Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tekken 7: Barefoot Customizations So Far...

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Tekken 7 has at least one barefoot customization for each girl...

Tekken 7's home version is less than three weeks away, and the wait is excruciating! However, footfans can take heart that this game at the very least should deliver with what we always look for in a good fighter- Barefoot Customization for our favorite babes. Now, unlike the previous Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken 7 promises to deliver this, with at least one costume- the full body Tropical Bikini, which is common to all the female characters, allowing for a sexy, barefoot look. However, that's not all, folks... at least several of the girls come with an additional and unique barefoot option for a different shoeless outfit.

As we've already seen previously in MANY arcade videos, Lili received months ago as part of the Kiwami Campaign in Japanese arcades a barefooted lower body item called the 'Bikini Skirt'. This scandalously short bit of cloth is easily the sexiest lower body customization, and quite fitting for the leggy princess. Some time later, Alisa Bosconovitch also got a similar item, also a barefooted skirted bottom (AFAIK it is either called 'Fairy Skirt' or also a Bikini Skirt).

We've also seen that Katarina Alves, the sassy newcomer, has a pretty sexy Summer Dress outfit which looks like a cocktail dress complete with high heels and hat, but we've seen that it can be dressed down to just the lingerie or a two-piece swimsuit/bikini which is nicely shoeless.

Most recently though, it has come to light that two more of the new female fighters- namely Lucky Chloe and Josie Rizal, have in their wardrobes a 'P1 Barefoot' option, which is literally a shoeless version of their default outfits' bottoms. The pic above shows off the customs quite nicely, with color-edited variants.

As for the rest, sadly we are not entirely sure. Unfortunately, it seems that Nina Williams so far has no 'Pi Barefoot' option. Not sure if the other ladies (Asuka, Master Raven, Kazumi) have them or not. But as mentioned earlier, all the girls can be barefoot in the Tropical Bikini outfit (which may need to be unlocked in the home version of the game).

As a final note- Leo Kliesen, whom I am yet again not entirely sure is female or retconned male, has a male-style old-fashioned swimsuit where he/she is barefoot, but it really isn't very pleasing... unless you really, really like Leo and her(?) very boyish figure. Huh.

Anyway, it's not all perfect, but I can very well say I am looking forward to Tekken 7. Hopefully it will give as much barefoot babe action and titillation as Streetfighter V and DOA5LR have given us in the past several months. As this being the one Tekken game we'll be having from here on into the near and foreseeable future- I do hope so.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Tiona and Tione Hiryute (DanMachi Gaiden: Sword Oratorio)



Anime is almost certainly synonymous with fan service- though admittedly in my experience good fan service for foot fans like me aren't always easy to find. Anime tends to gravitate their attention to boobs or butts, or panty shots. While I enjoy panchira as much as the next hentai, it is beyond frustrating to watch awesomely sexy anime like Agent AIKA which has so much silky fan service but seldom any bared soles or toes in sight. And so it is when I find anime that has barefoot babes in it, I celebrate quite a bit.

Here's a recent and probable gem- a new anime series, DanMachi Gaiden: Sword Oratorio has just debuted. Based on a series of light novels, this is a light-hearted fantasy adventure series in the RPG overtones, complete with over the top spells, character classes and levels for each of the characters and monsters that explode into nothingness upon death. Our focus here is on the lovely pair of exotic and irresistible Amazons, Tiona and Tione Hiryute. Though they aren't the main characters, they are onscreen for a good part of the time which is not a surprise because they're HOT. Scantily-dressed and barefoot, these two veteran adventurers are also as kick-ass as they are sexy.

Of course, it's Tiona who's my favorite- she is the more tomboyish of the pair, with shorter, slightly messy hair and a very slim chest (yes, they focus her assets on her sexy legs and quite formidable, bare feet), her sexy feet are often the points of interest as she leaps about or give the occasional killer kick.
Her sister, Tione, the long-haired and big-boobed beauty, often teases Tiona for her modest breasts, but I can say quite readily flat chests and sexy feet are a killer combination, and I'm sure foot fans aplenty will be scrambling in line to worship Tiona's perfect peds.

Episode 1 of Sword Oratorio has quite a few scenes with Tiona in footie action, which leads me to believe that the anime/manga makers have us foot fans in mind with her and Tione. I'm certainly going to collect this series as it goes on- which hopefully will be for a good duration. Check out the video above and see the sexy fan service action for yourself!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sister Friede (Dark Souls III)


One of the toughest bosses in Dark Souls III is one hot barefoot babe!

In the world of From Software's awesome RPG, Dark Souls III, there are several beautiful barefoot muses to break the monotony of shriveled undead, misshapen monsters and flaming demons. You've got the lovely, nameless Firekeeper (who is at least half-barefoot thanks to her Real Bout-ish footguards) and the ethereal Yorshka. But I say the best barefoot waifu in Dark Souls III is none other than the lovely final boss of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC expansion, Sister Friede.

Appearing first as a friendly (or at least non-combative) NPC you meet in the new painted world, Friede seems to be nothing more than a harmless priestess or nun-like figure inside a decrepit church. But careful piecing together of various clues and events all around this decaying, ruinous realm reveals far more. Friede was once Elfriede, one of the three Sisters who founded the Sable Church of Londor- a powerful personage indeed. But for some reason, she forsook her former rank and land, coming into the world of Ariandel and soon making her place in it. When the Ashen One comes, he/she is a threat to the status quo that Friede is ready to defend... to the death and beyond if need be.

You can tell, the devs have footfans at heart with this lovely femme fatale. When she appears in the cutscene for the final boss fight, the first we see of her are her beautiful, bare feet- the slappy, padding sound of her soles approaching with soft menace. Afterwards is a three-part battle to the finish against a deadly opponent who is as graceful as she is lethal.

I have to admit, after Sister Friede fell for the third and last time, a bit of me died with her. I didn't want to end her- instead I wished I could have persuaded her to relent and let Ariandel be reborn in flames. Instead I would have worshipped her myself, pledging myself to her service as Vilheim her knight did... and I'd give her foot massages all day and all night, as only an undead Unkindled could.
But alas, fell she did and vanished from sight... at least until I find her again in New Game Plus (or, I could just watch the video feature above heheh)...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cheetah Gameplay and Breakdown (Injustice 2)


The REAL Cat Woman is my favorite in this superhero brawler.

The Injustice series has never been a franchise I've been too interested in- videogame developer Netherrealm doesn't have a good track record with barefoot babes. They seem to be more interested in blood and gore with the Mortal Kombat franchise than anything else. So it was with quite a bit of pleasant surprise that I am finding myself looking forward to Injustice 2.

One of the main reason is finally, the inclusion of a sexy barefoot femme fatale in the roster for us foot fans to get behind... Cheetah! This feral but also strangely classy (nice English accent) villainess is pretty hot- amazing body, quite sexy 'jungle girl' outfits and a beautiful, acrobatic fighting style. As we can see in the breakdown video above, she is quite formidable with her fast attacks and distance-closing moves. In terms of familiar appeal, I think she seems to be a nice throwback to 'Flesh Pit' Mileena, Netherrealm's only other previous barefoot female character in their past games... thankfully, even with her somewhat bestial look, Cheetah is far, far prettier than the bandaged Tarkatan villainess.

Of course, while I certainly can see myself cuddling up to Cheetah's sexy feet (just keep those clawed toes nice and calm) and keep her peacefully purring, we had better be careful to keep ourselves getting scratched. A nice continuous foot massage may calm this savage beauty. Heh.

It still remains to be seen if there will be more barefoot babes in Injustice 2... I am hopeful at least that Poison Ivy will get a barefoot alternate costume, but even if we don't- well, Cheetah is ready to pounce into our footfan hearts. Injustice 2 is coming in late May.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Rapunzel's Back in Tangled: Before Ever After!



It won't take a genius to figure out that one of my all-time favorite Disney animated films is 2010's Tangled. I fell in love with it at first sight with the teaser vids showing the adorable Rapunzel (voiced and performed by Mandy Moore). But after watching the movie itself, it became my forever fave. Aside from the wonderful story, the absolutely stunning animation (and yes, Rapunzel's cute bare feet are perhaps the best-animated peds I've seen in a CG flick) there was Rapunzel herself- such a lovable and engaging heroine, and the music, while understated, was sublime.

Well, good news for me and other Tangled fans then- about seven years after we saw Rapunzel and Eugene live to happily ever after, we get MORE. Premiering last March 10 was an original Disney animated movie entitled Tangled: Before Ever After. The film is set after the events in Tangled, but before the wedding shown in the CG animated short, Tangled Ever After (hence the Before...). I have to admit I was totally disappointed by Ever After- Rapunzel was barely in it (the stars were her sidekicks Pascal and Maximilian), and we were also in suspense to know if she, like many other barefoot princesses in past Disney flicks- became domesticated and started wearing shoes.

Well, wonder no more! Tangled Before Ever After reveals that going barefoot seems to be part and parcel of Rapunzel's personage, even without her magical, golden tresses. But then, as events unfold, her short, brown locks are soon transformed once again into the magical blonde cascade that we all now and love. From there on, it's a nice adventure that only opens up even more stories to come as the movie serves as the prelude for Tangled: The Series, of which Disney has already approved at least two seasons of!


The Return of the Hair!

 Some things remain the same- pretty much most of the voice actors from the original film return. However, it's quite obvious that there has been at least one major change- the animation style. Tangled Before Ever After and the upcoming series are both in traditional 2D animation. However, the character and feel of the original are retained since the lead animation designer is Claire Keane, the same artist who worked on and did Rapunzel's in-movie art and paintings.

 Suffice to say, even in 2D, everyone pretty much retains what we love about them in the original- perhaps Rapunzel's feet are obviously not as detailed as before, but it's nice to see that they kept them, instead of copping out and having her wear suddenly wear shoes (like they did with Pocahontas, Esmeralda and Kida)- Rapunzel's bare feet after all represent her innocence and sense of adventure. Perhaps when she's older, settled down and married, maybe then she'll put on shoes and live quietly. But that's NOT anytime soon. HEHEH.



Tangled: The Series begins airing on Disney Channel late March.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Streetfighter V: Kolin Barefoot Battle Costume (Mod by BrutalAce)


Streetfighter V's newest babe shows some sole thanks to our top modder.

In case you haven't been keeping up to date with Streetfighter V (AKA the foot-loving PC gamer's fighting game of choice), the roster just got updated with the addition of a new fighter- Kolin, the 'Phantasm of Snow and Ice'.

Kolin isn't totally a new character- she first came out a long time ago as a non-playable character in Streetfighter III Third Strike, appearing alongside the game's final boss, Gill. A member of the Illuminati organization, she was then apparently his secretary or assistant. Well, time has been good to the lady, as her role as since been extended. First appearing in the guise of Helen in SFV's Story Mode, she has since been revealed with her true identity and powers as a full-fledged fighter among the many world warriors.

Aside from being a killer blonde with a hot bod, Kolin comes with skill in the martial art of Sistema ('The System' in Russian), a grappling style of combat. Her main ability though is the ability to use ice and frost, freezing her opponents and stabbing at them with deadly icicles. Sexy sub-zero? Perhaps! Her powers of course come from her master, Gill (who himself uses both fire AND ice).

Kolin comes with several outfits- two are her usual 'Russian' winter-themed outfits with the distinct furred hat. Her 'Battle Costume' is a stealth/special ops wetsuit and finally her sexy secretary look from Third Strike is her 'Nostalgia' outfit. I had hoped that her wetsuit at least would have been barefoot out of the box, but I guess I gave Capcom's devs too much credit.

Thankfully though, our top modder, BrutalAce, has already started on a mod to de-boot the sexy Illuminati agent, starting with her Battle Costume. As you can see in the video above,  the mod is already playable but according to BA it's just 95 percent complete- so perhaps a bit more finessing is required before its released.
In any case, seeing it in action, I'm already stoked. The feet models (apparently she is using the same feet as Cammy?) suit her perfectly, and look pretty much as if she never had boots to begin with. I am sure her other outfits will eventually get the same treatment (at the very least her Nostalgia outfit, I hope) but already, I am seeing a lot of enjoyment to be had with Miss Kolin. Certainly not the prettiest girl, but she is certainly sexy and has that irresistible bad girl appeal. I'm sure footfans will enjoy having her press her cool, fleshy soles into their faces. Heheh.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cheetah, Poison Ivy (Injustice 2)


Finally Netherrealm realizes every good fighting game needs hot ladies.

Truth be told, I've never been much of a fan for Netherrealm's games. It seems they don't have a sense for showing off fan service or sex appeal as much as they do showing off gore or sausage fests. In fact, it's pretty much a given that female characters in NR games like the Mortal Kombat series are mannish and rather unattractive. Well, thankfully some sense seems to finally be making its way into these devs, as lately they've been fixing their female characters to look GOOD. Not great yet, mind you, but at least they look good.

Yesterday, they released this sexy 'Here come the ladies' trailer for Valentine's Day, showcasing a femme fatale foursome of DC not-damsels. The fighters include the aforementioned Poison Ivy, Catwoman (who was in the previous Injustice), Black Canary (who had her own trailer) and, surprisingly, The Cheetah.

Now, coming into this I had high hopes for Dr. Pamela Isley, AKA Poison Ivy. She has often been portrayed in the past as a barefoot Nature Goddess, dressed quite skimpily in leaves and going down-to-earth with no footwear. Unfortunately, the NR devs have gone with the more vampy version, having a more manufactured costume and boots with heels. Bummer!

But as if to balance out this disappointment, lo and behold we get a sexy, savage barefoot babe in the form of the feral Cheetah. Thankfully, they held back on making her too much of a furry, and her hand and feet are perfectly human except for the slightly sharper nails. The outfit is a skimpy, jungle girl look and I have to say I am digging her acrobatic moves and animations. I'm a footfan, not a furry fan, but Cheetah is definitely hot, from head to toe to voice. She's certainly enough reason for me to look forward to this superhero brawler.

Now, I'm not giving up entirely on Poison Ivy- I am still hoping that there will be alternate outfits to give her the barefoot, au natural look footfans know and love. And perhaps there will be other barefoot babes to come in the future for this fighting game? We'll wait and see. For now though, color me hopeful for this game's release in May.