Capcom: Asura's Wrath will "redefine the action genre"

Asura's Wrath is said to be inspired by ‘Asian mythology’ and fused with science fiction, and Capcom say it will “redefine the action genre by delivering unprecedented levels of dynamism, drama and interaction.”

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Chris3992871d ago

it's too obscure and the Eastern elements will be frowned upon by the Western media. Sci-fi without space marines just won't go over well.

People (including reviewers) are relatively set in their perspectives at this point. Bayoneta and Vanquish were exceptions, not the rule, nor the start of a trend. See: Binary Domain for further examples of Japanese/ Western games that just miss the mark.

Game-ur2871d ago

I for one am looking forward to this, trailer was over the top sick. The only capcom game I want

DigitalAnalog2871d ago

Then I may have an interest on it. I buy western games from western companies and eastern games from east. You won't see me visiting Japan just so that I can eat Subway/Mc'ds/KFC.

-End of Line

AntoineDcoolette2871d ago

"Once a revered deity, Asura was betrayed by his fellow gods and stripped of all his powers. Consumed by anger at the injustice he has suffered and swearing vengeance, Asura discovers he can use this fury to his advantage and turn it against his enemies. "

Asian Kratos?

r0gueZA2871d ago

Im curious about it, but I think 'us' Western people that still enjoy the heavy Eastern elements are drying up.

Chris3992871d ago

I will be checking it out, as it appeals to my - Otaku - tastes and is made by Cyberconnect.

That said, I can see this missing the market and going right over most reviewers' heads.

Baka-akaB2871d ago (Edited 2871d ago )

precisely , and from the tgs teaser alone you had plenty already writing it off as a "japanese gow wannabe" .

Some of us folks are already used to cyberconnect2's great track record and games knows better , but we are a fringe .

Simon_Brezhnev2871d ago (Edited 2871d ago )

your probably right Chris but i know im probably getting this only because its developed by Cyberconnect2. I doubt it redefines the action genre in unprecedented levels of dynamism, drama and interaction thats what GOW did.

Redempteur2871d ago

i agree ..cyberconnect2 know his stuff .

Naruto games , hack// games plenty of fun .. i doubt capcom could make them miss their touch.

King-Leonidas2871d ago

Capcom: Asura's Wrath will "redefine the action genre"

Just like RE5, hehe... Oh wait

Mondayding2871d ago

Set in their perspectives? A good game's a good game. Persoanlly, I couldn't give a monkey's about a sci-fi game having space marines in or not.

Chris3992871d ago

But JRPGs and niche Japan-centric titles.

That was sarcasm btw.


I'm gonna have to disagree with you...

1st Capcom can promote it because they have the funds to help it get the right amount of exposure.

2nd The over populated FPS market has left many gamers wanting something different and there are still very few action adventure/hack N' slash games coming out.

3rd If the game can provide a unique enough experience that appeals to the casual audiance while maintaining the depth for the hard core it will help boost it's appeal factor.

4th many gamers are still big fans of eastern martial arts action flicks so the art direction and story will draw in those gamers as well.

I for one am going to pick it up because it's being developed by CyberConnect 2 and they are masters at crafting eastern sytled art and combat and if it's going to be a revolution for the action adventure genre like many are thinking then it will be a killer app.

Chris3992871d ago

and correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't their last financials not so hot?

They'll be putting their focus on marketing dollars for 3DS Resident Evil and the DMC reboot. There are very few companies who "care" about the type of material that they present and most of them rarely turn any sort of substantial profit or hold a significant share of the market. NIS and Atlus are prime examples.

12 million COD purchases (pulling that Black Ops number out of my a$$, but wasn't it like 7 million on day one? It's certainly more by now) just spoke on our behalf for the industry. It's a bit misguided to think that a publisher would ignore that sort of gravitas just to cater to a niche NA market for Eastern flavored games.

I'm predicting mediocre sales and negligible advertising for this title. I do hope I'm wrong, but that's what industry trends would indicate.



Of course Capcom doesn't have unlimited funds...silly :)

You do have some faults to your logic

1st games like Devil May Cry 4, God of War 3 and Ninja Gaiden prove that action adventure games can still get great sales figures.

2nd publishers and developers are well aware of the fact that very few titles will ever reach the 6 millions and above units sold which is why we see titles like Vanquish, Castlevania Lords of Shadow, Bayonetta, Enslaved.

3rd if a game like Naruto UNS 2 can put up over a million units sold then eastern games for a western audiance is not a niche market.

Based on your thought process I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that you favor FPS titles over other genres. I can argue this because if you were a fan of these so called niche genres you would be well aware of how strong the sales are.

Speaking to the whole arguement that mainstream media focus is placed on FPS's is proof of my personal belief. That would be the fact that most journalists are sheep and go with the flow...this then trickles down to the less informed gamers who believe it as truth. Myself and others are constantly trying to spread the word to our fellow gamers to ignore journalists who have developed bad biased trends and instead favor the small blogger who does not get paid for his opinion because that is where the real gamer lives...that being said that does not mean that all bloggers are unbiased.

I hope you see what I mean.

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rrw2871d ago

Seriously, the plot can be describe what if Kratos was asian.

definitely simply GOW copy

Neckbear2871d ago (Edited 2871d ago )

'Tis God of War without the retarded combat and twice the RAGE.

What's not to like?


Mash SQUARE. SQUAREEEEEE. Occasional roll.

THAT's the retarded combat.

"seriously you are one sour gamer..."

Nah, I enjoy games, I just see the flaws in them.

And honestly, I'm not "trolling". It's my personal opinion on the game.

visualb2871d ago

without the retarded combat? whats so retarded about GOW's combat?

seriously you are one sour gamer...

GOW isn't necessarily innovative in its gameplay, but its solid as a rock, and its great fun even for hack&slash fans

just because rrw trolls, doesn't mean you need to troll back.

King-Leonidas2871d ago

i doubt you have a ps3 -_-

Redempteur2871d ago


GOW combat is not that deep.

It's plenty fun but except in the timing in harder difficulties.. there is nothing deep in GOW battle system

Bear in mind it's quite fun ..a lot of fun actually.

xino2871d ago

can't wait for this!

-Ninja Gaiden 3- is sick!:)

Optical_Matrix2871d ago

As much as I'm interested in the game, reading that press release, the story sounds like a carbon copy of God of War in as much as, he was once a god...was betrayed by the gods who stripped all of his powers...and is now fuming, swearing vengeance upon them :/ I hope thats the only similarity it has with God of War's story.

Simon_Brezhnev2871d ago

it probably will have some similarities but you have to understand a lot of Asian mythology is like that. I just hope the game is long but since it is CyberConnect2 it will probably be like 20 hours.

R2D22871d ago

@Optical - Fail comment

You seem to be convince that the GOW character and story is original.

Clash of the Titains says hi and I am talking about the film that came out in 1981.

Baka-akaB2871d ago (Edited 2871d ago )

You know what guys ? I remember actraiser and other stuff far more than GoW .... so i dont care if you feel it's a GoW rip off .

90% of the people who didnt touch Darksiders said the same thing , and didnt get the right clue ... their loss

Optical_Matrix2871d ago

You guys seem to think i'm hating on the game. I love Cyberconnect 2's games. What I'm saying is, that, for their sake, I hope that the story manages to differentiate itself from God of War because, an action game that is full of Asian mythology is something that excites me.

@R2D2 - Yeah mate. I know what the film is. But I'm talking about within the space of Videogames. I know God of War's story isn't original. Calm down.

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Paracelsus2871d ago

Of course they are right. After all, Enslaved turned out to be their Uncharted.

As in it didn't chart at all.

rrw2871d ago

I am getting tired of this. it seem other developer try to Copy sony first party game. we know that sony have huge variety game ranging from uncharted to ICO and making huge success and many award form it. but i am getting tired form this copy cat. (dante inferno, majin, enslaved, etc).

Chris3992871d ago

And as an aside, it's pretty clear that there is a significant lack of originality in the games sector these days. Most publishers back games that they think will sell, not what they think is the most creative.

Look at how stagnant and repetitive the MMO market is, where everything is a WOW clone (which is just an EQ clone). Little has changed in over a decade.

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