Capcom Announces Asura’s Wrath DLC Schedule

I’m still wrapping my brain around the rage-fueled craziness of Asura’s Wrath before finishing up a review–part of me digs the over-the-top interactive anime style, part of me wishes there was more actual game to play–but in the meantime let’s see what Capcom has in store for current and near-future downloadable content expansion.

Rage never dies, and for the next month-plus Asura’s Wrath sure won’t be dying off either. The DLC roll-out begins this week with the release of Episode 11.5: Forging Ahead, a bonus chapter filling in the gap between Episodes 11 and 12. A similar tweener chapter, Episode 15.5: Defiance, will stoke the fires of anger on April 3rd. These episodes feature a completely new 2D anime art style and both are priced at a very reasonable $1.99/160 MS Points.

Round 3, set to begin April 24th, will offer a more substantial chunk of content. $6.99/560 MS Points will get you four additional episodes–Part IV: Nirvana (Episodes 19-22)–extending the story with an “extra twist” that promises to be the “true conclusion” to Asura’s Wrath. (Capcom, as always, is sure to stir up plenty of gamer rage for selling what could be viewed as the “real” ending as DLC, but I think the game concludes well enough as is.)

For the finale, Capcom is pulling a crossover move, as Capcom so often likes to do these days. On May 8th and May 15th, players will get the chance to take Asura into battle against Street Fighter legends Ryu and Akuma in a pair of “Lost Episode” add-ons. Again, these packs will cost just $1.99/160 MS Points.

Pretty swell DLC lineup there, Capcom!

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