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Capcom reports $736 million in net sales despite poor Lost Planet 3 performance

Capcom reports a 3.5 percent year-on-year net sales increase of 75,221 million yen ($736 million), according to its latest financial results for the nine months ended Dec. 31, 2013, revealing an operating income decrease of 13. 4 percent to 8,521 million yen ($83 million). Ordinary income decreased by 8 percent to 9,251 million yen ($90 million) and net income for the period decreased by 10.3 percent to 5,957 million yen ($58 million) over the same period last year. The forecast for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 remains unchanged from projected financial results revealed in May last year. The company projects an operating income of 12,000 million yen ($117 million) and net sales of 97,000 million yen ($949 million) for the fiscal year. Capcom states that the...

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WGA Videogame Writing Award nominations include Assassin's Creed 4 and The Last of Us

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, God of War: Ascension,The Last of Us and Lost Planet 3 are nominated for the Writers Guild of America Videogame Writing Award, the organization announced today. Story writers and scriptwriters Darby McDevitt, Mustapha Mahrach, Jean Guesdon, Jill Murray, Nicholas Grimwood and Mark Llabres Hill are nominated for Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Warner Bros. Interactive's narrative director Dooma Wendschuh, senior narrative designer Ryan Galletta and writer Corey May are up to receive the award for Batman: Arkham Origins. Sony Computer Entertainment writers Marianne Krawczyk and Ariel Lawrence are nominated for their work on God of War: Ascension. Writer Neil Druckmann is up for Sony's The Last of Us. Head writer Richard Gaubert, along with writers Orion...

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Capcom drops prices on digital Remember Me, Okami HD, more

Capcom cut prices for the downloadable versions of some recent releases yesterday, including Remember Me and Okami HD. HexaDrive's high-definition remaster of Clover Studio's PlayStation 2 cult classic Okami is now available for $13.99 on PlayStation Network, 30 percent cheaper than its previous price of $19.99. Capcom also implemented permanent price drops on both PSN and the Xbox Games Store for three of its 2013 releases. Dontnod Entertainment's Remember Me (originally $59.99), Spark Unlimited's Lost Planet 3 (orig. $59.99) and Capcom's Resident Evil: Revelations HD (orig. $49.99) are each available for $39.99 now.

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Capcom's income in the past six months up 20 percent from last year, breaks own sales record

Capcom reported that its net income increased by 20 percent over the previous year to ¥4,950 million ($50.4 million) in the first half of this fiscal year, according to its latest earnings report. According to the company, sales and income for the six month period broke its record for the first half of a fiscal year since the company's first consolidated mid-term financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001. For the period, its ordinary income increased by 34.8 percent over the previous year to ¥8,190 million ($83 million). Its net sales increased by 16.9 percent over the previous term to ¥53,234 million  ($54.8 million) and operating income increased by 15.2 percent to ¥7,509 million ($76.5 million). According to Capcom, the amusement machine version of  Devil...

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There’s a gigantic Steam sale for Capcom’s 30th anniversary

Many Capcom games and their add-ons are discounted on Steam to celebrate the company's 30th anniversary from Oct. 10-14, according to the sale's official Steam page. Games discounted 40-70 percent include the following: Dead Rising 2 for $9.99 (regularly $19.99) DmC: Devil May Cry for $24.99 (regularly $49.99) Lost Planet 3 for $29.99 (regularly $49.99) Remember Me for $24.99 (regularly $49.99) Resident Evil 6 for $19.99 (regularly $39.99) Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition for $7.49 (regularly $29.99) Capcom and Steam are also offering discounts on several bundles, including: Capcom Action Hits Bundle, which includes Bionic Commando: Rearmed, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Dead Rising 2, Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet 2, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6 and Super...

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Lost Planet 'almost reinvents itself' in every entry

The Lost Planet series retains a consistent personality while still managing to "almost re-invent itself," producer Andrew Szymanski told Kotaku. Lost Planet 3, the most recent entry in the franchise, launched in late August. It was a prequel of sorts, taking place before the events of the first Lost Planet. Speaking with Kotaku on how a new game could improve on the last, Szymanski explained that the team would first seek balance "while still injecting fresh new ideas." "One of the lessons that we learned in hindsight is that we don't need to reinvent the wheel each time," Szymanski said. "Leveraging more of the past gameplay conceits and over-the-top ‘Capcom-style' elements could have served us well by making sure that previous games inform not only the world and its components,...

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New maps landing for Lost Planet 3

Capcom has announced plans for six paid maps for Lost Planet 3, due to be launched in the "near future." Spark Unlimited's third-person sci-fi shooter Lost Planet 3 launched earlier this week, with Polygon reviewer Arthur Gies scoring the game 7.0 and describing it as a well structured adventure that suffers from some technical problems. The new maps, revealed on Capcom's blog, are called Convoy Chasm, Inferno, Octagon, Siege, Spire and Synapse. "We will soon be offered up giving you some different arenas to battle Snow Pirates and NEVEC forces," offered Capcom's Neil Gorton. "More details when we get them."

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Here's what Capcom has planned for PAX Prime 2013

Capcom is setting up shop at PAX Prime Aug. 30 through Sept. 2, with games to play, a store on the floor and more, the company announced today. Playable games at booth 3217 will include DuckTales: Remastered, Lost Planet 3 and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies. Capcom will also have a Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate-themed lounge "dedicated to all things Monster Hunter," with stations set up to demo games, charge your handhelds and hold tournaments. Attendees can also have their pictures taken with Phoenix Wright and the Cypher weapon from Strider. A Capcom Store will also be on the show floor, where visitors can buy cases, figures and more merchandise from franchises like Mega Man, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil and Street Fighter. Polygon will be on the show floor later this...

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Gamescom, Video Game Championship Wrestling, Lost Planet 3, Killer is Dead: Speed Run

We've got a wrap-up video that captures the essence of Gamescom, a feature on Video Game Championship Wrestling and our final verdicts on Lost Planet 3 and Killer is Dead. The booths, crowds and nightmare pandas of Gamescom 2013 Wrestling with absurdity: inside Video Game Championship Wrestling, the internet's glitchiest sport Lost Planet 3 review: snow day Killer is Dead review: blunt instrument

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Lost Planet 3 launch trailer brings trouble to paradise

A Lost Planet 3 cinematic launch trailer tells the story of a civilian miner caught up in matters considerably over his head. Jim Peyton is a colonist working as a miner on the frozen planet of E.D.N. III for the Neo-Venus Construction company, or NEVEC. He has his own little slice of paradise sheltered from the elements outside, and dreams of being able to return home to his family. Unfortunately for Jim, things don't quite go as planned. An accident strands him far from where he should be, and he ends up caught in the middle of a struggle that, as a prequel, will show how NEVEC came to rule E.D.N. III as shown in the first game. Lost Planet 3 is out today for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America, and launches on Aug. 30 in Europe.

Lost Planet 3 Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 08/27/2013
    • Publisher Capcom
    • Developer Spark Unlimited
    • Score 7.0
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 08/27/2013
    • Publisher Capcom
    • Developer Spark Unlimited
  • Windows
    • Released 08/27/2013
    • Publisher Capcom
    • Developer Spark Unlimited
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