Granblue Fantasy: Relink release date, story, pre-order bonus, and demo

Granblue Fantasy: Relink release date, story, pre-order bonus, and demo
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Want to learn about the Granblue Fantasy: Relink release date?

After a long development period, the action-RPG from Cygames is almost here. With unique co-op and party-based combat, there’s a lot to look forward to. If you thought the game oozed PlatinumGames vibes, that might be because this was supposed to be a joint project between the two studios. Unfortunately, the Devil May Cry developer dropped out of this collaboration. But the game still appears to be an engrossing experience.

Read on to learn more about the game and if it’ll be your RPG of choice this year.

An image of two characters fighting in Granblue Fantasy: Relink. Image from Cygames.
An image of two characters fighting in Granblue Fantasy: Relink. Image from Cygames.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink is scheduled to release on Thursday, Feb 1, 2024. 4-player co-op means that you can face treacherous foes with the help of others on your grand adventure. Moves like Link Attacks and Chain Bursts let you double down on teamwork along the main story with real-time combat.

After first being announced in 2016, the game has gone through a rough development period. A few delays later, the game is almost here.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink story

Granblue Fantasy takes place in the Sky Realm, a world named Estalucia where islands float across the sky. You’ll step into the shoes of a captain of a skyfaring crew, joined by a dragon named Vyrn and a young girl with mysterious powers named Lyria. Meeting her ‘sets the wheels of fate in motion’ and starts the main story.

With new characters like the alchemist Cagliostro and Seofon Tweyen, members of the Eternals, a group of weapon masters, expect plenty of surprises. In the Zegagrande Skydom, islands are guarded by powerful creatures known as primal beasts. Expect these living weapons to play a significant role in the story as well.

Does Granblue Fantasy: Relink have multiplayer

Yes, the game has PvE co-operative multiplayer with up to four players online. Note that there is no PvP confirmed for the game. This means that you can only team up against monsters in the story mode.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink release time prediction

Expect Steam games to usually drop at 10 AM PST. PlayStation titles tend to be released at midnight local time. Watch out for these timings as we haven’t got an official release time yet.

Can you preload Granblue Fantasy: Relink

At the moment, there doesn’t seem to be a preload option for the game.

All characters in Granblue Fantasy: Relink

Expect even more characters than the 20 listed here when future DLCs drop. Here’s a list of all the characters we’ve spotted so far in Granblue Fantasy: Relink:

  • Cagliostro
  • Charlotta
  • Djeeta
  • Eugen
  • Ferry
  • Gallanza
  • Ghandagoza
  • Gran
  • Id
  • Io
  • Katalina
  • Lancelot
  • Lilith
  • Maglielle
  • Narmaya
  • Percival
  • Rackam
  • Rolan
  • Rosetta
  • Siegfried
  • Vane
  • Vaseraga
  • Yodarha
  • Zeta

Granblue Fantasy: Relink can take over 20 hours to complete

Expect the game to take over 100 hours to complete it if you’re a completionist who likes finding all of a game’s secrets.

There’s been a great deal of coverage already for Granblue Fantasy: Relink. They’ve covered various mechanics of the game, in addition to multiplayer and boss battles. Check out the trailers here.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink – Release Date Trailer 

Granblue Fantasy: Relink – Boss Battle Trailer

An image of characters in Granblue Fantasy: Relink. Image from Cygames.
An image of characters in Granblue Fantasy: Relink. Image from Cygames.

Yes, you get 72 hours of early access by pre-ordering Granblue Fantasy: Relink. This perk applies to any edition of the game that’s been pre-ordered on a supported platform. Early Access play begins at 7 AM PT on January 28, 2024.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink will be released on PS4, PS5, and PC. There is no information on whether one can expect Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch ports at this time.

Where to buy Granblue Fantasy: Relink

You can purchase the game from the PlayStation Store or Steam. Amazon also has copies available.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink download size

While we don’t have a concrete download size, Steam mentions that players will require 90 GB of free space to play this title.

What are the Granblue Fantasy: Relink pre-order bonuses

Pre-ordering Granblue Fantasy: Relink nets you 72 hours of early access in addition to some sweet perks. You get Stamina III perk (Higher your HP, the higher your ATK) and Enmity III perk (Lower your HP, the higher your ATK) if you place a pre-order. Other editions offer even more bonuses.

An image of a flying machine soaring through the sky in Granblue Fantasy: Relink. Image from Cygames.
An image of a flying machine soaring through the sky in Granblue Fantasy: Relink. Image from Cygames.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink demo content explained

Game developer Cygames released a Granblue Fantasy: Relink demo at midnight local time on January 12, 2024. This is exclusive to PS5 and PlayStation 4 players with three modes: Tutorial, Story, and Quest. Steam players won’t get access to this demo. It lets players experience a small portion of the campaign and its rewards can be transferred to the full game.

It features 11 playable characters with even more in the full game.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink special editions and pricing

Granblue Fantasy: Relink comes in four editions. And yes, it will have a physical release and a collector’s edition as well. Don’t worry about comparing them, we’ve got you covered. Here are all the editions of Granblue Fantasy: Relink.

Standard Edition ($59.99)

Here’s what the base game offers to players:

  • Base game
  • Early Access
  • Stamina III perk (Higher your HP, the higher your ATK)
  • Enmity III perk (Lower your HP, the higher your ATK)
  • Granblue Special Item set: Relink Pack

Special Edition ($79.99)

Special Edition owners of Granblue Fantasy: Relink can expect these perks:

  • Base game
  • Early Access
  • Stamina III perk
  • Enmity III perk
  • Starter item pack
  • False Sword of the Apocalypse weapon
  • Color Pack 2 and 3
  • Granblue Special Item set: Relink Pack

Digital Deluxe Edition ($99.99)

Ponying up for the Digital Deluxe Edition nets you these bonuses:

  • Base game
  • Digital copy of the artbook and soundtrack
  • Early Access
  • Stamina III perk
  • Enmity III perk
  • Starter item pack
  • False Sword of the Apocalypse weapon
  • Color Pack 1, 2, and 3
  • Granblue Special Item set: Relink Pack

And here’s what the Granblue Special Item set has:

  • Main Character Outfit: Rebelwear x 1
  • Eternals’ Transcendence Set or Evokers’ Domain Set

Collector’s Edition ($179.99)

Here’s what the Collector’s Edition will net you:

  • Base game
  • Proto Bahamut Statue Figure
  • Sword of Eos keychain
  • Artbook with over 100 pages
  • Soundtrack CD with 12 tracks
  • Set of 5 postcards
  • Starter item pack
  • False Sword of the Apocalypse weapon
  • Color Pack 1, 2, and 3

Granblue Fantasy: Relink age rating

The game has been rated T by the ESRB and PEGI 12 in Europe.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink release date FAQ

Is Granblue Fantasy: Relink a gacha game?

No, it is not a gacha game.

When was Granblue Fantasy: Relink announced?

It was announced in 2016.