Guilty Gear Xrd —SIGN— Shows More Sin Who Attacks With Rushes

By Sato . July 9, 2014 . 10:32pm

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Arc System Works revealed Sin Kiske as the latest fighter to Guilty Gear Xrd –Sign-,who is back with his signature war flag weapon and a hunger meter for his special attacks. Famitsu shows us another look at Ky and Dizzy’s son in action.

 

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Using his war flag, Sin’s battle style specializes in pulling one special move after another in swift and fluid manner. Without leaving much of a gap between special attacks, he can rush down opponents like no other.

 

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While he does sound pretty powerful so far, there’s a catch to his prowess—his Hunger Meter, which diminishes after each special attack. Once it gets too low, he won’t be able to use any special attacks, so you’ll need to have him eat foods to keep it up.

 

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In addition to being able to pull off consecutive special attacks, Sin has great range with his weapon, to go with rather simple combos.

 

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The above demonstrates some of his red lightning moves. While he seems to share a few similarities with Ky, he has his own unique playstyle that revolves around connecting special attacks and his long-ranged moves to go with it.

 

Here’s a comment from battle director Pachi:

 

“We’re current objective is to make Sin a mid-ranged fighter who stands out with his special attack to special attack rushes. His special attack rushing is easy to handle, but once he gets hungry, his ability to rush instantly gets halved. The point of focus [for Sin] is to have a feeling like a parent raising a child and making sure they properly eat [laughs].”


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  • Shady Shariest

    “…Sin Who Attacks With Brushes”
    There. Fixed.

  • DaiRaiOh

    Extreme hyped for him. Just a really fun looking playstyle

  • Nan

    he’s such a cutie…

  • CptPokerface

    He and Kensou from King of Fighters would get along SO well..

    • NeoStrayCat

      So much this…of course there could be others, but these 2 would make the most sense.

    • 60hz

      kensou reference is win.

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    So he’s vulnerable while muching into something?

    • NeoStrayCat

      Could be, the same happened to Kensou in certain KOF’s as his super move.

    • DaiRaiOh

      Odds are, it’ll be similar to Holy Order Sol mechanics

  • NeoStrayCat

    Hopefully one day…

  • Afternoon Intergalactic

    His playstyle is really interesting, and I’m loving his flag pole-arm. Might be maining him if Baiken isn’t announced.

  • Patrick Lucas Honeyman

    Getting a slight Luffy vibe from this guy. An attqcking fury that needs to replenish his energy by chomping down some meat. More like this please ASW! A 20-strong roster for the home release would be the right number for GGXRD’s first instalment.

    • Shippoyasha

      Goku, Toriko, Naruto, Lina Inverse and more!

  • s6_miller

    As much as I want to buy this, I can’t help but feel that they’re just going to release a Accent Core II Plus Reload Extend edition which makes buying it pointless.

    • Norbert Gespenst

      It may happen but in GGXX days GGXX to Reload would have been a patch and to Slash may have been a patch+DLC but AC would have been separate.

    • John Lawson

      I might get it to play a bit, but you’re kinda right. GGXX wasn’t good until #reload.
      but you gotta remember this was a time before DLC and all the versions span over a decade. I really hope the GG team doesn’t go full retard and make a new version almost annually like Blazblue and Persona.

      • AkuLord3

        the new persona is an actually NEW game yo. Alot of new characters, new story and such.

        • John Lawson

          It’s not exacly my cup of tea tho, I’m a Guilty Gear fan, I don’t find button mashing a viable mechanic

          • JokerFace

            There are only 2 things that qualify as button mashing in Persona. the All-out attack and the auto combos with the latter not even a viable option for people with their own more powerful and useful combos. The All-out attack on the other hand is literal button mashing but it’s an overhead and you get some OK damage from it.

    • chosen105

      Thats true but capcom is no better and people buy street fighter every single release. I say go for it man

      • Pinwheel

        Not entirely sure how Capcom came into that conversation, but alrighty.

  • heavymetalmixer

    It remembers to Order Sol and Sion from Melty Blood (because of her bullets reload).

  • Göran Isacson

    The hunger mechanic sounds neat and all, like it will make him a real powerful rushdown character is you can handle keeping him fed, but man… that artwork. That weird bow-leg. If that art is good old Daisuke Ishiwatari, the guy just will not learn how to draw a straight leg. It’s kind of endearingly off-putting at this point.

  • Derek E Nay

    He knows how to use his pole well…

  • JokerFace

    I KNEW IT DAMMIT I KNEW IT! Can relax easy now that i have another main besides Slayer and Rhamlthal to go to if the latter doesn’t work out. However if they manage to put any other characters in like Johnny or Bridget then I won’t be playing Sin

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