PQube announced that the Arc Systems Works developed 2d fighting series Guilty Gear, Guilty Gear and Guilty Gear XX Λcore Plus R, will launch digitally on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on May 17.
Additionally, the 2 titles will be bundled together for a physical release on Switch called “Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack”. This bundle of the two titles is exclusive to Switch and will be available on May 17 as a special day-one edition which includes:
- A personal letter from Guilty Gear creator Daisuke Ishiwatari
- Artbook with unreleased works of his
Additionally, the publisher revealed that a special limited edition of the game will be available in Europe with 500 pieces made. Exclusive to the Rice Digital store, this limited edition is an anime-inspired Nintendo Switch pouch for fans.
Guilty Gear released in 1998 on the original PlayStation. The game brought a unique style and presentation to the fighting game community that has been a mainstay in the series over the years. Additionally, fans enjoyed the complex and over-the-top anime-style story as they followed the character’s journey throughout every game.
Guilty Gear XX Λcore Plus R released in 2008 in Japan and marks the final installment of the Guilty Gear XX series, which balanced everything introduced in the previous 12 installments. Players were able to use skills to cancel all kinds of action, which changed the flow of battle and set the bar for the rest of the series.
You can check out the new trailer below:
Author’s take: Two awesome anime fighters making a come back is pretty rad.
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