Tag Archives: Capcom

Cosplay feature: Capcom’s “Darkstalkers” (Festival of Dread Special)

There’s few game series that scream Halloween as much as Capcom’s Darkstalkers series. Featuring characters inspired by horror mainstays such as Dracula, the Mummy, and zombies, Darkstalkers has a fun take on whatever your Halloween fancy may call for. As with many other Capcom arcade fighters, the roster of Darkstalkers and its sequels (Night Warriors and Vampire Savior) features expressive

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Cheeky Gaming Ads: Vintage Japanese Flyers

Before the world went nuts and people turned into whiny-ass vanguards of social righteousness, video game advertisements were frequently quite awesome. This is the second post highlighting samples of how the video game industry didn’t take itself so seriously and let their advertisements reflect the spirit of their games… through fun. In this go-around, we’re looking exclusively at Japanese game

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Australian retailer leaks standalone physical editions of “Resident Evil 5 & 6” for Nintendo Switch

Because 4 just isn’t itchy and tasty enough…. Australian online retailer Mighty Ape has listed standalone physical editions of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 for the Nintendo Switch. Both are listed for a 27 March release. Both RE:5 and RE:6 were part of the Resident Evil Triple Pack, which released this past October in North America and Japan

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Capcom renews “Dino Crisis”, “Darkstalkers” & “Power Stone” trademarks

Capcom has been exploring the idea of resurrecting its classic properties for a while, but it looks as though the Japanese publisher is laying the groundwork to bring several franchises back into the limelight. In late November, Capcom renewed the trademarks for a number of games, including: Breath of Fire, Captain Commando, Cyberbots, Darkstalkers, Dino Crisis, Power Stone, and others.

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Capcom announces Seth for “Street Fighter V: Champion Edition”

On Sunday, Capcom revealed that Seth will be joining the character roster of Street Fighter V: Champion Edition when it releases next February. You can check out Seth’s reveal trailer below. Formerly the final boss of Street Fighter IV, Seth has since downloaded his consciousness into a female Doll Unit, though one of Seth’s five costumes is his original male

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Capcom blames “Devil May Cry 5” censorship on European law; are they covering for Sony?

Capcom recently responded to a customer inquiry regarding the censorship of Devil May Cry V, indicating that a brief glimpse of Trish’s posterior censored in the PS4 version of the game due to restrictions imposed by European law. A “day one” patch added a garish purple lens flare to about two seconds of a non-interactive cutscene, though the censorship was

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Playstation Store confirms existence of “Resident Evil 3” remake

Cover artwork for Capcom’s Resident Evil 3 (aka Biohazard 3) remake have surfaced on the PlayStation Store, confirming that the rumored project will indeed become a reality. This discovery was made by Gamstat, which tracks all new items added to the PlayStation Store. In addition, artwork for Capcom’s Project Resistance were also posted to the online store, confirming the one

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Rumor: Capcom to release “Resident Evil 3 Remake” in 2020

According to reports received by VGC and YouTube gaming news channel Spawn Wave, Capcom intends to release a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis in 2020. This unconfirmed news is certainly plausible, as Resident Evil 2 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi has previously indicated that Capcom would consider releasing more Resident Evil remakes if fans “voice their enthusiasm” for them. Seeing as

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Hong Kong PlayStation Store leaks “Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection” (updated)

Update: this leak has since been confirmed by Sony. Original story follows. A PS4 listing for Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection has appeared on the Hong Kong PlayStation Store. The title had not been formally announced by Capcom. The collection includes Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3, and 4 (originally released for the GameBoy Advance) as well as Mega Man

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The original “Devil May Cry” coming to Nintendo Switch

Capcom recently announced that the original Devil May Cry is coming this summer to the Nintendo Switch. It’s difficult to gauge the impact of this announcement as details are scant at the moment. After all, it’s quite possible that the Nintendo Switch version of DMC will be little more than a simple standalone port of the game included in the

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The butt is back! Latest “Devil May Cry V” patch reverses PS4 censorship

Last month, an update patch exclusive to the PS4 version of Devil May Cry V “Thanos-snapped” away Trish’s nude posterior in one of the game’s cutscenes. Now, a heroic avenger at Capcom has heard gamers’ cries for justice, and reversed the snap with yet another gameplay patch for the North American version of the game. Hail, conquering hero! We shall

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Mother sues EGM over son’s death 27 years after Sheng Long April Fools joke

In 1992, 13-year old Richard Hunt was awake in his room, well past his bedtime, playing away furiously at Street Fighter II on his Super Nintendo. Richard’s mother, Debra Hunt, recalls walking into his room at nearly midnight. “I was really angry with him,” she says “It was a school night. I remember I threatened to take the TV out

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Sony’s censorship policy hits “Devil May Cry 5” on PS4

Sony’s recently implemented policy of censoring third party games on the PlayStation platform has finally come to a triple-A release. Capcom’s long-awaited Devil May Cry 5 was released last week on all platforms, but the game’s day-one patch on PS4 censors a cinematic scene in the game using, you guessed it, lens flare. Keep in mind that there are slight

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Which “Street Fighter II” characters are least likely to survive their injuries?

Fans of Street Fighter II and other Japanese games may have noticed that a character’s blood type is often listed in their bio. There are some important cultural reasons for this, but could a street fighter’s blood type have real-world effects on their ability to survive all of those hemorrhages and cracked ribs? According to a study published in the

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Want an uncensored “Onimusha” experience? Play with Japanese voices

The HD remaster of Capcom’s Onimusha: Warlords is finally upon us, but those who remember the game’s PS2 release in 2001 may recall that a scene in the western versions of the game was censored when compared to the Japanese original. The scene in question is just before the boss battle against Hecuba, a female demon who transforms, quite dramatically,

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Onimusha: Warlords is getting an HD re-release this January; is Capcom actually listening?

As we reported in May, Capcom’s plan for the fiscal year ending in March 2019 included “utilizing dormant IP and remakes”. We speculated at the time that Capcom would do well to dust off the Onimusha series for a revival. On Tuesday, Capcom indicated that they agree with us, because Onimusha: Warlords is coming to PC and all major consoles

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Mega Man 11 releases October 2, many new details in latest trailer

The original super fighting robot will return to consoles and PC on October 11. According to Capcom’s newest release, Mega Man 11 will also feature a new gameplay feature dubbed the “Double Gear system,” which enhances Mega Man’s normal capabilities. The Speed Gear briefly slows down time giving Mega Man time to react to more frantic moments. Sounds like the

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Capcom aims to revive dormant IPs, which do you want to see?

On Wednesday, Capcom posted an overview of its strategies and plans for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. As part of that, the company provided insight into growth strategies, and its focus going forward. Capcom first highlighted that, with new titles, it will “regularly release titles for major IP while also utilizing dormant IP and remakes”. A part of the

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New Humble Bundle features Capcom & SEGA titles on PlayStation

Capcom and SEGA have joined to support a handful of charities by offering a combined Humble Bundle aptly named the The Humble Capcom X SEGA PlayStation Bundle, including games for the PS4, PS Vita and PS3 (…really?). Proceeds can go to support your choice of three charities: Save the Children US, the American Red Cross, and the Rett Syndrome Research

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