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December2011

  • News Monster Hunter 4 Video Was All Real-Time, All the Time

    Actually playable

    If, like us, you were wowed by the Monster Hunter 4 video Capcom revealed back in September but thought "that can't possibly be accurate" — apparently it can. A recent Iwata Asks interview (via Andriasang) reveals that not only was it real-time footage of the upcoming 3DS game, it was actually played by Capcom staff...

  • News Resident Evil Revelations Trailer Goes Back to Basics

    Dire-logue

    Resident Evil Revelations might be one of the best looking games on the way to 3DS but, as is the series' tradition, it's not just an exercise in graphical grunt: there's a nonsensical plot tying it all together too. Publishing partners Nintendo and Capcom just released a new trailer introducing Terragrigia, a European city that's central...

  • News New Resi Revelations Screenshots Lurk Within

    Some scary, some not

    Early 2012 sees Resident Evil Revelations hit 3DS with some of the best graphics we've seen any portable console pump out in a good long time. Nintendo just sent over some fresh new screenshots showing off the game's Raid Mode, an online-enabled co-operative game type opened up after you finish the game. One enemy certainly has more than a little air of Chaos from Sonic..

November2011

  • News Circle Pad Pro Hits Europe in January 2012

    Resi bundle confirmed

    It's official: the 3DS Circle Pad Pro accessory is coming to Europe on 27th January 2012. The add-on launches on the same day as Resident Evil Revelations, one of the first games that supports the extra attachment to reach European shores. The accessory will be available on its own or in a limited edition bundle with the game, both for as-yet unspecified prices. Will you grab..

  • News Monster Hunter 3 G Demo Stomping to Japan's eShop

    You asked for it

    3DS-enhanced monster mash Monster Hunter 3 G is set to be one of the first 3DS games to offer a downloadable demo in Japan. The 169MB demo contains two quests and a choice of 12 weapons, with quests lasting around 20 minutes. Most interesting is Capcom's confirmation the demo is playable a maximum of 30 times before it becomes...

  • News No Good at Monster Hunter? Buy Quest Rewards Instead

    StreetPass mode explained

    While every hunter this side of Japan anxiously awaits a release date for Monster Hunter 3 G, Capcom has revealed more of the game's StreetPass features including an intriguing method of clearing quests. StreetPassed players will appear in a tavern by the harbour; for a fee, you can send them out to clear any quest they've previously completed. Wait a few minutes and..

  • News Resi Revelation's Online Mode is Locked Until Completion

    Earn your stripes

    One of early 2012's biggest 3DS games, Resident Evil Revelations, comes loaded with an online co-operative feature called Raid Mode, but now it's surfaced that you have to complete the game's campaign before you can access it. According to Andriasang, producer Masachika Kawata revealed you'll have to make your way through the...

  • News Mega Drive Strider Confirmed For European Virtual Console

    Good news, everyone!

    After yesterday's rumour that Strider is coming to Wii Virtual Console we asked Capcom Europe exactly what's going on. We're now happy to report that the rumours were true: the Mega Drive version of Strider is coming to Virtual Console. Interestingly the game — and fellow westward-bound VC title Super Street Fighter II with...

  • Rumour Strider Bound for Wii Virtual Console

    It's all happening

    As if the recent revelation that Super Street Fighter II with online play is coming west, there's a double-whammy of good Capcom VC news as rumours also point to a Western release for Strider. Siliconera reports both games are now confirmed for release outside Japan, but so far only SSFII has been officially announced by Capcom. We've approache

  • News Super Street Fighter II with Online Coming Westward Too

    Capcom confirms

    Just a little while ago, we posted a story about Japan getting the Mega Drive version of Super Street Fighter II with added online multiplayer. As the west had not received the previous two online-enabled Virtual Console games (the arcade versions of Puyo Puyo and Puyo Puyo 2), and because of the fact that there haven't been any...

  • News Japan Gets Super Street Fighter II with Online Play on VC

    Hadouken!

    While the Wii Virtual Console continues to decompose in the West, Japan's still getting the goods, with a few enhancements to boot. The latest game to hit the service is the Mega Drive version of Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, brought up to date with online play via Nintendo WiFi Connection. By comparison, in the West we...

  • News Capcom Considering Monster Hunter 3 G Western Release

    Never say never

    Despite rumours to the contrary, Monster Hunter 3 G is still not confirmed for release outside of Japan. Does that mean it will never leave the Land of the Rising Sun though? Capcom fielded that exact question during a recent investor Q&A call, and although the answer isn't the life-changing announcement some might hope for it's...

  • News Bionic Commando Swings to Japan's 3DS VC Next Week

    Who's next?

    Capcom's already put two Game Boy titles on 3DS Virtual Console in the West — Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge and Gargoyle's Quest — and next week it adds a third title over in Japan: Bionic Commando. We already know the game is heading to the West in "Quarter 4" thanks to an announcement

  • News Evidence Mounts for Circle Pad Pro Name

    Capcom in on the act too

    Last night's batch of new screenshots and videos for Resident Evil Revelations also came with an attached fact sheet, and it all-but confirms the Circle Pad expansion's official Western name. Alongside information about the co-op raid mode, the sheet also states: Compatible with Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro – Add a fourth control scheme to your gameplay experience with..

October2011

  • News Resident Evil Revelations Blows Up With Multiplayer Raid Mode

    Trailer inside

    Remember when we told you that you wouldn't have to face the nightmare alone in Resident Evil Revelations? We meant it — Capcom has just sent over a trailer of the multiplayer co-operative Raid mode for you to digest. It seems the multiplayer component takes in specific missions rather than the regular story levels and in truth it doesn't look too different to the standard game,..

  • Rumour Monster Hunter 3 G Lurching Toward Europe

    So have your swords sharpened by Autumn 2012

    Update: We have received word from Official Nintendo Magazine that the posted Autumn 2012 date is not official confirmation of the game's European release. Capcom's official statement about the game is "we have nothing to announce at this time." Original story below. Capcom's popular...

  • News New Monsters and Weapons Ahoy in Monster Hunter 3 G Video

    A new twist on old favourites

    Monster Hunter 3 G looks good in screenshots, but it looks even better in the video below. We already knew that new monsters would appear, but the trailer also shows off variants on some of Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri)'s most fearsome challenges: there's a purple Jhen Moran and a white Lagiacrus for starters, as well as a...

  • News Monster Hunter 3G Definitely Doesn't Have Online Play

    The final word

    Capcom's confirmed its much anticipated 3DS title Monster Hunter 3 G, due out in Japan in December, definitely won't have online play. The game's official Japanese site restates that the 3DS's online capabilities are only used to download extra content, and that anyone wanting to play multiplayer will need to get together with...

  • News Resident Evil Revelations Comes Loaded with Multiplayer

    Online and local

    You don't have to face the nightmare in Resident Evil Revelations alone, as the game's official Japanese site has just confirmed the inclusion of online and local multiplayer modes. The game will allow up to two players in local or online mode, and will feature StreetPass connectivity too. The site doesn't give any further details about how these features will work, but you can bet..

  • Feature Resident Evil's Nintendo History

    Undead on the big N, past, present and future

    The claustrophobic darkness. The creeping undead. The hideous monsters. The Resident Evil series has brought such thrills and chills to our TVs since 1996, and it’s taken quite a unique path when it comes to Nintendo consoles. With the month of All Hallows’ Eve upon us, we decided to take a look at...

  • Feature How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

    The Resident Evil way

    As we get closer to Halloween and all of the ghouls and ghosts that come with the spookiest of holidays, we feel it’s time to start focusing on what’s important at this time of year: survival. With all of these monsters preparing to rise from their graves, or wherever they’ve been hiding, perhaps we should all plan for...

  • News Limited Edition Monster Hunter 3 G Bundles to Hit Japan

    Time to drool

    Monster Hunter 3 G is just two months away from launching in Japan, with a lot resting on its broad warrior's shoulders. For maximum impact, Nintendo and Capcom have teamed up to provide two limited edition bundles that should hopefully turn excitement into sales. First off is the limited edition Monster Hunter 3 G 3DS console...

  • News Resi Revelations Infects North America on 7th February

    Europe on 27th January

    Capcom has announced a release date for the first of 2012's big 3DS games: Resident Evil Revelations. The 3DS exclusive will reach North America on 7th February 2012, with retailer GameStop offering a protective 3DS case when you pre-order and purchase. Gamers in Europe get it even earlier: it launches across the continent on...

September2011

  • News Get Your Special Resident Evil Miis Now

    Straight from Tokyo Games Show

    Nintendo might have been a no-show at TGS this year, but there's still a neat little surprise for 3DS owners. Around the show floor, Capcom placed some special Resident Evil Revelations adverts, each bearing a QR code. Scan these with your 3DS and surprise — you get a special Mii with shiny gold trousers based on one...

  • News Meet Resident Evil Revelations' Rachel in Extended Trailer

    Longer and uncut

    Resident Evil Revelations is one of our most anticipated 3DS games of 2012, and that was before we saw the trailer below that looks to make some of the best use of the stereoscopic 3D since Dead or Alive: Dimensions. The trailer below may not contain any gameplay footage, but the quality of the animation is undeniable, even if we haven't quite figured out how Rachel manages to see..

  • News Point Your Finger at This Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Trailer

    All together now...

    Two of the DS's greatest heroes are combining in one 3DS adventure. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright is real, and it looks like this. The first thing worth noting is the 3D polygon models of Layton and Phoenix are remarkably faithful to their original two-dimensional selves, with the familiar sight of Wright's brow dripping...

  • News Capcom Refused Inafune's MML3 Contract Proposal

    Inafune losing hope

    Capcom's announcement in July that Mega Man Legends 3 would not see release sparked quite the vitriolic response from supporters, thanks in no small part to its planned utilisation of fan influence and ideas to mould and shape the title. The company stated at the time that this was unrelated to the departure of series creator...

  • News There's Hope for Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Outside Japan

    Another mystery to investigate

    The thought of seeing two of gaming's greatest minds face-off in Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright is the reason we get out of bed in the morning, but when it was revealed that Ace Attorney Investigations 2 wouldn't come Westward some were worried that future mental mastery wouldn't make it out of Japan either. Now...

  • News Hear the Roar of More Monster Hunter 3G Shots and Details

    Unless you're using earplugs

    Monster Hunter 3 G is coming to 3DS, and it's bringing new features, monsters and more along with it. Aside from the opinion-splitting analogue stick add-on the game will offer a form of lock-on camera control using the touch screen. When a large monster enters the area, tapping the target icon will activate the feature: press L and your view will automatically centre..

  • News Famitsu Leads with More Monster Hunter Tri G 3DS Details

    Bigger and better?

    When revealing the 3DS Circle Pad add-on, Famitsu also confirmed the existence of one of the most-requested 3DS games: Monster Hunter Tri G, an expanded version of Wii adventure Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri). The magazine reports that unlike PSP's Monster Hunter Portable 3rd the 3DS version will retain the underwater combat introduced in the Wii game, although apparently the controls..

  • Rumour Monster Hunter Tri G To Be Revealed Next Week

    It's that time again

    Every man and his dog is predicting a Monster Hunter reveal for 3DS soon: Mizuho Security pegged it for TGS 2011, and now another rumour has reared its monstrous head, claiming we'll see the game shown off next week. The source of the rumour is an anonymous Internet poster claiming to work for the Computer Entertainment...

August2011

  • News Analyst Predicts Monster Hunter Announcement at TGS 2011

    Here we go again

    Every time a major games event comes around, the rumour mill fires up to maximum efficiency and churns out a sludgy stream of hype and nonsense, in which one may occasionally find a glimmering diamond of truth. With Tokyo Games Show a few weeks away, Japanese analyst Mizuho Securities has predicted a big announcement from Capcom at the show, and has increased its predicted share..

  • News ESRB Rates Mega Man X2 for Virtual Console

    More love for Mega Man

    With the re-release of Mega Man X on the Wii's Virtual Console back in April, it looks like the X series is set to return as a classification from the Entertainment Software Rating Board suggests, Tucked away within the ESRB website is a rating for Mega Man X2. Originally released on the SNES back in 1994, the action platformer was also made available on the GameCube as part..

  • News Capcom Sets Three Game Boy Games Onto 3DS VC

    Gargoyle's Quest next week

    Capcom has supported Virtual Console on Wii for years, so it's good to see it getting behind the 3DS Virtual Console with the same gusto. The company has just announced its line-up of 3DS Virtual Console games for the rest of the year, with some quality titles in there. Next week in Europe sees the release of Gargoyle's...

  • News Resi Revelations Trailer Features Classic Voice Acting

    Classic doesn't always mean "good"

    Resident Evil and voice acting go together like WiiWare and fireplace simulators. This latest trailer for Resident Evil Revelations shows the series has lost none of its love of the ridiculous when it comes to giving voices to its main characters. Chris Redfield and new partner Jessica Sherawat must explore a vast...

  • News Capcom Lets Loose New Shots of Resident Evil: Revelations

    Rocking the boat

    It may be a journalistic cliché to say that a game represents a "return to the series' roots", but in the case of Resident Evil Revelations, it seems apt. Capcom just granted us access to a series of previously classified materials, including new screenshots, trailers and information about the survival horror game. With an early 2012 release date rubber-stamped on the..

  • News Capcom Talks Street Fighter X Tekken, SSFIV3D:AE on 3DS

    So many letters

    Right off the bat, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition sold well, topping the 3DS charts and becoming the best-selling third party game on the machine. Producer and self-confessed Blanka lover Yoshinori Ono recently spoke about more Capcom fighters coming to the machine, including crossover scrapper Street Fighter X Tekken. While Ono said the game is "possible", he first..

July2011

  • News Solatorobo Dev Would Like to Work on Mega Man Legends 3

    A glimmer of hope?

    CyberConnect2, the developer behind the acclaimed Solatorobo: Red the Hunter, is currently collaborating with Capcom on Asura's Wrath for PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360, but what would CEO and President Hiroshi Matsuyama like to work on next? When posed the question recently, his answer was none other than the freshly cancelled fan-driven Mega Man Legends 3. It would be Mega Man..

  • News Capcom Apologises for Poorly Worded Tweet

    "We'd never ever blame fans"

    Last night, Capcom Europe responded to fan inquiries regarding the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 with a Tweet that it's now admitting was perhaps not the right choice of words: it's a shame the fans didn't want to get more involved :-( if we saw there was an audience for MML3 people might change minds Now the...

  • News Capcom Could Show Wii U Creations at Tokyo Games Show

    Capcom COO cagey

    The third party Wii U games video shown at E3 had plenty of talking heads, but not all of them had games to show off. Some big names weren't present at all however, with Capcom a notable absentee from the jollity. That could all change in September though, according to Capcom COO David Reeves. In a recent interview with MEGamers, Reeves suggests the company may have something to..

  • News It's OK Mega Man Fans, Dr Wily's Revenge is Imminent

    Some light at the end of the tunnel

    Disappointed that Mega Man Legends 3 is cancelled? You'll still get to try some Mega Man goodness on your 3DS this year at least, as the ESRB has rated Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge. While of course age ratings aren't cast-iron release confirmations — PEGI rated Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version after all —...

  • News Mega Man Legends 3 Cancelled

    Goodbye, devroom

    Mega Man Legends 3 has easily become one of the more interesting projects in development for the 3DS, with its influence on fan input in the form of an interactive online devroom, votes to decide character designs and more and an announced Prototype Version, once planned to launch alongside the eShop, which would showcase the game...

  • News Here's How You Play Capcom's 3D Sound Game

    You know, Nazo Waku Mansion

    Capcom's Nazo Waku Mansion isn't content with just 3D graphics — it's using 3D sound too, along with almost every other 3DS feature imaginable, as you can see in this video below. The young lady playing the game uses the console's gyro sensor, motion detection, microphone, touch screen and more in ways that include pushing a child on a swing, DJing at a concert,..

  • News Capcom COO Thinks Monster Hunter Will Make It to 3DS

    That's a quest we'd like to see Capcom take

    Prior to Capcom's Captivate 2011 event in April, gamers were hoping for some kind of Monster Hunter-related announcement for the 3DS after the popularity of Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~) for the Wii. Unfortunately, nothing of the sort took place. However, a recent interview with Capcom's European chief operations officer David Reeves, conducted by Middle East..

  • First Impressions Resident Evil Revelations

    A return to survival horror

    Although Capcom originally coined the term "survival horror" to describe the first Resident Evil, one can't say that the franchise has been very much about that as of late. Resident Evil 4 and its sequel were far more heavily focused on action rather than suspense, with almost no scares to be found. Of course, many would argue that Resident Evil 4 was one of,..

  • Features 10 Life Lessons Learned From Mega Man

    It's not just blasting, you know

    Playing the Mega Man series is cathartic in many ways. You get to listen to great music, appreciate the impressively cartoony visuals Capcom wrung out of the NES hardware, and experiment with many unique and varied abilities. But overall, we tend to like it because it's mindless. It's a platformer with clear...

  • News Resident Evil: Revelations Graphics "Will Blow You Away"

    So says producer

    3DS has already produced some pretty stellar-looking games, but Capcom is already heading for the graphical high ground with next year's Resident Evil: Revelations, with producer Masachika Kawata confident it'll be among the best looking games on the system. Citing recent release Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D as a current high watermark for 3DS graphical quality, Kawata is..

  • News Capcom Will Not Repeat Mercenaries 3D Save File Mistake

    Dark days are over

    The Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D save file debate is only just abating, but Capcom has certainly noticed the ire it attracted online, and has spoken directly to its fans about the issue. In a video posted on Capcom Unity, Capcom US Vice President Christian Svensson acknowledged the issue and strongly hinted that a single, delete-proof save file would be a one-off: I think..

  • News GameFly Isn't Renting Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D

    That leaves begging or stealing, we guess

    The decision to allow one permanent save file in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D — for better or worse — continues to attract attention, with North American rental company GameFly choosing not to offer the game to its subscribers. No statement was given, but the game's page simply says: Not RentableNOTE: This game is not rentable due to game save..

June2011

  • Talking Point The Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D Save File Debate

    Is a single, permanent save file ever enough?

    Capcom's decision to limited Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D to a single immortal save file has drawn plenty of discussion recently. It's a big issue, and one that deserves another look. At face value, only having one save file for life is baffling, and there's no precedent we can think of: certainly past Resident Evil games needed multiple save files..

  • News GameStop Will Accept Trade-Ins on RE: Mercenaries 3D

    Business as usual

    The news that Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D save data cannot be deleted sparked a frenzy worldwide, with rental companies and retailers working out the impact it'll have on their businesses. Major games retailer GameStop made the bold decision not to trade the game in from customers, but has now changed its corporate mind and will accept trade-ins from today. Although it's not..

  • News Kawata: "I'd Love to Make a Resident Evil for Wii U"

    Would you love to see one?

    While the prospect of developing for the Wii U has excited some developers, others remain less vocal and instead, have almost chosen to wait and see what other developments take place from now until its 2012 launch. Masachika Kawata from Capcom is clearly excited about bringing a certain franchise to the console. Speaking to CVG, the Resident Evil producer ― who's..

  • News RE Mercenaries 3D Save Data Will Not Die

    Lives on and on like so many zombies

    Once you progress in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, out tomorrow in the US and on Friday in UK/EU, the way you play will forever be changed. That's because the game does not allow you to reset your save data. That's right – if you buy the game used or from a friend, you'll forever remain stuck with the...

  • News Resident Evil Revelations Introduces Parker Luciani

    Jill Valentine's new partner

    It was a year ago that Capcom released that Resident Evil Revelations trailer showing Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield at odds with each other over some unknown situation. Since then, most of Capcom's focus has understandably been on Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, but thankfully, the wait for more information on the game is now over. Revelations is set in 2005, in

  • News Even Mercenaries Need a Fresh Change of Clothes

    Capcom reveals alternative costumes

    With Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D having just launched in Japan, the rest of the world will have several weeks to wait before the game makes it their way. Luckily, Capcom is still in the mood for teasing as the mercenaries' alternative costumes have now been revealed. The ability to unlock new garbs is nothing new to the franchise, so fans shouldn't be so..

May2011

  • News Capcom Announces Live Action Ace Attorney Movie

    Wait until you see Edgeworth

    Japan's appetite for all things Ace Attorney continues, as Capcom and director Takashi Miike announce a joint project to bring the offbeat detective series to the silver screen. The appointment of Miike as director is an interesting choice, as his past work spans everything from Yatterman to the severely gory Ichi the Killer. With Ace Attorney Investigations 2 not..

  • News Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Sequel Unlikely to Hit the Wii

    Wasted opportunity or forward-thinking?

    With the impending arrival of Nintendo's next home console, could we expect to see a lower number of sequels turning up on the Wii and see them launching on the Wii's successor instead? Perhaps. What we do know is if there's one sequel that's going to get developed that won't see a release on the Wii, it's the...

  • News Listen Up, Capcom's 3D Sound Adventure Launches in August

    In Japan, that is

    Capcom's experimentation with 3D sound in its upcoming adventure game Nazo Waku Yakata (roughly translated as Nazo Waku Mansion) certainly gathered interest when initial game details were revealed in March. Now courtesy of the game's official website, the Japanese release date has been announced, a move that's sure to remind some...

  • News Customise Your Skills in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

    Find out why Barry is in the game and Leon isn't

    When the playable characters in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D were revealed with Barry Burton being the eighth and final member; some were left wondering why other characters were left out, in particular, Resident Evil 2 protagonist Leon Kennedy. Speaking to

  • News Resi: Mercenaries Goes Gunning for Europe on 1st July

    Clips at the ready

    Now we know the starting cast for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, with Barry Burton rounding-off the cast, and now we know when Europeans will be able to get their hands on the game: 1st July. We played the game back in January, so be sure to read our First Impressions: Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Capcom's sho

  • News Barry Burton Rounds Off The Mercenaries 3D Cast Members

    He doesn't know what it is

    Capcom has released some new screenshots of upcoming Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and with them, confirms the last of the eight characters we'll be playing as in the game. As you can see, the newest member of the mercenaries team is Barry Burton, one of the original characters from the first Resident Evil game...

  • News Nintendo to Distribute Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D in Europe

    Keeps signing those deals

    Nintendo pledged to give more support to third party publishers on 3DS, signing European distribution and marketing deals for Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and Dead or Alive: Dimensions. Now you can add Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D to that list, as Nintendo of Europe has signed on to bring the game to Europe. In a...

  • News News Report Reveals Resi Evil: Mercenaries 3D's Release Date

    Axe no questions

    This just in: the upcoming carnage featured in Capcom's Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D has made it onto UK news channels. The latest report comes from RETV, with more footage of the outbreak of over-the-top violence as well as the first shots of experienced zombie-fighter Rebecca Chambers. The rash of zombie attacks is expected to reach a head when the 3DS game reaches North..

April2011

  • News Get Your First Look at 3DS eShop's Mega Man Game Now

    Join the Project

    Capcom's ready to bring something new to the Nintendo 3DS eShop next month, with Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version offering a taste of the upcoming Mega Man Legends 3. We now have the first footage of the downloadable game, and it's shaping up pretty nicely. At the moment we have no firm word on when the eShop will launch, game...

  • News Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version to Hit 3DS eShop at Launch

    3DSWare to start off with a bang

    Soon after Mega Man Legends 3 was announced for 3DS, Capcom made it clear that they wanted to take fan input seriously and design a game for the players. They opened the Devroom to let gamers connect with the development team and vote on aspects of the title, but now they've taken things one step further, announcing...

  • News Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Utilises Home Console Assets

    Capcom the Re-Animator

    The arrival of the Resident Evil series on the 3DS is the bearer of two gifts: an anticipated return to the series' exploration roots by way of Resident Evil Revelations, and online cooperative action in spin-off title Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Two titles offering two different zombie-related experiences, but both wil

  • News ESRB Rating Outs Mega Man 5 for Virtual Console

    Charge your Mega Buster

    You can't stop the Blue Bomber's exploits on Virtual Console, as ESRB has rated Mega Man 5 for North America. Interestingly there's no PEGI rating for the game yet, indicating this may be one of the few Virtual Consoles titles to hit North America before Europe. The ESRB makes what was once the pinnacle of intense blasting...

  • News Sorry Everyone, There Was No Monster Hunter 3DS Reveal

    Give F5 a break

    So, despite everyone's biggest hopes and best intuition, Capcom's Captivate 2011 event came and went without even so much of a sniff of Monster Hunter 3DS. Capcom Europe confirmed via Twitter that there was no Monster Hunter content shown off at the event last week, nor were there any Ace Attorney-related revelations either. In fact, there were no new games for Nintendo formats..

  • News Capcom Objects to Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Translation Costs

    (Not) Coming to America

    Capcom's spiky-haired Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney has enjoyed considerable critical success since his first DS appearance several years ago, but it seems the latest outing for his nemesis/friend Miles Edgeworth won't see the light of day in the Western world. Capcom's corporate officer Christian Svensson recently revealed the publisher had decided not to localise the game..

  • Rumour We May See Big Capcom Announcements Next Week

    Monster press event planned

    Capcom's Captivate event is just a few days away, and Japanese magazine Famitsu (via Andriasang) is reporting the publisher has at least six games to show off. Known titles include Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3Dm Street Fighter X Tekken — a 3DS version of which is rumoured — and non-Nintendo titles Asura's Wrath...

  • News Celebrate 15 Years of Resident Evil With This Special Trailer

    According to Wesker, things are just warming up

    In celebrating 15 years of Resident Evil, Capcom has released a trailer that takes us back to where it all began, as well as where the franchise will be taking us in the not-so-distant future. Narrated by Albert Wesker, the trailer compiles footage of games both old and new. From the upcoming high-definition versions of Resident Evil 4 and Resident..

  • News Get a Gold Blanka Figurine Via SpotPass Now

    Or read the code inside

    SpotPass, so we're told, will deliver fresh updates straight to your 3DS: new characters, new content, all automatically and for free. Don't believe us? Ask a Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition player, as they recently received a new figurine from Capcom through thin air. While a level 7 golden Blanka statue doesn't sound...

  • News Outbreak of Resident Evil Revelations Planned for 2012

    Biohazard fans have a while to wait

    It's no surprise that Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will be launching before Resident Evil Revelations does on the 3DS, but it appears the two won't be launching in the same year; with the former scheduled for a June release, we may have to wait a while longer for the latter. According to the official Resident Evil Facebook page, Capcom is planning to release..

March2011

  • News Jill and Wesker Show Their Moves in New Resi: Mercenaries Video

    Into battle once more

    If the rumours are true and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is indeed set for release on 17th June, it's looking like being a very good month for 3DS owners as the trailer below shows. Returning characters Jill Valentine and Albert Wesker pop up in the game to dispense justice with both barrels, blowing up the infected,...

  • News BBFC Slaps 17th June Date on Resident Evil: Mercenaries

    With free demo included

    Today Capcom announced that Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will come with a Resident Evil Revelations demo, but when can UK gamers get their hands on the multiplayer monster mash? As soon as 17th June, according to ratings board BBFC. The board slapped a 15 certificate on the game and its included demo — named Resident...

  • News Resident Evil: Mercenaries Comes Loaded with a Revelation

    Console's first demo

    Gory team shooter Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D is set to show 3DS owners what their console can do when it's released in a few months, but it'll also give gamers a taste of more traditional Biohazard outing Resident Evil: Revelations in the form of an included playable demo. The demo will take players on board the ocean...

  • News Ono: "Street Fighter x Tekken on 3DS Should Happen"

    Wants more noise made

    It's wall-to-wall fighting game news on 3DS at the moment: Nintendo will publish Dead or Alive Dimensions in May, and Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition producer Yoshinori Ono is in London for the console's launch. If Ono gets his own way, the onslaught of fighting games won't peter out in May, as he wants to bring upcoming...

  • News 3D Sound Adventure Nazo Waku Yakata Gets Sited

    Websited, that is

    Yesterday we reported on Capcom's 3D sound adventure Nazo Waku Yakata, and now the publisher has opened a website to show off the game's graphical side too. The official website contains a few small screenshots showing some of the strange situations you'll find in the mystery mansion: bees, matches and old crones feature, though no sign of the already notorious "bathing suit..

  • News Capcom's 3DS Adventure Game Sounds Very Different

    3D visuals? How about 3D sound?

    Who needs buttons when you have sound? That's the approach that Capcom is taking with regards to its upcoming adventure game for the 3DS. As detailed in the latest issue of Famitsu and translated by AndriaSang, Nazo Waku Yakata (Nazo Waku Mansion) is a game that has been loosely termed as a "sound adventure" because of its unique control scheme that omits..

  • News Kawata Hints at Fan-Favourite Unlockables in The Mercenaries 3D

    Will it have anything to do with bean curd?

    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D might not be the full Resident Evil experience that Resident Evil Revelations will be, but producer Masachika Kawata assures us that fans of the series won't be disappointed with the unlockables that Capcom has planned. Speaking to Official Nintendo Magazine, when asked...

February2011

  • News Super Street Fighter IV is All About the Community

    Ono, it's true

    Capcom brawler Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition is one of the stand-out titles in the list of 3DS launch games, so much so that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata sat down with Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono to discuss the title's origins and how it takes advantage of the 3DS's features. Considering the machine's power and 3D screen...

  • News Sink Your Fangs into the Okamiden Demo Available Now

    Fire it up

    It's only a matter of weeks before young Chibiterasu graces DS consoles everywhere in Okamiden, with Nintendo and Capcom combining to stoke up the excitement by releasing a new demo on the Nintendo Channel. Released earlier this week in North America and Europe, the demo takes you through a short sample of the gameplay on offer in the...

  • News Capcom Spills Super Street Fighter IV StreetPass Beans

    Roll the reels

    Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition isn't just about the 35 characters, online multiplayer and touchscreen controls – its StreetPass figurine battle mode is a potential ace up the sleeves of its gi, and Japanese site Andriasang recently nabbed more details on the violent statues. Playing the game in any mode will accumulate Figure...

January2011

  • News Plenty of Action in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Trailer

    Looks pretty faithful to past mercenary instalments

    Capcom currently has two Resident Evil titles in development for the 3DS, and with one nearing completion sooner than the other, it's time to see what the trailer for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D has in store for us. Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D is a handheld re-mastered collection of stages...

  • First Impressions Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

    The franchise's first 3DS outing is familiar territory for fans

    Of the two games in the horror series slated for 3DS, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is at first blush the least interesting. Where Resident Evil: Revelations looks to be taking the atmosphere back to the series’ spooky roots, Mercenaries is a complete embracement of the...

  • First Impressions Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition

    Indestructible

    You have to go back a long time to find the last time a Street Fighter title appeared on a Nintendo console – Street Fighter Alpha 3 on the GameBoy Advance in 2002, in fact. Now Capcom is once again giving Nintendo fans a portable port of its famous fighter with Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition. We went toe-to-toe with the title...

  • News Super Street Fighter IV 3D Takes the Fight to the World

    "Lag-free" online promised

    Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated 3DS titles, making use of many of the machine's new features, including its Internet capabilities. Capcom is promising a lag-free and fully-developed online experience for the title, as detailed at AndriaSang. Taking the Arcade Request feature from its big console brethren, even if you're..

  • News Cross Everything and This Monster Hunter 3DS Rumour May Come True

    Wait and see

    Monster Hunter's spiritual home is on the PSP, where its many incarnations have sold countless millions in Japan, and far fewer copies elsewhere in the world. Last year saw its first appearance on a Nintendo console with the formidable Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri), a critical success, and since the revelation of the 3DS fans of the series have been insisting Capcom bring the series to..

December2010

  • News Get Your Hands On a Ghost Trick DS Demo Right Now

    Update: Now live in Europe

    Not content with offering a free Flash demo of upcoming supernatural puzzler Ghost Trick, Capcom is now giving DS owners in North America a chance to try out the title with a downloadable demo. To get your stylus on the new demo, fire up your Wii and head over to the Nintendo Channel, and be sure to let us know what you make of it. Today, Capcom is excited to let you..

  • News Pull Up a Chair and Get Acquainted with Okamiden's Cast

    Susano, Kushi, Issun and more

    If you've played Okami you're probably already familiar with many of the characters in Capcom's upcoming DS spin-off Okamiden, but here's a few videos to remind you and fill in any gaps just in case. Okamiden reaches North America on March 15th, with a European release date to follow on March 18th. Kushi video Susano...

  • News Claire Redfield Joins the Resident Evil Mercenaries Gang

    Worried about infection? Get your shots here

    Capcom sure is good to us, no? With the upcoming 3DS we're not getting one, but two Resident Evil games, and initial details are now ready to be shared with regards to the more action-orientated Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. The game is a packaged instalment of The Mercenaries, a mode that was first included in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis on the..

  • News Resident Evil: Revelations Returns to Series' Exploration Roots

    Oh, can you smell the fear?

    The E3 announcement trailer of Resident Evil: Revelations had gamers scratching their heads over the identity of the mysterious man held captive by protagonists Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, among other unanswered questions. It's a good thing that Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has had a chat with some of the...

  • News Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Blocked Marvel vs Capcom 3's Wii Attack

    One VS game only, please

    It's a pretty one-sided fight, but even so Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is by far the Wii's greatest fighting game. The main hope for competition came from Capcom's upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which regrettably is not heading to Wii. Why? Let Capcom's Christian Svensson explain all. Why isn't MvC3 coming to the Wii? Svensson: The...

  • News Get a Taste of Ghost Trick With Free Flash Demo

    Who did the killing?

    Ghost Trick isn't far away now, so if your excitement is reaching supernatural heights you might want to check out this free Flash demo from Capcom that will help ease you into the game's unique universe. With plenty of cheeky dialogue and some moderately mind-bending puzzles it's well worth a play even if you're not...

November2010

  • News Six Capcom Arcade Classics Launching on VC this Winter

    Keeping the download service strong

    As revealed at Comic-Con, New York this year, Capcom is planning on bringing some previously Japan-only Virtual Console titles to the West and, if all goes well, we will be tucking into some retro classics this Winter. Currently, there are six titles scheduled for release in North America and Europe, and from the most recent press release, here are some summaries..

  • News Okamiden Gives Europe Reason to be Cheerful in March

    US on March 15th, EU on March 18th

    Capcom's wolf goddess 'em up Okamiden has just received a confirmed European release date of March 18th 2011, as well as final – and very oriental – box art. Capcom has also announced a new competition on the official Okami Facebook page, inviting entrants to draw their own "goblin face" to win a 3DS, copy of the game, plush Chibiterasu toys and much..

October2010

  • News Nintendo & Capcom Team Up to Spook European Gamers With Ghost Trick

    Phantom detectives to start their investigations from 14th January

    Nintendo has confirmed that it has signed a distribution deal with Capcom for its upcoming European release of Ghost Trick Phantom Detective on the DS. It's not the first time Nintendo has stepped in to help out a third-party title; the most recent collaboration between the two was...

  • News Drool at this Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Trailer

    Such lovely animation

    You know when Level 5 is involved you're going to get some high quality animation, but this animated trailer for the upcoming Professor Layton & Phoenix Wright crossover for 3DS is possibly the studio's best work yet. Why? Because it features more top hats, finger-pointing and Objection!-shouting than anything we've ever...

  • News Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton Team Up on 3DS

    Dream match never ends! And so on

    Get ready to pit your wits against two of the smartest characters ever to grace a Nintendo handheld: Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton are set to match up on 3DS. Officially called Professor VS Gyakuten Saiban, at the moment very little else is known, but it'll apparently be a combination of crime mystery and...

  • News Tap Into Details of Super Street Fighter IV 3D's Touchscreen Controls

    Like a programmable pad, but flatter

    Hardened Street Fighter II veterans may remember the days of programmable pads and the arguments that arose from their use in even the most casual of competitions. Essentially these pads let you "record" button inputs, making it easier to perform complex moves with a tap of a single button. Upcoming 3DS scrapper Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition will..

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