Crazy Capcom!

If you’ve been a longtime reader of buttonmashing, you’ll note that there is a lot of love for the Capcom zombie games, most noteably Dead Rising and Resident Evil 4. Today in London Capcom announced the following games at their Gamer Day:

Street Fighter 4
Development has just begun and the release of the game is more than a year away. No platforms are yet confirmed – a highly stylised animated concept trailer of Ryu and Ken fighting was shown, but no game footage.

Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice
A new character and new series starring a rookie lawyer. Phoenix Wright makes an appearance but is not the lead character. Made specifically for DS.

Lost Planet (PS3)
Available early next year and will include all bonus characters from the PC version and extra downloadable content from the 360 version making it the complete package. Made possible with Blu-ray. 16 player online over the PSN.

Dark Void
A new sci-fi action-adventure IP. Trailer showed third-person and air-vehicle gameplay with a character wearing a steam punk jetpack, skydiving and landing in the cockpit of a gyroscopic aircraft, and then jumping and climbing through airbase fortesses.

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD (Xbox Live Arcade)
The game will feature a spectator mode and is scheduled for a 2008 while the team try and get zero lag for the online mode. Also features stat tracking and widescreen. Original music from Street Fighter 2 will be used, plus remixed versions of all those tunes.

Wii Love Golf
From the Everybody’s Golf team comes a cutesy golf sim, that looks slightly more technical than the PlayStation versions. Players can fade or draw the ball by twisting the Wii-mote when taking a swing.

Notice anything missing? Yep, I don’t see it either. Now, you think that they would possibly want to cash in on one of their better selling games in recent years. However, they see no need (at this time, hopefully) for Dead Rising 2.

Many (heh) of us on the staff here at buttonmashing firmly believe there needs to be a sequel or spirtual successor for Dead Rising. Co-op would be a bonus.

Also, I like Lost Planet for the 360, (On the finish list!) but I don’t see how PS3 gamers are going to be clammoring for it next year. Of course, I may be proven wrong because Resident Evil 4 has done something similar with new platforms and performed reasonably well in sales.

From this list, it’s clear that Capcom views their buttonmashing (ha!) Street Fighter games as the true breadwinners.

Thanks to Evil Avatar and Games Radar for the info.

“Made possible with Blu-ray.” That’s subtle. I wonder how muchthey got from Sony for that?

Comments

  1. If you guys like zombie games, check out Left 4 Dead. It is a a multiplayer-only zombie game being developed by Turtle Rock Studios. It built on Valve’s Source engine, too.

    http://www.l4d.com/

  2. So… was the delay in porting Lost Planet over to the PS3 the thing made possible by Blu-Ray? I love how out of context it is…

    And you can’t honestly tell me that the DLC is so huge that it wouldn’t fit alongside the normal game data on a DVD.

    I’m just glad to see the confirmation of Apollo Justice.

  3. I wouldn’t fret – I’m pretty positive DR2 is in the works, real sequel in the same franchise. No idea about new features though, agreed that coop zombie fun would be the bomb though.

  4. “However, they see no need (at this time, hopefully) for Dead Rising 2.”

    Keiji Inafune has said that although he’d like to do Dead Rising 2, it’s currently not on the table because his bosses point to the fact it didn’t sell well in Japan.

  5. flamingsquirrel says:

    I saw the bit about RE4 a the top and went “sequel! Or a 360/ps3 port? either way, AWESOME!!!”
    Then I went ” **** =/ ”

    Still, pretty neat. Dead Rising with co-op and a non crap save system would own, but I still never got to play the first for more than a few hours.

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