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24

This Week in Discounts – 3/24

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Enjoying the new inFAMOUS yet? In case you’re one of those stragglers, don’t fret – PlayStation Plus has your back.

Starting tomorrow, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP, PS Vita) will be added to the Instant Game Collection… Read the rest of this entry »

DuckTales: Remastered was announced a few months ago at PAX East, and now at San Diego Comic-Con Capcom has unveiled more gameplay than was shown in the announcement trailer. Much more. This time, we get nearly a half hour of footage of the Himalayas level, though it has some audio problems that are fixed shortly after they present themselves. The game looks absolutely fantastic, and even has levels play out differently than the original game, as we see rabbits tearing apart the machine that Launchpad McQuack dropped and running off with the pieces.

One of the most noteworthy parts about this is the voice acting. The fact that Capcom got all of the original voice actors on board for this game is wonderful, and it gives us an even better DuckTales experience than the one we had as children on the NES. This game is not simply a graphical update, but a complete remake with new content, and I hope everyone else can agree with me that this is one of the most anticipated Capcom titles announced this year.

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Ducktales Remastered not enough for ya? Well, how about some D&D-based beat-em-up action? Over at PAX East, Capcom has just doubled up on rerelease announcements with something even more surprising, but hardly any less in demand from the dedicated throngs: Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles over Mystara, a double pack comprising Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara.  Previously, the only way to play these games in the US without importing was in the arcades; the Sega Saturn collection released in 1999, a year after the system was dead stateside, and predictably became worth a pretty penny.

Both games are notable for being among the first to be developed by the team that would come to be known as Vanillaware, they of Odin Sphere, Muramasa, and the soon to be released Dragon’s Crown, the latter actually intended as a spiritual descendant. Even with their arcade origins, the two games had a surprising amount of depth, with multiple level paths, several class-based melee maneuvers and magical attacks, consumables, weapons, armor, enchanted items… basically, everything but the dungeon master (pardon the lame pun). The games also had 4-player co-op, which the new collection will not only support, but offer online via GGPO.

Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles over Mystara is set for a June release on XBox 360, Playstation 3, WiiU, and Windows PC via Steam at $14.99/1200 MSP.

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SAN JOSE, Calif., (January 21, 2013) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that Project X Zone™ (working title) will be coming to challenge gamers in both North America and Latin America in the summer of 2013, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS™ system. This epic crossover title brings together the fiercest and most popular legacy characters from NAMCO BANDAI, SEGA®, and Capcom’s most beloved franchises to create a Strategy-RPG experience that can only be described as the ultimate cross-over title.

Developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft, Project X Zone features over 50 characters from 29 historic game franchises by three of Japan’s most prolific video game companies. In Project X Zone players will use a team of two characters known as a Pair Unit to explore the world within the game. An additional character known as a Solo Unit can be combined with the Pair Unit to assist in battles with Solo Attacks as well as augment the attacks available for players to execute. Throughout the game, epic battles are waiting to erupt at a moment’s notice. Players will have to master an array of screen-busting moves including Solo Attacks, Support Attacks, Cross Hits, and Finishing Moves in order to defeat a multitude of foes.

“Project X Zone is the first title to ever combine such a large cast of characters from a varied list of game franchises into one grand adventure,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Developing a cohesive game and storyline to encompass all of these great characters and their battle-styles was a huge challenge that has paid off greatly with the creation of a truly unique and groundbreaking gaming experience.”

Project X Zone takes place in a world surrounded by a hidden chaos with shadows and evil lurking beneath the peaceful cover of everyday life. When a rift in time and space suddenly appears, a doorway to various universes is opened allowing both heroes and villains from different worlds to cross paths. Players will be able to take control of a huge selection of paired heroes including favorites such as Jin and Xiaoyu (TEKKEN), Toma and Cyrille (Shining Force™ EXA), to X and Zero (Mega Man® X) and discover the cause of the rift and stop evil from coming through and spreading into their world.

Project X Zone will launch the summer of 2013; exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system.

You can view a 16 Minute extended trailer that shows a majority of the characters featured in the game after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Tribuners! On December 8th, Capcom broke the news that an all-new, completely free Mega Man game was on its way: Street Fighter X Mega Man! And now, after what I consider a very successful digital launch (Capcom Unity’s servers were overloaded all day!) I think it’s safe to say that people all over the world gathered together to help kick off Mega Man’s 25th birthday right!

As any Mega Man fan can tell you, the Blue Bomber had run into a boss battle’s worth of bad luck since the heartbreaking cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 and Mega Man Universe. But Capcom is finally trying to steer the franchise back on track with Street Fighter X Mega Man, a game intended to simultaneously close out the celebration of Street Fighter’s 25th Anniversary and kick start the festivities of Mega Man’s 25th Anniversary. It’s just the first step in Capcom’s celebration of the franchise, and after today’s announcements, it looks like things are heading in the right direction. More on that later.

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Today marks the release of the first potentially good Mega Man game since Capcom began ignoring the series and cancelling highly-awaited games. From the name of Mega Man X Street Fighter, you would imagine that it’s a fighting game crossover with characters from the Mega Man series, as well as Street Fighter, but Capcom hired a fan of the series to make the game for them, and it actually plays like a classic Mega Man game. The robot masters have been replaced with Street fighter characters, meaning that you can take their powers after you defeat them. You can find the game currently available for download at the Capcom Unity Mega Man page.

In other great Mega Man news, the classic NES Mega Man games (1-6) are to become available on the 3DS eShop throughout 2013, starting on December 27, and continuing release over the following months.

Monster Hunter Fans never had a problem with the third entry into the series. It was always a fun, fantastic, fulfilling experience on the Nintendo Wii. Yet, there was always the few of us who wondered what the game could have looked like if it was released on the PlayStation 3 in full HD. So it is not surprising Capcom would listen to those fans and re-release the game again in full HD on Nintendo’s upcoming console the WiiU.

I know what some of you are probably thinking too. It’s just Capcom shelling out another HD remake of a previous title and not include any worthwhile upgrades to the title, but that’s not the case either. There are a whole bunch of upgrades and tweaks to the overall mechanics of the original title. Most of which are the focus of the trailer you can see below. Also, lets not forget, they are also releasing a 3DS version of the game as well that features new monsters and areas.

So if you’re looking for a reason to justify another purchase of already an amazing Wii title, click the jump and check out the trailer. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s hard to believe that Resident Evil 6 is almost upon us. In less than two weeks the newest chapter of Capcom’s beloved survival action horror franchise comes home, promising a global outbreak of hopelessness, mystery, and massive explosions. To get us ready for the C-Virus-fueled pandemic, Capcom has released a public demo of the game. And after playing through each of its three Campaign samplings, I’m happy to report that the end of the world looks like it’s going to be an eclectic ride of genre mixing.

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In case you still don’t have enough Resident Evil this autumn, like Retribution in theaters now, Damnation (September 26th), and RE6 (October 2nd), Universal Studios Japan gets a nightly Resident Evil attraction as a part of its Halloween Horror Nights.

Universal Studios Japan will be overrun with zombies. The dead will walk the Earth, and Resident Evil will come to life.

Universal Studios is once again teaming with Capcom (previously the two did a live-sized Monster Hunter attraction) for “Halloween Horror Night”. Until November 11, the theme park will turn into Resident Evil at night. So, the Terminator 2 Cyberdyne Systems building becomes the Umbrella Corporation and a walk through attraction, while the New York City area doubles as Raccoon City, thanks to some fancy projection mapping. The recently opened Biohazard Cafe and Grill in Tokyo also used 3D projection mapping effects to bring creatures to life.

Those brave enough to participate can try to navigate their way through the area—which is overrun with zombies and the T-virus!

Besides the zombies and creatures, there will even be actors playing RE characters such as Jill Valentine and Clare Redfield.

Man, what I’d give to go to Japan right now… But hey, at least we get Silent Hill during Halloween Horror Nights state-side!

Good to see that more horror games are becoming cool attractions!

Be sure to check out more photos and info on EuroGamerGadget Helpline, and Tumblr.