Arc System Works’ new Guilty Gear title, which doesn’t have a final name, is set to be revealed at Tokyo Game Show. In fact, the developer confirmed that the fighting game receive new details at Sega’s stage show on September 13th (September 12th PDT). Series creator Daisuke Ishiwatari and director Akira Katano will be on hand for the presentation.
It’ll be a half-hour long, though whether we’ll see how more gameplay footage or how the game will be changing remains to be seen. Ishiwatari did state earlier that the sequel will be “a complete reconstruction of the franchise.” He noted that the core idea was neither “‘evolution’ nor ‘returning to roots’; nor is it an addition or subtraction of elements from existing titles. What we’re pursuing is a brand new experience for Guilty Gear.”
Whether it will actually appeal to new and existing players alike remains to be seen. Arc System Works has been on fire over the past year or so with its fighters, ranging from Dragon Ball FighterZ to BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. Its other fighting game Granblue Fantasy Versus will also be present at Tokyo Game Show so keep a close eye out for that.
Guilty Gear will release next year and has thus far been confirmed for PS4. Stay tuned for more details in the meantime.