Ruu and Day recently had a very long set of May vs Ramlethal matches at Monte50 game center in Osaka! It is unfortunate that the god of Bridget can’t play his character in Xrd, but his May is no slouch. Day is an OG Testament player who was one of the few to continue playing that character in AC+R. He is now one of the top ranked Ramlethals. His name is also weird to romanize: it should technically be Di, but commentators always pronounce his name as “Dei”, and I’ve also seen him write his name in katakana, which would make it “Day”. So I just went with the 3rd option since it’s the least confusing one for English speakers.
In other news, Gamespot recently put up some Xrd footage taken from E3! They are all featuring players who are trying out the game for the first time, so don’t expect any real matches. However, the videos are in 1080p, so they are definitely the highest quality footage out right now.
Ramlethal vs Bedman Youtube
Ky vs Millia Youtube
The Arc Revolution Cup qualifiers officially start this weekend too! Hopefully there will be some streams.
Ruu(May) vs Day(Ramlethal)
Part 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
H.H recently streamed a FT10 exhibition set on 6/8 between Nage and Nakamura! This is definitely the closest set that has been shown on his stream so far, so it’s a great watch especially if you play these characters. There were some great casual matches played after the exhibition, mostly with FAB. Famitsu also has an article up about these exhibition matches.
Nage(Faust) vs Nakamura(Millia)
Casual matches with Satou(Millia), Nage(Faust), FAB(Potemkin), Nakamura(Millia), JT(Bedman), Roi(Sol), H.H(Ramlethal), Ain(Ky)
MrTSUTAYA on Youtube has begun uploading footage of the GGXrd GGF event at Sega World, which featured many of the top Kansai players like Kedako, eki-chan, Rozu, Ruu, and Efute. Surprisingly, Kanto I-No player Hasegawa also showed up! There are a lot of videos in this post so you can see them after the break.
The console version of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- has gotten its official release window to be in Holiday Season 2014! You can pre-order the game at Amazon and GameStop on the official website here
In addition, GGXrd will also be on show at E3 this week! It will be featured on the Gamespot stream at Tuesday 3PM PST. For people who are actually at E3, Xrd will be available to play on Tuesday 4-6PM and Wednesday 12-2PM. Daisuke Ishiwatari will also be doing an autograph session on Wednesday from 3-4, according to Aksys.
The Arc Revolution Cup website updated with the full schedule for all three games! Qualifiers will be starting next weekend. Compared to the previous year, the amount of spots has not changed but there are more qualifiers, which means that it is going to be more difficult to qualify in certain areas.
Xrd got updated to Version 1.04 recently, which only has one real change: a new stage! It is an arena stage that is basically an upgraded version of the arena from BBCP. Player stats are shown on the left and right monitors, while the middle monitors have messages that can be customized but are meant to display the tournament name as well as arcade name. You can see the new arena stage in the videos from Mikado’s 6/5 singles tournament.
Famitsu recently published a lengthy article about Ramlethal Valentine, which goes over her general gameplan as well as her entire moveset. If you can’t read Japanese, then 9:02PM on Dustloop is in the process of translating the entire article into English in this post. This is a pretty useful page for anyone who is interested in learning Ram, since her moveset is huge due to how many target combos she has.
Akira in Bedman’s bed by DaDui
H.H streamed a special exhibition match on 5/25: a first to ten set between JT Bedman and FAB Potemkin! Funnily enough, the matches ended up completely one sided, so they played another FT10 right after, with JT opting to pick Millia instead. There were also a lot of casual matches recorded with Nakamura.
During the stream, JT was interviewed about his history with the GG series and his own playstyle. He was also asked for his opinion on Xrd’s character rankings, and you can hear his response at around the 1 hour 16 min mark of the Twitch archives or at 10:43 of the Youtube mirror. I have transcribed it below:
JT’s GGXrd tier list
S Sol Faust Zato
A Ramlethal Chipp Ky
B I-No Axl Slayer Millia May Venom
C Bedman Potemkin
FAB was also interviewed with the same series of questions, and you can her his response to the character rank question at 13:10 of the Twitch archives.
FAB’s GGXrd tier list
S Zato Faust Sol
A Millia Ramlethal Chipp
B Ky May Axl I-No
C Venom Slayer Bedman
Anyway, there are a lot of videos in this post, so you can see them after the jump.