Posts Tagged ‘Capcom’

Street Fighter V’s new fortune reading system offers up exclusive cosmetics and rewards

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An update is coming to Street Fighter V on June 25 that will bring with it changes to the survival mode and introduce a new way to get cosmetics and consumables. The ‘Fighting Chance’ system will let you purchase fortune readings from Menat, containing random goodies. They’ll cost 500 fight money, which can be earned by playing the game. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch 5 minutes of the gory Resident Evil 2 remake

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Do you want to see more of Resident Evil 2’s floppy-haired Leon as he runs away from zombies? Of course you do. After a few years of waiting, Capcom’s gory remake finally made the rounds at E3 this year, and gosh does it look flashy. This isn’t a 20-year-old game with a fresh coat of paint, but rather a proper remake. Point your eyes at the new trailer, below. Read the rest of this entry »

Resident Evil 2’s swish remake coming in January 2019

Capcom’s fancy remake of Resident Evil 2 will launch on January 25th, 2019, they announced tonight. The horrors of Raccoon City are looking fancier than ever in the first trailers and screenshots – do remember that this is a full remake built on the Resident Evil 7 engine, not like most of Capcom’s recent halfhearted ‘HD’ re-releases of other games in the survival horror series. Capcom say they’ve made a few tweaks here and there, but by and large it’s still good ol’ RE2, only now with shinier guts. That’s not me talking; Capcom specifically boast about a “horrifyingly realistic wet gore effect” for zombs. Good. Great. Lovely. See it here in the trailers. Read the rest of this entry »

Resident Evil 4 HD’s remaster mod is due out this July

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Resident Evil 4 is one of those games I’m happy to call a classic. It was probably my single most played thing on the Gamecube back in the day, and I’ve re-bought it since for both Wii and PC. While its mechanics may hold up great, it’s hard to deny that some of its textures are little more than blurry splotches of colour, owing to RAM and storage limits of the era. This July, everything gets pulled into focus as the fan-made HD mod is due for its next major launch, re-texturing every single map in the game and giving the lighting system a significant overhaul too.

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Devil May Cry 5 bringing back old Dante in 2019

After briefly passing through another developer and another protagonist, Devil May Cry is going back to the old ways. Capcom tonight announced Devil May Cry 5, directed by Hideaki Itsuno (the director of DMC 3 and 4) and bringing back old Dante (now properly old) and Nero as our heroes. Expect over-the-top hack ‘n’ slash action, doofy demons, big bosses, and sarky quips. Nero has made a new pal too, who you can meet in the announcement trailer below. Read the rest of this entry »

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is a treasure trove of trivia

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Who’s your favourite Fighting Street character? Mine is Dick Jumpsey, the famous American actor-boxer. Huh? No, I’m talking about Fighting Street. You know, the arcade game where you have to physically punch giant pressure-sensitive buttons to make your character attack your opponent. Featuring wonderful characters such as “Shilke Muller”, “Great Tiger” and “Chinese Girl”. Everyone knows Fighting Street.

No? Well, the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection can fill you in. It was released yesterday and includes a “Museum” section, detailing the history of the fighting game series, complete with sketches and old design docs. There’s a lot of fun stuff in here, and some, uh, questionable stuff too. Read the rest of this entry »

Mega Man 11 blasting into October

The real tragedy of Mega Man is that Capcom haven’t followed Street Fighter’s naming conventions with their vintage platformer series. We could’ve had Mega Man, then Hyper Man, Super Hyper Man, then… and today I could be talking to you about Totally Tubular Bodacious Radical Man rather than just plain ol’ ‘Mega Man 11‘. Capcom have announced they’ll launch it on October 2nd, see. Now you know. And now you too believe they’ve got the names all wrong. Anyway, here, look, you can see Rad Dude leaping around and blasting naughty robots in this here new trailer below. Read the rest of this entry »

Street Fighter V’s Falke speaks softly, carries a big stick

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It still feels a little weird to be writing about Street Fighter for a PC site (I still remember that DOS port of Street Fighter 2), but Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition has carved out a nice, stable niche within the PC multiplayer scene. This week, Capcom properly unveiled military martial artist Falke, the third of six DLC characters planned, and she’s here to deliver some savage beatings with that staff of hers.

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Fan-sandbox Mega Man Maker adds old friends & foes

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We’ve covered Mega Man Maker a couple times before, but it’s worth a renewed mention now on account of the multitude of updates it’s received since launch, with its largest – Version 1.3 – being major enough to be worth a shiny new trailer. Plus, it’s something fun and free to leave you lot with over the weekend.

If you’ve never played before, then you’re in for a treat, assuming you like NES-era platformers in the slightest. Inspired heavily by Nintendo’s Mario Maker, Mega Man Maker is an online, fan-made Mega Man construction kit, allowing you to create your own levels, share them with the world, and inflict your terrible spike-laden ideas upon poor, unsuspecting strangers.

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Devil May Cry HD gets the PC collection it deserves, kinda

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Devil May Cry is finally on PC in an HD collection that brings together the first three games into a magical hack-and-slash adventure that allows the player to take some revenge on some utterly bizarre demons. These three Playstation 2 originals first got the HD treatment in a bundle back in 2012, so sure, 2018 is an appropriate time for PC owners to finally have access. The question is: what is that HD treatment worth to us now?

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Blanka Slate: The fancy footwork finale

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Hi there, pain fans. This is Blanka Slate, a three-part series where I pick up in Street Fighter where I left off as a pre-teen – button-bashing as Blanka and getting summarily knocked out. This is the ultimate day of my journey into the shiny world of Street Fighter V. So far I have been roughed-up by Rashid and razzle-dazzled by Ryu. I’ve lost two out of three fights every day. But maybe my final foes will be so kind as to accept my raw, untrained strikes with an open mind, allowing me to break this streak. Or maybe they’ll just throw me into a sarcophagus and walk away laughing. Let’s find out.

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Blanka Slate: Another loss is coming your way

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Hello and welcome to Blanka Slate, a three-part series in which I pick up Street Fighter exactly where I left off decades ago – mashing buttons as Blanka and losing badly. But I am older, wiser and better at taking screenshots than all those years ago, so perhaps there is a chance for redemption. This is day two of my Street Fighter V journey, and I will be facing three more foes, including a character I neither know nor understand.

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The Humble Brawler Bundle doesn’t contain much brawling, but is a great fighting game starter pack

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It’s not just me, right? A brawler (also known a beat-em-up) is a game in the vein of Final Fight or Streets Of Rage, no? A duo or trio of co-op heroes against waves of expendable mooks? Well, the Humble Brawler Bundle doesn’t contain any of those.

What it does contain is a great selection of fighting games to start off the collection of someone looking to get into the genre, mostly focused around the back-catalogue of Arc System Works, who recently shook up the scene with Dragon Ball FighterZ.

It also contains a lot of Anime, with a capital A. You have been warned.

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Blanka Slate: Starting over again in Street Fighter V

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Hello. Today, I will return to the public biffing of Street Fighter after a long absence, with a single rule: I can only play as Blanka.

To explain: I haven’t played a game in this series since Street Fighter II, in which this Brazilian bootleg Hulk was a classic character. But he was only added to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition last week, where he is described by the game’s roster as “unemployed”. Join me in pretending that the release of this wildman is the reason I have decided to fight online in SFV, and not because I thought of the headline “Blanka Slate” first and then had to come up with a whole feature to justify using it.

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Electric green man Blanka finally returns to Street Fighter

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It’s better to be fashionably late than a total no-show. Blanka’s absence from Street Fighter V at launch was a bitter pill to swallow, but everyone’s favourite weird Brazillian jungle-monster-man is back today and on form.

Rejoining the likes of Ryu and Dhalsim and a few other frenemies from the good old days of Street Fighter 2, Blanka has picked up a few new tricks and some impressive costumes on the way, including one very, very silly one..

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The original Devil May Cry trilogy gets the HD treatment on PC next month, plus a giveaway via Twitch Prime

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It’s been a while since Capcom announced that the original Playstation 2 Devil May Cry trilogy would be making their way to PC, upscaled and polished up for modern machines. After going silent over the holidays, the Japanese publisher have finally piped up, and released a trailer for the updated bundle, along with a release date: March 13th.

Even though Dante’s iconic red duster never goes out of style, I feel that this debut on PC may be a little more than fashionably late. Even more strangely, Capcom may well torpedo their own launch plans by giving away the first of the three games to anyone subscribed to Amazon Prime as part of their Twitch perks package later this month.

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Blanka lights up Street Fighter V next week

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It’s the big mon himself. Blanka, the beast-like brawler who first appeared in Street Fighter II, is coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition next week, on February 20. He’s still got them electrics, he’s still likes to roll around and savage his opponents with his claws, and he’s still upset at the world for accidentally leaving him in the Amazon jungle for most of his formative years. But maybe that’s all about to change in his upcoming story mode. “One day,” says a post from Capcom, “a suspicious salesman approaches him and offers a way to make Blanka famous by mass producing a doll made in Blanka’s likeness.” Wanna see Blanka dressed up as that doll? I have a picture right here. Read the rest of this entry »

Japan’s esports players can now earn money, despite country’s gambling laws

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Despite holding some of the first televised videogame battles back in the ‘80s, esports has been all but nonexistent in Japan. This is due to the cheerily named “Act Against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations,” a law which was chiefly aimed at curbing the growing Yakuza interests in video poker but which had the side effect of making it extremely difficult for players in the country to earn a living.

Now that’s all about to change thanks, in part, to the Olympic games. With talk of esports becoming an official Olympic event in 2024, an industry group under the name of JeSU announced plans to issue licenses exempting top esports players from the country’s gambling laws. Read the rest of this entry »

Major layoffs at Capcom Vancouver throw Dead Rising’s future into question

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Worrying news for fans of the Dead Rising series today, as Capcom have officially confirmed reports initially circulated on Kotaku that the Canadian studio formerly known as Blue Castle Games has shed almost a third of its staff.

Leaks suggest that projects affected include a mystery game that was supposedly early on in production which has been entirely scrapped, and plans for the next Dead Rising game have been notably scaled back.

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Take a hike through Monster Hunter: World’s gorgeous, alien Coral Highlands

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Normally ‘coral’ and ‘highlands’ are mutually exclusive terms, but the lands of Monster Hunter: World have recently undergone a tectonic makeover, lifting sea-beds high up into the sky and forests down into the swampy mire. The Coral Highlands are one of the new biomes being introduced to the series by World, and they’re a sight to behold. Strange, pastel-shaded, vertically arranged and populated by some new and interesting monsters. Come take a peek with me as I rifle through the latest chunk of official gameplay footage released for the upcoming dragon-bothering simulator.

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