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Let’s rock with the opening for Guilty Gear Xrd

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Man I miss arcades. Sure, gaming in my habitat may be fun thanks to the net, but there’s something about slapping a coin down and just hitting those buttons in an arcade venue. We don’t have many of them left, which is a damn shame, because Guilty Gear Xrd looks like it was made for that kind of environment.

I am genuinely looking forward to Guilty Gear Xrd, and I highly doubt that it’ll remain in arcades for too long, as PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 ports are in the pipeline currently. It’s a new start for this franchise, as developer Arc System Works have tapped the unreal engine to power the latest entry into this very long-running franchise. And hell, just look at it.

To me, that’s the perfect fusion of 2D and 3D animation.

Plus, all my favourite fighters are back. Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, Slayer, May,I-No and my personal choice for quick brawls Chip Zanuff. Aw yeah baby, I’m the bastard that digs using ninja speed and teleportation on the battlefield and following that up with ludicrous combos.

If you haven’t ever sat down before for a Guilty Gear game, then you’re missing out on one of the finest traditional 2D fighting games ever made. You can easily pick up a cheap copy of an older PC version at Pick ‘n Pay of all places, or play the spiritual successor BlazBlue which Arc also created.

Am I excited for Guilty Gear Xrd? Let me put it this way: It’s the only fighting game that I’ll dust my arcade gamepad off for.

Last Updated: January 31, 2014


  1. Heaven or Hell baby!!


  2. RinceThis2014

    January 31, 2014 at 14:35

    Hahahahahahahaha! Oh man, awesome header 🙂


    • Unavengedavo

      January 31, 2014 at 14:39

      I just had a look and both that face and gerbil have been in some of today’s header images. Am I missing something here?


      • RinceThis2014

        January 31, 2014 at 14:52

        Finally, someone else 😉 I saw those WAY earlier 😉 It’s a riddle…


        • Unavengedavo

          January 31, 2014 at 14:54

          Something like this?…


          • RinceThis2014

            January 31, 2014 at 15:01

            😛 I hesitated hitting F5.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            January 31, 2014 at 15:12

            Hahaha, I see what you did there

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        January 31, 2014 at 14:58



  3. CAE9872

    January 31, 2014 at 14:36

    Yeah I am looking forward to this as well. Looks incredible.

    As a general rule I SUCK at fighting games…but I love them nonetheless.

    PS – anyone looking for easy victories hook me up 🙁
    PPS – its BlazBlue


  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    January 31, 2014 at 14:40

    gog sells them too, get them quickly before you’re taxed.


  5. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    January 31, 2014 at 14:41

    I think I just came.


  6. Daniel Hallinan

    January 31, 2014 at 14:42

    Aw yiss.

    Played Guilty Gear since X, and was ridiculously obsessed with XX RELOAD SLASH. Millia is still my bff, loved her speed, and was able to put on great pressure. Loathed fighting Axl or Potemkin though!

    So… uh… yeah, really excited for it! A bit bummed that it’s locked to the PS consoles, as that severely limits my ability to play it – though I’m interested in how they will differ visually.

    I’m not sure how Arc managed this techno-sorcery and visual heresy, but mygods is it beautiful to look at. It’s quite clever – they’ve intentionally limited the 3D animation to simulate traditional 2D animation cutbacks.

    I’m also eager to see if they pull the other 12 regulars back in – I’d love to see Bridgett, Dizzy, ABBA, and many others return.


    • SheHulkNigri

      January 31, 2014 at 14:48



    • The D

      January 31, 2014 at 15:54

      I don’t see this one /not/ eventually making it to PC, seeing as how they eventually ported Blazblue over. And with the Unreal engine in play, it should make it easier for Arc to do so.


  7. Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

    January 31, 2014 at 15:30

    Looks good.


  8. AceZero911

    January 31, 2014 at 15:42

    Looks awesome, can’t wait for this to be released.


  9. CypherGate

    February 3, 2014 at 10:08

    Does anyone knows if there are any anime on this game? Im a bit late to the party on this one lol This looks like it could be one really good anime series!


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