Watch Guilty Gear Xrd Sign’s Arcade Opening

By Spencer . January 30, 2014 . 4:10am

This spring, Guilty Gear will return to arcades with Guilty Gear Xrd Sign. Here’s a look at the arcade opening. Guilty Gear Xrd Sign is also in development for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 slated for release later this year.

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  • Tonton Ramos

    I hope there are more characters on the console version…

    • Ardus

      Fear not theres always more characters in the console version.

      • gangrelion

        There is still time for more characters to be announced even in the Arcade release. Even so, I bet there will be an update for the Arcade to add more characters even before the console release, something similar happened with Balzblue after all…

      • Death Metal

        Or in the Ultra Ultimate Super Core Game of the Year edition.

    • Armane

      You’ll have to wait for Guilty Gear XXrd.

      • Death Metal

        You’re getting me excited for XXXrd.

        • 愛憎

          Excited for XXX, hmm?
          I don’t think that’s the kind of excitement we want to know about…

    • At least the closest one we got was Rachel Alucard’s less gothy yet more psychotic sister.

    • Arcana Drill

      i think they didnt reveal the full roster yet, and they always put characters via updates in the arcades, the latest blazblue had three characters updated before the console version. Then the console version have almost always one or two new characters that will be put in the arcades later.

  • DemonShadowX

    Beautiful…… But there’s a distinct lack of Dizzy.

    • Arcana Drill

      going for the story of GG2, dizzy is still sealed. Wonder if she will be a boss or something like that.

    • Vash bane


      didn’t you say this last time as well?

      i’m getting some serious case of deja vu here lol

  • Ardus

    Cant wait to get my hands on this game

  • Pdugna

    Getting the PS4 version of this game and once I play it I shall not leave my room for days.

  • Go2hell66

    Give me 30 seconds with this game and i will slap my own mother

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      Game so fun, makes you wanna SLAP YO MOMMA!

      • 愛憎

        With this quote on the box, this game will sell millions!

  • anthony apduhan

    HEAVEN OR HELL Endless Duels here I come! LET’S ROCK!

  • Ninastars

    Oh yes. It seems to me like it’s an actual sequel to Overture and more story-oriented than the previous games just like I hoped.

    Now if they’ll only add a couple of characters for the console release everything’s perfect. I just need Bridget.

    • andref

      I just wonder if we will get playable characters from Overture in the console release

      • Ninastars

        I’d like to see Sin return at least. I’m certain this version of Valentine will be playable though at least.

        • andref

          Likely for consoles, but doubt she will be in arcade, though I do wonder if Dizzy will be playable since she was sealed in overture though I never finished the game so I don’t know her fate


    I really hope that Baiken isn’t a upadated version character and is avaible in this version of the game

  • Göran Isacson

    That was much rocking, and it’s nice to see where it fits into the timeline as well. The mystery of May’s missing age notwithstanding, I am so looking forward to rocking to the depths of hell and heights of heaven once more, in GLORIOUS 3D.

    That is, if I should buy the initial version and not wait for the inevitable updated version…

  • John Lawson

    Let’s hope they don’t milk it stale like blazblue and it’s 2 character updates over and over


      expect at least four versions of Xrd

    • XiaomuArisu

      One update is too much?
      Boy you must hate Capcom!

      • John Lawson

        I don’t hate capcom, It’s a full offense to Blazblue, a 12 character roster and annual re-releases with 1 or 2 new characters that are sometimes an extra Charge with DLC

        • Arcana Drill

          blazblue CT – 2009

          blazblue CS – 2010 (new game, new mechanics, new characters that actually requires a lot of work, redone sprites, everything you can ask from a 2d fighter)

          blazblue CS2- 2011( a FREE patch)

          blazblue CS extend- 2012 (the first re release from the series and the only one until now)

          blazblue CP – 2014 (new game, with everything from above).

        • XiaomuArisu

          There is a larger gap then that
          BBCT updates 0
          BBCS updates1
          BBCP updates 0

          • Guest

            2008 BBCT
            2009 BBCS

            2010 BBCS II

            2011 BBCS Extend
            2012 BBCP

    • RichyGaming

      Um, it’s not just BlazBlue. Could have sworn there have been several new guilty gear titles with new updates. But if you want to talk about a series being milked, look at Street Fighter (no disrespect to Street Fighter). Then you can look at BB and GG.

      • John Lawson

        yes, but Guilty Gear XX was released in 2002, and these updates weren’t annual to the point that you’re just blowing $40 every year for 2 new characters

        • Aisha Lee

          every year? the only game that actually released a year later with 2 new characters was Blazblue CS and as Arcana Wiz stated the game had a bunch of tune ups and mechanics upgrades (not to mention we got Mu-12 for consoles which boost that count to three.) Now were getting a CP (which has seven new characters), was announced and playable in japanese arcades in 2012, came to jp consoles in oct. 2013, and won’t been in the U.S until March 25. 2014. That hardly looks like milking in my eyes

        • RichyGaming

          Okay, but in every new release of a BlazBlue title, mechanics are tweaked and of course there are new characters. That’s just about what happens in other fighting games with a new version. New modes, stage, character, battles, story, etc, I was happy with every new version ever since I first got BBCSII. But if it was Guilty Gear (which has the same thing) would you buy an updated version? I would think so. Every new Guilty Gear game starting now would cost just as much, if not more expensive. And knowing that GG had began in 1998, that should tell you what series has been milked the most. Especially when it already had several updates before the first BlazBlue even came out.

    • Shane Guidaboni

      In case you aren’t aware, Guilty Gear XX had a bunch of updates: #Reload, Slash, Accent Core, Accent Core plus and Accent Core Plus r.

    • ivanchu77

      At least blazblue got new characters with each update.

      sometimes in guilty gear the new updates didn´t had any new characters

  • z_merquise

    Cool trailer. Also, there are animated story cutscenes?

    I don’t know the story for Guilty Gear: Overture but does Valentine had an ability to switch bodies? She looked different in that trailer compated to this one:

    Also, there’s a guy with a hat in that trailer. Could it be this one?

    • XiaomuArisu

      I think thats a different Valentine
      If I remember correct Valentine was a copy of Justice
      So I think thats a different Valentine
      And well it was hard to tell whats a cutscene and whats gameplayXD
      Which is good!
      Game is unbelievable pretty!

      • andref

        Supposedly Valentine is a copy of Sol’s lover Aria or so her background says. Well his lover when Sol was human


          That ended up beign turned into Justice.

      • z_merquise

        I’m still amazed on what Arc Sys did here. Everything looked like a hand-drawn cartoon yet it seems to be all in 3D models running in Unreal Engine.

        It just made me wish how a new Samurai Shodown game should be if there’s one.

    • Ninastars

      If I remember right it turned out in Overture that the Backyard was full of other Valentines. This one is simply a different version of her.

      • z_merquise

        I see. I just like the Valentine design in Overture and I was expecting that it will be the same design if ever she appeared here in Xrd.


      There is more than one Valentine. That Man said to Raven in the ending that millions of valentines are being born each day.

      Also wtf Q is doing here?

      • Suzaku

        Those are the surviving members of the “Senato,” which was introduced in the recent Pachislot Guilty Gear game. There were four, but the third, Bardius, was defeated in that game.

        They’re behind-the-scenes string pullers that are conspiring against Ky and and were also involved with Zato-1’s “return.”

        • Ninastars

          Kinda weird they’d actually introduce key plot elements in a game like that. Is there a summary of it anywhere.


          Arcsys really introduced important characters in a pachinko game?…

          Also, Valentine speaked about ‘doing something for mother’ I don’t remember really well. What if Justice/Aria is alive? :o
          Yeah i know that i i’m reading too much into it but is freaking GG! o/

          Man… GG would be such a awesome RPG series.

          • DragKudo

            i thought she was a clone of Aria? That would mean she still has to be alive.


            well the gears says something about Justice when dying that i just don’t remember. Also That Man said to Sol “we killed her”. also there’s a ending that That Man says: “To think that it was…her daughter”, We can only guess about Dizzy.
            God fucking damn it! I need to replay every GG to get stuff together. We are entering in Nasuverse level of “WAT?” with this next isntallment

          • Firekitty

            If they made a GG RPG, I would marry my copy.

  • Venom! <3

  • fairysun

    Hmm, I thought Arc System lost the right of Guilty Gear franchise to Sega hence, they developed Blazblue. What happened here?

  • Astrotrain

    The graphics look freaking awesome, I really like them, but this is no replacement for 2D animation.

  • Shane Guidaboni

    I’m nervous that they haven’t announced more characters.

  • Hagaren

    Super-hyped for this! I hope they’ll announce Jam, Johnny, Baiken and Dizzy at some point. If not for arcade, then definitely for the console version. Also, Heavy Day is as epic as ever!

    • Death Metal

      This. Except Baiken, would rather have Anji.

  • ndjn3979

    Looks gooooood

  • Yan Zhao

    Its almost out in arcades, yet a huge amount of the cast is missing. This is KoF12 all over again :

    Hope Im wrong and they’ll reveal more later.


      KOFXII wished that SNK had half the love that Xrd is getting from ArcSys

  • Richard N

    Buckle up! ITS TIME TO ROCK!!

  • Suzaku

    They also had a bunch of new footage on the BuruRaji web show.

    • Ninastars

      Looks fantastic. The animations look just more and more lovely, And are those actual animated story cutscenes? I like.

      Those Instant Kills (I assume they’re that) are pretty fabulous as well.

      • Death Metal

        Seems like they were animated “by hand” rather than via motion capture… That’s distinctly Japanese most of the time, and gives a further anime feel to it in addition to all that cell shading. I like that as well.

    • Ardus

      I really wish that street fighter had gone 3D like this.

    • Go2hell66

      3D I-No bewbz…

    • Oh May. xD

    • colorblindnightmare

      Holy Emperor Ky. Ugh those instant kills were awesome. Hurry the hell up arc, we needbthis game pronto

    • colorblindnightmare

      do you have a linkbfor this footage btw?

    • Final Aura

      Zato-1 badass looking

  • Freakmasta

    They better not make me play Overture to get the story…

    • DragKudo

      Well do you know who valentine is? If not just watch it on youtube. The game was pretty fun.

    • LuciferD666

      To be honest. I’ll say that the video basically nullifies you having to play the game. You don’t need to “play” GG2 to play a fighting game right?Point being watch it on YouTube.

      GG’s reception is really no justice to the game in itself imo.Being that as the harsh truth:it’s a decent game at best. And “Overture” should have marked to many that it wasn’t going to be the same game(hence the brand new direction and adventure).So it’d be smart to get it based on your perception(and you’re ability to play it maybe :/)

  • Punny Fuzz

    What!? No Jam!? Who will Makoto Kousaka main now?

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Hell yeah! So hyped for this game, I can’t wait! Millia, why you so sexy? Figure worthy indeed. :3
    Can’t wait to see Baiken, and hopefully there are more new faces.

  • The 15ᵗʰ Angel

    Dizzy wherefore art thou D:

    • Kamen Rider Rayz

      Relax, she probably will appear alongside with Testament in the next trailer. Without Dizzy and Testament in this game is a CRIME! >:(

    • DragKudo

      Frozen in Ky’s castle.

  • Shiroishi Hajime

    Did I spy Robo-Ky in this intro?

  • Nuragna

    No Dizzy = ):

  • La Forteresse De Karma

    May is so kawaii in 3D (。♥‿♥。)

  • ivanchu77

    Sorry to be “that” guy, but this game needs more characters.

    i´m so used to see the likes of Dizzy or Baiken to have a GG game without them…

    But the game looks awesome! i´ll probably get the ps3 version to avoid paying for the online

  • Kelohmello

    Dammit, why am I so hyped now? I can’t wait to get my hands on this.

  • Dust Huynh


  • Luis Ibal

    Dat cell-shading. Hype.

  • Have buckled up. AM READY TO ROCK!

  • Weird Al Yankovic

    Awesome intro! My girl I-No’s in it so I’m happy but I hope they’ll add Baiken, Anji, and ABA eventually.

  • DragKudo

    VALENTINE repeating what Justice did years ago!! Why do the black skinned girls in anime always have the overgrown eyelashes?

  • Firekitty

    Ky…what happened to your hair o.O

  • LuciferD666

    Something that comes to mind.

    This Valentine would seem to concern ALL the inhabitants of the human world.So we’ll probably eventually get all characters(as Ishiwatari has mentioned he wanted to do) seeing as they all have a prompt for coming back to the fight now that I’m thinking. Ya know ,Seeing as this is “War”.

  • 愛憎

    That song is badass. I’d love to see Ishiwatari Daisuke perform live.

  • Cyril Murasakitsuyukusa

    No Baiken??? Too bad. >_<

  • The Watcher

    Still kind of iffy by Valentine’s new design although that facial expression change was quite frightening.

  • Vash bane

    o.o another valentine?
    -remembers what that man said in overture-
    eh cant wait to see how the story unfolds ^_^

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