Capcom's library of games is arguably the envy of the industry, thanks in part to the company's prolific coin-op output during the '80s and '90s. During this period the firm pumped out classics like Strider, 1942, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Captain Commando, Street Fighter, Darkstalkers and many more besides, as well as producing original content for home consoles such as Mega Man and Resident Evil.
Capcom has just lifted the lid on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the second reboot of a franchise which began way back in 1998, and can trace its roots even further back to Capcom's first Marvel-based fighters, such as X-Men: Children of the Atom and X-Men vs. Street Fighter.
Back in May, the Japanese veteran stated that it was looking to exploit its existing IP more effectively, and alongside the Marvel vs. Capcom announcement it repeated this stance:
In addition to regular major title releases each fiscal year, Capcom is currently focused on reviving series that have not had new entries recently, or otherwise dormant IP. Beginning with MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE, a return for the series following a five-year hiatus, Capcom looks to enhance its corporate value even further by utilizing its library of rich contents.
What franchises would you like to see brought back from the dead? Sound off in the comments below.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Why do you even bother with this site? Everything you post is negative. It's almost like you're baiting for an argument.
Now all we need is Nintendo to realize they should do the same.
@EightyTwoStu And it's almost like you're biting...
Just ignore it if you don't like it. How do you expect your post to improve matters?
Yes! A true Breath of Fire sequel. It needs to happen.
How about going back to Maximo!
I loved those games, really captured the Ghosts n Goblins vibe and brought it into the 3d adventure genre.
I thought Viewtiful Joe would've been a perfect fit for Wii U but no, Capcom love to miss opportunities.
@dizzy_boy well I do agree but Nintendo does better at that than Capcom. With that said I hope we get new versions of Punchout!!!, Metroid, Ice Climbers, Kid Icarus, a true non motion controlled Starfox, F-zero, and Wave Race (rumored)
As for Capcom... Megaman, Bionic Commando, remastered versions of NES classics (little nemo, chip n dales rescue rangers, darkwing duck), Ghouls n Ghosts, Breath of Fire, Final Fight.
I hope Capcom is keeping Nintendo in mind when they're saying this.
Breath of Fire and Final Fight spring to mind.Final Fight on 3DS would be a good call. Also worth a punt would be Viewtiful Joe, on anything which can give it 60-120 fps (imagine how viewtiful slow mo is at that framerate- looks at killing floor 2s gun animation as a modern example). Gargoyles Quest or Ghosts an Goblins/Ghouls an Ghosts, it could be like a Ninja Gaiden of the Knight world.
They have alot of stuff to draw from, i barely scratched the surface with those imediate thoughts.
@EightyTwoStu I'm skeptical of anything Capcom says. Perhaps I should have wrote that instead.
As an arcade player of the original Marvel Super Heroes back in 1996 and the Vs. series - and these Capcom brawlers were a huge success in Brazilian arcades at that time, as well as the Neo Geo titles - I had a super smile on my face when the trailer revealed the Infinity Stones!
For me, it meant Capcom was serious about bringing back the best from its past!
Anyway, it will certainly be a great fighting game since they are the masters of the genre, so I hope to see such dedication to another titles like a new Breath of Fire and more daring attempts that could be developing a shmup nowadays, you know, more arcade stuff like the old days.
And Capcom, please understand, it has been forever without a Darkstalkers game!(Although you always teases us with just Morrigan)
@gcunit I'm sorry but it's hard to ignore. There are multiple comment threads wich more than 50% are discussions with him. It's not a nice way to experience this site if the only thing someone has to say is alway negative. It does not help that this is the case with almost EVERY article.
a) It's not hard to ignore, particularly in this instance. That user has a very distinctive avatar - you see it, you move straight straight on to the next comment.
b) That user contributes plenty to the comments sections here, and is far from 'always negative' from what I see.
c) Let's stop making things personal. Tolerate others or ignore them. Don't attack them.
HIT THE LEVER!
I had no problem about Capcom bringing back old franchise just as long as they don't ruin it. We seriously need more of these on Nintendo console: Darkstalkers/Night Warriors, Strider, Bionic Commando, Viewtiful Joe, Okami, Breath of Fire, Devil May Cry, Onimusha, Ghosts 'N Goblins/Ghouls 'N Ghosts/Maximo, Gargoyle's Quest/Demon's Crest, Rival Schools/Project Justice, Resident Evil/Biohazards, Street Fighter, Project X Zone, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Star Gladiator/Plasma Sword, Power Stone, Capcom vs. SNK, Mega Man, Zack & Wiki, Gotcha Force, U.N. Squadron, Magic Sword, King of Dragons, Knights of the Round, Final Fight, Captain Commando, Giga Wing, Dino Crisis, and Killer7.
What's the point in having IPs and not making games with them? If you have IPs then you might as well use them.
@EightyTwoStu Called opinions man. It's an open forum.
You have the right to be offended by people, and they have the right to offend you. But offence is always taken- never given. He finds it Yawn. So what?
@FargusPelagius No, any revival of Final Fight needs to be on consoles so it can have local multiplayer without needing to jump through hoops to use it.
@retro_player_22 that's a pretty hefty list. I would kinda like to see slam masters
Pocket Fighter again, please. In HD.
I'll trust Capcom when they treat Resi with some respect and commit to wonderful franchises like Zack And Wiki (whose unceremonious dumping was utterly disgusting to it's fans). Capcom are far too driven by short term profit. They need to treat their own IPs with respect instead of whoring them off at every opportunity.
Remember how difficult it was for Western consumers to convince Capcom to bring MH4 over here? Terrible customer relations.
In this case, seeing is believing. Capcom has screwed up too many times already.
This is massive
@gcunit beautifully put sir. I take my hat off to you.
I hope the Resident Evil 2 remake comes to the Switch.
@BulbasaurusRex whilst yes typically i'd be inclined to agree, the 3DS is an easier sell as people accept 3D, 2D gameplay more readiliy on the portable (despite it being more powerful/capable), it can utilise the improved Netcode Capcom have already established on the system, have a larger player base audience, utilise local connections and street pass features.
Of course the perfect fit is probably actually the Switch, if it sells.But i could't see a Final Fight releasing on PS4 for more than £8.99 because people wouldn't pay a more 'premium' price for a side scrolling fighting game.Unless you want a long development time and a full 3D fighting system, by which time 3DS would be out of the picture anyway.
Just an opinion anyway.At this moment in time i'd buy a 3DS version of Final Fight for £30 plus, with some solid features, 2-4 player local an some online too.
Megaman Legends 3? A man can dream...
And everybody hoping they don't pull a Nintendo, or worst, a Sonic Hedgehog
Tech Romancer, Plasma Sword/Star Gladiator, Rival Schools.
Even just HD versions of TR/Plasma Sword/Project Justice would do me just fine, Capcom.
Can someone buy the hudson ips off Konami and resurrect them? Bomber man, Bonk, and Bloody Roar specifically.
And by someone, I mean Nintendo.
As for Capcom, new power stone! Revive that!
@gcunit Just as I feared it. I was thinking that maybe the reason NL allows this kind of users is because they generate a lot of traffic with their negative comments and the subsequent respond from annoyed fans. Surely wasn't expecting to see a moderator defending a troll but what can you do.
Now you shouldn't be attacking a fan because he got tired of that users constant negativity. It is annoying to find his comments on every article. If you allow that, then is just fair to also allow a complaint about it.
@EightyTwoStu Even if I don't agree with the rest of @gcunit comment, I think he's right on something: Just ignore that particular user, he is here to do that, he is part of the site ecosystem. It seems we can't do anything about it. So take that advice and just ignore him. You will enjoy the site more that way.
I'm still dreaming of a Gotcha Force sequel, Capcom already proved to remember the serie exist with an unexpected japan-only reprint not many years ago; it's not much and they surely have many bigger IPs they could/should revive, but I seriously hope they'll give to GF a second chance one day >.<
@EllenJMiller sonic mania looks really good.
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I want Pocket Fighters 2 on the 3ds and a new Darkstalkers game.
Yeah right Capcom.
See everyone? They remember mega man... Can I get some new entries to power stone and rival schools while you are dusting off the cobwebs, Capcom?
But they need to sell 2 million copies each? I am still waiting for the other Disney remasters.
I'll believe it when I see it. I'd love a new Mega Man, Mega Man X, Breath of Fire, Ghouls n Ghosts or Gargoyle's Quest....
Viewtiful Joe III + Amiibo + Joe in Smash Switch
@Ryu_Niiyama rivals schools. I can only dream
Hold it. I thought Capcom lost the right to use Marvel, considering the Marvel vs Capcom series got pulled from not only retailers but also from online services like the PlayStation Store.
Standby for Street Fighter V: Super Turbo Plus Alpha then.
If they just port over all the CPS2/CPS3 arcade fighters, I'd buy them all, at least the ones I don't already own on my 360. And Rival Schools for god's sake. That game deserves love.
EDIT: And here's hoping MvC Infinite gets released on the Switch. Since it's releasing on March for the Xbox One, they should port it to the switch too. A portable MvC would be a dream to have for killing time
EDIT AGAIN: I got too excited by the idea, and forgot that it's actually UMvC that'll be released on March, not Infinite
Rival Schools, Darkstalkers, Power Stone, 1942, and Slam Masters is what I want. Excited by the Marvel game by the way.
@RadioHedgeFund You are saying all the right things! But I doubt VJ would crossover to Smash, I'd settle for HD remasters of VJ 1 & 2.
I just want to see MvCI on the switch. Bringing it anywhere would be so cool.
I want a continuation for Star Gladiators. That was Capcom's Star Wars!
@sp_initiate-001 they didn't lost the right, it just needed to get renegotiated because of the Marvel/Disney merger. So in the mean time they had to pull everything.
Now they are kinda putting it back, at least in PS4 and the One. For things I want them to revive, obviously Megaman is one of them, but I don't want any reboot, and if they plan one at least finish the ZX and Legends storylines damn it.
C'monnnn Mega Man X, Darkstalkers, and Rival Schools. I'd also love to see a new Onimusha Warlords or the original remastered. Plus Devil May Cry, Stryder, Gargoyle's Quest.
I love the idea of a new Mega Man, but it's direction is lost without Inafune, so Capcom will just simply pimp it out to "Joe Director" and hope for the best. Unless they can move MM in a direction that can promote what makes Mega Man "Mega Man" while keeping it fresh and fun then great, otherwise, I'm fine with it being dormant. Just ask Sonic's up and down life post Yuji Naka-era.
Mega Man Legends 3
They are like a dream and I don't want to wake up..
That press release is garbage even as far as press releases go and seems to indicate that whatever comes will have microtransactions for days.
I'm sorry, but "Capcom looks to enhance its corporate value even further by utilizing its library of rich contents" does not exactly scream "we are savvy about the video game market and totally care about our properties enough to produce quality games."
That said, if they pulled this off I'd be up for small-scale updates of a lot of their older, underused properties like Higemaru or SonSon. A new Mega Man would probably go the way of Mighty No. 9 (or just disappear a la MML3), and any retro-resurrection RPG would for sure have microtransaction gated content.
Power Stone would probably be my dream choice, but I'd say there's a good chance they're never touching that property again, except maybe for merchandising. Maybe a Shiftylook-esque webcomic if we're lucky.
this better come to the Switch
Is Capcom still hung up on this idea that a game that doesn't sell 2 million units (or whatever the figure was) isn't worth making? If not, then I don't expect to see much from their dormant IP anytime soon.
Dunno about resurrections, but a couple overdue localisations wouldn't hurt. Yes, I'm talking Ace Attorney franchise. Yes, I have finished Investigations 2 fan translation. Yes, I'm still willing to unzip my wallet if the game resurfaces officially, say, in an Investigations compilation on 3DS like that one with Phoenix chronicles earlier.
No fretting about Mega Man since I still have a truckload of games in the franchise to find proper time for.
The only thing I ever wanted was a Mega Man Legends 3 and maybe an HD remake of the first two games. But after the way they treated fans and blamed them for the failure of the game. Capcom can go screw themselves. Go under already.
New Mega Man 2D game, new Breath Of Fire, new Strider, new Ghouls and Ghosts, new UN Squadron, all for the Switch!!
I would love a new Viewtiful Joe game.
Battle Circuit in 2.5D
I mentioned in another comment section I'd like to see a CPS series of collections. Shooters like Varth and Carrier Airwing, one on one fighters like Darkstalkers and XMen, and scrolling beat em ups like Final Fight and Captain Commando. Sprite based madness with great animation and personality.
Mercs revisited, but not turned into a third person cover based shooter, keep the up the screen essence of the original in 2.5D but don't overdo the pyrotechnics too much...I'd be happy with that!
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Marvel vs. Capcom is fun
My votes goes towards Mega Man anything
Breath of Fire
Devil May Cry
Don't forget Faxanadu and Adventure Island.
lol what is that from?
@Tempestryke It's Father Ted.
@TwilightV Oh. Thanks.
@TwilightV replace the word "tea" with "amiibo".
Just give me a modern MegaMan already. Not Legends, not some spinoff... a real, 2D, 8-boss with Wiley stages Mega Man. In HD. Modern graphics. Heck at the least give us remakes of the original trilogy and original X trilogy in HD with modern graphics. That would be at least half acceptable.
Pachinko to the rescue?
o.g. devil may cry
or maybe they just meant 'as dlc characters in marvel versus capcom ultimate'.
I'll take Mega Man anything as well as a host of other Capcom franchises(Power Stone, Rival Schools, Darkstalkers, Viewtiful Joe and more etc.) but with Mega Man's 30th anniversary coming up I think a crossover game that unites all the series' would be welcome, and could appeal to fans of all kinds, It could be a mostly original game that simply derives elements from all the series'.
Since the staff for all of the series' are mostly gone, I'm not sure right now is the safest time for Capcom to attempt a traditional game in any series.
I would like to see Capcom make a collection of the Mega Man Star Force series, up the visual resolution and bring back the online features(even expand upon them with the 3DS' internet capabilities.) add art galleries, challenge modes, and replays for PvP, It'd be amazing and I don't think it'd cost too much.
The Star Force trilogy was a bit ahead of it's time in the connectivity regard, and the series itself is great, just dreadfully overlooked and released in a time where people were sick of the constant releases of Mega Man games.
I think a collection would be a great way to let the trilogy shine and introduce it to those who originally missed them.
As a major fan, I want Capcom to do more with Mega Man outside Classic and X, I didn't need another classic collection with the games having been re-released plenty of times over, and I can say the same about the X series(that and the fact that the X series is the most inconsistent when it comes to overall quality)
I'd like to see a collection for Star Force most, and if not that Battle Network, both of those series are more than justified for a collection release.
it would be great to see more Remasters of capcom's NES disney classics in the same vein as Ducktales Remastered, such as Chip N Dale 1+2, Ducktales 2 and Darkwing Duck.
and lets see Mega Man X 9.
now, if only Marvel could be that devoted to it's non-MCU properties....
@WiltonRoots Actually in this case, the cup is halfhearted shameless nostalgic cashgrab merchandise and DLC for modern game franchises that have long outstayed their welcome.
Power stone switch!
Hang on a sec, so you're telling me Capcom is aware of their dormant IPs? I thought Mega Man is just "that one thing we must remember to C&D fan projects for" to them by now.
They will be all ios/android runners. You heard it here first!
I would like to see a mega man legends collection or at least a remastered Hd on the Nintendo switch it bring people and it would sell like crazy .
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