Jack-O' by UN

Jack-O’ by UN

In a surprise announcement by ASW, the final Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator location test will be happening this weekend! While there aren’t that many balance changes this time around, there are quite a few cosmetic ones. If you look at the new Player’s Guild database, you will notice that every character’s mugshot has been revamped. It is mostly a combination of different shaders and facial expressions, but Elphelt’s is dramatically different. In fact, her entire portrait and sprite have been altered to reflect the events of Xrd’s story mode. It is slightly spoilerific, so I won’t post it here and will just link it instead. Some players have humorously pointed out how similar she looks to Kantai Collection’s Abyssal Fleet vessels. There have also been a number of voice changes. Jack-O’ and Johnny finally have voices, and because Slayer’s previous voice actor Iemasa Kayumi passed away recently, he is now voiced by Takaya Hashi. Many people will remember him for his role as Toki in Hokuto no Ken. You can read more details on the location test changes translated into English on greatfernman’s Evernote here.

Kurushii has done some rips from the new Revelator Player’s Guild website, and you can see them below.
Johnny shop palettes 1-11
Jack-O’ shop palettes 1-11
Ramlethal shop palettes 1-11
Elphelt shop palettes 1-11

Media coverage of Xrd’s final location test has been surprisingly light. I have not seen any articles and videos whatsoever, and only a few pictures and tweets. Regardless, if there are articles published I will post them here throughout the week.

Toshin Gekitotsu’s 4th online qualifier has concluded! Like the last time it was dual streamed on Nico and Youtube, and after a bit of a delay the archives are finally available on ASW’s official Youtube channel. You can watch the videos below:

2015/7/31 Toshin Gekitotsu 4th online qualifier with FAB commentary
Progamer Allied Forces
13:28 Yuusukechin(Chipp) vs Gazou(Faust)
16:14 Dogura(Sin) vs Gagakigo(Millia)
19:31 Kabegiwa no DC(Sin) vs Mugen(Sol)
24:43 Dogura(Sin) vs Gazou(Faust)
30:22 Dogura(Sin) vs Mugen(Sol)
35:44 Gazou(Faust) vs Mugen(Sol)

Guilty Gear Kings Army
56:04 OGYUI(Sol) vs Kiisha(Faust)
1:00:02 GAKU(Sin) vs Kaze no Biri(Sol)
1:02:32 Samitto(Chipp) vs Konsome(Potemkin)
1:06:02 NOB(Sol) vs JUN(Millia)
1:10:11 GAKU(Sin) vs Kiisha(Faust)
1:15:00 Samitto(Chipp) vs NOB(Sol)
1:23:11 Samitto(Chipp) vs Kiisha(Faust)

There will be one more online qualifier happening on 8/9. The current lineups are now:
Guilty Gear Kings Army: FAB(Potemkin), Nage(Faust), Takehara(Ramlethal), Taka(Slayer), Koichi(I-No), Kiisha(Faust)
Progamer Allied Forces: Daigo Umehara(Sol), Nakamura(Millia), LOX(Bedman), Roi(Sol), Mugen(Sol)

You might notice that I removed Ogawa from Daigo’s team. The Toshin Gekitotsu website states that the EVO winner should have a spot on Daigo’s team, but he is still not listed on there so it is possible that they meant one of the top8 finalists instead. Anyway, I will update the lineups when the official announcement is made.