Asura's Wrath

Capcom's got a lot going on in the first quarter of next year, with some seriously major releases across most of their major brands. In a sea of Resident Evils, under the glare of Street Fighter and in the shadow of the (higher profile, but also new) Dragon's Dogma is a little game by the name of Asura's Wrath. As it turns out, the current profile of this game is about the only thing that's small. Everything else about the title is simply enormous...

An action game in every sense of the word, Asura focuses on epic battles, high-energy action and ludicrously massive set pieces. How massive? In our demo on the show floor at E3, our hero faces off against a number of enemies, including a boss bigger than the Earth. Not a bad effort for a regular-sized lad. You can see the planet boss fight for yourself in the video and screens posted here.

 
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Combat is a combination of spamming attacks and (often!) quick-time events (QTE - that stuff where you get a button prompt and have a limited time to react). Without exception, at every moment in the level we saw, the action was intense. There's always huge, high-drama action going on, rockets to dodge or catch and throw back, ridiculously massive enemies to obliterate and general Japanese-style shenanigans to pursue.

Visually, the game is absolutely stunning. It's not just the scale, which helps. It's not just the speed at which things move, which is incredible. It's not even the art direction, which is unparalleled. It's the combination of these things and more that grabs your attention from across the room and never lets it go. Characters ooze personality and the game itself is packed full of charming, epic detail.

Make no mistake, if you like intense, Japanese action games, this needs to be at the top of your list. We liked it so much we watched it through three full times, despite being surrounded by other top-flight content (Capcom's busier than ever, it seems). Pay close attention to this one - we certainly will be!


Asura's Wrath
+ Super-mega scale and drama.
- 2012. That seems like a long way away.
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Comments Comments (4)

 
ChatterboxZombie
Posted by ChatterboxZombie
On Sunday 12 Jun 2011 9:15 PM
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When capcom announced it'd be putting out 2 new IP's in 2011 I was like "AW sweet"

Dragons Dogma. "Well....f*ck"
This sh*t. "....gawd damnit"
 
 
 
PandaJenkins NZGamer.com VIP VIP Silver
Posted by PandaJenkins
On Monday 13 Jun 2011 11:58 AM
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12 June 2011, 09:15 PM Reply to ChatterboxZombie
When capcom announced it'd be putting out 2 new IP's in 2011 I was like "AW sweet"

Dragons Dogma. "Well....f*ck"
This sh*t. "....gawd damnit"
Dragons Dogma is looking bloody good if you ask me, and Asura's Wrath seems bloody fun and over the top.
 
 
 
ChatterboxZombie
Posted by ChatterboxZombie
On Monday 13 Jun 2011 12:25 PM
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13 June 2011, 11:58 AM Reply to PandaJenkins
Dragons Dogma is looking bloody good if you ask me, and Asura's Wrath seems bloody fun and over the top.
Good thing I didn't ask ya then huh
 
 
 
ALK3MiST NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by ALK3MiST
On Tuesday 21 Jun 2011 3:50 PM
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yea mate this looks insane! capcom off to a good start next year it would seem