It’s been a while since we last saw Guilty Gear. However, the series’ 20th anniversary is fast approaching. So what’s a publisher to do?
If you said release ports of the older games on the Nintendo Switch, we want to borrow your crystal ball, because it is spot on!
Yup, that’s right. Guilty Gear (released only on the PS1) and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R (originally out on the PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC) are coming to Nintendo’s latest console in what Arc System Works are calling the Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack.
Wait, you say…weren’t there more Guilty Gear games?
You’re exactly right.
A couple of notable ones, including Isuka, X, X2, Xrd -SIGN- and -REVELATOR- are all MIA from the collection. So why call it an Anniversary Pack? Your guess is as good as ours.
The pack will also include previously unseen art from the games, as well as a nifty Nintendo Switch carrying case. Weirdly, the pack will NOT contain any soundtrack from the games.
It’s a damn shame as Daisuke Ishiwatari’s music is part of what makes the series so damn memorable. To this day, I still have some tracks (namely ‘The Midnight Carnival’ and ‘Awe of She’) in my playlist on both my PC and phone.
Arc System Works also plan to release the two Guilty Gear games included in the pack individually on the Switch’s e-Store. There won’t be physical copies of the titles individually though, so if you’re hankering for the games and want them in physical form, you HAVE to buy the pack.
If you’re interested, the Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack is set to release on 16 May 2019, though there’s no pricing for it just yet.
To find that out, you’ll have to keep checking the 20th Anniversary Pack’s website for the latest info.