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Capcom Taps Into Nostalgia With NES-Era Disney Collection

Nostalgia continues to be a powerful force, and Capcom has announced a new game collection that's bound to appeal to people who spent much of their childhoods watching cartoons and playing games on tube televisions. The Disney Afternoon Collection is a compilation of six NES-era games, including DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, and more.

It includes Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, and TaleSpin.

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The games have been updated to HD resolution, though, unlike 2013's DuckTales: Remastered, they don't feature new sprites. Instead, they're the chunky 8-bit versions players grew up playing. Players can rewind the games if they miss a jump or want another shot at a boss attack, and there are also new boss-rush and time-attack modes. Historians can also check out an in-game museum, which features concept art, music, and other goodies from each game's development.

The collection is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 18, and it's priced at $ 19.99.

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Capcom Announces Steam Release Date For Dead Rising 4

Released in December of last year, the PC version of Dead Rising 4 was originally a timed exclusive for the Windows 10 Store. Now that Microsoft's 90-day exclusivity period is nearly up, the zombie beat-'em-up will soon be available on Steam.

Starting today, Steam users can pre-order Dead Rising 4 before its release on March 14th. The game's announcement trailer promises more of the bloody, over-the-top action and tongue-in-cheek humor that fans of the series have come to expect. Check out the trailer below for the official announcement (PC players should note Frank's take on "robust monitor support").

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Check out our review of Dead Rising 4 for a closer look at Frank's shenanigans.

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Capcom Announces Steam Release Date For Dead Rising 4

Released in December of last year, the PC version of Dead Rising 4 was originally a timed exclusive for the Windows 10 Store. Now that Microsoft's 90-day exclusivity period is nearly up, the zombie beat-'em-up will soon be available on Steam.

Starting today, Steam users can pre-order Dead Rising 4 before its release on March 14th. The game's announcement trailer promises more of the bloody, over-the-top action and tongue-in-cheek humor that fans of the series have come to expect. Check out the trailer below for the official announcement (PC players should note Frank's take on "robust monitor support").

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Check out our review of Dead Rising 4 for a closer look at Frank's shenanigans.

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Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Is EVO 2017′s Fan Selected Game

The ninth fighting game planned for the EVO 2017 stage has been selected and it's Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

The game won the chance to be featured as part of the tournament by way of charity donations. Fans donated money to the game they wanted to see played at EVO between the choices of Mortal Combat XL, Skullgirls, Pokkén Tournament, Killer Instinct Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Arms, Windjammers, Nidhogg, and of course, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 raised just under $ 72,000 with Pokkén coming up in second place with just under $ 67,000.

The PlayStation 4 version of the game is the one that will be played. For more on EVO 2017, head here.

[Source: @MrWiz, Generosity.com]

 

Our Take
I was really rooting for Arms.

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What To Watch This Weekend: Dota 2, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, And Brawlhalla

Several major leagues truck along today and tomorrow, building anticipation for the finals that are soon to come. But if you're looking for something that'll wrap up this weekend and give the sense of closure you so desperately crave, there's plenty of events to end your weekend on a high note.

League of Legends's Spring Splits continue this weekend, as major teams from every region compete to see which of them will make it to the Mid-Season Invitational. (Europe Stream / Europe Schedule / North America Stream / North America Schedule)

As the eight teams invited to this year's Dota Asia Championships rest, several other teams in the Americas, China, Europe, and more will fight for their spot in the tournament this weekend's qualifiers. (Stream 1 / Stream 2

Counter-Strike's Intel Extreme Masters World Championships Closed Qualifers may be the calm before the storm, but they're gathering a lot of attention. (Stream)

Brawlhalla may still be in Early Access, but that doesn't stop it from having some major tournaments. This weekend, the game's Winter championships will bring feature tons of players competing in one-versus-one and two-versus-two tournaments, with a total of $ 5,000 in prizes on the line. (Stream / Schedule)

Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3's fate at Evo is still undecided, but there's still enough excitement about the game for Arizona to host its annual Undefeated tournament for it, which will feature some of the game's greatest talent. There will be tournaments for Guilty Gear: Xrd Revelator, and Street Fighter V streamed as well. (Stream / Schedule)

The Heroes of the Storm Global Championship is also going on this weekend, and has teams from all over the world fighting for supremacy in the event's first phase. (Stream / Schedule)

Finally, you can watch the last few rounds of the Overwatch Winter Assembly 2017, which will feature four of Finland's best teams compete in some intense matches. (Stream)

That's it for this weekend! Let us know if we missed anything in the comments below.

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Capcom Sales Down, Not Including Resident Evil 7

Capcom has reported that sales and profits are down for the nine-month period ending on December 31, 2016, but the company's overall financial forecast for the end of the fiscal year (on March 31) remains unchanged.

Sales fell 6.2 percent compared to the same period last year, with profits also falling 60.6 percent.

Despite these events, the company lauded the sales of Dead Rising 4 and Monster Hunter Generations, and that of re-releases Resident Evil 5 and RE 4.

Capcom says it is not changing its fiscal year-end forecast due to the fact that it plans "an aggressive sales campaign" for titles including RE 7 and Monster Hunter XX (an expanded edition of MH Generations in Japan).

[Source: Capcom]

 

Our Take
With Resident Evil 7 not factoring in to the period, it makes sense that the company is confident the game, among others, can pick up the slack in just three months.

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Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Gets Xbox One/PC Release Date

Capcom has announced that the digital versions of Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 for Xbox One and PC (currently on the PS4) are coming out on March 7th.

Along with the release on those platforms ($ 24.99), you can otherwise pick up a limited, physical edition of the game on PS4 or Xbox One ($ 29.99), which comes with updated cover art and an exclusive comic from Marvel's Sean Chen and Gerardo Sandoval.

[Source: Capcom Unity Official Blog]

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Capcom Talks Ultra Street Fighter II’s New Characters, Gameplay On Nintendo Treehouse Stream

Unveiled at this week's Nintendo Switch event in New York, Ultra Street Fighter II will bring the most iconic fighting game ever made to Switch. But a lot of that legacy has to do with its place in history, and it's been a long time since the game's original 1992 release. During yesterday's Nintendo Treehouse livestream showcasing some of the Switch's key titles, producer Yoshinori Ono and a panel of Capcom and Nintendo representatives offered a few details about makes this version of the game so "Ultra."

First, they mentioned that although the game looks reminiscent of Street Fighter 2's last version, HD Remix, that latter's changes to gameplay in HD Remix, making the game play more like the Super Turbo iteration instead (whether this means players have the option to turn of the HD Remix changes or if the game foregoes them entirely is unclear). However, in keeping with modern fighting games, the game will have online multiplayer.

Additionally, Ono mentioned that one of the new characters, Violent Ken (previously seen in the SNK crossover fighting game, SVC Chaos) was "a little bit easier to get into" for newer players, according to Ono. "So if players are stuck on which character to start off with, we definitely suggest starting off with Violent Ken." Finally, Ono mentioned that, although some of the game's additional modes have yet to be announced, the game should have something for veteran players and newcomers alike.

[Source: Nintendo Treehouse stream]

 

Our Take
The HD Remix changes let you tinker with a lot of the game's aspects, so if they're gone this time around, that's a bummer. But it's good to know the newer characters are aimed at introducing a new generation of people to Street Fighter, especially on a platform where local play is such an integral part of the fun. 

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Capcom Details Tomorrow’s Street Fighter V Second Season Patch

Tomorrow, Street Fighter V is getting a big patch. Much of its changes and content, however, have been a mystery until now.

First up, the things we did know. The patch comes with a DLC pack which will offer holiday costumes and stages for aprice. You can read more about the pack here. Tomorrow will also see the addition of Akuma and his story, Premium Battle, and Nostalgia costumes. Five additional characters will also be added to the roster throughout 2017, and they can be purchased in advance as part of the season two season pass, if you're so inclined.

Here are some of the upcoming additions/changes that were previously unknown, it bullet-point list form:

  • Direct Input controller support
  • Background Music Select
  • Fighter Profile Radar Charts
  • Updated Rage Quit System

Details of the new rage quit system circulated a few days ago. You can read about that here.

There are lots more balance tweaks and changes coming to specific characters, and rather than detail every single change on its blog, Capcom has created a PDF (which can be downloaded here) showing off the assorted character balancing tweaks.

For our initial review of Street Fighter V, head here.

[Source: Capcom Unity]

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Extended Gameplay Trailer For Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite Reveals Morrigan, Captain America

Though we just our first look at Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite yesterday, Capcom and Marvel weren't quite done for the weekend. After the conclusion of the ESPN2 Capcom Cup Broadcast, we got a longer cut of the gameplay trailer we saw yesterday, including two new characters: Captain America and Morrigan Aensland.

The two new characters seem pretty faithful to their previous incarnations. Captain America has tried-and-true sheild throw move and Charging Star super, while Morrigan has her shadowy uppercut and Darkness Illusion super. You can watch the two show off their combo prowess below.

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