Let's rewind back to 1999 in Japan, it has been two years since Capcom released a fighting game and they need something new. Instead of making a new Street Fighter, Capcom tried to make a games that will appeal to the masses. What was popular in 1999 Japan you may ask? Three words my friends: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure!
For those who do not know of the series, I will shed some light. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is a fighting game by Capcom based on the manga series of the same name. This game is based on the third part of the series, Stardust Crusaders, and features a unique gameplay element known as "stands." Stands are the physical, ghostlike representation of a person's fighting spirit. The stands give the players special abilities, in addition to helping players fight, and guard attacks, a player can perform massive combos while his or her stand is active. The graphics are very similar to another Capcom franchise, Darkstalkers; and has the same reccuring theme of horror, although it's done in a more unique and bizarre fashion.
What Capcom did with this franchise could not have been done any better. However, after Jojo's Bizarre Adventure release, it would seem to be the last game to make it to the United States... until 2012 that is.
Fast forward to San Diego Comic Con 2012, Capcom announced that a high-definition port of the game is currently being developed, reportedly by CyberConnect2. Features include improved graphic filters, super-story mode, and online multiplayer.
The roster includes all the classic characters such as: Jotaro Kujo Dio Brando Shadow Dio Joseph Joestar Iggy Alessy Midler Chaca D'Bo Jean Pierre Polnareff Noriaki Kakyoin New Kakyoin , a variant of Kakyoin Iced Muhammed Avdol Young Joseph/JoJo Hol Horse Hol Horse w/ Voing (another variant character with alternate supers) Pet Shop Mahrahia Black Polnareff Khan Rubber Soul
The game will be released on PlayStation Network on August 21, 2012 and Xbox Live Arcade on August 22, 2012.
Five Reasons To Love (And Hate) Free To Play
"Free To Play" is the phrase that's been on everyone's lips lately, particularly in the world of MMOs. It's the new business model that every production executive is cooing over; the model that many have come to hate with a burning, fiery passion. But is it really so bad?
Ten Things Rockstar Did Right With GTA Online
So...by now, most of you are probably aware that Rockstar kind of botched the launch of GTA Online. I mean, they seriously botched it. To the point that it was completely unplayable. At the same time, though...they handled the situation masterfully - there's a lot of stuff they actually did right.
Five Reasons To Look Forward To League's Fourth Season
With this year's LCS drawn to a close, a new season of League of Legends is just about upon us. It's bringing with it some very, very big changes. Trust me when I say they're something to be very, very excited for.
Indie Game Of The Week: Magicka
This week, I'm revisiting an old favorite of mine - and one that I desperately hope you've heard of. Magicka tells the tale of one to four homicidal, sociopathic wizards, their not-vampire instructor, and an eldritch abomination that threatens to destroy the whole world. Did I mention you can blow up pretty near anything you've a mind to?
Indie Game of The Week: Huntsman: The Orphanage
This week, I'll be taking a look at Huntsman: The Orphanage; a rather fresh take on the horror genre that manages to convey fear and anxiety without any violence or gore whatsoever. It's actually pretty impressive.
Ten Ways Social Media Has Changed The MMO
Social networks have effectively changed the way we...well, do pretty much everything. We interact differently, work differently, and even view the world differently since the birth of Facebook - there's even talk that it's bringing about a fundamental change in the way we think. It should thus come as no surprise that they've also had a considerable impact on the world of MMOs.
Indie Game of The Week: Outlast
This week, we'll be taking a look at Outlast, a horror game that tosses you into the shoes of independent journalist Miles Upshur as he explores the sinister Mount Massive Asylum. Spoiler alert: it doesn't go so well for dear Miles.
Extraction's Beta, Deep Down, Eldevin and more! | The Daily XP September 23rd
Your Daily MMO and MMORPG News for Monday September 23rd. Today Kirk discusses Extraction, Deep Down and Eldevin.
Capcom's Deep Down Will Be A Free-To-Play MMO
Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios Sony Computer Entertainment, revealed on his Twitter account that Capcom's Deep Down is a free-to-play MMO for the PlayStation 4.
Indie Game Of The Week: The Bridge
This week, we're going to take a look at puzzle platformer "The Bridge," a rather esoteric game about a mad scientist, impossible geometry, and a reckless disregard for the laws of time, space, physics, and gravity. Shall we get started?