ShackStream: Crossing blades with Baiken in Guilty Gear Strive

Baiken has arrived as Guilty Gear Strive's fourth DLC Character and we're going to embrace the way of the samurai and see how she plays!


Readers may be aware that I am a fanatic when it comes to Arc System Works fighting games and particularly Guilty Gear Strive. As we make our way through the game’s Season Pass, I have taken every opportunity to share the new characters and show off how they play in breakdowns and on stream. Now Baiken has launched as the game’s fourth DLC character and I’m ready to throw down with her!

Baiken launched in Guilty Gear Strive on January 28, 2022 as the fourth of five DLC characters in the game’s first Season Pass (January 31 for non-pass holders). Baiken is one of the last remaining characters of the original Guilty Gear roster to join GG Strive. A one-armed, one-eyed samurai, Baiken wields a katana one-handed and houses a wealth of deadly gadgets where her other arm used to be. This time out she features a gimmick in which she can tether her opponent so they cannot get away from her temporarily.

Join me as I go live with Baiken in Guilty Gear Strive on the Shacknews Twitch channel at 2:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. ET! You can also watch just below.

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There can be no faltering on the path of the samurai. Come watch as we deliver Tenchu upon Baiken’s foes in Guilty Gear Strive (after some practice, of course!).

Senior News Editor

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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