History VideoGame / Weaponlord

4th May '17 7:03:54 AM Ominae
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''Weaponlord'' (sometimes ''[=WeaponLord=]'') is a 1- or 2-player FightingGame originally designed for release on the UsefulNotes/{{Super Nintendo|EntertainmentSystem}} by Visual Concepts, and published by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}}. During the inception of the title, the development team also began work on a Creator/{{Sega}} [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Mega Drive/Genesis]] version and both were released in October 1995. ''Weaponlord'' [[TropeCodifier introduced many groundbreaking gameplay aspects that appear regularly today]]. In fact, James [="DJames"=] Goddard, one of the driving forces behind the game's creation and a former game designer for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'', [[http://www.gamespy.com/articles/954/954328p4.html believes that his weapons-based fighter helped inspire]] Namco's ''VideoGame/{{Soul|Series}}'' series. Also, unlike other titles, ''Weaponlord'' was not intended to replicate an arcade fighter, but built from the ground up on home consoles. This was a reverse of the normal trend, which had arcade versions being developed first, then getting ported in home consoles.

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''Weaponlord'' (sometimes ''[=WeaponLord=]'') is a 1- or 2-player FightingGame originally designed for release on the UsefulNotes/{{Super Nintendo|EntertainmentSystem}} by Visual Concepts, and published by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}}.[[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Bandai]]. During the inception of the title, the development team also began work on a Creator/{{Sega}} [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Mega Drive/Genesis]] version and both were released in October 1995. ''Weaponlord'' [[TropeCodifier introduced many groundbreaking gameplay aspects that appear regularly today]]. In fact, James [="DJames"=] Goddard, one of the driving forces behind the game's creation and a former game designer for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'', [[http://www.gamespy.com/articles/954/954328p4.html believes that his weapons-based fighter helped inspire]] Namco's ''VideoGame/{{Soul|Series}}'' series. Also, unlike other titles, ''Weaponlord'' was not intended to replicate an arcade fighter, but built from the ground up on home consoles. This was a reverse of the normal trend, which had arcade versions being developed first, then getting ported in home consoles.
4th Mar '17 6:46:04 PM WillKeaton
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* SequelHook: Zorn's endings hints at [[spoiler:[[EvilPowerVacuum a great evil]] that is [[SealedEvilInACan imprisoned]] within Zorn's very own shield]], and Jen-Tai' ending suggests that former [=DemonLord=] Raith is still alive. However''Weaponlord 2'' [[LeftHanging never came to pass]]. Goddard has expressed interest in making a ''Weaponlord'' sequel, but lacks the funding to do so.

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* SequelHook: Zorn's endings hints at shows that [[spoiler:[[EvilPowerVacuum a great evil]] that an evil spirit]] is [[SealedEvilInACan imprisoned]] within Zorn's very his own shield]], shield]] and Jen-Tai' uses its dark magic to revive the [=DemonLord=] Raith. Likewise Jen-Tai's ending suggests that former [=DemonLord=] Raith is still alive. However''Weaponlord 2'' [[LeftHanging never came to pass]]. Goddard has expressed interest in making a ''Weaponlord'' sequel, but lacks the funding to do so.
4th Mar '17 6:41:03 PM WillKeaton
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* SequelHook: Jen-Tai and Zorn's endings hint at [[spoiler:[[EvilPowerVacuum a greater evil]] that is [[SealedEvilInACan imprisoned]] within Zorn's very own shield]], but ''Weaponlord 2'' [[LeftHanging never came to pass]]. Goddard has expressed interest in making a ''Weaponlord'' sequel, but lacks the funding to do so.

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* SequelHook: Jen-Tai and Zorn's endings hint hints at [[spoiler:[[EvilPowerVacuum a greater great evil]] that is [[SealedEvilInACan imprisoned]] within Zorn's very own shield]], but ''Weaponlord and Jen-Tai' ending suggests that former [=DemonLord=] Raith is still alive. However''Weaponlord 2'' [[LeftHanging never came to pass]]. Goddard has expressed interest in making a ''Weaponlord'' sequel, but lacks the funding to do so.
4th Mar '17 6:36:35 PM WillKeaton
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* NobleDemon: Raith is an evil man, but he is also a thoroughly honorable one. Rather than leave himself open to a NiceJobBreakingItHerod, he determines to instead wait out the prophecy and call those eligible to a great tournament to fight for the position of Weaponlord. [[spoiler:He doesn't live long enough to enact this plan as he is murdered by his son Zarak, who considered Raiths warrior code too old fashioned.]]

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* NobleDemon: Raith is an evil man, but he is also a thoroughly honorable one. Rather than leave himself open to a NiceJobBreakingItHerod, he determines to instead wait out the prophecy and call those eligible to a great tournament to fight for the position of Weaponlord. [[spoiler:He doesn't live long enough to enact this plan as he is murdered by his son Zarak, who considered Raiths Raith's warrior code too old fashioned.]]
4th Mar '17 6:36:10 PM WillKeaton
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* NobleDemon: Raith is an evil man, but he is also a thoroughly honorable one. Rather than leave himself open to a NiceJobBreakingItHerod, he determines to instead wait out the prophecy and call those eligible to a great tournament to fight for the position of Weaponlord. [[spoiler:He doesn't life long enough to enact this plan as he is murdered by his son Zarak, who considered Raiths warrior code too old fashioned.]]

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* NobleDemon: Raith is an evil man, but he is also a thoroughly honorable one. Rather than leave himself open to a NiceJobBreakingItHerod, he determines to instead wait out the prophecy and call those eligible to a great tournament to fight for the position of Weaponlord. [[spoiler:He doesn't life live long enough to enact this plan as he is murdered by his son Zarak, who considered Raiths warrior code too old fashioned.]]
4th Mar '17 6:35:50 PM WillKeaton
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* NobleDemon: Zarak is an evil man, but he is also a thoroughly honorable one. Rather than leave himself open to a NiceJobBreakingItHerod [[spoiler:or rather, after the first time failed spectacularly]], he determines to instead wait out the prophecy and call those eligible to a great tournament to fight for the position of Weaponlord. [[spoiler:The backstory calls this CharacterDevelopment, as he murdered his father because he considered his warrior code too old fashioned before growing to respect it himself.]]

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* NobleDemon: Zarak Raith is an evil man, but he is also a thoroughly honorable one. Rather than leave himself open to a NiceJobBreakingItHerod [[spoiler:or rather, after the first time failed spectacularly]], NiceJobBreakingItHerod, he determines to instead wait out the prophecy and call those eligible to a great tournament to fight for the position of Weaponlord. [[spoiler:The backstory calls [[spoiler:He doesn't life long enough to enact this CharacterDevelopment, plan as he is murdered by his father because he son Zarak, who considered his Raiths warrior code too old fashioned before growing to respect it himself.fashioned.]]
4th Mar '17 6:27:55 PM WillKeaton
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* TheChosenMany: The six champions that seek to defeat Zarak in combat were all born on the night the [=DemonLord=] received word of a prophecy foretelling his demise at the hands of a child. Choosing to ignore his counsel's advice and after waiting a quarter of a century for them to mature in body, mind, and spirit, Zarak holds a tournament and decides to face his destiny head on.

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* TheChosenMany: The six champions that seek to defeat Zarak the [=DemonLord=] in combat were all born on the night of the Bloodmoon. Then [=DemonLord=] Raith received word of a prophecy foretelling his demise at the hands of a one of these children child. Choosing to ignore his counsel's advice and after waiting a quarter of a century for them to mature in body, mind, and spirit, Zarak holds a tournament and decides to face his destiny head on.so he could fight them at their strongest.
4th Mar '17 5:03:24 PM WillKeaton
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[[HonorBeforeReason Against the advice of his generals to kill the children born that night]], the [=DemonLord=] waits to face his foretold killer in fair, one on one combat. Years later Raith's demon general Zarak overthrows Raith and becomes the new [=DemonLord=]. 25 years later after the prophecy was made, Zarak holds a great tournament of champion warriors. The winner will face the demon in a final battle. The [=DemonLord=] prepares to meet his destiny head on and to destroy the [=WeaponLord=].

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[[HonorBeforeReason Against the advice of his generals lieutenants to kill the children born that night]], the [=DemonLord=] waits to face his foretold killer in fair, one on one combat. Years later Raith's the demon general Zarak overthrows Raith and becomes the new [=DemonLord=]. 25 years later after the prophecy was made, Zarak holds a great tournament of champion warriors. The winner will face the demon in a final battle. The [=DemonLord=] prepares to meet his destiny head on and to destroy the [=WeaponLord=].
3rd Mar '17 7:23:03 PM WillKeaton
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[[HonorBeforeReason Against the advice of his lieutenants to kill the children born that night]], the [=DemonLord=] waits to face his foretold killer in fair, one on one combat. Years later Raith's demon general Zarak overthrows Raith and becomes the new [=DemonLord=]. 25 years later after the prophecy was made, Zarak holds a great tournament of champion warriors. The winner will face the demon in a final battle. The [=DemonLord=] prepares to meet his destiny head on and to destroy the [=WeaponLord=].

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[[HonorBeforeReason Against the advice of his lieutenants generals to kill the children born that night]], the [=DemonLord=] waits to face his foretold killer in fair, one on one combat. Years later Raith's demon general Zarak overthrows Raith and becomes the new [=DemonLord=]. 25 years later after the prophecy was made, Zarak holds a great tournament of champion warriors. The winner will face the demon in a final battle. The [=DemonLord=] prepares to meet his destiny head on and to destroy the [=WeaponLord=].
3rd Mar '17 7:22:44 PM WillKeaton
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[[HonorBeforeReason Against the advice of his lieutenants to kill the children born that night]], the [=DemonLord=] waits to face his foretold killer in fair, one on one combat. Years later Raith's demon minion Zarak overthrows Raith and becomes the new [=DemonLord=]. 25 years later after the prophecy was made, Zarak holds a great tournament of champion warriors. The winner will face the demon in a final battle. The [=DemonLord=] prepares to meet his destiny head on and to destroy the [=WeaponLord=].

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[[HonorBeforeReason Against the advice of his lieutenants to kill the children born that night]], the [=DemonLord=] waits to face his foretold killer in fair, one on one combat. Years later Raith's demon minion general Zarak overthrows Raith and becomes the new [=DemonLord=]. 25 years later after the prophecy was made, Zarak holds a great tournament of champion warriors. The winner will face the demon in a final battle. The [=DemonLord=] prepares to meet his destiny head on and to destroy the [=WeaponLord=].
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