Fighting action game from Capcom Studio 4's Atsushi Inaba. Joe was just your average, well, Joe until he was transported into his favorite action movie. In his new environment, Joe discovers he has all the abilities of Hollywood action-hero. Using new cel-shading techniques, VJ boasts a unique visual style that blends colorful 3D environments with a twisted take on traditional 2D gameplay. Joe's power stems from skillful martial arts attacks, high-flying acrobatics, and time-bending special effects. Players can slow down or speed up time when attacking/ dodging enemies, as well as zoom in on the action to execute different attacks.
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Lights! Camera! Action! Welcome to the world of Viewtiful Joe!
An innovative, super-hero, action game that mixes funky, cartoon-style visuals with classic, side-scrolling, game play and introduces the world's quirkiest, million-dollar, action hero
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, Sylvia, are at the movies watching his favorite superhero, Captain Blue. Somehow Sylvia is warped into the motion picture realm and it is up to Joe to fight the on-screen crime and rescue her. In the effort of saving his damsel in distress, Joe becomes more than just any ordinary dude. He gains new powers to perform special visual 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.
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 you 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 sets Viewtiful Joe apart.
- Innovative platform game action
- Vividly comic and funky cartoon-style visuals
- Customize visual effects by executing stylish and visionary moves while playing:
- Slow down: "Slow Power" inflicts detailed attacks and moves
- Speed up: "Mach Speed" provides lighting speed fists of fury
- Zoom: enhance the fighting experience by getting up close and person to the action
Viewtiful Joe redefines action games by mixing innovative "viewpoint" fighting into an amazing stunt-filled, action-movie universe!