Spin-offs by their nature usually offer something recognisable yet in different surroundings, but it seems Arc System Works has taken a very different approach for the Guilty Gear spin-off title it has coming up.
Arc Style: Furo Jump!! Guilty Gear Gaiden!? is a new entry into the side-scrolling platform genre and is a long way from the cult beat 'em ups we may be familiar with when looking back at past releases from the developer; like Guilty Gear: Dust Strikers, and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core.
The game follows the funny-looking little Chimaki character as he attempts to find the secretive hot springs to soothe his backaches. Upon following the directions on a flier, Chimaki sets off to find the advertised springs but it appears his every move is being watched.
The game utilises a two-button control scheme and players must traverse through various baths throughout the world using the Soap Rider vehicle. Using a combination of attacks and jumps, players must gain momentum and build up speed to successfully pass the levels. Standing in your way is Rebel, a mysteriously creature with some beef to settle. Get passed his minions and you might actually make it to the springs.
Arc Style: Furo Jump!! Guilty Gear Gaiden!? hits the Japanese DSi Shop on 1st September and can be downloaded for 500 points. A Flash version of the game can be played on the official website, and some gameplay footage can be seen in the video below.
Japanese Announcement Trailer: