Info About This Game
Learn more about Guilty Gear Strive
Game Page Guilty Gear Strive
Arc System Works
Release Date
April 9, 2021 (Calendar)
Purchase (Some links may be affiliated)