Guilty Gear Xrd –SIGN- Welcomes Sin Kiske As The Latest Fighter

By Sato . July 1, 2014 . 8:29am

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Guilty Gear Xrd –Sign- already 14 playable characters so far, and it’s getting another one in the form of Sin Kiske, the son of Ky and Dizzy, according to this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. (Thanks Game Jouhou.)

 

While we don’t know much about his fighting style, or whether he’ll have his signature war flag weapon, Sin will have some sort of hunger or full-stomach meter that diminishes after each special attack.

 

Once this meter runs out, he’ll no longer be able to pull off any special moves, so you’ll need to eat in the middle of combat to refill it.

 

Guilty Gear Xrd –Sign- will be released this Fall in North America for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.


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  • CRUSHING

    And on the list of “characters no one asked for”, we have SIN, coming in at number two! He will be joining Bedman on a roster that is still missing many characters people actually like and care about. We’ll just have to see if playstyle or VA will be enough to help these characters overcome the complete lack of charisma they wield.

    • Miss_Madness

      Excuse you, there are people that like Sin. But then I guess you’re just being bitter?

    • Steven Hunt

      Everyone that played GG2 Overture wanted Sin. The game itself was terrible but the characters and story were pretty awesome.

    • Juliano C

      yeah, how dare they release a new game with new characters and fresh ideas instead of sticking with what we already played!

    • MSJ

      no, just…no

      you’re entitled to your opinion, but this just screams “I’m super salty my favorite character didn’t make it in so I’m gonna bash this character I know nothing about!”

  • Ninezero

    “the son of Ky and Dizzy”

    Wait what?……..

    • http://www.facebook.com/MHKogath Kogath

      It’s in Guilty Gear 2, the game that this is a sequel to.

      • Ninezero

        Thanks, never knew about it, since I only played the FG of the franchise.

        • Go2hell66

          its okay. most people like to pretend it doesnt exist

          • Ninezero

            Never play it before due to its terrible feedback from the community, but it seems they are going to bring its characters sooner or later to this game, ugh.

          • 9breaker

            It’s pretty underrated in my opinion. Most fans hate it just because it’s different but It’s what Daisuke originally wanted for Guilty Gear and he tried to realize it. Like it or not at least he did it because he wanted to and the characters are pretty likeable anyways so what’s to complain really? Though this is only my opinion.

          • xAKUM3TSUx

            VERY Underrated. It was a great “game”. Yeah it wasn’t the fighting game everyone wanted it to be but for me it did it’s job as an RTS game- what the community still doesn’t understand sadly. What you stated is spot on true imo, and if I didn’t give the game a try, cuz I was one of those skeptics who hated the genre change, I probably would’ve never realized how creatively fun the game really was. The only thing I hated was battling japs online…They always overkilled me lolz.

          • 9breaker

            Yeah I agree, it’s actually one of my favorite games on the xbox360 I liked the blend, the music and the style of the game. Thanks for replying, it certainly cheered me up!

          • colorblindnightmare

            Be thankful it wasn’t korean players. There’d be no trace of you left amigo.

          • persona_yuji

            I can’t say much about the gameplay since I didn’t play the game (thanks X360 exclusiveness), but the music is freaking awesome. Gotta love that “Diva”.

          • Ninezero

            Nice to hear someone liked it, I will give it the benefit of the doubt until I try it.

          • colorblindnightmare

            I liked as well :)

          • Freakmasta

            It sucks even more since it’s canon. You can’t ignore it.

          • colorblindnightmare

            I dunno why. The game itself wasn’t amazing, but it was fun, it added some cool cannon, and the soundtrack was glorious!

    • Strawberry Starlet

      Giggity.

  • Ardus

    Good lets slowly bring over those poor characters that got stranded in Guilty Gear 2 Overture and forget that the game was ever a thing.

  • Go2hell66

    No suprises here…

    now where’s bacon(baiken)?

    • Afternoon Intergalactic

      I need my bacon

  • Ann Weschenfeller

    That’s…some strange couple.

  • WilliamJFlannigan

    While we don’t know much about his fighting style, or whether he’ll have his signature war flag weapon, Sin will have some sort of hunger or full-stomach meter that diminishes after each special attack. http://tr.im/5nszd

  • PlatinumMad

    When’s Dizzy

    • Thatguy

      I think, when Ky will find a way to rescue her from her crystal imprisonment.

      Read: not in this game

      • xAKUM3TSUx

        Ky says it wont be long before she is free from the Time Crystal. In Vastedge Dizzy even talks to Ky through telepathy.

        • MrJechgo

          Furthermore, this game is likely to get a lenghty story mode… so what if Paradigm frees her in the middle of a chapter? Sol’s or Ky’s chapter would be adequate, although May’s chapter could work too.

  • z_merquise

    I’m more bothered that his name is ‘Sin’. Why would Ky name his child like that? ‘Shin’ would still make sense.

    Anyway, totally expected since the guy already appeared in the story bits in Arcade mode. I was hoping for more characters.

    • Hagaren

      Console version will definitely have more. They confirmed this.

    • Miss_Madness

      It could have been Dizzy who did that but honestly. Ky was the one that left his son with Sol of all people his choices as a parent seem a bit odd already.

      • AkuLord3

        You be the best dad ever if you let your kids hang out with Sol “Mothafreakin” Badguy~

        • Miss_Madness

          No you don’t want badasses raising your kids. Sol pretty much treat the kid like a dog half the time.

          • colorblindnightmare

            you have to admit, if sol trai ed yiu for a few years you would probably be tough as nauls and your badass level would skrocket

      • Tatsuya1221

        It’s explained in GG2 that ky asked sol to raise sin as a gear as he was incapable of teaching him to live as one(if i remember correctly, sin is 4 in GG2).

        As for his name, i don’t know if there’s a official explaination, and on my part i just thought that it was because sin is a metal name, and guilty gear is a very metal game.

        • Miss_Madness

          Ahhh I forgot about that, Though, while it’s good that he trusts Sol with his child’s life, it’s just that Sol is still not a good parental role model. >_>

          I guess the only other choice would have been Testament but Ky probably wouldn’t have as much trust in him.

          • Tatsuya1221

            I don’t think ky would have any trust in testament, considering how testament more or less hates humans(at least from the games i played, plus isn’t he supposed to be dead?).

            As for sol, for a gear he’s a good role model, don’t forget that of the few gears we’ve seen prior to sin’s birth(not counting novelizations), only sol and dizzy have not shown any signs of wanting to eradicate humanity, in fact they both seem to oppose it, so really the only choice was sol, and it did work after all.

          • Miss_Madness

            But at the same time, Testament wouldn’t do anything to Harm Dizzy’s Child no matter if he was partially human.

            Sin turned out pretty with given his situation, Sol still isnt the best role model but he tried his best. Making sure that Sin doesn’t grow up to hate human is awesome. I just can’t forgot the fact he did keep sin on a metal leash and uses
            to call him an it. (Then again Sin was kind off back then too.)

        • Astrotrain

          Ky asked Sol to look after Sin to protect him, since Ky was been threatened by his superiors to become the King of Illyria as a puppet.

          As for Sin’s name, looks like it’s because Ky falling in love with Dizzy, who is a Gear, and that’s like a taboo, and having a child without being legally married, that makes Ky feel like he’s committing a “Sin”. This is
          explained in a short story published in the GG2 Overture material art book along with other stories.

          • Tatsuya1221

            Thanks for the info.

            Though i know the theory on the name, there’s no proof, and when you consider the general naming convention of all the guilty gear games, i still have to go with the idea that it was just so he’d have a metal name.

          • Astrotrain

            It could be both. But in the story you can really see that Ky feels bad about his relationship with Dizzy not being approved by law and society, and increases even more when he leans that she is pregnant.

      • Aisha Lee

        Well if your the type to believe some non based rumors in the GG universe. You could say that Ky left his son with a relative.

        • Miss_Madness

          XD oh man that is whole other can of worms.

          • Aisha Lee

            Times like this make me wish that this could be canon just to see the reaction on Sol and Ky’s faces.

          • Miss_Madness

            I would pay to see that, truthfully.

    • Tenno Seremel

      Captain mode on: because he is Ky’s sin.

    • Asura

      If you made a three year old pregnant I think “Sin” is a decent name for the child.

  • 古戸ヱリカ

    The real sin is his outfit.

  • Professor_Icepick

    When’s Robo-Ky?

  • Volta

    I knew it. Now bring the rest of the classic roster ASAP.

  • Hagaren

    Is this the start of the console bonus characters or will Sin be in the Arcade version as well?
    Anyway, c’mon Jam, Dizzy, Baiken, Johnny and Robo-Ky!

    • AkuLord3

      …ummm both

  • Rose Spinoza

    Part of me wants to say, “what the hell is he wearing?” The other part of me is like, “YES”

  • Guest

    I like his outfit, but damn, his arm must hurt.

  • DragKudo

    AH YEAHHHH SON The child of gears returns.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu (& Spyke)

    Bout time, yo. Now surprise us already. Bring us “Eddie.” Hell, that’s why you brought back Zato, right? So that you’ll include him.

    • xAKUM3TSUx

      Eddie and Zato are two sides of the same coin. It’s not like Eddie’s dead. In GGXrd you get two birds in one. Unless of course you were being sarcastic In which I kindly say to myself: “IDIOT”

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu (& Spyke)

        Wrong Eddie. ;)

        • xAKUM3TSUx

          Oh lolz!

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu (& Spyke)

            Although, that will depend on whether or not Bridget’s back in the game.

  • roockie112

    I Feel so happy I remember a few Threads back talking about this with some people here on Siliconera about Sin being playable I guess they were right

  • xAKUM3TSUx

    This is AWESOME SAUCE! I always thought Sin was a cool character and loved his fighting style in GG2. I wonder how they’ll implement moves like his Beak Driver in 2D? It would be nice to see Izuna enter the fight, heck give us Raven XD (ok I might be asking too much)

    • colorblindnightmare

      I wanna see how “Thrust Like No Tommorow” would look.

  • Jorge Tavani
    • xAKUM3TSUx

      iF THIS SONG PLAYS IN Xrd XD This was my favorite track in the whole damn game! Well his and That Man’s theme.

      • Thatguy

        That Man’s theme was… awesome.

        And i really liked Ky’s orcestral theme.
        Hell, i think i love all of Daisuke Ishiwatari’s OSTs

        • colorblindnightmare

          That man’s theme is one of my top 5 ishiwatari songs. It’s so menacing and powerful to the point of perfection.

    • MSJ

      such a awesome theme, love it!

  • MrJechgo

    Now… where are Jam, Anji, Baiken, Testament, Dizzy, Johnny, Zappa, Bridget, Robo-Ky and A.B.A.?

    • AkuLord3

      in the sea of SEQUELS especially Dizzy, there is a reason why she won’t be in the games yet

      • MrJechgo

        Yeah, I know about that… but again, that doesn’t that she shouldn’t be playable here.

        I’ve read that she’s in a crystal and that Paradigm is looking for a way to free her. Well… what if he succeeds in mid-story?

        • xAKUM3TSUx

          She’ll probably be freed in the next game. She’s close to being freed from the Time Crystal as Ky states to Sin and Sol in Vastedge.

          • MrTyrant

            Can she be free here in this game? I mean if they actually extend the story mode.

          • Thatguy

            Don’t think so. I think story mode will be about Post War Bureau and theirs plans. So expect new villain (because Valentain pretty much said *i am villain, but i am just a pawn without will*). Pretty much arcade mode story extending, done in Visual Novel style.

          • xAKUM3TSUx

            Lolz It’s VERY likely. MrJechgo made a good point above and I actually cant wait to see her myself. I was kind of expecting to see her already but who knows ARC and Daisuke may have one more surprise.

  • AkuLord3

    Not surprised since he does have a model in the game, but still cool

  • Shane Guidaboni

    Nooooo. Where are the rest of the cast? I care more about them than some new character.

    • MrJechgo

      Sin has been in GG2: Overture. He hardly counts as a new character, compared to Bedman and Valentine.

      • Haganeren

        I would agree if GG2 : Overture was a fighting game… But it’s not.

        • James Reilly

          Still part of the GG universe and quite frankly is “new” for a fighting game environment. Game only has two new fighters so rather see some new faces in a sequel title then more familiar second string favorites.

          • Haganeren

            And it’s perfect. For me having a “new character” in Xrd is more about “playing it on a fighting game” than “introducing it to the complex story of Guilty Gear” if you know what I mean.

            Nobody played Sin Kiske on a 2D Fighting Game. He is totally “new” for me at last.

        • Miss_Madness

          Dude think about this, the Panchinko game is canon and no one outside of japan has played that. There are characters from that showing up in Xrd.

          • Haganeren

            But isn’t Xrd a reboot anyway ?

      • Shane Guidaboni

        Yeah, but who played that game >_> As a huge fan of the Guilty Gear franchise, I sure didn’t. Kind of like how no one seriously played Isuka.

        • persona_yuji

          I played Isuka, and I liked it.

          • Shane Guidaboni

            It’s good for some laughs if you have friends over, not as a serious fighting game. It has a turn button!

          • persona_yuji

            You can’t say no to trolling your friends by switching lanes, turning, go back to the other lane and kicking them in the ass! >:3
            I also like Boost Mode.

          • Astrotrain

            Yes, Boost Mode is very fun. I think it’s better tha GG Judgment.

          • Astrotrain

            I liked the turn button, it’s very challenging.

          • bkaSwordz

            Persona 4 Arena says hi

          • Shane Guidaboni

            What about it? We’re talking about Guilty Gear games that weren’t popular.

    • Astrotrain

      Ishiwatari already said these characters cost a lot of money
      to make, so don’t expect to see all the old characters in this first installment.

  • Based Ignacio Puppo

    I’m calling it now, Sin will be pre-order DLC….
    I’d like to get a complete roster as soon as I pop the disc into the console, guess that ain’t gonna happen with ArkSys anytime soon :/

    • Jadfish

      You know, I think I actually prefer day-1 DLC characters instead of unlocking them.
      Remember vanilla SFIV? uuuughhhh.
      Still, full-roster with the game is the optimal way.

    • MasterScrub

      If he were pre-order DLC, they would say so right off the bat like they did with Terumi in BB:CP and Adachi in P4U.

  • Cyberpunk9

    I hated him ! His outfit is terrible.

  • Souffrir

    Because naming your child “Sin” is almost as good of an idea as naming him “Millions Knives.”

    • persona_yuji

      Would you like some Cloudberry Jam?

      • Souffrir

        I was going to say that at least that’s not actively trying to push your child to become a mass-murderer, but then I realized I would totally be a sociopath if my name were “Cloudberry.”

        So okay, that’s fair.

        • Göran Isacson

          Ha ha, yes. I think that somehow names that would be utterly horrible to our ears are just completely accepted in Guilty Gear land. Like, no one seems to bat an eye at Zato One and Sol Badguy, sooo…

    • Fidelis

      It makes complete sense if you know the context.
      HumanGear interbreeding..
      Bringing a being into the world who has the blood of gears flowing through his veins…

      Ky’s heart was pretty heavy afterwards, and it’s not like a dude with such convicted devotion to his beliefs would just let himself FORGET that, in his eyes, he committed a major offense to God and nature by parenting a half-gear child

      • Souffrir

        The backstory doesn’t make it not a stupid idea if you aren’t trying to make your kid a psychopath.

      • Aisha Lee

        I wouldn’t say that could be the case seeing how Ky is shown to deeply cares about both Dizzy and Sin (seeing how he doesn’t reject them for being part gear), But more so that had a child with the woman he loves before marriage. Plus on a realistic note. I don’t think gears would be mention in the bible, let alone a man of god that wields magic.

        • Fidelis

          I’m not doubting that he deeply loves his son and wife, despite the fact that they’re gears. Just saying that he realizes that it’s a forbidden love and it doesn’t sit right with him and his moral code.

          Also..I personally wouldn’t interpret the name solely as a result of premarital sex/birth…Looking at it that way a lot less poignant and meaningful, I feel like it has to do with both factors.

          One last thing..”let alone a man of god that wields magic” That’s just a little plothole that you’ll have to take up with Mr.Ishiwatari. One of Ky’s strongest traits is his devotion to his religion

          • Aisha Lee

            After looking back at ky’s history. He does seem to a problem with it. The thing that comes out strange to me is given the origins of the gears. He would have the means to look past this. Not to mention that his sense of justice is just as high as his devotion and with the racial backlash at the gears. You would think this would bother him as well.

    • Asura

      Then don’t have sex with three year olds.

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    That’s… fine. That’s okay. I only hope to see if there will be any more playable characters to come because there was hardly anything new told outside the game coming to PS3 and PS4.

  • The Watcher

    mind as well make the whole cast in in Guilty Gear Overture playable as well

    • Fidelis

      Ever since Overture came out, I longed for the day the next real GG would be released cause I assumed that Overture characters (Izuna especially) would be a shoe-in..

      • colorblindnightmare

        My only concern is that tjeu would put izuna in and not baiken. An unfounded feeling I’m sure.

  • Zangetsu777

    LOL. I saw this coming. The next characters should be Dizzy, Johnny, & Testament

  • Go2hell66

    he still has the flag

    • persona_yuji

      and he must keep it flying!

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Bah, such a waste of character slot. They should have included Jam, Baiken, Testament, Dizzy or Johnny. If they include another half-assed character I’m seriously thinking in skipping it and waiting for Super Guilty Gear Xrd….

    • Guest

      Waste of a character slot? How the fuck can people say that when, other than his background, we know next to nothing about how he plays?

      People like you need to just chill the fuck out and accept that not every character from previous guilty gears is going to make it into this version. All this childish whining and bitching about “waaah they didn’t announce xyz yet NO BUY” needs to stop.

      • Crimson_Cloud

        Childish whining? Sorry Mr. ” What!? A guy with different opinion! I’m gonna curse to show how tough internet guy I am and how big fan I am!”. I’m more chill then you, guest man. I don’t like his design, simple as that. Especially since he looks like Ky. What, people can’t have different opinion? And why is it that when you don’t like one thing people think you hate the whole game or are an immidiate troll…

        And people like me? You don’t even know me dude, and I didn’t even write anywhere that I didn’t want to buy it, just a thought to wait it out for the updated version te get more characters. But go ahead, scream some more kid.

        • Juliano C

          man, you really need to chill out, your fist comment looks childish, not because you have a different opinion but because of how you wrote it and now your reply is noting more than throwing a tantrum. You must remember that what you wanted to say is not necessary what people will understand, even more in internet where everyone is so touchy.

          • Crimson_Cloud

            I would be throwing a tentrum if I said that the game sucks balls and leave it at that, not when I dislike one character. And again, it’s their problem that they can’t accept my opinion, not mine. I don’t go around questioning people here who like the character, now am I? And why do I need to chill, guest man?

  • Juliano C

    Hope Paradigm will also be playable in the future

    • Thatguy

      Don’t forget Izuna~

  • Aisha Lee

    This is cool. Honestly I’m hoping the get the remaining main cast from Overture as playable characters.

  • Daniel

    A complex version of Order-Sol….I kinda like it!

  • MSJ

    keep that flag flying son! here’s hoping he has his ride on time overture theme.

    I know the whole original cast isn’t gonna be in xrd, at least not in this installment, but so long as jam bridget and maybe zappa make it in i’m all good.

  • WyattEpp

    Nooo, my Dizzy/May fanfiction! What have you done!?

    (Seriously, though: the whole concept of Ky and Dizzy having a kid is awkward to me.)

    • MrTyrant

      I kinda like they do this. Having 4ever alone characters to let fans create any kind of weird fanfiction is not good for me at least.

      • WyattEpp

        Easy there, trigger; it was a joke. (Though thinking about it, it _may_ still make more sense than her hooking up with Ky…. Seriously, wtf?)

        • MrTyrant

          It’s not that was insulting you or anything lol

  • KanjiLikesBoys

    Oh gross Dizzy got with Ky?

  • ivanchu77

    So Ky impregnated a 3 year old…..whelp

    • Astrotrain

      She’s not mentally 3 yeas old.

      • Shippoyasha

        Also with the body of a 20 year old as well. Something along those lines.

        • Norbert Gespenst

          She’s not human so it’s different besides it’s a game

          • Aisha Lee

            Well Dizzy is actually half human but that is a story for another day.

          • Norbert Gespenst

            I know. If we talked about the paring that created her however…

          • Aisha Lee

            Well who knows. We do have two likely canidates. But thats just rumors… for now.

          • Norbert Gespenst

            Considering the composition would that make Sin 1/4 gear or some other fraction?

        • Asura

          Still three years old.

        • colorblindnightmare

          I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been involved in this argument.

  • magicalfollower

    I knew Ky was a naughty boy. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Yan Zhao

    THey bring this fruitcake aboard but not the missing cast like Dizzy, Baiken, Johnny e.t.c? Um…ok?

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    80% of GG fanbase was already exépecting that

    • ForteWily

      Well when they made a full body model for the character… Why not make him part of the cast.

  • UltraGunner

    How old is Ky supposed to be in this game? He is suffering hard from Jotaro syndrome where he somehow looks younger than his son.

    • Göran Isacson

      On the one hand Ky DOES look hella young for his age… on the other hand Sin HAS grown faster than a human child, for Spoiler-y Reasons.

    • MrTyrant

      Sin has like 5 or 6 years in this game. He growns faster.

  • midgard229

    Soo Ky Shagged Sols daughter??? Good job Ky!!! lol. So creepy Sol had a baby with Justice lol, cuz well, she is well equipped hahaha

    • Asura

      Still not confirmed.

  • Jadfish

    “eat during combat or you can’t use special moves”? That doesn’t sound like a good idea for a arcsys fighter… Hakan in SFIV gets away with it because he can still use special moves without being oiled up (albeit much worse) and because SF is a slower paced game, but Guilty Gear is all about moving around at breakneck speed and long-ass combos. Stopping to eat sounds like a detriment to the game.

    I hope they balance him out so that his special moves are super good though. I don’t want that denim flag to be useless!

    • Asura

      It’s not much different than charging with Order Sol I would presume.

      It will probably be a short duration to eat and you can eat in small increments (ie, doing it for only 20 frames will still net you gain).

      Most likely it will be as simple as you sacrificing oki now and then in order to maintain the hunger level.

  • Eilanzer

    Ky and Dizzy…. . . .o.o….what WHAT? rly?! O.O

    HER….her…. HOW? WHEN? o.O
    strange…

    • ForteWily

      Their is this little game out there call guilty gear 2… And….

    • MrTyrant

      Acent core plus had an ending with both of them, then you play Overture then you realize that is true and make sense. Don’t know much the pachinko game reveal but I know is canon and related with the main universe.

  • Doctor Nebula

    Is his arm okay..?

  • Göran Isacson

    Neat. Considering that we’ve seen images of him carrying the flag, I think it’s safe to say that he is gonna use it.

    Also, for osmeone who didn’t play Overture… diiiid they ever expand on just how the heck Ky and Dizzy ended up knocking boots? Like, did that just happen and we’re all supposed ot just deal or did they in fact build up to it? Somehow? Any way?

    • colorblindnightmare

      One if dizzy’s accent core + endings shows she went and spen time with ky on a regular basis (with a rather adorable picture of her sleeping with a book wide open) it’d basically self explanatory from there.

      • Göran Isacson

        Heh, I guess I’ve just got different standards for writing. I’ve seen the picture, but I think I would have preferred them to have some actual scenes together, write some chemistry between them, for as it is it kinda seems like the pairing came out of nowhere.

  • Linhua

    … ahh… I love Dizzy but… my dreams… sweet strawberry jam they have been DESTROYED.

    … all that hope… u.u …

    • Göran Isacson

      Alas. Ky Kiske was just so fine, everyone wanted a piece of that and only one could win in the end. It’s like one of those generational strategy sims- they went with the girl that would give a child with the strongest stats, rather than going with what was sweetest…

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