The writers of Remember Me are going to great lengths to let you know their game takes place in the future. For starters, it's set in Neo Paris. Also there's a character called Edge, the sort of name that could only come about in the dystopian vision of a world where celebrity baby naming gets extreme. I'm actually amazed that they haven't included a device that plugs into your head and overlays glitchy VR graphics throughout the world... OH NO WAIT, THEY HAVE.
Whether you want to play Resident Evil 6 is a matter best left to reviews. Whether you can play it is something we can answer right now. Nvidia and Capcom have teamed up to create a benchmark app for the upcoming action horror sequel. Think of it as a separate game for you PC, in which it's forced to battle with extreme hordes of polygons and lighting. It's even given a score and end-of-level Resi-rank.
At Sony's PlayStation 4 reveal earlier today, Capcom announced a new game engine named Panta Rhei and a game tentatively titled Deep Down. As Capcom has a history of porting its games to PC, and the PlayStation 4 is essentially a custom PC, we can probably expect to see the fantasy action game come our way.
This was supposed to be terrible. One of Capcom Japan’s most revered third-person action game series handed off to Ninja Theory, the Cambridge studio behind PS3 stinker Heavenly Sword. Dante’s white-haired anime cool was ditched, the new model all surly and (gasp!) Western-looking. It was bound to be a stinker, this most hardcore of hack-and-slashers in this most Japanese of genres, passed to a UK studio with an average track record, focus-tested on idiots and dumbed down beyond recognition. An insult to a beloved series. DmC: Devil May Cry, however, is great.
I don't care if I'm playing an elite memory-eraser hopping across the rooftops of a cluttered Neo-Paris, I still want my money back if the robo-pianist I'm listening to shorts a circuit halfway through a sonata. That doesn't seem to faze Nilin, the wild-haired, guard-punching heroine of Dotnod's cinematic fight-and-flight Remember Me.
Capcom's freely available Street Fighter X Mega Man platformer is both an 8-bit-style celebration of the franchises' enduring legacies and a combination of two genres I'm absolutely terrible at. Speaking to The Mega Man Network (via CVG), Capcom Senior Community Manager Brett Elston revealed a second version of Street Fighter X Mega Man is in the works to patch up lingering issues and bugs.
In a blog post yesterday, Capcom announced that the PC version of Resident Evil 6 will arrive on March 22 for download (with an additional physical release in Europe), and revealed system requirements for the zombie-filled port.
Some things are better when combined. A cup of tea is infinitely improved by the addition of a rich tea biscuit, leftover Chinese takeaway boxes are immensely enhanced when introduced to a bin... I should probably stop just listing things around my desk. Still, it follows that when you mash-up Mega Man and Street Fighter - both games that I'm rubbish at - the resulting fusion will be so hard, I'll not get past the first screen. For fans of either series, though, this Capcom-blessed fan project celebrating their 25th anniversaries is now released and kicking player asses.
Ninja Theory's DmC: Devil May Cry reboot tells the story of half-demon Dante's quest to figure out why his hair isn't grey anymore. Actually, it's probably about fending off an apocalyptic demon invasion. We'll know for sure when the PC port arrives January 25, Capcom announced yesterday.
In celebration of Mega Man's 25th anniversary, Capcom announced today that it will release a new fan-made Mega Man game exclusively as a free PC download on December 17th. Street Fighter X Mega Man, revealed at the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals, is an 8-bit styled crossover which bridges the anniversary celebrations of the two franchises. Trailer after the break...
Is Resident Evil 6 an action movie or a game? The latest Resi 6 trailer shies away from showing too much in-game footage in favour of a series of potentially quite spoilery cutscene clips. Leon battles slobbery creatures with his '90s boyband hair, Chris Redfield has a bit of a grump, someone name drops Wesker and someone else screams DEBORAAAAAAAAH really loud. Business as usual, then.
Last week, Capcom Senior VP Christian Svensson responded to questions about Resident Evil 6's PC port in the Ask Capcom forum on Capcom Unity. According to Svensson, the PC version did not enter development until after the console versions were "complete, submitted, approved by console 1st parties." With the final console code as the foundation, a team is now building the PC version.
I've never seen someone's memories blown out of their head with an arm-mounted nano-gun before, but I think I like it. Remember Me was announced back at Gamescom, it's a new jump 'n fight from Ubisoft, set in futuristic, cyberpunk Paris. Pixel Enemy has ten minutes of in-game footage showing both jumping and fighting as professional memory-eraser with no memory, Nilin, flees a VTOL that doesn't have the sense to give up.
Capcom have released a 15 minute video of their Lost Planet 3 presentation from Gamescom, revealing extended footage only seen by members of the press until now.
The video explores the series' icy setting, E.D.N. III, and offers a look at some new enemies players will encounter when this prequel is released, climaxing with a face off between the player's giant mechanical utility rig and the "Spitter"; an enormous ice scorpion.
Live from Gamescom, it's a sneak-peek at Capcom's upcoming Lost Planet 3 - though with more of a focus on the cut-scenes than the actual action. After the more tropical environments of the second trip, this one heads back to the original's wintery wastelands, with intrigue, deception, and a hundred million slobbering monsters looking to get in the way of your guns and stompy robots alike.
Gamescom is set to start tomorrow, but there are already new announcements, trailers, screenshots flowing out of Cologne. Capcom have taken the opportunity to announce Remember Me, a third person action adventure in which you star as spec ops martial arts expert, Nilin, a lithe fighter with the power to warp and delete memories. The old "do as you would be done by" addage has come back to bite, however, and now she's running around in the future shouting "WHO TOOK MY MEMORIES" and beating the stuffing out of everyone.
The announcement trailer shows Nilin demonstrating her running, jumping and burly-guard-battering skills in a demonstration of acrobatics that's giving me flashbacks to Bungie's Oni. Check out those skills and absorb some lovely neon futurescapes in the debut video and screenshots below. This one's due out May next year.
Resident Evil 6 will be introducing a new concept for the venerable survivor horror series. The ability to hunt down strangers over the internet, bash them around the head and swallow their delicious brains. Yes, Resident Evil is finally going to let you play as the zombies.