‘Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-‘ Footage Surfaces Online, New “Jack-O” Abilities Detailed

Guilty Gear fans have already begun posting footage from the local-testing build of -REVELATOR- across Twitter and YouTube .

Announced just a few weeks ago, Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- is an enhanced version of last year’s Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-. The new version of Xrd will feature several changes and tweaks to each character for the sake of balanced gameplay, along with the new “Stylish Mode”, which allows for players to perform extended combos with simplified button-inputs.

Over the past 24 hours, Guilty Gear players have taken to social media to post content from the Japanese local-testing sessions; various arcades across Japan are hosting playable developer-builds of Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-. As of this post, only one video is live on YouTube showcasing -REVELATOR- in action.  A new visual scheme is used for the HUD, along with a new dynamic camera drop-in angle at the beginning of the match. As shown in the closing moment of the video below, a new visual “freeze” may have have been added into -REVELATOR-; it’s unclear if this is due to a “Draw”, a “Clash”, or if this is a new end-game visual feature:

The brand new character to the series, Jack-O can be seen in a few short clips posted on Twitter; a full match has yet to surface, but fans can still catch a glimpse of her trap-based mechanics and “Win” pose:

A new interview between Famitsu and Guilty Gear creator Daisuke Ishiwatari sheds more light on Jack-O’s gameplay mechanics, including her ability to summon ghosts at regular intervals. Jack-O can potentially summon up to three ghosts, with each one slowly progressing across the stage at different heights- Low, Mid and Air. If her ghosts are not destroyed, each one will increase in power for each landed strike. She possesses a separate technique that will randomly enhance or kill ghosts on command. Ishiwatari states that Jack-O’s micro-management gameplay is based on the RTS genre, and gameplay tactics found in Guilty Gear Xrd‘s chronological predecessor, Guilty Gear 2: Overture.

Fans are noticing a variety of new stages, and variations of those established in Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-. Twitter is currently home to images of a ruined version of Slayer’s “Villa Vampir” and Axl Rose’s new daylight version of “Edinburgh MagicaPolis”:

A release date has not been issued for Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-, however the title is apparently 60% complete. The current local-testing session ends tomorrow, June 7.

Sources: Twitter (1,2,3,4), Famitsu, JyunaJP
Images courtesy of Arc System Works, Team RED, Famitsu, Twitter

1 reply »

Leave a comment below!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.