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Capcom 30th Anniversary Soundtrack set coming to Japan


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.

Via Siliconera

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RPG classic Breath of Fire II coming to Wii U Virtual Console

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.

Sources: Capcom Unity, Retrospekt.

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Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening

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I am a real sucker for crossovers, so it pleases me to hear that Tekken X Street Fighter is still in production.

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.

Source: Siliconera

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DuckTales Remastered for PS3 will be available at retail in North America

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Capcom has announced that they will be releasing a retail package for DuckTales Remastered. However, it’s only for the PS3 version, and only in North America at this stage.

The package will contain a download code for the game and a special collector’s pin. It’s also got pretty neat box art, too. It’ll set you back $US20, five bucks more than the standard digital copy.

DuckTales Remastered will be out on the PS3, PC and WiiU on August 13, and on Xbox 360 on August 20.

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Mega Man for Game Gear rated by ESRB, 3DS Virtual Console release incoming?

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Capcom has teasing more Mega Man games for Virtual Console, but their cover may have been blown by the ESRB, the North American video game rating board. The ESRB has issued a rating for the Game Gear version of Mega Man.

The Game Gear Mega Man is a bit of a mashup between Mega Man 4 and 5 on the NES, with a few adjustments made to fit it into the GG’s tiny screen area. The game wasn’t particularly warmly received upon release, but the relatively small print run and obsessive Mega Man fans’ tendency to disregard fiscal well-being has seen it skyrocket on eBay.

Expect to see an official announcement soon.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Demon’s Crest

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Demon’s Crest is the third in a series which was spun-off from the Ghosts’n Goblins series that has you playing as Firebrand (or Red Arramer in his Japanese incarnation), one of the major enemies Arthur faced in his adventures. Firebrand is on a quest to get the crests, which will grant him the power to rule over the realm.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

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Ghouls ‘n Ghosts is the second in Capcom’s series of classic, but ball-bustingly difficult action games. Ghouls ‘n Ghosts is one of the most widely ported games in history – nearly every major console and computer format released in the last 25 years has either a port of Ghouls ‘n Ghosts or an emulated version as part of a collection. This ad is for the PC Engine SuperGrafx version, released by NEC in 1990.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Final Fight: Streetwise

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Like yesterday’s featured game, Devil May Cry 2, Final Fight: Streetwise is the black sheep of another Capcom franchise. However, unlike Devil May Cry 2, Final Fight: Streetwise is an unredeemable piece of shit that should never have been greenlit. Final Fight Streetwise was the reason Capcom Production Studio 8, the company’s sole American development arm who we responsible for two great Maximo games, was shut down. Not only does Final Fight: Streetwise look bad and play worse, it has one of the single most fucking stupid stories to be featured in a video game.

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Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia coming in October

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This year is the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Capcom, and to celebrate, the company has teamed up with publisher BradyGames to release an encyclopedia of their pantheon of video game characters, simply titled the Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia.

According to the publisher, the book “celebrates Capcom’s 30 years in the industry and gives fans concise information about every major Capcom character, their key artwork, statistics, background information, and interesting notes on the history of each character and game franchise.” Over 200 of Capcom’s finest will be featured in the book, which is a 208 page hardcover edition.

The Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia is available to order from Amazon for just $US12.72

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Devil May Cry 2

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Devil May Cry 2 is often treated like the bad egg of the series. It simplified the controls, eliminated a lot of the difficulty and made Dante toned down the wisecracks, making him into a more mature, less-narcissistic character as a result. Devil May Cry 2 is not a bad game, but it’s a real departure from the first game.