Everybody calm down! It’s happening! Everyone’s favorite sword-wielding android, 2B, is coming to Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising. I didn’t know that I was missing her but it’s abundantly clear that I was.
In a move that is both simultaneously surprising and not, Square Enix is licensing out one of its most popular characters. It appears that the puppet character, Nier, will have some competition in several ways.
When is 2B coming to GBVSR?
During Granblue Fes 2023, Cygames and Arc System Works announced the Nier: Automata star would be joining the fantasy fighter’s roster in February 2024 as part of the Deluxe Edition Character Pass 1 or for $7.99 individually. In addition to 2B as a playable character, she’ll also be usable as a Premium Avatar as part of the DLC.
2B makes a rather stylish entrance with Pod following some conversation between the baffled Gran and Djeeta. She then gets to work with both the Virtuous Contract and Virtuous Treaty swords before unleashing a Skybound Art with several Pod units.
She looks formidable with large sweeping attacks, quick-fire attacks from Pod, and teleporting dodges aplenty. I’m certainly excited to try her out as, despite not really enjoying Nier: Automata‘s story, 2B’s design and gameplay completely won me over.
This isn’t 2B’s first foray into fighting game territory, as she previously traveled back in time to fight against the likes of Nightmare and Voldo in Soulcalibur VI. She was a ton of fun to play then and her appearance in GBVSR looks to be a repeat performance. Whether you intend on playing her or not, it’ll be wise to practice against her in the training mode as she’s likely to be a popular pick following the release.