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[Update] Capcom Removes Release Date Listing For Dead Rising Bundle On Xbox Store

Update (07/24/16, 12:06 p.m.): Capcom has responded to our inquiry about this release date, and has noted that the date listed is placeholder and not final. The representative mentioned that more information surrounding the official release timing will be revealed in the near future.

Original Story (07/23/16, 1:20 p.m.):

Last week, after a leak, it was confirmed by Capcom that Dead Rising 1, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off The Record are each coming to current-gen systems. Now, the Xbox Store is listing them to have a September 13 release date, prior to any official announcement from Capcom.

According to the listings, the three games will be available through a bundle. We can't confirm the accuracy of this date just yet, but we've reached out to Capcom and we will modify this article appropriately as soon as we hear back.

Dead Rising will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off The Record will be purchasable on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more on Dead Rising, check out our hands-on with Dead Rising 4.

[Source: Xbox Store (1, 2, 3) via lifelower on Twitter]

 

Our Take
Considering the listings earlier this week ended up being accurate, I'd guess that this release date is likely true, too. However, we won't know for sure until Capcom responds to our inquiry. Most likely, this was simply leaked too soon prior to an official release date reveal from the publisher.

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[Update] Capcom Now Targeting Last Week In June For Street Fighter V Story Mode, Ibuki DLC

Update 2: Capcom has apologized for the delay, promising to improve its communication moving forward. The company has also narrowed down when Street Fighter V story mode and the next DLC character, Ibuki, will be out.

Both are now slated for the last week in June, but Capcom isn't making any guarantees that it will hit that mark. "We are doing our best to release the content in the last week of June," the company says. The company also warns that it may not meet a regular release schedule as it is prioritizing quality over deadlines.

Additionally, Capcom says developers are exploring reports of input lag. Given how serious an issue this is for fighting games, especially at the competitive level, Capcom will likely prioritize research and repair.

The company is also looking into additional methods to dissuade and punish rage quitters. "We know some of you are still not having the best experience online due to players who rage quit but we are happy to report that the latest solution has brought the amount of players who disconnect during matches down by roughly 60%," Capcom says.

You can read the entire blog post on Capcom's site.

Update 1 (May 31, 2016 @ 2:46 p.m. Central): Capcom has confirmed that Ibuki's release will not be arriving in May as originally intended. The character will launch later in June, alongside the Story Mode content.

The publisher explained in a series of tweets that Ibuki's release was met with "unforeseen delays." We've inquired as to the nature of these delays and will update should we receive a response.

Original Story (May 31, 2016 @ 12:45 p.m. Central):

Capcom has released a gameplay trailer for its new Street Fighter V character, Ibuki. Check it out to see her combat in action.

Ibuki first appeared in Street Fighter III: New Generation and has appeared in a number of mainline and spin-off games since. In the trailer, she can be seen taking on Guile using a number of her special moves, including her V-Trigger, Isshaku Horokudama, where she throws a bomb at her opponent with several different detonation options depending on the direction thrown. Also shown in the trailer is an upcoming alternate stage of the Kanzuki Estate called Estate at Noon.

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No release date has yet been given for Ibuki, but we've reached out to Capcom for clarification on a specific date and will update the story accordingly. Make sure to read our review for more on Street Fighter V.

[Source: Capcom Blog]

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Capcom Reveals Bombastic New Character For Street Fighter V

Capcom has released a gameplay trailer for its new Street Fighter V character, Ibuki. Check it out to see her combat in action.

Ibuki first appeared in Street Fighter III: New Generation and has appeared in a number of mainline and spin-off games since. In the trailer, she can be seen taking on Guile using a number of her special moves, including her V-Trigger, Isshaku Horokudama, where she throws a bomb at her opponent with several different detonation options depending on the direction thrown. Also shown in the trailer is an upcoming alternate stage of the Kanzuki Estate called Estate at Noon.

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No release date has yet been given for Ibuki, but we've reached out to Capcom for clarification on a specific date and will update the story accordingly. Make sure to read our review for more on Street Fighter V.

[Source: Capcom Blog]

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Capcom Doesn’t Object To Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit Of Justice Coming To The West

Court will be in session later this year. Capcom has confirmed that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice is coming to the West in September.

Phoenix and Apollo Justice will be rejoined by a number of characters from the series’ past. You can check out the announcement trailer below:

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We didn't get the last Ace Attorney game, so seeing this one so soon after its Japanese release is good news. The story sees Phoenix traveling in a land without lawyers, and he decides to intervene to save the day. You'll enlist the help of a royal priestess to see the victim's final moments, giving Phoenix more to consider than ever before. As for Apollo, he has his own story to unravel. 

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice will be out this September on 3DS. Sorry, physical copy fans. This one’s a download only.

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Street Fighter V Underperforms But Capcom Still Closes Year Strong

Monster Hunter saved the day for Capcom as Ryu and pals failed to deliver expected sales. The publisher has announced a strong close to its most recent fiscal year, despite a significant shortfall in Street Fighter V revenue.

A year ago, Capcom announced it expected to sell 2.5 million Monster Hunter X copies and 2 million Street Fighter V units. Monster Hunter on 3DS (which has still only released in Japan) moved 3 million copies. Street Fighter V on PS4 and PC, a worldwide release, only moved 1.4 million.

Net sales for the company were up 19.8 percent to ¥77 billion ($ 719.2 million). Operating income climbed by 13.7 percent to ¥12 billion ($ 112.3 million) and net income rose by 17.1 percent to ¥7.8 billion ($ 72.3 million). 

On the pachinko side of things, Capcom has finally found an audience that loves Resident Evil 6. The company reports that sales of those machines “strongly increased.” Asura’s Wrath machines stayed weak. Additionally, the company’s Luigi’s Mansion arcade game did not sell well.

Capcom is looking ahead to releases of Monster Hunter Generations (the westernized name for Monster Hunter X) and Umbrella Corps in the coming months.

[Source: Capcom]

 

Our Take
Street Fighter V should have been an effortless slam dunk. But with major server problems and a lack of content, fans have been anything but happy. There’s still time to turn it around, but there’s a perception hole for Capcom to dig out of. It’s going to require a shovel made of one part “mea culpa” and one part “free stuff.”

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Capcom Celebrates Resident Evil 20th Anniversary With New Dev Video

March 22, 1996 was an important day in the history of survival-horror. That was the day gamers were first introduced to a secluded manor where Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, and company would first come face-to-face with the horrors of the T-virus. In honor of the anniversary, Capcom is celebrating with a new video that highlights the work that has gone into creating the series.

The new video includes details from the development team regarding details of the series’ original rise to prominence, with commentary from producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi. 

In addition to the below video, Capcom is sharing some of its own sales info about the franchise’s success, which declare that over 66 million game copies have been sold in the last 20 years. Resident Evil has also virally spawned a long-running movie series, which against all odds has managed to gross almost a billion dollars worldwide.

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Our Take
No matter your personal opinion of the Resident Evil games’ ups and downs over the years, there’s no doubt that the franchise has had a profound effect on gaming, particularly in the many ways it has influenced the development of the survival/horror genre. 

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Capcom Posts Jump In Sales, Operating Income On Back Of Monster Hunter X Success

Capcom continues to find success with the wildly popular Monster Hunter franchise. The latest title in the series, Monster Hunter X, propelled the company to post significant gains for the first nine months of the current fiscal year.

Compared to the first three quarters of last fiscal year, Capcom saw a 19.3 percent gain in sales to ¥57 billion ($ 480.6 million). Operating income increased nine percent to ($ 89.3 million).

The publisher’s video game revenue grew by 11.3 percent to ¥36 billion ($ 303.9 million). Monster Hunter X, which hasn’t been released outside of Japan yet, moved 3.2 million copies, exceeding expectations of 2.5 million.

Looking ahead, Capcom suggests that it anticipates shipments of 2 million copies of Street Fighter V. It is due out on February 16 for PlayStation 4 and PC.

Capcom saw a dip in its arcade operations, but amusement hardware (the actual machines), including pachinko and pachislot recovered significantly. Capcom says that is due in part to success of a Resident Evil 6 pachinko machine, but its Asura’s Wrath-branded equipment was weak.

The publisher also notes that its Luigi’s Mansion arcade game and others in that sub-category were still sluggish. Capcom has not put a fine point on what games we should expect in its next fiscal year. The company’s eyes are set on Street Fighter V as its final remaining major release for the year ending March 31, 2016.

[Source: Capcom, pictured: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate]

 

Our Take
Capcom seems to finding its groove a bit more. With the likelihood we’ll see Monster Hunter X come west and Street Fighter V, the company has a solid foundation on which to build for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

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