guilty gear vastedge xt

anonymous asked:

Where did you find the conceptual art for Vastedge XT?

The story goes that the artwork was “leaked” a number of years ago and put on a Chinese Server Website called Taobao (I’m not entirely sure the circumstances at this point in time, only that it involved a few individuals from Dustloop).

At first, because so few people understood or recognized it as official artwork from a game that was “still in development” at the time, only a few people knew about it. And those that did know, thought it was just “really good fanart” at first.

After some time passed, certain individuals in the fan community “bought” the pictures from the server in order to get a good look at them… which pretty much confirmed their suspicions that this was in fact from a Guilty Gear game, given the contents of the artwork, as even artwork for characters from Guilty Gear 2 Overture was in it.

Furthermore, as Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- was being teased in its debut trailer, it featured Millia Rage and Zato=ONE at the end of the trailer… Millia’s costume design in Xrd at the time was all-but identical to that of the concept of her for these leaked images.

The controversial discussion blew up, and eventually Yamanaka and the rest of ARC System Works announced (probably prematurely) over Twitter their release of the Pachislot prequel to Guilty Gear Xrd, titled “Guilty Gear VastEdge XT”.  The timing seemed very awkward to say the least, not to mention containing spoilers concerning Dizzy and conflicting info about Sin of all things.

At the time there wasn’t much in way of discussion from ARCSys about the leak, but it was probably something they eventually dealt with further down the line.  Keep in mind that Pachislot games don’t have high security like an Arcade board such as Sega’s RingEdge 2.

As far as where one can get the leaked artwork from VastEdge, I think Dustloop’s Zepp Museum could probably dig it up from their archives… otherwise, I can always see what I can do about making a .zip archive or something of that nature if it’s not accessible anywhere else.

Keep in mind, this artwork is STILL considered leaked content… and probably against ARC System Works’ approval to upload and distribute, even if the damage has already been done.

Here’s a Timeline of events to make this easier to understand:

—Early experiments in 3D graphics for GG in 2007 weren’t very successful.

—First concepts for GGXrd emerged in 2008 with production starting in 2011 along with a prototype movie that convinced them to continue with 3D design.

—Guilty Gear “VastEdge” artwork appears “for sale” on Chinese Website “Taobao” (the equivalent of Ebay) in 2011.  Most fans think it is just concept art for cosplay and do not think much of it… at first…

—Production for GGXrd ramps up to full scale mid-2012 until the end of 2013.

—Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Trailer is released to the public May 19th or so…

—September 10th, due to the trailer from GGXrd… it all but confirms the suspicions of fans who had seen the concept art from Taobao, and they decide to purchase the artwork to get a better look at it… confirming the artwork was a leak.

—September 12th, 2013 (just two days later), Yamanaka announces Guilty Gear VastEdge XT as a Pachislot game in lieu of the art leak.

To this day, even Japanese fans of Guilty Gear are still confused by what happened, since U.S. fans were the first to discover the leak!

I figured not many people are familiar with what a common Gear looks like.

Gears are, as said before, Manufactured, so they often have an ID code that says what Gear Plant (or Company) they are from, and what number in the Production Series they are manufactured from.

There’s more examples of course, but I just thought this was a good example.

Most Gears are deemed “bio weapons”, so they’re not typically used for anything other than military operations or heavy labor (unless they have a will of their own).

GGVastedge - Coming Home ( Premium bonus theme )

Transcript by ear! 耳訳歌詞~


Turn around; stay away
Life is so hard; here it goes again
Time only for us or so I thought

Out of rest, out of luck; it’s just the usual stuff I know
but where your footsteps gone; what am I doing here?

I don’t know how you’re feeling now; hope you are not lonely
We are in the bad weather; are you crying?

Coming home; coming home,
I’ve been waiting for you all-
I’ll be there, proud of you; can’t wait to see you smiling

Coming home; coming home,
But those words itself have fade away-
The sun has gone down long time ago

Our guard down; our school, our neighborhood places to look
Can’t find anything left of you
On the highway to the border even though they’re the seven seas;
Can’t find your footsteps but still looking for your trace-

I don’t know how you’re doing now; hope you ain’t scared or alone-
No one will harm you, so please stop crying-

Coming home; coming home
I’ve been waiting for you all-
I’ll be there, lonely too; can’t wait to see you smiling

Coming home; Coming home,
But those words that are now lost in nowhere-
The moon has came up long time ago

I don’t know what should I do now; not sure who I am anymore
Was it only me who thought we’re family-

Coming home; coming home,
I’ve been waiting to hear your words-
I’ll be there, proud of you; can’t wait to see you smiling

Coming home; coming home,
But those words itself have fade away-
The sun has gone down long time ago


Obligatory Guilty Gear “VastEdge” XT Demonstration Video.

Man this thing’s noisy (turn down your volumes).

Takes place between GG2 Overture and GGXrd (2186-2187).

Reportedly new voice actors for Bridget and Slayer (though I’m unsure of whom).

Big thanks to Hito the translator!

“A half-Gear with the blood of ‘Justice’ in her veins. She has an honest and pure heart, but being a Gear lead to a large bounty being place on her head and her life being in danger. Later as she lived an enjoyable life as one of the Jellyfish Pirates, she fell in love with Ky Kiske and they got together(??). Currently she sleeps deep within Illyria Castle, having become embroiled in a certain incident.”

*(The image is a bit unclear so I’m not sure about the ‘get together’ bit. It looks like 結ばれた maybe but I could be wrong?)

This is what I got from the image:

「ジャスティス」の血を引くハーフギア。素直で純粋な心を持つが、ギアであるが故に多額の賞金を掛けられ、命を狙われていた。後にジェリーフィッ シュ快賊団の一員として楽しい日常を送る中、カイ=キスクと恋に落ち結ばれた。現在はとある事件に巻き込まれイリュリア城の奥深くで眠りに着いている。

Senato: The Four Sages

(Reposted from here):


Senato: The Senato [Senate] is an abbreviation of the International Federation Senate and they are the supreme advisers to the Pope of Rome, having the absolute word [right to speak] and influence in matters of international government and economics. It is currently comprised of four sages, but no one has ever seen their faces under their masks.


Let’s be clear that one of these individuals is named Bardius (With the mask designation: III, as in the 3rd Sage) and has the appearance of a Gear that can summon something called “Cerberus”. (As in, the Tri-Headed Dog of Hell, which could indicate that the other members have 1-Head, 2-Heads, and 4-Heads respectively).

I may have been incorrect in stating these individuals are part of the United Nations, though they wield substantial political power enough to have influence over the U.N., regardless, those are the facts so far.

So ends all the facts, thus far.

Personal speculation section.
(Not confirming anything, do NOT take these as fact,

Call it a crazy hunch, but based on this information there is reason to consider this “Pope of Rome” is actually in fact the Gearmaker (“That Man”) himself!!!

—“That Man” has the appearance of a faceless hooded monastic saint.
—One of the Gearmaker’s themes is atonement.
—Raven refers to him as “His Holiness” (which can also refer to the Pope).
—He refers to himself (towards Sol) as being ‘Self Righteous’ (a facet of the role of an incorruptable role model such as the Papacy).
—In the first Guilty Gear, prior to her death, Justice says to Ky Kiske: “You should meet the Man who created me…I wonder if your unwavering faith in justice would continue if you did…” (Which, based on Ky’s belief in God, could very well overthrow his beliefs and views altogether if he knew someone like the Gearmaker was in a position of Religious standing). 
—“That Man’s” 3rd Servant (minus the hat) bears resemblance to one of these 4 members of the Senato.

Again, this is all speculation, I do not know how things will turn out. Just take the above information posted and digest it as best you can for now. GGXrd is just around the corner.

anonymous asked:

With Zappa appearing in Revelator in his Vastedge costume (although recolored), could you share any details you've managed to scrounge up that may be relevant to missing cast members like Zappa, Dizzy etc that appeared in that Pachinko game (other than the Flashing Fang stuff and Baldias maybe dying)? Felt like a lot of the fandom may miss out on things since few GG fans got the chance to play that canon game.

To basically sum up what happened:

The Conclave put a bounty on Sol’s Head because he was meddling in their affairs.

Sol turned the tables and “stole back” the Senga from Harden Fortress.

During that time, Sol and Sin had to deal with several Bounty Hunters and Enemy Gears chasing them (Jam, Bridget, and a few nameless others).

He also ran in to Millia (who was looking for Zato’s body), and coincidently met May, Johnny, Slayer, and Zappa as well (these people also picked a random fight).

Ky helped clear Sol’s name after he defeated Baldias (Bardius in VastEdge sources), and during that time Izuna and Dr. Paradigm also helped out (a little).

Fighting “That Man” was a secret bonus battle in the game, but that isn’t a canonical part of the story.

The Epilogue reveals Dizzy is now free of the seal that was placed on her by the Thunderseal (despite Paradigm saying he would help Ky free her).

**Keep in mind a lot of information in VastEdge does not jive with GG2 or GGXrd info, so it’s Gaiden, not “full canon”**

anonymous asked:

Considering that not many of us even know of Vastedge, just what is the weapon Sol's wielding in that title? Oddly enough, it doesn't seem to be a sword of some sort.

That would be the Junkyard Dog Mk.II.

Not all of Sol’s “projects” function as a sword, some act more like firearms, music boxes, and amplification devices.

I’ll follow up this answer to your question with some detailed screens!

anonymous asked:

Is there any new information regarding Bardius? Last page of Vastedge thread on dustloop has his profile picture and screen where he uses "Invite Hell" like Eddie. Can it be P.W.A.B's work?

He is part of a mysterious group of four individuals calling themselves the “Senato” who seem to answer to no one save the Pope at Rome.

Based on the story so far, they seem to have been the ones who placed Ky Kiske in the position of King of the United Kingdom of Illyria.

They also seem to be aware of Sol Badguy and Sin (and perhaps even Dizzy as well). Even so, their story has yet to be fully determined.

We’re still trying to piece together VastEdge’s story, since it’s rather disjointed as far as I’m aware.  There’s still no indication that Bardius is a Gear of any kind, yet, since what he summons appears to be Cerberus, rather than simply a Forbidden Beast.

There’s still plenty of loose ends to tie up between GG2, VastEdge, and Guilty Gear Xrd, so you’ll just have to bear with it a bit until we can figure out everything (or at least until Xrd explains it).

anonymous asked:

How much information we have about this "Senato" group at this time? Do you think they are special characters for Vastedge or they can appear in later titles too?

About all I can tell is what I know from the Leaked information and some of the disjointed segments of story I gathered from the Pachislot game itself.

The main character design labeled “ZT13” is named “Bardius” on the official website. Based on his appearance it seems like he is a Gear (though I don’t see a Gear Mark anywhere, so likely he isn’t anything related to the Gearmaker’s handiwork, so probably somehow related to P.W.A.B. since they’re the only group associated with the U.N. who are capable of making Gears). He summons a blue wolf-like Tentacle called “Cerberus” in one of his attacks, which indicates to me he represents “Cerberus the multi-headed Guard-Dog to the Gates of Hell” (though that’s a metaphor, it relates to his appearance at least).

The group “Senato” are labeled as “Genrouin” (げんろういん) or the term for a Romanesque “Senator/Statesman” in the leaked images. They appear to wear skull-like masks that bear Roman Numerals on them along with a trench-coat. So far I have seen “III” and “IV” make an appearance.

Based on a cutscene in the game, they are speaking directly to individuals that were described as “Assassins” and also possibly “Bounty Hunters”. There is also a scene showing Ky holding a Wanted Poster of Sol in an early demonstration.

What this indicates to me is that these mysterious individuals likely put a “bounty” out on Sol and Sin, and are trying to get Bounty Hunters and Assassins to do their dirty work in order to silence them.

The only individuals I am aware of that can place large-scale bounties on others are the members of the United Nations Organization (cited by Ky as being somewhat questionable and mysterious in recent years, not to mention having ties to the Post-War Administration Bureau).

If these individuals are dabbling in Gear technology, then that would explain their appearances…but there is no further information beyond that.

The biopic information we obtained from the game has yet to be translated, so just hold on a bit longer.

Keep in mind, this pachislot game is a very disjointed story, so it’s hard to determine the full sequence of events (or even if it has a full orderly sequence).

I’ll do my best to gather more info as I come across it in the meantime.