Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus Coming to PS Vita, Will Still Be 4:3

The incredibly artistic and stylish 2D tournament fighter game Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus is coming to PS Vita.

Revealing this on the Official PlayStation Blog, Project Director Takeshi Yamanaka highlighted that 2D fighter games and the PS Vita were ‘a match made in heaven’.

It’s hard not to disagree with Yamanaka, as the high resolution, optimum ergonomics, and quick response of the Vita fit the requirements of a fast paced fighter such as Guilty itself.

The most important thing to note is that the game will not feature conventional Vita aspect ratio; Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus is a 4:3 game on the PS3, and it was decided that it would stay so even on the Vita, but with the addition of an ‘R’, making the title ‘Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R’. Talk about a long name.

The sacrifice is that the game will contain bars for the remaining bit of the screen on each side, which would make a world’s difference to some, but no difference whatsoever to others.

The game has also been fine-tuned to provide better balance, while still maintaining an extremely aggressive play-style. Weaker characters have been given better weapons, and the higher tiers’ characters have had their styles adjusted slightly.

However, these changes are so seamless that any old veteran and lover of the original Guilty Gear X would notice very few differences.

Although there are no new characters introduced into the series, the former boss characters Kliff and Justice are a part of the main player roster.

The price of the game hasn’t been mentioned. The PlayStation 3 version costs $15, so Vita owners can expect round about the same price tag for the handheld.

For those who don’t know, Guilty Gear is a famous fighting game known best for its unique fast-paced combat style and artistic graphics. The original Guilty Gear came out in 1998, with the main latest sequel arriving in 2002.

The Accent Core Plus version is the reboot of the 2002 version, with additional tweaks to meet the requirements of modern day gaming, while yet maintaining its unique 2D attributes.