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WII
GENRE
Action
DEVELOPER
Capcom
PUBLISHER
Capcom
WI-FI ENHANCED
no
WII EXCLUSIVE
only-gcn
EXPECTED RELEASE DATE
October 2003
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Viewtiful Joe

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Hands-on Impressions
By Nathan Heckel

Still in debut mode, yet playable, Joe really does feature some beautiful graphics. Using L go to slow-mo or R to speed things up for a short time, Joe pulls off some amazing moves on the baddies in this adrenaline-pumping brawler. But when his visual effects meter is temporarily exhausted, the costumed action movie star reverts back to his weak, normal self for just a moment. Done in a completely cartoon-like style, Joe makes beautiful use of the Cube’s cell-shading capabilities.

From The Horse's Mouth

An all-new concept in video games, Viewtiful Joe blends the latest cel-shaded graphic advancements with classic side-scrolling action gameplay to introduce the world’s quirkiest action superhero, Joe! In Viewtiful Joe, “Joe” is sucked into a movie world. Viewtiful Joe redefines the action platform genre by mixing innovative “viewpoint” fighting and amazing cartoon-noir environments, resulting in a visual experience unlike any other. Viewtiful Joe is the brainchild of Capcom’s Atsushi Inaba, acclaimed producer of Steel Battalion and Hideki Kamiya, director of Devil May Cry and Resident Evil 2. Capcom plans to release Viewtiful Joe this October.

Viewtiful Joe is a super hero with all the confidence, punch and style of a million-dollar action-hero caught in the world of a Hollywood movie. It begins as Joe and his girlfriend, Sylvia, are at the movies watching his favorite superhero, Captain Blue. Somehow, Sylvia is warped into the motion picture realm and it is up to Joe to fight the on-screen crime and rescue her. In the effort of saving his damsel in distress, Joe becomes more than just any ordinary dude. He gains new powers to perform special visual techniques that can be utilized to affect time and initiate a variety of devastating combos on foes. Joe’s special powers can also be used to solve various inventive puzzles.

Players will progress through various quasi 2D/3D cel-shaded environments implementing Joe’s visual effect abilities to bash enemies with beautiful style. It is up to gamers to activate the correct view mode, such as “Slow,” a technique for instantaneously slowing down the action to inflict damage reminiscent of today’s films, or “Mach Speed” to destroy enemies using a lighting-fast approach. The blend of a true comic book look and innovative stylized action will set Viewtiful Joe apart from all other games on the market.

  • Innovative platform game action
  • Vividly comic and funky cartoon-style visuals
  • Customize visual effects by executing stylish and visionary moves while playing:
    • Slow down – “Slow Power” inflicts detailed attacks and moves
    • Speed up – “Mach Speed” provides lighting speed fists of fury
    • Zoom – Enhance the fighting experience by getting up close and person to the action

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