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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Resident Evil 2 Remake Celebrates First Anniversary

Capcom is celebrating first anniversary for Resident Evil 2 Remake by sharing key-moments of game development.

Only a year ago, survival horror genre got its long-due remake of an original PlayStation classic title Resident Evil 2 by Japanese developer/publisher Capcom on all major platforms with amazing reception after years of fan pledging.

A zombie-ridden Raccoon City was built from ground up for protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield to step in. Familiar menacing faces like Mr. X. and a mutated William Birkin made their most-anticipated return as well.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Celebrates First Anniversary

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Now these days, almost every other fan-favorite game is being remade and we are even getting a Resident Evil 3 Remake in months but RE2 will always be one of the finest examples of how a studio should approach things for such projects.

From official announcement by Capcom to its first trailer reveal on E3 2018, enthusiasm for this 1998 classic from fans has been immense. Going back to a redesigned RPD Police Station was a major trip to nostalgia lane for many players.

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On one year anniversary of the game, art director Satoshi Takamatsu, composer Shusaku Uchiyama, director Kazunori Kadoi and producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi sat together recalling memorable moments from development.

Always been hearing from players of a remake, entire dev team struggled to figure out where to begin groundwork for reinventing an all-time classic like Resident Evil 2 and that time finally came a few years later when they were ready.

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Survival Horror Resurrected

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It even took some time for Capcom to come up with their "We Do It" announcement back in August 2015 as soon as they got this project greenlit because of their excitement and a relevantly small team begins development immediately.

As soon as they had their eyes on initial visuals of how gameplay will work with a shooting test on zombies and how their limbs can be taken off with precise gunshots, director Kazunori knew that this new design is special and would work.

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A Greenhorn Rookie

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Since a legion of players worldwide has already been devotees of original RE2, their biggest challenge in working was to stay true to its fundamental aspects while keeping things fresh and not to fail short on people's general expectation.

Art director Satoshi Takamatsu looks back at redesigning iconic characters as rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy, who made his series debut. His look, police outfit and other accessories are touched up, leaving shoulder pads behind this time.

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Redone From Scratch

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In case for college student Claire Redfield, slight changes are introduced to her original design to keep them modern yet realistic. Her love for bikes earned her a Harley-Davidson FXSTB Night Train and a redesigned red biker jacket.

Another prominent debutant mercenary Ada Wong posing as fake FBI agent has gone through more than a few rendition of her attire before settling on trench coat and dark glasses before taking six months to finalize her face model.

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New Look of Ada Wong

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Rather than being a cute little girl, Sherry Birkin got a bit of depth in her character than just a design upgrade. Same thing goes for her parents, Annette and William Birkin, who were former researchers for Umbrella Corporation.

From his entry scene to general design, the T-00 model Tyrant known as Mr. X has received his most striking form ever. His nigh-invulnerable nature in RE2 Remake and heavy footsteps has been reasons for players to be scared of him most.

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Iconic Monsters Return

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Composer Shusaku found his challenge in creating new score and sound design that would be a worthy improvement over original. Going back to the vibe of two decades back was not easy though but it was a memorable experience for them.

Director Kazunori admits not expecting to see an overwhelmingly positive response on E3 booth following official reveal, despite being just a remake of an old game and believes this is what has kept them on their toes to make RE2 great.

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Producer Yoshiaki remembers throwing a big party once Resident Evil 2 has gone gold and noticing each team members having an expression of an achievement that has finally lead them to that point of completion after so long.

All the hard work from every member of Capcom development team has paid off when Resident Evil 2 Remake received critical-acclaim from both critics and fans, selling over 4.7 million copies within a month as well.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Resident Evil 3 Remake Nemesis Trailer

Capcom releases new trailer for Resident Evil 3 Remake focused on Nemesis, Umbrella soldiers and more.

Following immense success of Resident Evil 2 Remake from last year, developer/publisher Capcom came out announcing its sequel survival horror game Resident Evil 3 Remake on April 3, 2020 for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Players who are still being haunted by a menacing Tyrant bioweapon named Mr. X will have a new enemy to deal with. After showing brief silhouettes in past trailer, a new footage is released focusing on RE3 antagonist Nemesis.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Nemesis Trailer

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Nemesis trailer showcase a relentless pursuer running amok in Raccoon City for any surviving S.T.A.R.S members.




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Only over a minute long, the trailer shifts first-person perspective of announcement footage to a third-person view where former S.T.A.R.S. officer Jill Valentine is shown to have been struggling to get out of her pursuer's way.

She made it out of a flaming apartment and their confrontation hits streets of the city where Nemesis hurls her onto a car using his tentacles but help comes her way soon in form of a surviving U.B.C.S. member Carlos Oliveira.

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Brotherhood of U.B.C.S.

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He and his fellow mercenary Tyrell Patrick is seen to head for Raccoon City Police Department, before or after Leon S. Kennedy made his rounds. Jill later meets with rest of his friends like Mikhail Victor and others inside a cable car.

Sergeant Nikolai Zinoviev thinks Jill is a liability and then she ran off to distract her approaching adversary from them. Gameplay moments of shooting down zombies and what is likely seem to be Hunter creatures are showed in between story bits.

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Return of Hunters

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Though Nemesis is designed using model of Mr. X, he is much more strong and intelligent due to an improved AI used by Capcom. In past, he only used to carry a rocket launcher but now he has a huge flamethrower mounted on his back.

His persuade of Jill is more intense than it was in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis since most of his interaction is not scripted. There will be more fateful encounters with this monstrosity and he is well equipped to do much more damage than before.

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Chasing of S.T.A.R.S.

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This cat-and-mouse game eventually comes to an end when her chaser comes in front of her car and they both crash. Future trailer launching ahead of RE3 release would likely to feature further mutation of this enraged beast.

Players will have to wait only a few months until they can get their hands on Resident Evil 3 Remake on all major platforms and step into a reimagined Raccoon City for an exciting journey of survival amidst an iconic outbreak from 1999.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Resident Evil 3 Remake Won't Have Mercenaries Mode and Multiple Endings

Upcoming Resident Evil 3 will not include Mercenaries Mode and multiple endings like 1999 original title.

We are only less than four months away from release of upcoming highly-anticipated survival horror game Resident Evil 3 Remake from developer/publisher Capcom for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 3, 2020.

Although RE3 is a remake of original 1999 game, it will undergo a few makeovers than last year's Resident Evil 2 Remake. A few features like fan-favorite Mercenaries mode and multiple endings will not make it to final version.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Won't Have Mercenaries Mode and Multiple Endings

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When news surrounding RE3 Remake has first emerged online, many fans assume to see return of Mercenaries mode but that hope is shot down in an interview with Capcom producers from recent issue of official PlayStation Magazine UK.

There were several unique endings in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, which would often occur when players would follow different paths willingly or sometime forcibly but developers bailed out on that as well in favor of a definitive main story.

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Twitter user Nibellion has posted these newly revealed details along with a Reddit link for pages from OPM.


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Upon completion of RE3: Nemesis story mode, a mini-game mode titled "The Mercenaries: Operation Mad Jackal" would eventually unlock and task players to complete a bunch of objectives throughout Raccoon City in set time.

Players could take control of one of Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service members Carlos Oliveira, Mikhail Victor and Nikolai Zinoviev. This is more like an extended version of bonus modes from RE2 featuring HUNK and Tofu.

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Sewers of Raccoon City

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In latest reimagining of a classic, they are cutting off Mercenaries in favor of its asymmetrical multiplayer mode Resident Evil: Resistance that lets four players to take part as survivors against a fifth one taking role of a Mastermind.

This character can pit survivors into traps and send zombies or Mr. X after them to stop them from getting away. Revealed earlier in a glitch, Umbrella scientist Annette Birkin will also be a playable Mastermind with her ultimate being G-monster.

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Despite not being explorable as an open-world game, you will be able to explore city hospital, shops and streets in RE3. At one point, Jill will find herself into Raccoon City sewer system and come across returning enemies like mutant worms and such.

Other than being completely redesigned in a new avatar, Carlos Oliveira will be playable for an extended level than his original run. His role in getting a cure of T-virus from hospital will most likely be prolonged in latest iteration of the game.

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Jill Meets U.B.C.S. Mercs

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Also, main antagonist character Nemesis would be based on model of Mr. X from RE2 but will receive an improved version of AI. Developers have created a lifelike version of the Tyrant monster to scan it using photogrammetry tech.

Unlike earlier, his appearance is not scripted or restricted on Raccoon City Police Department corridors anymore. Instead, he will now out without a leash and roaming around seeking for his primary target, former S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine.

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Compared to brand-new online experience Project Resistance within Resident Evil universe, Mercenaries mode had significantly less content to work on and old-school RE3 fans who likes to play alone would surely miss it a lot.

Although Mercenaries mode in Resident Evil 3 doesn't offer much gameplay depth, it still is an enjoyable experience with nostalgic value. Therefore, getting rid of this unlockable mini-game from its remake actually makes less sense. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Resident Evil 2 Remake Mod Adds Ellie from The Last of Us

Latest mod for Resident Evil 2 Remake replaces Claire Redfield with Ellie from survival horror game The Last of Us.

Soon after release of survival horror game Resident Evil 2 Remake by developer/publisher Capcom last year, there has been a surge of mods created for PC version that would change or replace many in-game characters for fun.

Thanks to an unending wave of enthusiasm within modder community, a latest mod created by a fan named Darkness Valtier features young Ellie from 2013 action-adventure title The Last of Us as a playable character for RE2 Remake.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Mod Adds Ellie from The Last of Us

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Ellie is a secondary lead character in TLoU, who survived in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by an outbreak of Cordyceps fungus by fighting hostile humans and cannibalistic herd of Clickers alongside her mentor and father-figure Joel.

Looking forward to take on the role of a bonafide zombie-hunter, Ellie enters a heavily infested Raccoon City to encounter looming threats like G-Virus infected William Birkin and Mr. X with advanced firepower at her disposal.

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Fitting a 14-year-old girl into model of a full-grown woman through modding is a task that has no guarantee of natural-looking result. Considering that, Darkness Valtier did a great job of nicely blending these two together.

Rather than simply attempting to reskin over Claire Redfield model, facial animations of Ellie are added as well. Although this modification is done over her Elza Walker costume, it simply doesn't replace voice for Claire.

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Below is a gameplay walkthrough video from recent TLoU mod for RE2Make titled "Ellie The Last of Us Mod".




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Though it has yet to appear at Nexus Mods, interested players can still download RE2 Remake mod for Ellie from MediaFire. Hopefully, there is still some polish going on to adjust height differences between two of them before its release.

Currently, Resident Evil fans worldwide are waiting for Resident Evil 3 Remake release on April 3, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Last of Us will also release its follow-up sequel The Last of Us Part II for PS4 on May 29, 2020.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Resident Evil 2 R.P.D. Demo Out, Adds Nemesis Easter Egg

Capcom adds new R.P.D. demo for Resident Evil 2 Remake with a haunting Easter egg from Resident Evil 3.

Shortly before survival horror title Resident Evil 2 Remake came out earlier this year, a 30-minutes long "1-Shot" demo was released by developer/publisher Capcom for all available platforms for players to try the game in advance.

On eve of The Game Awards 2019, that same demo has been spotted on Steam as R.P.D. demo but Capcom has completely removed its time limit but added a scary new Easter egg from upcoming Resident Evil 3 Remake.

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Resident Evil 2 R.P.D. Demo Out, Adds Nemesis Easter Egg

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Revisit a zombie infested Raccoon City in brand-new RE2 R.P.D. demo trailer if you haven't played the game already.




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This demo became available on all platforms shortly after a surprise reveal of RE3 Remake on recent State of Play episode by Sony Entertainment, not just to promote an immensely successful remake of RE2 but to tease fans for its sequel.

Though a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is currently due to April 3, 2020, players can download and play the demo to experience its titular antagonist growling "STAAARS" when you walk outside towards the graveyard near police station.

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Have a peak at where you can briefly hear the howling voice of Nemesis in dark while playing this demo.




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This is a sweet Easter egg from Capcom in their reimagining of Resident Evil for fans as events of Resident Evil 3 place during and after Resident Evil 2, where former S.T.A.R.S member Jill Valentine trying to escape from Raccoon City.

However, an outbreak of flesh-eating zombies quickly becomes less of her worries when she faces an advance bio-weapon sent by Umbrella Corporation, who has a sole purpose to kill any remaining S.T.A.R.S member and constantly chases her.

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A few days ago, a new Steam achievement titled "Chasing Jill" was secretly added to list by Capcom for RE2Make following announcement at State of Play video presentation and is clearly a nod to their next game in line.

Originally released for PlayStation consoles in 1999, Resident Evil 3 is coming next year on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, feel free to go back to playing RE2 or explore the new R.P.D. demo until RE3 arrives.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Resident Evil 3 Release Date and Collector's Edition Announced

Capcom officially announces Resident Evil 3 Remake for 2020 at PlayStation's most recent State of Play episode.

After recent leak from PlayStation Network listing, a remake of 1999 survival horror classic title Resident Evil 3: Nemesis by developer/publisher Capcom was almost inevitable and it turns out, all these rumors were actually true.

In latest and final episode of PlayStation's State of Play livestream for this year, Capcom officially confirmed that Resident Evil 3 Remake coming on April 3, 2020 for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

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Resident Evil 3 Release Date and Collector's Edition Announced

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Fan-favorite RE character Jill Valentine returns in a newly reimagined trailer for upcoming RE3 Remake.




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In a complete reimagining of Resident Evil 3, the trailer goes back to Raccoon City once again right before the events of Resident Evil 2, to explore former S.T.A.R.S. member and original series protagonist Jill Valentine trying to make an escape.

During her getaway attempts, she is met by surviving mercenaries Carlos Oliveira, Mikhail Victor and Nikolai Zinoviev. Carlos becomes an ally to her while she is constantly being pursued by a super-powered Tyrant named Nemesis.

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After her reports on Umbrella Corporation and Arklay Mansion incident, all investigation has been completely overlooked and Jill gets suspended. Even though willing to expose all lies, she has to get out first from the city of living dead.

Those who played recent remake version of Resident Evil 2 and was haunted by a menacing Mr. X will meet his new successor in RE3 Remake. Nemesis is a persistent bio-weapon who does a lot more than slamming doors or ramming through walls.

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Return to Raccoon City

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Upon finishing single-player campaign, you can dive into team-based multiplayer game Resident Evil: Resistance for an asymmetrical 4v1 online experience that is included with Resident Evil 3 and is also set in Raccoon City.

Revealed earlier as Project Resistance, players will work together to escape from clutches of a single mastermind. Two new kidnapped survivors Becca and Martin, new mastermind Annette Birkin and monster William Birkin are added to current roster.

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Resident Evil 3 Collector's Edition will come along with a physical copy of the base game, art book, digital soundtracks, Jill Valentine figurine and map of Raccoon City, exclusively offered at GameStop for players in North American region.

On any pre-order of Standard or Collector's Edition of RE3Make, players would receive a Classic Costume Pack that features original outfit and hairstyle for both Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira, just to let you get back into that 90's vibe.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Collector's Edition

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RE3 would take back players to some familiar locations from RE2 in high-definition visuals and over the shoulder third-person perspective that are all brought back to life for a unique dodge mechanic using the ground-breaking RE Engine.

Pre-order for PS4 version of the game is already available right now on PlayStation Store for digital purchase or at Best Buy outlets for physical copies, with Steam and Xbox One version becoming available for everyone very soon.

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It was two decades ago, when Capcom came up with Resident Evil series of games and totally revolutionized a new genre. Though latter games have deviated from its roots, first three RE games are what truly defines what survival horror is.

Resident Evil 2 Remake was widely accepted by fans for staying true to its core, yet adding new elements to overall story. Resident Evil 3 Remake can see similar and maybe even greater level of success if Capcom can just repeat that same idea.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Resident Evil 3 Remake Leaked on PlayStation Network

Shortly ahead of an awaited reveal, first look of Resident Evil 3 Remake got leaked on PlayStation Network.

Ever since long-anticipated survival horror classic title Resident Evil 2 Remake was released earlier, developer/publisher Capcom has been working on development on remake of its sequel or as it appeared according to some rumors.

Turns out, all those sweet rumors from past months were actually true as Resident Evil 3 Remake cover art has been leaked lately on PlayStation Network shortly ahead of an official announcement, spotted by Gamstat.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Leaked on PlayStation Network

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There were only words of speculations and some occasional vague tease by Capcom so far but now there is finally some hard evidence. Data-miners have dug out some official covers on tracking site Gamestat that showed up at PSN.

Lead character Jill Valentine and her ally Carlos Oliveria have received a revised look along with titular antagonist character Nemesis. Two protagonists are standing on backdrop of Raccoon City while their relentless stalker is looming over it.

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Twitter user Nibellion posted all three promotional images in a recent post after it has been leaked earlier.


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Both Carlos and Jill look very different in their revised form than their appearance from 1999 original game. Nemesis however, doesn't look any less scary at all and is now featured on promo unlike his predecessor Mr. X from RE2 Remake.

In past couple of weeks, reports are coming in pretty strong for an upcoming reveal of RE3 Remake, which is set for a 2020 release and scheduled to show up either at The Game Awards 2019 or Jump Festa 2020 later this month.

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One of these cover art for Japanese region shows off a special edition titled "Biohazard RE: 3 Z Version". Since the cat is out of the bag already, Capcom may decide to reveal the game a little earlier than originally expected.

Given how RE2 Remake has seen immense success this year, release of Resident Evil 3 Remake was almost inevitable. This leak clearly indicates of an official confirmation that may come soon in form of a new teaser trailer anytime now.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Capcom to Announce Two New Games at Jump Festa 2020

Capcom will reportedly reveal two brand-new games at annual anime event Jump Festa 2020 in December.

Year 2019 has been exceptionally well for renowned video game developer/publisher Capcom, launching some of their most successful titles like Devil May Cry 5, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion and Resident Evil 2 Remake.

Of course, they would like to keep that flow going and release more games to keep players engaged. To that, a recent rumor is suggesting that Capcom is planning to reveal two upcoming games at Jump Festa 2020 anime event.

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Capcom to Announce Two New Games at Jump Festa 2020

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A report on Gematsu quotes Japanese website Ryokutya2089, which claimed that Capcom plans to show four titles at annual Jump Festa 2020 event next month including MHW: Iceborne, Mega Man Zero/ZX and two unreleased games.

However, official source says that they are only going to demonstrate two of above-mentioned games. One of those reveal could very much be Resident Evil 3 Remake that YouTube channel Spawn Wave speculated to drop at The Game Awards 2019.

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Both Iceborne expansion and Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection are coming out next year in January. So it really makes sense for Capcom to let players take an early preview at those games and build some hype in advance.

Jump Festa is taking place in a few weeks next month, same as The Game Awards and theory for a reveal of RE3 Remake at the latter only seems reasonable as it is one of the biggest stages for companies to announce their latest AAA-games.

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Also, RE2 Remake has been shortlisted for "Game of the Year" nomination for this year at TGA. It would be an epic moment for all fans to see their favorite classic survivor horror title winning and its sequel getting announced.

Since there is no official confirmation for this rumor, they might stick to regular plan for Jump Festa and prepare for a showcase at The Game Awards 2019, or take stage at their high-profile Capcom Cup 2019 event at the same time. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne X Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Event

Frozen frontiers of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will collide in frosty new Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds event.

A running trend for action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World, developer/publisher Capcom frequently arranges special limited time event by teaming up with popular franchise of their own and various others for.

In a latest collaboration quest, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion is having a crossover with The Frozen Wilds DLC of 2017 PlayStation 4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn, which is live now for players on Sony consoles.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne X Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Event

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For a two-part event quest adventure, HZD protagonist character Aloy will step into icy grounds of "New World" to hunt down terrifying beasts. Being a natural hunter of mech creatures, she will have no trouble fitting in a frigid terrain.

Aside from playing as Aloy, there is a chance for Hunters to craft Light Bowgun, Stormslinger Prototype. This one is a ranged weapon from HZD expansion DLC that nicely fits into MH: World in terms of design aesthetics and usage.

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Light Bowgun Stormslinger Prototype

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Stormslinger used to be an upgrade for spear that Banuk shaman Ourea wielded in The Frozen Wilds and it now acts more like a ropecaster. Not only its power capacity has been expanded but an overcharge can also cause major blowback.

Similar to fierce canine beast Scorcher from HZD, you have thunderous beast Zinogre to face in Iceborne next month but make sure that you at least have a Master Rank of 24 or above and packing some Thunder Resistance before a confrontation.

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Frigid Hunting Grounds

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Those who think that Light Bowgun doesn't quite suit your style can still get some high-tech flair. Upon completing Into the Frozen Wilds quest, players can earn two Banuk Warrior Symbols that can be forged into Focus Pendant.

Second part of Horizon Zero Dawn collaboration with Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will be kick-starting at some point in December 2019 and players will be able to take part in these events from now until January 10, 2020.

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Armor Sets and Palico Gear

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Not too long ago, Capcom brought in Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy from classic survival horror game Resident Evil 2 Remake for Halloween events. However, The Frozen Wilds quests will remain exclusive to PS4 platform unlike that event.

Monster Hunter: World came out in January 2018 as latest installment of Monster Hunter mainline series. Its first expansion Iceborne has already launched on consoles while waiting for a scheduled PC release on January 9, 2020.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Reportedly Coming in 2020

Capcom will reportedly release Resident Evil 3: Nemesis in 2020, following success of Resident Evil 2 Remake.

It has been reported and rumored several times since reveal of survival horror classic title Resident Evil 2 Remake at E3 2018 event that developer/publisher Capcom might be interested in a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.

Reported by news outlet VGC and Spawn Wave YouTube channel, Capcom has been allegedly working on development of RE3: Nemesis remake that they are planning to release next year followed by an announcement at The Game Awards 2019.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Reportedly Coming in 2020

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In past, Spawn Wave has record of successfully leaking upcoming From Software release Elden Ring before official reveal at E3 2019. Besides, several other sources are reporting on the same rumor as well with a bit lesser skepticism.

Also, Capcom producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi mentioned earlier that they are open to ideas of a remake for 1999 original PlayStation game if there is a significant fan-demand, which caused RE2Make a possibility and sold 4.7 million units so far.

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Capcom took Friday the 13th of July in 2018 to tease fans by posting an image on Twitter of RE3 antagonist Nemesis, comparing him to notoriously relentless stalker Jason Voorhees, both chasing and haunting their victims persistently.

Then earlier this year, they mysteriously tease fans on social media by putting a shot of protagonist Claire Redfield from RE2 Remake standing next to a massive hole in a wall before arrival of Mr. X, a few months after its launch.

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When Capcom was looking for RE Ambassadors within United States back in August 2019, people were hoping for confirmation on RE3 Remake but it turned out to be a brand-new Resident Evil game titled Project Resistance.

However, during Closed Beta program of this team survival multiplayer experience last month, some players started to notice Resident Evil 3 save room theme is being played in-game, which is a rather interesting nod to add for sure.

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Moreover, lead character Jill Valentine and her fellow Raccoon City survivor Carlos Oliveira has briefly appeared in first trailer of the game to add more fuel to that spark of fire, having fans to speculate even harder for RE3Make.

If show host Geoff Keighley truly ends up announcing Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake at the big night of TGA 2019 next month, it is most likely to come out at some later point in 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Announced

Capcom announced Street Fighter V: Champion Edition featuring all characters, costumes and stages for 2020.

When originally launched for PC and PlayStation 4 back in 2016, side-scrolling fighting game Street Fighter V only featured 16 characters and lacked content but developer/publisher Capcom took care of that with series of updates.

In January 2018, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition came out with new game modes and DLC characters. Today, a brand-new version with all previous content titled Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is announced to release on February 14, 2020.

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Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Announced

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Champion Edition will include all 40 characters, 34 stages and more than 200 costumes introduced so far in Arcade Edition with a few exceptions like brand collaboration costumes, Capcom Pro Tour DLC and Fighting Chance costumes.

Players of any current version of SFV can have all game mode additions and balance updates for free in December. Every V-Skill II for every fighter will be added without cost and you can purchase any DLC characters using Fight Money.

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Champion Edition also boasts Street Fghter III boss character, Gill as a playable fighter who has mastery over both Pyrokinesis and Cryokinesis. Whether he throws a punch or a kick, it would be either fiery fury or icy doom for his opponents.

He will return to join SFV:CE roster to test his own might against world warriors and try to usher armageddon once again. Ahead of his inclusion next year, you can acquire Gill by spending 100,000 Fight Money or purchase for $5.99 only.

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Capcom has dropped a new gameplay trailer for Gill, star attraction for upcoming SFV: Champion Edition.




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Players will receive striking new costume color for each character as pre-order bonus and a PS4 static theme for console digital version. Early purchase incentives are for consumers in North America and will likely to vary for other regions.

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition will be available in both digital and physical version for $29.99 only. Those who currently own any version of the game can simply buy an Upgrade Kit for just $24.99 to get all SFV:CE content at launch.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Street Fighter Cameo in Mortal Kombat Rejected by Capcom

A cameo by Street Fighter character in Mortal Kombat series was proposed but shot down by Capcom.

Video game crossover is an idea that is most commonly adapted in fighting games and a very popular among fans. Often times they would collaborate with inter-company franchises or bring out fighters from third-party series.

There was a time when Mortal Kombat creator has requested for characters from their rival series Street Fighter to make a cameo in their brutally violent fighting title but that proposal was eventually declined by folks at Capcom.

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Street Fighter Cameo in Mortal Kombat Rejected by Capcom

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It was revealed recently in an interview with Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono that Ed Boon has reached out for a cameo appearance of a character from Capcom's fighting games into one of NetherRealm Studios' own.

People working at Capcom back then was collectively uncomfortable with the idea of Street Fighter icons like Chun-Li or Ryu getting viciously murdered by Kitana, Scorpion or Sub-Zero with a deadly "Fatality" finishing move.

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Yoshinori Ono talked details about a collaboration effort between both parties and how it fell down in the end.

It's true that a proposal for a Street Fighter character in Mortal Kombat was rejected by Capcom. But it wasn't me personally! There were many people at the company that felt that it wasn't a good fit for our characters. I actually met Ed at the Brazil game show and spoke to him personally about it. So it's true - but I didn't make the decision!

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Characters from these two popular franchises have made a name for them within gaming industry and have appeared in many different games from other companies but they never crossed paths with each other yet.

Although their characters do not match well due to tonal differences, a possibility for future collaboration is not necessarily ruled out since they have fair share of crossover like Marvel Vs. Capcom and SNK Vs. Capcom series under their belt.

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Despite belonging to fighting games genre, both MK series and SF are popular among fans for distinct traits like addictive gameplay or gory combat moves with an established lore full of charismatic characters to back that up.

Once, both Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter games have totally dominated arcade era but that competition has cooled down when these titles found a new home in consoles to a wide range of audience from different ages.

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NetherRealm collided with Injustice franchise previously and brought heroes of DC Universe to their game. Even though it didn't work out this time, Capcom is always more than happy to work in partnership if they find something they like.

A more anime-esque world of Street Fighter would probably make not much sense in a darker world of Mortal Kombat for sure but that possibility is not completely out of the table yet as Capcom has not completely denied anything.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Becomes Best-Selling Fighting Video Game

Popular Nintendo Switch brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now best selling fighting game of all-time.

Despite getting leaked before launch, hotly anticipated 2018 crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo managed to make and break many sales records.

It was recently revealed in a half-year financial report that SSBU has surpassed lifetime sales of Wii U home console in less than six months and now became best selling fighting game of all-time, ousting previous title holder Street Fighter II.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Becomes Best-Selling Fighting Video Game

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SFII was released back in 1991 and by September 30, 2019, a total number of 15.7 million units have been sold and this is a significant victory for Smash Bros. Ultimate considering how little time it took to exceed that impressive number.

Also, Street Fighter II released a series of updated versions over the years and ports for many different platforms. Yet, it took less than a year and Nintendo Switch as a single launch platform for SSBU to beat lifetime sales record of SF2.

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More of its success can be pointed towards strong sales of Nintendo's eighth-generation hybrid console Switch. That record will keep expanding with recent release of Nintendo Switch Lite, which has been doing very well in all regions.

A title that brings together both casual and competitive players, SSB Ultimate is largely popular to a wide audience range due to its ensemble of fan-favorite fighters assembled from many third-party games that are not Nintendo property.

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More of these characters are frequently added to its roster through Fighters Pass DLC including themed music and stages. Post-launch content updates are another major factor that contributes to sales of Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Although Super Smash Bros. Ultimate did better than other Switch games such as Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it has yet to outdo Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and its overall sales of 19.01 million units.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Release Date

Capcom reveals official release date for PC version of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne with slew of updates.

It took a couple of months for action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World from developer/publisher Capcom to arrive on PC platform after making initial debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2018.

A major expansion pack titled Iceborne has been released earlier on consoles earlier this year and many players were eagerly looking forward to PC version official release date, which is declared to arrive on January 9, 2020.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Release Date

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A brand-new trailer came out announcing Steam launch date for Iceborne and highlights its key features.




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The trailer clearly shows why Capcom took time to release Windows PC version of Iceborne and what that wait will be worth. Released in 4K at 60 FPS, an early preview of how good it will look playing is just teased in advance.

There will be a high resolution texture pack, ultra-wide screen 21:9 support, uncapped frame rate and of course, 4K Resolution support. When winter will finally come to "New World", there will be many monsters to slay on a frozen terrain.

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Capcom is planning Monster Hunter: World X Resident Evil seasonal crossover event for Halloween for next month. Players on PS4 and Xbox consoles will join on November 2019 while a definitive schedule for PC is yet to be revealed.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne massive expansion DLC pack is already available for pre-order on Steam and priced $49.99 only. Prepare yourself to usher a new hunting season in 2020 and go for new difficulty tier of Master Rank hunts.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Resident Evil 2 Remake Mod Adds Goose from Untitled Goose Game

A winged fury from Untitled Goose Game invades the world of Resident Evil 2 Remake in a recent mod.

Following an anticipated launch of classic survival horror game Resident Evil 2 Remake by developer/publisher Capcom, it became universally acclaimed and has become a favorite subject of experiment for modder community.

A common trope for RE2 Remake mod is basically about taking a known pop-culture figure to replace with menacing antagonist Mr. X. In a latest twist, a honking force of nature has arrived on Raccoon City to terrorize players.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Mod Adds Goose from Untitled Goose Game

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After giving people nightmares by swapping Thomas the Tank Engine with T-00 model Tyrant known as Mr. X, modder ZombieAli is back again with another of his weird take where he adds winged enigma Goose from Untitled Goose Game.

Lately, the above-mentioned stealth puzzle title from developer House House and publisher Panic has become an indie sensation because of its nonsensical gameplay of running amok in an English village as a goose, creating humorous situation.

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Currently a work in progress, ZombieAli has offered a brief peak at how Goose will appear in his upcoming mod.



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Marking his arrival at Raccoon City police station, Goose pushes aside the crashed chopper within the building by spreading its buffed wings while approaching to an awestruck Claire Redfield, who tries to point her firearm at it.

When final version of his work will complete, Goose will be fashioning Mr. X's iconic fedora and will include extra HONKS. There is no release date yet but people will surely want to try it out as soon as possible to see an unhinged Goose in action.

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Running loose from last month, this feathered fury has honked its way to many franchise crossovers by fans and become a popular meme. Thus, it has become a worthy subject of sidelining Mr. X in a recent modding experiment.

Resident Evil 2 Remake is already out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, selling over 4.5 million copies in a few months. Various reports suggest that Capcom is planning a remake for Resident Evil 3: Nemesis to release soon.