I’m not sure what the “match 3 genre” is, but whatever, I like fish. The whole press release, below.
Fans of Capcom’s digital collection will appreciate this first bit of news. As of yesterday, we’re making an offer you can’t refuse. We’ve gone through our library of digital games on the PSN and bundled them together into one perfect package for your gaming budget.
We’re not just talking about a couple of games here- this a veritable cornucopia of gaming. A true pu pu platter of entertainment. A buffet of goodness. A taste test of PSN downloadable delights. A Whitman’s Sampler of non-chocolate sweet treats. An Eastern Koisk of Capcom titles. Okay, I made that last one up.
Here are the details!
Super Pack, featuring eight of Capcom’s hottest PSN titles for $49.99. The Super Pack includes:
*Super Street Fighter II HD Remix
*Age of Booty
*Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando
*Super Puzzle Fighter 2 HD Remix
*Rocketmen: Axis of Evil with the It Came from Uranus pack included.
Guildford, UK. – Sept. 4, 2009 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that two three-packs of songs from bands appearing at the Penny Arcade Expo this weekend will be available for download in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content next week for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™. The packs feature Jonathan Coulton, MC Frontalot, Paul & Storm and Freezepop.
Additional tracks from Avenged Sevenfold, The Jam, Oasis and Rage Against the Machine will be available in the Wii™ Rock Band Music Store, and tracks from Stone Roses and Godsmack will be available for download for Rock Band Unplugged on PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.
Now that Comic Con has officially kicked off we’d like to begin the festivities by announcing some great Capcom news for Ace Attorney Investigation: Miles Edgeworth and Fate/unlimited codes. Plus we have a friendly reminder regarding Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.
Capcom fight fans can expect Fate/unlimited codes to hit the PlayStation Store in early September for the PlayStation Portable system. This extraordinary fighter has a deep roster of characters and unique fighting moves, while employing a fast-paced, weapons-based fighting system that is sure to meet any Capcom fan’s highest expectations. Comic Con attendees can expect to try the game out for themselves at our booth as it will be featured alongside the other fighting titles in our fight ring.
Switching gears, another fabulous Capcom title, Ace Attorney Investigation: Miles Edgeworth, will hit the U.S on February 16, 2010 for the Nintendo DS. This time around, the player takes on the role of famed prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, a memorable rival of charismatic legal eagle Phoenix Wright. Edgeworth actively investigates crime scenes in order to pursue the truth behind each case. By solving the challenging puzzles presented to him, Edgeworth will work with the police to bring criminals to justice. This too will be featured at the booth so come on by and get your first taste of the latest edition to Capcom’s crime investigation series – a series that was so hot it warranted a spin-off title. For more information about Ace Attorney Investigation: Miles Edgeworh, head on over to http://ace-attorney.com/
Also, don’t forget to bring your PSP to Comic Con as you will have a chance to download 8 free quests for Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. The Capcom booth will has a dedicated download station for Monster Hunter Freedom Unite players to download these quests. Only 6 quests will fit on a memory stick, so players should bring either two sticks, or another friend along that has their own PSP and copy of the game. There’s a little bit of something for everyone amongst the quests offered with 4 of the quests suited for beginners and the other 4 catering to more experienced players.
Resident Evil 5 will be out for PC on September 15th and will support stereoscopic 3D, which sounds pretty high tech. Full press release below. Capcom will also be showing the game at Comicon 2009.
The Weekly Card Reveal Catches Fire
The weekly card reveal returned with a sizzle, as we revealed two more cards from the Fire deck. Out of the flames come the Giant Slayer and the Fire Dragon.
The Fire Dragon is a gnarly beast that rains fiery death from above. Requiring four orbs to summon, this Dragonkin Dominator exhales a stream of flames every two seconds, dealing 350 damage to hostile forces within a 35m radius. The Fire Dragon has a Rage functionality which does increasingly more damage to an enemy the longer the attack is sustained.
Also bringing the heat this week is the Giant Slayer. This Human Dominator charges quickly at his enemies and reduces them to a crawl for 10 seconds. He also likes to tangle with the big boys – inflicting 85% more damage on large and extra large enemies. The Giant Slayer also features a Harmstring Rage, causing more damage the longer it attacks a target. The Giant Slayer requires three orbs to summon.
You can check out these cards, among others, in our Card Reveal Section!
Last quarter was not a good one for EA, they saw a $641 million in loss for the fiscal third quarter ending December 31. CEO John Riccitiello had this to say: “Our holiday quarter came in below our expectations and we have significantly reduced our financial outlook for fiscal 2009, a clear disappointment.” They also announced further layoffs (1,100 people, 11% of their total workforce) and facility closures (12 facilities in total will be closed).
That sucks, I thought EA put out quite a few decent titles for the holiday season. Dead Space was amazing and a lot of people enjoyed Mirror’s Edge. I hope this doesn’t discourage them from making good games because they weren’t profitable enough.
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Atlus announced today that it will be launching an online gaming portal called, yep, Atlus Online. I’m still not completely sure what an “online gaming portal” is, but the press release says it will be a “community-driven, quality content-focused entertainment hub with an emphasis on online games and anime.” Even after that description…I still can’t really visual what it’s going to be…Atlus’ Xbox Live? If you’re interested visit Atlus Online to register.
The latest BattleForge community update featured a chat with developer Martin Löhlein.
Ludlum Entertainment has given EA worldwide license to create games based on the works of Robert Ludlum. Basically, all your favorite Bourne books/movies will be released by EA for at least the next few years. Also, the first game is already being developed by Starbreeze Studios, who also developed the Chronicles of Riddick game.