Newly-released scans of this week’s Famitsu magazine have revealed that Leo Whitefang, a character heavily featured in Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-‘s story on consoles, will become a part of the playable cast sometime after launch as downloadable content.
Due to the nature of this reveal, little information is known about how Leo will play in the game as of yet, but we do have some idea of how he will factor into the series canon when the game appears on consoles next month. As one of the three governing kings of the Allied Kingdom of Illyria, this beastly figure will certainly play a large role in the narrative moving forward.
This news comes after heavy speculation pegged Leo as a playable fighter due to the way he was displayed in a recent trailer as well as his appearance on Xrd’s cover.
We’ll have more details on President Whitefang after Famitsu is officially published in Japan later this week.
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is scheduled to launch on December 4 in Japan, with a North American release following shortly after on December 16.
Source: Famitsu via Dustloop