Asura's Wrath: You Should Watch This Trailer

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Posted by Jeff (3670 posts) -

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.

#1 Posted by Jeff (3670 posts) -

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.

#2 Edited by Zeninnnnnnnn (176 posts) -

lots of arms in this trailer

#3 Posted by Hoffafiles (285 posts) -

Woooo

#4 Posted by TheYear20XX (426 posts) -

I'm Asura this game will be fun.

#5 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11406 posts) -

Looks...interesting. 

#6 Posted by Jawshua (268 posts) -

No idea what that was but it looked cool.

#7 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

looks like more fun than Heavy Rain

#8 Posted by EuanDewar (5100 posts) -
@MisuseOfLasers said:
" I'm Asura this game will be fun. "
Oh...Wow. Thats...Wow.
#9 Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle (714 posts) -

Trailer looks WILD. 

#10 Posted by Kyreo (4602 posts) -
@MisuseOfLasers said:
" I'm Asura this game will be fun. "
That was terrible.
#11 Posted by Yummylee (22574 posts) -

So many Jeff articles: Glorious!

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#12 Edited by Sanj (2542 posts) -

Just how I like my Japanese games; batshit crazy.

#13 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4825 posts) -
@MisuseOfLasers:

Shame on you sir.
#14 Posted by Sanj (2542 posts) -
@PrimeSynergy said:
" @MisuseOfLasers: Shame on you sir. "
No need to get up in arms about it. 
#15 Edited by Grissefar (2830 posts) -

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.

#16 Edited by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

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

#17 Posted by Little_Socrates (5715 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4825 posts) -
@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)
#19 Posted by Toxin066 (3329 posts) -

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

#20 Posted by IBurningStar (2190 posts) -

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

#21 Posted by Alex (2401 posts) -

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

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#22 Posted by cikame (1075 posts) -

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.

#23 Posted by Mikkorama (6 posts) -

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

#24 Posted by DeadDorf (388 posts) -

Soooo Too Human with a different mythology?

#25 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

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.

#26 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

jesus, that dude is hella angry

#27 Posted by xombi242 (191 posts) -

Looks totally messed up. I'll buy it!

#28 Posted by MiniPato (2752 posts) -

It's what every Dragonball game should be.

#29 Posted by StrawHatLaw13 (166 posts) -
@Zeninnnnnnnn said:
" lots of arms in this trailer "
Yea, it's quite a handful.
#30 Posted by swamplord666 (1763 posts) -
@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.
#31 Posted by Foggen (900 posts) -

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.

#32 Posted by katsu044 (194 posts) -

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

#33 Posted by Jimbo (9998 posts) -

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.

#34 Posted by championfetus (251 posts) -

first thought after watching is japanese god of war

#35 Posted by Vampire_Chibi (191 posts) -

WTF!?

#36 Posted by NakAttack (1292 posts) -
@DeadDorf said:
" Soooo Too Human with a different mythology? "
Exactly what I thought.
#37 Posted by Solh0und (1852 posts) -

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

#38 Posted by frsty13 (85 posts) -
@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.
#39 Posted by ApolloBob (570 posts) -

That guy was like Galactus with boobs.

#40 Posted by Mandrewgora (193 posts) -

god i really can wait to play this

#41 Posted by b33 (413 posts) -

sweet

#42 Posted by amir90 (2178 posts) -

Arms and madness, woho!

#43 Posted by teh_destroyer (3574 posts) -
@alex said:
" WHY ARE SIX-ARM AKUMA AND GALACTUS BUDDHA FIGHTING!!!!!!!!! "
The real question is, Why not? Game looks crazy cool.
#44 Posted by csl316 (9485 posts) -

What the what?

#45 Posted by Belonpopo (1822 posts) -

I could barely handle that much awesomenss.

#46 Posted by fillmoejoe (1469 posts) -

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

  
  
#47 Posted by fox01313 (5089 posts) -

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

#48 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -

Seriously looking forward to this game

#49 Posted by Artisan88 (43 posts) -

The guy with the finger was a huge pussy apparently.

#50 Posted by Damian (1538 posts) -

*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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