Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dissidia 012 Foot Tease (Final Fantasy)

The first Dissidia Final Fantasy was an awesome, fan-service RPG on the PSP, giving Final Fantasy fans the opportunity to pit their favorite heroes and villains from the various FF titles against each other in epic combat. For us foot fans, we could certainly appreciate the hotness of barefoot villainess Cloud of Darkness. The upcoming Duodecim: Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy ups the ante by adding several new characters, one of which is teased in the game's latest trailer during the Jump Festa 2010 event. Check out the edited portion below to see some familiar, beautiful bare feet.

Hakamas? Delicate toes and soles on water? It's pretty obvious though who the mystery water walker is...

Yep, Yuna the Summoner and heroine of Final Fantasy X and X-2 will be part of the roster of the upcoming one-on-one fighter/RPG. It just shows how striking that original FFX cutscene with it's lovely, longing gaze at Yuna's beautiful feet on the water was that they have become synonymous with the character herself. Man, her feet must be amazingly beautiful and flawless to stand up to being in such scrutinized closeups. No doubt though, foot fans would worship and service these perfect peds to no end. What I'd give to be the water under those soles... heh. Here's to the hope that we'll be seeing a lot more of her lovely, worshipful feet- perhaps in the complete CG cutscene or intro from which this segment was taken, or perhaps Yuna will actually go without her unsightly boots this time around? We can only hope. Anyway, no release date yet for a US release of the game, but this is surely one to look forward to in 2011.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

More Soles and Swords to Come!

More sexy knockouts and barefoot bikini babes, hopefully!

Just this past holiday weekend, Namco-Bandai confirmed the development of a new Soul Calibur game. Driven by fan petitions online, the possibility of the classic fighting game series continuing was unsure until now. Via Twitter, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada introduced newly-appointed Soul Calibur development head Daishi Odashima, who will have the final say on how the next SC game will turn out. This is great news- the last Soul Calibur, SoulCalibur IV, is easily one of the hottest barefoot babe games you can get on consoles, with sexy character models, a roster of hot fighting babes and barefoot customization available in the Character Creation feature.

I'm hoping that at the very least, the next SC will improve the graphics even more, at the very least giving the characters' feet more attention to detail- that was one of the weak points of SCIV- while not bad by any measure, the babes' feet were clearly lacking in polygon counts and life-like textures. If SCIV's feet were as awesome as Tekken 6's, SCIV would have appealed to foot fans so much more. Here's to hot babes with hotter feet in Soul Calibur V! No release date yet- I'd say to expect this out in late 2011 or early to mid 2012.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Barefoot Bikini Babes Battle in Warriors of Elysia

Live-action Amazons duke it out in Warriors of Elysia.

Wow, this is a bit of a surprise. Some of you out there may know about a fighting game from several years back called Bikini Karate Babes, a tongue-in-cheek brawler which used digitized images of actual human performers ala Mortal Kombat. But while MK used martial artists and ninjas, BKB used... well, bikini babes. It was a funny little indie beat 'em up which didn't take itself too seriously and had quite a few lovely bikini-clad and barefoot ladies in the roster, performing silly kung-fu kicks and strikes and generally looking hot. But as comedic as the first game was, the sequel, Warriors of Elysia, ramped up the seriousness with a less humor-filled storyline of martial arts-fighting amazons waging war on their island realm. There's a fallen goddess, an army of rebels-turned-conquerors and once-mortal-opponents coming together to save their land from the upstart invaders. But really... all we need to care about is that this game is chock to the rafters with barefoot babes kicking the asses of other similarly shoeless hotties, so sign us up!

Well, trouble is, Warriors of Elysia has been in development for the past several years- I mean, this game was being developed in the same years as Metal Gear Solid 4, and it's STILL not out. You'd think a fighting game wouldn't dare come out with graphical powerhouses like Soulcalibur IV, Tekken 6 or Streetfighter IV in the market, but well, this IS an indie game and is just for PC, so they don't really care- all they need, I guess, is the support of some of the most long-standing fans (or most rabid bikini babe-hungry dudes) on the planet.

Well, anyways, any doubt that this game was just vaporware have melted away with a playable demo being available on Direct2Drive. But while a new preorder offer has been opened up, there's STILL no release date yet again... but at least you can play a teeny bit of it if you really want to. Anyways, I say just enjoy the HD demo gameplay video above, and just give this game another look once it's actually out- but I'd wager that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be out and available before that happens. Heheh...

Ibuki Tickled Artwork (Streetfighter)

Hey... is that really Don, or a midget ninja in disguise?

Here's a wonderful treat for fans of both barefoot babes and tickle enthusiasts! The above artwork of our favorite Capcom ninja girl, Ibuki, getting a soleful laugh care of her pet tanuki (raccoon) Don was posted online recently by none other than official Ibuki Udon artist Omar Dogan (Streetfighter Legends: Ibuki) himself. Done as part of a request, Mr. Dogan took care to give the artwork a light-hearted, fun feel. That certainly doesn't take anything away from the enjoyment foot fans will get from it, I'm sure.

I have to say though... darn, Ibuki's feet must be incredibly sensitive. Never mind that her soles are surely toughened and callused (but still lovely, of course) after years of ninja training... it's that she's still feeling the feather THROUGH THE CLOTH BANDAGES. Or maybe they're actually one-ply tissue? Heheh... Anyway, that's one lucky raccoon to get so close to such cute and lovely ninja toes and soles. You can check out the artwork in full-size over at Omar Dogan's Deviantart Gallery. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Top 10 Barefoot Videogame Babe Default Costumes

Yeah, the title's a bit of a mouthful, but this is indeed what it is- a list of my favorite barefoot videogame babe outfits. Now, as awesome as Character Customization in games like Soulcalibur IV, Tekken 6 and Virtua Fighter 5 allow us to strip away digital hotties' footwear to reveal perfect virtual bare feet, it's just truly a wonderful thing when a hot videogame babe is dressed in a costume that has her barefoot by default. I can just speculate that the character designers are surely foot fans themselves for dreaming up these sexy shoeless ensembles. The best barefoot outfits don't necessarily have to be scandalously skimpy, but aside from showing off the babe's hot looks and figure, it should give exceptional focus to our favorite body part. So check out this list, which by the way only includes default outfits- so no unlockable, alternate, add-on or customized outfits. Enjoy!

10. Juri Han Taekwondominatrix Costume (Super Streetfighter IV) Juri could easily have been a pretty boring design (well, at least kinda bland like KOF's Chae Lim), but fortunately Capcom's devs made her into a borderline psychotic superbitch who loves dominating her enemies with her feet- awesome. To match her supervillain persona, they gave her a provocative outfit consisting of her odd but fetching 'cow-horn' hairstyle, spider-themed top, spiked bracelets, sexy form-fitting bodysuit, teasingly-cut pantaloons and instep guards. The barely-there footwear nicely keeps the best parts of her feet exposed and bare- the front of the feet and toes, the heels and most of her soles. The whole ensemble is sexy, combat-ready and gives this vixen a unique silhouette, and nice focus to her flexible, kissable feet. Of course the best touch of the outfit? Purple-painted toenails.

9. Mai Shiranui Barefoot Instep Guard Outfit (Fatal Fury Series) The bouncy ninja girl has been around for countless installments of Fatal Fury and King of Fighters, and while her outfit generally follows the same style- skimpy red costume that shows off quite a lot of flawless skin- foot fans in particular should love the costumes she wore in Fatal Fury 3 and in the Real Bout Fatal Fury series. For footwear, instead of the usual conventional ninja tabi (toed-socks), Mai wore a new pair of less-restrictive and decidedly a lot sexier instep guards that basically had her barefoot, with the fronts and heels of her feet exposed and most of her soles touching the ground beneath. Mai would go bare for the whole of the Real Bout series (Real Bout Fatal Fury, Real Bout FF Special and Real Bout FF Special 2) and for the 3D Fatal Fury fighter on PSX, Wild Ambition. Since then, we haven't seen her toes since, even in the latest SNK fighter, KOFXIII, her latest appearance. We love ninja toes though, so we're hoping and praying that someday Mai bares her sexiest assets to us again.

8. Ibuki Ninja Dogi (Streetfighter III, Super Streetfighter IV) As flashy as Juri and Mai are, the super-cute Ibuki is understated and elusive in her baggy, monotone ninja costume. Ibuki's outfit nevertheless is quite sexy- teasing as much as it conceals and covers. What flesh she shows off gives hints of her undeniable beauty- long bangs of silky hair, bright, lively eyes, her toned shoulders and arms, a teasing, huggable bit of hip, and of course, those perfect, deadly bare toes, heels and soles, peeking from between tightly-wrapped ninja bandages. Not much adornment like Juri's nail polish or makeup, but Ibuki's refreshing good looks and bare feet au naturelle just shine through regardless. Any foot fan will surely chase this agile pixie and her mischievous, teasing feet wherever she goes.

7. Nina Williams Original P1 Outfit Back in the young days of the 3D fighting genre, one of the first barefoot babes in gaming was the lethal Nina Williams, a sexy assassin who could break bones as well as hearts. Admittedly the first generation PSX graphics couldn't render Nina as hot as she is seen nowadays as in Tekken 6, but foot fans surely fell in love with this femme fatale since she was the game's first ever barefoot babe. Nina's original P1 outfit was a sleeveless, skin-tight purple-and-blue costume with capri-length pants and an ankle brace- Nina's feet were bare and despite the low poly count sported the nice detail of red-painted toenails... sexy! Too bad that since then, while Nina has retained having a purple costume by tradition, going barefoot was lost along the way. Good thing Tekken 6 allows us to have a shoeless Nina once again, but hopefully someday we'll see Nina barefoot by default in a future Tekken game.

6. Elika's Ahura Outfit (Prince of Persia) From the very first teaser trailer of 2008's Prince of Persia reboot game, we knew it would be a foot fan favorite, thanks to the sole-first intro of new sidekick and hot barefoot babe Elika. This dusky-skinned beauty was a princess but she was as far from a parlor-sitting pansy as could be. She ran, climbed, leaped and fought alongside the new Hero step-by-step, all throughout barefoot dressed in her fetching white-and-blue capri-style pants outfit. The Prince was damn lucky to have Elika along the whole quest, too bad they didn't work out. Perhaps it would have ended differently if he gave her more foot massages and less snarky quips.

5. Tati Raku Outfit (Rise of the kasai) One very much under-appreciated gem of the PS2 age was the Mark of Kri, a barbarian-age stealth action game with almost Disney-style character designs and animations. It was the sequel, Rise of the Kasai, that gave us the luscious and lethal Tati, easily one of the hottest assassin babes in gaming. A snot-nosed kid in the previous game, ROTK saw her blossom into a darkly beautiful young woman, possessed of creepy powers thanks to her being marked by the fiendish tattoos of evil. Dark sorcery aside though, Tati was an athletic, agile beauty, acrobatic and stealthy, dressed in skimpy wear consisting of a sexy tribal top, loin-cloth and some fetchingly furry shin guards. Of course, her strong and graceful feet were bare, all the better to pad silently towards unsuspecting targets. Tati had several unlockable costumes, including an even skimpier 'Evil' outfit, but her default costume is still the hottest by far.
It's really a shame that this game didn't hit big in terms of sales, which sadly left the hot Tati in obscurity. In another world, the Mark of Kri series would have had a PS3 or Xbox360 chapter, which surely would give us a far sexier incarnation of this lethal hottie. In any case, Tati is worth the effort to get a PS2 (or a PS3 with backwards-compatibility) and a copy of ROTK. She's that freakin' hot.

4. Lara Croft Black Dress (Tomb Raider Legend) The lovely Lara Croft has tons of outfits (being a wealthy heiress helps a lot in that regard), and more than one of them are barefoot ensembles. These include her various wetsuits, a couple of casual numbers she wears around Croft Manor... and this saucy one- The Black Dress in the TRL Tokyo chapter. Though it started off as a party gown complete with high heels for a night of wining and dining, Lara immediately switched to combat mode once the heavily-armed hitmen stormed in. The guns and holsters went on, the shoes came off. From there on, Lara was a barefoot angel of death, scampering all over the place, padding silently and softly but hitting hard against the Yakuza enemy. It's awesome to note that Lara was expecting an attack- so she brought everything she needed for a deadly mission: mini-backpack, guns, holsters... and that's it! Apparently, shoes weren't a necessity at all for assaulting a crimelord's hideout. If this isn't a total sign that Lara is a foot fan's dream heroine, nothing is. It's this awesome and sexy touch that makes the Tokyo stage of Tomb Raider Legend one of the most memorable and beloved for foot fans.

3. Kaede Smith's White Dress (Killer 7) What does a professional assassin wear into battle with maniacal, demonic suicide bombers? Well, just a blood-spattered white sundress, of course! Well, that's all that's needed by Kaede Smith AKA 'Barefoot', the hot female member of the bad-ass Killer 7. Kaede was truly a foot fan's wet dream come alive on the TV screen- a slim shoeless beauty, in looks more damsel than anything else, but in actuality a lethal sniper armed with a hand cannon with a humongous scope. Her naked footsteps echoed through the strangely abandoned halls and streets of the Killer 7 world, melding with the evil laughter of the enemy Heaven Smiles. If any of the enemy was lucky enough to crawl close enough to Kaede, she'd stomp their faces in with her sexy bare soles to put them out of their misery... what a way to go! What I would give for a PS3 version of Killer 7, with a high quality CG Kaede running about, perfect feet enchanting us with every step. Suda 51, make this so!

2. Poison Ivy Jail Uniform (Batman: Arkham Asylum) The veggie vixen Poison Ivy AKA Pamela Isely isn't known for lavish wardrobes- her best outfits in the comics are simply leaves covering her private parts and little else- the best artists render her barefoot so her soles touch the earth like the roots of her plants. Fortunately this is the way she is portrayed in Arkham Asylum, the only addition to her leafy lingerie being a skimpy shirt top- the one article of clothing marking her as an inmate of Arkham Asylum. Oh, and of course red toenail polish. It's minimalist, it's damn hot, and well, actually, only Ivy can really pull this off but hey, just look at her and tell me that's not awesome.

1. Lara Croft Wetsuit (Tomb Raider Underworld) Throughout her long career and many missions, Lara has had multiple wetsuits. Of all of these sexy, invariably barefoot outfits, the black-and-yellow wetsuit from Tomb Raider Underworld, with it's bikini cut bottom wonderfully showing off Lara's perfect butt, legs and bare feet more than any of the previous rubber suits, is surely the best in the whole series. Man, isn't it awesome that Lara just doesn't feel the need for bulky air tanks? Or flippers? Even better, you also get to see Lara traipsing around in this hot suit almost immediately after first booting up TRU.
Throughout a leisurely Mediterranean dive, to a romp through a Kraken's lair (where Lara's soles nicely gets a bit dirty as she runs around) and beyond, Lara's running around barefoot and we're loving every hot angle of it thanks to TRU's nicely compliant camera. Lastly, it's in this wetsuit that Lara spends another barefooted assault on a heavily-armed enemy stronghold. Obviously, most of those mercenary thugs were too dazzled by the sight of Lara's hot feet and legs to effectively counterattack.
While many even skimpier bikinis are also available in TRU (Xbox360 only) via DLC, the default wetsuit is truly the one barefoot outfit that once again solidifies the incomparable Lara Croft as the foot fan's true game goddess.

So that's it! Here's to more barefoot babes to come in the next waves of games to come in the near and far future. Just how hot will our CG sirens be with graphics, animations and gaming advancing every month, every year? Anatomically-correct feet, super-realistic cloth... the future of barefoot babes in games looks bright indeed!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Nina Williams: Femme Feetale (Tekken 6)

Nina stomps and grinds Asuka with her Twisted Mind (and sexy foot).

Lately I've been in a mood for sexy, deadly blonde femme fatales. With due respect (and worship) to my current Tekken 6 main and also stunning golden-haired hottie, Lili Rochefort, when you say 'Femme Fatale' in Tekken, you really mean just one babe in particular... and that's Nina Williams. Nina's always been a favorite of mine. These days, I really don't use Nina as much- her moves and style are just a bit out of my speed, but I still love her to pieces, and with just a bit of practice I can still kick ass with her. Still, she's the original barefoot babe in the Tekken series (in the first game), and really, is the First Lady of the Iron Fist Tournament as a whole- sort of a nasty, anti-heroine equivalent to SF's Chun-Li. Strangely enough, both she and Chun have similar traits- they both have been deemed worthy enough to star in spin-off media (Chun-li in that awful live-action movie, while Nina in her own solo action game) that eventually proved to be of dubious quality. Nina just isn't hero material, I think... the last thing that fans and true admirers of Nina would want her to be is a goody-two shoes girl scout. We love her simply because she can kick ass incredibly well, and looks even more incredible while she's at it.

Another view of the hot, foot-to-face action.

In any case, Nina's easily one of the hottest videogame babes around. There's a truly intoxicating mix and appeal of her teasing, dominatrix femme fatale personality and angelic beauty- a combination as deadly as her own use of Aikido and bone martial arts. Oh, and of course, there are her utterly gorgeous soles and toes that foot fans will surely welcome getting stomped by. I've always wished that the Tekken designers would have kept her having a barefoot outfit since the first game, but sadly all they kept consistent was her having a purple outfit. I'm still hoping that someday she gets another default barefoot costume, perhaps a remake of her original P1 costume. We just need a foot fan to get into Katsuhiro Harada's team. Somehow, someway! In any case, I can't complain that we can customize Nina shoeless in Tekken 6, along with several other of the hottest babes in the game.

And so, here's aTekken 6 KO vid showing off Nina doing what she does best- dominating the competition and crushing them under her divine soles with her Twisted Mind move. This footstomp and grind is something Nina shares with another hot fighting game blonde, Sarah Bryant, but nicely while the VF babe only does this in an intro cutscene, Miss Williams can do it in-game.

Nina's Twisted Mind and sexy feet crushes the competition.

The great thing as well for Nina being a bit of a bad girl particularly in Tekken 6... barefoot villainesses ROCK. It's all the hotter when they are knocked out, rendered helpless and unconscious. Luckily, while many barefoot femme fatales tend to explode, vanish, dissolve or otherwise self-destruct when they're defeated, Nina's usually left lying unconscious on the ground, her sleepy bare soles inviting the victor to ogle and appreciate their prize. Yep, indeed, Nina's as hot taking KOs as well as dishing them out.

An assassin's soles... exposed!

Nina looks so angelic and peaceful... when she's asleep.

So here's a vid of just that- Nina going out like a light and lying unconscious at her opponent's feet. These instances of Nina so vulnerable are a bit rare though, so enjoy this while it lasts... she'll surely grab your head in a leglock if you tarry too long.

Nina's as hot going out as she is dealing out the pain.

I really can't get enough of this barefoot assassin, so it's great that Tekken 6 lets us all enjoy her hotness and sexy feet as much as we want. Hopefully the upcoming Tekken games will give us even more opportunities to ogle her perfect soles and deadly legs even more. For now, keep dreaming of this femme fatale and her deadly-sexy feet!

Keep dreaming of this bad girl's feet on your face, all over the place.