Capcom Japan has released the first snippets from the art desk of the Viewtiful Joe 2 team for you perusal.
As you can see, there is a certain sassiness to the second instalment in the series, with a heavy emphasis on Joe's ladyfriend - a playable character in co-op mode from the start of the game.
Speaking to Famitsu, series producer Atsushi Inaba mentioned that both GameCube and PlayStation 2 versions will be identical in every respect, scuppering talk of Internet play on the Sony machine. The question has also come to light as to why no Xbox version will be made available, at least in the US and Europe.
We'll bring you updates from VJ2, as we get them, as well as impressions from E3.