Arc System Works and Red have revealed that they have been working on an all-new Guilty Gear game called Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, and it will be coming to both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in North America later this year.
This game is being looked at as a back-to-basics for the series, as the last installment didn’t do too well and this game is looking to cut off all excess fat. The most notable aspect of the game is that it is being designed as a 2D fighting game rather than 3D and will feature Cel Shaded graphics.
The game will ship with 15 playable characters, but other than that there is little else known about the game. I’m sure it will make an appearance at E3 and much more information will come to light.
I prefer the 2D-style fighting games, so it’s cool to hear that Guilty Gear is going back to that. Who knows whether or not it will be any good, but you gotta give developers credit when they are actively trying to create something that improves upon what has come before.