Guilty Gear Strive Developer denounces fake emails Claiming Bridget isn’t transcribable.
Arc System Works responded to attempts to make an official reply regarding Guilty gear Strive, and it confirmed Bridget as a transwoman.
Bridget has been added to Guilty Gear Strive as a playable character. Her story mode also included a route which confirmed her identity as trans. As with trans perspectives in media, there was pushback from transphobic people trying to explain the reveal or claim it was written entirely by localization and against what the Japanese version of Guilty gear Strive intended. A person claimed that Arc System Works had posted a response claiming Bridget was a male. Content warning regarding the Twitter thread that was posted. It contains both transphobias as well as ableist slurs.
Arc System Works has released an official reply denouncing the shared responsibility and its claims about Guilty gear Strive as a fabrication.
“Our Customer Support was made aware by someone who impersonated us and created images that look like official responses. ASW cannot answer individual questions about content that isn’t published on our website or in-game.
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The storyline of Bridget in Guilty Gear Succeed seems to be an attempt at interrogating the character’s past, which includes using her to make homophobic and transphobic jokes in previous games. Although many fans are thrilled to see the trans representation in the game, some voice actors have criticized Arc Systems Works’ decision not to cast a transperson to portray Bridget.