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Asura’s Wrath reception as expected for developer

Monday, 19th March 2012 13:24 GMT By Alex Donaldson

The President of Asura’s Wrath developer CyberConnect2 has said the reaction and reception to the game has been as expected, with the game widely being one people either love or hate.

Speaking to Joystiq CyberConnect2′s Hiroshi Matsuyama spoke briefly on how he felt about the game’s solid sales and critical reception.

“It’s only been a month since it’s been out,” Matsuyama noted, not taking its early success for granted.

“Obviously, it was a challenge to create something new. And when you try to do that, obviously the people that get it will enjoy it. But for people where the game doesn’t fit their expectations, they’re not going to jump up as much.”

Asura’s Wrath is interesting as in many ways it’s more like an interactive anime than a video game. It’s hilarious, ridiculous and stupid in all the best ways – as well as pretty damn fun. Brenna loved it.

Hopefully Capcom feel as good about its performance as Matsuyama does.

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  1. AHA-Lambda

    Solid sales? they were terrible O_o

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Alex Donaldson

    @1 Outdid Syndicate. New IP. Dropped into the schedule with little to no fanfare. Small budget game. Did well for what it was! Did much more poorly here in the UK though, sadly. :(

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Hunam

    You can’t judge every game by COD standards.

    i.e. Demon’s Souls was predicted at 29,000 for profit (which it obviously destroyed)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    Outdoing syndicate really shouldnt be used as a barometer for success, and kingdoms of amalur did MUCH better and was a new IP.
    Did it really have a small budget though? Even with minimal marketing an average AAA game needs bout 1.5 million to break even, I can’t see why capcom would fund this or how they’ll make their money back.

    Unless I misunderstand the nature of this games budget but if it really was quite a small budget affair then why not release it as a downloadable game –oh wait, it’s capcom XD

    @3 – i’m not, i’m judging it against info we have on any average AAA release. Demon’s souls is the exception rather than the rule.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    i thought this game was awesome but its not worth £40 when its 6hours long and has no reply value

    #5 2 years ago
  6. The_Red

    This game deserved more sales. Maybe it’s not a video game and maybe it is but who cares? It is AWESOME and playing is a joyful and fun experience.

    #6 2 years ago