Guilty Gear fans can now pre-order a collectible statue of Ramlethal Valentine, due to release in early 2016.
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is the latest chapter of Arc System Works’s long-running Fighter franchise. With its 1998 debut on the original PlayStation, the series has gone through several revisions and experimented with multiple genres; 16 titles have been released across various Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo consoles, and recently the PC via Steam. While the franchise deviated from its 2D visuals in Guilty Gear 2: Overture, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- was the first game in the core fighting game saga to feature 3D graphics, courtesy of a customized Unreal Engine 3 build.
Making her debut in Xrd, Ramlethal Valentine became the new marque villain of the Guilty Gear saga. The third “Valentine” android, Ramlethal is a straight-faced instrument of The Conclave, bent on the eradication of humanity. Unlike her jovial “sister” unit Elphelt, Ramlethal possesses an absolute hatred of humans, and will carry out her orders without resolve.
Max Factory and FREEing revealed a prototype Ramlethal Valentine statue during the 2015 Wonder Festival. The Guilty Gear Xrd collector’s item has since been finalized, and is now ready for pre-orders worldwide. Not much has changed since the prototype’s unveiling, apart from additional fine details on Ramlethal’s attire; the pose still depicts the Xrd boss character at 1/8 scale, floating between the two sword-wielding halves of Lucifero:
The final product is sculpted from PVC and ABS, and stands at 210mm/8.26″ tall with an included base. The “Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-: Ramlethal Valentine” statue is currently available through Play-Asia, AmiAmi and other collectible retailers, and is expected to begin shipping in late-Jan/early-Feb 2016.
Ramlethal Valentine is the third Guilty Gear Xrd character to receive a collectible statue following Sol Badguy and Ki Kiske, with the latter scheduled to release this September. A Millia Rage statue is in development, however a release window has not been announced.