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Capcom investing around $80m into two new R&D buildings

Capcom announced it’s spending approximately 8 billion yen, which converts to just under $ 79 million, on two new research and development buildings located near its head office in Osaka. The investment is part of Capcom’s ongoing focus to make more…
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Capcom reveals Decapre as fifth Ultra Street Fighter 4 newcomer

 

Capcom has been hinting at who the fifth and final new character for Ultra Street Fighter IV will be for quite some time. And just recently they announced who it will be. The leader of the Shadaloo, M. Bison, is known to have many Dolls, one of which is Cammy. Meet Decapre, who is a new character while… not being new. She isn’t an entirely new character as she is an NPC in Street Fighter Alpha 3, (which is shown in the intro to the video above) but she is new as a playable character.

Bearing a giant burn mark located on her face, she is a charge character who uses scramble moves and psycho-powered attacks. She may look like “Evil Cammy” but her playstyle is very different from that as shown in the video above. I look forward to seeing her in action during the upcoming fighting game tournaments.

The other four characters who will be given the Street Fighter IV treatment will be Hugo, Rolento, Elena, and Poison. This upgrade will also include six new battle environments and bring the final roster count to 44 characters, all rebalanced to provide what Capcom is calling the “most balanced Street Figher ever.”

Ultra Street Fighter IV is set to be available for digital upgrades for PS3 and Xbox 360 in early June for $ 14.99. PC bundles and upgrades will be available for $ 29.99 and $ 14.99 respectively in August alongside retail versions of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game for $ 39.99. Players who purchase the retail or full digital bundles of the game will receive all previously released costumes for the series which clocks in at about a $ 40 value according to Capcom.


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Capcom reveals Decapre as fifth Ultra Street Fighter 4 newbie

Capcom’s long-teased fifth new character for Ultra Street Fighter 4 is a real doll – one of M. Bison’s Dolls. Decapre is part of the grinning archvillain’s Doll guard, and she’s essentially a physical clone of former Bison Doll and now MI6 operative…
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Capcom and Twitch Join Forces to Deliver Year-Round Fighting Game League

The world’s leading video platform and community for gamers and the most celebrated fighting game franchise of all time is joining forces to bring to the masses the Capcom Pro Tour.  Capcom and Twitch have collaborated to deliver the first ever Street Fighter-focused fighting game league.  The Capcom Pro Tour will establish a year-long foundation for the fighting game community and will be comprised of a combination of premier events, ranking tournaments, and online tournaments, all culminating with the grand finals at the Capcom Cup this December.

The Capcom Pro Tour’s goal will be to provide an infrastructure to help support tournament organizers while bringing to the fans increased production values, supplementary video content and new opportunities for players, content creators and sponsors.  Initially, the tour will focus solely on the Street Fighter IV series, with the early portion of the tour featuring Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition.  When Ultra Street Fighter IV releases in June, the tour will then transition to it.

This year, a total of 16 spots will be available at the Capcom Cup offering players two different ways to qualify.  Players who dominate and win their premier event will instantly qualify.  The remaining spots will be determined using a new point structure that tracks the rankings of all the other players competing in the tour.

The current line-up of premier events includes:
·         Final Round (March 14~16 – Atlanta, GA, USA)
·         NorCal Regionals (April 18~20 – Sacramento, CA, USA)
·         Southeast Asia Majors (June 20~22 – Singapore)
·         Community Effort Orlando (June 27~29 – Orlando, FL, USA)
·         Evolution Championship Series (July 11~13 – Las Vegas, NV, USA)
·         The Fall Classic (October 10~12 – Raleigh, NC, USA)
·         DreamHack Winter (November 27~30 – Jönköping, Sweden)

The Capcom Pro Tour will host a total of 10 premier events with the 6 remaining spots being determined by tallying the new point structure.  Premier events will all retain their independence and core values and will be collaborating with Capcom and Twitch to deliver the Street Fighter live streams via the Capcom Fighters Twitch channel.  More details about the three additional premier events will be announced at a later date.

The top 16 placements at both the premier events and ranking events will be awarded points.  Trade shows and independent tournaments will comprise the ranking events which are managed and streamed separately from the Capcom Pro Tour.

The current line-up of ranking events includes:

·         SoCal Regionals (February 28~March 2, Los Angeles, CA, USA)
·         PAX East (April 11~13 – Boston, MA, USA)
·         E3 (June 10~12 – Los Angeles, CA, USA)
·         San Diego Comic Con (July 24~27 – San Diego, CA, USA)

Points will be awarded to SoCal Regional placements retroactively and more details about additional ranking events will be announced at a later date.

Fighting game fans and players can keep track of the action and receive all of the latest news and information at the official Capcom Pro Tour website:  www.capcomprotour.com


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Capcom fan service runs thick in Strider

Capcom has always been a slave to self-reference, and the recent Strider reboot drives that point home with remixed tunes, classic costumes and retro collectibles – everything short of dressing the futuristic ninja as a certain plucky blue…
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Capcom Celebrates Japanese PS4 Launch With New Deep Down Trailer

Just over a year ago at the PlayStation 4 reveal in New York City, we got our first look at Capcom’s demonic dungeon delver, Deep Down. The title, which we now know to be free-to-play, was recently bumped until after the summer this year.

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The news of the delay comes by way of a Dengeki Online interview with the game’s producer Dengeki Online (translated by Dual Shockers). Deep Down doesn’t have a confirmed North American release yet, but beta testing was slated to start around the launch of the PlayStation 4 in Japan. However, the trailers continue to showcase English voice overs, giving us continued hope that the title will make its way here.

For more, check out our hands-on preview from Tokyo Game Show 2013. You can also read up on the game’s 2093 New York City setting.

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Super Joystiq Podcast 085: The Last of Us DLC, Strider, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Capcom

This week’s Super Joystiq Podcast can only be heard if everyone pushes play at the same time.

Do you like opinions on new releases? Reviews of hot games? Perfect. Ludwig, Xav, Anthony, and Earnest are hitting a trio of February bangers– The Last of…
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Capcom has ‘no plans’ to take action against fraudulent composer

Capcom does not plan to take action regarding composer Mamoru Samuragochi’s recent admission that he outsourced his credited Onimusha and Resident Evil: Director’s Cut soundtracks to a third party, the company confirmed in a statement to Eurogamer…
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Capcom Celebrates Valentine’s Day With Five RE: Revelations Raid Mode Items

Capcom wants to be your Valentine, and is offering up a most practical gift for fans of the Resident Evil series. Grab that special someone this weekend for some Resident Evil: Revelations Raid Mode and enjoy five new, free items.

From now until February 28, by logging into Resident Evil: Revelations, you can score three rare weapons and two rare items. Here’s what you can score:

  • The Prowler rifle (Level 46, slot 3) – Enter code: valentine
  • The Lindwurm shotgun (Level 31, slot 5) – Enter code: chocolate
  • The Lead Storm assault rifle (Level 10, slot 5) – Enter code: bitter
  • Damage VI – Enter code: sweet
  • Bottomless Pouch I – enter code: cocoa

These codes are only for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC. For more on Resident Evil: Revelations, check out our review. Happy hunting!

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Resident Evil: Revelations has been off my radar (and I suspect that of many others). This has the dual benefit of being fan service and drawing people back to the game.

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Double Helix And Capcom Veterans Discuss Strider Reboot

The Strider reboot is less than a week away, and developer Double Helix (recently acquired by Amazon) and veterans of the series at publisher Capcom are talking about what players can expect. The new video features more gameplay and an explanation of how Strider Hiryu’s design has evolved over the years.

One of the big changes is that this Strider game won’t be a globe-trotting adventure. Instead, players will experience different locales in the interconnected, more open Kazakh City. 

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Double Helix also wants to recapture some of the magic of gaming experiences gone by. Players will be instructed on how to use upgrades, but there is an element of discovery that is inherent in the design.

For more, you can read our most recent preview of the game. Strider is coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC via digital delivery platforms on February 18.

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