• Announcements

    • New Matchups Section!   08/17/2015

      All characters will use the same thread in hopes that everyone will share tech and their side of the matchups together! Ex: Sol and Ky players will use one thread for the Sol vs Ky matchup. Each game now has a single Matchups subforum that will hold all the matchup threads in one place. There's also a pinned Directory Thread for you to use to easily find matchup threads once we have too many to go through. If you don't see a thread for a matchup you're interested in create the thread, and post in the Directory thread you made one so we can update the Directory!  

Latest Articles

  • Blazblue Central Fiction Loketest Stream this Weekend

    Nesica's PR Twitter account announced that this weekend Arc System Works will livestream Blazblue Central Fiction loketests from four cities in Japan. Schedule and links to the livestreams below.

    By Bohemian Polka,

  • BBCF Location Test Team Tournament Footage

    Famitsu has some footage from the recent invite-only location test. It's a Red vs. White team battle among the participants! For those of you who don't know, a Red vs. White battle is basically a huge team battle where they take all the players there, divide them into 2 teams, and battle it out pokemon style until one team wins. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the 3 videos they've put up. I can't read japanese, so I can't provide any additional details, but enjoy the footage!


    And don't forget, this is a location test, so none of what you see is guaranteed to be in the final game.

    By shtkn,

    • 1 comment
  • GGXrd Revelator Character Vote Ballot Revealed

    Today, Arc System Works have announced the choices for the poll to decide the next playable character. A varied list of 16 characters from across the series are in the running, with the surprising inclusion of Fanny from GG Petit.

    By Tokkan,

  • SKD's BBCF Impressions from Invite-Only Location Test

    SKD was able to get into the invite-only location test while he was in Japan and wrote up his impressions. He goes into system mechanics, details on Hibiki, Izayoi, as well as short impressions on most of the cast.



    By shtkn,

  • GG Xrd Revelator Jack-O' and Johnny Footage

    Guilty-Gear-Xrd-Revelator-2-150x150.jpgWith Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- hitting arcades, plenty of footage featuring the new character Jack-O' and returning character Johnny have appeared in various parts of the internet. In particular 4Gamer released a video interviewing Pachi about the new characters. CleverFOXSOL has also posted footage featuring Johnny and Jack-O's instant kills. If you're looking for more footage, users of Dustloop have also gathered videos in the respective character threads.

    If you want to see the other characters, CleverFOXSOL re-streamed the GGXrd -Revelator- EventSpicaTerrible also posted footage of a day 1 tournament. Video Here

    By Bohemian Polka,

  • Next GGXrd Character to be Determined by In-Game Voting

    Early this morning, Arc System Works held their special Guilty Gear Xrd - Revelator - Launch Event on Nico Live.

    As a special announcement, it was revealed that the next batch/round of characters to debut in Xrd will be determined by an in-game voting system, which subsequently means that this voting system will currently only be open to players in Japanese Arcades. Hit the jump for more specific info on this interesting turn regarding your favorite missing characters from the Guilty Gear universe.

    Old Chars.jpg

    By mynus,

  • P4U2 Sho SB Metsuga Kara Cancel Tutorial by platefork

    25jv8ee.jpgOne of Sho's air specials, Metsuga, has a height restriction which limits it's usage in both combos and pressure. platefork gives a tutorial on how to bypass that by kara cancelling from C or D air Kousoku Idou. Check out the video below to see how to do the kara cancel as well as the various ways it can be applied.


    By Bohemian Polka,

  • Post EVO 2015 Interview by Huey253


    evo-2015-760x428.jpg Huey253 held a group interview over Skype with players Kid Viper, Bananaken, Nakkiel, Dsmoove12, and SKD. These are players who ranked high in Blazblue CPE, Guilty Gear Xrd, and Persona 4 Ulimax. The interview covers what preparation they did prior to EVO, their thoughts during the event, and some thoughts as to how other players can improve.


    By Bohemian Polka,

  • Toshin Gekitotsu GG Kings vs Progamers Video

    Miss out on the hype of FAB vs Sako? Ogawa vs Umehara? Well don't fret, Sony (the sponsors of the event) recorded it and have the entire thing on Youtube!

    By shtkn,

  • CEOtaku Info and Registation

    CEO_Logo_web2.pngThis coming October 17th-18th in Orlando, @CEOJebaily is hosting the first major entirely dedicated to anime and airdasher games. The roster features an impressive 16 total games ranging from Blazblue Chronophantasma Extend, UNIEL, Persona, Skullgirls, Yatagasaru, and even Chaos Code.

    Check out their promotional trailer, website, and get all the information you need including registration information, registration form, hotel information, etc. Please support the event, and we hope to see you there!



    By Bohemian Polka,

  • GGXrd Tier List and Analysis by Nage



    It's fairly common for top players to post their own thoughts as to how strong they feel a character is when relative to the whole cast, but rarely does it also come with a long analysis as to why. Recently Nage has posted one on his personal blog and it has been translated by @GREATFERNMAN

    By Bohemian Polka,

  • Arc Revo Match Videos

    あーくれぼ2015Miss the excitement of Arc Revo? Want to watch Machaboo put the team on his back again? Well @Fahadouken captured the stream feed for all of us to see until Arc puts up official videos.

    BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend Pools: https://youtu.be/SpLKiu7Uflo
    BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend Finals: https://youtu.be/fWUK_hiYXag
    Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Finals: https://youtu.be/jCHiC-NfQb4
    Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Pools: https://youtu.be/TImNYMQJDS4

    Videos embedded after the jump for your convenience!

    By shtkn,

  • Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- Comes to Arcades August 25, Jam Kuradoberi Confirmed


    Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-'s arcade version has been confirmed for a release on the 25th of August. This follow-up to Xrd -Sign- brings returning character Johnny and newcomer Jack-O' to the playable roster and adds new system mechanics to the game.

    Jam Kuradoberi has also been confirmed to joining the playable cast in a future update to the game.

    By Tokkan,

  • Revolution 2015 November 6-8


    NthGen Interactive the group that brought to you Europe's highly successful event Revolution 2015 and Sakura Fight Festa are back again this year with Revolution 2015!

    By Zoular,

    • 1 comment
  • Nesica x Live Arrives at Round 1 (UPDATED)

    One of the struggles with the AFGC scenes outside of Japan is that due to the focus on arcade releases, other scenes often do not get access to a game until months, if not almost a year after arcade release.

    However, Round 1 Arcade, a large arcade franchise in the United States, has announced that they have Nesica x Live cabinets at their location in Puente Hills, CA.


    By Bohemian Polka,

  • Philosophy of Analyzing Losses by Nage


    Earlier today Nage, a strong Faust player who placed 2nd at this year's Evolution 2015 and 2nd at last year's Arc Revolution Cup 2014 in GGXrd, posted a long document outlining his thought process when it comes to analyzing his losses in games in order to improve. The post has been translated and provides really insightful information to how players can productively approach losses. The scope of the post is with Guilty Gear  Xrd in mind, but is general enough to be applicable to anyone to plays fighting games.

    By Bohemian Polka,

  • Arc Revolution Cup 2015 Details


    With Arc Revolution 2015 right around the corner, Arc System Works has posted the brackets for Blazblue Chronophantasma Extend, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Persona 4 Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold, and Under Night In-Birth Exe Late on their website. The official site is entirely in Japanese, but translations are now also available.

    Check out which teams are competing and be sure to watch them on the official Nico Nico Douga livestream August 15th 10am-9:30pm JST.

    Stream: http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/arc-revo2015/live/

    Schedule: http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/arc-revo2015/timetable/

    Time Zone Converter: http://www.worldtimebuddy.com

    By Bohemian Polka,

    • 1 comment
  • Arc Revolution Cup 2015 to be streamed on Nico Nico

    Arc System Works has announced Nico Nico streams for the main and side tournaments at Arc Revo 2015.

    Arc Revo this year features Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- and BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend as main tournaments. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Version 2.0 and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] are also featured as side tournaments.

    Main Tournament Stream
    The main stream will run from 10AM to 9:30PM JST.

    Side Tournament Stream
    The side stream will run from 10AM to 5PM JST.

    By Tokkan,

  • Unfinished Character Colors in XRD

    @ShinKensou was able to glitch the ps4 version of Xrd and see some extra colors that didn't quite make it to the final version of the game, including Gold and Shadow colors!

    No steps for reproduction exist, but thanks to the handy auto-record feature of the ps4, they were able to capture the moment for all of us to see.

    Will we see these in REVELATOR?


    By shtkn,

  • Summer Jam 9 almost here (Aug 28-30 2015) in Philadelphia PA!

    Summer Jam 9 is back on August 28th - 30th 2015 with another huge gaming lineup from the folks over at Big E Gaming. Head over to the site to get registered, and check out detailed tournament information after the jump.


    By mynus,

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  • Posts

    • [Xrd] News & Gameplay Discussion 2 - Console is Out!
      By youcanwonder · Posted
      this made me sad...reminded me of street fighter IV auto-corrects
    • [Xrd] Jack'O Video Thread
      By Fangs Of Despair · Posted
      http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm27037993 Jack-O RC combos
    • [XRD] Slayer Combo Compendium (WIP)
      By fogelstrom · Posted
      2K, c.S, j.D, DHD... (ZA, SO, BE, RA)
      c.S, f.S, j.D, DHD...

      2K, Mappa, RRC, 214KP...
      IL, RRC, 214KP

      214PP, RRC

      6H, Mappa, RRC, 214KP

      Bite, DoT, RRC, 214KP - Almost 200dmg from cmd grab is pretty fun.

      Mostly converting stray hits to damage especially in corner. I don't tend to use meter for RRC midscreen for CWH. I've started using DoT buffer more, mostly with 5K. I've also started using more Undertow resets during 6D combos after second Pilebunker and using RRC for combos. But both just me adding to my game and don't plan on having Undertow as anything staple but it's really good to have when you need to clutch something out or force bursts.
    • [Xrd] I-No Gameplay Discussion
      By Vashimus · Posted
      Very much agree. It's really kind of "pick your poison" when I land a hit and just want a knockdown. 2D will hit a croucher but has crap range, HCL has great range but can't hit a croucher. 2S hitting low again would also be sweet.
    • [CF] Noel Vermillion Loktest and Changes Discussion.
      By LunaKage · Posted
      Air hit 6C > 6B no longer combos, they air tech after 6C. Crouching hit d.5C > d.6C no longer combos Air Hit 236C > 5B no longer combos in the corner OTG 2B > 6C > 236C > 5A combos in the corner 6C(2) no longer wallbounces Air hit 6C > 2D > d.6A > d.5B combos
    • [CF] Relius changes, loketest news, other stuff
      By Poultrygeist · Posted
      Watching the streams now.  It looks like all old routes with 2C 6C 41236B MIGHT still be applicable but you have to perform them faster.  Also throw->41236B worked as a valid combo, take that as you will.  Is it just me, or is unsummon a tad slower?  I really can't tell.
    • [CF] Blazblue CENTRAL FICTION: News and Gameplay Discussion
      By Vulcan422 · Posted
      http://shoryuken.com/2015/08/27/live-broadcasts-scheduled-for-upcoming-blazblue-central-fiction-location-tests/   All four streams can be viewed in the link for convenience.
    • [CF] Blazblue CENTRAL FICTION: News and Gameplay Discussion
      By Vulcan422 · Posted
      Streams are starting to go live now.
    • [CF] Loketest News (NEWS ONLY OR INFRACTION)
      By TagerTime · Posted
      Thanks Argent, here is a couple of interesting things i noticed from there you didnt get too yet.   GP buff? グレンパニッシュは打点が高くなったっぽい。登りで出して立ちの相手に当たらなかった   Catapault as an Anti air? ウェッジカタパルトでカグラのJCを対空できた。そこから5C>6A>2C>ガジェrcホイールで3700くらいだったかな? Bドラの無敵長すぎてラグナのJC空かして着地投げ当たったw