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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Posts Tagged ‘Capcom’
By Craig Pearson on April 19th, 2013.
By Adam Smith on April 11th, 2013.
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’?
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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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.
By Adam Smith on March 7th, 2013.
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.
By Nathan Grayson on February 21st, 2013.
In spite of an amazing White House petition to have its non-Capcom-developed impurities cleansed from this Earth, DmC Devil May Cry was actually pretty excellent. As Adam pointed out, it proved exceedingly adept at blending gloriously bizarre environments with weapon-switching combat that put even the most demonically possessed of Swiss army knives to shame. And it was a solid PC port to boot. So the new Dante’s a-okay in my book, and he’s quite welcome to hurl more insanity (and masterfully long-form pun jokes) our way if he so pleases. For now, though, it’s actually his brother Vergil who’ll be snagging the spotlight. In an all-new 3-5 hour-long story expansion, no less.
By Nathan Grayson on February 14th, 2013.
Resident Evil‘s been expanding its increasingly action-oriented empire for years now, but – while the gesture’s much-appreciated – it hasn’t exactly seen many of its finest hours on PC. Resident Evil 4 was a brilliant scare-‘em-up chainsawed in the clavicle by one of the worst ports ever, Resident Evil 5 was profoundly mediocre, Operation Raccoon City was execrable, and Resident Evil 6, well, it’s not out yet. But cries of agony from consoletropolis’ direction don’t exactly bode well. So yes, the once-legendary survival-horror series is in a pretty bad place at the moment. But there is hope. Well, sorta. If nothing else, DICE at least saw Capcom saying the right things.
By Nathan Grayson on January 23rd, 2013.
My PC can do many things for me, but – aside from its complete inability to provide me with the authentic human connections I so desire – the main thing it’s missing is Resident Evil 6. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing, however, because I’ve heard through Consoletopia’s living room wire-tangle of a grapevine that Resident Evil 6 is such a bad thing. If Capcom can clean it up before it makes its way over to our neck of the woods in March, more power to it. But, if RE6 ends up leaving a bilious gulp of disappointment in our guts, Resident Evil: Revelations might just be our best shot at feeling good as new. It was originally a Nintendo 3DS game, of all things, but it’s one of the strongest the Resident Evil series has seen in years. Seriously. And there are boats! Trailer’s after the break.
By Adam Smith on January 15th, 2013.
Devil May Cry: Devil May Cry is a reboot, designed by a new studio and starring a new character with an old (old) name. Dante’s back with a new attitude, a new haircut and a new voice. He loves the ladies but he really hates The Man, and when he settles into the rhythm of demon-killing and corporate takedowns, he’s surprisingly good company. Here’s wot I think.
By Craig Pearson on January 10th, 2013.
The Forbidden RPS Chatroom of Mystery drew a blank when I mentioned that there was a new trailer for Remember Me. John in particular appeared to have a memory hole, and when he checked Capcom’s side he found no relevant information. He’s right, go to their site and search for the game. You’ll end-up back where you started. At first I thought he’d been brain-hacked, like the game’s star Nilin can do. Then I remembered living with him, and hearing him shout about forgetting to pick up his coffee mug after going into the kitchen to specifically make a cup.
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By Nathan Grayson on December 18th, 2012.
Capcom’s been taking its time with the PC port of Resident Evil 6, because that is what you do when people still mail you boxes of live leaping spiders on a daily basis in reaction to Resident Evil 4’s PC version. I assume this means it will be functional, and that I can finally stop illegally importing all these leaping spiders. Capcom, however, isn’t stopping there. Oh no. It’s also including all the features that traditionally accompany modern Steam releases. Does that shock you? Are you frightened and bewildered? Of course you are. We’re in spooooky territory, after all. And in the spookiest month of them all – March – no less. Details after the break.
By Alec Meer on December 17th, 2012.
Hey, remember that time you told me I could have all your money? No? You definitely said it. Well, we’ll talk about this later. What about Street Fighter x Mega Man, the little blue guy versus assorted muscly types fan game made official by Capcom? You remember that, don’t you? It’s out now, all 33.8 Megabytes of it. Mega Man’s Megabytes! I don’t know where I’m going with that.
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By Nathan Grayson on December 14th, 2012.
Oh we of little faith. When Capcom confirmed that a PC version of Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry reboot was in the works, Jim was understandably skeptical about it taking the elevator up from hell around the same time as its console cousins. But Dante’s not like everyone else. He’s a rebel. He wears leather and makes snarky comments and gets branded a “sexual deviant” by news casters on a network named after a dinosaur. So naturally, his new game will come screaming onto PC whenever it damn well pleases. In this case, that’s next month. Hooray!