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Asura's Wrath: You Should Watch This Trailer

Also, that's gameplay, as far as I can tell.

I don't really have a lot to say about Asura's Wrath that the trailer won't say for me. I mostly just wanted to say that you should watch the trailer. So here's that, give it a look, and we'll reconvene under the video, cool?


So this game is attempting to bring Asian mythologies to a sci-fi world, and what we're seeing here in this trailer is a boss fight against a cyber demigod. Apparently said cyber demigod is in possession of Asura's daughter, and Asura is, you know, filled with wrath over this fact.

Also worth noting is that this appears to be at least partially gameplay, not just some cutscenes from a more-standard action game. I was left with the impression that the game is going for an "interactive cinema" sort of thing, which is really just a nice way of saying "it all looked like one big Quick Time Event." If the entire product is this wild, though, I'd certainly be OK with that. No word on if the entire game rolls out this way or not, but we did hear that the final US version of the game would contain English voicework.

Asura's Wrath is being developed by CyberConnect2 and it's due for release in 2012.

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Posted by Jeff

I don't really have a lot to say about Asura's Wrath that the trailer won't say for me. I mostly just wanted to say that you should watch the trailer. So here's that, give it a look, and we'll reconvene under the video, cool?


So this game is attempting to bring Asian mythologies to a sci-fi world, and what we're seeing here in this trailer is a boss fight against a cyber demigod. Apparently said cyber demigod is in possession of Asura's daughter, and Asura is, you know, filled with wrath over this fact.

Also worth noting is that this appears to be at least partially gameplay, not just some cutscenes from a more-standard action game. I was left with the impression that the game is going for an "interactive cinema" sort of thing, which is really just a nice way of saying "it all looked like one big Quick Time Event." If the entire product is this wild, though, I'd certainly be OK with that. No word on if the entire game rolls out this way or not, but we did hear that the final US version of the game would contain English voicework.

Asura's Wrath is being developed by CyberConnect2 and it's due for release in 2012.

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Edited by Zeninnnnnnnn

lots of arms in this trailer

Posted by Hoffafiles

Woooo

Posted by TheYear20XX

I'm Asura this game will be fun.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Looks...interesting. 

Posted by Jawshua

No idea what that was but it looked cool.

Posted by kingzetta

looks like more fun than Heavy Rain

Posted by EuanDewar
@MisuseOfLasers said:
" I'm Asura this game will be fun. "
Oh...Wow. Thats...Wow.
Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle

Trailer looks WILD. 

Posted by Kyreo
@MisuseOfLasers said:
" I'm Asura this game will be fun. "
That was terrible.
Posted by Yummylee

So many Jeff articles: Glorious!

Edited by Sanj

Just how I like my Japanese games; batshit crazy.

Posted by BabyChooChoo
@MisuseOfLasers:

Shame on you sir.
Posted by Sanj
@PrimeSynergy said:
" @MisuseOfLasers: Shame on you sir. "
No need to get up in arms about it. 
Edited by Grissefar

Wow what's going on with Capcom today. This and Dragon Dogma (Grr what a shitty title, if you say it out loud, people are going to think you're nuts) looks wiiild brah.

Edited by SlightConfuse

looks crazy can't wait to hear more.
how could capcom have nothing to show on the new devil may cry game

Posted by Little_Socrates

The one voice actor...maybe it's Koichi Yamadera? Going to my otaku friend for a consultation...

Posted by BabyChooChoo
@Sanj said:
" @PrimeSynergy said:
" @MisuseOfLasers: Shame on you sir. "
No need to get up in arms about it.  "
DAMN IT

(but seriously, that did make me laugh haha)
Posted by Toxin066

So it's a game AND a movie? This game will cost an arm and and a leg.

Posted by IBurningStar

How can you possibly take this game seriously without any giant enemy crabs?

Posted by Alex

WHY ARE SIX-ARM AKUMA AND GALACTUS BUDDHA FIGHTING!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by cikame

There is already gameplay footage of this game, a quick time event similar to this has been shown before as well as the general brawler action parts of the game.

I am very excited about this game, looks insane, but knowing that it's being developed by the guys who made those mediocre Naruto games is holding me back a little.

Posted by Mikkorama

cyberconnect2 needs to work on not making every single one of their games have the exact same music. i love the music, to be honest, but im having a really hard time watching this trailer when all i can think about is .hack//G.U. or ultimate ninja storm 1/2

Posted by DeadDorf

Soooo Too Human with a different mythology?

Posted by MariachiMacabre

So, in a sense, it's God of War but using Japanese mythology? Count me in. The trailer was pretty spectacular, looking forward to seeing more of this game.

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Posted by Sayishere

jesus, that dude is hella angry

Posted by xombi242

Looks totally messed up. I'll buy it!

Posted by MiniPato

It's what every Dragonball game should be.

Posted by StrawHatLaw13
@Zeninnnnnnnn said:
" lots of arms in this trailer "
Yea, it's quite a handful.
Posted by swamplord666
@StrawHatLaw13 said:
" @Zeninnnnnnnn said:
" lots of arms in this trailer "
Yea, it's quite a handful. "
the action is sure to get out of hand fast because of it.
Posted by Foggen

I think my money's on this moment appearing at the end of a 6 arm abilitease. You will then regain arms throughout the game.

Posted by katsu044

this will be on my *it came from japan!*  list.

Posted by Jimbo

Amazing.  Can I play it with 6 Move controllers?  Or Kinect with two people stood behind me?

Kinda reminds me of Shadow Raiders for some reason.

Posted by championfetus

first thought after watching is japanese god of war

Posted by Vampire_Chibi

WTF!?

Posted by NakAttack
@DeadDorf said:
" Soooo Too Human with a different mythology? "
Exactly what I thought.
Posted by Solh0und

Can't wait to see true gameplay. You know, with a HUD and whatnot.

Posted by frsty13
@Toxin066 said:
" So it's a game AND a movie? This game will cost an arm and and a leg. "
No, just 5 arms.  They were told they could keep the leg.
Posted by ApolloBob

That guy was like Galactus with boobs.

Posted by Mandrewgora

god i really can wait to play this

Posted by b33

sweet

Posted by amir90

Arms and madness, woho!

Posted by teh_destroyer
@alex said:
" WHY ARE SIX-ARM AKUMA AND GALACTUS BUDDHA FIGHTING!!!!!!!!! "
The real question is, Why not? Game looks crazy cool.
Posted by csl316

What the what?

Posted by Belonpopo

I could barely handle that much awesomenss.

Posted by fillmoejoe

I really wish people would stop using the one woman (or man) wailing in their trailers.
  

  
  
Posted by fox01313

The asian mythos might make it an interesting sci-fi tale, hopefully it won't be drowning in common lackluster japanese gameplay mechanics/controls.

Posted by LiquidSwords

Seriously looking forward to this game

Posted by Artisan88

The guy with the finger was a huge pussy apparently.

Posted by Damian

*slow claps*


Yeah, I'll never play this. But I'll give Capcom a free short-pitch for a character-action game that I would certainly play:

Street Fighter: Shaolin Monks: バットは狂気のたわごと
Think online/offline co-op SF combos in a world that can't possibly make any sense as a cohesive story, plus a half-broken tag-team brawl mode.

I'd give them $60 just to get working on it.
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