#1 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19342 posts) -

During SCEJ's pre-TGS conference that ended moments ago, Guilty Gear Xrd was confirmed as a PS4 title.

It also showed off two new characters: Axl and I-No.

Apparently, the game will also be released for the PS3. Wonder if there'll be any sacrifices to that version compared to the PS4 version.

#2 Edited by ESREVER (2691 posts) -

WOOOOOOOOOOOO

Thanks for confirming this. I asked about it in that thread, but everyone was going crazy for VitaTV.

Guys guys, this is important, did I spot I-no during the Guilty Gear trailer? It was so choppy and distorted cause the stream couldn't keep up. But I think I saw her. Are my eyes telling me the truth? - from the conf thread

This makes me so happy. I-no is such a great character, I can't wait to see her character art in XRD. Any screenshots from the stream that aren't horribly distorted?

#4 Edited by XenoNick (1408 posts) -

Every time I watch a new Guilty Gear trailer I get goosebumps. Can't freaking wait!

#5 Edited by IrrelevantJohn (1072 posts) -

Sweet. Hopefully the PS3 version won't be a problem.

#6 Posted by gokaired (534 posts) -

This game is going to be THE sh!t, hands down.

I hope older characters are unlockable (like Justice and Order Sol). I'm sure we'll see some new characters too.

:)

#7 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

My god this game looks insanely good.

#8 Posted by psylah (2177 posts) -

Where is Bridget.

#9 Posted by Aetheldod (3586 posts) -

I just hope the put Testament in and we will be set , altho my fav is already in there ( Millia Rage) so come out game alreday !!!!!

#11 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3100 posts) -

I-No being in is great, and the style is still goddamned amazing. I really wonder how they pulled off the spite look so well with 3D models...

Also I wonder about the implications of everyone having 3D models and I-No still having that win pose. Where's my camera spin button, damnit?!

#12 Posted by psylah (2177 posts) -

Also, they re-recorded that track, I liked the first version.

#14 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3100 posts) -

While we're asking about old characters returning, come on guys, stop playing around and show A.B.A. already.

#15 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -
#16 Posted by InfiniteSpark (307 posts) -

@psylah said:

Where is Bridget.

Same here! I hope he and Baiken make in Xrd. And yeah, this game's already looking pretty great. Can't wait!

#17 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1072 posts) -

@gokaired said:
I hope older characters are unlockable (like Justice and Order Sol). I'm sure we'll see some new characters too.

:)

I hope everything is unlocked from the beginning.

#18 Edited by MikeFightNight (1110 posts) -

Man, this game looks spectacular in motion. I can't wait to see it in person. As for characters i'm willing to bet none will be left out. Maybe Kliff and Justice might, but Arc's never takes away characters from previous games, right?

I never noticed before but the tension meter is segmented into four parts. So FRC's or Force Breaks to be next system mechanic announced. I'm going with Force Breaks.

EDIT: Also, Axl ROW?!?

lol

#19 Posted by Zeik (2441 posts) -

@mikefightnight: Kliff and Justice did get removed for awhile, but I also believe part of the reason they rarely removed characters is because they have done so few true sequels. They reiterated on XX for so many years there wasn't any need to consider removing characters. Considering how much more they're doing with Xrd I won't be surprised if some get left out, at least in the first release. (We all now it's going to get an update or two or three eventually.)

#20 Posted by HerbieBug (4212 posts) -

@psylah said:

Where is Bridget.

I don't think there's any risk of the most popular Guilty Gear character not making the roster. :D

#21 Posted by GnaTSoL (793 posts) -

If you want Japanese support, PS4 is your console, as was PS3. The next generation console war will be an easy one for me.

#22 Edited by Superkenon (1436 posts) -

Kliff and Justice are surely out, at least for the first iteration. Beyond that, I think ABA, Bridget, Zappa, Robo-Ky, and to a lesser degree Slayer are the most "expendable." I say that sadly, rather than as a knock.

It's hard to imagine that they'd release this game with the full roster. Maybe they'll surprise me?

Game looks hella rad in any case.

#23 Posted by jewunit (1061 posts) -

Kneel before Xrd! It's nice to see characters like Potemkin and Millia returning with some changes to their look. I am still waiting to see what is up with Faust.

Boss I-No from Guilty Gear X2 ruined my interest in the I-No character. I am hoping this game will be the one where I can forgive and forget.

#24 Posted by JackSukeru (5913 posts) -

Heh, this is funny. I just realized that I know pretty much all of the characters' names and appearances, but since I never actually got into playing this series I don't know what anyone brings to the table in terms of playstyle. As a result, I don't really have any characters to get really excited about.

Still pretty stoked that this game is happening, though.

#25 Posted by GnaTSoL (793 posts) -

@superkenon: Considering they're using 3d models with a 2d paint-job, I would think it should be a more reachable feat now. hd2d takes longer than 3d so hopefully this transition clears up some time for evening out the product, be it with characters or modes.

I definitely expect more than a small cast of characters regardless. This is next-gen people. Pick your game up devs, with all due respect.

#26 Posted by Superkenon (1436 posts) -

@gnatsol: You're right that it can be streamlined to a degree, but it doesn't quite make it a trifle to add characters.

For fighting games, the reasons for starting off with a tiny roster can have as much to do with balance and gameplay concerns as it does production costs anyway. They benefit from starting small and building up, 'cause that way there can be more focus and attention afforded per character. Of course, Guilty Gear's kind of a special case since it's not exactly a new franchise, even if it has been on a long hiatus. Kinda depends where they feel it falls between 'sequel' and 'relaunch', and how much they're changing.

Could also be hesitant to throw the whole 25-man+ roster out there if they're trying to attract new players. They might be taking notes about how BlazBlue's becoming increasingly impenetrable with its sheer legion of dudes.

Blah, blah. I'm just running my mouth. Obviously as a follower of the series, I'd love to see the entire cast return, along with some brand new additions. We'll see what happens.

#27 Edited by HerbieBug (4212 posts) -

@superkenon said:

Kliff and Justice are surely out, at least for the first iteration. Beyond that, I think ABA, Bridget, Zappa, Robo-Ky, and to a lesser degree Slayer are the most "expendable." I say that sadly, rather than as a knock.

No way is Bridget expendable. When I wrote that he is the most popular, famous, infamous Guilty Gear character, it wasn't a statement based on fandom. It was a statement based on fact. He is the only character you can mention by name and have people who know nothing else about the franchise, or even fighting games in general, immediately recognize.

Also Baiken and Potemkin* for Xrd please!!!

* already in apparently. Woot!

#28 Posted by Zeik (2441 posts) -

@superkenon said:

Kliff and Justice are surely out, at least for the first iteration. Beyond that, I think ABA, Bridget, Zappa, Robo-Ky, and to a lesser degree Slayer are the most "expendable." I say that sadly, rather than as a knock.

No way is Bridget expendable. When I wrote that he is the most popular, famous, infamous Guilty Gear character, it wasn't a statement based on fandom. It was a statement based on fact. He is the only character you can mention by name and have people who know nothing else about the franchise, or even fighting games in general, immediately recognize.

Also Baiken and Potemkin for Xrd please!!!

Potemkin is already in.

#29 Edited by gokaired (534 posts) -

I wonder if Johnny will look more like a pimp, give him some fur please :P

#30 Posted by HerbieBug (4212 posts) -
#31 Posted by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

I didn't know Potemkin was confirmed, not a fan of the new look but can't blame them for changing it after 15 years. Arcsys make the most fun grapplers.

#32 Posted by Superkenon (1436 posts) -

@herbiebug: Personally, I don't know of anyone I could say "Bridget" to and be understood, except for people who specifically play GG... or, like, 4chan. I suppose I can only speak anecdotally though.

I'd sorely miss Bridget, personally. He's a lot of fun to play as.