Do You Need to Play Granblue Fantasy to Play Granblue Fantasy Relink?

Is the game welcoming to those new to the franchise?

by Franklin Bellone Borges
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In Granblue Fantasy Relink, the strength of the bonds of the Grancypher crew is tested like never before, as they become the only hope for the Skyes against the unforgiving Church of Avia.

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But given how the game is set in the universe of the acclaimed browser (and later mobile) game, can those unfamiliar with the franchise get the full experience? Here’s whether or not you need to play Granblue Fantasy to play Granblue Fantasy Relink.

Do You Need to Play Granblue Fantasy to Play Granblue Fantasy Relink?

No, even players who have no prior knowledge regarding the Granblue franchise will be perfectly able to enjoy and connect with the story of Granblue Fantasy Relink. The reason for that lies in the fact that the game offers a pretty good introduction to the crew’s main goal during both the Prologue and its first Chapter. Players can also open the Glossary at will during most non-cinematic cutscenes to avoid getting lost.

The game also allows you to learn more about the lore of each character by watching Fate Episodes, as well as by checking their in-game profiles within Lyria’s Journal. To make sure you can unlock all characters as fast as possible as well as get an edge during your playthrough, I highly recommend that you check out All Playable Characters in Granblue Fantasy Relink and How to Unlock Them.

Is Granblue Fantasy Relink Canon?

Although nothing was officially stated regarding the subject, I believe that given how the game’s main story could easily fit into the time gaps between some of the Main Quests and canon events of Granblue Fantasy, it would not be far from the truth to consider Relink as semi-canon. It is also possible that, like Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising, the game takes place in an alternative universe.

This guide was made while playing Granblue Fantasy Relink on PS5.

- This article was updated on February 1st, 2024

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Franklin is a writer and journalist. A video game fanatic with more than 3 years of experience, his work can also be seen on sites such as The Click, Games Atlas, and Try Hard Guides. When not writing, he is most likely making his wallet cry while playing Gacha Games or ending the reign of the Crystals in Final Fantasy XVI.