I’m personally a huge fan of fighting games, and the Guilty Gear series is close to what I would consider to be the pinnacle of the genre. On that note, I’ve become quite nostalgic for the older days of the series since the Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary that passed relatively without ceremony last year.
It’s almost as if Arc System Works and PQube heard my prayers though, as they have announced today that the original Guilty Gear as well as GUILTY GEAR XX ΛCORE PLUS R will physically release bundled up as the Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Edition for Nintendo Switch. Additionally, both games will be available as separate digital versions and Guilty Gear will release for PlayStation 4.
In 1998, one game made huge waves within its genre: Guilty Gear for the original PlayStation. Spectacular special moves that brought the console to its limits, a hardrock soundtrack that still has to meet its match, innovative mechanics and unique charactersthat kicked off an incredibly complex and epic anime story will equally fascinate fighting game fans today, as it did 20 years ago!
GUILTY GEAR XX ΛCORE PLUS R
First released in 2008 in Japan, GUILTY GEAR XX ΛCORE PLUS R is the final installment and epitome of the Guilty Gear XX series that polished everything introduced in the 12 previous installments to reach optimal balance. Mechanics like the universal overhead attack “Dust” as well as “Roman Cancel”, which allows players to cancel all kinds of actions and therefore increases their options dramatically, set the bar for the series’ sequel: Guilty Gear Xrd.
Needless to say, I’m very happy about this as not only can I play ΛCORE PLUS R again (which is my favourite in the series – Anji Mito forever) but also I can now play the games on the go with Nintendo Switch. But what do you think? Will you be picking up this incredible collection, or leaving it in the Dust? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter and Facebook, and check back for more coverage of fighting games and other Japanese titles!
The Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Edition is currently slated for Spring 2019. HEAVEN OR HELL … LET’S ROCK!
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