Guilty Gear X2: Reload Coming To Steam

By Ishaan . August 18, 2014 . 1:30pm

Kiss Ltd., a publisher that specializes in digital publishing, is bringing Guilty Gear X2: Reload to Steam. The game will be released in conjunction with Funbox, and will be available via Steam on September 5th.


Kiss have not stated whether or not the game will have online multiplayer or not. When asked by a Twitter user, they replied: “[Arc System Works] do not officially support Netplay on PC, but of course it can be done….”

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  • TheBlackRabbit

    YOOOOO….if this dont have Multi-player though….im gonna cry

    • RunningWild1984

      You can get a netplay add-on for it, and it is actually pretty active.

  • Combo

    I’ve no problem with these tiny, European/Korean publishers releasing old ArcSys games on Steam, but it’d be nice if ArcSys themselves would jump on the boat and release the current versions of their games. Kinda not interested in playing #Reload or Calamity Trigger when I got +R and Chronophantasma on my PS3.

  • Matty

    OH my god. I read the title wrong and instantly clicked it.

    Know what I thought it said? “GG Xrd is coming to Steam”

    • How? I understand you being excited if that was the case (I would like that too) but, lol.

  • Jadfish

    I was about to link to’s version of X2 #Reload which I bought several months ago for like… 1 dollar but then


    • Matty

      They removed it from GoG? This is what I hate about digital distro.

      • Jadfish

        They actually went and did it. It’s still in “My Games”, but nothing shows up if you seach “guilty gear” in the store so yeah….

        … I am genuinly upset about this.

        • Matty

          You should still be able to download it. Like Steam, if you have already bought it, it remains yours to download.

          • Jadfish

            I know, but I’m sad for all the people who doesn’t own in on

            the version of the game is ridiculously easy to find on torrent sites though, so if they eff it up at some point and I manage to lose my digital copy of it, I can feel somewhat safe I guess

    • Weeb

      Dammit. I knew I shouldn’t have waited to get it.

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Apparently, there was a rights dispute which prompted Fun Box to ask GOG to remove Reload and Isuka from the catalogue.

      Maybe now that it appears to be settled, it’ll be coming back. Fingers crossed.

    • Nate

      I’ve never heard of gog. Is it like steam or do you rent the games?

      • Jadfish

        Good Old Games (dot com). It’s a site where you can buy a wide variety of PC games. They mostly specialize in older PC games, but they make darn sure that new PC’s can run them before you sell them.

        The games from there are also DRM free, so you actually own them as long as you have them downloaded on your HDD (hell you can take as many backups you want)

        I’m on my way out the door, so I’ll just link you to their own explanation of themselves. They are widely seen as the best digital platform in terms of consumer good will.

  • MasterScrub

    Guilty Gear is one of my favorite fighting game franchises ever, but… why would I buy this, exactly?

    Xrd is coming out this year, and even then, #Reload is like… what, 3-4 revisions of XX ago? Why would I get #Reload when I can just play the MUCH more up to date +R?

    • Demi-Friend

      Yeah don’t buy it, This publisher (that isn’t even ASW) just wants money and they just grab want they can. The fact that it is just a port of a old version. They did the same with Blazblue: Calamity Trigger and Guilty Gear Isuka just cause they had the rights for the pc version.

  • Afternoon Intergalactic

    I never understood this trend of re-releasing outdated fighters to steam. The main appeal of fighting games is its competitive aspect, and you sure as heck aren’t going to get that if you’re playing an obsolete version of the game. If you want to get into Guilty Gear play +R or wait for Xrd.

    • Demerson

      Yeah, I know. I mean, nobody plays Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo anymore.

      Oh wait…

      • Afternoon Intergalactic

        Did you mean Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix (on PSN and XBL)? Because nobody plays the original Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo anymore (or Street Fighter II’, Street Fighter II’ Hyper Fighter, SFII New Challengers, and Hyper Street Fighter II for that matter).

        Get me now?

        • Demerson

          No, no I don’t. Nobody plays HD Remix because it is considered bad. The original Super Turbo on the other hand has tournaments running for it to this day. Even Evo had a large side tournament for it.

          • Afternoon Intergalactic

            Was not aware of the recent 20th anniversary revival(thanks for the info), but it seems like this was a result of division of a community due the lack of an “arcade-perfect” version of the game.

            However, I digress. You’ve provided an adequate counterexample. Although I doubt the niche competitive scene for #Reload or BB:CT is as large (or as vocal) :P

          • Narrator 1

            This would be more like trying to sell Hyper Fighting or Champion Edition when there’s Turbo out there.

        • RunningWild1984

          Umm, people still play Champion Edition and Hyper SF2AE on GGPO, and there are Hyper Fighting players on Supercade.

  • icup ✔️

    uh… the gg community is playing +R but i guess if you just want to sell something it’s better than nothing.

  • $18114340

    This is just a copy+paste of’s version, which they had taken down specifically not to interfere with the release of this version, which has a higher price point.

    Don’t buy it. It’s literally a straight PS2 port with fucked-up button prompts and everything that don’t actually correspond to the correct position of buttons on your gamepad (you have to configure them externally, and then internally, and there’s no option to exit the game, so hope you like Alt+F4). Lazy port of a version no longer sanctioned by Arc Sys themselves. In fact, I’m surprised that they still held the rights to this port somehow.

    • Göran Isacson

      Oof, thanks for this info- I was a little bit interested in owning the game purely for the sake of nostalgic replay-value (X2 was my first GG game) but if it’s got this kind of shady shit attached to it nooo thank you.

    • Crevox

      Either way, it’s a strange release because it’s completely outdated. There’s almost no reason to bother playing this unless you REALLY WANT TO PLAY GUILTY GEAR and you can’t get a hold of a relevant version (accent core and beyond).

      • #Reload is considered the best in the series by some, including myself. It’s different enough from Accent Core and +R to be worth buying, even if it’s not the latest release.

    • RunningWild1984

      The button prompts are fine. The game has a config file that lets you setup your controller, it uses Playstation style inputs (Triangle, Square, Cross, Circle, R1/R2, L1/L2). It’s easier if you are using an actual Playstation controller when doing this, because then when you load up the game, you won’t have to configure anything, unless you prefer a different button layout, especially for an arcade stick. Not a big deal.

      If you want to exit the game, you just hit Escape or close the window.

  • It isn’t even AC+R. Come on guys.

    • RunningWild1984

      Maybe not everyone likes the changes made in Accent Core and +R? I’ve been told Slash is the best iteration of Guilty Gear by quite a few people.

      Another thing is Guilty Gear Xrd is nothing at all like Accent Core, it’s more like #Reload from what I’ve read. So if you really wanna prepare for Xrd, better get used to the more old school gameplay of Guilty Gear without all the nonsense Accent Core added to the game.

  • RunningWild1984

    I’m gonna get it just for the Steam Cards.

    Also assuming the netplay add-on still works with it, have fun trolling online.

    You can make your own color palettes with it!

  • I already own #Reload on PS2 and PC (through GOG). I’ll get it again on Steam because it’ll likely have trading cards like Isuka. It’s also actually fairly different from Accent Core and +R, and I heard Xrd is actually a lot like #Reload (I only played Xrd once and didn’t pay too much attention to that so not sure). There is a reason to buy it, but I guess it’s up to each person to figure out what they want to buy. I’m just a HUGE GG fan and I’ve bought and enjoyed absolutely every game, including Isuka and Overture, which seem to get hate for some reason.

  • Vyrhn

    Bah not Xrd ==a
    If Xrd made it to Steam, I no longer have any reason to get a PS4, since MGSV is now on Steam…

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