Many gamers (including most of the Dealspwn team) were planning on getting stuck into the PS4 beta for Street Fighter V over the weekend, but those plans were scuppered by Capcom mere minutes into launch. On Friday afternoon, the fighting game's beta was taken offline for maintenance and has struggled to get back online throughout the weekend.
We were planning on bringing you a team roundtable impressions piece on the game, but you may have to wait a while as collectively, we've mainly just seen the title and loading screens in action. The beta was due to finish tomorrow, but Capcom have confirmed [via Twitter] that the beta will be extended, although by how much remains unknown.Click here to read more...
The long awaited fan made remake of Resident Evil 2 developed using the Unreal 4 Engine is set to make a release this summer, completely free of charge. Two new gameplay videos have surfaced on the internet displaying the complete overhaul this classic Resident Evil title has received, and we just can't wait to try it.Click here to read more...
A new contender has entered the arena for Street Fighter V. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce Necalli. Don't get to close, he's got that look in his eye that says he might be a biter.
Necalli is a brand new character, and not simply one that's been dusted off from an older game. His back story is yet to be revealed but his name is the Aztec word for 'battle.'
His introduction trailer shows him handing Ken a bit of an ass kicking. Apparently he's not convinced about the new hair-do either. Speaking of hair, Necalli's undergoes a violent transformation during the bout. This V-Trigger mode powers him up for a while opening up new combos, varied frame data and a new Critical Art attack. It looks well worth powering up, just for the additional flare alone, as the floating hair effects look absolutely stunning.Click here to see the new trailer.
Street Fighter V is coming to Playstation 4 and PC early in 2016 with the newly released big news coming from Capcom having now introduced a 'new way to play', a brand new approach hitting the Street Fighter franchise for the first time in the series.
We just announced some big Street Fighter V news today at the Capcom panel here at EVO 2015. There is quite a lot of information to take in, so buckle down and read carefully!
First and foremost, Street Fighter V will feature a brand new service-based approach with regards to post-launch content. With this approach come several key changes to our content strategy:
1. The initial release is the only disc you will ever need to own
2. All balance and system adjustments will be available for free
It's not that I don't believe Capcom. If they say something then, why shouldn't it be happening? Maybe I'm just allowing myself to easily believe that sometimes if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
Capcom are teasing the pre-order of the Wearable Mega-Man Helmet stating:
"Due to immense popular demand! There have been many attempts at creating a wearable Mega Man helmet over the years, but it's never been made officially. Made of high quality ABS plastic with a high polish finish, authentic proportions and details, plus working LED lights! A unique clamshell hinge allows the front and back half of the helmet to easily open up to comfortably fit your head inside the soft padded interior for a perfect fit.Click here to read more...
Mega Man fans rejoice, because Capcom are restoring and remastering the first six games for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The Mega Man Legacy Collection will include the legendary half-dozen titles remastered into 1080p, along with extras, new modes, remixed stages and bonuses.
We've got the trailer and details below.Click here to read more...
Today, Capcom announced that they are working on Resident Evil 0 HD, a remastered HD port of their 2002 GameCube exclusive. While some HD ports/remasters feel like opportunistic cash grabs, we like to think that this one is a good thing; not just for us eager gamers, but for Capcom and the Resident Evil series in general. Here's why.
As fondly remembered as the GameCube was, the fact is it got hammered by the competition. Capcom were easily the most supportive third-party though with the original Resident Evil remake (or REmake), Resi 0 and of course, the incredible Resident Evil 4.
But back to Resident Evil 0. It's reasonable to assume many gamers have never played the GC original or the re-release that surfaced on the original Wii a while back. The recent Resident Evil HD Remaster broke sales records on PSN earlier this year, so the appetite for classic survival horror experiences is clearly there.Click here to read more...
During a presentation of their recent financials, Capcom stated they are planning to release more HD remasters of "popular older games" [Videogamer]. This isn't surprising really especially as the recent Resident Evil HD Remaster went on to sell over a million copies and had a strong critical reception. Their new-gen DmC: Definitive Edition was also well-received by the press and remasters of Devil May Cry 4 and Street Fighter IV have already been confirmed. Capcom's recent remasters have been pretty damn good in our opinion, so we're certainly up more. Here are a few likely candidates, along with some wishful long shots.
Surely this one's a dead cert? The series is riding high at the moment thanks to the Resi Remaster and the Revelations 2 series. Like the Resi 1 remaster, most of the work is already done as Zero was a GameCube title that could be polished up relatively soon. Hopefully this would lead to Resident Evil 2 finally getting that much deserved remake.Click here to read more...
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is an absolutely enormous game, but it's set to get even bigger for the bargain price of absolutely nothing. Capcom will release a free DLC pack on the first Friday of every month containing new missions for various skill levels and unique rewards.
Check out today's offering in the video above!
I love Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, even if I occasionally fantasize about ripping open my special edition New 3DS XL, yanking out the MicroSD card and smashing it to pieces with the business end of a claw hammer.
It's a weird relationship, I freely admit, which I share with the rest of the series too. As always Monster Hunter is a magnificent beast, a massive freeform hunting experience in which we track down hulking terrors, scandalise them with weaponised bagpipes (if you so choose, I'm a creature of habit) and make stylish shoes from their skulls. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate expands and improves on every aspect imaginable, yet clings to a few awkward design decisions that seem purposefully implemented to drive players insane with pure unmitigated hatred.
What makes Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate a superb game, however, is that I can understand why these decisions were made and how they ultimately make for an utterly sensational experience overall... even when I'm screaming at the screen.
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Resident Evil: Revelations has held its price far better than the PS3/Xbox 360 versions, and we've seen it dip down to around the £12 mark before. However, f you're yet to snap it up, give this listing from Base a look over on the Rakuten marketplace. Make sure you use the voucher code JANSALEDAY3&4 to get it at this price. Cheers Gamer_U!
After a heartbreaking year of waiting, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is finally nearing release on Nintendo 3DS. The latest instalment launches next month, promising another enormous adventure as we stalk massive beasts and make clothes from their hides, teaming up with friends and gradually transforming from peasant weakling to master hunter. It's about time and we're so very ready.
We'll bring you our full review in February, but for now I'm delighted to report that the recently-released 3DS demo provides fascinating insight into how Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is shaping up; a smartly-designed piece of software designed to introduce new players to the franchise while allowing experienced hunters to get to grips with some of the brutal new mechanics.
After choosing a monster to hunt -- the velociraptor-esque Great Jaggi, rock-throwing Tetsucabra and the menacing flying Gore Mangala that extrudes a poisonous virus mist -- and your weapon of choice (more on those later), you'll be thrown into a segmented map in search of your quarry. As usual each stage is a sprawling selection of interconnected zones containing passive animals to hunt, resources to scavenge, dangerous predators to engage and your main target itself, which you'll track down with your Felyne AI companions or other human hunters, seeing as MH4U now includes full 3DS online multiplayer rather than having to rely on the Wii U to do the heavy lifting.Click here to read more...
Dead Rising Collection | £13.99 | GAME
The Dead Rising Collection is a pretty comprehensive collection of last-gen's zombie-massacring offerings. GAME currently have the boxset for £13.99, shaving a handful of pounds off of the closest competition, and dropping that money will net you Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, and the Case West and Case Zero expansions too. Hats off to FantasyDeals at HUKD.
Resident Evil Revelations was a fantastic 3DS game that really brought back a lot of what we love about the franchise. Horror, survival, limited resources and tension, not to mention great multiplayer. It was so good, in fact, that the HD console port actually works, despite the 3DS edition still being my version of choice.
Still, for £11.99, grab it on Wii U and enjoy the updated textures and additional features! Thanks to Ninbox4 @ HUKD!
Some major discounts are up for grabs this weekend, including a Remember Me for £4.59, Dark Void Zero at £0.59, Lost Planet for £1.99 and Resi Revelations for £7.49.
Resident Evil 6 is also a steal at £4.99 if you're in the market for a rollicking co-op shooter.
Anyway, browse the splash page and see if anything takes your fancy. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
Following the success of Resident Evil Revelations, the superb 3DS survival horror title that had the chops (and HD assets) to survive on home consoles, the news of a sequel was music to our ears. Revelations 2 will star Claire Redfield and Barry Burton's daughter in an all-new adventure, promising to focus on gruelling and tense survival in a mysterious island facility.
However, Capcom have now announced an interesting little wrinkle. The game will eventually be available on a single disc costing approximately £25, but it will initially release in four weekly downloadable episodes at $5.99 a pop, with the option of a season pass with an extra discount.
Our take? This is ruddy brilliant.
Not just because we've got more choice over how to buy it, but because Capcom have finally woken up to what went wrong with Resident Evil 5 and 6.Click here to read more...
The Tokyo Game Show is about to kick off, but you can always rely on Sony to turn up to the party early. They've been busy this morning; dropping a slew of major announcements including a Japanese release date for Bloodborne, a new platform for Persona 5, a new Resident Evil and absolutely no new details about The Last Guardian.
You can watch the press conference above, but I've rounded up the biggest headlines and trailers for your convenience.
Bloodborne is already looking seriously tasty, not to mention playing brilliantly, ahead of its launch next year. Let's face it: you're excited. As such, feast your eyes on this brand new Japanese trailer, which proudly proclaims a February 5th release date.
Japanese release date, I should stress. It's likely that Bloodborne will be somewhat delayed in Europe to give The Order: 1886 time to breathe, but we probably won't have to wait too long.Click here to read more...
We can all agree that Resident Evil has lost its way. Though I don't feel that Resi 6 was as atrocious as some pundits, it marked the illogical conclusion of a series that completely lost sight of what it was meant to be, and what its fanbase really wanted from the experience. Not to mention that the storyline has become so convoluted and bloated that Kingdom Hearts reads like Doctor Seuss in comparison.
Enough is enough. Capcom needs to step back and reassess their priorities before rebooting Resident Evil in its entirety; putting the focus back on survival horror and creating a nice stable story foundation for any future sequels.
However, what they're actually doing is remastering Resident Evil's Gamecube remake for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It's not exactly the treatment that Resi desperately needs, but personally, we reckon that this could be a great first step in putting the series back on track.Click here to read more...
This week's Xbox Live sale is all about Capcom classics, as well as a few more modern games at significant savings. Personally I'd recommend scooping up Dead Rising 2: Case Zero at a silly £1.69, Final Fight: Double Impact for £2.70 and Street Fighter III: Third Strike for £2.49, but we've rounded up the marketplace links below for your convenience.
Resident Evil Revelations is best experienced on 3DS but still represents great value here, while Remember Me is also a steal at £4.99. It didn't exactly set the world on fire, but if you liked the concept, now's probably the time to take a punt.
Full credit must be given to yarkiebrown, who rounded up the deals and Gold Exclusive offerings on HUKD. Many thanks!
Platform: Xbox One (£7.99)
Developer: Capcom Vancouver
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
I see what you did there, Capcom. After years of releasing 'super' and 'arcade' editions of games we already own, not to mention bucketloads of deeply questionable DLC, it's time to poke a little fun at yourselves while making amends for Dead Rising 3's calamitous season pass. Half fan service brawler, half 80s retro reference and all slightly-too-forced self parody, this colourful slice of content turns the game into a four-player hack and slasher. A bit like Streets Of Rage or Final Fight, perhaps, only with hundreds of zombies and an M. Bison boss the size of an office block.
It's galling that Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha is still technically "on-disc DLC," mind, since the files are included in the latest mandatory 4GB title update. You've just swapped a physical CD for the hard drive, Capcom; making everyone who owns the game download the content then charging to unlock it. An improvement, except that we've only got 500GB to play with and you should ask our permission before taking up valuable space with stuff we might not want.
Never mind though, because I just dressed Frank West up as Mayor Haggar, teamed up with Nick Ramos in a sexy Felicia outfit and made lots of dead things even deader. Arcade Remix may not be subtle or particularly deep, but it sure is fun when you get some mates involved.Click here to read more...