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The Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack originally came out in Europe and Japan last year. A North American release was later confirmed, but there hasn’t been any news regarding the stateside launch in months. As of today, we finally have a proper news.

Physicality Games, in partnership with video game publishers Arc System Works and Mastiff, will be handling the North American launch exclusively. Pre-orders go live on March 23.

The Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack will be available to pre-order in a physical Deluxe Edition format, which includes a physical copy of the game, Guilty Gear-themed steelbook, 3” acrylic standee set including Baiken, Dizzy, and Bridget, and an antique gold-finished commemorative medal celebrating the series’ anniversary and Arc System Works’ 30th anniversary, all housed inside a Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack-themed Collector’s Tin with a clear display window.

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Mistover received a fairly significant piece of DLC today – a crossover with Guilty Gear. Called “Dr. Faust’s Otherworldly Adventure”, the DLC sees players tackle a dungeon created by Dr. Faust. Check out a trailer for the DLC below:

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Ahead of the its release on May 16th in Europe, Asia, and Japan, Arc System Works has published a new trailer showcasing the contents of the Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack.

The trailer shows off the games included, while also showing off collector’s items that can be earned. The footage can be viewed below.

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Arc System Works has officially announced May 16th as the release date for the Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack, a bundle containing both Guilty Gear and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R.

However, this pack is only expected to release in the regions of Europe, Japan, and Asia, with no current plans for North America. This pack will bundle the two games together physically, while the digital versions will be available separately in the mentioned regions and the in the west.

An overview of the pack has been provided by Gematsu below.

Guilty Gear and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R were both announced for Switch last year. PQube revealed additional plans for both titles today, including new release windows.

Fans can look forward to Guilty Gear and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R this spring. Additionally, PQube will be offering a physical bundle for the two games as part of the “Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Edition”. Both will be sold separately on the eShop as well.

Guilty Gear is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. In honor of the occasion, Arc System Works is planning a special treat.

The original Guilty Gear, which debuted way back in 1998, is now coming to Switch. Arc System Works made the announcement during a live stream today.

Here’s some footage taken from the stream:

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Destructoid recently caught up with Guilty Gear director and designer Daisuke Ishiwatari. Ishiwatari spoke about the future of the franchise, and was asked about Switch.

Regarding Guilty Gear possibly appearing on Nintendo’s console, Ishiwatari explained that it might not be a “good match” due to the need for “high quality graphics.” However, he did also say that Arc System Works hasn’t made a final decision and is “still working on that.”