Happy Holidays! Since the last few news posts have been dedicated to the Xrd location tests, I thought I’d fill you guys in on other GG related things that happened in the meantime. But first, a camera pic
of the recent Dengeki magazine reveals that Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is coming out in March of 2014. But you’ll notice that the bottom left edge of that pic has the Xrd logo, so it looks like we’ll be seeing Xrd in arcades in three months!
Chaos Heroes Online is a Korean free-to-play MOBA that got attention earlier this year in May for including characters from other IPs, most notably Selvaria Bles from Valkyria Chronicles, a personal favorite of mine. It is getting a Japanese version, and recently has begun adding ArcSystemWorks characters! Sol, Dizzy, Ragna, and Noel will be playable, and will also be included in the Japanese version. Famitsu has an article on Dizzy’s addition right here. For now, this is probably the closest thing we will get to GG vs BB.
The Arc System Works 25th anniversary artbook came out a little bit over a month ago, and a user on the Chinese Tokimeki Memorial wiki has graciously provided camera pics of the entire book here. The PW is dustloop. There is a load of nice art from every ASW game, with GG and BB as the main centerpieces.
Some of you may remember the Guilty Gear and Blazblue character popularity polls that were held around the time of the Arc Revolution Cup. Turns out, there was another set of popularity polls held for ASW’s 25th anniversary. This time, they polled the top male/female characters from all ASW games, so it even includes obscure titles like Battle Fantasia. The results were published in the artbook I mentioned previously, and I went ahead and cropped out the results for better readability:
Top ASW male characters
Top ASW female characters
6-30 (notice anything out of place?)
Guilty Gear Vastedge XT is a pachinko slot game that got released recently. The game does happen to have a storyline, and Yamanaka tweeted that it takes place after GG2. A user on Dustloop was able to obtain a digital copy of concept illustrations, which can be found on Photobucket. Lots of interesting stuff there, and many of the designs are pretty close to Xrd’s. Here are some gameplay videos!
In addition, Vastedge has also been released for iOS and Android! It costs 1500yen, and you can find the mobile page here. The game is reportedly a stripped down version of the arcade version(no surprise there), with only one background track.
My friend Brett wrote a really funny GG themed Grinch parody on Twitter as a response to the US version of the +R patch still not being out, and it’s been pastebined for posterity.