Last week, Capcom held its annual media event Captivate in Rome. There they gave tons of information about some of their top franchises. The top announcement came in the form of the third iteration of the Lost Planet franchise being announced with Lost Planet 3. Resident Evil 6 received its release date and gamers were able to try out Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection with Move controls for the first time.
Street Fighter X Tekken for Vita confirmed Cross-Platform Play, a system that will allow players from the Vita to combat PlayStation 3 users. Additionally, DmC Devil May Cry, Dragon’s Dogma and Steel Battalion Heavy Armor were all playable to either press or the general public.
Check out all the news as well as brand new screen shots and videos from Captivate 2012 below and stick with us for more on all these huge titles from Capcom.
Lost Planet 3 has been announced for early 2013 for the XBox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterized the Lost Planet series return, harsher than ever before in Lost Planet 3. Players take on the role of Jim, a utility rig pilot who has left Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N. III. Delivering a diverse range of gameplay, including third-person on-foot battles and intense first-person utility rig action, players will need to brave the uncharted terrain, hostile climate and threat of indigenous Akrid creatures. With a number of multiplayer modes and a compelling single player experience, Lost Planet 3 will delve deeper into the Lost Planet universe, uncovering hidden truths when it releases in early 2013.
Resident Evil 6 is coming out on October 2nd, 2012 to the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3. The PC release date will follow but no specific date has been announced yet.
Captivate represented the first opportunity for media to see the highly anticipated Resident Evil 6 in action, with the game’s development team showcasing one of Leon S. Kennedy’s missions. Full of tension, the action has Leon and partner Helena Harper searching for an escape route from the Ivy University campus, the site of the most recent bioterrorist outbreak and the zombies that now stalk its hallways and grounds.
The recently announced Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection, which includes Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles and is due out in June, was playable for the first time with PlayStation Move controls since its announcement.
Street Fighter X Tekken for Vita will feature Cross-Platform Play with the PlayStation 3 version of the game. Players who own both the PlayStation 3 version of the game and the PlayStation Vita version will unlock the extra characters from the PS Vita version in their PS3 as well.
Announced and showcased during Captivate was the Cross-Platform Play for the PS Vita system version of Street Fighter X Tekken which allows owners of the PS Vita system version to compete against owners of the PS3 version anywhere in the world, via Wi-Fi or 3G. Other features confirmed for the PS Vita system version of Street Fighter X Tekken were the introduction of touch controls, local and Wi-Fi multiplayer plus Near functionality alongside all the content from the home console version.
DmC Devil May Cry was playable for the first time on the show floor.
For the first time since its announcement, Captivate attendees were able to play DmC Devil May Cry and experience the fast-paced, stylish combat that is the signature of the series. In addition, the game’s development team, including members from Capcom Japan and Ninja Theory, presented a brand new level of the game. In this area, set at a carnival near the pier where he lives, Dante faces off with a Hunter Demon that has tracked down the Son of Sparda.
Steel Battalion was available to play for attending media using both Kinect and standard controller interface.
Steel Battalion Heavy Armor, a collaboration between Capcom and From Software and an Xbox 360 exclusive, introduced a brand new online four player Cooperative Multiplayer Mode available on the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network when the title releases on June 19 in North America and from June 22 across Europe. Attending media were invited to work together, using the innovative mix of Kinect for Xbox 360 and regular controller play, and defeat the enemy’s Vertical Tanks.
Finally, attendees were able to spend some time in the open-world action RPG Dragon’s Dogma with new content that has not previously been shown. Take a peek at the two latest videos and gallery of screens below.