Remember when Capcom didn’t really hit its numbers last year? This new “feature” in Resident Evil for the 3DS—you know, the one that basically says F.U. to the secondhand market—will surely correct that whole mess. Surely.
The “redesigned” PSP, Monster Hunter 3 Portable Edition. Just what the fledgling portable needed.
It’d be really great if the 3DS didn’t follow the lead of what’s currently happening in the 3D space and decided not to put out games that feature cliche items flying at or pointing at the viewer from the inside the screen.
Goes for third parties too, although these Capcom screens (while really sharp) aren’t too encouraging.
Capcom profits plummet 72%. Insta-analysis: Capcom really needs to come out with a Capcom 2 system to combat this decline.
How come when a game like Dark Void sells a mediocre 600,000 copies it’s all “better luck next time!” but when a Wii game like Dead Space: Extraction does kind of the same thing it’s all “holy fuck Wii sucks and Nintendo hates gaming”?
“Our experience with Bionic Commando has demonstrated the difficulty of outsourcing the development of new title to overseas companies.” — Capcom statement
Holy fucking spin job Batman! Or maybe it was just a atrociously bad game and premise to begin with. Bionic Commando Rearmed wasn’t better simply because it was nostalgic throwback to whimsical times past, Capcom, it was just better. Don’t be afraid of 2D.
Blame the audience, not yourself:
Further expanding on this curious line of reasoning, I can only surmise that, after the colossal failure of Capcom’s Bionic Commando hardcore “re-imagining” in 2009, the publisher will no longer be selling games of any kind.
Is going to be atrocious. Did Capcom lose a bet with another publisher or something?
“I think I can only get away with saying this now, but I really thought that the using the Xbox was only way to break into overseas markets, and I took that hypothesis all the way. In the end, I am very happy that I did so.” – Keiji Inafune – the creator of Mega Man, Onimusha and Dead Rising