*When Gamefly updated their listings and included a page for Guilty Gear Accent Core for the Nintendo Wii, a lot of people have waited patiently for an independent verification that the game was currently planned for Nintendo’s new console.
Arc System Works, developers of the series, only responded to requests for a confirmation with the claim that they did not know where Gamefly received their information. Though that was a long way from the answer that fans wanted, it did fuel the speculation engine long enough that media outlets have been reporting on this rumor for months now.
But after all the rumors, it seems that we can finally confirm it with authority. Famitsu has a listing for Guilty Gear Accent Core for the Wii in its coming soon section in its latest magazine. The game is scheduled for release on July 26th in Japan (with no word on an American release, despite Gamefly’s listing of July 30th in America).
The Playstation 2 version of the game is set to ship on May 31st in Japan.*
I’m personally not sure what to think about this yet. So long as there is classic controller support, I’m sold, but dang it someone needs to make an arcade stick for the Wii sometime soon. Especially with NEO GEO games coming to the Virtual Console.
More 2D fighting games receiving a release is definitely a good thing, but a soft mod solution for the Wii needs to be released soon.