Posts Tagged ‘Capcom’

Not Resident Evil: Multiplayer Spin-off Umbrella Corps

This is not a Resident Evil game.

Umbrella Corps sounds like the name of an English regiment in an WW2 spoof movie starring Adam Sandler. Under the leadership of Sir Lance Corporal Wilbert Bottombugle, the Umbrella Corps turn their noses up at Sandler until “that blasted Yank” saves the day by accidentally blowing up Oberleutnant Schnauzersniffer’s sausage stash. The Queen awards him a medal, then squeezes his bum.

Not quite. Umbrella Corps [official site] is actually a competitive team-based shooter spin-off from Resident Evil. Capcom announced it today at the Tokyo Game Show, and are planning a 2016 release.

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Street Fighter V Reveals New Fighter But Wait, Wrestling!

Capcom have revealed a brand new fighter throwing down in Street Fighter V [official site], the wind-whirling Rashid, but look, his unveiling has mostly reminded me that I never told you about a ridiculous and amazing older character confirmed to return in the new punch ‘em up. Yes yes I know you may want to learn about Rashid and I’ll get to the Middle Eastern scrapper soon but first: check out the absurdity of wrestler Rainbow Mika, who pumps the crowd and calls her tag-team partner to pummel peeps:

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Capcom RPG Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Heads To PC

Unexpected and welcome news has just reached us from Capcom HQ. No, we’re not going to get a Megaman Battle Network Legacy collection on PC but there is a port incoming – intriguing RPG Dragon’s Dogma [official site], in its expanded Dark Arisen edition, will be landing on PC in January.

“The PC version will feature stunningly high-res graphics and improved fidelity, as well as support for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers, as well as a traditional keyboard and mouse control scheme.”

It’s a fantasy RPG with AI controlled party members who are referred to as “pawns”. I haven’t played it but I have a soft spot for it already because one person I know, who has terrible taste in everything, thinks it’s a load of cobblers.

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Eyebeams, Go! Resident Evil 0 HD’s Wesker Mode

EYEBEAMS!

Resident Evil is super goofy, but in a loveable way – when it’s not taking itself too seriously. A new addition to the upcoming revamp of Resident Evil 0 [official site] looks to be on the knowingly silly side, starring the mutated Albert Wesker zapping zombies with his eyebeams.

Wesker Mode is a separate mode with Bertie larking about with Rebecca Chambers and sorta disarming the tension by casually zipping around at superspeed and exploding monsters with his psychic powers. Come see how adorably daft this is:

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Let’s Rock: Mega Man Legacy Collection Released

I was a little dismissive when Capcom announced the Mega Man Legacy Collection during E3 in June, thinking that the bundle of Mega Man 1-6 would be the usual slapdash retro collection with some ugly graphics filters on top. Oh, what a terrible cynic I was! It actually seems a fairly loving attempt to preserve them, and ‘porting’ studio Digital Eclipse’s first crack at the video games equivalent of “scanning a film in 4K” to create a print usable for the ages. It’s complicated. I’ll explain.

You can see for yourself how it’s turned out, as the Mega Man Legacy Collection last night launched on Steam, priced at £11.99.

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Resident Evil 2 Fan Remake Stopped By Capcom Request

One way or another, Resident Evil 2 is being remade. Three weeks ago, we peeked at Resident Evil 2 Reborn, a fan project that’s been in the works for years and was due to launch this summer. Then, last week, Resident Evil owners Capcom confirmed they have plans for their own official remake. Now, surprise surprise, the fan remake is off.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Is In The Works At Capcom

Remember when I was like, “isn’t it weird that a bunch of dudes on the Internet are having to remake Resident Evil 2 themselves instead of Capcom?”

The question was posed, the universe agreed, and so the cogwheels turned: Capcom’s gonna make a nice lil’ Resident Evil 2 remake for y’all to enjoy. Thanks, VideoGamer.com.

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Undead: Resident Evil 2 Fan Remake Free This Summer

About 17 years ago, back when most of you were a mere twinkle in yer mom’s wombish bits, Capcom released a little zombie game called Resident Evil 2. Now the year 2015, in a time where the weird bulbous character models of yore no longer carry the same value in the eyes of my jaded Millennial peers, the final touches are being made to a long-awaited free fan remake called Resident Evil 2 Reborn [official site].

Reborn has been in the making for around two years, initially using the Unity engine before moving on to Unreal Engine 4. It features totally revamped 3D models, particle effects, better lighting, textures and animation. All that fun stuff. You can check out a few clips below.

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No Ultra, No Turbo: Street Fighter V Is The Only SFV

RRrrrRRRR I'M WORTH IT

For years, Capcom have iterated upon each major Street Fighter game with Turbo, Ultra, Championship, and Goodness Knows What Other Editions, tweaking the balance and adding new characters and stages. That’s all good and well when you need to physically release new cartridges, but that hasn’t been the case for years. So, finally, they’re sticking with one game. Street Fighter V [official site] will be it – no Ultra, no Turbo.

All “balance and system adjustments” will come free. A steady flow of new content like characters is planned, for players to buy either with a virtuacash earned by playing or real money. Speaking of characters, Capcom announced a new one too, that guy with the locks.

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Watch Evo 2015 This Weekend, It’ll Be Great

This man has just won a thing and is about to do a full forward roll.

But what, you may reasonably ask, is that?

Evo is the world championships of fighting games. If you like fighting games, you’re already planning to watch it, have Monday off work and are stocking up on cool snacks. If you don’t hopefully you haven’t already stopped reading, because Evo is the spectator event of the year unless you have some sort of allergy to excitement. Taking place each year in Las Vegas, it’s a celebration of competitive play, an exhibition of extreme skill and Championship Sunday is 8+ hours of pure, undiluted hype. Here’s what you should watch, when and how.

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