Guilty Gear Xrd’s Boss Ramlethal Valentine Will Be Playable After The Next Update

By Sato . March 12, 2014 . 9:24pm


So far, Guilty Gear Xrd –SIGN- has one new playable character in the sleepy enigma, Bedman. Soon it will be two, as Arc System Works recently announced in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine that the boss character Ramlethal Valentine will be added to the mix of playable characters in the next update.



Famitsu reports that Ramlethal is a tricky character who uses two swords to fight. She also has a familiar who’ll help her out in the fight, that will give players a chance to come up with all kinds of different attack patterns.


She also has projectile attacks and special throw attack, that will be useful when opponents are guarding, which makes her a character with immense potential.


According to Arc System Works’ planner Kazuto Sekine (aka “Pachi”) the concept behind Ramlethal’s fighting style revolves around her giant sword which can be split and used as two. Depending on the situation, you’ll have a wide repertoire of tricks with the splitting sword, which will vary according to the player’s fight-style.


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Since she has many unique combination attacks, she’ll also have different combos and mix-ups which can be used at close-ranged combat, making it one of her best features. With sword mode, sword-split mode, and combos, Ramlethal boasts more ways to attack than other character in the game.


Pachi says that even moving her around is pretty fun, and he hopes you all can get a chance to try her out when she becomes available to play.


Guilty Gear Xrd –SIGN- is currently out on Japanese arcades. PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions are slated for release sometime this year.

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  • MaskedHero99

    What if thr was a character that hits only blocking opponents mmmm or alternate between the two

  • Wrathful

    Would she be affected with Snk-syndrome boss power?

    • s07195

      If it’s arcade mode, maybe? Haven’t gotten to the end of any arcade modes in the Blazblue games, so idk if Mu-12 is really that balanced or not.

      • Wrathful

        But this is Guilty Gear we are talking about. I have played Blazblue on Arcade, if I remember she wasn’t as intense fight as I-no was. I have to say Blazblue seems to definitely have easier learning curve because some of the regular characters are quite overpowered like the last boss.

        • Arcana Drill

          Hell difficult unlimited hazama (BBCS arcade final boss), i dare you to say that he is easy.. answering your question yep, probably it will, Arc Sys games almost always have a boss who is a playable char, but adjusted to hit harder than normal.

          • Thatguy

            Yeah, unlimited Hazama isn’t hard… if you beated Unlimited Hakumen in Hazama’s arcade mode.

            I really hated that.

          • Elliot Roman

            lol i beat him, but thats cuz i main hakumen and hazama so i new the pattern XD

          • Ni ~Algidus~

            Unlimited Hazama is not that hard to beat. Unlimited Ragna on hell is far more difficult imo. They still don’t get a thing on GGXX Golden Sol on maniac (DRAGON INSTALL! DRAGON INSTALL! DRAGON INSTALL!) or Sissy on Matrimelee (the only fighting game boss that i never beat)

    • Lucky Dan

      Of course!! Otherwise how the hell would they be able to make money in the arcades, unless they do something sensible like Capcom and make an alternate less toned version, which is 1 in a million for Arc System

  • Aisha Lee

    Definitely the character I will try out in Dizzy,Jam, and Baiken’s absents.

    • Shane Guidaboni

      Where are they?! Dizzy, Jam, Baiken, Bridget, Zappa, Anji, ABA, Robo KY, Johnny, Testament. So many missing.

  • Ratutz

    That Man as a boss character, Arc please

    • AkuLord3

      Not yet…its going happen but not yet

  • Valentine? Perhaps one of the million Valentines born everyday?

  • Still no Justice, Baiken or Testament? lame

    • Slayven19

      Patience, although I don’t see justice making the first new game.

    • Arcana Drill

      Still no dizzy and bridget too…. i hope that we get 3-4 new characters in the console version.

  • Slayven19

    This character looks pretty cool. Can’t wait to see the final game

  • Namuro

    Gotta love that evil smirk!

  • anthony apduhan

    Any word on when will Sin be a playable character?

  • xe7en

    I’m not entirely sure but if she’ll have different stance, I’m thinking she’ll fit right in the alley of litchi players perhaps? (staff, staff less mode), or Mu12?

  • Go2hell66

    awwww yea more brown skin beauties :p

  • ivanchu77

    I really like her design, by far my favorite character :D , she reminds me a litle of the murakumos from blazblue

  • AnotherTime

    I think I’m in love. She’ll be my main, no matter how hard I have to work to master all the moves!

  • Jezzy

    Day 1 main.

  • MrTyrant

    Delicious brown will be my main. Need more of those in games. thx Arc System once again.

  • fairysun

    – Use two swords
    – Has familiar
    – Has projectile
    – Has special throw

    —> sign me up ! XD

  • Göran Isacson

    So she draws visual inspiration from the two other GG nightmare bosses, Justice with the white colorscheme, I-No’s booty-shorts and Testaments odd skirt but here worn around the shoulders instead of on his waist.

    Oh Guilty Gear. It’s like you never left.

  • Ashton Anchors

    She looks like she came out of Blazblue, i think they got her into a wrong game.

  • FlobotingIt

    I hope this comes to Vita… Seeing all the porting/remaking that has been done with BlazBlue, I’d actually be a little bit surprised if it didn’t. Thoughts?

    • Solomon_Kano

      Running on UE3 would likely make it significantly more challenging to port than the BB games, so I don’t think we’ll see Xrd make it to Vita.

      • FlobotingIt

        Dang it!!! …There goes my hopes… Ugh. Maybe scale down the engine a little bit…? I really want this game but don’t have a sony system other than Vita!

        • Solomon_Kano

          It should be possible, given MK and Injustice made it to Vita on UE3, but then Arc has a whole lot less experience with UE3, so it may prove more of a challenge for them. But, hey, stranger things have happened so maybe you’ll get your wish.

  • $18114340

    what about sin? Also really hoping thy fat they don’t pull a Blazblue and remove characters between installments, even if only canonically.

  • colorblindnightmare

    Very Good! I’m really hoping that next update includes more characters as well. Lovelovelove what xrd has been so far!

  • Vash bane

    she sounds very familiar to another character in a game I played ounce. as in she will not be the character for me. chaining characters were never my forte lol but she looks cool tho

  • 愛憎

    I played this for the first time, this past week. Bedman beat me. ;_;

  • SgtKonus

    Good to see more Black Women in fighting games.

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