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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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Darkstalkers Resurrection is one of PSN's best selling games for March

Darkstalkers Resurrection is one of PSN's best selling games for March Over on the PlayStation Blog, the top selling PlayStation Network titles have been listed for the month of March.

Capcom's Darkstalkers Resurrection has made it into the listing of top 20 games; taking 7th place behind AAA titles like Bioshock Infinite, MLB 13 The Show and The Walking Dead: Survival instinct.

Top 20 PS3 & PSN Games

1. MLB 13 The Show
2. Journey
3. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
4. Terraria
5. Tomb Raider
6. BioShock Infinite
7. Darkstalkers Resurrection

If you are interested in checking out what other titles made the list of top selling games on PSN head over to the PlayStation Blog.

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Sakonoko, Haitani, Oouchi, JR Rodriguez, Maximilian and more - Darkstalkers Resurrection online match footage

JR "PikachuAkuma" Rodriguez has uploaded quite a bit of Darkstalkers Resurrection online match footage recently. Featured here are such players as Sako, Haitani, SaviorMeister (Oouchi), JR Rodriguez himself, Maximilian and more.

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Darkstalkers Resurrection title update confirmed for April 12 release - fight request added and numerous bug fixes

Combofiend over at Capcom Unity posted the latest Ayano-San blog in which he discusses Darkstalkers Resurrection. Ayano states that DSR will be receiving an update and it will be hitting consoles on April 12.

The patch will add a fight request to both arcade and training mode and will also fix numerous bugs in the game. Below is a bit from Ayano-san about the Darkstalkers Resurrection title update.


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And now, to get to the topic at hand, I’m proud to announce that the update for Darkstalkers Resurrection will be made available on Friday, April 12!

This update will add fight request features to arcade and training modes, and it will also include a number of bug fixes including replay upload issues.

Via Capcom Japan.

Super Gem Fighter professional play from Japan's a-cho arcade

A-cho Arcade's YouTube channel uploaded some new footage of Super Gem Fighter (known as Pocket Fighter in Japan). While the game has been overlooked quite a lot in the past, it is actually a unique fighter that is stuffed full of references and jokes towards Capcom's own games. Be sure not to miss some of the unique animations each fighter has.

The top tier is unanimously Chun-li, who can put on insane pressure. Many other fighters can put up quite a fight though. Check the list below the video for matches and timestamps. Also hit the jump to see a second bonus video that features more characters such as Ibuki and Ken.

00:00 Ryu vs. Chun-li
1:12 Zangief vs. Chun-li
4:32 Ryu vs. Hsien-ko
6:32 Chun-li vs. Chun-li
8:42 Hsien-ko vs. Zangief
11:35 Ryu vs. Chun-li
14:04 Chun-li vs. Hsien-ko
15:47 Zangief vs. Ryu
18:24 Chun-li vs. Hsien-ko
21:38 Zangief vs. Chun-li

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Capcom's Darkstalkers Resurrection invitational grand finals from Final Round 16 featuring Kajoq vs. Kyle

The CapcomFightersTV YouTube channel has posted the grand finals of the Darkstalkers Resurrection invitational that Capcom hosted at Final Round 16 featuring Kajoq vs. Kyle.

Sven: Novelty of Capcom's fighting game re-releases seems to be wearing off - cites drop off in sales of last two launches

Sven: Novelty of Capcom's fighting game re-releases seems to be wearing off - cites drop off in sales of last two launches If you're hoping for more fighting game re-releases from Capcom, you may not want to hold your breath, as Christian Svensson said the novelty of these types of titles seems to be wearing off and they've noticed a drop off in sales of their last two releases.

For those keeping score at home, Capcom's last two re-released fighting games were Darkstalkers: Resurrection and Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins.

The discussion originally was based around why the company hasn't handled their digital titles more akin to Sega and SNK, but spilled over into the realm of their fighters. Hit the jump to check out Svensson's full response.

Gohan16ken: Capcom has been struggling with digital re-releases or at least not managing it well. Therefore, Capcom should talk to Sega and SNK. Both Sega and SNK have re-released several of their past games from Sega Genesis and Neo Geo onto the Virtual Console, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live with improved graphics and online play (at least with the latter two). Yet, Capcom is saying it is not possible due to licensing and additional development work needed.

Svensson: Let me be more clear.

There are multiple paths that are being pursued here.

1. Rerelease of PS1, PS2 and PSP ISOs on PSN. There are three filters that must be passed in order for this to happen. First, Sony has to verify that the title in question works in their emulators (not all do). Second, all IP clearances must be had. That is to say, we must have digital distribution rights in the original agreements with middleware, voice actors, musical score, etc. Third, there must be an existing licence in force in the case of something that uses non-Capcom IP (e.g. SNK, Marvel, Xmen) and also no legacy IP issues. At times in the past teams have infringed upon other third party IP and new IP sweeps must be conducted to ensure that this is not the case in a given version. Once all three points are met, Sony takes control and it is up to them when and how it releases (though they do coordinate with us).

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Pop Facts: The origin of Darkstalkers and their association to classic horror movie monsters

Game Trailers whipped up an interesting video detailing the origins of the Darkstalkers series. In this episode of Pop Facts, we get some insight as to how the characters from the game were drummed up and former Capcom producer Alex Jimenez talks about how many of the characters relate to classic horror movie monsters.

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