Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 Announced, Welcoming Lone Samurai Baiken and Business Ninja Answer to the Cast

By on January 14, 2017 at 4:45 am

At the end of the Arc System Works Fighting Game Award 2016, the company made the following announcement: Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 is coming for the PlayStation 3, 4, and Steam.

A promotional trailer shows off two characters that will be added to the cast: “Business Ninja” Answer, who appeared in Story Mode and “Lone Samurai” Baiken, who also made an appearance in the narrative, as well as in the past Guilty Gear games. There will be additional Story Mode content, online play changes, and larger rebalances for the cast than compared to -REVELATOR- 1-1, which select characters even gaining new moves.

Arc System Works doesn’t have a price point yet, but the company said it will make it “affordable” during the presentation. There will be a retail disc for the PlayStation 4 version, while PS3 and Steam will get it in form of DLC. PS4 users will also be able to upgrade their -REVELATOR- copy, if they do not wish to buy the new disc version. REV 2 is expected to hit arcades this Spring.

On January 20th until the 22nd, location tests for REV 2 will begin.

Can I just say, Baiken, you’ve kept us waiting, huh? Stay tuned to SRK for more coverage regarding this development.

Sources: Famitsu; ASW Fighting Game Award Tournament

Luke "Woocash" Siuty is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in ArcSys titles. A Guilty Gear veteran, he plays Baiken and commits atrocities by playing Sin when he's not busy pondering the ArcSys Cycle. He's always down to talk on Twitter, so send him tips. He's good at OS-ing in real life, not so much in video games, though.