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Street Fighter X Tekken, one of the last frontiers of crossover fighting games, showed in full force at E3. The Capcom booth hosted 6 consoles and a big screen mainstage, complete with fighting sticks and long lines of eager gamers. The Capcom version of this double crossover, the demo featured familiar art style and gameplay from the latest installment of the Street Fighter franchise.

As expected, the biggest adjustment for fans of both titles has to be made when playing Tekken characters. However, it still promises an experience that is on track be one of the greatest crossovers yet.

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Earlier this afternoon, I had the opportunity to sit down and play Capcom’s latest spinoff in the Resident Evil series. Capcom has partnered with SOCOM Confrontation developer Slant Six Games to push the series in an entirely new direction with Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.  Together, they have created the franchise’s first third-person team-based shooter and it looks like it’s shaping up to be something special.

The game follows the Umbrella Security Service (USS) through the Raccoon City Incident – previously seen from the perspective of Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield in Resident Evil 2 and Jill Valentine in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Operation Raccoon City features three-way competitive multiplayer between US Spec Ops, Umbrella security forces, and the infected threat of zombies and Bio-Organic Weapons. While at the Capcom booth I had the chance to sit down for a fifteen-minute single-player demo.

Hit the jump for my impressions.

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Today, Capcom announced that the 3D Edition of Street Fighter IV has shipped one million copies worldwide. While that figure refers to the number of units they’ve sent to retailers, as opposed to how many copies sold, it definitely means they’re off to a good start. It’s nice to see that Capcom is throwing their support behind Nintendo’s newest handheld right out of the gate.

They’re not stopping there though, Mega Man Legends 3, Resident Evil: Revelations, and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D are still in the pipeline for 3DS releases. Capcom fanboys and 3DS owners sure have plenty to look foward to in the near future.

[Via Industry Gamers]

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Here’s the new trailer for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. The trailer features Jill Valentine and Albert Wesker out in full force, battling several of the enemy types from Resident Evil 4. The game is looking absolutely fantastic, and its hard to believe something that pretty is coming out on a handheld.

Yet, I’m not entirely sold. Don’t get me wrong, the Mercenaries modes in Resident Evil 4 and 5 were a lot of fun. However, until now these bonuses have provided little more than a diversion to be offered alongside excellent standalone campaigns. Hopefully Capcom can fully flesh out the experience by the time the game joins the growing 3DS library.

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While this trailer doesn’t really tell us a lot about the game, it looks like Operation Raccoon City is going to be much more action oriented than past titles in the series. Despite the limited amount of information on the title, comparisons have been drawn between Operation Raccoon City and titles such as Left 4 Dead and Gears of War.

Capcom pioneered the survival horror genre with the release of Resident Evil fifteen years ago, and revolutionized the third-person shooter genre with Resident Evil 4 in 2005. It will be interesting to see how contemporary takes on zombies, survival horror and third person shooters, which all arguably owe something to Capcom’s innovations, will be reflected in Operation Raccoon City as we come to know more about the title.

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Quagmire: more than a character in The Family Guy, it is also a term that means “a situation from which extrication is very difficult”, according to dictionary.com. Monday, Capcom found itself in a quagmire with leaks appearing all over the internet. Ultimately, they failed to extricate themselves.

First, news popped up on Gaming Bolt announcing that some lucky son-of-a-gun got hands on an early copy of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and leaked the full opening trailer online. Like Rockstar with the recent L.A. Noire trailer leak, Capcom swiftly ducked the blow. It turns out this leak was only one hand of a double-punch, however, and the knock out blow was soon coming. Spoiler alert.

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Today Capcom revealed that the first batch of DLC for its ever popular, duct taped fueled zombie kill-a-thon, Dead Rising 2 will hit sometime this December. Bringing back the protagonist from the original Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2: Case West sees Frank West team up with Chuck Green to get to investigate the pharmaceutical company Phenotrans.

In terms of gameplay, Case West will allow two-player co-op. If you happen to be friendless, like myself, the AI will control one of the player. Read more… »

As made public last week by Capcom the two largest fighting series are finally going to collide “sometime” in 2012 in the form of Street Fighter x Tekken.

Not much real hard information has been forthcoming since then but that’s hardly surprising if the game is still two years away.

What we have been treated to are a load of new shots from the game and it is looking seriously awesome.  Having never been much of a Street Fighter fan my loyalty lies with the Tekken franchise.  My initial concern is how the team would deal with the different art styles but a few moments with these screens has put my mind at ease.

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In true Activision form, Capcom will be pumping out approximately 30% more hit titles every year. How will they accomplish this? By outsourcing to Western studios, Capcom has figured out a way to significantly cut development costs. In fact, they’ve already enlisted the help of Canadian developer Blue Castle for Dead Rising 2: whether the tactic paid off or not is yet to be seen.

Is there too much Activision in your Capcom, or are you happy to see more big name titles from one of the biggest developers of all time? Can Capcom achieve complete global saturation? Sound off below. Read more… »

Capcom announced yesterday at Comic-Con a brand new fighting game that will bring two of the most beloved video game franchises together for the very first time. Street Fighter X Tekken, being developed for the PS3 and Xbox 360, will use the same technology behind the über successful Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV, bringing the Tekken fighters into a 2D world with the same highly detailed and stylized artwork we’ve all come to love.

Excuse me for a second as I need to pick up my jaw from the floor real quick. In the mean time, hit the jump to learn more. Read more… »

If you guys are anything like me, you’ve been eagerly anticipating Blue Castle’s sandbox zombie bashing title Dead Rising 2. Unfortunately for gamers looking to get their pitchfork shotgun on, today Capcom announced that Dead Rising 2 has been delayed.

Originally slated to arrive August 31 on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, DR2 is now set to hit North American stores on September 28. European gamers looking to crack some zombie skulls will have to wait until October 1. Read more… »

So check this bombshell out: I didn’t really like Lost Planet 1. I thought it was fairly bland, every level felt the same, and the multiplayer component was lacking. But if the coverage of Lost Planet 2 is to be believed, the upcoming sequel will fix all of those problems, and feature ridiculous cross-overs the likes of the world has never seen before.

In other words, Lost Planet 2, over the course of a few months, has changed from a “possible price drop pickup” to a “must buy” for me. Just watch the video, and make sure to stay until the end for an epic boss battle.