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Video: Capcom's Asuras Wrath Points to a 2012 Release on PS3

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189w ago - Today James Gallagher has shared a video and word that Capcom's Asuras Wrath currently points to a 2012 release on the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: After seeing this trailer at Captivate, the hotel was rattling with chat of 'God Finger', 'Heavenly Point' and 'Space Cuticle'.

The game was actually [Register or Login to view links] and, with so many of the games on show such as Dragon's Dogma suggesting a shift towards more Western influences with new Capcom games, it had a distinctly Japanese feel along similar lines to the likes of God Hand.

However, while there's nothing new about an action game featuring gigantic Gods, there's one series that PlayStation fans are particularly familiar with, so I asked director Seiji Shimoda how far the similarities run...

First of all I'm honored for Asura's Wrath to be mentioned in the same breath as God of War - I have played it and it's an incredible game. Superficially, there are some resemblances but we're hoping that, as you see more of Asura's Wrath, you're going feel that it's something completely different; that it doesn't really compare with anything else in action gaming.





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Video: Capcom Announces Dragon's Dogma for PlayStation 3

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194w ago - SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has unveiled Capcom's announcement today alongside a video trailer of Dragon's Dogma for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: Dragon's Dogma is a new intellectual property from the creators of Devil May Cry 4 and Resident Evil 4. And while it resembles another [Register or Login to view links] series featuring monsters and the hunting thereof, we're promised a unique experience when the game launches in "early 2012."

I played a short demo and met with the game's director, Hideaki Itsuno, and it's producer, Hiroyuki Kabayashi, at Capcom's Captivate event in Miami last week.

"While they may have some superficial similarities, they are very different games at heart," explains Hideaki when asked about comparisons to Monster Hunter. "One key difference is that Dragon's Dogma has an overarching story whereas in Monster Hunter the focus is on the hunt."





In a nutshell, Dragon's Dogma is an open-world action adventure set in a world of swords, sorcery and enormous, deadly monsters. "When I was at junior high school I was really taken in by The Lord of the Rings, so I'm sure that has had a strong influence," explains Hideaki. "You can expect...
 

PlayStation vs Capcom VGAs Viewing Party Arrives This Saturday

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212w ago - Today Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has announced that the PlayStation vs Capcom VGAs Viewing Party arrives this Saturday.

To quote: Over the past few weeks, we've been working with our good friends at [Register or Login to view links] on getting PS3s down to LA for the soon-to-be-legend-wait-for-it-dary [Register or Login to view links].

It'll definitely be the place to be leading up to the [Register or Login to view links] on Saturday evening.

You know, the VGAs where you're going to see the debut of the new Resistance 3 trailer (I haven't even seen it yet), where God of War III will be contending for [Register or Login to view links], and where who knows what other awesome things will happen? Those VGAs?

Well, like last year, we're holding a VGAs viewing party in LA, and you're invited [pointing at you]. We think fun experiences are best shared with friends - friends who are picking up the tab.

So we've teamed up with Capcom to transition their Food Fight into a viewing party for the VGAs broadcast. So please, drop...
 

Video: EVO Game Masters Play Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on PS3

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233w ago - Capcom PR Manager Wes Phillips has shared a video today highlighting EVO fighting game masters battle it out with Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on Sony's PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: This is a big weekend for fighting game fans, as the world's best descend upon Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for the [Register or Login to view links] this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Thousands of contestants from over 30 countries will battle it out for fame, glory and cash in Super Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter II HD Remix, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, [Register or Login to view links], and a couple non-Capcom games... Tekken 6 and [Register or Login to view links].

Registration for the event is officially closed, but that doesn't mean you can't get a piece of the action. If you can make the trip to Las Vegas, admission to watch the event is free.





We'll also have the E3 build of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 available to play on PlayStation 3 for anyone who shows up! This will be the first time the game is playable for the general public.

Did I mention that Marvel vs. Capcom 3 just won [Register or Login to view links]
 

Capcom Interviewed on Dead Rising 2 for PS3 from E3 2010

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235w ago - Today Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared an interview with Capcom Producer Mike Schmitt on Dead Rising 2 for PS3 from E3 2010.

To quote: While Sid and I conducted a video interview on Marvel vs Capcom 3 (post coming soon!), SCEE's James Gallagher traveled across the cavernous Capcom booth to the Dead Rising 2 area.

The game has progressed significantly on PS3 since we saw it a couple months back, so he held a chat with Producer Mike Schmitt. And because James is English, he didn't even realize that the man hit [Register or Login to view links]! Facepalm!

Fortunately, the fact that he wasn't starstruck allowed him to focus on the game itself. Have at it, James:

Dead Rising 2 is a zombie game with its tongue hanging out of its cheek. You control Chuck Greene, a motorcross champion trapped in a zombie apocalypse in the fictional Fortune City, which is loosely based on Las Vegas.

After tearing through a few hundred zombies with a pair of chainsaws attached to a canoe paddle, I lurched over to Capcom's Mike Schmitt and asked a few questions.

What kind of story is there in Dead Rising 2?

"Chuck is competing in a gameshow called Terror is Reality...
 
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