Famitsu has gone up with its first online preview of Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2, the upcoming update to Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator announced at the Arc System Works Fighting Game Awards this weekend.
The preview features a first look at new playable characters Baiken, who made her debut as a hidden character in the original Guilty Gear for PlayStation, and Answer, a brand new character.
Get the information below.
Baiken (voiced by Mayumi Asano)
The Lone Samurai
A strong-minded swordswoman of Japanese descent. A hidden weapon exists where her right arm should be. She swears revenge on “That Man,” who she regards as the culprit behind the loss of her family and friends during the Crusades.
Baiken’s battle style concept of “Offensive and Defensive Unity” from previous titles returns. In Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2, she has a new technique called “Azami” where she takes a stance to stop the blow of the opponent’s attack, and can make use of various atacks derived from this technique for a renewed battle style. Familiar techniques like “Tatami Gaeshi” will also return.
Baiken takes a stance to stop the blow the opponent’s attack and issue a counterattack. The timing is important, but you can also use it during a guard. There is also an aerial version of this technique.
A projectile attack that shoots up a vigorous tatami mat from the ground. It can also be activated from the air, and is useful when fighting mid-distance.
Answer (voiced by Tomokazu Seki)
The Business Ninja
Chipp Zanuff’s aide. He has abnormally developed memory power and is absolutely unable to forget an event once he has been experienced it. For that reason, those that know him call him the “Human Database.”
Answer, who is self-taught in ninjutsu, specializes in high-speed attacks that involve the strategic placement of business cards that stand atop the ground and scrolls. He has an abundance of dedicated, derivative attacks such as clone attacks and warps, and a charge attack after holding on to a scroll.
—“Intellininpou: Ringi no Sho”
A special move that sets a scroll in the air. After holding onto the scroll, you can follow up with other special moves.
—“Intellininpou: Musha Sabi”
If you move after setting a Ringi no Sho, it will become a charge attack. You can also move from a Ringi no Sho to a Ringi no Sho.