Capcom Recap - March 20, 2015

Today it is my privilege to introduce to you the  Capcom Recap-- a biweekly video series we've whipped up to shine a spotlight on Capcom news and community feats. Hit the jump to see our very first episode.  

We're lucky to have lots going on with Street Fighter, Monster Hunter, Devil May Cry, and Resident Evil, all of which have some very exhibition and community-centric elements, which are great for video highlights!

That said, we're not limiting the Recap series to those four brands. If you've recently done something noteworthy, cool, or funny in  any Capcom game and caught it on video, email us at  recap@capcom.com with a YouTube link and a brief description explaining what's notable about the video. Be sure to include any relevant timestamps--I don't want to sift through a thirty-minute video for a three-second clip! 

Episode Acknowledgements

Street Fighter

Monster Hunter

Resident Evil Revelations 2

DmC


Did you ever notice this about Guile?

Man. Can't believe I never noticed Guile's Theme had lyrics. Thanks, Animation Domination High-Def  ( @FOXADHD )!

Pick up some Capcom merch at PAX East

PAX East has kicked off in wintery Boston, Massachusetts, and Capcom is there! If you're attending the event, make sure you pay a visit to the Capcom booth, which is decked out like the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate caravan.

Incidentally, the Capcom Store has a presence at the booth this year, so it's a great time to stock up on Capcom merch. And man is there a lot! Listed below is just a selection of what's available.

MONSTER HUNTER
We're celebrating the huge success of the release of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate with a ton of really cool, exclusive, Monster Hunter products:

-Quality, double-lined Felyne and Melynx Hats for $20 each

 

-Deluxe Felyne and Melynx hats that have extended scarves that end with mittens for each hand for $25 each

 

-18" side Meat Pillow for $25 (reduced from regular price of $40)

 

-Rathian and Yian Ku-Ku plush figures that comes in a plastic egg shell packaging. The bottom half of the egg shell doubles as a display base for the plush when you're not playing with it. $20 each.

 

RESIDENT EVIL
Lots of Umbrella Corporation gear to celebrate Resident Evil's hugely successful rerelease.

-Umbrella Corporation Tshirt for $25

 

-Umbrella Corporation Water Bottle for $15

 

-Umbrella Corporation Drawstring Bag for $10

 

-Umbrella Corporation Lanyard for $5

 

-Umbrella Corporation Mints for $3

 

-Umbrella Corporation Wristband for $2

 

OR you can get the all of the above in a PAX East exclusive bundle for fifty bucks.

STREET FIGHTER V
Everyone is fired up for Street Fighter V coming to the PS4 and PC. Until then, you can sport the official SFV key art T-shirt, which features Ryu in a heroic pose, for $25.

Or carry a Street Fighter V logo drawstring bag for $10. Get both for only $35!

If you can't make it to PAX East this weekend, you can partake of these awesome items for we have limited quantities of each item at www.shop.capcom.com .

Got a great Capcom gameplay clip? Email us!


Here on Capcom Unity, the team and I have been whipping up an experimental new biweekly video feature which will recap recent Capcom news, as well as highlight impressive, informative, fun, and/or hilarious gameplay videos captured by Capcom's awesome fans. 

We feel Capcom's games, many of which have a prominent exhibitionist element (fighting games, Devil May Cry) as well as a prominent community element (Monster Hunter, Lost Planet, fighting games again), are perfect for this type of recurring feature.

With that said, if you've captured a clip of something cool, crazy, interesting, or funny in a Capcom game (old or recent!) and you'd like to be featured on the show, please send an email to  recap@capcom.com  with the following:

-A link to the video--preferably YouTube or Twitch. 720p or 1080p also  highly  preferred when possible.   
-Your name or nickname (however you want us to credit you).
-A description of why you feel the video is noteworthy, including any relevant timestamps. 

Don't forget that the new-gen consoles let you capture and upload gameplay footage with just a few button-presses, but footage from other consoles is of course welcome! 

And that's the rundown. Can't wait to see what you guys show us!

Announcing the Return of Nash and the Street Fighter V Online Beta Program

Hey everyone!

We are happy to announce two huge pieces of news for the upcoming Street Fighter V… the return of Nash, and the online beta program!

Charlie Nash has been a fan favorite character in the Street Fighter series for years and finally makes his comeback in Street Fighter V, although noticeably a little... different. For those who are unfamiliar with him, continue on for a quick history lesson.

 

First mentioned in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) by Guile during his quest for revenge; Nash was a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and one of Guile’s best friends. Although it was hinted that M.Bison was involved in Charlie’s disappearance in the past, it was never really fully explained...

...Until the Street Fighter Alpha series that is. In Street Fighter Alpha II (1996) we see firsthand that a helicopter controlled by M.Bison’s forces make quick work of Nash as M.Bison gets away. Initially presumed to be dead by both friends and foes alike, Nash’s return shows that his story is far from over.

While the mysteries surrounding his return will become clear later on, for now we’re pleased to announce that the originator of the Sonic Boom is back with quite a few new tricks that you can see in the photos below.

Nash takes to the air and comes down toward the opponents with a sharp flip kick.

Nash grabs the opponent and slams them to the ground before infusing their face with more force than he uses to throw a sonic boom.

Nash slices through the air with a sharp kick that knocks the opponent away!

What is Nash’s goal in SFV? You will have to wait and see.

The second piece of news is perhaps the most exciting of all. Also announced today, we will be performing the largest and most ambitious online beta program in franchise history with Street Fighter V on PS4 and PC!  These tests will be essential to collect your feedback and to ensure that Street Fighter V is the best iteration yet.  In North America , players who pre-order the game will automatically be enrolled into the beta program. 

More details, including timing on the beta program will be revealed in the future so stay tuned for updates. Until then, SONIC BOOM!

Announcing Capcom Pro Tour 2015

Hello World Warriors! We are excited to announce the details of 2015 Capcom Pro Tour circuit. Our inaugural season last year was a great success, with record breaking numbers all over the globe that helped pushed the fighting game community to new heights. Capcom and Twitch both learned a ton of things throughout the season, and with Sony now on board to lend their support, we are all committed to making this season bigger, better, and more epic than before. Thanks goes out to the passionate fans who provided feedback on the tour and we’ve gone at lengths to help integrate those comments into the tour structure this year in order to create something that everyone can get hype for.

First things first: the game of the tour will be Ultra Street Fighter IV for this season.

Now down to the details! We had 3 main goals coming into this season:

  1. Give fans more Street Fighter content to enjoy and look forward to.
  2. More evenly distribute the tournaments and point totals across the different world regions.
  3. Increase tournament prize pools across the board, and incentivize more players to get involved with the tour.

To that end, we are implementing several important changes to the way the tour operates this year:

  • Instead of 16 spots for Capcom Cup, we are doubling the numbers of players to 32 spots.
    • In order to accomplish this, we are increasing the number of Premier events to 16, and are taking the top 15 players from the point leaderboards. The final spot will automatically go to the previous season’s Capcom Cup Champion (in this case, EG Momochi).
       
  • The standard rule set for CPT events will be: 2/3 games until Top 8, and 3/5 games after that.
     
    • This allows for more matches between top players on finals day, which are what everyone wants to see! So in the example of a two day tournament, the entire Saturday would be 2/3 and players would qualify for Top 8, then Sunday would be 3/5 all the way through for Top 8.
       
    • We will be revealing the format for Capcom Cup and other event details at a later date, so keep an eye out for that!
  • We divided the world into four major “regions” in order to equalize the point distribution and provide a fair environment for every player to be able to qualify for the Capcom Cup. The four regions are: North America, Europe, Asia, and Wild Card. Here is the full list of Premier events for the 2015 season:
     
    • North America
      • i. Final Round – Atlanta, GA, USA
      • ii. NorCal Regionals – Sacramento, CA, USA
      • iii. SoCal Regionals – Orange, CA, USA
      • iv. Community Effort Orlando – Orlando, FL, USA
    • Europe
      • i. Hypespotting 4 – Scotland, UK
      • ii. Stunfest – Rennes, France
      • iii. Milan Games Week – Milan, Italy
      • iv. Dreamhack Winter – Jönköping, Sweden
    • Asia
      • i.South East Asia Major – Bangkok, Thailand
      • ii. Mad Catz Tokyo Game Show – Tokyo, Japan
      • iii. Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals – Singapore
      • iv. TBD Japan Tournament
    • Wild Card
      • i. Evolution – Las Vegas, NV, USA
      • ii. Canada Cup – Canada
      • iii. Brazil Game Show – Sao Paulo, Brazil
      • iv. KO Fighting Game Festival – Kuwait
        • You can see we put Evolution and Canada Cup as a Wild Card events. Given the large amount of international competition at these tournaments, we felt that they could be considered multinational events instead of just North American events.

Here is the same breakdown of Premier events, this time in chronological order:

Date

Event Name

Type

Region

Country

Mar

20 - 22

Final Round

Premier

NA

USA

Apr

03 - 05

NorCal Regionals

Premier

NA

USA

Apr

04 - 05

Hypespotting 4

Premier

EU

Scotland

May

01 - 03

Socal Regionals

Premier

NA

USA

May

22 - 24

Stunfest

Premier

EU

France

Jun

19 - 21

South East Asia Major

Premier

ASIA

Thailand

Jun

26 - 28

CEO

Premier

NA

USA

Jul

17 - 19

Evolution

Premier

WILD

USA

Sep

17 - 20

Mad Catz Tokyo Game Show

Premier

ASIA

Japan

Sep

24 - 26

KO Fighting Game Festival

Premier

WILD

Kuwait

Oct

TBD

Canada Cup

Premier

WILD

Canada

Oct

08 - 12

Brazil Game Show

Premier

WILD

Brazil

Oct

23 - 25

Milan Games Week

Premier

EU

Italy

Nov

13 - 15

Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals

Premier

ASIA

Singapore

Nov

26 - 29

Dreamhack Winter

Premier

EU

Sweden

TBD

TBD

Japan Premier Event

Premier

ASIA

Japan

 

Information regarding online tournaments will be shared at a later date.

  • With Sony’s help, the total prize pool for the 2015 season has been increased to a whopping half a million dollars. That’s $500,000  up for grabs throughout the year. The prize pool distribution is as follows:
     
    • Premier Tournaments (excluding EVO, Japan-based events and Brazil-based events) Prize Pool Bonus: Total $15,000 split between top 8
      • i. 1 st Place: $7,000
      • ii. 2 nd Place: $3,000
      • iii. 3 rd Place: $1,500
      • iv. 4 th Place: $1,000
      • v. 5 th~6th Place: $750 (each)
      • vi. 7 th~8th Place: $500 (each) 
    • Evolution Prize Pool Bonus: Total $50,000 split between top 8
      • i. 1 st Place: $20,000
      • ii. 2 nd Place: $10,000
      • iii. 3 rd Place: $7,000
      • iv. 4 th Place: $5,000
      • v. 5 th~6th Place: $2,500 (each)
      • vi. 7 th~8th Place: $1,500 (each)
    • Capcom Cup Prize Pool: Total $250,000 split between top 8
      • i. 1 st Place: $120,000 (yes, you read that correctly)
      • ii. 2 nd Place: $60,000 (not bad for 2 nd place we would say)
      • iii. 3 rd Place: $25,000
      • iv. 4 th Place: $15,000
      • v. 5 th~6th Place: $10,000 (each)
      • vi. 7 th~8th Place: $5,000 (each)

Phew! That’s a lot of updates, but hopefully all you out there are as hype for this year as we are. As always, the Capcom Fighters Twitch.tv channel will be the home destination for all the Premier tournament action this year, so be sure to follow the stream to receive updates on when it goes live. In addition, we have renewed our official website, CapcomProTour.com , with all the above information, plus information on the various Ranking tournaments that will be going on weekly around the world. The official website will be going through some renovations this year with more consistent content updates and special features for Pro Tour fans to enjoy, so make sure to bookmark it and check back frequently for new updates.

Good luck to all our competitors this year and be sure to read up, practice up, and get ready to grab part of that $500k! It’s going to be a wild one ;)

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight out now on Wii U Virtual Console

NES retro-futurist action romp  Street Fighter 2010 : The Final Fight is available on the North American Wii U eShop for five bucks as of today, and you should pick it up! Pay no attention to the silly name--this is actually one of the coolest, most challenging, most mechanicsy retro 2D action games EVAH. 

Need some tips on how to enjoy it? I've got ya covered !

Pick up classic Capcom titles for cheap on PlayStation's Anniversary Sale

PlayStation's having a huge 20th Anniversary Sale, with huge discounts on games that have helped define PlayStation's twenty-year legacy. Naturally, this includes a slew of terrific Capcom titles, so be sure to check it out. PS+ members save extra, but this sale is open to all.

Devil May Cry HD Collection - 50% | PS+   60%
Resident Evil 4 HD - 50% | PS+  60%
Ultra Street Fighter IV - 50% | PS+  60%
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite - 50% | PS+  60%
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max - 40% | PS+  50%
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen - 60% |  PS+  66%
Okami HD - 40% | PS+  50%
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix - 30% | PS+  40% 


MvC2's Take You For a Ride done a capella by Triforcefilms

Ah, we all remember that classic catchy tune that played as we carefully crafted a team of 3 out of a whopping 56 character list, right...? Now thanks to Triforcefilms , we can  finally hear it in  a  capella form! Check it out:

Oh man... all this a capella jazz is just too much. But my favorite part was definitely him mimicking the announcer in the beginning of the fight. lol

(via Capcom Unity Brasil )

Steam Holiday Sale is here

Steam's legendary Holiday Sale has kicked off, and you can pick up a wide range of Capcom PC titles for cheap as chips! 2009's  Bionic Commando  for two bucks?!  Come on.

Go get 'em.

Ultra Street Fighter IV - $29.99 | $22.49
Resident Evil 4 - $19.99 | $11.99
Resident Evil 5 - $19.99 | $6.79
Resident Evil 6 - $39.99 | $19.99
Resident Evil 6 Complete Pack - $49.99 | $24.99
Resident Evil Revelations - $49.99 | $24.99
Resident Evil Revelations Complete Pack - $59.99 | $29.99
Dead Rising 2 - $19.99 | $6.79
Dead Rising 2 Off the Record - $29.99 | $10.19
Dead Rising 2 Complete Pack - $39.99 | $13.59
Dead Rising 3 - $49.99 | $37.49
Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition - $19.99 | $4.99
Devil May Cry 4 - $19.99 | $4.99
Devil May Cry 3&4 Bundle - $29.99 | $7.49
DmC Devil May Cry - $49.99 | $24.99
DmC Devil May Cry Complete Pack - $59.99 | $29.99
Lost Planet - $14.99 | $2.99
Lost Planet 3  - $49.99 | $24.99
Bionic Commando $9.99 | $1.99
Bionic Commando Rearmed - $9.99 | $1.99
Bionic Commando Pack - $19.99 | $3.99
Strider - $14.99 | $7.49
Remember Me - $29.99 | $7.49
Onimusha 3 - $19.99 | $3.99
DuckTales Remastered   $14.99  | $7.49
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara  -  $14.99  | $7.49
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara – 4-Pack  -  $44.99  | $22.49
Dark Void Zero - $4.99  | $0.99
Dark Void   $9.99  | $1.99
Age of Booty   $4.99  | $0.99


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