Guilty Gear Accent-ed again on PS2, PSP, Wii

Oft-revised Arc System Works fighting franchise set to receive a "definitive installment" this spring with Accent Core Plus.

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The Guilty Gear franchise is known as much for its seemingly constant parade of iterations and updates as it is for the frantically technical style of 2D fighting. But with developer Arc System Works looking to expand beyond the series with last year's Battle Fantasia and the upcoming BlazBlue, the studio's days with the franchise may be numbered.

May bores Sol with the explanation of why she chose to master the anchor as a martial art.

If that's the case, Aksys Games is looking to capitalize on it. The publisher today announced a North American release for what it calls "the definitive installment in the series," Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus. Set for launch this spring, the game will be released for the Wii, PSP, and PlayStation 2.

As for what's new in Accent Core Plus, the roster of playable characters is expanding to 25 with the return of the armored Justice and the dimunitive Kliff, who carries a sword twice his size. Beyond that, the game will feature a new story mode, a retuned survival mode, and three-man team battles.

For more on Guilty Gear, check out GameSpot's review of the series' most recent iteration, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core.

Discussion

33 comments
SyedMoeed
SyedMoeed

great i've been waiting for this....wohooo

danwarecritic
danwarecritic

I'm excited. I played Accent Core at an arcade. It's awesome.

Supericano2
Supericano2

since I need more PSP games I'll get it on that since I already have Accent Core for PS2

especensor
especensor

GG going the route of SF2 and releasing like a billion versions of the same game. Anyways, there are plenty of other fighting games coming out, don't see why people are so annoyed that this isn't really a new game. Obviously Street Fighter 4 is a big one, and that one is coming really soon. Blazblue, which is essentially just Guilty Gear in HD is already out in arcades, only a matter of time before it gets ported over to consoles. KoFXII coming out this year to arcades and that'll eventually make consoles. Not to mention everyone seems to have forgotten SSF2THDR which was a good game with online and all that jazz.

unknown37
unknown37

thats great i guess... a little late though. With all the competition (SF4, KoF12, KoF98UM, SSA) they'll be lucky if even the biggest GG fans get it, since the GG fans I know either already imported or are still PO'd over GG2

KoruKinshi
KoruKinshi

Another GG rehash...Whoopdee-friggen-do. I stopped caring about GG after XX came out. Bring KOF XII out already. Let's see a *GOOD* fighting game for a change...

dimebag4ver
dimebag4ver

Why can't we have a PSN version of this? It would be great to play online

clarkspark
clarkspark

How about an anime while we're at it? I really wish they had turned that anime intro back then into an actual series. shame

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

"The publisher today announced a North American release for what it calls "the definitive installment in the series". Yeah, until the next one lol.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

Hmm i already have the Japanese version...so it doesnt matter to me anymore.

NightRain
NightRain

They should bring the games to 360 and PS3. I think it's stupid as hell to not to. Still, I guess i'll get this game for PSP....

9th_SolBadguy
9th_SolBadguy

I'm all for the 2d fighting games and i won't mind this but its time to step your game up and bring something to the next gen other than that crap u guys had on the 360 Blazblue looks nice but it seems like a copy from GG but never the less i hope to see more GG installments and Blazblue to be on the psp among others

TheArcade
TheArcade

@TheTHCGamer: I'm with you. I just want Blazblue to come out so I can buy it that's all.

TheTHCGamer
TheTHCGamer

to little to late imo. ive been waiting for accent core plus to hit leave the shores of asia for some time now and with games like SFIV on the fore front im done waiting. i bet there isnt an official release date yet which only hurts matters. ill just wait for blazblue no matter what console its released on because i own all 3 consoles even though it looks to good to be a wiil game since its not shovel ware.

Guzthon
Guzthon

I hope that Aksys Games bring back Guilty Gear Isuka and Judgment for the Wii. Please release Blazblue for multi-platform (Wii, PS3 and XBOX 360) for all the 2D fighting fans. "Long live the 2D fighting games"!

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

@Dead of Alive I hate to tell you this but the truth is the Guilty Gear series was a hit in japan because arcades were still popular but, in PS2 console generation arcades died out and the Guilty Gear franchise had to go with it. I think it was obvious the series was dieing when Robo-kye was introduced (when characters are intraduced that are different versions of a already existing character it shows the creators have run out of ideas.) But we still have downloads of the game. Other new characters A.B.A., OrderSol

Ra-Devil
Ra-Devil

Honestly, I think that a full HD version of this game series would be fine. We really don't need it in 3D... although, to be honest, it would need to evolve to be successful in the long run. Too many kids get into gaming and think 2D is old-school.

Jhedan
Jhedan

Guilty Gear is one of my favorite fighting games but this is just a bad joke i mean another revision?? i was happy with GGXX Slash and Isuka. Come on! cut it out and just start with the dev of GGX3, oh and DO NOT MAKE IT 3D PLEASE! That will seriously ruin the flavor of the game.

Maxx_the_Slash
Maxx_the_Slash

If Accent Core Plus adds Wi-Fi play, I'll definately buy the hell right out of it.

TheArcade
TheArcade

I have Battle Fantasia, can't wait to get Blazblue.

fatjoe400
fatjoe400

Its about freaking time:D. I can finally give my import psp game a break and try out the story mode and mission modes. All we need now is a good Guilty Gear game to play online(other than the xbox)

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

Nah, I'm fine with GG X2. It even has a small cool anime trailer for extra. Something that Accent Core lack. 8)

wiifan001
wiifan001

Tch. The Wii version is just going to be a PS2 port with tacked on controls.

JinKisaragi
JinKisaragi

Don't leave Europe out again please..

dimebag4ver
dimebag4ver

I got the import of this last year...but I'd like to play it on my ps3...

lucifer3999
lucifer3999

so..is this going to have a mission mode?

Vicius
Vicius

I got the Japanese import of this game (PSP). It never occurred to me it could be released here :(

DestinyZX
DestinyZX

I own Accent Core and it's awesome. My favorite character is Holy Order Sol but I prefer Chipp because he's fast as heck.

Narzod3
Narzod3

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