Write what you are looking for and press enter to begin your search!

Logo
live-news-icon

Live News

Invincible Spider-Man Crossover Not Happening, Says Creator: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // The Live-Action Naruto Movie Gets Shang-Chi Director: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Age Of Empires 2 Victors And Vanquished DLC Adds 19 New Scenarios Next Month: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here
post-16 post-13

Celebrating The Most Spectacular Resurrections In Video Game History

Article originally published on 30th May 2018. Since it’s Easter now, we’re pushing this forward.

It kinda sucks that the dead can’t come back to life, but then again we might be in a world crisis ala Torchwood. Still, we’re content with just our game franchises coming back from a long hiatus or rest; the kind that’s longer than 3 days. At the same time, there are revivals we don’t need, like the ones pulled off by enemies that resets all the hard work you’ve done.

This feature is our way of exploring the double-edged sword of resurrections. Whether it’s the top 5 moves that bring people back from the dead or the top 5 franchise revivals after laying dormant for years, here are our picks.

Moves

Gill’s Super Art (Street Fighter III)

gill

The bane of every player, be it casual or hardcore. On the hardest difficulty setting where you have to be on-point with your parries and footsies, Gill can wreck any person’s day with his Level 3 Resurrection. When he’s not doing a screen-clearing attack, he’ll just let you take a few shots at him, then saves his meter for that second wind.

Arch-Vile’s Skill (Doom 2, Doom Eternal)

This special albino demon is the bane of most Doom 2 players. Not only can he perform an unavoidable-when-in-plain-sight burning attack, he can also resurrect nearby enemies back to full health. In a game where you need to kill as many of these blighters as possible before getting overrun, he just undoes all your hard work.

His 2020 iteration isn’t any better. In fact, it’s arguably worse.

Eff this guy.

Anubis Priest Guy’s Ritual (Assassin’s Creed: Origins)

aco_pharaoh

You get to fight new kinds of enemies in AC:O’s DLC episode called Curse of the Pharaoh: The Anubis afterlife Guards. They come in standard medium and heavily-shielded flavours, but they also have a priest with them. These buggers usually resurrect any dead guard they see.

Fortunately, their revival animation is rather long, which gives you ample time to shiv them. In a cluster muck situation, they can do more harm if left unchecked.

The First 2 Minutes (Altered Beast)

Okay, so this isn’t a move you can pull off. But still: that voice back in the 80s brought chills down every retro gamer’s spine.

Mercy’s Resurrection (Overwatch)

mercy_resurrect

Once this move used to be an Ultimate that brings players back to life in an Overwatch game. Now it’s a single-target skill with cooldown. Even with these nerfs, Mercy’s revival skill is arguably the biggest reason she is a top pick in competitive Overwatch teams.

Are we done here? Now let’s go to…

Franchises

DMC: Devil May Cry

dmc

More like a spectacular resurrection that spectacularly failed. Dante gets black hair, and gets talented devs Ninja Theory working on it. And when it’s played at 60fps it is fun and exhilarating. Weapon switching mechanic works well in the fighting; a bit cerebral in nature.

A pity its fanbase did not care for it. The game was an awesome step in the right direction. Though part of its dialogue could use a bit more work…

Mega Man 9

Mm9jp

The blue bomber made his return in 2009 on the Wii after a very long hiatus. He needed it since his past games have been average at best. Not the spin-off series though; those were actually decent. We’re talking about the original Blue Bomber; that classic 8-bit action and level design using late 2000 sensibilities.

And it was well-received! The game was challenging but fair, the music is catchy, and the Robot Masters were all cool. Even if they made the only female Robot Master weaksauce. Why no love for water-based Robot Masters, yo?

Marvel vs Capcom 3

The hypest comeback in the history of ever; yes, even better than Street Fighter IV. Imagine if your favourite fighting game was on hiatus since 2000. Before that awesome teaser in 2010, we had to wait for 10 friggin’ years. 10. Friggin’. Years.

And when the reveals dropped, we were filled with so much joy. Deadpool and Dante. Tron Bonne. She-Hulk. Amaterasu from Okami. Viewtiful friggin’ Joe teaming up with Amaterasu. Truly this was the crossover we wanted as comic book fans and video game aficionados.

And what do we get as a follow-up six years later? This.

Screen-Shot-2017-06-26-at-12.35.49-PM

Go home, Capcom. You’re clearly drunk. That silliness aside, what miraculous acts of coming back from the dead have we missed out? Let us know!

Top image credit: Freakingnews.com

Related News

post-07
The 10 Best Avatar: Legend of Korra Episodes That Define The Series

Whenever someone brings up Avatar, they quickly think The Last Airbender, the best episodes, great character moments, and so forth. When you bring up...

post-07
Are The New Genting SkyWorlds Rides Worth The Drive?

We at Kakuchopurei usually cover games, movies, tech and pop culture stuff. Once in a while though, we take the opportunity to delve into something mo...

post-07
Star Wars Andor Episode 5 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

The fifth episode of Star Wars Andor is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar Malaysia. I’ll be discussing heavy spoilers so if you haven’t seen it or ...

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment(1)

  1. Our Favourite Bunnies & Rabbits Of Video Games – KAKUCHOPUREI.COM

    April 20, 2019 at 9:01 am

    […] also means it’s time for us at Kakuchopurei to talk about our favourite bunnies. We’ve tackled resurrection last year, so let’s go for something more […]

Tournament Tool Kit

Kakuchopurei Community

Popular Posts

post-17
Introducing The Kakuchopurei YouTube Membership Program!
post-17
Foamstars: The Best Characters To Play
post-17
Honkai Star Rail 2.0: Black Swan Best Build & Team
post-17
Palworld: All The Guides You Need For 2024’s Surprise Survival Game Hit
post-17
How To Find & Fight Katsuhiro Harada In Tekken 8
post-17
Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown Walkthrough & Guide
post-17
The Best Game Music Of 2023
post-17
Delicious In Dungeon Starts The New Year Tastefully
post-17
The Games Of 2024: Our Picks & Highlights
post-17
Kakuchopurei SEA Indie Game Awards & Appreciation 2023
post-17
Kakuchopurei’s Best Games Of 2023
post-17
Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Tier List | The First Few Weeks
post-17
Main Game: How To Watch Malaysia’s Premiere Video Game Show Created By Kakuchopurei & RTM
post-17
Marvel’s What If…? Crew Explains Why They Went 3D Over 2D & A Scrapped Episode That Was Too Close To GOTG 3
post-17
Hawkeye Episode 6 Finale Easter Eggs & Breakdown
post-17
We Talk To Hayden Christensen About Star Wars, Sequels, & Prequels
post-17
Sea Of Stars Might Get DLC Post-Launch
post-17
The Book Of Boba Fett Episode 7 Breakdown & Easter Eggs Explained