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Viewtiful Joe

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Action

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'Viewtiful Joe' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT

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. Viewtiful Joe is now available at retailers across North America and carries a “T” rating for teen audiences from theESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board).

“Viewtiful Joe is a perfect combination of innovation and technology,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing at Capcom Entertainment. “When you see this game in action, the first thing that will strike you is the game’s unique appeal for a classic side-scrolling action title. Viewtiful Joe showcases Capcom’s legendary ability to bring innovative and original content to the video game industry.”

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, Silvia, are at the movies watching his favorite superhero, Captain Blue. Somehow, Silvia is warped into the motion picture realmand it is up to Joe to fight the on-screen bad guys and rescue her. In the effort of saving his damsel in distress, Joe becomes more than just any ordinary dude. He gains new visual effects powers to perform special fighting 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.

Viewtiful Joe boasts the following features:

  • Innovative 2D/3D hybrid action
  • Vividly comic and funky cartoon-style visuals
  • Unique combat system – Use visual effect powers (VFX) to obliterate enemies!
    • Slow down – “Slow Power” lets Joe inflict detailed attacks and moves
    • Speed up – “Mach Speed” gives Joe lighting fists offury
    • Zoom – Enhance the fighting experience by getting up close and personal to the action


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