Posts Tagged ‘Capcom’

Wot I Think: Devil May Cry 4 – Special Edition

As the mighty PC strides into the future, a choice faces the great console developers. Support the biggest and most powerful platform on the planet or miss out on sales: seems like an easy decision, but the results can be questionable. When considering Capcom’s Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition [official site], for example, exhibit A would be DMC4’s original PC port in 2008, a straight-from-console affair that could only be controlled with a pad. Great game plus great hardware doesn’t always equal great experience. So, with the Special Edition now launched, does this devil finally get his due?

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Ultra Street Fighter IV’s Long Road To Becoming The World’s Greatest Fighting Game

A month or so ago there was a Capcom weekend on Steam, where some of the publisher’s finest cuts were free to play for a few days. Out of curiosity as to whether my old 360 arcade stick would work with it I downloaded Ultra Street Fighter IV [official site]. I have a long history with Street Fighter IV and thought I knew what to expect – but the World Warriors blew me away again, and that once-dusty stick is now part of the furniture. Here’s why.

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Slash-o! Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition Released

What would make The Devil cry? I’ve always thought him more the sort to shout and rage and punch a hole in the kitchen wall, but after he storms out the house to the pub I can see him returning at 2am weeping and sobbing. “I can’t help myself,” he says. “I’ve got a problem,” his cracked voice lets out. “I don’t mean to hurt you. I’m sorry. I just… why those filthy apes? I can’t… what was wrong with me?” And god, you’re tired, you are so tired of hearing this, always the same.

But I bet he’d be well cheered by the action of Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition [official site], which launched last night. Next time he’s slumped in front of Songs of Praise, his claws digging deeper and deeper into the armrest, turn the telly over to that and watch his crooked smile lift.

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Gauge Fight: Street Fighter V Battle Systems

Unwrapping his birthday presents, M Bison was delighted that someone had bought him the purple Lava Lamp he wanted

The new Street Fighter V [official site] trailer is in two minds. It starts by introducing a few characters, which might lead you to believe you’re going to get some insights about the roster, but then it flips into explanations of the new V-Gauge and Critical Arts systems. The V-Gauge is a new addition to the series and sits alongside Street Fighter IV’s EX Gauge – it allows characters to perform unique counters and reversals, as well as “triggers” that are linked to character-specific abilities or buffs. Critical Arts are ultra-super-power combos. Ultra-super-power is also the title of the upcoming enhanced edition of Street Fighter V.

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High-Def Leech Monsters: Resident Evil 0 Trailer

When Capcom announced a remastered version of 2002 survival horror prequel Resident Evil 0 [official site] in May, they didn’t have much to show or even say about what’d be different. It’d obviously look prettier, right, but what else?

Now a new trailer and trickle of details reveal more of how it’s prettied-up. Capcom say the new version (which is also the game’s PC debut) will bring a 16:9 widescreen option, 1080p support, 5.1 surround sound, an option for non-tanky controls, and high-resolution textures created from scratch in the style of the original. Fancy that!

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Mega Man Mega Bundle: Mega Man Legacy Collection

I always enjoy Mega Man's look of dismay.

While the co-creator of Mega Man is busy making a new Mega Man in all but name, the platforming robot’s publishers are taking the easy option and re-releasing old Mega Man games.

Capcom today announced the Mega Man Legacy Collection, a bundle o’ the first six classic Mega Man games (no Mega Man X here) – their official PC debuts. They’re not doing nowt with ‘em, mind. The Collection will include a ‘Challenge Mode’ which Capcom say “remixes gameplay segments from all six games”. What that means, they don’t quite say, so let’s assume they’ve got in a bangin’ producer to reinterpret Mega Man as a vaporwave walking simulator.

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Spooky Voice: Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster Announced

Click to embiggen the boldest screenshot.

Biohazard 0, a poem by Alice O’Connor age 31

Do you cry, o hazard?
They call you a ‘Resident Evil’
Those nasty people
Then sneer that you’re ‘Zero’
But o hazard look at you now: a hero
You’re being redone by Capcom who make Devil May Cry which has a character named Nero.

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Grovel Before M. Bison’s Psycho Power In SFV

At this point, most Street Fighter V [official site] character reveals are met with more relief than surprise as fans confirm the existence of their favourite fighters in the latest version of the game. M. Bison has been in practically every new edition since Street Fighter II and yet here we are, watching his addition to the roster be unvealed in a new trailer, as if it wasn’t already a sure thing. I mean, we’re not even 100% certain Ken will be invited to the fight this time. He will be though. Right? Right…

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Free Honda: Ultra Street Fighter IV Free Weekend

There was a period in the mid-nineties when Rise of the Robots and One Must Fall: 2097 were the only beat ‘em ups available on PC. Believing robotic participants to be the future of combat sports, Colin Computer, CEO of PC Incorporated, banned all fighting games containing living combatants. When it became clear that people might accidentally play Rise of the Robots in a two-game market, Colin was chased out of town.

Times have changed. Now you can play the latest Dead or Alive< ! and Mortal Kombat games and a whole lot more. And this weekend, starting right now, you can play Ultra Street Fighter IV for free through Steam.

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But Can He? Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition Stuff

The Devil may cry, but only if he has twenty bob spare. With Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition [official site] a bit over a month away, Capcom have been sharing more about the snazzed-up re-release of 2008’s demonic murderfest. A price, for starters: £19.99/24,99€/$24.99. A trailers and gameplay videos demonstrating new characters added to this release, for the main course. And for dessert, bless them, they’ve even bumped the PC release up a day to match consoles: June 23rd.

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From Zero To Nero: Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition


We might have missed out on the Definitive Edition of DMC: Devil May Cry on PC but the Special Edition of 2008’s Devil May Cry 4 is coming our way. It’ll arrive on June 24th, a few days after the console release, but will include all of the same goodies. Those goodies include a new “Vergil game mode”, allowing players to control Dante’s devilish brother, as well as a mode that replaces the original game’s controllable characters (Nero and Dante) with Lady and Trish.

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GFWL-B-Gone: Dead Rising 2 Switched To Steamworks


You may survive a zombie bite, sometimes, if you hack off the bodypart they nibbled – you’ve got to beat the infection to your heart. Games have a little more time. Dead Rising 2 and its reimagine-o-follow-up Off the Record were born riddled with Games for Windows – Live, Microsoft’s nasty abandoned attempt to make PC games Xbox Live-y, but now they’re free.

As promised, Capcom have cut out GFWL and grafted on Steamworks in its place, though not without complications. To celebrate the switch, they’re holding a Dead Rising Steam sale too.
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The Buddy System: Resi Rev 2 Adds Local Co-op

Without local co-op, there are no boybands. This is a boyband.

When Resident Evil Revelations 2 [official site] Episode One released without the local co-op feature that had been promised on the Steam Store page, I was outraged. So outraged that anyone in the same room might have heard a faint sigh if they’d been paying particularly close attention. It seems likely that Capcom were listening because they’ve added local co-op to the campaign and raid modes of the game, currently in the form of an open beta patch. For anyone who is still unhappy, “refunds are available through Steam”.

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