Capcom has released a new trailer for Monster Hunter 4. The Nintendo 3DS title will be released in Japan on 14 September; there are currently no plans for an international release due to the lack of widespread interest in the franchise outside of Japan. The trailer showcases the game’s locations and battles.
The game will launch alongside two limited edition 3DS XL systems.
During it’s latest Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo has announced that the 3DS crossover game Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney will be heading to North America and Europe in 2014.
The Japanese anime studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist) created the animation sequences for the game, while Level-5 and Capcom developed the game. Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney was released in Japan in November 2012.
Capcom has released a first look at its new Street Fighter title, Ultra Street Fighter IV. Yoshinori Ono, the executive producer of the Street Fighter series, announced at EVO 2013 that this would likely be the final “base” instalment for Street Fighter IV before the new console generation.
Ultra Street Fighter IV will be available in two versions: a downloadable edition for players who already own SuperStreet Fighter IV ($14.99/£9.82 approx), and a disc edition with all the current DLC for Street Fighter IV ($39.99/ £26.20 approx). Capcom aims to release the game in early 2014.
This DLC update will include “five new characters, new battlegrounds, completely rebalanced gameplay based on fan feedback, brand new modes and features.”
Four of the new characters were previously revealed by Capcom:
Capcom has announced that WayForward’s Ducktales Remastered game will also be available on PC via via Steam, Origin, Impulse, GamersGate, Green Man Gaming, and other PC services; the game will be released on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and now PC this summer.
The most obvious features that have been remastered are the graphics and the voice acting; Capcom did, however, make a point of using all the same voice actors from the show, including the actor for Scrooge who is now 94 years old.
The Remastered edition looks significantly sharper than the original; WayForward Technologies have also previously remastered other classic games such as Contra 4 and Double Dragon Neon. IGN has released a side-by-side comparison of the original 1989 NES game and the Remastered edition to showcase the vast visual differences.
Capcom has released a video to showcase the new Infernal difficulty mode of its latest Resident Evil instalment Revelations. The game, also known as Biohazard: Revelations in Japan, will be available on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U from 21 May (US), 23 (Japan) and 24 (EU).
The new Infernal Mode, which was not included in the original 3DS game, offers an almost impossible level of difficulty, with randomised enemy and item placements.
Capcom Europe has released a trailer for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 expansion of the first Dragon’s Dogma RPG. The video features enemy gameplay footage and battle sequences. The game will be released on 23 April (USA), 25 (Japan) and 26 (EU).
As an expansion of the previous game, Dark Arisen will be compatible with players’ existing saved data.
Phoenix Wright is back and he’s making his way to the 3DS.
A screenshot of the announcement in Famitsu
The latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has revealed that the fifth Ace Attorney game – set to be released on 3DS – will see a return from the all-famous Attorney Phoenix Wright, after he took a short break from the courtroom to concede to newbie Apollo Justice.
Although there is no set release date for the new title as of yet, Phoenix Wright apparently also has a mysterious new female partner who serves as a “central figure in the game”.
The site Andriasang suggests that the in-game characters will be in full 3D, with the lower screen on the 3DS showing icons for facial expressions that your characters can use during testimony.
However the mere suggestion of ‘Phoenix Wright is Objecting once more’ – not to mention also having a crossover title on the 3DS with the infamous Professor Layton – will see fans bursting with anticipation over the lawyer with the gravity defying hair.