By Dave Tach on May 20, 2013 05.20.13
Upcoming sales on Xbox Live Marketplace over the next two weeks will discount games and franchises like Alan Wake, Dark Souls, Karateka, Ghost Recon: Future Solider and associated content, according to a post on Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's website. Several of D3Publisher's games will be on sale from May 21-27, including: Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury 400 Microsoft Points Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Jeremy McGrath 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Karateka 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Mad Tracks 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Pid 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Puzzle Quest 2 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords 400 Microsoft...
By Samit Sarkar on May 08, 2013 05.08.13
Capcom reported financial results for its 2012 fiscal year today, posting a significant drop in net income due to restructuring costs as the company shifts focus for a future in which it expects development costs to rise on next-generation consoles. The Japanese publisher's 2012 fiscal year ran from April 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013. Capcom tallied net sales of 94.08 billion yen ($953.2 million) for the full year, a 14.6 percent jump from the 82.07 billion yen ($831.3 million) it recorded in the 2011 fiscal year. But net income dropped by 55.8 percent from 6.72 billion yen ($68.1 million) in fiscal 2011 to 2.97 billion yen ($30.1 million) this past year. The major drop in Capcom's net income resulted largely from a "special loss" of 6.95 billion yen ($70.4 million) associated...
By Dave Tach on Mar 29, 2013 03.29.13
At a GDC panel, DmC: Devil May Cry's visual art director, Alessandro "Talexi" Taini, chronicled the process of creating the art that underlies Ninja Theory's recent reboot. Taini said he was responsible for creating the "syle of game we're making," which encompassed everything from concept sketches to setting the tone of the in-game world. At Capcom's direction, he worked to remake Dante "cool, Western, grounded and stylish." The new Dante needed to be "urban," not boldly styled like a punk rocker or supernatural, he said. Taini built upon the idea that Dante is a "regular guy," imbued with arrogance and supernatural powers. Using a backstory inspired by Dexter, in which Dante inherited a lock of white hair after the shock of surviving his mother's death. Taini pared back Dante's...
By Matt Leone on Feb 14, 2013 02.14.13
At a press event earlier this week, Capcom USA senior producer Alex Jones gave media a close look at DmC downloadable side story Vergil's Downfall, a new campaign starring hero Dante's brother Vergil. "We knew up-front we were going to do some kind of DLC, from the very start of the project, since you basically have to these days," he said in an interview with Polygon. According to Jones, the idea of a playable Vergil first came about when the development team was considering a co-op mode for DmC. "[We] very quickly set that aside because we wanted to just tell Dante's story in the main game and didn't want to create the additional work that making co-op would come with. But as we did press and stuff, and read some of the forums, it became clear fans really liked the idea of a...
By Dave Tach on Feb 13, 2013 02.13.13
The Bloody Palace DLC for DmC: Devil May Cry is set for release next week on European and North American consoles, according to a post on Capcom Unity. Bloody Palace will arrive first Feb. 19 in North America on PlayStation 3. It will be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America and Europe on Feb. 20. Capcom announced the free DLC in early January, saying that it would arrive "shortly after launch." Bloody Palace adds a global leaderboard to the game, in addition to a battle arena with over 100 levels. The title update will also contain a handful of tweaks and bug fixes for enemy AI behavior, enemy damage and more. DmC: Devil May Cry was released in January on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. For more on the series reboot, be sure to check out our review.
By Kevin Gifford on Jan 30, 2013 01.30.13
The video-game industry is littered with stories of game developers in the U.S. and Europe trying to work with publishers in Japan and finding it a painful experience. While the collaboration between Capcom and England-based Ninja Theory wound up producing the fairly well-reviewed DmC: Devil May Cry, it was far from smooth sailing from start to finish for the three-year-long project. "Oh, there were [difficulties]," Capcom producer Motohide Eshiro said in an interview published in this week's Famitsu magazine. "But a lot about it expanded our perspectives and stimulated us in new ways, so it was a really great experience." One problem well familiar to anyone in international business is that things which have a nice, simple word in one language turns into a drawn-out explanation in...
By Russ Frushtick on Jan 25, 2013 01.25.13
This week on The Besties, an old friend stops by for a visit and there's some examination of the latest free-to-play game burning up the charts. Oh yes, and Dante's resurrection is making some people grumpy. 03:00 - Temple Run 2 21:50 - Half Time: THQ 32:35 - DMC: Devil May Cry 48:20 - What's next? Theme song by Ian Dorsch Get the show: Download MP3 Subscribe to the podcast (RSS) Subscribe on iTunes
By Tracey Lien on Jan 24, 2013 01.24.13
The first of two issues of a Devil May Cry comic that ties in with the events of DmC: Devil May Cry is available digitally today, with a print version coming to comic stores in May. DmC: Devil May Cry: The Vergil Chronicles is a two-part comic that takes place before the game DmC: Devil May Cry. It reveals the backstory of Vergil and Kat and explores history that isn't explained in the game. The first part of the comic is currently available digitally on iPad, iPhone, web, Android and Kindle Fire exclusively through the comiXology app and comiXology.com. The print version of part one will go on sale May 15, with part two going on sale June 19.
By Tracey Lien on Jan 22, 2013 01.22.13
Capcom is releasing a costume pack for DmC: Devil May Cry on Jan. 29 that includes a costume for Devil May Cry 3-era Dante, according to Capcom Unity. The Capcom blog announced that the costume pack, which will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will be available for $4 (320 Microsoft Points) and come with Classic (DmC3-era) Dante, Dark Dante and Neo Dante. DmC players can also look forward to the free Bloody Palace mode which is coming "in the near future," as well as the Vergil's Downfall expansion, which is expected at the end of February. The Japanese costume pack for DmC will release on Jan. 30.
By Dave Tach on Jan 18, 2013 01.18.13
Costume packs for DmC: Devil May Cry are headed to Japanese consoles on Jan. 30, according to Capcom's Japanese-language website. The costume DLC will cost Japanese consumers ¥400 on PlayStation 3 and 320 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360 while offering a skintight outfit, 3/4 length coats and Chuck Taylors. We've reached out to Capcom to see if Dante's wardrobe selections will make their way to other regions and will update this article with more information as we receive it. Announced in November, DLC for DmC: Devil May Cry, Vergil's Downfall, is scheduled to arrive "shortly after" the game's recent Jan. 15 console launch. DmC will be released for Windows PC on Steam on Jan. 25. For more on the game, be sure to check out our review for Ninja Theory's series reboot.