Friday, September 21, 2007

Hilde evolution or alternate costume? (UPDATED!)

Hilde seems to have gotten a major detail upgrade in the new Soul Calibur IV trailer unveiled at Tokyo Game Show 2007 (available on US Xbox Live and Japan PSN store as well as everywhere on the net). At least that’s the way it seems when you compare her look now to her first appearance in the 2nd teaser trailer.

Here’s some screen grabs from that 2nd trailer. Her under garment is flat black and there is nothing hanging off her armor.

In the latest trailer, she clearly has tassles, belts, undercoat with tails, and even a mini cloak thing on her shoulder. I’m really hoping the early outfit was just the test run for this new version. It would be a shame for her second outfit to be a plainer alternate of her main costume.

UPDATE: Hi-res Hilde art below!

No More Heroes…
…is officially coming to America! Yay! These super short clips are pretty cool.

Virtua Fighter 5 Xbox 360
There is a new wallpaper section with online Xbox Live branding.

For 2D sprite fans

SNK is finally releasing King of Fighters XI and Neo Geo Battle Coliseum in the US! The best news is that Amazon has them listed for $14.99 a piece (EB wants $19.99). You can even qualify for free shipping if you buy both even though they come out on different days! I’ve had my eyes on the imports for a long time, but I don’t have the space to keep a Japanese PS2 hooked up. NGBC has gotten decent reviews and it features a very wide variety of SNK characters. Aside from KOF 98, the consensus is that KOF XI is one of the best in the series.

Couple these releases with the news that came out today about other SNK games being prepped for these shores and you’re 2D sprite fix is taken care of for a long while. The funny thing is I just recently sold off my Neo Geo home cart system, and now I can totally re-buy the titles I want for a fraction of the price.


Kiki said...

Hilde and her curvaceous armour has reignited my passion for SCIV.

Seeing a "good gal" like that to balance out the extremes that are Taki & Ivy is always refreshing.

And I haven't heard much about Hilde from other sites, so a big thank you to you, Mr. Maruyama!

Wataru Maruyama said...

Hilde is hands down the coolest character to appear in the series in a long while. I'm totally on the hunt for any new info on her.

Kiki said...

Now THAT is kick-ass armour!
And I'm glad your hunt was successful ^_^

Shuto said...

Hilde is problably the most original of the bunch.i RALY love her deisgn.

Outwardly a strong hardy fighter,inside however is a beautiful woman ~