The minor upgrade to Sammy's Guilty Gear XX, Guilty Gear XX Reload, has been released in arcades in Japan. While the new version includes a few balance fixes and minor changes, the greatest difference is the addition of the character Robo-Ky.
Although Robo-Ky was present in the PlayStation 2 versions of Guilty Gear X and Guilty Gear XX, the character has been refined in Guilty Gear XX Reload. Robo-Ky's moves now consist mostly of rocket attacks, laser shots, and mechanical maneuvers. In addition, Robo-Ky has an electricity meter instead of a power gauge. The electricity gauge functions similarly to the power gauge used by the other characters, but it generally does not fill with every attack, and Robo-Ky must instead create an electricity field on the ground and stand on it for a while to refill it. The electricity meter also empties when Robo-Ky executes normal moves.
As a robot, Robo-Ky will heat up if he attacks too much. If Robo-Ky overheats, he will turn red and eventually explode, giving the opponent an opportunity to attack. To prevent this, Robo-Ky must be cooled down by executing a certain move that will open his turbines and release steam.
It is unknown if Guilty Gear XX Reload will be released on console platforms.