Don't expect more updated versions of classic Capcom fighting games, the publisher has said.
Following high definition reworks of the likes of Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 3, Marvel vs. Capcom, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Marvel Super Heroes, Darkstalkers and Puzzle Fighter, Capcom will "slow down" on development of similar projects.
Why? Because of a drop-off in sales.
Capcom Digital Collection launches in Europe on 30th March, Capcom has announced.
The Xbox 360 disc-based exclusive includes eight games previously available on Xbox Live.
The games included are: 1942: Joint Strike; Bionic Commando Rearmed; Final Fight Double Impact; Flock!; Rocketmen: Axis of Evil including Rocketmen: It Came From Uranus expansion; Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix; Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix; and Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3.
Capcom has announced Capcom Digital Collection, a collection of eight downloadable games bundled together in an Xbox 360 exclusive retail release for spring 2012.
The games included are: 1942: Joint Strike; Bionic Commando Rearmed 2; Final Fight Double Impact; Flock!; Rocketmen: Axis of Evil including Rocketmen: It Came From Uranus expansion; Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix; Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix; and Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3.
Each game includes all of the features, online functionality and Achievements from their download versions. Capcom is yet to announce how much it will cost.
David Sirlin, the man who rebalanced Super Street Fighter II Turbo, has unveiled his new project.
Capcom is beginning a discount promotion of its PlayStation Network games by offering classic fighters Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 at half price, starting today.
The best thing on the PlayStation Store this week is Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
This is the cutesy puzzle game dressed up in Street Fighter clothing that got 9/10 when it came out on Xbox Live Arcade last year. Costs GBP 6.99 and is well worth the money.
Sony has also popped old PSone game Rayman on the PS3 Store and PC Store for PSP. This slice of the platforming past will set you back GBP 3.49.
Capcom has wiped clean Xbox Live leaderboards for Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, which is a ridiculous name.
Unlike Namco, Konami, Atari, Midway, and, more recently, SEGA, Capcom has seemingly resisted the cynical urge to lovelessly cash-in on its retro glories from decades past. With Street Fighter 2 the sole representative on Xbox Live Arcade, it seemed only a matter of time before the Japanese giant got around to digitally distributing more of its revered back catalogue.
And so it has proven, with this week seeing the long-awaited release of a jazzed-up version of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, or just Puzzle Fighter as we'll refer to it from here on. Originally released in arcades way back in 1996, this isn't just some unaltered shovelware, chucked out with zero care and attention. Effectively, it's the ultimate version of a true puzzle classic, combining everything from the arcade version and the Dreamcast edition and a few modern refinements to make it the definite article. For 800 points (£6.80) you can't really go wrong.
Not unlike the wasp that just flew into my room and started buzzing along to James Taylor, Capcom knows there's a party going on and wants a piece of it. Which explains the publisher's decision to throw several of its best hats into the downloadable game arena.