Fighting game representation on PC platforms has historically been rather sparse, emulation programs aside. But Yokohama-based Arc System Works (ArcSys) and Korean publisher H2 Interactive have worked over the past year to port some of ArcSys’ older fighting game titles to PC, including Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!! in September and BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend earlier this June. A poster on Dustloop.com, which focuses on ArcSys’ fighting games, discovered an entry on the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee’s website last Friday that indicated a port of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- has been rated for PC platforms.
No official announcement from ArcSys has been made regarding the port, and it appears as if the entry has been removed from the Korean rating board’s website. The rating itself, however, still exists in the site’s database.
Fan reception has been mixed. Among other issues, ArcSys’ ports are infamous among the ArcSys community for issues with their netcode, as is the case with ports of the BlazBlue series and ArcSys’ classic fighter Guilty Gear Accent Core XX Plus R. How ArcSys plans to reassure skeptical fans with regards to Xrd’s netcode and other technical support remains to be seen.
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is ArcSys’ second-newest release, with Sign’s sequel, Guilty Gear Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- being its most recent release. Revelator adds three returning characters from previous Guilty Gear Games – Johnny, Jam, and Dizzy (who was voted in recently through a fan poll) – and adds a new character, Jack-O. The game also introduces numerous visual alterations and gameplay balance tweaks. Revelator is currently only available for play in Japanese arcades, but will see a console release both in Japan and in North America in Spring 2016. No European release for Revelator has been announced yet.