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Fans generally love it when a company re-releases one of its titles with snazzy HD graphics and extras, but Capcom says that this practice can't continue for every game.
In a thread on the official Capcom forums, senior vice president Christian Svensson explained some of the company's plans for digital re-releases of old titles, HD remakes, and the digital release of titles from the current generation.
Speaking specifically about more Capcom HD remakes, Svensson said, "Sadly,
I think we've probably run the course of feasible titles here given the
drop-off we've seen in sales with each new introduction. It seems the novelty
of such projects is wearing off even within just the fighting game community
based upon the sales data of our last two launches." Capcom's last two HD fighting remakes were Darkstalkers Resurrection and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD.
While these last two titles aren't household names, Capcom knows there is a fine line between giving fans what they want and abusing the situation.
Svensson also said that re-releasing old PlayStation, PS2, etc. games digitally can be tough due to the approval filters any game would have to go through such as external licensing, emulation, etc.
Finally, the executive said that Capcom is working to bring current-gen titles to the digital realm, but on the PS3 in particular, this can be difficult. However, "It's
being done as a matter of the planned development on all forthcoming titles."
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Enjoying Dark Stalkers Resurrection. It's great because while it plays similar to Street Fighter, the characters are largely unfamiliar to me and my friend so the outcomes tend to be fairly balanced rather than one sided.
Slow down? How many do they have
That kinda stinks.
They could have ended on a high note with Onimusha Trilogy in HD or something instead of focusing on obscure arcade titles. I would greatly enjoy Onimusha to be continued or re-released.
I am disappointed because I was hoping to see an HD update of X-Men vs Street Fighter. I love that they gave Darkstalkers a release, and I hope that it gets a proper sequel it deserves.
when they are crap, done fast just to cash in with nothing worth buying it for, poor grafix that still look like my ps1 or saturn and they expect people to buy these garbage? who do they think us to be? we r smart gamers, u make poor port in "hd" we dont buy. how hard is it to remake a game in full hd like their sf remake and then add new things etc? they suck, they are greedy and do chody jobs and they are paying for it.
"It seems the novelty of such projects is wearing off even within just the fighting game community based upon the sales data of our last two launches."
Sounds like Jojo's and Darkstalkers sold pretty terribly. No surprise there; Capcom has wh*red out their nearly identical fighters a second time here. All these games run off their Street Fighter Alpha tech. But the only games we wanted to see were Street Fighter III and Marvel VS Capcom 2. NO ONE has ever asked for Jojo's Bizarre Adventure again.
That being said, I hope that Capcom actually rereleases other fighting games. Just not their copy-and-pasted 2D ones. They have LOADS of 3D ones that aren't nearly as cherished, mainly because far less people have played them. Plasma Sword, Project Justice, Power Stone, Tech Romancer, etc. ALL of these games need digital rereleases far worse than stupid Jojo's and Darkstalkers.
HD remakes are a good idea, but chose your games wisely.
I do enjoy these HD remakes. But I am glad Capcom is being smart and not abusing the situation. I'm okay with them slowing down.
hey Capcom.....I wan't X-Men Children of the Atom on PSN/XBLA. make it happen.
All I want from Capcom is Resident Evil Outbreak 1,2 and the unreleased 3 Remade in HD and fully online. It's such an underrated game in my opinion. That would be the only HD remake port I'd really be clamoring for aside from an RE2 remake. But from this article with emulation issues, it doesn't seem likely...but I WANT IT. LISTEN CAPCOM!!! :)