Capcom interview hints at free online play for all!
Capcom's unstoppable sales juggernaut that is Monster Hunter is scheduled to hit our consoles early next year, but one major concern surrounds its online mode, which in Japan requires a monthly subscription charge from anyone wanting to party with friends. With the Western release looming the...
New Wii and DS titles revealed at TGS 2009
Capcom has already dropped the Frank-bomb on Tatsunoko vs. Capcom at this year's TGS but there's more fun to be had with two new announcements. First up is the next instalment in the massively popular (at least in Japan, anyway) of the Sengoku Basara series (which has previously been known as Devil Kings here in the West). Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes is..
Company blog wants you to submit your dream crossover idea
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is just around the corner for Western fighting fans but Capcom is already thinking about future instalments in its insanely popular "Versus" series. Posting on the Capcom Unity blog, team member Snow has asked fans to submit their own ideas for the next...
Two of Capcom's vintage brawlers get the classifications board treatment
Australia's OFLC ratings board has just confirmed that two instalments in Capcom's classics Street Fighter series have been awarded official ratings, which means they're probably coming to the Virtual Console very soon. Fighting Street is the PC Engine/TG16 version of the very first Street Fighter entry. It was one of the..
Unsure if sales were disappointing for Mega Man 9
Contrary to popular belief, game companies have a vested interest in making money. Things that appear to be massive fan service, like Capcom's downloadable retro sequel Mega Man 9, bank on said fans actually buying the game, especially when considering doing it all again. So how were those sales? Christian Svensson, corporate officer/VP of Strategic..
Get a glimpse before the Tokyo Game Show!
Footage of Okamiden - you know, the super-cute looking DS version of Okami we told you about last week - has surfaced on Capcom's Tokyo Game Show page. The trailer contains a little Japanese we haven't translated yet, but it also shows some gameplay footage, and it looks sweet! As you can see, the game is coming along quite nicely! We should expect to hear..
Famitsu print the first screenshots
Everybody loves a paintbrush-wielding white wolf game, but if there's on criticism we could level at the genre it's that there just aren't enough titles like the stellar Okami, released on Wii to great critical acclaim last year. Well, the genre is about to bulge again next year, with the announcement of Okamiden,...
Check out the latest video and screens of Spyborgs in action.
Capcom has just released these brand new exclusive Spyborgs screenshots and video to a select group of sites for posting this morning and we thought we'd share them with you guys. For those who don't yet know, Spyborgs is being created by a new development team comprised of former members of Insomniac Games and High Impact Developers..
Famous catchphrase kept him out.
Attorney Phoenix Wright, legendary Capcom character prone to much waving and dramatic poses, was originally considered for Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom. Speaking to NGamer, Ryota Niitsuma, producer of the game, explained that the developer really wanted the character in, but that he really only had one move:...
Big N's designers admit that MH3 is visually stunning
It was clear when the first few screenshots of Monster Hunter 3 emerged that the game was stunning, and even Nintendo's best have spelt that out for us. In an 'Iwata Asks' the team behind Zelda said that they really felt the pressure after seeing Monster Hunter 3 in motion; Capcom apparently put...
You'll be able to play it February 19th
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth will be released in Europe on 19th February, Capcom announced. Miles Edgeworth is the next game in the Ace Attorney series, which won't be focusing on Phoenix Wright, the main protagonist of the whole series. The story goes that Miles, upon witnessing his father's death and watching in horror as the suspected..
Let the good people at Capcom know what you want.
Now that the rate of Virtual Console releases has slowed from a flood to a trickle, it is understandable that many VC gamers have given up hope of playing their favourite Capcom games in the comfort of their living room on the Wii with a Classic Controller. Given the overwhelming reader response to our call to let SEGA know what you want we thought..
Promises the results are for something "fun."
Oh, Capcom, you're always up to something, aren't you? Over on his Unity blog, community manager Seth Killian wants to know what your favorite characters are from the upcoming Wii fighter Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, but the reason for this isn't so clear. Why vote? It matters to... something fun. I can't...
Claymation shows softer side of lethal Wyverns
It may be one of the most anticipated hardcore releases for Wii this year, but Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~) isn't afraid to show its sillier side, with the latest video from Capcom introducing would-be Hunters to their new best friend - Chacha (yes, really.) The short claymation video shows the little acorn-headed Chacha exploring the world and hunting down..
Never say never!
When Street Fighter IV dropped earlier this year, Wii owners once again felt the void of a major multiplatform non-release. But in the crazy upside-down world of evergreen sales patterns and delayed ports of HD games, that's not to say the game'll never see a Wii port. Over at the Capcom-Unity boards, a member questioned whether or not a version of SFIV would, or could, ever hit..
Capcom and Nintendo sure do like money.
There's no doubt that the newfangled black Wii will light up the charts when it hits Japan. And it wouldn't be much of a stretch to predict that Monster Hunter 3 will print money, too. Capcom's planned bundle must surely be some kind of impending supernova then, because this much star power is sure to light up the charts. Out on August 1, the bundle will..
Capcom press release inadvertently lets slip on possible new features for North American release
Capcom's plans to release the Wii-exclusive all-star versus fighter Tatsunoko vs. Capcom in North America and beyond must have been the worst-kept secret of this year's E3, with websites and blogs reporting the news days in advance. The official press release that coincided with the expo, however,..
If only this were real. Might we one day see a Mega Man 2.5D?
There is no denying that Capcom’s recent NES styled Mega Man 9 was a great tribute to the series. We loved it but let’s be honest it was just treading old ground. Might Capcom try something new in the future to excite fans of the blue bomber? If they do try something new then we hope it is along the lines of what Peter Sjostrand, a..
Play as Phoenix's rival in the newest Ace Attorney game.
If you've been following the game since it was announced for Japan (As Gyakuten Kenji) you should already know what Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth is like - It focuses far more on the investigation aspect of the previous Ace Attorney games, leaving out the court scenes entirely. The big new feature is the "Logic"..
Wow, that was unexpected.
If you've kept your ear to the ground you'll know that Capcom has recently announced that Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is coming to Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network. This is very much a BIG DEAL because the game is a 2D masterpiece. Sadly, the Wii is getting the cold shoulder. Capcom won't be bringing Marvel Vs. Capcom 2...
At Captivate '09, Capcom released a new trailer for the upcoming Umbrella Chronicles sequel.
The game looks fantastic for a Wii game - although this is no real surprise, because the previous game The Umbrella Chronicles was one of the better-looking Wii games. Still focusing on the game's Resident Evil 2 scenario, the trailer shows many familiar faces and places from the original game. See if you..
Capcom and Nintendo team up to bring a special edition Ace Attorney DSi to Japan.
Fans of the Ace Attorney series will probably go wild at the prospect of owning the recently announced limited edition DSi that features the emblem of the game's police force, Taihokun. Over the years the series has been going from strength to strength, and now has 4 localised Western DS versions along with a string..
While Capcom has now fully admitted that they knew about the Virtual Console Arcade long before the announcement was made, they've decided to remain quiet as far as what their plans are for supporting the service.
Below is a statement made by Capcom Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development Christian Svensson regarding Capcom's thoughts on Nintendo's recent announcements..
As WiiWare games go, Mega Man 9 was pretty bloody special. It also sold a ton! But we would never have thought it would be the best selling WiiWare release thus far; a quick glance at the top 20 games shows it’s in the lower reaches of the chart right now, whereas other strong titles are still doing well.
Anyway, regardless of cold, hard facts, Capcom seems pretty pleased with the retail..
Love classic 8-bit video game music? Got 30 Washingtons sitting there doing nothing in your pocket? Well if so, you might want to surf over to the Capcom Store and preorder your official Mega Man 9 Soundtrack.
That's right, directly from Japan comes all of the catchy toe-tappers straight from Capcom's retro-filled Mega Man 9 WiiWare title for your listening pleasure at the bargain price of $29.95..
Christian Svensson - Capcom’s Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development, for those of you that don’t know - has recently explained exactly why the company is failing to port games like Bionic Commando Rearmed and Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix to WiiWare – the file size restrictions are too harsh and the technology isn’t powerful enough.
Speaking about BCR, he said: It would never fit in the Wiiware filesize so it would have to be disc based and you’d basically have to redo everything for Wii. It would not be an inexpensive process and I’m not sure the r...
Ok, so this isn't strictly WiiWare news but we just had to share this totally radical video with you - and it must be worth watching because we haven't used the expression 'radical' since we were 12.
Hardcore Blue Bomber fan Nicolas Ménard has constructed this amazing stop-motion animation video which sees Mega Man navigating his way through a...
As of last week, all Mega Man 9 DLC is available. With some people still having doubts on what to buy, we've taken a look at which of the new modes and stages are most worth your hard-earned money.
Here are our thoughts on the value of the DLC on offer: Special Stage - 100 Wii points A whole new stage? Yes please! The Special Stage is pretty much just like any stage in the regular game, but much..
A quick press release from Capcom about today's Mega Man 9 DLC update packs:
We’re proud to announce that the second of Downloadable Content packs for Mega Man 9 will be available this week. Here’s the run down on what’s coming out. Hard Mode – Dubbed Hero Mode in Japan, this mode enables you to play the entire game on an increased difficulty level with alternate enemy distribution and..
According to an interview with Mega Man 9 producer Hironobu Takeshita, the second downloadable content pack is due for release on the WiiWare service next week. You'll remember that the first set of downloadable Mega Man 9 Content Packs were made available earlier this month and now Mega Man 9 fans who still haven't gotten enough Mega Man retro goodness are in for yet another treat.
In an interview..
Let's pretend there were no new WiiWare games this week and call it a day. It'd probably be better than what we really got.
First up is the dreadful Midnight Bowling, which was released in the US earlier this week. Not much companies have bothered to make any competition for Wii Sports's bowling minigame yet - This is probably the reason why. Midnight Bowling throws everything Wii Sports did so..
Remember those awesome Mega Man 9 press kits we told you about not so long ago? Well one dedicated Blue Bomber fan is soon going to be cozying up to an assets CD in a NES cartridge-shaped case and will find their bank account significantly reduced as a result, because one of these kits has just sold for an eye-watering $750 on auction site eBay.
Worth every penny? Well, not really – especially..
Mega Man 9 is easily one of the biggest WiiWare titles so far, but it’s only when you look at the figures recently published by VG Charts that you realize just how big. 140,000 downloads in one week – that’s a lot of cash in your virtual pocket, no matter which way you look at it.
Well, it would be if Capcom hadn’t debunked the figure almost...
For all you Mega Man fans out there who just can't seem to get enough of the classic Blue Bomber, Capcom has just announced the release of the first two Downloadable Content packs for their Mega Man 9 WiiWare title.
Endless Attack Content Pack - Test your skills on a stage without end. Try to break the record for getting the farthest. Results will be displayed in the Rankings page. Not compatible..
For those of you out there who just can't get enough Mega Man 9 goodness, it seems the fun will continue. In fact, if you're one of those who thinks Mega Man 9 just isn't tough enough, Capcom is about to remedy that situation.
On October 6th you can pony up 200 Wii Points and download the Proto Man downloadable content. You'll then have full access to the yellow-scarfed character and all of his new..
You'd better have some Wii Points ready as there are three new games are available today, and all of them are good! All three have already been out in North America for a short time, so it can be considered somewhat of a catch-up update.
Mega Man 9 needs no introduction unless you have been living in a cave for the past few months! The game has been designed by Capcom to look, sound and play just..
Capcom are never shy of making a quick buck here and there. Not only do they have the best selling WiiWare game this week (and dare we say for the whole month of October too probably!) they are now selling the famous Mega Man 9 t-shirt which you can today preorder from their online store for a reasonable price of $24.95.
Get your order in soon and...
To those of you that have downloaded Mega Man 9: are you guys feeling the burn yet? Capcom's latest WiiWare title is certainly a game that likes to challenge the player, and the developer has even included a range of tasks that you must complete to finish the game with a 100% progress rating.
The full list is as follows: 01 Waltz - Clear the game in...
The eagle eyed amongst our readers will have noticed that in the Mega Man 9 operation guide it lists the upcoming downloadable content which you can get your grubby mitts on for a few spare Wii points next month. Sign me up for a slice of Proto Man action! :-p
Endless AttackTest your skills on a stage without end. Try to break the record for getting the farthest. Results will be displayed in the..
The wait is finally over. It’s easily one of the most eagerly awaited games in the short but colourful history of WiiWare and now Mega Man 9 is at long last available for download!
Don the party hats and pop the cork on that family-sized bottle of fizzy soda, because the good times are here to stay! Well, at least until you break your Wii Remote in a fit of rage because you’ve died at the exact..
The wait is almost over! Capcom has announced the US release of their highly-anticipated Mega Man 9 WiiWare title this coming Monday, September 22. This also means that WiiWare will see a release of the game before any other download service on the competing consoles.
As if this good news wasn't enough, Capcom has also announced a bit of...
In a move to further add even more 8-bit goodness to the upcoming release of their Mega Man 9 WiiWare title, Capcom is sending out a limited number of retro-themed press kits to various media organizations.
The kit comes in a cardboard case that's shaped like a classic NES cartridge box and features an actual replica of an NES cart that will house...
We are getting ever closer to the release of the greatly anticipated Mega Man 9 on WiiWare. Capcom have officially dated it’s release as the 24th of September in Japan now as confirmed by Famitsu. For the reasonable asking price of 1000 Wii points we are all in for a treat with this retro sequel.
Rumours have been flying around about the American release date on WiiWare, it looks likely that it..
You'll have to forgive us for going a bit Mega Man crazy here at WiiWare World, but this game has got us seriously excited!
We were having a quick snoop around the Japanese site for the upcoming WiiWare title Mega Man 9 (known as Rockman in Japan) and we happened upon this rather interesting image, which should have fans of the series weeping tears of utter joy: Yes indeedy – it’s the store..
Feeling as if you haven’t had enough Mega Man 9 news lately? Of course you haven’t, who can ever tire of the blue bomber? Today a trailer showing the opening ‘cinematics’ for Mega Man 9 has been revealed and it goes a little something like this:
Dr Wily has made a fool out of himself, Mega Man has given him a good kicking yet again and peace is restored to earth. Oh noes, don’t talk so..
As great as our friend the Blue Bomber is, we all know it is the fiendish bosses which make a good Mega Man game. Mega Man 9 like previous games will not disappoint putting you up against such characters as Magma Man, Galaxy Man, Jewel Man, Concrete Man, Hornet Man, Plug Man, Tornado Man and Splash Woman !
Capcom have revealed more information about three of these bosses to IGN. Let’s take a look..
Don't look now, but the Mega Man 9 news just keeps getting better and better. Now fans of the game's soundtrack are in luck, as not one but two Mega Man 9 soundtracks are coming out in Japan later this year courtesy of Inti Creates.
The first soundtrack, due out on September 12th, will feature the original soundtrack music taken directly from the game itself. This disc will feature a whopping 35..
Capcom seems to be taking this trip down memory lane with their upcoming WiiWare Mega Man 9 game quite seriously. Not only will the game have 8-bit sound effects and visuals, but now Capcom is saying that this new Mega Man title will also have the same flicker that plagued many a game during the 8-bit era. About the only thing left for Capcom to do would be to require the player to jiggle the Wii Remote much the same way NES carts had to be jiggled to get the games to boot up on the loose contacts inside the NES cartridge slot. (We hope they don't take it quite that far, however)
Here's another tiny snippet of Mega Man 9 news for those of you out there who can't seem to get enough of it.
According to Nintendojo, Capcom has confirmed that Mega Man 9 will indeed support not only the Wii Remote held sideways, but also the Classic and Gamecube controllers. What this also means is that if you're lucky enough to own one of the Wii NES RetroPort adapters, you can even use the..
In a recent interview with MTV Multiplayer, the creator of the Mega Man series, Keiji Inafune and his partner in crime, Hironobu Takeshita, producer of Mega Man 9 reveal a few more nuggets of information about this upcoming retro styled game.
Here are some of the choice bits of the interview: Multiplayer: When you guys decided to make “Mega Man 9″ in this style, I assume nobody at Capcom had..