Capcom’s continued flood of Resident Evil branded games is bringing another title to the market — this time a third-person shooter with faster and more intense action.
Umbrella Corps takes players into the battles and history of the Umbrella Corporation with many of the environments being derived from the Resident Evil universe. The game will be solely multiplayer with team-based battles.
The initial playable demo will give fans and critics the opportunity to play a 3v3 One Life match at the Tokyo Game Show September 17-20.
The game will offer a variety of close-quarter combat game modes all designed for fast-paced gameplay.
“…players can compete online in a variety of unique close quarter battle modes. Each adrenaline-fueled match will be short and brutal and is designed for quick and engaging play.” – Capcom Press release
The title will be a console exclusive on PS4 along with its release on PC.
Umbrella Corps will release in North America and Europe early 2016 and will retail at $29.99.
Continuing the recent Resident Evil string of games that Capcom has been remaking, remastering, and releasing on new generation consoles, a new revelation that many had already expected — a Resident Evil 2 remake has been confirmed.
In the latest announcement video, the lead man and producer for the Resident Evil 2 remake, Yoshiaki Hirabyashi, claims that they will work closely with fans to determine the exact gameplay experience that people want.
Hirabyashi has keeping fans already closely connected to the project through facebook and after submitting his project proposal to the higher-ups at Capcom was approved for the game’s creation.
“It’s been great to see so many positive comments from fans that have pushed the project to get approved. The team here at Capcom Japan really appreciates fans’ passion and support and will do our best to bring fans what they really want.”
Given that this game will be a remake and has just been approved it will be quite some times until fans get a look at gameplay — let alone a completed game. Though concept art and other small hints at the game’s progression will continue to be shared on Facebook, twitter, and on Capcom’s official website.
Those of you who were unable to play Street Fighter V at E3 have another chance to do so before the game is released on PS4 and PC next spring. Capcom has announced that they have partnered with Six Flags to allow guests to play Street Fighter V demos in Street Fighter V custom skinned gaming pods or themed kiosks at 10 different locations.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA will be the first park to have the game playable to attendees tomorrow, July 2.
Here is the full schedule:
July 2 – July 7
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Vallejo, CA)
July 4 – July 7
Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington, TX)
July 6 – December 31
Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia, CA)
July 13 – July 19
Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio, TX)
July 27 – August 2
Six Flags Over St. Louis (Eureka, MO)
Six Flags Over Georgia (Austell, GA)
August 10 – August 16
Six Flags Great America (Gurnee, IL)
Six Flags America (Bowie, MD)
August 24 – August 30
Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, NJ)
Six Flags New England (Agawam, MA)
An 8 player singles elimination tournament will take place at Six Flags Magic Mountain every Saturday, while every other park will have tournaments every Saturday and Sunday. Prizes for the tournaments have yet to be announced.
Capcom will be adding another Resident Evil title to the libraries of Playstation and Xbox consoles as well as PC. Resident Evil 0 was announced early Tuesday in a Japanese games event confirming a remastering of the prequel to the original Resident Evil game.
Zero takes place just before the start of the original Resident Evil’s “Mansion Incident.” The announcement comes at a perfect time with the Resident Evil HD remastering fresh in the minds of many gamers.
The zombie franchise has had great success as of late as they try to recapture the “heart” of what got the franchise to this point. Similar to how Resident Evil HD operates, Zero will look to optimize the graphics and improve the visuals side of things while maintaining the gameplay of it’s initial 2002 release.
More gameplay elements have been suggested to be added, but nothing is concrete as of yet.
The entire original staff that had worked on the original Gamecube release will be returning for development of this new version releasing next year.
Even the original Director, Koji Oda, will be returning to lead the project.
“Our next mission is a title that I originally directed 13 years ago… back then I never imagined I would get the chance to remaster this game.”
As of right now the only information being released is that it will be coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC in early 2016.
Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 set a new franchise record as the fastest selling Monster Hunter game in North America and Europe. The action-RPG has sold a combined one million units between retail and digital sales since its initial release just two months ago (February 13) on the Nintendo 3DS.
Not only has the game now become the fastest selling Monster Hunter in the west, it is also the holder of the highest Metascore of any game in the franchise. The combination of quality gameplay and the new multiplayer experience on portable systems has been greatly received by fans and critics alike.
As a token of appreciation, the developer has elected to offer a free Nintendo 3DS Monster Hunter styled-theme. The custom theme will be available for download in May.
Ryu and Chun Li are some of the most iconic characters in all of gaming, and there are no two better to showcase one of the first looks at Street Fighter V’s gameplay.
Many fans are excited by the re-incorporation of parries into the gameplay suggesting that greater variety throughout combat will come from the addition.
The new character, Charlie Nash, isn’t entirely original as he first debuted in the Street Fighter Alpha series. His new model looks to have an updated style though, but if any changes in how he plays in-game is yet to be seen.
Capcom is partnering with Sony to bring the world reknowned Street Fighter series exclusively to the PlayStation 4 console as well as the PC.
“Throughout all of our discussions with Sony Computer Entertainment, it is clear that we share a mutual belief that the fighting genre has a huge opportunity for growth,” said Matt Dahlgren, Capcom’s Associate Director of Brand Marketing and eSports about the partnership.
One of the most unqiue features of this announcement is the new cross-platform capabilities that will allow PS4 and PC players to face-off against each other.
More details, including a release date, are coming soon.
First look at gameplay will be coming next week at the Capcom Cup grand finals tournament on December 13th in San Francisco, CA. Broadcast of the event will be available at twitch.tv/capcomfighters
Resident Evil Revelations 2 is releasing along with a remake of the original Resident Evil in 2015, and Capcom’s original inspiration of dark, twisted, and gory worlds looks to get rejuvenated with the release of both games.
Revelations 2’s new screenshots show a visually great game for the $25 digital price tag ($40 physical), but after playing some of the gameplay at New York Comic Con, some differences are evident.
It seems some of the screenshots have been edited in post-processing, but with the recent trend of “photo-modes” in games (The Last of Us, Shadow of Mordor, Forza Horizon 2 and more), it could be hints of a similar mode coming to Revelations.
Nothing is for certain as of yet, but even without the edits made to this gallery the game looks fantastic and plays just how most people would want a Resident Evil game to play. The movement is slower, the ammo is scarcer, the zombies are dangerous, and your two-person party is presented as tough, but vulnerable in the zombie-ridden apocalpyse.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be releasing in early 2015 on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, and Playstation 3.
Some new playable gameplay was revealed at the NY Comic Con event Thursday, and Resident Evil Revelations 2 looks to continue to build off of the core of Revelations 1.
With the way Resident Evil games have been gravitating toward the action-shooter genre, it was refreshing to see a slower pace and a darker feel return to the series with Revelations 2.
Claire Redfield’s (joined by Moira Burton) return as a main character is looking promising. Her last full-game, Code Veronica was released nearly 15 years ago, and as her brother Chris has been evolving before our eyes, she has been for the most part out of the picture.
Claire and Moira’s characters alone helps bring back the classic feel, and while Claire is certainly a vet of the zombie infested world by now, she isn’t quite as physically intimidating as Chris. The character styles and backgrounds make them tough, but more vulnerable — and that adds to exemplifying the horror elements of the game.
Though it’s not just her character weaponry is limited this time around, and shooting is not as precise. You don’t feel like you can take on an entire horde at any moment. Claire takes just a moment to really steady her gun for an accurate shot.
For most of the game, it shares many general qualities with Resident Evil 4. The movement, arsenal, and pace of action are similar to that of the 2005 title.
While the available gameplay to preview is still limited, you may even have less ammo and weapons than Leon Kennedy did. The demo didn’t have a focus on the shooting elements — for the most part it set the tone of what to expect.
The release is still slated for “early 2015,” but with the remake of the original Resident Evil is coming next year as well, it seems all zombie-lovers will get their fix in the coming year.
With an Resident Evil 1 HD remake announced as well, Capcom is now unveiling an intriguing teaser trailer for a sequel to Resident Evil Revelations.
As the young girl runs in the black and white trailer, the wrist-bands highlight who is friendly and who has fallen in the zombie-ridden world. It quickly turns from a world surrounded by the healthy living to a chaotic scene of zombie attacks with the living scrambling to stay alive. A very fitting setting for what Capcom always tries to convey in their Resident Evil games.
After being originally developed for the Nintendo 3DS, Revelations quickly gained popularity as it later was ported to the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and WiiU. Now, with home-consoles in mind from the start, the visual aspects of the game will almost certainly receive a massive upgrade.
Originally leaked on Xbox.com almost two weeks ago where a single screenshot and the game’s boxart were revealed early, the surprise of the announcement is non-existant, but the excitement still remains high.
Revelations 2 will be available next year on Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. Surprisingly the title will not be coming to the WiiU considering the original Revelations was on the Nintendo console.