The New Guilty Gear Is Breathtaking At 60 Frames Per Second

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- would be the prettiest sprite-based 2D fighter I've played, only those aren't sprites. ARC System Works' tricksy polygon work results in a game that has to be seen running 60 frames per second at 1080p. » 12/10/14 9:00am 12/10/14 9:00am

Six Japanese Fighting Game Series with Robust Plots

When I was a kid in the days of the original Street Fighter II, the plots in fighting games consisted of the instruction manual, the before battle/after battle one-liners, and a single picture at the end of the game—if that. Even then I wished for meatier plots in fighters; and over the years my wish has been granted. » 9/05/14 6:00am 9/05/14 6:00am

The new Guilty Gear is coming to PS3 and PS4 in Japan next year. Arc System Works, in a short and sweet one-minute trailer, announced that their next Guilty Gear game will be hitting Sony's home consoles sometimes in 2014. Take a look above. » 9/09/13 5:05am 9/09/13 5:05am

XBlaze Isn't Just For BlazBlue Fans

Arc System Works is well known for their fighting game series – in particular, the Guilty Gear series and the BlazBlue series. Now, they're releasing a new adventure game that is linked to the BlazBlue games. » 5/30/13 6:30am 5/30/13 6:30am

Have a look at the latest entry in the Guilty Gear fighting series. Titled Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-, the game runs on the Unreal Engine and is being directed by Guilty Gear maven Daisuke Ishiwatari. It's currently listed as "in development". » 5/20/13 4:00am 5/20/13 4:00am

Report: Guilty Gear Coming to the PS Vita

Next year, Guilty Gear Accent Core Plus R is apparently headed to the PS Vita, bringing Guilty Gear arcade excitement to Sony's portable. The game will feature full voice acting. » 9/11/12 9:45pm 9/11/12 9:45pm

There's a New Arc System Works Game. It's Not What You Expect.

Arc System Works is famous for fighting games like Guilty Gear » 9/04/12 7:55am 9/04/12 7:55am and . This is not . It's not . It's for the PS Vita. No, really.

Everybody Loves Dressing as Bridget. Everybody.

Fighting game fans know that girlish good looks and feminine moniker aside, Bridget is a dude. He's not only one of Guilty Gear's most memorable characters—that nun outfit, that yo-yo, that huge handcuff—but also one of gaming's. No wonder why people want to dress up as him. But who does it best? » 7/25/12 7:00am 7/25/12 7:00am

BlazBlue Studio Teasing a New Game

Arc System Works, the folks behind Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, have a new teaser site that has these three kanji in the background: , , and . WHAT COULD THIS ALL MEAN? [Teaser Site] » 7/06/12 6:20am 7/06/12 6:20am

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R Will Kick Your Teeth In

Check out the latest trailer for Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R. The game is getting location texts in Tokyo early next month. » 5/28/12 5:15am 5/28/12 5:15am

It Was a Whole Day of Japanese Arcade Games

Today, AOU (All Nippon Amusement Machine Operators' Union) kicked off its annual show AOU Expo in Chiba, Japan.

Kotaku East's Richard Eisenbeis and Toshi Nakamura were on hand to check out the day's festivities. Here's a look at what they saw. » 2/17/12 6:30am 2/17/12 6:30am

Which Controller Do True Fighting Game Fans Prefer?

Commenter Zyker loves his fighting games, but hates the Xbox 360 controller. He wants to know the weapon of choice of true fighting game fans, so we're asking you folks. Speak Up on Kotaku Round One, Fight! » 2/10/12 11:00am 2/10/12 11:00am

What Is Japan's Fetish This Week? Male Daughters

Lipstick. Long hair. Cute dresses. They're beautiful women, but they're not necessarily all women. In Japan, they're called "男の娘", or literally "male daughter". » 5/26/11 3:00pm 5/26/11 3:00pm

Guilty Gear Rights Return to Guilty Gear Creator

Arc System Works lost the rights to Guilty Gear fighting franchise, but now has apparently gotten them back. That's good news! [Siliconera Thanks, Christian!] » 5/25/11 8:10am 5/25/11 8:10am

One Day, We Will Play a New Guilty Gear. One Day.

Before arcade game developer Arc System Works was known for fighting game BlazBlue, it was known for Guilty Gear. So when's the next GG fighter coming out? Series creator Daisuke Ishiwatari says, "I honestly don't know—not because I can't tell you, but because I really don't know—but it will happen eventually!" [… » 5/03/11 11:20am 5/03/11 11:20am

Let The ESRB Describe Pro Jumper Chimaki's Hot Spring Tour Guilty Gear…

More weirdness is coming to Nintendo's DSiWare platform from the people who make Guilty Gear and Blazblue games. Following up on cutesy fighting game spin-off BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale comes Pro Jumper Chimaki's Hot Spring Tour Guilty Gear Tangent!? And just what the hell is that? » 4/04/11 8:30pm 4/04/11 8:30pm