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Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN story details and console modes revealed

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Fighting games. At the end of the day, they’re all about who can hit the hardest, who really deserves to wear a Tapout T-shirt. There are plenty of great franchises out there, to suit every taste possible. But when it comes to anime-visualised crazy, Guilty Gear will always be my favourite in that genre. And with a recent arcade edition announced for console, expect plenty of content to be added to that release.

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Believe it or not, but this will be a fighting game with a story. WHAT SORCERY IS THIS? Here’s the synopsis, from AGB:

A new mode continuing further than the story of the arcade version. The story will be told through an adventure game-like format, but will try new things to set it apart from the norm.
Find a outline of the story below.

October 21, 2187. 12:12 p.m.
A young woman who calls herself Ramlethal Valentine has declared war against the world. Not a single individual, organization, or countries took this declaration as a laughing matter. Because of the prior “Baptism 13 Incident,” during which the capital of the Illyria Kingdom suffered a violent assault, the attacker also referred to herself as “Valentine.” Now, to make sure of the truth of the matter, the world must take action.

Moving onto gameplay, Tutorial and Challenge modes have been added so that franchise initiates can learn how to get the hang of Potemkin’s anti-air combos and Sol Bad Guys ludicrous offensive abilities. In addition to all that, there’ll also be M.O.M Mode:

M.O.M. Mode, or Medal of Millionaire Mode, is a single-player mode where players fight against AI-controlled characters to earn medals that strengthen your character. Using the medals you obtain, it’s possible to purchase new skills and items in this RPG-like character development mode.
There are plans to support network play in this mode.

And what’s a new fighting game without a new character or two? The home console version gets that new brawler, as well as all the old favourites:

A new character(s) is being added to the home console release. As for which new character(s) is participating, however, you’ll have to wait for a future update.
All existing characters will return, including Ramlethal Valentine, who was added to the arcade version of the game post-launch.

Delicious. Guilty Gear Xrd is out at the tail-end of this year. As usual, I’ll be pissing people off by playing as Chipp Zanuff and teleporting everywhere on the stage.

Last Updated: June 17, 2014

9 Comments

  1. Your cogs are rusty 😛

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  2. Monado

    June 17, 2014 at 13:15

    HOLY MOTHER OF ODIN that screens looks amazing

    Can’t wait to see Johnny’s 6 pack in HD

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 17, 2014 at 13:16

      Johnny Cage 😛
      This does look like a lot of fun, played it last on the Vita. Need to get up to speed on the story though

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      • Monado

        June 17, 2014 at 13:18

        Agh, Arc System games’ story is always whack lol just look at Blazblue. Just brush it off as, Japanese lol

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  3. Rince&exhale

    June 17, 2014 at 13:22

    Yay, more spikey hair…

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  4. Monado

    June 17, 2014 at 13:24

    You ever watch Genshiken? Love that they actually play this game in there

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  5. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 17, 2014 at 13:30

    That screenshot looks like a Smartie box decided to trip acid.

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  6. Sageville

    June 17, 2014 at 13:45

    Meh, if there are no tentacles, I’m not interested!

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  7. Kensei Seraph

    June 17, 2014 at 13:47

    [Comment for the sake of stating my interest (not sure what to say and pretty sure at this point no one cares)].

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