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5:30 PM on 07.03.2014

The Monster Hunter 4 UK weapon contest winner is a pig club that oinks

There's going to be a long wait before most of us get to play Monster Hunter 4 on the 3DS, but in the meantime, we can enjoy the festivities from Capcom's recent weapon design contest. Sending out a casting call to all ...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 07.03.2014

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on iOS is astoundingly faithful, if you have a controller

Here we are in 2014 with an iOS port of a PSP game, in the form of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. The kicker? It's very, very good. As a port of 2008's Freedom Unite, everything is faithfully recreated on an iOS devi...

Chris Carter

1:45 PM on 06.30.2014

Limited Okami art prints are nice, expensive

It feels weird to get nostalgic for the PS2, but thinking about Clover will do that (also, make me want to stop working and play God Hand). We were blessed with some good stuff circa 2006. And Italy won the World Cup. If you'...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 06.27.2014

E-Capcom gets new Mega Man merchandise in stock

If you're itching for Mega Man merchandise and can wade through Japanese to order it, E-Capcom has a few new items in stock. For starters there are a few character keychains, most notably a newer 8-bit model of Mega Man ...

Chris Carter

2:00 AM on 06.24.2014

Street Fighter IV Arena is a mobile title from Capcom and Nexon

Alright, so it's no Ultra Street Fighter IV, but Capcom is working on an upcoming mobile Street Fighter title in tandem with Nexon. Sounds a bit strange, I suppose, but since it's a mobile game it makes sense. Street Fighter ...

Brittany Vincent



Review: Ultra Street Fighter IV photo
Review: Ultra Street Fighter IV
by Brittany Vincent

The Street Fighter series is one that will always invariably undergo several revisions, all in the name of uncovering the perfect fighter. Ultra Street Fighter IV, the latest iteration of 2009's massively popular Street Fighter IV, is an exemplary specimen of what cherry-picking mechanics, features, brawlers, and balancing alterations can do for an already venerable fighting game.

Despite being the fifth "remix" of a solid title, Ultra Street Fighter IV is a comprehensive series of tweaks and upgrades that come together to showcase the most feature-rich version of Street Fighter IV yet.

On the surface, the alterations may not even be noticeable to players who breeze in and out of Street Fighter in a casual manner. Other than additional characters and cosmetic augments, it seems very much like the same game. Indeed, much of where Ultra Street Fighter IV's appeal will lie is within the fighting enthusiast crowd.

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4:30 PM on 06.20.2014

There's going to be a Dead Rising movie

There's a Dead Rising film in the works at Legendary Digital Media, reports Variety. A director hasn't been named yet, but Tim Carter and Tomas Harlan of Contradiction Films (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) are writing / producing, an...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 06.20.2014

The Xbox One will launch with 29 games in Japan

The Xbox One is coming to Japan on September 4th, and with it, 29 games will launch in the territory. Microsoft is bringing Crimson Dragon, Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, LocoCycle, Halo: Spartan Assault, Killer Instinct, Kinect Spo...

Chris Carter



Tuesday Newsday: Destiny, Halo, GTA V and Emoji photo
Tuesday Newsday: Destiny, Halo, GTA V and Emoji
by Max Scoville



Here's some very flaccid news in the wake of E3 -- Destiny's Alpha is over, with a Beta next month. The game'll be a Sony exclusive in Japan. The new dude from Halo 5: Guardians has been named Agent Locke, and he'll be introduced in the Nightfall series. Capcom is essentially up for sale, kinda, sorta, and Nintendo's selling more Wii U's than you might've thought. Ubisoft apparently nerfed Watch Dogs' PC capabilities, and GTA V on PS4, PC, and Xbox One looks great and will have hammerhead sharks. Oh yeah and there's new Emoji. What? Emoji's sort of a video game.

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Capcom shareholders vote not to block company sale photo
Capcom shareholders vote not to block company sale
by Abel Girmay

Capcom announced today that its latest shareholder meeting has resulted in an official end to the company's buyout defense. Originally placed in 2008, the defense strategies were set in motion to defend Capcom from being acquired by any one person or entity trying to suddenly buy a majority stock.

This doesn't make Capcom completely defenseless in the event of a buyout, but it does mean Capcom no longer has the backing of shareholders should someone try to swoop in. It's no secret that the publisher has been financially troubled as of late, and its shareholders aren't comfortable stomaching anymore it seems.

So let your imaginations run free in comments. Anyone you would like, or dislike, to see buy up a controlling share? I'll admit I'm not terribly concerned myself, but that could have more to do with my relative disinterest in Capcom's recent library.

Capcom shareholders open company up to takeover possibility [Gamasutra]

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3:00 PM on 06.16.2014

Street Fighter's Yoshinori Ono leaves Capcom Vancouver

Writing on Twitter, Street Fighter executive producer Yoshinori Ono announced that he has resigned from his director position at Dead Rising studio Capcom Vancouver. Note that he specifically left that position -- from the so...

Jordan Devore





1:45 PM on 06.16.2014

Original Phoenix Wright trilogy coming to 3DS this winter

Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection came out in Japan. It's coming to the 3DS eShop elsewhere this winter. Wright Selection includes Ace Attorney, Justice for All, and Trials and Tribulations, all gussied u...

Steven Hansen



Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: E3 first hunt photo
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: E3 first hunt
by Dale North

Waiting for one of Capcom’s own to sit in and play with me for my first go at upcoming 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, I got a bit hasty and started picking my own quest. Little did I know I was headed for trouble by taking on a quest demo to take on the hardest enemy they had there, the Gore Magala.

When we finally did team up and get started on the quest I blindly picked we died pretty quickly. I’m fully responsible as I’ve only played Monster Hunter games casually in the past. 

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1:30 PM on 06.11.2014

Ah, there's our Deep Down E3 2014 trailer

There was no mention of Deep Down during the free-to-play segment of Sony's E3 press conference, much to our concern. The game is still alive and well, however -- just not here in the West. Capcom hasn't made any announcemen...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 06.11.2014

Capcom president talks, confirms Street Fighter V

Fighting game fans have been playing Street Fighter IV for a long time. If we're talking the Japanese arcade version -- since 2008. That's a really, really long time. But according to Capcom president and COO Haruhiro Ts...

Chris Carter

1:55 PM on 06.10.2014

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is finally getting a Western release

Thank you, based Level-5! After announcing Fantasy Life, Nintendo revealed that we've also got this gem of a game to look forward to from the Yokai Watch developer (and Capcom too, of course.) We've been clamoring for it for...

Brittany Vincent