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Asura’s Wrath Returns: DLC Style

Wrath does not simmer down quickly, as it would seem with Capcom’s new IP Asura’s Wrath.  This highly-stylized action game, told over the course of 18 episodes (or 19, counting the secret one), will apparently be getting longer, as Capcom sent out a press release two days ago announcing upcoming DLC that would add to the story of Asura’s quest for vengeance, in interesting ways…

Episodes 11.5 and 15.5

The first set of DLC are two “half-episodes” that fill in the gaps between their respective pairs of episodes.  These half-episodes, Capcom says, are inspired by classic anime, in terms of their distinct stylized appearance.  Episode 11.5: Forging Ahead was released yesterday, while 15.5: Defiance is coming to PSN and XBLA on April 3.  Both episodes will cost $1.99/160 Microsoft Points.

The Epilogue Bundle

Technically, that’s not how Capcom refers to the second pack of DLC (its real name is Part IV: Nirvana), but it’s a fair description of its content.  This bundle, coming to PSN and XBLA on April 24 for $6.99/560 MS Points, adds four action-packed episodes to Asura’s Wrath, extending the game’s ending.

Crossover with…Street Fighter???

Yes, that is correct: Capcom has authorized the production of two separate DLC crossover battles, to be released on May 9th and 16th for $1.99/160 MS Points, respectively.  These battles will feature a cameo appearance from Street Fighter‘s Ryu and Akuma, the warriors with whom Asura fights (in the order they are listed).

Now, I can’t exactly leave you without proof that this DLC exists, and adds significant value to an already interesting game.  So, without further delay, here is a trailer of said upcoming content:

I am personally intrigued by this turn of events.  I don’t know if it’s right to add what might be an essential part of Asura’s Wrath‘s storyline after the game has been released, but it will definitely be interesting.  Keep an eye out for more info in the coming weeks, and keep reading, gamers.


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