Earlier today, the English trailer for the sequel to the 2D-fighting game Guilty Gear Xrd finally hit YouTube. However, rather than show off more gameplay, the trailer shows more of the characters and the story with Japanese audio and English subs. Take a look below to see what’s in store, though be warned for some spoilers from the previous game:
There are a few things to note when compared to the original Xrd and its story: it picks up right after Xrd ended — Slayer is targeting Bedman now, wanting revenge for the time Bedman knocked him out quickly in the last game. The Assassin’s Guild team (which includes Millia Rage, Zato-1, Slayer and Venom) are now working alongside Ky Kiske’s group. Jam from previous Guilty Gear games has returned. Elphelt has a new color scheme and is in trouble. New characters are being unveiled, and many more plot points definitely hint at major events leading up to an inevitable war.
The previous entry’s story mode featured no gameplay in the story mode. Rather, it was a collection of animated cut-scenes. Currently, it is unknown if Revelator intends to follow in the same footsteps. Regardless of fan feelings on the mode, Xrd has earned a lot of praise, accumulating an 84 on Metacritic.
This new game is being developed by Arc System Works and published by Aksys Games, and all characters from the previous title will return — alongside some newcomers seen in the trailer.
Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator hits North American store shelves on June 7th, 2016 for the PlayStation 3 and 4. Currently, there is no word of a PC release.