Posts Tagged ‘Capcom’

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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Red Ken: Street Fighter V Comes To London

It’s no surprise to hear that Ken will be in Street Fighter V [official site], given that he’s been one of the core characters for yonks, but Capcom’s announcement has brought the surprise news that he’s been given a hideous makeover.

More important than that is the amazing London stage shown off in Ken’s trailer. Street Fighter’s interpretations of cultures are always odd, and it’s especially delightful to see that in my own city. Perhaps I spend too much time in ponds, but I don’t remember the Queen’s Guard hanging around train stations playing jazz. That’ll be the old Blitz Spirit re-emerging during the Tube strike.

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Wot I Think: Devil May Cry 4 – Special Edition

As the mighty PC strides into the future, a choice faces the great console developers. Support the biggest and most powerful platform on the planet or miss out on sales: seems like an easy decision, but the results can be questionable. When considering Capcom’s Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition [official site], for example, exhibit A would be DMC4’s original PC port in 2008, a straight-from-console affair that could only be controlled with a pad. Great game plus great hardware doesn’t always equal great experience. So, with the Special Edition now launched, does this devil finally get his due?

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Ultra Street Fighter IV’s Long Road To Becoming The World’s Greatest Fighting Game

A month or so ago there was a Capcom weekend on Steam, where some of the publisher’s finest cuts were free to play for a few days. Out of curiosity as to whether my old 360 arcade stick would work with it I downloaded Ultra Street Fighter IV [official site]. I have a long history with Street Fighter IV and thought I knew what to expect – but the World Warriors blew me away again, and that once-dusty stick is now part of the furniture. Here’s why.

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Slash-o! Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition Released

What would make The Devil cry? I’ve always thought him more the sort to shout and rage and punch a hole in the kitchen wall, but after he storms out the house to the pub I can see him returning at 2am weeping and sobbing. “I can’t help myself,” he says. “I’ve got a problem,” his cracked voice lets out. “I don’t mean to hurt you. I’m sorry. I just… why those filthy apes? I can’t… what was wrong with me?” And god, you’re tired, you are so tired of hearing this, always the same.

But I bet he’d be well cheered by the action of Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition [official site], which launched last night. Next time he’s slumped in front of Songs of Praise, his claws digging deeper and deeper into the armrest, turn the telly over to that and watch his crooked smile lift.

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Gauge Fight: Street Fighter V Battle Systems

Unwrapping his birthday presents, M Bison was delighted that someone had bought him the purple Lava Lamp he wanted

The new Street Fighter V [official site] trailer is in two minds. It starts by introducing a few characters, which might lead you to believe you’re going to get some insights about the roster, but then it flips into explanations of the new V-Gauge and Critical Arts systems. The V-Gauge is a new addition to the series and sits alongside Street Fighter IV’s EX Gauge – it allows characters to perform unique counters and reversals, as well as “triggers” that are linked to character-specific abilities or buffs. Critical Arts are ultra-super-power combos. Ultra-super-power is also the title of the upcoming enhanced edition of Street Fighter V.

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High-Def Leech Monsters: Resident Evil 0 Trailer

When Capcom announced a remastered version of 2002 survival horror prequel Resident Evil 0 [official site] in May, they didn’t have much to show or even say about what’d be different. It’d obviously look prettier, right, but what else?

Now a new trailer and trickle of details reveal more of how it’s prettied-up. Capcom say the new version (which is also the game’s PC debut) will bring a 16:9 widescreen option, 1080p support, 5.1 surround sound, an option for non-tanky controls, and high-resolution textures created from scratch in the style of the original. Fancy that!

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Mega Man Mega Bundle: Mega Man Legacy Collection

I always enjoy Mega Man's look of dismay.

While the co-creator of Mega Man is busy making a new Mega Man in all but name, the platforming robot’s publishers are taking the easy option and re-releasing old Mega Man games.

Capcom today announced the Mega Man Legacy Collection, a bundle o’ the first six classic Mega Man games (no Mega Man X here) – their official PC debuts. They’re not doing nowt with ‘em, mind. The Collection will include a ‘Challenge Mode’ which Capcom say “remixes gameplay segments from all six games”. What that means, they don’t quite say, so let’s assume they’ve got in a bangin’ producer to reinterpret Mega Man as a vaporwave walking simulator.

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Spooky Voice: Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster Announced

Click to embiggen the boldest screenshot.

Biohazard 0, a poem by Alice O’Connor age 31

Biohazard
Do you cry, o hazard?
They call you a ‘Resident Evil’
Those nasty people
Then sneer that you’re ‘Zero’
But o hazard look at you now: a hero
You’re being redone by Capcom who make Devil May Cry which has a character named Nero.

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Grovel Before M. Bison’s Psycho Power In SFV

At this point, most Street Fighter V [official site] character reveals are met with more relief than surprise as fans confirm the existence of their favourite fighters in the latest version of the game. M. Bison has been in practically every new edition since Street Fighter II and yet here we are, watching his addition to the roster be unvealed in a new trailer, as if it wasn’t already a sure thing. I mean, we’re not even 100% certain Ken will be invited to the fight this time. He will be though. Right? Right…

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