Posts Tagged ‘Capcom’

Resi 7 bids fond farewell with duelling DLCs

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While tallying up which still-to-come games I want to shovel into my mind-hole before 2017 shrivels up and dies, I reckoned the last remaining DLC for Resident Evil 7 would be a surefire thing. Resi 7 pushed my buttons, by which I mean it made me feel almost unbearably anxious, and I hoped the long wait between it and this (presumably) final add-on meant it would seek to recapture the best bits rather than merely remix or just repeat the climactic shooty-bang section.

The bad news is that the upcoming Not A Hero pack, which will be free for anyone who owns Resi 7, sure looks like it repeats the climactic shooty-bang section to me. Which leaves me hanging on for the other final (but paid) DLC, End Of Zoe, which looks altogether a little weirder and returns the theme of creepy people living in the swamps and using the word ‘family’ like a threat.
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Mega Man Maker rebrands, upgrades and expands

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Ever play around with Mario Maker on the Wii U? Nintendo’s accessible level design sandbox? You’re in for a treat today, as Mega Man Maker is almost exactly that, but for Mega Man, complete with tutorials, example levels and full online sharing/rating functionality. Even better: It’s fan-made and completely free.

Originally released as Mega Maker in July, the game has rebranded as Mega Man Maker accompanying the release of version 1.1. Changes include a massively overhauled UI and the addition of a bundle of new enemies and bosses to its palette of dangers. Check out the re-launch/update trailer after the jump.

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Street Fighter V gets ‘Ever-Changing Ninja’ Zeku today

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Punchfest of punchfests Street Fighter V is getting a new character today. The beater-upper is called Zeku and he’s some sort of ninja man, with the ability to change forms and use a whole other moveset. Ka-pow. If you’re squinting at him desperately trying to remember where you’ve met, before he comes over and strikes up a conversation, that’ll be because he previously appeared in Street Fighter Alpha 2 (albeit as a non-playable character). He’s a strong man. The Street Fighter wiki lists his skills as “Appraising antiques” and “eating fast”. Read the rest of this entry »

Black Panther, Monster Hunter & Sigma hit Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is a maddening game. At heart, it’s a solid addition to the classic Capcom tag-team fighting series. A festival of explosions, colours, superheroic excess and Capcom’s forgotten characters dusted off for a cameo. Unfortunately, it’s also a mess of questionable design decisions and bizarre corner-cutting, letting down an otherwise excellent core experience.

The latest of these questionable decisions is the choice to sell three characters featured in the main story of the game as paid DLC shortly after release. This week on Tuesday, Black Panther, Monster Hunter and Sigma arrived for the price of £6.49/$8 each, on top of the £40 you’ve already paid. Ouch.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition bringing new modes & moves free in January

Capcom today announced Street Fighter V [official site] will get new modes and V-Trigger moves in January with the launch of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition and- wait wait wait. Capcom had promised that Street Fighter V would not receive a squillion incompatible standalone editions, as past games in the fighting game series have, and they meant it. Arcade Edition’s new bits will come in a free update for all SFV players, and the Fancy Name mostly means SFV is getting a new release for new players which includes instant unlocks of its first two seasons of extra characters. Everyone can still punch everyone. No one need buy anything new. Read the rest of this entry »

Resident Evil 7: Not A Hero shows off face-punching

After years of escalating ludicrousness and ultraviolence, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard [official site] was a refreshing change of pace with its creepy spookhouse and hapless hero. But if you have missed burly blokes who work for shadowy organisations and murder their way through monsters with gay abandon, hold on another three months. RE7’s free DLC mini-campaign Not A Hero will bring back Chris Redfield, we’ve known for ages, and watching a new gameplay vid I am surprised by quite how much of a bang-bang it all looks. Capcom also recently revealed a little about the third big RE7 paid story DLC, End of Zoe. First, Chris strikes back: Read the rest of this entry »

Okami HD painted onto PC in December

Clover Studio’s Okami, a pretty 2006 game about Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu taking the form of a white wolf to save the world by painting magic, is finally getting a PC release. Capcom today announced Okami HD [official site], which will come to PC on December 12th – eleven years after its original release on PlayStation 2. Okami is one of those games everyone kept going on about back in the day, so it’ll be nice to see for myself. For now, here’s the announcement trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

I played Monster Hunter World & turned a dino into pants

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Forty five minutes with Monster Hunter World [official site] was enough to convince me that people who bang on about the series might have a point. I killed two big beasties in that time, cooked a couple of delicious meals, and fell comfortably into the flow of stalking and stabbing.

It’s violent, but not gory. It has tracking and stalking, but no complex simulation. As a newcomer to the series, which is a newcomer to the PC audience, I found myself thinking of The Witcher, weirdly enough. The Witcher but, you know, for kids. Imagine The Witcher 3 as a Saturday Morning Cartoon and you’re on the right track.

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How to play Dragon’s Dogma Online wherever you are

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Update: This article has been updated on 22/08/17 in light of the release of the Season 3 update, and to include new instructions on how to install the translation patch for it.

Ah, Dragon’s Dogma [official site], gem of Capcom’s slightly weird early 201X lineup. The familiar alliteration in the title wasn’t coincidence; Dragon’s Dogma was Capcom’s take on classic D&D, circa 1990. A fully player-designed party, a threadbare plot, a semi-open world full of dungeons, loot, levelling and a few dragons, too, and all tied together with a physics’y, tactile action combat engine fresh out of the Capcom forges, allowing for the kind of dramatic combat that would drive a DM to despair as they consult the arcane rules behind grappling.

In 2015 Dragon’s Dogma Online took the series online in a sequel of sorts, but as the third season of that game approaches, there’s still no sign of an English language release. Fear not though because with a little bit of tinkering, you can jump in right now, and there’s a fan translation in progress that you can enjoy the early parts of already. Here’s how to play and why you should.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite confirms Gamora and more-a

The crossover tag-team lineup of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite [official site] will welcome Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy, Nemesis from Resident Evil, Haggar from Final Fight and Street Fighter, Frank West from Dead Rising, and Spider-Man from Spider-Man, Capcom confirmed over the weekend. You might notice that none of those revelations are X-Men. MvC Infinite is X-light because, according to the official explanation, who even remembers X-Men anyway? Anyway, watch ’em fight: Read the rest of this entry »

Humble Bundle packs Dead Rising, Resident Evil & DmC

The latest Humble Bundle is crammed with Capcom content for savvy bargaineers who fancy killing demons and zombies. The star game for me is 2013’s DmC: Devil May Cry, which can be had for less than a quid, though I suppose some folks would be far more excited about all the Dead Risings and Resident Evils. It’s a decent bundle, which you have another 13 days to grab. Read the rest of this entry »

Monster Hunter World shows 23 mins of boss-battling

A giant iguana with hair like Nikki Sixx distends its jaw to gulp down a dinosaur in a new Monster Hunter World [official site] gameplay video, and if that’s not entertainment then I don’t know what video games are even for. I’ve been quite keen for a bash at Capcom’s track-o-stab-a-crafty action-RPG as it makes its first proper appearance on PC (ruling out the Chinese MMO Monster Hunter, obvs) and after watching this twenty-minute gameplay video and I can say that yes, I do wish to meet fire-breathing tyrannosaurid with an inflatable nose. I shall forge a mighty weapon from its guts, and hopefully make a little hat for my cat. Read the rest of this entry »

Monster Hunter World is coming to PC

Monster Hunter, a franchise about hunting monsters, will be coming to PC in 2018, in the form of Monster Hunter World [official site]. Announced at Sony’s conference, the latest game in the series will hit Xbone (standard, slim and Eggs) and PS4 early in the year, and to PC at a later date.

There have been online spin-offs on PC before now, some of which were exclusively launched in China, but this will be the first mainline installment on PC. Unless ‘World’ being in the title means it is an online spin-off. Hmm.

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Jumpy! Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 packs MM 7-10

That bouncy boy Mega Man is returning in another collection of his vintage adventures. Following on from 2015’s Mega Man Legacy Collection, which contained the first six Mega Men from the NES, Capcom have announced a follow-up leaping from the SNES and onwards with Mega Men 7, 8, 9, and 10. As with the first, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 [official site] packs the original games together with bonuses like stage remixes, challenges with leaderboards, and a ‘museum’ with old art and ephemera. Read the rest of this entry »

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite biffing into September

The crossover biffing of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite [official site] will arrive on September 19th, Capcom announced today. The fighting game will throw more Marvel and Capcom characters together in 2v2 scraps. Capcom also confirmed a few more characters — Ultron, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon, Chun-Li, Strider Hiryu, and Chris Redfield — and explained a little of the story. Marvel’s robotic villain Ultron is teaming up with Sigma out Mega Man X to robotify all that grubby organic life, which leads to fisticuffs. Get a peek at the villainous merger in this new trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Resident Evil 7’s free story DLC delayed

The free Resident Evil 7 [official site] story DLC ‘Not A Hero’ is delayed, Capcom have announced. The end of RE7 teased that Not A Hero would arrive in spring 2017, but now it won’t. Capcom say it wasn’t shaping up as good as the rest of the (great) game but they want it to be, so they’ll work on it a while longer. No firm word yet on when it will arrive. For the benefit of folks who’ve not yet played RE7, I’ll not say much about Not A Hero before the cut. Speaking of… Read the rest of this entry »

THE BEEF THAT I HAVE WITH STREET FIGHTER V

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Hello. Usually I write perky upbeat stories about plants and walks but today I have BEEF. It is BEEF with Capcom about a missed opportunity in Street Fighter V [official site]! SO much BEEF I could open a butcher shop or a steak restaurant. It is BEEF so important it warranted a trip to Photoshop to rectify the situation AND I had to remember how to use the color layer mode.

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Capcom re-releasing vintage Disney NES games

A sextet of vintage NES games based on Disney cartoons are being remastered and bundled up for re-release in April, Capcom have announced. The Disney Afternoon Collection will pack Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, and TaleSpin. That’s five platformers and one shoot ’em up. They’re expanded a bit too, packing new Boss Rush Time Attack modes plus a ‘Museum’ collecting art and ephemera. Capcom are working on this with Digital Eclipse, the folks behind the Mega Man Legacy Collection. Read the rest of this entry »

Bam! Pof! Zonk! Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 released

A further good day and SNIKT to you, one and all. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 [official site] has finally arrived on PC, five years after its initial launch. It’s a fighting game throwing Capcom characters from Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and beyond into a big hat with a load of Marvel Comics folks, then shaking the hat until they all get riled and scrap. This here Ultimate edition is the updated version which tweaked a little and added a dozen extra characters, so yes you can see who’d win in a fight between Frank West and Rocket Raccoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Resident Evil 7’s DLC returns to the best of Resi 7

I’ll avoid open spoilers here (you can find those, and our thoughts on them, here, if you’re so minded), but suffice it to say that the final act of Resident Evil 7 Biohazard [official site] is not the equal of the claustrophobic cat and mouse chase/escape room mash-up that makes the rest of the game such a terrifying triumph. It is, then, a relief to find that the first two rounds of DLC, now available on PC after temporary PlayStation imprisonment, broadly mark a return to what made the Baker house such a successful reinvention of the Resi formula.

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