Toshinden coming back! On the Wii!

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by CockroachMan, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    Another forgotten IP coming back, on the Wii!

    When the first 3D fighting started to appear, someone decided to get Virtua Fighter and add a sword to the mix, and Toshinden was born, the Playstation games were pretty cool (specially the 3rd one). Not many details are available, unless you know japanese (in that case please tell us!).


  2. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Battle Arena Toshinden was sort of just decent for me, though I did really enjoy the Gameboy game.

    The screens kinda look a bit Dreamcasty though but then they are magazine scans so could look better.

    There is a lack of serious 3D fighters for the Wii so its welcoming I just hope the gameplay is gimick free.
  3. psycoblaster

    psycoblaster Divine

    Jan 26, 2008
    Seoul.. (in Korea)
    Toshinden coming back! *clicks on post*
    On the Wii! *walks away*
  4. ShadowXP

    ShadowXP ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Dec 20, 2002
    battle arena toshinden was awesome hadrian [​IMG] i think there was another PSX one as well but i've never played it... got a feeling this wii version will probably such though
  5. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    You know, it was 1995, the only 3D fighting games around were VF and Tekken, by that time, the game was considered great just for being 3D, also, if I remember well.. Toshinden graphics were less blocky then the other 3D fighting games at the time. But yeah, overall, if you look back at it today, it was good but nothing special..

    Unfortunately, all the characters in the old games had swords, and it's on the Wii so.. I hope there's an optional gimmick free mode at least..

    I'm starting to see a pattern here, all those "core" games coming to the Wii.. Tenchu, Klonoa, Toshinden, Fatal Frame.. those franchises are not bad, but they are mostly "underdogs", I think the reason they are coming to the Wii is that, there they have almost no competition and can shine more than they would on the other consoles where they would be overshadowed by bigger productions like Resident Evil and Soul Calibur.
  6. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    I believe there were 4 Toshinden games on the PS1. I know I owned the first 3. The PS1 was the last console I owned.

    My favorite character was Sofia. I always laughed when she did here bitch-slap move. One day, I want to use that move as a gif in my sig or something.....just as soon as I can find an efficient way of capturing the maneuver.

    Too bad it will be for the Wii and not the DS. [​IMG]
  7. Tigerstar

    Tigerstar Advanced Member

    Sep 30, 2006
    United Kingdom
    I remember the original Toshinden with a fondness - I even preferred it over Tekken because it actually used 3D in allowing the characters to dodge left and right (into and out of the screen), whereas Tekken still felt like a 2D fighter with 3D graphics. I suspect there's a bit of rose-tinting on my memories of it though - I dusted off my copy of the original Soul Edge/Blade game some months back, and realised how even very polished titles of their time can seem laughably clunky by today's standards. I shall watch for Wii Toshinden with interest nonetheless though.
  8. War

    War Take it easy~

    Oct 26, 2007
    It could turn out to be good... either way, the Wii demands more fighting games! I have really high hopes for Castlevania Judgement D:
  9. Rock Raiyu

    Rock Raiyu Clock Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    United States
    Walking the path of heaven
    Ah Toshinden..I loved that game. Do want on Wii [​IMG]
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