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Sven: I think we'll see less 'straight ports' in the digital space in the future - update on PSN CvS2 and more

Sven: I think we'll see less 'straight ports' in the digital space in the future - update on PSN CvS2 and more Capcom will likely be shying away from doing what they termed as 'straight ports' of fighting games in the future, Christian Svensson said on the official Capcom forums. He noted that feedback from their December digital survey, plus a recent trend in sales, has shown them that fans don't want just 'straight ports' of their titles, like how Darkstalkers Resurrection and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, among others, turned out.

Subjects covered also include updates of digital versions of their fighters on PSN, including Capcom vs. SNK 2, PC sales numbers and if Tatsunoko vs. Capcom will see an e-Shop release. Hit the jump to read everything.

R.Case: I heard that you are going to slow down on making HD ports of fighting games, so does that mean you might try and look into doing HD ports of other genres and franchises?

Svensson: I'd think "straight ports" we'll see less of in the digital space in the future. That was one of the key points we took away in the verbatims of the digital survey we did in December (and what our recent sales trends are telling us too).

Beyond that, I'm not prepared to provide additional details at this time.

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Christian Svensson talks fighting game ports for other platforms and why pros get early releases of their games

Christian Svensson talks fighting game ports for other platforms and why pros get early releases of their games In regards to the slowing sales of newer fighting game rereleases and ports from Capcom, one user at Capcom-Unity suggested that they try releasing the games to more platforms, instead of just the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Christian Svensson replied to this post, and gave insight as to why Capcom is not interested in releasing their titles, like Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike Online Edition and Darkstalkers Resurrection for PC or other potential platforms.

I have considered it but there's considerable overlap in platform ownership such that the effort to revisit work as a rerelease is not likely to cover the costs of development.

In general, staggered releases that can't get some critical mass of marketing behind them do not work.

Hit the jump to hear the reasoning behind pros getting early copies of the games.

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Ryota Niitsuma tweets about new fighting game ideas

Ryota Niitsuma tweets about new fighting game ideas Ryota Niitsuma, most well-known for being the producer behind Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 series of games, tweeted after the second day of NorCal Regionals about having new ideas for fighting games.

While not sharing any details, the tweet in itself is interesting since it gives a tiny bit of insight into potential future projects.

Hit the jump for the tweet and its translation.

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Capcom's Remember Me will feature Street Fighter moves as pre-order bonus

The pre-order bonuses for Capcom's upcoming Science Fiction title, Remember Me, have been divulged over on Steam. Players who order the game in advance will receive a set of combo attacks that share the names of special moves from the Street Fighter franchise.

As seen in the image below, the 3 combo attacks that will be awarded to those who pre-order are the Flash Kick, Spinning Bird Kick and Dragon Punch.

Seeing Street Fighter attacks incorporated into Remember Me's fighting arsenal is no surprise as it was reported last year that Capcom's own Yoshinori Ono had a hand in designing the combat system. Remember Me will be available for purchase on June 3, 2013.


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Romneto vs. Sanford Kelly Marvel vs. Capcom 2 set of 26 matches

Romneto has uploaded a really great set of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 matches from Xbox Live. In this set of 26 matches he plays against one of the best MvC2 players of all time, EMP|Sanford Kelly.

Darkstalkers Resurrection gameplay featuring Sako, Challenge Capcom with Combofiend and Haunts

We have some fresh Darkstalkers: Resurrection content, in the form of online matches posted by Capcom Fighters TV. First up, we have an episode of "Online Rewind", narrated by Dawgtanian, featuring very high-level gameplay in Darkstalkers: Resurrection, and even featuring Sakonoko himself, hailed as one of the best Darkstalkers players ever.

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DOA5 tutorial #06 - knockdowns and recovery featuring Mochi-A, Blood Burger's SC5 Wonder Woman and Kula create a soul and more

EMPER0RC0W brings us part 6 in his 12 part Dead or Alive 5 tutorial series this time focusing on knockdowns and recovery. The video features Japanese player Mochi-A providing commentary and explaining how both mechanics work in the game.
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Capcom adjust sales forecasts after cancelling games and decides to revise their overseas strategy

Capcom adjust sales forecasts after cancelling games and decides to revise their overseas strategy Capcom revised their financial forecasts after a loss of around $73 million, due to game cancellations, something Capcom is partly blaming on projects that have been outsourced overseas. Outsourcing projects overseas has been a standard practice for Capcom as of late.

After feeling that this strategy isn't working out for them, Capcom has decided to revert to their old fashion of having more internal game development, believing that their losses stem from a loss of quality due to "excessive" outsourcing of projects, which led to these games being cancelled.

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Capcom pushing for a more compelling single player experience in future fighting games, full fledged story modes being one component

Capcom pushing for a more compelling single player experience in future fighting games, full fledged story modes being one component The Ask Capcom forums continue their activity fielding numerous questions from readers. One user recently addressed the topic of story modes in Capcom fighting titles and their lack there of.

This same forum user mentiones many examples of fighting games that include intricate story modes such as Mortal Kombat 9, Blazblue, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and even Injustice: Gods Among Us which will hit store shelves very soon.

Capcom U.S.A.'s senior VP, Christian Svensson, jumped in to voice his opinion on the matter and states that the company is pushing for their fighting franchises to incorporate full fledged story modes in the future.

The strategic marketing group here has for quite a while been pushing for our fighting franchises to have more and better single player content, of which full fledged story modes are one component.

How and when those requirements manifest in our future roadmap, I'm not prepared to speak about at this time.

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Darkstalkers Resurrection Fight Request title update trailer

CapcomFightersTV uploaded a quick trailer for the new Darkstalkers Resurrection title update. This update adds a Fight Request function to Arcade and Training mode and also fixes numerous bugs.

This update is currently live on PlayStation Network but has been delayed on Xbox 360.
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Retro Assist Me!: The lost scenes - footage of Thanos as full fledged character in the series

Maximilian recently uploaded a bit of unseen footage from his Retro Assist Me! series. These lost scenes were not originally aired when the show first hit the internet but have since been approved for release in the last month.

These clips feature Thanos as an actual character in the series sporting lines and interactions with Max and Doom. Check it out below.

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Darkstalkers Resurrection title one update now available on PlayStation 3, delayed for Xbox 360 users

Darkstalkers Resurrection title one update now available on PlayStation 3, delayed for Xbox 360 users Combofiend over on Capcom Unity posted a blog recently stating that the Darkstalkers Resurrection title one update is now available on PlayStation 3. This will add fight requests to Arcade and Training mode and will fix several bugs that were present before.

Although the release date was scheduled for April 12 on both consoles, it seems there were some techincal difficulties and Xbox 360 has not received the patch yet. Capcom is currently addressing the issues but Xbox users will have to be patient.

You can check out a few screen shots for the new Darkstalkers Resurrection patch here.

Sven: '7th place not good enough,' regarding Darkstalkers Resurrection sales - adds game was fully featured, probably best project of this type

Sven: '7th place not good enough,' regarding Darkstalkers Resurrection sales - adds game was fully featured, probably best project of this type After hearing how Darkstalkers Resurrection performed below company expectations, a lot of people were surprised to find that it did in fact come in at #7 in PSN digital sales during March 2013.

A thread was started on Capcom Unity, asking for clarity in this situation, to which Christian Svensson himself responded.

Hit the jump to see Svensson's response on this issue.

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Capcom's Darkstalkers Resurrection invitational full tournament replays featuring Floe, Kajoq, MightMar and more

Capcom's Darkstalkers YouTube channel has uploaded all of Darkstalkers Resurrection invitational tournament from Final Round 16. This features some great players including EG|Floe, Kajoq, MightyMar and more.

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins and Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection all 50% off on Xbox Live Marketplace

Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins and Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection all 50% off on Xbox Live Marketplace Major Nelson put up a new blog detailing this week's sales on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Below is a list of fighting games that are on sale until April 15th at 50% off.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 - 600 (50% off)
Marvel vs. Capcom Origins - 600 (50% off)
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection - 400 (50% off)

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