Bloody Roar 3

Summary

Bloody Roar 3
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North American PlayStation 2 cover art
Developer(s)Hudson Soft, Eighting
Publisher(s)
Director(s)Kenji Fukuya
Producer(s)Masato Toyoshima
Programmer(s)Yūichi Ochiai
Artist(s)Shinichi Ōnishi
Naochika Morishita
Composer(s)Takayuki Negishi
SeriesBloody Roar
Platform(s)Arcade, PlayStation 2
ReleaseArcade
  • JP: December 2000
PlayStation 2
  • JP: March 1, 2001
  • NA: June 25, 2001
  • PAL: August 24, 2001
Genre(s)Fighting
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Bloody Roar 3[1] is a 2000 fighting arcade video game developed by Eighting and Hudson Soft. It is the first of the Bloody Roar series to appear on the Sony PlayStation 2.

Gameplay

The main feature of Bloody Roar 3 is the ability to transform into beasts, which is involved in all of the Bloody Roar games. Once the character transforms, they regain part of the health they have lost and become much stronger and more powerful than before.

Characters

Returning characters
New characters
  • Xion the Unborn - a cold and reserved man who plots to exterminate all other Zoanthropes. His Zoanthrope is the Unborn.
  • Kōryū - a relentless machine modeled after the first Bakuryu. His Zoanthrope is the Iron Mole. (Unlockable)
  • Uranus - a perfected clone of Uriko known as the strongest Zoanthrope. Her Zoanthrope is the Chimera. (Unlockable)

Audio

The music was composed by Takayuki Negishi and was recorded at MIT Studio with Jun Kajiwara at the guitar, Michio Nagaoka at the bass, Atsuo Okamoto at the drums and Negishi at the synthesizer. The Japanese voice cast includes Hideo Ishikawa as Yugo, Mika Kanai as Alice, Ryōtarō Okiayu as Long, Kazumi Tanaka as Busuzima, Junko Noda as Bakuryu, Marina Ōno as Uriko, Takeshi Aono as Koryu and Eriko Fujimaki as Uranus. The English voice cast features Barry Gjerde as Yugo and a system voice, Kimberly Forsythe as Alice, Dario Toda as Long, Lenne Hardt as Shina, Paul Lucas as Busuzima, Greg Dale as Stun, Samantha Vega as Jenny, Chris Wells as Gado, Bill Sullivan as Shenlong, Michael Naishtut as Bakuryu, Bianca Allen as Uriko and John Nuzzo as Xion.

Reception

In Japan, Game Machine listed Bloody Roar 3 on their February 15, 2001 issue as being the fifth most-successful arcade game of the month.[5]

Eric Bratcher reviewed the PlayStation 2 version of the game for Next Generation, rating it three stars out of five, and stated that "Hunting for the next king of the jungle in 3D fighters? You won't want to mount this one's head on your wall, but it'll keep you warm and well fed until your next big game hunt."[2]

References

  1. ^ Bloody Roar 3 (ブラッディロア3, Buraddi Roa Surī)
  2. ^ a b Bratcher, Eric (June 2001). "Finals". Next Generation. Vol. 4 no. 6. Imagine Media. p. 82.
  3. ^ "Bloody Roar 3 for PlayStation 2". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2015-09-15.
  4. ^ "Bloody Roar 3 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2015-09-15.
  5. ^ "Game Machine's Best Hit Games 25 - TVゲーム機ーソフトウェア (Video Game Software)". Game Machine (in Japanese). No. 628. Amusement Press, Inc. 15 February 2001. p. 17.

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