Gamescom is finally underway, starting with the Capcom conference at 10am BST. Sadly there is no live stream but following Videogamer’s fantastic live blog here’s everything that has been talked about so far:
Devil May Cry
The reboot of classic action franchise DmC was given a release date of January 13th on Xbox 360, later to PC and no word of a PS3 release date though it’s assumed to be coming on the same day as 360. Also shown was Virgil, a prominent character in DmC universe and main character Dante’s brother was unveiled as appearing in the reboot. He has become the leader of the mysterious ‘Order’ and has convinced Dante to become a Demon Hunter. To quote Videogamer’s Martin – it looks “chuffing amazing”.
Lost Planet 3
Next up was the new game in the Lost Planet series, and it’s been confirmed it will be a prequel. The story elements revealed were that we would follow Jim, “a colonist contracted to find minerals on an icy planet, he sends his earnings back home to his family.” and he must “reach the top of a mountain to get to some towers, but to get there, he must fight through an alien-infested cave”. It has a cover system and quick time events to get bugs off your body. It has more of a gritty horror tone than previous installments. So far, sounds fairly generic.
Street Fighter X Tekken Vita
After that somewhat bland showing, things moved on to Capcom’s ‘new’ fighting game for the Vita, if by new you mean a port of the PS3 version. It will hit Europe on October 26. DLC can be shared between PS3 and Vita, and the two platforms can play against one another. There are also adhoc fight requests and AR features.
Resident Evil 6
Capcom announced there would be a stat tracking website called residentevil.net which tracks gameplay stats and compares them to friends. There will also be community challenges such as kill 100,000 zombies. Completing these will give you points you can spend on in game items. Each event will have a winner who will be given a Championship Belt, that transfers to whoever won the latest event. Here’s some game play:
New IP - Remember Me
Made by French developer Don’t Nod who have worked on Heavy Rain, Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six. Set in Neo-Paris, 2084, “take on the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people’s minds and steal or even alter their memories. Arrested, and with her memory wiped clean Nilin must now set out on a mission to rediscover her identity.” It’s set to arrive in May 2013 on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Apparently it appeared at Gamescom 2011 under the name Adrift (See here). Here’s the release trailer: