Our first day of Gamescom starts off with Capcom, as we head to the E-Werk gallery in Cologne.
Alex Jones comes in, and starts by saying that DMC will have one new character featured in the
game. Dante meets his twin brother called Virgil, in an effort to fight the
demons. The new trailer shows off a lot of more of action than what we
expected, with the help of Kat.
Dante’s brother uses a Samurai sword. Previously found in
the other Devil May Cry, he recruits Dante into the Order for revenge, but they
were strange to each other since they were kids. Capcom’s own shows us a new
gameplay demo, where the place is more modern, in a city, with less fantastic
elements, but more of real life elements such as TV shows in the game, and
reality TV programs that are actual missions.
Massive boss battles are back of course, but they are very
different from those we know. In the demo, Dante will fight against a demon
boss that is made of different tv screens, because in reality he’s a TV News
Anchorman. He keeps on bashing the face, and then between each strong shot
through the eye, he will be projected in a sort of TV News Report where he will
fend off attacks from minions of the Demon world. This is also in illusion to
corruption, and media playing with news as part of a grand plan.
Next stop was a trip to EDN-3, with Lost Planet 3 and a
brand new trailer. If you remember Lost Planet, the game was massively
acclaimed, but technical bugs were the reason why the game didn’t quite succeed in the western world.
With Lost Planet 3, Capcom is working hard to add the
Hollywood effect and feel of the western world, to make the game look more like
a version of Dead Space 3. The story is simple by base, which is Jim’s mission
in EDN 3, to help colonizing the planet.
After showing the trailer, live gameplay is showed off. The
main character is seen as working hard in colonizing EDN-3, with contracts to
make more money to send to his family. He’s being sent by his team on a
dangerous mission, with new alien characters and enemies. Jim needs to reach
the heart of the nest, and he’s been attacked by a sort of giant wasp, which he
will have to use QTE to fend off melee attacks from the aliens, with different
ways other than pressing certain buttons, but with also having to aim where to hit
your shots and punches.
The game has a lot of known features from third person
shooters, such as covering system; fire from cover, and off course powerful
weapons such as machine guns and shotguns. As Jim reaches the top of the
mountains, he finds his task, which is repairing the relay tower.
Sadly the relay tower has been sabotaged by a person, which
means there’s more danger on this planet than aliens. After repairing the
tower, he will have to turn on the communication dish, by turning some racks, and
then calls of his Rig to escape the area as a giant scorpion-like creatures
(called the Spinner), which needs to be pushed back.
Now that the rig was sent to your location, you can now
fully take on the spinner. As you remember, the Rig is a giant machine, which
you can control to squash small enemies and can also melee attack, drill and
grab the Spinner.
Next stop is now the Street Fighter X Tekken Vita version.
We are a month away from the launch of this cross-platform, but it’s not a mere
port, but a full on new game. 55 fighters, all unlocked and ready, a beginner
friendly mode with the touch screens, more gems to collect, and DLC as well as
network battles can be shared with your Playstation 3. Think about it as the
second round of this massive fighting game.
On the other hand, Street Fighter’s 25th Anniversary will be
full-on e-Sports, with a massive tournament all around the world. To celebrate
the event, Yoshinori Ono steps in the room dressed up as sort of fighting
chicken with a birthday cake in his hand.
Capcom’s European Marketing Manager Mickey Torode comes to
introduce the new feature of Resident Evil 6, which is ResidentEvil.Net. A sort
of ZombieLog for the game, you will see all your statistics, and your friends
gameplay process, from the mercenary mode, as well as special events every
week, where you can get points to unlock new DLCs and extra parts of the game.
And yes as you would expect, ResidentEvil.Net will work with all sorts of
social media sites, as well as upcoming mobile apps. The network will be
available at launch of the game.
Jake and Cherry, new Resident Evil 6 are introduced now with
an all-new gameplay video. They are trapped by a blizzard in a lost shack,
waiting for the storm to drift off so they can get to their Rendezvous. As they
discuss their past, they are attacked by a group of soldiers, and they will
fight their way through the crowd.
Sadly they are not human, but are infected, and transform into a creature with
giant scarab mandible from their head. The action is really fast, even faster
than the previous Resident Evil 5, with takedowns, and melee attacks. As our
two heroes get rid of their attackers, an avalanche starts, and both Jake and
Cherry need to escape the mountain on Skidoos.
John McMorris is now on stage to introduce Remember Me.
Capcom’s brand new IP, with a very interesting futuristic setting, and where
memories are the center of attention of the game.
Memories are a sort of currency now in a futuristic Paris,
as they can be bought and sold as you wish, through a company called MemoriZe.
Nilin is an elite memory hunter, where she can attack and steal your brain’s
biggest secrets, in hope of getting her own memory back. The gameplay starts
with a new mission, where the action starts from the beginning, with a
helicopter hunting you down. Nilin has Parisian Parkour skills, and rushes to a
safe spot from building to building.
She uses a sort of beaming device that can control machines,
to close and open doors as you wish, as well as using it for hand-to-hand
combat, shooting sort of needle bullets and performing a takedown on enemies,
which erase their entire mind.
Some special moves can also freeze time itself (Memory
Remix), to be able to either escape or get rid of enemies or perform slick
takedown in slow motion. At some point in the gameplay video, she is forced to
use stealth to get on higher ground of a building and jumps on the attacking
helicopter to take down its user. This game is a weird mixture of Inception,
Mirror’s Edge and hint of Assassin’s Creed’s movements. Capcom seems to be
taking a lot of risk to launch a new IP, one that has nothing to do with any of
their previous titles. We shall be seeing hopefully more of this game in the