News: ...For everyone but Xbox owners as Viewtiful Joe is coming to the PS2 and Viewtiful Joe 2 has been announced for the Cube and PS2.
Capcom is doing their best to make the world a more viewtiful place by announcing three new Viewtiful Joe games. The first is a port of the original Viewtiful Joe to the Playstation 2 that is scheduled for a Fall release.
Now for the great news. Capcom has also announced that Viewtiful Joe 2 is well into development and should ship sometime in the Winter. As a sequel the game is getting pumped up with a ton of new features:
More viewtiful 2D/3D hybrid action spanning more stages
New second playable character ? Now gamers can select Joe's girlfriend, Silvia, who not only struts around with her infamous pompoms but also wields a weapon that fires projectiles to fend off the fiendish foes that she encounters.
Over 40 different types of enemies to obliterate!
More diversestages to explore - Viewtiful Joe 2 takes players through awe-inspiring detailed environments including a jungle, underground ruins, ancient Japan, snowy mountains and outer space.
Six variations to the Six Machine - Now Joe's trusty aircraft transforms into various shapes to support his activities throughout various stages such as a racer, cannon, drill or submarine.
In addition to the infamous ?Slow,? ?Mach Speed,? and ?Zoom In? visual effects (VFX) powers, the action is even hotter this time around with the new ?Replay? VFX power. Replay a punch for three times the damage. Need to restore some health? Eat a hamburger and replay it so you get three times the effect! But beware, try not to use Replay when getting hit or take on three times the damage!
Grab a hold of the enemy to swing and throw them around with vigor!
"Viewtiful Joe was the killer app for the GameCube in 2003, and this winter Viewtiful Joe 2 will raise the bar for excellence and innovation even higher with the second generation of the series," said Todd Thorson, director of marketing at Capcom Entertainment. "With new visual effects, enemies and challenges, Joe and Silvia are ready to take on an all new Viewtiful adventure."
We'll have more on this highly anticipated sequel to Gaming Target's 2003 Action Game of the Year shortly. Same Viewtiful place. Same Viewtiful channel.