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Capcom Reveals New  Wright ,  Puzzle Fighter  Titles

Capcom Reveals New Wright, Puzzle Fighter Titles

April 15, 2007 | By Brandon Boyer

April 15, 2007 | By Brandon Boyer
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As part of its Capcom Gamer's Day event, the developer revealed a number of new titles for multiple devices, including new Phoenix Wright and Mega Man titles for DS, a return of Super Puzzle Fighter II for Xbox Live, and a Harvey Birdman title for PS2 and PSP.

As reported earlier today, Capcom will be bringing its hit Xbox 360 title to PCs, including DirectX 10 support with the help of Nvidia. In addition to the enhanced engine and 'Extreme High Definition' graphics upgrades, Capcom promises that the game will include a new lobby interface adapted for PCs, and, of course, the option to play with either a mouse and keyboard or a gamepad controller.

Newly announced titles for Nintendo's handheld system include, first, the third chapter in Capcom's cult Phoenix Wright legal adventures, with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations. Set for release in September 2007, Trials and Tribulations will continue the tradition of the first two chapters of the series, with a new "mysterious hard-boiled" prosecutor named Godot, and a return of the second game's "pysche-lock" interrogation tool.

Also coming to Nintendo DS, in October 2007, is the latest in the decades-long running Mega Man franchise, Mega Man ZX Advent, which this time follows two heroes, Grey and Ashe, on two separate but intertwining adventures. ZX Advent includes a new "biometal" system that allows players to change into different forms, including eight bosses, and utilizes the DS' touchscreen to switch between 'Biometal' and map navigation screens as they explore the game's world.

Capcom also revealed that the company was working with Cartoon Network to bring a game based on the Adult Swim original cartoon Harvey Birdman to both the PSP and PS2 by developer High Voltage (Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude), though no further details were yet revealed.

On the PS2 front, Capcom also has announced that the company as acquired PlayStation rights to the motor sport MotoGP, and will be publishing its first PlayStation 2 game based on the sport this year, tentatively titled MotoGP 07.

Finally, Capcom also revealed a number of digitally distributed titles coming throughout the year for PC, Xbox Live and the PlayStation network. Foremost amongst these is the return of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix coming to all three digital platforms this fall, including newly redrawn 1080p HD graphics from the backgrounds and blocks, handled by developer Backbone and all new character portraits, done by Udon Entertainment (the company responsible for the official US Street Fighter series of comics).

The game will also see "improved game balance," and, most importantly, online play -- a feature fans of the cult puzzler have been asking for since it first appeared. The game will also be including the X, Y, and Z-'ism' modes from the Dreamcast's "For Matching Service" version.

Also updated for digital platforms is Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix coming to PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, which will maintain all of the game code of the arcade original but again update all of the art from character animations to backgrounds to 1080p high resolution by the aforementioned Udon Entertainment. Street Fighter, too, will be playable both online and off.

Also coming are two more original titles, with WizKids' Rocketmen: Axis of Evil arriving on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network as an arcade shooter as up to four players battle cooperatively through multiple levels in a struggle to 'free the Solar System.'

Games Workshop's hybrid board and role playing game Talisman will also be coming to PC, PSN, and Xbox Live at the end of the year, based closely on the board game original with 3D representations of the map as players scour dungeons, attack other creatures, cast effects-laden spells and use magical items and weapons to enhance their actions.

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