| July 14, 2019|
July 14, 2019
July 14, 2019
July 14, 2019
|Genre(s)|| 3D Platformer
|Media Included|| Blu-ray Disc|
|Available Input|| DualShock 4|
Xbox One/360 Controller
The V2's V-Raptor
Not to be confused with a user of the same name. It's not a self-insert game, you frick!
Tigzon (Japanese: ティグゾン) is a 3D action-adventure, platformer game, published and developed by Sohnix, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and the V2 set to be released on June 14, 2019. It is the first installment in the Tigzon series, chronicling the adventures of a 16-year old teenager named Tai Z. Takara who obtained an ancient Zon Crystal to transform into a powerful spirit named Tigzon.
- Main article: Tigzon/Plot
Taking place in Zahara, a fictional country inspired by Dubai, and Tokyo, the story revolves around Tai Z. Takara, a not-so-good teenager who just attended the ANTIC Academy of Technology. On his 16th birthday only to reveal that his gift from his uncle, Dr. Yoko Hyundai is an ancient Zon Crystal which allows him to transform into a powerful spirit, named Tigzon.
The world is in danger, as an overlord Majarr enters the real world, with the help of evil business tycoon Mr. Matin Maximum. With his new spirit companion, Tai must learn how to handle newfound mysterious power, and to face his challenges against demonic deeds.
Tigzon is described as a "Sonic Meets Bayonetta" game which mixes between a 3D fast-pacing platformer, action-adventure and beat-em up games. When controlling Tigzon, he can speed dash and uses combo moves (similar to how fighting games uses combo moves like King of Fighters and Street Fighter) to defeat big enemies and bosses as well as going through obstacles such as corkscrews, loop-the-loops, hills, ramps and Ninja Gaiden's wall jump.
The player character has a health point meter, similar to Freedom Planet, another Sonic-inspired game, in which it can refill the meter by collecting the crystals, which symbolized as 虎 (which means Tiger in Chinese). The 虎 crystals can be found by hitting the enemies or finding them throughout levels. Being hit by enemies' and bosses' attacks reduces the character's health, and a life is deducted when no health remains. If all lives are lost, a game over screen appears; however, the player may freely restart from the save point. Extra lives can be found within levels, as can uses power-ups like the shields and invincibility.
Items and Power-ups
Tigzon was originally going to be a pitch idea for a remastered version of the Sonic Adventure series called "Sonic Adventure 1+2 Remastered" but Sega, however, denied the project from Sohnix. The team started to recreate the project without success and started creating their own characters, inspired by the Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. Aside from Sonic the Hedgehog, Tigzon also took inspirations from Japanese anime such as Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Hunter X Hunter, JoJo's Bizzare Adventure, Shaman King, a 2003 American animated series Teen Titans, and video game franchises such as Mega Man X, Klonoa, and Bayonetta.
Tigzon was originally going to be a 2D Metroidvania-style platformer but was changed into a 3D action-adventure platform with open-world environments, taking inspirations from the Sonic Adventure series.
|Tai Z. Takara (a.k.a Taha Zayed Takara)||The main protagonist of the game. Tai Z. Takara (Taha Zayed Takara) is a trouble-making teenage boy and an adopted son of his aunt, Lara Zahra, who just attended the ANTIC Academy of Technology. He obtained his first ancient Zon Crystal as his birthday gift to transform into a powerful spirit, known as Tigzon. He uses this newly found spirit to use for combat and performs speed and acrobatic move.
When he was a child, his parents were killed by a mysterious entity. His aunt kept a secret from Tai to avoid his past.
|Tigzon||Tigzon (or Tigzon the TigerStar) is tiger-like Zon spirit and a transformation of Tai Z. Takara, who use his abilities to perform speed and combat. He is a titular protagonist of the series who was trapped in a Zon crystal by Majarr.|
|Anna "Ani" Polar||Anna “Ani” Polar is Tai’s childhood friend and a genius mechanic, who helps buildmost of the gadgets and other inventions. She is a shy and tomboyish teenage girl who often finds herself very kind to her friends. She also has a secret crush on Tai Z. Takara though she tends to hide from him.|
|Spinix||Spinix is Ani’s penguin-like robot pet who is considered as a comic relief. Sometimes being smart, he tends to be clumsy and silly with his situations, especially when encountering dangerous species.|
|Roki "Ro" Mocker||Roki is Tai's friend and one of his classmates. He is a very chill and calm person who love making music, related to hip-hop/rap music and creating videos like Tai, he can transform into a powerful spirit named Korimo.|
|Lara Zahra||Tai's adoptive mother|
|Dr. Yoko Hatsuni||A goofy scientist and Ro's father|
|The Puffies||A cute little ball-like creatures with ears that can be found in some areas.|
|Mr. Matin Maximum||???|
- There is a Sploder game counterpart simply called "Tigzon", which had 4 games. Click the link here.
|Tai Z. Takara • Tigzon (character) • Anna "Ani" Polar • Spinx • Roki "Ro" Mocker|
|Lara Zahra • Dr. Yoko Hyundai|
|King Majarr • Dr. Martin Maximan • ANTIC Corporations|