New Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 Trailer Introduces Baiken

PQube has shared a new trailer for Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2.

Featured above, the new trailer introduces the new playable character, Baiken, who is playable only in this new version alongside the other new fighter, Answer.

Here’s a rundown on Baiken, via PQube:

One of the few people of Japanese descent left in the world of GUILTY GEAR after Japan was almost entirely destroyed in the crusades, Baiken is brash, impulsive, anti-social and motivated by a burning desire for revenge against Gears. She wanders the world looking for signs of That Man, the person she believes responsible for the death of her family and the crippling injuries she sustained as a child.
Despite only having one arm, Baiken has incredible skill with her katana and has developed a unique fighting style using a variety of weapons up her sleeve. Her ‘demon tools’ include a mace, cannon, bladed fan, hook, claw and a spear.

Baiken has a new trick, with her new projectile, the Suzuran Yashagatana, that shoots a rocket along the ground. She can utilize a Yellow Roman Cancel to use the projectile to cover her approach.

In REV 2, Baiken is an offensively minded character with limited defensive tools. Her main defensive strategy is her Azami stance, which allows her to counter attacks, both on the ground and in the air.

Her mobility is slower, so she spends most her time controlling space with her sword, mace and infamous tatami mat, while trying to corner her opponents and looking for a knockdown opportunity.

Baiken shines when she knocks the opponent down, with several options for putting on the pressure and making her opponents crack.

Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 will launch first on May 26th, for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe, with a PC release coming later on June 1st. The game is getting a standalone retail release, as well as a separate digital release on PlayStation 4. There’s also a $19.99 digital upgrade for the game on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

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  1. Mr0303
    May 22, 2017 at 10:20 am

    The only possible role she would have in the story at this point would be to fight That Man, which wouldn’t make too much sense.

  2. gwadahunter2222
    May 22, 2017 at 10:48 am

    The “only on playstation” is false advertisement

  3. Nagato
    May 22, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    It is most of the time it’s used nowadays.

  4. gwadahunter2222
    May 22, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    It’s true only for game developped by Sony’s first party studio

  5. Tarrasque
    May 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I haven’t played a new Guilty Gear game recently. Do these “new” games only add a couple of characters? Or there’s more to it?