Out of the mansion and into the city – Resident Evil 2 had players exploring what was left of Raccoon City after a zombie infestation wiped out the vast majority of the city’s populace. One of many reasons why 1998 was the best year for video games.
One of my favourite series of the seventh generation of consoles is Dead Rising. Every game in the series has featured a number of callbacks to other popular Capcom franchises, and the third game, launching with the Xbox One next week is no different.
Dead Rising featured the classic Mega Man costume, complete with Mega Buster and laser sword. Dead Rising 2 featured Arthur from Ghosts’n Goblins‘ armor and underpants. Dead Rising 2: Off the Record had Protoman’s armor. Now in Dead Rising 3, you can run around in Mega Man X’s armor.
In further celebration of Street Fighter‘s 25th anniversary, Capcom have shared the 72 minute long documentary ‘I Am Street Fighter: 25 Years Of Inspiration’ on YouTube. Originally included in the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set, the documentary is now available for all to see for free.
Created by production studio AREA 5, the documentary takes a look at the creation and history of the Street Fighter series and its fans. You can watch the entire documentary above.
Capcom have announed that the Super Nintendo ports of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (Street Fighter II), Street Fighter II’ Turbo: Hyper Fighting (Street Fighter II Turbo) and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (Super Street Fighter II) are headed to the Wii U Virtual Console this coming Thursday.
Players in North America buying one of the games (US$7.99 each) can purchase either or both of the others at half price, while players in Europe (and hopefully Australia) can buy two of the games (£5.49 each) and get the third Street Fighter II game for free. All three titles come with Miiverse support.
That’s a whole lot of Street Fighter II to keep you busy this weekend.