Serpent Master EX 6 Compendium (WIP) Oct 23, 2018 10:40:08 GMT -6 Captain Terryn, Nashua, and 10 more like this
Post by Saizomaru on Oct 23, 2018 10:40:08 GMT -6
What Is Serpent Master?
Serpent Master is a tournament fighter game that was first established in the year 2822 under the name "Serpent Fighter". Serpent Fighter was created by the President of Baotendo, Mr. Miyasaki. The game follows Bing Gan, the series' main character, as he travels the world fighting strong opponents and putting a stop to the evil plans of the game's main villain(s).
Serpent Fighter was developed over a period of four years, lead by Mr. Miayasaki, who took the position of Head Director and Producer, and a team of twenty game developers as well as the expertise of various martial arts instructors from around the world. The game was first launched in arcades to the praise of fans and critics alike due to its simple yet engaging gameplay.
The main form of praise was its character roster. Instead of fictional characters as other games would often have, Serpent Fighter incorporated real life fighters from around the world, and even off-world, for their roster. As the world of martial arts was becoming ever-increasingly popular and with such big names in their title, Serpent Fighter became the most popular game ever, reaching record sales of over 300,000 arcade units sold. When it was released on their own Baotendo Mii, it sold over 300 million copies.
The immense commercial and critical success of Serpent Fighter led to high demand for a sequel. In 2828, Serpent Fighter 2 was released to almost perfect scores. The franchise continued repeated success with the release of more sequels:
• Super Serpent Fighter 2 (2832)
• Super Serpent Fighter 2: Champion Edition (2836)
• Super Serpent Fighter 2: The New Warriors (2841)
• Super Serpent Fighter 2 Turbo (2845)
• Super Serpent Fighter 2 Gold (2849)
• Hyper Serpent Fighter 2 (2856)
• Serpent Fighter Zero (2867)
• Serpent Fighter Zero 2 (2871)
• Serpent Fighter Zero 3 (2875)
• Sepent Fighter 3 (2888)
• Super Serpent Fighter 3 (2893)
• Super Serpent Fighter 3: Second Strike (2897)
• Super Serpent Fighter 3: Third Force (2902)
• Serpent Fighter 4 (2916)
• Super Serpent Fighter 4 (2920)
• Ultra Serpent Fighter 4 (2923)
• Serpent Fighter 4: Master Edition (2928)
• Serpent Fighter 5 (2942)
• Ultra Super Fighter 5 (2946)
Despite repeated success, Serpent Fighter was beginning to lose appeal due to not only the repetition of the same formula and slight engine tweaks, but also due to the Video Game Market Crash. In 2951 the global video game market was beginning to fail due to the public perception of games becoming more watered down, more homogenous in order to make a quick buck. The increased practice of loot boxes, paid DLC, game-locked DLC and locking game-changing items and bonuses behind paywalls disenfranchised the consumer base, and Baotendo was no exception to this. In 2958, Serpent Fighter 6 was put on indefinite hiatus, and Baotendo went into administration.
Knowing that the entire video game market and ecosystem needed a revolution, Mr. Miyasaki began to start a movement in order to remove paid additional content from their titles. In 2971, 25 years since their last Serpent Fighter game, Baotendo released Serpent Master EX. With promise of no additional paid content and that all future content would be free, as well as no "re-releases" of the aame instalment, Serpent Master EX single-handedly revitalized the gaming market. It became the biggest game ever in terms of sales, selling 430 million copies.
The Serpent Master EX series continued, always changing its mechanics and gameplay to make it stand out from its prequels, as well as the incorporation of player-driven tools that allowed the consumer to set up their own tournaments, which revived the tournament scene. With an ever-expanding roster between games, Serpent Master was always a platinum deal whenever it released. Serpent Master EX was followed by a number of sequels:
• Serpent Master EX 2 (2981)
• Serpent Master EX 3 (2990)
• Serpent Master EX 4 (2998)
• Serpent Master EX 5 (3008)
Now, in the year 3018, Baotendo are planning to release Serpent Master EX 6 by the end the fourth quarter, though the exact date is to be determined.