Posts Tagged ‘Capcom’

Centipedal Force: Strider

By Adam Smith on October 10th, 2013.

I just dodged the biggest bullet of my professional career. The greatest hazard of this job isn’t furious comments or frustrated developers – far from it – the true terror lies in the weird crap I find myself typing into Google. There’s a new Strider game coming out early next year and when I decided to post the trailer, I figured I’d reminisce about the one part of the game everybody remembers, namely the Ouroburos-boss, which was basically a scary Soviet conga line. New Strider has a flying centipede monster, which may or may not be a rebooted Ouroboros, but it did lead me to search for Strider centipede. Google had this to say – “Did you mean: spider centipede”. No, Google, I absolutely did not.

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Lost Planet 3 Will Rupture Your Eyeballs

By Adam Smith on August 6th, 2013.

What’s the best way to advertise an entertainment product such as Lost Planet 3? Perhaps you’d describe to people what the stand-out features of the product are, explaining precisely what experiences lie in wait? Maybe you’d choose to entice them with the promise of a powerful narrative? Or, as Capcom do here, you could simply describe, in horrific detail, what happens to the human body when it is exposed to extremely cold conditions. “Your eyeballs frost over and, as ocular fluids freeze, rupture in their sockets.” Eek. I think my eyeballs just flinched. Once I’ve recovered from the shock, I’m going to expend a great deal of time and energy attempting to convince Werner Herzog to re-record the narration in the trailer. It would be beautiful.

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Oh, Hurrah: Capcom’s Strider Revival Getting PC Version

By Nathan Grayson on July 19th, 2013.

Never bring a sword to a gunfight unless you are every videogame character

No, not Aragorn from Lord of the Rings. No, not the Half-Life 2 spindle horror colossus. No, not the giant mecha thing from Stanisław Lem’s Fiasco. No, not the tiny bicycle brand. No, not the pony named after Aragorn from Lord of the Rings. This Strider is an ultra-ninja from a future that (sadly) never will be. He battles the Cybersoviet Union’s robot legion in the year 2048. That kind of thing. Also, he’s renowned for going ages between series revivals – like a fallen phoenix who keeps hitting the snooze button. Strider 2, for instance, came out nearly ten years after the first, and the latest installment has taken even longer to surface. Simply titled Strider, it bears both good and bad news. Good: It’s on PC! Bad: Double Helix is developing, and their track record is not the best.

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Lost Planet 3 Trailer Shows Some Lost Planet 3

By John Walker on June 20th, 2013.

Lost Planet 3 footage has emerged via Japanese site 4gamer.net, and when I say footage, I mean actually that. Not cutscenes, 90% company logos, nor close-ups of characters’ faces with worried expressions. The game, moving about. It’s so novel I almost didn’t understand what I was looking at! Although I eventually realised it was building-sized aliens and giant stompy robot suits. VIDEOGAMES!

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Wot I Think: Remember Me

By Alec Meer on June 7th, 2013.

Neo-Soupgate

Remember Me is a sci-fi action game from Capcom and French dev DONTNOD, and it is about doing unpleasant things to people’s memories and punching other people. Mostly punching people, to be honest. Let’s see I can totally recall what I thought of it.

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What The Duck: More Unnecessary 8-Bit Retromancy

By Alec Meer on June 6th, 2013.

Might solve a mystery?

Look here, I liked Duck Tales – cartoon and game alike – well enough when I were a lad, but do we really need to pillage every last dusty coin from the tomb of ancient videogaming? Disney’s already having the Castle of Illusion remade in spangle-vision, and now another anthropomorphic animal platformer is getting tarted up and resold to people who can remember when all this were fields. Previously only announced for the toyboxes, we now hear that Capcom will also be releasing Duck Tales: Higher Resolution Version on PC, which I guess is good news if you’re one of those who can’t stop fiddling with your nostalgia glans. Have a look, and a singalong, below.
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Drown With The Ship: Resident Evil Rev’s Horror Heritage

By Nathan Grayson on April 27th, 2013.

Wait! Have you seen this map? It's really cool!

I don’t think I’m being particularly controversial when I say Resident Evil hasn’t been scary in a long, long, long time. Resident Evil 4 (abysmal PC port aside, sadly) was a great action game, Resident Evil 5 was an offensively inoffensive action game, and Resident Evil 6 should be illegal. But Resident Evil Revelations actually garnered pretty strong marks on handhelds, and I think I’m starting to understand why. The ship looks suitably confined, the monsters aren’t simply regular people whose heads explode into evil spaghetti sometimes, and the game apparently attempts to leverage the natural human fear of drowning. That’s interesting, but can it be fun? I sure hope so. For now, however, all we’ve got is footage and three devs spilling behind-the-scenes secrets like warm entrails from a fallen fish monster. I suppose that’ll do.

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Some Ambiguous Details For Lost Planet 3 Multiplayer

By John Walker on April 25th, 2013.

Do you want to know about Lost Planet 3‘s multiplayer content?! Do you?! DO YOU?! Well, good. You can see the new news below, in the snowy wastelands of… below the jump.

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Big Is Beautiful: Monster Hunter Online Trailer

By Craig Pearson on April 19th, 2013.

WHAT?
I think that’s a giant squirrel in the screenshot. I could find out if it is, but to be told it’s not would only make me sad. And the cropping is odd because I refused to chop the tip off that magnificent sword the player is wielding. The two together can only mean one thing. Monster Hunter Online! It’s the newly announced MMO based the Capcom console game that everyone on my Twitter feed seems to scrabbling around in. It’s currently only planned as a Chinese free-to-play title, but we know such distinctions are meaningless and arbitrary in the world of PC gaming. If enough people want it, it will happen. Just ask publishers Tencent to run it through Google Translate.
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Foundering: Lost Planet 3 Delayed

By Adam Smith on April 11th, 2013.

 'It's back into the cryochamber for a while, I'm afraid' 'but I HATE the cryochamber'

Capcom have found a new way to announce a delayed release – send out a press release that is written as if it were a travel brochure. For younger readers, allow me to explain that travel brochures were a collection of pictures of holidays that people dreamed of and couldn’t afford before Google Earth existed and everybody just looked at that instead. They always smelled slightly toxic. Capcom’s travel brochure is actually advertising computer games but says things like: “For the more adventurous traveller why not embark on the trip of a lifetime to E.D.N. III…brave the extreme and unpredictable conditions as Lost Planet 3 arrives on August 27 in North America and August 30 in Europe.” To which I say, ‘that sounds like a terribly dangerous holiday’ before adding ‘wasn’t Lost Planet 3 supposed to come out in June’?

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Remember Me Fights To Be Unforgettable

By Jim Rossignol on April 5th, 2013.


Remember Me (which does not seem to have its own website) is a game of exploration, platforming, stealth, and fighting-game style kick/punch in a dystopian future world of ubiquitous surveillance and memory fiddling. All that sounds intriguing, and looks spectacular in the trailer below, but it’s still deeply unclear as to whether this is going to be a game to pay attention to, or whether it’s actually a turkey in the oven. In this latest trailer we see the protagonist, Nilin, fighting her way through a series of humanoid enemies, climaxing with giant robot things. It all looks pretty convincing, albeit with inevitable QTE action. Capcom – who are once again keen to impress on us their interest in the PC as a platform – have released some PC screens and specs, which you can see here.

Go take a look.
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Crossover To Bear: Left 4 Dead 2 Meets Resi 6

By Adam Smith on March 22nd, 2013.

Pretend that you didn’t read anything on the internet last week so that I can tell you about a keerrraazy new crossover that you won’t believe. Left 4 Dead 2 and Resident Evil 6. I know, right? When you’ve gathered the pieces of your mind, now blown into giblets, indulge me for a moment longer and act like you didn’t know that the survivors from Valve’s co-op sequel will be selectable in Capcom’s lurching horror. Mini-tanks and witches will also appear in the No Mercy game mode, which is part of the ‘Mercenaries’ minigame. Some Resident Evil monsters will also appear in Left 4 Dead 2. They’re called the Lepotitsa, Napad and Ogroman, and I can’t work out which has the silliest name. There’s a video below.

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Dances With Dongos: Lost Planet 3

By Adam Smith on March 7th, 2013.

Lost Planet 3: Extreme Conditioner

Lost Planet 3 would like you to know that it has a plot, with characters, betrayals, twists and all sorts of things like that. Judging by this new trailer, it’s basically the plot of Fern Gully, Dances With Wolves and Avatar, except colder. I can’t help but think that’s a step down from Lost Planet 2′s narrative, for which I have the original script here:

Act One: It is not snowing. A moderately sized gun appears.

Act Two: It is still not snowing so there is a steaming, tropical jungle now. A large gun appears.

Act Three: There is such an incredible lack of snow that everything is a desert now. An enormous gun appears. Oh, and a mech too, I guess.

Let’s see what sort of scrape Bearded Space Jim has gotten himself into today.

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