Rygar storms Wii on February 3

Tecmo's shield-spinning action star set to debut on Nintendo's console with remake of PlayStation 2's Legendary Adventure.

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Rygar is ready to dust off the diskarmor once more. It's been seven years since the shield-spinning Tecmo character made his last appearance, in the PlayStation 2 game Rygar: The Legendary Adventure. But today, the publisher gave notice that its action hero will end his hiatus with the February 3 launch of Rygar: The Battle of Argus for the Wii.

While the Battle of Argus is fundamentally a remake of The Legendary Adventure, Tecmo is including a number of new features as well. In addition to a Gladiator mode developed specifically to make use of the motion-sensing Wii Remote, the game will include new foes and techniques.

Rygar is rated T for Teen and will carry a $39.99 price tag when it launches in February. For more on the source material, check out GameSpot's review of The Legendary Adventure.

Discussion

24 comments
beamme
beamme

I played this when it was on the PS2 and what can I say... Well first off the story is bad, you'll sorta understand it if you collect these stone pallates throughout the game but it's still just, ugh. The cutscenes feature pretty bad voiceacting and dialouge that is as messy as the convoluted story. The graphics were ok for the time, though the character models sometimes looked a little wierd (the princesses's man-hands come to mind). the controls are a bit stiff and your only way of dodging is a forward slide which is not all that useful. There are three Diskarmors with three styles. The first is middle ranged and the most fun imo, the second is long range and slow and the third one is close range (It's chain barely extends at all) and fast. I think you could switch between them on the fly so that would be nice. Now what this game lacks, not counting fun boss battles or any of the other stuff I've mentioned, is enemies, both in numbers and varity. Also Rygar looked sorta lame though they seemed to fix that this time aound. Now his design looks sorta...well, at least it's less generic On a good note I did enjoy parts of this game in the 2 sittings it took to get through it, also the music was pretty nice I think. The original Rygar for the NES was the first game I had that was just mine, so it's sorta special to me in that way. I really wished they could've made these (this?) new games better.

thestickman
thestickman

Not excited at all :/ Won't be buying this one.

maxgil2
maxgil2

Ppl shouldn't buy this game, its a lazy port, by buying it you're telling the devs its ok to do a lazy port. if devs want to do a remake make some changes - improve graphics etc etc..NOT just tacked on the WiiMote. Resident Evil remake on GC anyone ;) that was a good remake.

Rect_Pola
Rect_Pola

This would have been part of the "quick port" era, but somehow Tecmo messed THAT up and decided to rebuild it from the ground up.

chappy_man
chappy_man

This is a response to Shadowblade99, Castlevania Judgement is not a remake, its an original game for the wii based on a well known franchise. But i do agree that wii remakes of ps2 and other earlier games seem to be a bit sad.

shadowblade99
shadowblade99

As we've seen with many of the "recreations" of games on the Wii, I'm not going to hold my breath on this one. Just see Castlevania Judgement. nuff said.

pencilpusher69
pencilpusher69

" spacer69 Posted Dec 10, 2008 12:39 pm GMT -12 Serraph the game was suppose to come out this week and its been reviewed by IGN. Oh by the way its score was low like a 6.1 out of 10. Plus the controls as you would think aren't up to par. So be warned about any shovelware Nintendo places in the market." It comes as news to me that this is something Nintendo is placing on the market. And here I thought it was Tecmo.

maxgil2
maxgil2

Should have made a new game, sad, its not even 16:9 widescreen, just a stretch 4:3 ..pathetic just lazy Tecmo..this is the kinda crap we don't need

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

Hmm i did enjoy Rygar way back...hopefully those new features will be good.

stevenrkorea
stevenrkorea

This should sell a solid 5,000 copies. Man...7 year old PS2 re-hash? Weak.

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

I never did get to try this on the PS2... hmmm....

BelmontMaster
BelmontMaster

Oh look tecmo, your doing nothing new again! Your lack of anything original still amazes me.

Guzthon
Guzthon

Not only the Wii needs new "fresh" games but also with multi control functions (either playing with the Wiimote-nunchuk or the classic controller)

Jhedan
Jhedan

This is just pathetic...

hobotech64
hobotech64

Oh I remember Rygar...me and Pitfall Harry used to go bowling with him, those were the good old days...

spacer69
spacer69

Serraph the game was suppose to come out this week and its been reviewed by IGN. Oh by the way its score was low like a 6.1 out of 10. Plus the controls as you would think aren't up to par. So be warned about any shovelware Nintendo places in the market.

St_muscat
St_muscat

Even though I'm all up for these ports in way since they make past great games even better, RE:4 and Okami (questionable though). Those games were only a year or two old at least, while Rygar on the other hand is 6! I think I might skip this one, especially since it isn't even as cheap as RE:4 Wii edition.

CadeFlayer
CadeFlayer

Rygar on the PS2 is a good game but surely 7 years later you could develop a new adventure? It seems odd that they are releasing a 7 year old game today with just a few new features. Still, I recommend that Wii owners pick this up because it's a fun game even if it's disappointing that we aren't getting a proper sequel.

dkpunk
dkpunk

It is another port but a game that could be really fun with the wiimote.

Serraph105
Serraph105

sounds like a good thing to me I will definitely look into this game