Monday, September 18, 2006
King of costumes, sort of
The King of Fighters 2006 hits stores this week and I’m totally going to be all about it. On the downside, each character seems to only have two outfits. In better news, there is something like 40 characters and multiple color variations for their costumes.
The previous incarnation, which went under the Maniax(acs) brand before switching to the yearly moniker, was good fun. The fighting system was flawed, but it kept your interest if you just stuck to single player.
The one game that may force open my wallet and succumb to PS3 is Virtua Fighter 5. Part 4 introduced an accessory system that offered limited costume variations, but recent screens show that characters appear to have more than the standard two.
When I played the game in Japanese arcades a few weeks ago, Vanessa sported an unbuttoned camo shirt and sports bra with matching camo pants.
These two screens above show her in a one-piece blue jumpsuit and also an armored vest with military pants combo.
Here’s a shot with newcomer Eileen in a pink top/martial arts pants number I haven’t seen before. It’s all quite encouraging.
Hopefully the PS3 Tekken will also step up its costume offerings.
Posted by Wataru Maruyama at 6:52 PM