Com2uS Announces Action Hero 3D
The title really doesn't do it justice.
Action Hero 3D, the sequel to the tongue-in-cheek superhero game, Super Action Hero, has just landed on Verizon mobile phones courtesy of Korean deveolper, Com2uS. The original title was an action game featuring a unique and slightly comical stick figure style with exaggerated animations, but the sequel will be taking a fairly different direction by moving the series into 3D and dropping the stick figure characters for a more stylized anime influenced look.
"Action Hero 3D combines cutting-edge graphics with engaging gameplay to create a truly memorable mobile-gaming experience," said Don Lim, general manager, Com2uS America. "We believe high-quality games like this are the future of mobile gaming."
Preview trailers, like the one above, have shown off some very fluid animation and some impressive graphics for a mobile game. Probably most easily compared to the Viewtiful Joe games, Action Hero 3D features sidescrolling, combo-based beat-em-up action with a super hero motif and outlandish character designs. It features a focused narrative that will span a total of 206 levels with 26 different bosses, so there'll be more to keep you going than just the sheer joy of beating things to a pulp. The sheer quantity of maps is a little worrying to me though. They say more variety is never a bad thing, but hopefully they were still emphasizing quality over quantity in this case. I think I'd rather have 50 levels of a fair length than 206 really short, broken-up ones, but I guess we'll see how it turns out.
In any case, this game is definitely a step forward for the mobile games industry. The graphics are easily of playstation calibre or better, and the art style makes it stand out in a crowd of more serious platformers and movie-based games. I definitely want to see how this one pans out critically.