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.
The lovely, agile Okatsu is Nioh's 23rd boss... and one hot barefoot babe! UPDATE: Replaced video link above to a version including cutscene cinematic after the fight.
Now this is a wonderful find. The samurai-themed epic, Nioh, is being sold as a pretty demanding, Dark Souls-esque Action RPG. From what I have seen, you can only play as a male hero in this deep slasher, but there are quite a few lovely ladies in the game.
For starters, there is a barefoot ice maiden or Yuki-onna boss you face off with which was shown off some time ago. Now there's a pair of cold feet any footfan will love to warm up, heheh.
But now, I have just discovered another barefoot babe in Nioh- the sexy ninja-like beauty, Okatsu.
Still not sure about her exact role in the story, but apparently you will be facing off against Okatsu at some point as she is the 23rd boss in the game. Now, Okatsu isn't always barefooted- she wears boots as part of her usual outfit (as seen in her intro cutscene). However, when you face off with her in the boss fight above, she fights barefooted, which is awesome. Also, take note of the awesome cutscene after with some wonderful footie action from this gorgeous kunoichi. Needless to say, it is certainly a treat for foot-loving gamers! Well, we can expect no less from Team Ninja... Heheh.
I didn't have plans to get this game, but now I am seriously considering it, just to have this boss fight with this barefoot beauty. Once I do, I'll be sure to post vids on my channel. For now though, you can check out Okatsu in action in the vid above.
This Icy maiden's feet are both cold AND hot!
The upcoming samurai-themed Action RPG Nioh from Tecmo is looking awesome. With deep fighting action and punishing difficulty, this is sure to appeal to hack-and-slash fans. But thankfully, there's also some treats for foot-lovers in it as well. One of the bosses is a beautiful female ice spirit or Yuki-Onna. who is barefooted. Ala Elsa from Frozen, she even has a nice foot-stomping move that spreads her icy coldness in a wide radius. You may need to pause the cutscene vid to see her nice, icy feet, and the fast action isn't given to closeups. Still, it's nice to see some hot soles from a gorgeous lady mixed in with all those oriental creatures and mythological monsters to be faced in Nioh.
Check out the video above for some sexy, cold yet hot feet! Heheh...
The gorgeous Gal Gadot is, in my opinion, a perfect Wonder Woman. We'll be seeing her bring the iconic superheroine to life later this year. Sadly, I don't believe there will be any barefoot scenes in the movie (but who knows?), as there was in the awesome animated movie (if you haven't seen the animated Wonder Woman movie, it's a barefoot fan favorite). Still, if you want to see some shoe-less action with the lovely Miss Gadot, check out the video above.
A commercial for the Wix website company for the Superbowl, the commercial features Gal Gadot and Jason Statham as some sort of shady individuals who seem to get into brawls and action sequences wherever they go (to the slight misfortune/fortune of a hapless cook/restauranteur). In the TV spot above, they slip in a lovely scene of Gal Gadot slippin her gorgeous foot out of her high heels to engage in some melee action with some thugs. There's only that one closeup (but its awesome) and after the scenes are pretty quick, but this is still a short, sweet treat for footfans. Hey, who knows- maybe we will indeed see some barefoot action in Wonder Woman- we can always hope. For now, enjoy the video!
Tekken newcomer Katarina shows off her swimsuit body in her sexy customizable outfit.
The home version of Tekken 7 has been delayed to June 2 in order to include all the features and extras gamers demand of a home port. Thankfully, we still have hours and hours of arcade footage to check out as we wait for this inevitable awesome brawler.
One of the new fighters to look out for is the saucy, sassy Katarina Alves. A Brazilian woman who doesn't practice Capoeira (instead, she employs the French kickfighting martial art of Savate), Katarina has been described as a newbie-friendly character due to her easy-to-do moves and fighting style. She also boasts a pretty sexy unique outfit. Her Summer Dress, which normally appears as a full-on fancy party dress complete with jewelry, sandals and wide-brimmed hat, can be customized down to just the undergarments, which is basically a sexy bikini. This also leaves Katarina barefooted, which makes it one of the best outfits in the game for us footfans.
You can see the outfit in action in the video above (and also in a couple more lengthy videos in my Youtube channel's Tekken 7 playlist), so check it out. I definitely want to try out Katarina for myself as long as she wears this sexy number in combat when we get our hands on her in June. Imagine those sexy, deadly feet and soles flying at our faces... Heheh.
Sister Friede: Barefoot and badass boss.
The Dark Souls RPG series is known more for punishing, unforgiving gameplay and hardcore RPG action, but to be sure- it's a series that footfans can certainly enjoy. Aside from having the option for going barefoot the whole game, there are some barefoot babes to be found in the game, though perhaps a bit hidden. The Shrine Maiden of Firelink Shrine, for example, is actually barefoot (or, well half-barefoot with her instep guard footwear).
But perhaps the most high-profile (and newest) barefoot babe to appear in the series is Sister Friede of Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel DLC.
Though you first meet her as a non-combative NPC, it is later revealed that Sister Friede is the final boss of Dark Souls III's first DLC. She is one of the four sisters who founded the Black Church of Londor, which certainly makes her a powerful character within the mythos. Once you reach the point of no return and set off the final confrontation, Friede makes her appearance, with a nice view of her bare feet as she walks towards you resolutely, stroking her deadly scythe in anticipation of the battle.
While her face seems deliberately obscured or unfocused, we can easily see that Friede is a beautiful woman, albeit scarred with some burns (perhaps from her past attempts to link the fire). She is graceful and deadly, and certainly an opponent like no other in the series (you have to beat her THREE TIMES).
If we had our way, we'd surely not want to kill this beautiful lady, instead we'd wish to give her a nice foot massage to comfort her and pay homage to such a powerful mistress. She'd probably lop off our heads though, so it's probably not recommended. Still, Sister Friede is surely a badass boss and one of the most memorable barefoot babes in gaming. Go and meet her... if you can!
We take on KOF's newest and sexiest femme fatale.
The King of Fighters franchise has never been a good source of barefoot babes- in terms of footfan faves, SNK has few overall- usually just Mai Shiranui when she goes half-barefoot in the Real Bout games. So it was with quite a bit of excitement that I looked forward to the latest King of Fighters game- King of Fighters XIV. ONE new barefoot babe- just ONE. But, well, she's hot.
She's the sexy and seductive Luong from the Kim Team. Described as the lover of Kim's mentor Gang-Li, Luong has all the signs of a temptress- from her slinky features to her limber fighting style, this lady is no newbie and quite the player. Her outfit isn't overly skimpy- in fact, she's pretty much covered up all over- except for the parts we like- basically her toes, heels and, well, most of her soles. Her super attack (or final?) is hot as heck, and I really dig her design. Definitely hotter than Chae Lim or Momo (other barefoot babes in the whole KOF series so far), and she does give Mai Shiranui a run for her money. Here's to her appearing again in future KOFs. For now though, you can see her on the PS4 brawler (which is sporting some nicer visuals thanks to the latest patch).