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Asura’s Wrath Opening Episode Gameplay

by Reece Heywood February 20, 2012

Releasing this week is the menacing Asura’s Wrath and we’ve got the gameplay footage from the first Episode for you to watch. From what we’ve played so far the game is an enjoyable experience and offers something different than your typical game.

Look out for our review later this week. Asura’s Wrath will be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Asura was once one of the Eight Guardian Generals, 8 Godly warrior who fought to protect Heaven and Earth from a destructive force called the Gohma. Returning from a victorious battle, Asura was summoned to the Emperor’s throne. But to his horror, Asura finds the Emperor has been murdered and he has been accused of the crime.

After escaping vengeful imperial forces, Asura rushes home to protect his family only to find his beloved wife Durga dead and his daughter Mithra kidnapped. In his rage, Asura finds his former allies who have Mithra captive. As the demigod charges to save his child,

Asura is repulsed by the god Deus, who reveals himself to be the Emperor’s murderer so he can bring about what he calls “The Great Rebirth”. Weakened by Deus’ attacks, Asura is dropped over the edge of the platform and falls to Earth while swearing to exact his vengeance.

Twelve millenia later, Asura escapes from the depths of Naraka to find that his former comrades, now dubbed “The Seven Deities”, have been using Mithra’s power to amplify their own to god-like levels. During his quest for love and vengeance, Asura will confront and battle the forces of Heavens, packs of the Gohma, Divine Battleship fleets, and other tremendous obstacles. Sometime later in the story, Asura’s old rival Yasha will see the wrong in the Deities ways and tries to help Asura in his battle.

Players take control of Asura, with each chapter in the game playing out like an episode of an anime series. The game incorporates various gameplay elements, which require the player to build up a meter at the top of the screen which will allow them to activate a ‘Burst’ which allows them to progress through the story.

Whilst the game mainly features cinematic sequences which feature quick time events, there are various different types of gameplay available. Examples include players fighting one on one against opponents, or dodging enemy fire in shoot ‘em up sections.

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