By Paul Kainoa Vigil / August 17th, 2015
The Arc System Works fighting game tournament ARC REVOLUTION CUP 2015 concluded this past weekend in Japan, host to many talented players in Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extend, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late. During the event, Guilty Gear series director Daisuke Ishiwatari took a moment to promote a new release in the Xrd series of Guilty Gear games: -REVELATOR-. All there is to know can be captured with one three-minute trailer!
The first minute is a dialogue between series antagonist That Man and Raven, one of his cronies. Raven’s appearance (including voiced lines!) is notable here as a character who had yet to make his debut as a playable combatant in the series, but as it stands he’s not playable yet.
What follows is a showcasing of revamped stages and currently announced characters set to “Wanna Be Crazy”, the promotional theme for the arcade version of -REVELATOR-. Naoki Hashimoto is back on vocals, having sung for other Xrd songs like “Lily”, “Heavy Day”, and “Big Blast Sonic”. The added characters Johnny and Jack-O are in tow in the video, too.
And also in tow: Jam Kuradoberi has arrived! Making a surprise appearance in the last half-minute of the video, some gameplay footage, voiced lines (as shrill as ever, even with a new voice actress,) and official art were shown off for the popular Guilty Gear veteran.
Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- is set for release in arcades on August 25th. A console release is sure to follow – the only real question is when. It’d be amazing if the stars aligned and North America (and poor Europe!) could get it Winter 2015/Early 2016…but that requires the stars aligning! In any case, check out the trailer below and listen to some awesome cheesy Guilty Gear music!
The additions known so far by no means represent the entirety of the added content from -SIGN- to -REVELATOR- and three characters plus new stages is almost certainly not everything planned for the game, if I had to guess. Likely characters for future inclusion are Raven and Dizzy.
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