Project Rygar First Impressions

Move over Rygar, there's a new shield wielder in town. We've got a first look at Tecmo's newly announced action game.

TOKYO--Who's got the biggest, baddest, swingiest shield of them all? Why, Rygar, of course. The burly hero who tore up enemies with his weird chain/discus/shield weapon on the original NES back in the late 1980s (and the PlayStation 2 in 2002's Rygar: The Legendary Adventure) is looking to make a comeback of sorts with Project Rygar, the working title for Tecmo's just-announced action adventure game.

Details on the game are few at this point, and the only peek we have into the game came from a few slides of concept art showing the main character (denoted as a "new hero" in the video) and various enemies. From the art, it's easy to see that the game's hero will look bigger and more menacing than the Rygar of old--he was sporting multiple tattoos, white spiky hair, and a goatee. In addition, the concept art showed the hero wielding a familiar shield weapon. New details on how you'll actually use that weapon weren't discussed, but the brief video shown about the game promised "new swing action" (which makes sense, considering the game is on the Wii). We'll have to wait and see how that works into the game as we learn more about it in the coming months.

As for the other characters shown, one included a malevolent-looking warrior adorned in red armor and carrying a large spear, and another who was even bigger than the first, with more intricate armor and an armored mask that gave no hint as to the face underneath. Obviously there's much more to learn about Project Rygar's new hero, the foes he will face, and how the game will play, and we'll be keeping you informed of the game's progress in the coming months.

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24 comments
kcweezkid
kcweezkid

They should just use the exact same soundtrack the NES game used. It is one of the greatest of all time.

vietboi89
vietboi89

this game better have some expected boobage or im not interested... hah jk but seriously whats their to hype about? is this another waggle fest?

kvan33
kvan33

Another Wii title destined for mediocrity.

mizasterj
mizasterj

Looks like a remake of the PS2 game, which wasnt that great.

Genson77
Genson77

jum... imagine your self moving your hand as a yoyo with the wii control in order to use the shield? looks good and you will be doing a lot of workout too lol.

jdc6305
jdc6305

I've been playing Tecmo games since the first Rygar on the NES. From Tecmo bowl, to Rygar, and Ninja Gaiden they all rocked. Thier newer games on the Xbox and PS2 were good too. I've yet to be disapointed in a Tecmo game. This Rygar will be a treat for Nintendo fans

noamatt128
noamatt128

I'm convinced that this could be a huge game if done right.

jimmyhat999
jimmyhat999

when i saw this on PS2 i thought it looked immence but i didnt bother buyin it lol but this one is a deffernate buy aslong as they dont mess the controls up, hopefully it's gunna be a Non-Nintendo game that is actually good lol.

Leonagard
Leonagard

Im sad... TBA??? I want it NOW!!! :P hope its gonna be cool... Rigar has some naturally wii gameplay but...so I PREY!!! dont make it like prince of persia!!! just focus on swing action add some rpg aspects... make it honnorable to stay in my memories like the arcade!! dont ruin the game... dont rush to get profits!!!

zeke2040
zeke2040

i would love to see this remake one... i've played the NES version of it and also the PS2... i can't wait for this one to come out already... i hope its worth it..

darth_turf
darth_turf

I actally went back and finished the NES version about 2 months ago. I would love to see a remake of the original. The original needed more story and this would be a good chance to explain what I did for those 3 or 4 hours.

grafkhun
grafkhun

haven't played the others, but this looks cool so far. shield swinging sounds great.

soulbeach
soulbeach

Have any of you played the original game? The one that could be found in arcades? Man, that game rocked! This one, well, i'm not too sure yet, I don't find the concept art very appealing, but we'll see :)

theokguy
theokguy

This is what made god of war

FlaminDeath
FlaminDeath

time to bash some heads with mighty WII MOTE ACTION!

SaxxyGamer18
SaxxyGamer18

Tecmo is really taking off. Good for them. And they're recognizing Nintendo as a viable platform with Ninja Gaiden DS, Tecmo Bowl, and now this! Way to go.

zxcvmnb
zxcvmnb

If they are smart, the will COMPLETELY rip off the God of War engine, bump up the graphics to slightly better than Resident Evil 4 level, and make the Wii mote controls simple and fun, with multiple easy to perform combos. This game could be good.

timts
timts

I'd rather play the new rygar on ps2, I prefer the old style control for action game.

latinchemist
latinchemist

Rygar Discarmer? What was the name of that shield?