Not too many games include extended fights using only kicks
and copious head-butts, nor do they involve punching blood-red gorillas. Asura’s
Wrath breaks all those rules as one of the angriest, most nonsensically violent
games to date. Now we finally know when consumers will get a chance to buy the
nutty game (February 21), and we have a few new trailers that supply some
unnecessary backstory in addition to more crazy brutality.
As you can see from the above story trailer, Asura’s tale
seems to be similar to many classic revenge narratives like Gladiator and Lone
Wolf and Cub, though those plots don’t feature a man screaming for
vengeance as he burns up reentering Earth’s atmosphere. Once you get the story
out of the way, it’s time for more action starting with Asura kicking ass using
only his legs:
Which is followed by an old fashioned monkey beat down that
ends logically enough with punching a giant turtle:
If any of the action in Capcom and CyberConnect 2’s wild
game enticed you, you’ll be happy to know it’ll be out sooner than expected.
It’s coming out February 21 next year in the US and three days later on the
24th in Europe.