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.