Guilty Gear Xrd considered for next-gen platforms next year

Arc System Works president Minoru Kidooka says that more Guilty Gear news will come at E3 2014.

The latest Guilty Gear game may be brought over to next generation consoles, according to an interview on Siliconera with Arc System Works president Minoru Kidooka.

Guilty Gear Xrd may be shaping up for the PS4 and Xbox One next year.

Kidooka said that the company will reveal more information on Guilty Gear Xrd's North American release at next year's E3. The game's creator, Daisuke Ishiwatari, will make an appearance by then. Kidooka added that the company is confirmed to be a PS4 developer.

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- was announced on May 19 during Arc System Works' 25th anniversary event held in Japan. The game will be built on the Unreal Engine and is using 3D models for the first time in the series. The characters confirmed so far are Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, Eddie and Millia Rage.

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71 comments
savagehulk
savagehulk

So stoked for this game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait.. I love SF4 SSF4 and SFxT as well as KOF XIII. But as much as the 3d models in SF4 are amazing I like the Style of the models in this new Guilty Gear more. And the gameplay mechanics look to be out of the world judging from videos of gameplay.

Dandyslayer13
Dandyslayer13

Cried when I saw the new "Killer Instinct" but my tears dried when I remember we're getting a new Guilty Gear! Even with the graphical engine change the game still retains that Gulity Gear look and feel unlike that imposter Killer Instinct.

SuperGamer8090
SuperGamer8090

This is the real evolution of 2D fighting games.  Can't wait!!  Hopefully, King of Fighters and Street Fighter start using this tech.

nightmarecast
nightmarecast

Knowing them it'll be a Guilty Gear Collection pack, and not even every GG game, it'll be The Guilty Gear Ultimate Collection Vol.1. -_-

barleybosh
barleybosh

Wait, why are they bringing a super nintendo game to next gen?

Romangelo
Romangelo

and the Wii U is not a next gen console.

IceJester45
IceJester45

I will buy a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One when either this game or Tekken x Street Fighter is confirmed for one of the consoles.

Sporks_Calamity
Sporks_Calamity

Man this game is going to ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

immanuel_aj
immanuel_aj

Thank goodness they shifted to 3D!  It should be possible to get this running at 60fps on a PS4 or Xbox One.  If they stuck to hand drawn sprites it would've taken a ridiculous amount of work just to get it to look smooth at 60fps.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

one of my fave fighters (outside of Street Fighter) coming to next gen consoles?! BRING IT ON. 

i've been wanting a new game in this franchise for quite a while now. Hopefully there will also be a new King of fighters game as well as (fingers crossed) another blaz blue title. 

one franchise i wish would make a comeback (and it's wishful thinking) is snk vs capcom. i'd like to see that happen.

ArataWata
ArataWata

YES!

YES!!!

YESSS!!!

AHHHHHH!!!!

Oh man, this just makes me even more hype for PS4.

Kr0w1Nc4rNa73
Kr0w1Nc4rNa73

Fine by me.

Will be buying an Xbox One for Killer Instinct, eventually.

Glad to see some good launch titles that are fighting games.

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

Dam this means its will at least be a year and half before we see it, if they are only going to announce news a year from now.

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

This is the best realized toon-shading I've seen.

It's pretty much impossible to tell this isn't just proper 2D Manga/Anime style art and animation.

I want Nintendo to use this basic technique with their next Zelda game but just with all the Zelda assets and general feel of that game world etc.

Busta
Busta

Im all for this. Why not put it on next gen? Why not be the first real fighting option on for the next gen? If anything it could spark sf5. I personally was concerned that no fighters were announced.

jhcho2
jhcho2

How do I pronounce 'Xrd'?

AlexLJ
AlexLJ

ギルテギーア!!!!!!!! I can't wait!!!!

Prats1993
Prats1993

Apparently Arc System Works are working on a new ps4 exclusive. It will definately shit on Killer Instinct AKA Kopy Instinct for the Xbone.

vitari
vitari

So when is Guilty Gear X BlazBlue coming out?

nate1222
nate1222

As long as it hits PC and DRM-free, that's all I give a shit about.

As far as 'next gen' goes? Couldn't care less. This game could've been released on the PS2 and the graphics would still be excellent for a cel-shaded game.

baxwam
baxwam

I hope that the U3 input lag wont kill this game 

unikat
unikat

Don't really see what they can do to make it next gen really. I bet they could've even release it for PS2 the same way it'll be on PS4, let alone PS3

Redblaze27
Redblaze27

I need to see somethng not capable on current-gen for them to justify the move.

The current-gen has the userbase or people who will buy this, so why would you want to jump to a platform that will not make a much money in sales?

GermanBomber
GermanBomber

More Guilty Gear.......*crickets*..........I'm not surprised at all and even less interested.

Dandyslayer13
Dandyslayer13

@SuperGamer8090 New both of those games are fine on there own. Both of their graphics engines are awesome and unique as they should be just like this new Guilty Gear.

SuperGamer8090
SuperGamer8090

@barleybosh Please go back to your GTA, COD, or HALO, you don't need to pay attention to real games or make ignorant comments about them.

Danymoon
Danymoon

@IceJester45 im still having my doubts if namco bandai will still risk themself with that game, first of all cause that ono guy is not there anymore in Capcom.....and second after all that capcom has been doing to gamers....the dlc bullshit and all that hell afterwards......but if they didnt bring it yet, maybe they have it in mind for ps4....i also love Guilty! :)

SuperGamer8090
SuperGamer8090

@Ranma_X_basic Man, i would LOVE a sequel to the greatest crossover in gaming EVER.


Capcom vs SNK 3 or SNK vs Capcom 2 using this type of graphic technology PLEASE!!!!

Busta
Busta

@vitari  Don't know if blazblue will continue.  Since blazblue was only made because arc systems wouldn't hand out the rights for a new GG game.  The 2 main people in blaz blue are EXACT copies of the 2 main guys in gg.  I do like ragna better than sol.

Busta
Busta

Ps2 really? Ps2 couldnt even pull off mvc2 correctly and that was strictly 2d.. plus it being years old. now fast paced cell shaded combat over a network for ps2? No way.

supermoc10
supermoc10

@baxwam Don't Injustice and Mortal Kombat run on UE3? There isn't input lag in those.

eriktkire
eriktkire

@unikat they could make the characters really high quality vectors, which would make the eventual translation to 4K do-able while keeping valuable HDD space down.

of course... consoles would have to support a 4K output to begin with, and by the looks of what's been revealed neither have factored in 4K support at all.

charliezard
charliezard

@Redblaze27 If they release it on next-gen consoles, I think there's still a very good chance that it would also be released on current gen.

IceJester45
IceJester45

Yeah, I'm worried they've killed the genre again. It might be another decade of almost nothing but Arc Systems Works games and SNK titles -- unless SNK goes under.

Dandyslayer13
Dandyslayer13

@SuperGamer8090 @Ranma_X_basic That or have Capcom and SNK actually work together and have Capcom work on the gameplay side of things and have SNK do the graphical side and animate the game with the current KOF engine and that game would be NUCKING FUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dandyslayer13
Dandyslayer13

@corteztheg @Kr0w1Nc4rNa73 Good buy that garbage they call Killer Instinct and show M$ that XBone gamers are mindless drones whilst everybody else enjoys a new Guilty Gear game that actually looks and feels like a Guilty Gear game and is not just associated by name!

unikat
unikat

@eriktkire From my understanding of vectors (which isn't that high really, it's based on photoshop, illustrator and few IT classes), I doubt they could pull off the coloring (vector coloring is... kinda flat (kinda hard to explain what I mean X_x)), even tho it's animesque graphics, and backgrounds are 3D-ish in trailers they've shown so far, so it would clash too much with characters.

I think they're doing the same thing NIS was doing with Disgaea 3 and 4, just trying to pick up money by being first games of that type on new systems. I may be wrong tho, only time will tell...

eriktkire
eriktkire

@unikatit's do-able, just a matter of some thoughtful coding.  ToonBoom and Anime Studio Pro can do gradient shading for motion vctors. I suppose Flash can as well, but it's primitive by comparison.

Question is, are their coders good enough to figure out how to get it to run over 60fps with all those intricate fight/movement animations.

You might be right though about it being a first release cash in.  I hope not.