Retail Radar: Guilty Gear on Wii, Senko no Rondo, Hoshigami

US retailers open preorders for a new round of Japanese imports in the fighting, shooting, and strategy genres.

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Japanophiles might be looking at a wealth of imported offerings from the East in the coming months. In addition to confirmed games like Ar Tornelico: Melody of Elemia, Culdcept Saga, Kororinpa: Marble Mania, and Earth Defense Force X, a number of niche import offerings have been showing up on retailer Web sites lately, including new installments in the Guilty Gear series of fighters, a revamp of an original PlayStation strategy game, and a port of an Xbox 360-exclusive shooter.

Subscription rental site GameFly currently has listings for two new Guilty Gear games, Guilty Gear XX Slash for the PlayStation 2 and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core for the Wii. Originally released in the arcades, Guilty Gear XX Slash is an upgraded version of Guilty Gear X2 #Reload (which was itself an upgrade to Guilty Gear X2, the Guilty Gear X upgrade) and contains two new characters. Guilty Gear XX Accent Core is the series' latest entry in the arcades, and was only announced last August. According to GameFly, both titles are slated for a late-July release.

GameFly also has a posting for a much more methodically paced game, the DS edition of Hoshigami Remix: Ruining Blue Earth. The rental site lists a May 31 release date for the game, presumably a port of the 2001 original PlayStation strategy game Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth with added features.

Finally, CD Universe has a listing up for the character-based fighting shoot-'em-up Senko no Rondo on the Xbox 360. According to CD Universe, the game will ship in May, with Ubisoft as the publisher.

Please note, while retailer listings frequently jump the gun on publishers' product announcements, they should not be taken as final confirmation of a game's existence; nor should the absence of a listing be considered as proof that a game isn't coming to a given platform.

Discussion

92 comments
jetavandam
jetavandam

Guilty Gear on wii! Awesome! I can't wait to play my favorite characters, Jam and Millia.

BIGboss600
BIGboss600

it seems that the ps2 is losing a lot of exclusives to the wii lol the indestructible ps2 will be an elder and ignored soon but the ps3 may become the powerful son that no one likes

glitchgeeman
glitchgeeman

Guilty Gear on the Wii! YES!! So glad I don't have to worry about having to buy a PS3 to miss out on another generation of games. Still, it's on the PS2 as well, but I think I'll opt for the Wii version.

ninjavelmor
ninjavelmor

i really want this for the wii. mainly because i want the wii to get popular. and fighting games is what the cube were lacking, im not really worried about the controls. i don't think they will me using the wii mote, because it doesnt have enough buttons for guilty gear. so its gunna be either classic or cube, and if thats the case ill just use my ps2 converter to play the game with my arcade stick.

collum1987
collum1987

I can see Guilty Gear Accent Core coming to Japanese PS2s but I can slighty see it coming for Wii as it doesnt have to worry about HD. But I'd personally would rather play this game on a PS2 controller rather than the Wii.

MegaManX9101
MegaManX9101

@LordSasori Apparently Bleach for the Wii was pretty good. I hope they bring that to the US... I've never been a huge fan of Guilty Gear... the one PS2 version i played of it seemed really slow for some reason. :/

LordSasori
LordSasori

@hard what in the hell are you talking about? What store sells a wii for 500 bucks? And are you sure its not a PACKAGE. you know as in it comes with 2-3 games? As for the guilty gear.. This sounds to good to be true. Nintendo never had a good fighting game on their system other than their own smash bros. But outside that nothing. Im gonna hold off on the cheers until I see further proof. But if this is true, then good job Nintendo for doing something right in the 3rd party realm for a change.

PiMacleod_basic
PiMacleod_basic

wow. I don't know which system to buy it for. I think I need the PS2 one, just for the controller....but if it uses the classic controller for the Wii, I'll change my mind.

townsenda1
townsenda1

This is gonna be great. Can't wait.

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

Guilty gear are good games...really good in fact!

Quetzalcoatl_88
Quetzalcoatl_88

If the whole "GGXX accent core coming to wii" thing is true, then I shall bust a nut right here and now! plus it would be funny to see a bunch of fanboys getting pissed off for it being on the wii.

lhardwick692
lhardwick692

it doesnt matter--the wii can come out with a thousand games but no systems to play them on except for the 4 to 5 million sold out there--and places have the wii for 500 bucks and before i pay that price for a wii--i will buy a ps3--this is bull**it nintendo--just pure bull**it

Doolum
Doolum

These are some nice additions indeed to Wii library

Gigatron
Gigatron

Guilty Gear is the BEST 2-d fighter around!! CAN'T WAIT!!

ookiig
ookiig

Funny, I thought they'd be telling us about Manhunt 2 for Wii (and PS2 & PSP). That's a game nobody saw coming...

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

Guilty Gear for the Wii ,I"m sold.

markbart0305
markbart0305

I have Senko No Rondo Rev X for the Xbox 360. It's a fighter-shooter from a top-down perspective. It's got great variation in characters/robots, awesome music, and some really colorful and impressive visuals at times. Oh, and it also has online play.

NightRain
NightRain

Guilty Gear for the Wii??? AWESOME!! A fighting game for the Wii! Yes!!

Jah_Glow
Jah_Glow

Diversify the Wii! Okay, now that that's out of the way, I hope Wii can finally see some actually decent new games on the Wii sometime soon, so it'll be worth the money to buy it.

bdhoff
bdhoff

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Legacyoftain
Legacyoftain

anyone know anything about Senko no Rondo?

wingchunstudent
wingchunstudent

Guilty Gear is one of my ALL TIME favorite fighting games. And it's coming to the Wii. Oh for joy!

KetchupNL
KetchupNL

W00t, Guilty Gear on the Wii. Hope it comes to Europe...in three years *sigh*.

GuillermoX
GuillermoX

Halo05 says: "Accent Core on the Wii? What's the damn point? Bring it to the PS2 so people can actually play it with their arcade sticks or Saturn controllers. The Classic Controller might be passable for it, but the people who really want 2d fighting games want to play them with arcade sticks." Umm what? Maybe you enjoy the arcade sticks, but you can't assume that everyone does because of that. I certainly would rather play a fighting game on a console style controller than a clunky arcade stick. In something like a fighting game, response time can be everything, so why slow yourself down just to feel like you're in the arcade?

jknight5422
jknight5422

Something for everyone. I hope I have time to try one.

u8nogard
u8nogard

I agree with Ryo_Kensen comment. Looking forward to seeing what it brings to the Wii.

katamari
katamari

Guilty Gear has a dedicated following so I think it will do pretty well.

Jenovawitness
Jenovawitness

Thats soo coool actually. I want Hoshigami!!!!

OldWiseBob
OldWiseBob

I hope none of you are pyschic cuz I sure as heck don't know what control scheme will be used. The Wii is different, and that means different games. Developers have a choice to change or to utilitize the same mechanics. You don't know how Guilty Gear will play until someone actually has tried it. (Editors from gamespot or ign per say)

diablobasher
diablobasher

Come to think of it, i'm still happy with Street Fighter 2, call me oldschool, but you just can't beat it...

FreddieGermany
FreddieGermany

interesting I wonder if it will play with the wiimote and numchuk I know theres always the classic controller

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

Please God, bless us with a fighting game as magnificent as Guilty Gear. The last one I had was GGX2#R for the XBox, and we in Europe (or at least in my UK town), we were never gifted with GG:Judgement. Please let us get Accent Core. We need it!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

A standard beat 'em up like Guilty Gear won't really work on the Wii. Although if you let us use the Classic Controller instead then that'd be great.

diablobasher
diablobasher

"Japanophiles might be looking at a wealth of imported offerings from the East in the coming months." Or we would be, were the Wii not region locked... I havn't even managed to buy a Swapdisc to play Namco X Capcom yet, i dont even know if there IS one like that for the Wii yet, let alone where to get it.

Andrew_D28
Andrew_D28

Hoshigami for the DS would be great. A Strategy Tactics RPG!

YoYo_Bridget
YoYo_Bridget

Well that's good and all for the Wii...Guilty Gear makes no sense on it. Guilty Gear Accent Core(as most of us hardcore Guilty Gear fans know), has already been released in arcades in Japan. This makes absolutely no sense...it will not involve motion sensing, it's too technical of a fighting game...and any of the Wii controllers will not accomidate the already complicated controls. Even with the GC controller...I don't see that going well. We all remember what happened when Guilty Gear tried to be "different" (i.e. Isuka/Dust Strikers, both mediocre games at best). So meh...and I already imported GGXX/ for PS2 when it first came out in Japan.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

GGAC on the Wii might be true but still im hoping it will also come on the PS2 or PS3.

anarchicgoth
anarchicgoth

Might be good- Japanese games have a tendency to be really quirky and fun though.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

With PS2 on it's last legs, a lot of japanese games will probably hit it.

interpolred
interpolred

Looks like a decent lineup of games.

Ryo_Kensen
Ryo_Kensen

Guilty Gear....On Wii......this made my day better once again! :D

KairyuJS
KairyuJS

Oh dear God, GGAC on the Wii? Please be true. ... Does the Wii even have enough RAM to handle GGAC?

SephirothSyZtem
SephirothSyZtem

so there offering a wii import with no import tool. neat i guess..... and the so called new GG's are just re-makes of guilty gear x2...again...for like the 4th time

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

yes! the more Japanese imports the better

imnotacrook
imnotacrook

GG on the Wii, why do I fell this is may be a game dependent on the Classic controller ( honest with you, I wouldn't play a fighter with the Wii classic controller)

getoconnection
getoconnection

lhardwick692 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What do you think of the New Castlevania game for the PSP? Ya know some people shelled out 250 for the PSP and think that's the greatest thing since slice bread ( it is ). It's a remake that everyone hasn't played. Nintendo fans haven't had a decent fighter in years. Don't rain on everyone's parade.