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PSA: Humble Capcom PlayStation Bundle Gets You Both Resident Evil Remakes For $15

Usually, Humble’s curated bundles of games at bargain bin prices are limited to PC and Android devices. For the next two weeks, PlayStation 3 and 4 owners get their moment to save.

The Humble Capcom PlayStation Bundle offers up 13 games and more. Here’s what you can get:

Pay $ 1 or more

  • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 (PS3)
  • Strider (PS3 or PS4)
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (PS3)
  • Final Fight Double Impact (PS3)
  • Coupon: 45 percent off Street Fighter V on PS4

Pay more than the average (currently $ 9.69)

  • Lost Planet 3 (PS3)
  • Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix (PS3)
  • Resident Evil HD (PS3 or PS4)
  • Okami HD (PS3)
  • Remember Me (PS3)
  • Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10 Combo Pack (PS3)

Pay $ 15 or more

  • Resident Evil 0 Remastered (PS3 or PS4)
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS3)
  • Coupon: 50 percent off Mega Man Legacy Collection on PS4

This bundle supports three charities: Save the Children, American Red Cross, and Rettsyndrome.org. You can check out the bundle on Humble’s website.

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Capcom Sales Drop 25 Percent Due To Focus On ‘Minor Titles’

Capcom is backloading its fiscal year 2017 releases, pushing major games into the holiday and beyond. The company reports a significant sales dip and net loss for the first quarter of its fiscal year.

Revenues dropped 25 percent to ¥10.9 billion ($ 103.7 million). Combined with a foreign exchange loss of ¥1.3 billion ($ 12.7 million), Capcom reported a net loss of ¥1.4 billion ($ 13.4 million) for the quarter.

Capcom says that its sales dip was due largely to releasing only “minor titles” during the period. The company points to Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (released in Japan on June 6) as performing as expected. The company also released the critically panned Umbrella Chronicles during the quarter. 

The company has a few titles on the horizon, including the long awaited Resident Evil 7. Revealed at E3, the game will be out in January. Capcom is also re-releasing Resident Evil 4 in August.

The Dead Rising series will have a big year, too. Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will see release on current-gen consoles. Dead Rising 1 will also be making its way to PC for the first time. Dead Rising 4 is due out later this year for Xbox One and PC.

[Source: Capcom]

 

Our Take
It’s too early to tell where Capcom’s year is headed. Monster Hunter Generations sales from the western release have yet to be reported. Dead Rising has typically performed well, and the company has done right by its remasters. Resident Evil 4 is the update people are waiting for, so it’s likely to sell well. As for Resident Evil 7, we still don’t know quite what to make of it, but we’re curious.

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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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