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Toriko: Gourmet ga Battle Gets Hungry on 3DS This Summer

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

In Japan, and supposedly reminiscent of Power Stone

If you mention Power Stone or, more pertinently, Power Stone 2 to certain members of the Nintendo Life team, they may start to convulse and enter a fit of SEGA fanboy/girl glee, requiring a splash of cold water to snap them out of it. So when a four-player action brawler called Toriko: Gourmet ga Battle is reported as coming to 3DS in Japan this summer and is compared to the classic Dreamcast games, we wouldn't be surprised to see some web searches on good import prices.

Perhaps that's a slight exaggeration — these team members will probably just fire up their Dreamcast systems — but that comparison has been made over on Siliconera, therefore grabbing our attention.

Toriko is an anime/manga series that's already made one appearance on 3DS, with monster-raising RPG Toriko: Gourmet Monsters hitting Japan in December last year. This new entry sees you do the brawling yourself against monsters in arenas, with an emphasis on "hunting, eating, and fighting". The four player brawling madness is what prompted the Power Stone comparison.

We believe this one is very unlikely to make it West, so once again it's for eager importers only; some of team Nintendo Life, meanwhile, will console themselves with the classic Dreamcast games.


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User Comments (15)



Ralizah said:

I don't know, nobody thought Project X Zone would get localized either...
Here's hoping.



C-Olimar said:

@Ralizah Seems they can't go MUCH wrong with trying the franchise in the West. It doesn't seem too weird. Hopefully some publisher will give it a shot - probably Xseed in America. If it sells well there, then perhaps Rising Star will bring it to Europe. It's a long shot, but stranger things have happened.



Zombie_Barioth said:

If it reminds people of Power Stone that much then there very well may be a market for it. The way this game sounds reminds me a lot of Fighting Foodons. Anyone else remember that show?



Handy_Man said:

I love Power Stone! Jack is my favorite character, since he's an awesome repper who walks like a spider and all.



shonenjump86 said:

Yeah, it's on Hulu. I think there will be DVDs released too. I read the manga and I think it's pretty good.

Power Stone was a fun game. Wish Capcom would bring it back.



GrandSparkster said:

People? No.
The manga and anime deal with a world where food is the center of virtually everything, from government to riches to world peace. People like the titular character set out to create delicious meals made of ingredients from the harshest of places and, often times, the most dangerous of creatures.



TheAdza said:

I loved the Powerstone games. Why haven't they been getting the rerelease upon rerelease treatment that Capcom usually bestows upon their "beloved" franchises.

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