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  • News The Monster Hunter Tri Servers Will be Shutdown Today

    The end of hunting season

    While a number of gamers can be found lurking on the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate online Wii U servers at all hours of the day, we feel it's worth paying a humble tribute to its predecessor, Monster Hunter Tri. Why do this? Because today is the last day when the Wii title's servers will be open for online multiplayer —...

  • Video Ace Attorney 5 Trailer Shows Its Own Brand of Wacky Courtroom Drama

    We have no objection

    Ace Attorney 5 is now just a few months away from release in Japan, while localisation to the West in confirmed but without a timeline for its arrival. As a result Capcom is firing up the hype train in Japan; we can happily hop on board, albeit with the danger that we have no idea what anyone is saying. Still, we must say that...

  • News Resident Evil Revelations Demo to Sneak up on the Wii U eShop

    Quite a revelaiton

    Resident Evil Revelations isn't far away from its Wii U release, aiming to claw at us and eat our brains — though the enemies aren't actually zombies, so maybe just the clawing part — in May. Of course if you own a 3DS you could play the game right now, and it's a stand-out title on the handheld; if you're rocking a Wii U...

  • News Okami Announcement Teased For Next Week

    Just what it is remains a mystery

    Capcom’s official Okami Twitter account in Japan has cast its digital ink upon the canvas of the internet, sending the following message as translated by Gematsu: Hello, this is Okami news. Sorry I’ve been kind of out of touch lately, but I have the feeling we’ll be able to drop a fresh announcement like...

  • News Mega Man Soundtracks Released on U.S. Capcom Store

    If you're in Europe, tough

    The Mega Man franchise is currently indulging in its 25th Anniversary celebrations with various goodies though yes, we know, no full game to date. For fans of the series, however, recent months have given a good opportunity to buy assorted trinkets to celebrate, with Capcom also gradually bringing the first six NES...

  • Guide The Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U Update is Now Live

    We tell you how to make the most of it

    With a game like Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, it's easy to see why a number of gamers would be tempted by the 3DS version. This is an experience that devours dozens of hours of your life, and indulging in the quest to that degree can be tricky if you're fighting over access to a shared TV in order to enjoy it...

  • News Capcom Looking To Provide "Better Single Player Content" In Fighters

    Improved story modes are on the agenda

    Fighting games have slowly developed over the years and now feature a lot more depth than they used to. The standard two people fighting for the sake of fighting model is a thing of the past - modern day brawlers feature characters with much more depth and backstories. For example, Super Smash Bros. Brawl has...

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    Review Viewtiful Joe

    A Viewtiful debut

    Joe is nothing more than an average… well, Joe, as it were. The guy loves old movies and their cheesy melodrama, so when a malevolent hand drags him into a superhero flick, he’s absolutely pumped. This is a chance to do the impossible; to pull off his favorite actions scenes with high-flying kicks, slow-motion thrills, and...

  • News Bass and Treble Figures Turning Up In The U.S. This Summer

    Will join Mega Man and Rush pack

    The 25th anniversary of Mega Man continues to be celebrated in a number of beautiful, non-interactive ways! Capcom Senior Online/Community Manager, Brett Elston, confirmed through his blog that a combo pack of Mega Man’s rivals Bass and Treble will arrive in the U.S. this summer. Produced by D-Arts/Bandai/Tamashii...

  • News The Story of an Abandoned Mega Man FPS, Maverick Hunter, Emerges

    Former Metroid Prime team worked on the project

    When it comes to the 25th Anniversary of Mega Man, we've had scraps to feast on from Capcom. We've had figurines, USB sticks and a free PC game, but what the fans truly crave — new top-end games in the franchise — have been absent so far. Courtesy of Polygon, meanwhile, we now have a glimpse of a...

March2013

  • News Capcom Would Love To Work With WayForward Again

    DuckTales might not be the only game they remaster together

    Capcom revealed DuckTales: Remastered less than a week ago and already we've heard quite a lot about it. The downloadable game will be 70% faithful to the original, with the rest being additional material to smooth things out and bring the game into the modern era. It's being developed by...

  • Feature The Making of Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom & Shadow Over Mystara

    Hey waiter, you got some RPG in my beat ‘em up!

    The fantasy role-playing series Dungeons & Dragons has enjoyed a long a fruitful relationship with the pastime of video gaming. We’ve seen countless digital interpretations of the tabletop war-game, each one utilising the staggering scope of the licence to create new and amazing worlds for...

  • News Gaze Upon The Mega Man Figures You Will Never Own

    Custom made and packed with awesomeness

    There's no shortage of Mega Man figures out there — the popularity of the character both in the west and Japan has ensured a steady flow of cool merchandise — but unsurprisingly most are based on the anime-style iteration of the character, and not the one found on the western boxes. Although they're not...

  • News No Updates Planned For Resident Evil: Revelations On 3DS

    New features limited to HD version

    3DS players wishing to play as the hairtastic Rachel in Resident Evil: Revelations will have to move on to the upcoming console version of the game, according to Capcom Senior VP Christian Svensson. Answering a fan request on the Capcom Unity forums, Svensson denied that any new content would come for the 3DS...

  • News Erutan Beautifully Sings 'The Hunter's Mark' in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Trailer

    Capcom developed the special trailer just for her

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has finally emerged in the West and to celebrate the release Capcom has conjured up a new trailer which features well-known performer Erutan softly sing along with the game's theme. Erutan - whose real name is Kate Covington - has been playing music since she was one and a...

  • News Capcom Having "Ongoing Discussions About Mega Man"

    No new game, but plenty of merchandise on the way

    Capcom revealed a few things during its 'World of Capcom' panel at PAX East. For a start there were the announcements of DuckTales: Remastered and Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, which will both be coming to the Wii U eShop this summer. But it wasn't all about ducks and dragons, Mega...

  • News Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Coming To Wii U eShop This June

    Capcom unleashes the dragon at PAX East

    Prior to PAX East Capcom teased us all by saying there would be a "surprise or two" in store during its 'World of Capcom' panel. It certainly wasn't kidding, as the company has not only confirmed that Duck Tales: Remastered will be making a welcome appearance this summer, but a Dungeons & Dragons...

  • News Capcom To Make "New Product Announcements" At PAX East

    Says there may be "a surprise or two" in store

    PAX East is set to kick off in Boston this weekend and it's sure to generate a heck of a lot of buzz, what with the amount of video game companies that will be in attendance. One of those companies will be Capcom, which will be showcasing games such as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Resident Evil...

  • News Read The Thoughts of Monsters in Resident Evil Revelations

    Rachel confirmed as playable in Raid Mode

    Capcom has revealed a number of new features for the Wii U version of Resident Evil Revelations. Unsurprisingly the main additions come as a result of the GamePad, which is used to display your map, weapons and inventory when playing with two screens - similar to the way it functioned on the 3DS. As we...

  • Video This Brünnhilde Great Sword Can Be Yours For Just 60,000 Zeni

    While stocks last!

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is pretty great and all, but sometimes you just want to put down your controller, pick up a massive blade and actually slay some beasts in the real world. Thank goodness then for the MHSN's recent promotion on the Brünnhilde Great Sword, which is an absolute steal at just 60,000 Zeni. Or perhaps you'd...

  • Rumour Capcom Developing New Strider Title For Digital Services

    Could Strider Hiryu be coming to the Wii U eShop?

    Capcom's Strider is one of the seminal arcade titles of the '80s, thanks to its balletic gameplay, amazing visuals and fantastic setting. Given the amazing potential of the premise (who doesn't want to be a futuristic ninja?), it's surprising that Capcom hasn't done more to exploit the character...

  • News Updated Ace Attorney 5 Website Submits More Information

    New details on Kizuki Kokone, Apollo Justice and 3DS features

    The Ace Attorney series will soon be making the leap over to the 3DS with Ace Attorney 5. It sees Phoenix Wright take centre stage once more, and this time he has a new assistant to help him snare sneaky lies from testimonies. Capcom has recently updated the Ace Attorney 5 website and,...

  • News Monster Hunter Producer Answers Fan Questions In New Video Interview

    Did your question make the cut?

    A few weeks back, Nintendo UK asked Monster Hunter fans to put some questions to producer Ryozo Tsujimoto with the aim of getting them answered in an exclusive video interview. The video has now been posted online, and gives a little more insight into the creation of what is likely to be one of the biggest Nintendo...

  • News Apollo Justice Returns in Ace Attorney 5

    Justice is blind

    More news on Ace Attorney 5 has been promised by Capcom but as of yet we've had no major announcement. However, we have learnt — thanks to a picture in the latest Famitsu magazine — that Apollo Justice is making a return in the upcoming game. The picture shows the young attorney as we've never seen him before. He's still...

  • News Mega Man 3 Hitting 3DS Virtual Console Next Week

    4, 5 and 6 to follow in April, May and June

    Capcom has confirmed that Mega Man 3 will be coming to the North American 3DS Virtual Console next week — March 14th, to be precise. Furthermore, the company has confirmed that Mega Man 4, 5 and 6 will launch in April, May and June respectively. We've no confirmation that the game will be hitting...

  • News Capcom's Gun.Smoke Rated For 3DS eShop Release

    This town ain't big enough for the both of us

    As we reported a short time ago, Capcom looks set to bring its Capcom Arcade Cabinet releases to the Nintendo 3DS as stand-alone downloads. 1943 got rated by the ESRB recently, and the vertically-scrolling shooter has now be joined by wild west blaster Gun.Smoke. Interestingly, Gun.Smoke is actually...

  • News Ace Attorney Collection for 3DS Has Been Proposed "Many Times" at Capcom

    We should "hang in there"

    While the 3DS has seen some notable franchises carry across from its predecessor, the DS, one that hasn't done so in the West is Ace Attorney. Japan has been enjoying Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney since late last year, while Ace Attorney 5 is expected in the same region later this year; alas, localisation hasn't even...

  • News Resident Evil Revelations "Infernal Mode" on Wii U Looks Hard as Hell

    We need a bigger gun...

    While it's not quite the new series entry we may have been hoping for, Resident Evil Revelations on Wii U does take an excellent 3DS title, add some additional characters for the online co-op mode and apply a lick of HD paint. While we need to see it in action and sample its GamePad controls to get a better idea of whether...

  • News Platinum Games: Ask Capcom if You Want Okami 2

    Hideki Kamiya appears open to the idea

    Okami, with its vibrant Japanese art style and immersive gameplay elements, is loved by many a gamer. Originally a PlayStation 2 title, it came to the Wii with motion controls and also recently had a HD version made for the PlayStation 3. Plenty of people out there would love to see a sequel made —...

  • News Capcom Releasing Special Mega Man Ultrabook in Japan

    North America's getting some flash drives, though

    In December of last year, Mega Man celebrated its 25th anniversary. Yes, it was way back in 1987 when Mega Man blasted his way onto the NES and quickly cemented himself into gaming folklore. To celebrate the Blue Bomber's birthday, Capcom is releasing a special edition Mega Man Ultrabook. The...

  • News Capcom Seeks a Western "Breakthrough" With Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

    "We're giving opportunity and options to consumers to really pick up the version they want"

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is old news in Japan — in the case of the 3DS version, very old news — yet it's one of two high-profile releases landing on the Wii U in the West in March, while also giving Nintendo handheld owners their first chance of...

  • News Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's 3DS Online Multiplayer Workaround Is Coming to Europe

    We imagine North America will also be included

    Not too long ago we told you about an option for online multiplayer in Monster Hunter 3 G on 3DS in Japan, which will require a separately sold Wii or Wii U LAN adapter, a Wii U and an app — due to the core software only supporting local multiplayer. No doubt useful for those that only own the 3DS...

February2013

  • News Update to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate To Bring Off-TV Play and Cross-Region Online Multiplayer

    Play with hunters from across the Atlantic from April onwards

    With Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate around the corner on both Wii U and 3DS, it promises to bring an expanded version of the Wii original to a new audience, as well as enthusiastic veteran hunters. It's also a game that has an active community and fan-base, many of whom frequent the...

  • News More Ace Attorney 5 Information Is On The Way

    Capcom's Psyche-Lock is nearly broken

    Last September it was announced that the upcoming Ace Attorney 5 would be making it over to Western shores. However, since then news has been relatively thin on the ground... Hold it! It appears Capcom's senior vice-president Christian Svensson has left some evidence in the C

  • News Street Fighter Chess - For More Intellectual Brawling

    Try the Ryu opening

    Some say video games are violent, to which the response is often "yep, as are TV and films". Without getting dragged into a debate, we've found a product that is arguably as violent as anything else, it's the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Chess Set. Chess? Violent? You bet, it's a game where minions are sent to their slaughter...

  • News Capcom's Arcade Cabinet Games Could Be Hitting The 3DS

    We're gonna party like it's 1943

    A while back, we reported on Capcom Arcade Cabinet — a venture by the esteemed industry veteran to resurrect some of its coin-op classics. So far, the package has only been released on PS3 and Xbox 360, but a recent ESRB listing for vertically-scrolling shooter 1943 seems to suggest that the individual titles...

  • News Monster Hunter 3 G on 3DS to Go Online Via Wii U Adapter

    An optional extra for those with just the 3DS game

    While today's 3DS Nintendo Direct from Japan showed a variety of interesting upcoming games, there was a surprise announcement of a new peripheral that will allow those with Monster Hunter 3 G on 3DS in Japan to take their local multiplayer games online for the first time. All you need is a Wii U...

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