God Hand is a difficult yet highly amusing beat ‘em up developed by Clover Studio. You play as Gene, who wields one of the titular God Hands, which gives him all kinds of awesome powers. Gene has a bit of a puerile sense of humor which is reflected in his range of special powers, which includes crotch kicks, spankings and a home run hit.
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.
Capcom will be releasing a 2-disc, 40 track soundtrack set in celebration of the company’s 30th anniversary on September 25th.
Entitled Capcom 30th Anniversary Music Best: Original & Arrange, the CD contains tracks from popular Capcom classic franchises such as Ghosts’n Goblins, Mega Man and Street Fighter, as well as modern hits Sengoku Basara, Monster Hunter and Dragon’s Dogma.
So far the CD is only planned for release in Japan, but you can easily obtain it from AmiAmi for the RRP of 3150 yen.
Over the weekend, Capcom announced their plans to bring Breath of Fire II to the Wii U Virtual Console.
Capcom excitedly shared the news that fans can expect to see the classic Super Nintendo turn-based RPG on the Wii U in the coming months via the Nintendo eShop. This is obviously not the first re-release of the Breath of Fire II, with the game being ported to the Game Boy Advance in 2002 and appearing on the Wii’s Virtual Console in 2007 – still, it is good news!
Japan recently received news that Breath of Fire VI is in development for PC and mobile devices, but there is no word as of yet regarding such a release in the West. Hopefully the aforementioned re-release with satiate Breath of Fire fans’ appetites until we hear more about the new entry in the series – the game headed to 3DS or Wii U would make many a person happy, I suspect.
Check out the Breath of Fire II Virtual Console trailer above.
Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter were announced together at Comic Con in 2010. The former has been released, but the latter, a crossover based on the Tekken style of gameplay and presentation has fallen off the radar.
Speaking with Siliconera, Namco’s Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada confirmed that the game is indeed happening, but is under radio silence. The reason? They needed to give Street Fighter X Tekken room to breathe, since the game still had new content being released until recently, and had built a solid following.
We’ll hear more about Tekken X Street Fighter in the future.