Since its first title in 1998, the Guilty Gears series has garnered a cult following, and the franchise now returns with a range of new features in the latest title, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus.
This is the first title in the series that can be played in 480p with greater visuals.
Retaining the anime graphics and a soundtrack inspired by Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden and Queen, the latest Guilty Gear title includes a range of new moves for players to enjoy. This includes the Force Break which allows fans to use 25 percent of the Tension Gauge as well as the Slashback, a parry with reduced block stun. All additions fans will love.
“Guilty Gear is widely regarded as one of the finest fighting games ever made,” says PQube’s key account and trade marketing manager Abid Gangat.
“While many fighters fall by the wayside, Guilty Gear’s refined fighting system means it has always stayed relevant and continues to be a strong game on the tournament circuit. It’s a highly rated fighter and has sold almost 2m units worldwide.”
The Mission Mode returns to the franchise with more specific objectives for players to complete, whilst gamers can also level up a character’s traits and abilities in the refined Survival Mode. Battles between characters old and new take place in Generations Mode.
The game’s developer Arc System Works – which is also responsible for the cult BlazBlue fighting series – has included a Battle Royale feature that allows players to do battle with three-man teams. The new Story Mode also gives players the chance to uncover each character’s unique back story.
Get into character
Fans of the franchise can play with up to 25 different characters, including fan favourites Justice and Kliff as well as two new characters never before seen outside Japan. These are Order-Sol, a past version of Sol Badguy, and A.B.A, an artificial life form whose relationship to the much loved Swedish pop band of the same name remains unknown.
Weight watching Wii owners can also enjoy an exclusive Accent Calories Mode that takes advantage of the Wii’s motion controls. This tracks the user’s calories burnt off in the active workouts that the frantic battles inevitably provide.
The game will be showcased at a stand at the MCM Expo later this month. Fans attending will be able to play the title and give feedback at the Guilty Gear pods around the event.
Beat n’ Greet
An event at London’s Trocadero – which sold out within a day of being announced – allowed consumers to meet the creator of Guilty Gear, Daisuke Ishiwatari.
There has been a press tour for the game which has generated coverage across a range of key media including Official PlayStation Magazine, GamesRadar and The Guardian.