Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch could have easily been called Japanese Role-Playing Games: The Official Videogame , for it plays out like an overview of the entire genre as much as it does a game in its own right. It has leveling. It has equipment. It has battles every few seconds
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath , you’ll remember, is one of the weirdest of a series of weird games: It’s a first-person shooter, essentially, based in Oddworld. The new PS Vita version of the game is now available for download through PSN, for $15. An HD version of the quirky shooter (which originally came out on the Xbox and later PC) was made for the PS3 last year.
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD is scheduled to hit Vita in mid-November at the latest, Just Add Water tells Eurogamer . Stranger’s Wrath HD was initially set to launch in June, but by August was delayed to ” very soon .” The HD version of Abe’s Oddysee – now titled New ‘n’ Tasty – is planned for launch in Q4 2013, headed for Xbox Live and PSN, with a PC version later on. Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD gets weird on Vita by ‘mid-November’ originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 01 Oct 2012 20:00:00 EST.
The HD remake of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is now available on Steam, replacing the decidedly un-HD version that has existed on Valve’s service since 2010.
Originally planned for June , the Vita ports of Stranger’s Wrath HD and Munch’s Oddysee HD now have a release window of “very soon.” Developer Just Add Water posted on Facebook that it needs to get the games finished and sent through Sony QA. The developer is also seeking a fresh name for its Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee update. On the name suggestion site the game is described as a “grounds-up remake with glorious 3D graphics.” This, according to Just Add Water, doesn’t quite match the implied ambition of ” Abe’s Oddysee HD, “which just makes it sound like JAW has “injected bigger pictures into the original engine.” Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD, Munch’s Oddysee HD on Vita soon; pick a new name for Abe’s Oddysee originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 06 Aug 2012 21:45:00 EST
If your European copy of Ni no Kuni is bigger and more expensive than normal …
Many people will tell you that Asura’s Wrath is unlike anything you’ve seen before, which is interesting because its components can all be compared to things we’ve seen for years. Elements of Dragon’s Lair , Heavy Rain , God of War and even Space Invaders make up this Frankenstein’s monster, with a sampling of every major anime to give the story that familiar flavor. Nevertheless, there’s certainly something unique about a game that cannot decide whether it’s an interactive movie, a beat ‘em up, a shooter or a pure anime.
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 HUD elements and the traditional side view. Even the background imitates a familiar Street Fighter backdrop while simultaneously making sense in Asura’s world.