Ah, Asura’s Wrath. How I miss you so. Your over-the-top, QTE-fuelled combat lives long in the memory. I close my eyes and I see a planet-sized man press his finger down on Asura, the demigod’s six arms a flurry of punches. You were deeply flawed, but remarkable, a true last-gen diamond in the rough.
While Capcom seems unlikely to return to the wonderful world of Asura’s Wrath any time soon, it lives on in the form of Street Fighter 5 costume DLC. This week the company announced an upcoming Asura’s costume for Kage (the evil Ryu-esque character), due out via Extra Battle 27th September.
Kage really does look the part as Asura, but the costume is of course no substitute for a brand new Asura’s Wrath game (Asura’s Wrath was one of Eurogamer’s games of 2012), or even a guest appearance by the character in another Capcom game.