Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 – Baiken Spotlight
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, the latest instalment in Arc System Works’ legendary GUILTY GEAR series, is right around the corner, coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Europe on May 26, 2017.
REV 2 is the perfect time to enter the world of GUILTY GEAR, with its ground-breaking graphical and animation systems, combat system that provides unrivalled creativity, top of class tutorials, improved online functionality and new accessibility options.
New characters join the fray in REV 2, with the inclusion of Baiken, a long-time fan favourite and Answer, playable for the first time in GUILTY GEAR. Let’s take a closer look at the former, The last Samurai herself – Baiken.
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.
The game is available as a stand-alone physical and digital release for PS4, but it will also be available as a digital upgrade via PSN for Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- for both PS4 and PS3.
Check out the Trailer:
The teams are split into “Team Baiken” and “Team Answer” with a group of players for each side. The first match up has Kazunoko’s Answer up against Nakamura’s Baiken. The next match features Rion’s Baiken against an Answer who is being played by Summit, a known Chipp-player in the scene. Thanks to similarities between Chipp and Answer, Summit has little trouble adjusting to the new character, however, the Ky-main Rion ended up taking the win.
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