Posts Tagged ‘Capcom’

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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Dead Rising 4 coming to Windows 7 and Steam in March

The absurd Windows 10 exclusivity of Dead Rising 4 [official site] will end on March 14th, Capcom have announced. It’ll arrive on Steam and yes, for Windows 7 too. Dead Rising 4 isn’t great, sure, but if you want to mow down zombie hordes while dressed as Street Fighter’s Cammy you might still fancy it. Read the rest of this entry »

Resident Evil 7 serves Banned Footage DLCs on PC today

Two ghostloads of new scares arrive in Resident Evil 7 Biohazard [official site] today with the launch of the ‘Banned Footage’ DLC packs. Each adds a mish-mash of new story bits and modes, from escaping a room while in the watchful care of a cannibal to betting your fingers in a Saw-like game of Blackjack. Awful. These DLC packs have been out on PlayStation 4 for a bit because of exclusivity shenanigans but hey, this means I got to live a bit longer without seeing that awful Blackjack. Warning: it is awful. However, the monster wearing a jaunty hat is great. Swings and roundabouts. Read the rest of this entry »

Ice to meet you! Next Street Fighter V character is Kolin

The next pugilist joining the Street Fighter V [official site] roster is someone old, someone new, someone bearfriendly [nice -ed.] and someone blue. Capcom have announced that they’re elevating background character Kolin to playable status, sending her out to ice fools with her cryokinetic powers. She was first introduced in 1997’s Street Fighter III as the personal assistant to one of those Illuminati naughties but will throw her fur hat into the ring on February 28th. Here, check out her chilly moves in this trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Compucrypts: Resident Evil 7 now supports older CPUs

Resident Evil 7 [official site] is a spooky-ooky good time, our Adam will tell you, but some would-be players suffered a f-f-fearul f-f-f-fright discovering their CPU was unexpectedly unable to run it. Good news, oldboxers! If your PC creaks like a spookhouse, crawling with cobwebs and powered by a CPU which doesn’t support SSSE3 SIMD, you can now (potentially) play RE7 as Capcom have released a wee patch yesterday which changed that and nothing else. Short and sweet. Ghostboxes now welcome. Read the rest of this entry »

RPS discusses… the gruesome glories and nonsensical excesses of Resident Evil 7

Alec: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Resident Evil 7 Biohazard [official site] is a new first person horror/action game that definitely has nothing whatsoever to do with anything else called Resident Evil, no siree. Definitely just some creepy people in a house. That’s all.

We’ve both played it now, Adam. Shall we throw all caution to the wind and go FULL SPOILERS as we discuss what works, what doesn’t and how it does or does not tie into the rest of this stalwart survival horror series?
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Resident Evil 7 has a door problem

For several years of this website’s existence, our most-read post was my short, hasty, freeform, crude, drunken poem lamenting videogames’ excessive use of locked doors to gate progress or pretend that an area is larger than it really is. I’m not proud, not even slightly. But it is a universal frustration, which is why the piece took off as it did. So very often, we play as action heroes capable of amazing feats of strength, skill and survival, but give ’em a wooden door or chainlink fence and they’re totally confounded.

Resident Evil 7 [official site] is my favourite new game of January, a master-crafted slice of tension and gross-out excess, yet its over-reliance on evidently flimsy yet entirely impassable obstacles is very nearly its undoing. Read the rest of this entry »

Resident Evil 7 shows off DLC scares

While Resident Evil 7 [official site] DLC has started creeping onto PlayStations, sadly we need to wait for a few weeks because of some lousy exclusivity deal (‘sadly’ because RE7 is great, yeah?). But as we’ve not mentioned the DLC before and it’s out in the wild, rustling through the trees and rattling doorknobs, now seems a good time to have a gander at what’s coming. So! Two paid DLC packs will add a mish-mash of new modes and ministories, followed by a paid new story episode, then finally a new little storyline will arrive free in the spring. Read the rest of this entry »

Dead Rising 4 adding higher difficulty, Street Fighter gear

Tougher new difficulty modes are coming to Dead Rising 4 [official site] next week, Capcom have announced. Low difficulty undercutting purpose and tension was one of Adam’s big complaints in his review of the open-world zombiekiller — but not his only complaint — so this sounds a promising addition. Over on the wackier side of whacking walking corpses, Monday’s update will also bring five Street Fighter outfits for Frank. I must say, I am surprised by how perky his buttocks look in that ↑ Cammy costume. Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: Resident Evil 7

An hour in to Resident Evil 7 [official site], lead character Ethan is having the worst day imaginable. Heading deep into the bayou to search for his missing wife, having received an email from her three years after her disappearance, he finds himself trapped in a horror house, taking part in a bizarre and brutal game of cat and mouse. He is the mouse and the various cats come in the form of local residents, The Baker Family. Ethan is your eyes, but it’s the Bakers who are the stars of the show, and what a wonderful show it is.

Resident Evil 7 walks a difficult line. It’s both a return to the series’ horror house roots and a bold departure from the third-person puzzling and head-popping of the main entries in that series. It succeeds by delivering on both fronts, true to its origins but also eager to explore new ground.

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Have You Played… Resident Evil 4?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Resident Evil 4 [Steam page] is a great game that I resent. I don’t resent it because the SAVE THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER PLOT is ridiculous in a way that I find grating rather than enjoyably camp, and I’m perfectly capable of brushing aside Sera and his enthusiastic reference to Ashley’s “ballistics”. The game is good enough to survive those horrors. But in among the SyFy channel mutants and daft heroics, there’s an actual horror game screaming for attention, and I feared the bombastic joys elsewhere might have strangled the terror out of Resi for good.

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Initial thoughts on Resi 7’s performance & Evil Deadiness

Adam’s handling our full Resident Evil 7 [official site] review, but in the meantime I thought I’d share some more immediate thoughts on how it runs, what it looks and feels like and if it seems at all on course to be the series reinvention it strove for. (By which I mean: I really, really wanted to play it too and this is how I justify doing so in work hours.)

Note that this does not include any storyline spoilers outside of the barest facts of the setting, or anything specific about the threats you face, but does discuss the broader structure and nature of some early obstacles. If you want to in totally cold, don’t read this yet, but if you already know basically what Resi 7 is about, you’ll be fine.
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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 swings to PC on March 7

Capcom have announced a release date of March 7th for the long-overdue PC version of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 [official site], bringing us up to date with their comics vs. computers crossover fighting game before the new MvC Infinite hits later this year. MvC3 is coming to PC five years after its initial release, packing all the DLC characters. Given that MvC Infinite will take the series back down from 3v3 to 2v2 and seemingly has fewer mutants, it’s nice that we’re finally getting this one. Read the rest of this entry »

Resident Evil 7 demo puts the evil back in Biohazard

Debate’s long raged/wanked on about whether we in the West should really call the Resident Evil series by its Japan-given name, Biohazard. With the demo for the upcoming Resident Evil 7 [official site], that debate is over. There could be no more fitting name for its new house of horrors than Resident Evil.
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