The newest installment in the Guilty Gear franchise of fighting games is coming to PS3 and PS4 this holiday season, according to developer Aksys Games (formerly Arc System Works), and fans should get excited because with the announcement that Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- will be coming to the Americas Aksys revealed that the release will be an exclusive limited edition version of the game.
The Guilty Gear franchise is a series of traditionally 2-D fighter games that first debuted in Japan in 1998 as a PlayStation exclusive. Set in an apocalyptic, mystical future of our world where “magic” is a limitless source of energy. When combined with living creatures or people, this magic turns them into “Gears” who then rebel against humanity and spark a war between humans and themselves.
Built on a 2-D engine, the Guilty Gear fighting games focus on well-defined characters, anime-worthy cinematic plots, and a whole lot of personality and style for every character. This holiday season will bring the first Guilty Gear game to feature fully 3-D character models to North America.
Aksys has not yet announced an exact date, only stating that the limited edition North American version of the game is now available for pre-order from major retailers Amazon and GameStop on their blog and hinting at a holiday 2014 release date. The features included with this limited edition are:
- “The Backyard” – The outer box for the Limited Edition features a replica of “The Backyard” complete with gears and high-quality binding. Dare to open the book to uncover all the goodies!
- Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Soundtrack – The Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- soundtrack is filled with the hard rocking tunes that the series is known for, arranged by Guilty Gear series creator, Daisuke Ishiwatari, himself!
- Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Character Book – What limited edition is without its art book? The Character Book features a profile for each character from Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, as well as those from Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus and Guilty Gear 2 Overture, and a glossary of terms; a complete character history for those who have some catching up to do!
- Sol Badguy “Free” Keychain – Inscribed with the word “FREE,” this metal keychain is a scaled replica of the original belt buckle worn by Sol! Add it to your keys to show off something truly unique!
Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- is the tenth installment of the series and released to Japanese Arcades back in February. The limited edition North American release for the game on PS3 will be $69.99 and the PS4 version will be $79.99 and will be the first in the series to feature fully 3-D models for every fighter.