The first location test for Arc System Works’ upcoming arcade fighter Guilty Gear Xrd – SIGN – took place in Akihabara, Japan today. Raido Kaikan has graciously uploaded more than 60 pics from the event for all to view. Contrary to earlier claims, Sol and Ky were not the only playable characters. Instead players could fool around with early versions of all seven currently revealed characters. These include Sol, Ky, Millia, Potemkin, Venom, May and Chipp.
No matter how many screenshots I see, it’s still remarkable to think that 3D models were used for the characters instead of unbelievably sharp and detailed 2D sprites.
In addition to early builds of this highly anticipated title, attendees were also treated to gorgeous artwork featuring the characters of Guilty Gear. While none of the art seems necessarily Xrd related, it should be noted that many as of yet unconfirmed familiar faces are present in the artwork, including Dizzy, Anji and A.B.A.
Guilty Gear Xrd – SIGN – is expected to formerly launch to Japanese arcades sometime next year. Scroll down for the goods.