Capcom has been making some news the past couple of days and here is the breakdown...
First, on March 16th, Capcom announced Project Treasure Island Z (working title), their first exclusive Wii game, which seems to be a sort of Pirate puzzle solving game. Hey, if it has pirates, I'm in! It is scheduled for release this year.
Second, today Capcom announced that Devil May Cry 4 is no longer a PS3 exclusive game and that it is also in development for the Xbox 360 and PC. No word yet on a launch date, but the game will be released simultaneously on the 360 and PS3.
Third, the next Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles is still on track for this year.
Finally, Capcom said that there is "at least one" unannounced game for 2007. Please be a new Phoenix Wright.
CAPCOM® ANNOUNCES PROJECT TREASURE ISLAND Z (WORKING TITLE), A PUZZLING NEW ADVENTURE EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE NINTENDO WIITM
Pillaging Pirate Adventure Challenges Gamers to Play Different
SAN MATEO, Calif — March 16, 2007 — Capcom® , a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced its first original title exclusively for the Nintendo Wii™, Project Treasure Island Z (Working Title), an innovative, full-length puzzle adventure game that utilizes the unique control mechanics of the Wiimote and challenges gamers to “play different.” Capcom plans to release Project Treasure Island Z (Working Title) this fall.
“Innovation has been the cornerstone of Capcom’s successful history ,” said Charles Bellfield, vice president, marketing, Capcom Entertainment. “By introducing a whole new level of interactivity, this title reinforces our commitment to pushing the limits on how people view and play games.”
Legend has it that a revered pirate named Barbaros once stole the world’s treasure and hid it on a mysterious island. Though no one knows of its exact location, stories about the untold riches that lay in wait have been passed down through the ages, driving pirates from all walks of life to pursue the alluring prizes. One of these treasure seekers, a young apprentice pirate named Zack happens upon a mysterious talking skull, the skull of Barbaros himself. Barbaros promises to reveal the key to the island, if Zack will help to lift the curse he is under.
Players will explore a variety of wondrous environments and stages, solving puzzles and interacting with the world in search of vast riches and the ultimate pursuit of becoming the greatest pirate the world has ever seen. Inventive gameplay mechanics and controller movements allow players to move and open objects, transform items, unlock new pathways and navigate through perilous stages based on a variety of themes including a jungle, ice temple, volcanic caves and more, each with their own sub-areas. Players will rotate handles, turn keys to open doors, play a piccolo and much more in order to solve the progressively difficult puzzle stages and collect Barbaros’s legendary treasures.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Devil May Cry. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.
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CAPCOM®'S DEVIL MAY CRY® 4 EXPLODING ONTO MULTIPLE PLATFORMS
The Next Generation of Capcom's Smash Hit Action Franchise Comes to Next Generation Systems, PC
SAN MATEO, Calif — March 19, 2007 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that the highly anticipated Devil May Cry® 4, already in development for Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™), is now also in development for Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for PC. Each version of the game will be maximized to take advantage of the systems’ strengths, leading to a breath-taking visual and gameplay experience. Devil May Cry 4 will be released simultaneously for the PS3 and Xbox 360 system.
“Capcom is committed to making its titles available to as wide an audience as possible, and has been building its technology base to meet that goal,” said Mark Beaumont, executive vice president, officer and head of Capcom consumer software publishing in the Americas and Europe. “This announcement means that PS3, Xbox 360 and PC owners worldwide will be able to experience the latest installment of one of Capcom’s pillar franchises.”
From the producer of the original Devil May Cry® and Resident Evil® 4 comes the next installment in the hugely successful stylized action series that has so far achieved global sales of nearly seven million units. Devil May Cry 4 immerses gamers in a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with a familiar hero. As the new leading man, Nero, players will unleash incredible attacks and non-stop combos using a unique new gameplay mechanic, his powerful “Devil Bringer” arm.
With the advanced graphical capabilities of the next-gen systems, high definition visuals and intricate detail come to life as players explore new and exotic locales. Dynamic action and undeniable style combine with unprecedented fighting options and a gripping story to produce the incomparable experience that only a Devil May Cry game can deliver.