When Sammy merged with Sega, the rights to Guilty Gear transferred to the house of Sonic. Arc System Works moved on, went back to the drawing board, and made BlazBlue, but haven’t forgotten about Guilty Gear.
“Personally I don’t like that idea,” Tomo Ohno, Business Development Director at Arc System Works, said to NowGamer when asked about a Guilty Gear and BlazBlue crossover. “What we can say about Guilty Gear is that it is not dead yet. It has not ended. The producer/creator of Guilty Gear, Daisuke Ishiwatari, his comment for this meeting [was] ‘I have the full intention to create Guilty Gear for PS3 and 360.’ ”
Intentions are one thing. Rights are another. Sega and Arc System Works have to sort out the business side since they own the characters. In more concrete news Europe has a date for BlazBlue. Arc System Works HD fighter is going to barrier burst into Europe on March 5, 2010. You may remember that new publisher pQube also announced new gameplay content for PAL territories including new characters and moves.