Arc System Works Announces Guilty Gear Xrd – SIGN-

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

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Guilty Gear Xrd

It’s been a long time coming, but after several years of focusing on the BlazBlue franchise with a sidestep into Persona 4 Arena, Arc System Works has finally announced a new game is in development in the Guilty Gear series.  Entitled Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, the game was unveiled with a trailer, which premiered at the Arc System Works Festival held on May 19th, 2013.

The trailer depicts a fight between series protagonist Sol Badguy and his rival Ky Kiske, and demonstrates that the game will not use 2D sprites.  Built using the Unreal Engine, the game’s characters are instead 3D models with a very stylized cel-shading to maintain the aesthetics of the characters.  Other than Sol and Ky, the only other character shown during the trailer is the hair-wielding combatant Millia Rage, who is just on screen long enough to show off a new look.

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is being directed by series creator and composer Daisuke Ishiwatari.  No release dates or platforms have been announced.  We’ll report more information on the game as it becomes available.


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  • And looks like Eddie’s back, as well. VERY quick glimpse of him via the reflection in Millia’s eye.

  • Joelperez

    guilty gear xrd sign anime better 2 new characters giant wolf yami yugi from yu-gi-oh! and giant cats sakura avalon from cardcaptors will be coming soon

  • shinpichu

    Weird question, but does somebody have a link to where I can just download/listen to the song from this trailer?

    Also, Sols stomach looks really small.

  • I’m really loving the aesthetics for this game. Can’t wait to revisit all the other characters.

  • “The trailer depicts a fight between series protagonist Sol Badguy and his rival Ky Kisuke…”

    It’s Kiske, not Kisuke, i know for some of you this doesn;t matter, but is not a japanese Name, it’s from Michael Kiske of Helloween, so let’s stop changing people’s names and adding japanese pronunciation where there isn’t.


    And i hear many people complaining about the change from Spriites to 3d modes, well, if it looks good, and play the same, it can be red lines on a black screen that i don’t care, i’m just happy that guilty is back!

    • I appreciate you pointing out the error. It is a typo and I’ve gone ahead and corrected it. Also, thank you for explaining the reference; I know that Guilty Gear is loaded with numerous musical references like that, and it’s always cool to learn where they come from.

    • thanks for taking critizism nicely, now that i re-read my comment i sounded kind of an ass XD but as they say, the more you know 😛