When Capcom enters Tokyo Game Show many gamers will be expecting two things, more Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character reveals and something Street Fighter related, but if they haven’t been up on their twitter they might not be expecting a new IP reveal. Titled Asura’s Wrath, this game takes violence to a whole new level as your main character experiences pain to the nth degree.
The first trailer for the game is a mish-mosh of many different game types. It carries with it the innate weirdness that surfaces in many Capcom games combined with the beat em up style of gameplay one would find in Bayonetta for example. Taking the idea of the game to a new level is word that even developer CyberConnect2 at times has no idea what they are developing saying:
“What we’re bringing to this game is a brand new style that will have you questioning whether or not you’re even playing a game … sometimes even we’re confused if what we’re making is a game.”
The game seems straightforward enough based on the trailer, but taking the developer’s track record with meta-MMO .hack, gamers can expect moments that will have you wiping your eyes. Being able to brutalize enemies in different ways, whether it is ripping them apart with your bare hands or smashing them with an over-sized pillar sounds like an intriguing proposition to me, but the violence might be off-putting to some. The only thing I wish I had more of was footage of the game in play. Having watched the trailer a few times I noticed it was hard to tell what is actual game play, what is quick time event, and what is cut scene.
Storyline and major game play mechanics are unknown at this point but the expectation is that with Unreal Engine 3, the game will have some brutally violent animations. As word comes down from TGS about this Asura’s Wrath we will be sure to give you all the details.
What do you think of Asura’s Wrath Ranters? Is the violence too over the top or is it just the type of escapism you need?
Asura’s Wrath is being developed for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Source: Capsule Computers