Jack-O and Chaos by Wallace Pires

Jack-O and Chaos by Wallace Pires

Starting off this post with 2 announcements, the 2015 Videos page has finally been brought up to date with all of the relevant Guilty Gear Xrd videos. The second announcement is that I will no longer be keeping the Videos section of this site up to date. My work schedule has been as busy as ever, and I find myself with increasingly less time to work on this site. Since keeponrockin is now well maintained by several community members, I feel it is much more productive to just point people that way for a big Revelator archive. So yes, Norematch is still the best Guilty Gear video archive site on the net for anything up to Xrd, but for Revelator and beyond, please use keeponrockin! This way I can finally focus on adding more pages and bringing the other content up to date.

Last weekend, the Japan e-Sports Championship Finals happened and as further evidence that Guilty Gear is getting bigger every day, it was part of the lineup! Weird to see along the likes of CS:GO and FIFA 16. Anyways, since it was a console tournament, it was on Xrd Sign and not Revelator, but the matches were still fantastic with tons of great players attending. Machaboo was also there playing Ky and Sin!
GGXrd JeSPA Tournament

The console version of GGXrd Revelator is getting ever closer to release! The Japanese consumer Rev page is already up and has several video links including exhibition matches between the two new console characters Raven and Kum Haehyun.
Exhibition
LOX(Jam) vs FAB(Potemkin)
Ogawa(Zato) vs Nage(Faust)
Mugen(Sol) vs Machaboo(Ky)

Raven vs Kum exhibition
Ogawa, Mugen, LOX vs Nage, Machaboo, FAB

Aksys Games has announced a special deal for those planning on getting the US version. Pre-ordering the PS4 digital version will give you some free colors and access to the Revelator demo, which will be available on April 5th! Unlike the Xrd Sign demo, the Revelator demo is super fleshed out and is almost the complete game. It has an arcade mode, training mode, challenges, and vs mode! It is basically tournament ready. It does not however include the upcoming characters Raven, Kum Haehyun, and Dizzy.

Speaking of the two new characters, Pachi has done some introductory videos of them and greatfernman has provided translations, available below!
Kum Haehyun introduction Translation
Raven introduction Translation

Jack-O by Kin Mokusei

Jack-O by Kin Mokusei

The last of the qualifiers for Sega’s upcoming APM D-1 Fighting Festival have concluded! The finals will be happening this weekend, so don’t miss the stream when it goes live on the 26th at Sega’s Youtube channel. Keep in mind that if you live in North America, the stream will be happening on the afternoon of the 25th because of the timezone difference. Updated list of qualified players below.

5
I-No: Koichi, 2rio, Rokka, Hasegawa, U-Zen

4
Zato: Tights, Ogawa, Command Miss Seijin, Akashachi
Slayer: Taka, Hase, stormgust, En

3
Sol: Mugen, NOB, Uki
Ky: Rion, Rozu, Ain
May: Azesuke, Kedako, Nenohi
Millia: Nakamura, Toruso, Nagoshi
Faust: Amazan, Defure, Nage
Bedman: Sabamiso, LOX, Souryuu
Elphelt: Fumo, Makki, Pon

2
Potemkin: FAB, Konsome
Ramlethal: Takehara, Kuni
Sin: Kabegiwa no DC, Jirou
Jack-O: Purepure, mike
Johnny: Omito, Yuu-sama

1
Chipp: Samitto
Venom: Fino
Leo: Tomo

0
Axl
Jam

The Arc Revolution Cup Youtube channel has been slowly adding the videos for Arc Revo 2015 from all games! The finals for all 4 games are already up, and pools matches are still getting put up every day. Running Guilty Gear and Blazblue on PS4 really helped here, as all of the match replays were saved so you can even see all of the inputs.

It has been a long time since H.H has streamed a big FT10 exhibition, but he finally did an XrdR one this past weekend between mike and Mugen. You may remember mike as Kaleido Star, the guy who cosplayed as Jack Sparrow in the finals of Tougeki 2007 Guilty Gear. Definitely one of the most well known Jam players, and he is playing her as well as Jack-O in Revelator. He opted to go for Jack-O in this exhibition, and you can watch it below.
mike(Jack-O) vs Mugen(Sol) FT10

Upcoming GG stuff

Ramlethal Valentine by Melon22

Ramlethal Valentine by Melon22

I am sorry, I know it has been more than 3 months since the last update. With the holiday season, my work schedule has been really crazy so I have not had much time to keep things up to date here. Rather than write about all the things that I have definitely missed since the last post, I thought it would be better to talk about some exciting things happening in the future for Guilty Gear!

Sega is running a big tournament called the APM D-1 Fighting Festival. It features four of the games that are featured on their ALL.Net system: Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition, Blade Arcus, and Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. Qualifiers have been happening throughout the last month, and they will continue until the middle of December. The qualifying players can then compete in the finals, which is happening on December 26th and will be streamed on Youtube here. Here is the list of the current qualified players for GG:

5
I-No: Koichi, 2rio, Rokka, Hasegawa, U-Zen

4
Zato: Tights, Ogawa, Command Miss Seijin, Akashachi
Slayer: Taka, Hase, stormgust, En

3
Sol: Mugen, NOB, Uki
May: Azesuke, Kedako, Nenohi
Millia: Nakamura, Toruso, Nagoshi
Faust: Amazan, Defure, Nage
Bedman: Sabamiso, LOX, Souryuu

2
Ky: Rion, Rozu
Potemkin: FAB, Konsome
Ramlethal: Takehara, Kuni
Elphelt: Fumo, Makki
Jack-O: Purepure, mike
Johnny: Omito, Yuu-sama

1
Chipp: Samitto
Venom: Fino
Sin: Kabegiwa no DC
Leo: Tomo

0
Axl
Jam

For those of you who can read Japanese, esports Runner is a great site that is constantly updated with news from various games. Be sure to follow their Twitter account and check out the Guilty Gear page. You can definitely get news faster from there than anywhere else.

Arc System Works has been releasing a bunch of their games on Steam in the past few months, and Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- got its own release last week! Granted, most people who were interested in GG probably already had it for console, but this is a great option for people without them or for those who prefer PC for gaming.

Jam Kuradoberi by sowel

Jam Kuradoberi by sowel

GGXrd Revelator is moving right along with Jam now being location tested in arcades! Her first wave of location tests has already finished, and the 2nd wave is going on now with minor bug fixes. greatfernman on Twitter compiled and translated some information from the 1st and 2nd location tests, listed below:
Jam translation dump
1.02 Revelator patch changes

Other than the Revelator location tests, things have been fairly slow in the world of Guilty Gear so the rest of this post will just be a news dump! First up, MSY has been known for figuring out good Johnny combo routes at an exceptional rate in every GG, and Xrd Revelator is no different! Within the first week of the game’s release, he already had a combo video out that demonstrates a lot of the new options he has. He has it up on his Youtube channel along with a completely unedited version if you want to see the full combos.
relive
relive Unedited version

Revelator has been out for a few weeks and the tech has developed quite nicely for the two new characters. As expected, Johnny is a very popular character so there are tons of strong people playing him. The player who has shown up in videos the most is Karinchu. He actually played Johnny along with Millia in AC+R, so in a way he got one of his original mains back.
2015/8/29 Mikado stream – Karinchu(JO) matches
2015/9/1 Mikado stream – Karinchu(JO) matches
2015/9/7 Mikado stream – Karinchu(JO) matches

Jack-O’s representation has been a bit more limited. It is hard to say who is super dominant with her right now, but for a period of time, Tsujikawa had the #1 ranked Jack-O’ and there are a ton of matches with him here.
2015/9/1 Sasashima Leisureland casuals

Since we are on the topic of combo videos, Dizzy player Kisshi also made an amazing one for May for Xrd Sign! Lots of guaranteed dizzy combos and 100% sequences.

The entire Toshin Gekitotsu tournament has already been up on the JP PlayStation Youtube since the day the event concluded, but as an added bonus, the replays of all matches were saved! The PS4 is such a great system. The official ASW Youtube account has all of the replays up, so this is worth watching if you want to see the inputs and/or don’t like the commentary.
Taka(Slayer) vs Roi(Sol)
Kiisha(Faust) vs Ain(Ky)
Koichi(I-No) vs LOX(Bedman)
Takehara(Ramlethal) vs Mugen(Sol)
Hamburg(Elphelt) vs Nakamura(Millia)
Karinchu(Millia) vs Dogura(Sin)
Susumu(Chipp) vs Machaboo(Ky)
Nage(Faust) vs Kazunoko(Sol)
FAB(Potemkin) vs sako(Zato)
Ogawa(Zato) vs Daigo Umehara(Sol)

Nage wrote some thoughts on his match vs Kazunoko, which is timestamped so you can follow along while watching the replay. My friend tenkai translated the first part of it here:
Nage’s thought processes during Toshin Gekitotsu match 1

Jack-O' by 8055

Jack-O’ by 8055

Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- is finally out in arcades! With a new game comes a new batch of information and footage. First up, 4gamer ran a Revelator article that includes two lengthy videos with Pachi breaking down the two new characters Johnny and Jack-O’ and going through the new system mechanics. Definitely a good watch if you are not clear on what has changed in the new version.

The ASW Revelator pre-release stream that I talked about in the previous two posts happened, and they held a tourney with the ArcSys employees! While the level of play was not that great, Ogawa made a special guest appearance at the end and played some exhibition matches. Youtube user Fahadouken has archived the entire stream on his account, and you can watch it below. Ogawa shows up at around the 2 hour 30 min mark.
ASW GGXrd -REVELATOR- Pre-release special

The special announcement that they promised during the pre-release stream ended up being more information about the next character! Specifically, the next character will be determined by in game voting. In the arcade version of Xrd Revelator, players can use the World Dollars that they’ve earned by beating arcade mode to vote for the character they want to see next. ASW just announced the list of candidates that are available to vote on, which includes characters from Accent Core Plus R who have not yet made it into Xrd. So that is Baiken, Testament, Anji, Dizzy, Bridget, Zappa, Robo Ky, Order Sol, A.B.A, Kliff, and Justice. In addition, the list includes characters from Guilty Gear 2 and Petit! So that is Izuna, the original Valentine, Dr. Paradigm, Raven, and Fanny. It is a really cool idea, but I think a lot of people expect it to be a toss up between Bridget and Dizzy due to their popularity.

Here is some day 1 match footage from various arcades. I will update this post periodically as more videos become available.
Sega Nishinaka singles tourney
Sega Nishinaka freeplay
Sasashima Leisureland casuals
a-cho casuals
Mikado 3on3 tourney

Jonio also worked very quickly and made a Johnny primer for people interested in learning him.
Normals
Specials
Basic combos
System