The next game in the Guilty Gear fighting game series doesn't quite have an official name yet, but last night we got a second look at it that ended with a tease for a returning fighter. The anchor-wielding pirate May is set to return with the next Guilty Gear.
During a live stream last night at Tokyo Game Show 2019, Arc System Works debuted some new footage featuring long-running series leads Sol Badguy and Ky Kiske. There is some technical stuff you can dive into just watching the combos shown in the trailer, but really, I'm still just blown away by how impressive the game looks.
The trailer closes with a new fighter announcement, showing a seemingly older May still wielding her massive anchor and skull-emblazoned hat. We only get a brief glimpse, however, before the trailer teases more to come at CEOtaku 2019. Taking place September 27 through 29 in Orlando, Florida, CEOtaku is a branch-off event from one of the largest fighting game tournaments around, Community Effort Orlando (CEO). It's focused squarely on anime-style fighting games, like Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, and Under-Night.
Twitter user Nibel shared a new interview with Arc System Works from Famitsu. According to translations, the new Guilty Gear isn't a PlayStation 4 exclusive, and it's unsure whether this game will be numbered, though it's not another Xrd and not a reboot. Also, it seems not all Rev 2 characters will return to the arena (best of luck to Bedman and Jack-O).
Seeing as that's only a few weeks away, it's heartening to know we won't have to wait long before another look at Guilty Gear (2020)'s gorgeous style, and hopefully some more details about other fighters. With other anime fighters like Arc System Works' massively successful Dragon Ball FighterZ flourishing, and fighting game tournaments highlighting more anime games alongside the likes of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, 2020 is looking like a good year to be an anime fighting game player.