|I wonder if he uses those to stir his coffee?|
First, the news! I contacted Ed Roman, the CEO of Ghostfire Games, last week, and asked if Rage of the Gladiator was going to be getting a WiiWare demo. Ed replied they had just submitted the Rage of the Gladiator demo to Nintendo for approval, and it should be out, "in the next couple of months".
Ed said the WiiWare demo will feature the first three bosses from Rage of the Gladiator(Tagon, Horlan the Crusher, and the Sea Witch), and I'm assuming they will be from the game's normal mode. When I asked if any offense/defense/magic attacks would be unlocked for players to try, Ed replied, "Users will be able to use the tech tree up until that point."
I think this will give players interested in the game, a very good idea of what they can expect and look forward to with the full version of Rage of the Gladiator. If the demo plays like the regular version, players should be able to access at least fifteen different "skills" with a few play-throughs, including five "special attacks".
Nagano - I've recorded and uploaded several videos of boss battles from Rage of the Gladiator, even one trailer that shows all the bosses in the game very briefly. However, I have not shown a full battle against Nagano, until today! Nagano is a masked mercenary, trained in martial arts. He brings several varying attacks to the arena, and like the other bosses in Rage of the Gladiator, you must be quick on your toes(coffee helps!) when fighting him.
Here's a video of me battling Nagano in Rage of the Gladiator's "Normal mode" using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls...SPOILER Warning - This is a FULL battle against Nagano with special attacks, if you don't want to see an entire battle from Rage of the Gladiator, don't watch the full video!
If you are interested in Rage of the Gladiator, you can purchase it directly off the Wii's Shop Channel, or by purchasing and using points off of a Nintendo Wii/DSi Points Card(shown below):