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Asura's Wrath is a pile of impossibilities. It is a myth made real. It is a meticulous construction of unflappable absurdity. Asura's Wrath is a glittering, golden starchild of incredulity, and I love it. I also wish I didn't have to review it. The strictures of a review really aren't adequate to q...

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February 22, 2012 at 2:15PM
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Asura's Wrath is an anime-inspired take on Buddhist stories, but some new DLC announced in Japan will add a legendary character from another tradition. A single screen of new DLC released by Capcom shows Asura facing off against a distinctly Street Fighter IV-looking Ryu, complete with SFIV-style H...

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We can hardly believe it ourselves: There are no trips to the moon in this Asura's Wrath launch trailer, nor will you find any dudes who can grow to many times their own size. What you will find is a perturbed Asura -- a nice change of pace from his usual ever-enraged self....

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Capcom has recently been producing "Bobble Budds" toys of its characters, and including them with pre-orders of associated games from its online store. The latest offer will get you your very own bulbous-headed, grimacing, six-armed maroon demigod. Pre-orders of Asura's Wrath for Xbox 360 or PS3 ...

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An Asura's Wrath demo is now available on Xbox Live. A PS3 version should be available later today after the PSN update. You should download it as soon as possible. This is not a joke. There has never been a more serious post on Joystiq. Do it....

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CyberConnect2 is busy. In addition to Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Whatever, Asura's Wrath, parts of SoulCalibur V, and a .hack movie, the company is working on a new .hack game. The latest Famitsu (via Andriasang) reveals a new game in the faux-MMO franchise is on the way, with more details to come...

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CyberConnect2's Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations -- a title so long, it scarcely leaves any room for news in this news post -- has been given an official North American street date of March 13, 2012. This news will surely delight fans of the surprisingly swell Naruto Shippuden ser...

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The choice of where to purchase Asura's Wrath may not have religious significance in the strictest sense, but it will certainly affect Asura's outsized battle against the gods. Both Amazon and Best Buy will confer gameplay bonuses with pre-orders of the game. Amazon pre-orders will get the "De...

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This one time, we totally told the guy no ketchup and, sure enough, as soon as we got our order, it had ketchup on it. So we did what any rational person would do: we covered our arms in metal and beat the crap out of the guy on the surface of the moon. You know, for justice....

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Last week, during a Capcom event showcasing the publisher's upcoming games, a brief demo on Asura's Wrath was given by Capcom's Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and developer Cyberconnect 2's Hiroshi Matsuyama, giving us a glimpse at the game's opening portion and the stage immediately following Asura's fight o...

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CyberConnect2 has movie-making experience from working on a CG .hack movie, and it's that experience -- including motion capture expertise -- that drew Namco Bandai to the developer for Soulcalibur V. "I was approached by Namco almost two years ago," CEO and Naruto cosplayer Hiroshi Matsuyama tol...

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The Nintendo DS will get at least one more grand adventure, in CyberConnect2's Solatorobo: Red the Hunter. The action-adventure game about a treasure-hunting dog man and his hulking robot vehicle will be released in North America on September 27, eleven months after its Japanese release. ...

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Should you get bored with Asura's Wrath, developer CyberConnect2 has revealed a second playable character, who no doubt has a totally distinct and fresh style of wrath. Yasha blames Asura for the death of his sister (Asura's wife), and thus has that rage going for him in addition to sharing As...

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We've talked about Solatorobo: Red the Hunter, but we haven't seen much of how the game works. In these videos (one above, two after the break) you can actually see for yourself what the combat is like, including the basic action of picking up and throwing enemies, and even a shooting match wit...

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We saw Capcom's bizarre CyberConnect2-developed action game Asura's Wrath back at E3, and JC wrote up an excellent preview at the time. Walking into the Gamescom presentation of a previously unseen part of the game, I was reticent to write up yet another preview just a scant few months later, but...

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Solatorobo: Red The Hunter, now the best shot at a light-hearted, island-based treasure hunting adventure (with Mega Man Legends 3 gone), will come with a nice bonus if you purchase one of the first-run copies: a soundtrack. In a distinctly Atlus-like move, XSEED is bundling a 24-track soundtrack...

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Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations appears to be in the right hands; developer CyberConnect2 seems fairly passionate about the series. How passionate? That's CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama (whose "Asura pose" you might remember) above, cosplaying as Naruto himself at Japan Expo in Paris....

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