FYI: GamesCom 2011

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  • Price drop: PlayStation 3 160GB is $249.99 & 320GB with inFamous 2 is $299.99 (via PS.Blog)
  • PlayStation Vita specifications solidified; 512MB RAM & 128MB VRAM confirmed (via Press Release)
  • All PlayStation Vita will be available digitally (via GiantBomb)
  • inFamous 2 “Festival of Blood” DLC coming October 2011 (via PS.Blog)

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You Cannot Delete Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D’s Save File

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capcomlogoIt’s a mini-game that I don’t care for blown up to “full game”, so I wasn’t planning to pick up this title anyway. But hearing the recent news concerning the inability to delete the game’s save file, I have another reason.

Forget the fact that it’s not a traditional campaign game, it’s simply insane not being able to clear high scores or rewards and start from scratch. Did Capcom really believe that this kind of move will maximize sales or convince people to pick up their own copies? It’s bad enough they’re charging $39.99 for a mode found in previous full fledge Resident Evil games in the past, but to pull this off?

That’s just pathetic.

If this was Capcom’s first DRM snafu, I would let it slide. But with the inability to share Final Fight: Double Impact or Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2 on PSN  and their proposed SSFIV:AE PC DRM? This is just Capcom insulting paying customers.

Resident Evil: Revelations Is a Direct Sequel to RE5

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capcomlogoAccording to a piece in the latest issue of Nintendo Power, Capcom is considering Resident Evil: Revelations a direct sequel to Resident Evil 5.

Even though this isn’t the first time we’ve seen direct sequels on handhelds (see Valkyria Chronicles and Final Fantasy XII), I’m still not keen on the idea of throwing sequels across different platforms — especially one that I don’t own yet.

However, that’s not the most damning aspect of the “direct sequel” quote. Capcom actually thought Resident Evil 5 was a survival horror game. If that’s their new definition of survival horror, Capcom and I have a bit of a problem.

Dead Space is survival horror. Resident Evil 5 was shooter with hampered controls. I hope Resident Evil: Revelations isn’t that. I hope Capcom gets their shooter action fix with the Resident Evil: Mercenaries spin-off and bring back the scary with Revelations.

Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Video From Capcom

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Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise is 15 years old this year and it is celebrating it with footage from the old games and new ones.

So Capcom is re-releasing some titles along with two 3DS releases and a PS3/PC/360 release. Here’s the breakdown and release window:

  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (3DS) – Summer 2011
  • Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS) – TBA
  • Resident Evil: Code Veronica X (PSN, XBLA) – Fall 2011
  • Resident Evil 4 (PSN, XBLA) – Fall 2011
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3/PC/360) – Q4 2011

Five Resident Evil titles pending release and you can bet the house that Capcom is going to announce Resident Evil 6 as well.

Too much Resident Evil? Are we being too saturated?

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