Don’t expect more classic Fighters from Capcom

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Capcom’s actually done a pretty good job of re-releasing its old fighting games. Sure, you could easily accuse them of milking the fighting game resurrection to death, but they’ve actually put some decent effort in to them. Super Street Fighter 2 got a whole new HD makeover, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike got online play and more recent collections like Marvel Origins and the frankly excellent Darkstalkers Resurrection add new modes and features to old games. If you were hoping (as I’ve been) for a Street Fighter Alpha collection, I’m afraid it’s probably just not happening.

“New development in the form of updated versions of SF2, SF3, MvC2, MvC1, Marvel Super HeroesDarkstalkers, Puzzle Fighter etc.Sadly, I think we’ve probably run the course of feasible titles here given the droppoff we’ve seen in sales with each new introduction,” said Capcom’s Christian Svensson, on the company’s re-released fighters.

“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. That said, we have been quite prolific in these areas (despite the assertion above that we haven’t) and it’s probably time for us to slow down anyway.”

So no, you probably won’t be getting Street Fighter Alpha, Power Stone or Rival Schools on HD any time soon. Which might be a good thing, because you’ll also not be getting costume DLC for those games.

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Last Updated: April 9, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Deon Steyn

    Capcom! So why you not MEGAMAN?

  • All I wish for Capcom … please, I plead on my knees …. I need a new breath of fire

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      This, I agree with. A new Breath of Fire would bring joy to my cynical, crusty gamer heart…

      • Indeed. would make us all a lil less jaded, I still play V sometimes … I just want to turn into a dragon again

  • I can’t fault Capcom on the fighting game scene, they’ve actually done a solid job besides all the DLC fiascos

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    These ones?

    • FoxOneZA

      A bit early for the ION header 😛

  • What I would LOVE from capcom

    1. Onimusha HD collection

    2. New Breath of Fire

    3. A dragon Dogma Sequel with a coherent story

    4. A new Dino Crisis in the old Fashion

    5. New Chaos Legion

    6. A new Viewtiful Joe and Okami (Doubt it will happen with Kamiya’s departure)

    7. A new God Hand, Maximo, and Shadow of Rome game

    Yes …. I’m a fan of Capcom

    • DrKiller

      Even with their Disc Loaded Content? (aka DLC)

      • Can’t say that I am. I do however still like their older games

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      With all their recent DLC shenanigans, you kind of forget that they were a force to be reckoned with. Breath of Fire III and V (awesome games), Onimusha (one of gaming’s greats, yet sadly ignored now), Dragon Dogma (one of my favourites of last year), and Dino Crisis (man oh man did I love Dino Crisis).

      • I totally agree. they were one of the few Japanese Companies pushing out amazing games, If I look at square or even konami, Capcom was consistent in delivering Great games back in the day. I just wish they would get some ethics back.

        Samanousuke needs a comeback!!!

  • I just really wish they would go ahead and re-release titles like Onimusha and the Power Stone series and make them into HD collections and release them on Live/PSN

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