Thursday, August 10, 2006
Bullet Witch was released about two weeks ago in Japan and the word is sorta meh to terrible. I don’t think anyone was expecting much anyway. I’m still fairly interested in the title, because 1) Bullet Witch is a cool name for a game, 2) Although her outfit is an Underworld-esque derivative, her gun is dope, and 3) I enjoyed Cavia’s last title, BeatDown, which had an immense costume selection.
I have no idea if Bullet Witch offers much in the way of extra outfits, so will be on the look out for any news in that area. BW doesn’t have a US release date yet. I’m hoping it gets picked up as a pseudo-budget title and released at around the $30 level. Just like Onechanbara, c’mon somebody do it!
Did you know there is an Anime version of Witchblade? I’ve never been a huge fan of the US comic, mainly because the metallic bits were too, well, metallic. It never made sense to me how someone can move around at all with that messy junk on them. Plus it seemed like the design changed all the time for no other reason than it was hard to draw the outfit consistently.
On the other hand, the Anime design is more scaled back and muted. The big difference is that this design is super consistent. Although the US costume shows more skin, the Japanese version seems racier.
So racy that when the show aired on Japanese TV, the lower half of the outfit is colored black. The DVD release is all bare skin in that region.
I’m tempted to pre-order this figure, but it’s just a tad too out there.
Posted by Wataru Maruyama at 7:38 PM