Capcom have released some screenshots and a trailer for their upcoming action game Asura's Wrath
. The game can only really be described as bizarre, and I think that Capcom do a much better job of explaining what the game is all about:
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. By channelling his inner rage, Asura is now able to unleash devastating attacks and wreak havoc as he battles against the deities who have wronged him and their earthly forces. Inspired by episodic dramas, ASURA’S WRATH will be split into distinct sections with gameplay and narrative unfolding as one and building to a final climatic conclusion.
In a previous interview with Eurogamer
, game producer Seiji Shimoda explains the concept behind the game:
First off, we came up with the concept of wrath, which is a very core part of the game, by thinking about what can we could make that people all over the world would enjoy.
We felt that wrath was a good thing to focus on in an action game, because it's a deep, core human emotion that everyone feels – it's not rooted to culture. Japanese, Europeans and Americans all understand wrath. We felt like if we could communicate that energy in a fun way, it would be a good concept to go for.
Developer CyberConnect 2's president Hiroshi Matsuyama further added:
The theme isn't so much about the size of the things you fight, or how many of them there are. It's more about the bizarre, the ridiculous – it's something that's beyond belief. Exceptional. Something you've never seen before. That kind of feeling.
One thing we pride ourselves on trying to do is making something that nobody has ever seen before. And I think with this Asian-themed sci-fi Buddhism angle, we're probably going to be doing that. We're fairly sure that nobody's seen a game where a ginormous statue from space squishes an enemy with its finger.
Well, I'm afraid that you're not going to see a "ginormous" statue squish an enemy with its finger, but I'll leave you to see the rest for yourself:
As promised, here are the screenshots:
A release date is yet to be confirmed for Asura's Wrath