'Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2' Information Leaked By Famitsu Article

By Michael Augustin , Updated Jan 18, 2017 07:41 PM EST

Fighting game fanatics are obviously excited about Arc System Works' recent announcement of "Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2." It reportedly carries new character balances, new characters Answer and Baiken, new story content and more. A rewrite of a Famitsu article leaked online before its scheduled publication and revealed some information about the new game. 

First of all, the leaked information confirms the title's arcade release for spring 2017. The console version release dates were not revealed yet, but it confirms the speculations that the PS3 and Steam versions will be a digital upgrade only for "Revelator." However, PS4 users have the option of getting the digital upgrade or a physical retail copy. The digital upgrade is reportedly priced at approximately $20, according to Shoryuken.

The "Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2" story mode content update is reported to be quite broad, but not as lengthy as the one in "Revelator." The game's network mode is expected to experience an improvement, but there won't be any new modes added. The leaked Famitsu article also states that certain characters will receive new special moves. Ramlethal is supposed to receive some new attacks, while Faust and Axl will instead get some tune-ups for some of their existing moves.

Faust's item throw attack will have more random effects like his bomb exploding into fireworks. Axl's "Sparrowhawk" stance will also undergo some changes. Some of the balance changes will affect characters like Potemkin, whose crouching hurtbox will be reportedly lowered. His crouching stance animation will appear lower as well.

The Famitsu article also touches on the two new characters coming to "Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2". The upcoming fighters were revealed in a trailer that Arc System Works released right after their "Fighting Game Award 2016" tournament, as reported by Gamenguide. Answer apparently fights using scrolls and business cards. He is also seen teleporting and using shadow clones during battle. Meanwhile, the Famitsu article says Baiken is more simplified than her past iterations.

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