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Capcom Captivate 2012 Updates

Every year, Capcom throws its own mini-convention to celebrate all things Capcom. E3? PAX? Please, those are just filler until Captivate. The event was held in Rome this year, which doesn’t really matter I suppose, but the fact that Capcom is willing to fly in press-members from all across the globe should say it all.

Resident Evil 6:

There isn’t much to say about the new cinematic trailer, except that it contains the newly announced release date; November 20, 2012.

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I hope you’re happy. After whining and moaning for months on end, Ninja Theory appears to have heard your piddly complaints and slightly de-emofied Dante. So, instead, you get naked Dante.

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Gameplay footage.

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Traversal footage. I know it sounds boring, but trust me, you’ll want to see this.

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Street Fighter X Tekken:

When Street Fighter X Tekken launches on the PS Vita, it will feature cross-platform play with PS3.

Lost Planet 3:

Lost Planet 2 wasn’t exactly a hit with the critics, but it did have an assortment of excellent ideas and I am glad to see that Capcom hasn’t thrown in the towel just yet. This time, development has been handed over to Spark Unlimited, developer of Legendary and Turning Point: Fall of Liberty…crap.

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Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor

Another uninspired trailer. Yay…

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Straight co-op gameplay video. Now, this is more like it.

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8 thoughts to “Capcom Captivate 2012 Updates”

  1. I never watch trailers, I almost never care about them…but I did watch the DMC trailer, since I’m playing the original games on the HD collection right now.

    I think it looks awesome- it’s sassy and irreverent, but it looks like it has the baroque style and over-the-top action down. Which is a hell of a lot more important than if Dante looks like a damn 1995 anime character design. But gamers are crybabies, and little piddly shit like his hair color matters more than themes, innovation, and gameplay mechanics.

    My worry is Ninja Theory. Their games suck. Enslaved was horrible and Heavenly Sword was just empty. I hope they get it to gether on this one, I sincerely do.

    RE6, no trailer required. Hope it’s good.

    SFxT on Vita…yeah, I’ll buy it. Great game.

    Lost Planet 3…WTF? Chick will be happy about that.

    Steel Batallion…eh…no Kinect, so no deal for me.

    Why didn’t I get invited to Rome?

    1. I don’t feel it was just the hair color that got people down, but that Dante had transformed from sorta-funny arrogant demon hunter to an emo kid in a mental hospital. It felt a bit abrupt. Add that on to the questionable developer change, and I had this one nearly counted out early.

      However, every time I see a combat trailer I think “well, it still looks like DMC”. And that platforming trailer looked neat. So, maybe this won’t suck.

      1. Like an emo kid in a mental hospital is any WORSE or more contrived than a guy in a trenchcoat with a sword!

        1. True, Dante never made sense in DMC 1-4. But he saw somewhat consistent, occasionally funny, and had great over-the-top scenes where he fought demons while eating pizza. Overall, it felt like Capcom was in on the joke and they were just playing along with the gamers. Then Ninja Theory came along and attempted to make things “serious” with the mental hospital and such. To me, it looked a lot like the Warrior Within transition which I felt worked out terribly.

      2. I was ready to call foul when we found out that the original redesign had an uncanny resemblance to Ninja Theory’s lead designer.

  2. LP3 and RE6 are intriguing to me. Steel Batallion… well, I loved the original. I don’t have a lot of faith in the new one.

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