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Capcom - Gladiators, Nightmares, Jean Reno?

simoniker posted more than 10 years ago | from the skellingtons-in-wellingtons dept.

GameCube (Games) 37

Bert Tam writes "The folks over at 1UP put together a cool feature highlighting all the games shown at Capcom's U.S. press event, held yesterday in Las Vegas." There are similar features at GameSpot and over at GameSpy, and highlights include new U.S./European-focused title Shadow Of Rome, "a gladiator fighting and stealth game [from the creator of Onimusha] that currently is not even scheduled for release in Japan", an early look at a Nightmare Before Christmas title which "aims to give players the chance to play through a sequel to the classic film", and an interview with the creators of Onimusha 3 courtesy of GamePro, discussing the reasons for Jean Reno's co-starring role: "To give a broad appeal, especially to those who aren't gamers", and noting that other stars were asked, but "...American [actors] are difficult to deal with."

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37 comments

anniversary (2, Interesting)

Apreche (239272) | more than 10 years ago | (#8127350)

I want to see more the megaman anniversary edition. I can't wait to play megaman 2 on the gamecube. Even though I play it daily via emulator or NES. Why didn't capcom show it off? When is it coming? I know its not a rumor or vaporware.

Re:anniversary (1)

wikthemighty (524325) | more than 10 years ago | (#8127769)

Is that a different release than this [ncsxshop.com] ?

I had not heard that this (or a similar product) was coming to the 'states.

Re:anniversary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8135791)

That's not the one. The Mega Man Anniversary collection is set for release on both PS2 and GC in May, from the latest news. It's a package with Mega Man 1 to 8, and the two arcade fighting games.

Re:anniversary (1)

Lemental (719730) | more than 10 years ago | (#8132837)

Anniversay is due to ship this year, at least thats what the computer says at the gamestore I work at.

Someone asked about it today, in fact. Wish I could remember that damned date. I wanna say November, but, that may have been another game.

Janet Reno? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8127405)

I've got to stop reading these titles so fast. I was so hoping for a Janet Reno game. Now I know it's just about that french guy in "Godzilla".

Re:Janet Reno? (1)

Rick the Red (307103) | more than 10 years ago | (#8127959)

I read "Janet Reno" too. Talk about a Nightmare!

Re:Janet Reno? (1)

Lord Kano (13027) | more than 10 years ago | (#8131297)

I thought it was just me. I was wondering "How in the Fuck could Janet Reno be preferable to an 'American Actor'?"

LK

My, but that was scary (5, Funny)

OgdEnigmaX (535667) | more than 10 years ago | (#8127433)

discussing the reasons for Jean Reno's co-starring role:


Am I the only one who misread that as Janet Reno? Whew! :)

Re:My, but that was scary (1)

DynaSoar (714234) | more than 10 years ago | (#8128333)

OgdEnigmaX sez: "Am I the only one who misread that as Janet Reno? Whew! :)"

Skeered the hell outta me too, at first. Then I thought "You know, I'll bet she could kick some serious ass in her time." And then I caught myself thinking that and skeered the hell outta myself all over again.

Re:My, but that was scary (1)

Quintin Stone (87952) | more than 10 years ago | (#8137142)

No, you aren't the only one!

Brain Fart? (4, Funny)

Eros (6631) | more than 10 years ago | (#8127458)

Who else read that and thought, "Why is Janet Reno in Onimushu 3?"

Re:Brain Fart? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8130055)

Oh man, I did too. I decided to browse the comments to figure out why in hell an Attorney General would star in a video game and only when reading your comment did I figure my mistake.

I can now sleep easier tonight.

Nightmare Before Christmas? (2, Insightful)

fireduck (197000) | more than 10 years ago | (#8127515)

Can't they do something with this game other than take it down the well-trod "fighter" path. skeletons invading halloween-town. Let's get Jack to fight them. Blah... wouldn't something along the lines of zelda or one of the old Sierra adventure games be a better model. Let the player explore all the other holiday worlds that Jack notices in the grove. maybe I'm just bitter cause Nightmare is near the top of the "movies I adore" list...

and as for Jean Reno. anyone else see that and think for a second "what the heck is Janet Reno doing in a video game?"

Re:Nightmare Before Christmas? (1)

Rick the Red (307103) | more than 10 years ago | (#8128024)

What else do you suggest? It's easy to say fighting is a bad idea but it's hard to come up with an alternative. You say "explore the other holiday worlds." To what end? A Myst-ifying Nightmare?

As a NMBC fan my only comment is "why only PS2?" I doubt I'll buy one just for this game.

Re:Nightmare Before Christmas? (1)

fireduck (197000) | more than 10 years ago | (#8128235)

Fighting isn't necessarily a bad genre, but it's been done to death. Earlier in the week, we got the announcment about a Samurai Jack game [slashdot.org] , which sounds like its going to be a fighter. That fits with the show, as he does quite a lot of fighting (he's a samurai after all). The undead Jack does relatively little fighting in the movie; so why center the game around that aspect? Why not make it more like an old school Sierra or Lucasarts game? Something closer to the wonder of the movie... The Fighter genre just seems to be the easy solution to a "we have a license for this product and we need to get a game out fast" problem.

Re:Nightmare Before Christmas? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8138451)

Ooh! They should combine the two! Samurai Jack-o'-lantern! Likin' that!

Someone explain this question... (3, Interesting)

Torgo's Pizza (547926) | more than 10 years ago | (#8127642)

Did you have a fear of the actors overpowering other characters?

I can't recall a game where a "big name star" overwhelmed the other characters. More often than not, the bigger the star the bigger the disaster. For example, David Duchovny is currently takes shots for his lackluster performance in XIII.

If it works, then it really works well. Look at the ensemble performances in games like Planescape, Fallout or SSX Tricky. Each of them featured some big name actors (more recognizable to the average gamer than Jean Reno) and it worked extremely well. That's just voices. Look no further than Wing Commander III and IV for great (for a video game) performances by Mark Hamill, John Rhys-Davies, Malcolm McDowell and Tom Wilson.

Gosh, what a stupid question. I've never known or heard of a game designer even bring this up. Like I said, they're more worried about making sure the big name star doesn't suck it up and embarass himself.

Re:Someone explain this question... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8162077)

Who is the big name star in fallout?

broad appeal? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8128207)

Good luck with the broad appeal thing, guys.

What the fuck is Onimusha?
And WHO the fuck is Jean Reno?

Re:broad appeal? (1)

PaganRitual (551879) | more than 10 years ago | (#8129118)

sorry dude, youre in the wrong place. this site is for gamers

i think you were looking for here www.mtv.com

WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE POST AN INTERESTING ARTICLE (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8128416)

Today's sucked so far

onimusha 3 (1)

WormholeFiend (674934) | more than 10 years ago | (#8128600)

better be a good game...

look at this super specialized extra expensive controller made for that game:

http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?category=22&pro du cts_id=4127&PHPSESSID=35d9fe039f117a3d730cdf2913f3 fd26

Capcom need 2D fighters (1)

superpulpsicle (533373) | more than 10 years ago | (#8128709)

Ever since the creators of the 2D street fighter series left capcom, this company has lost my interests. Granted omnimusha, REvil, and megaman sequels are still coming out of the factory. Though they are lacking creativity more and more.

Capcom needs to do what IREM did for R-type. One final street fighter game with everybody, every move, alpha with regular characters. Hells, throw in street fighter the movie characters in too. Not these lame ass anniversaries.

Re:Capcom need 2D fighters (1)

MMaestro (585010) | more than 10 years ago | (#8129045)

I don't know about Onimusha and Resident Evil, but I don't think the Megaman sequels are lacking in creativity. Rather, I think they Capcom is doing a good job at using the well established Megaman series to experiment with new gameplay. The Megaman Zero series on the GBA experimented with the use of Cyber Elves and leveling up your weapons through use but kept the traditional insane difficulty of the old school games. They took the Megaman series to the N64 with Megaman Legends, but that wasn't a very good experiment. They're also trying Megaman Battle Network on the GBA, Megaman Network Transmission on the GC, and now they're redoing the old ones on the GC and the PS2. Capcom may not be managing their other serieses too well, but I think the Megaman series is being handled quite well.

Re:Capcom need 2D fighters (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8135247)

>Ever since the creators of the 2D street fighter series left capcom

I didn't know that happened. And believe you are wrong on that.

Re:Capcom need 2D fighters (1)

JavaLord (680960) | more than 10 years ago | (#8136728)

I still think Capcom is sitting on something that could make them a lot of money. If they released a 2d fighter for xbox live that didn't SUCK like capcom vs SNK EO they would probably do very well. A re-release of SFA2 on x-box live would sell like crazy.

Janet Reno (1)

Aidos (624295) | more than 10 years ago | (#8129631)

Am I the only one who has seen:
Leon (aka The profesional
La Femme Nikita
Just Visiting
Les Viseteurs
Deep Blue (find the original uncut)
Ronin

All great Movies. All have Jean Reno in them. I've not played Onimusha, but the fact that Jean reno is in the new makes me want to play it.

Re:Janet Reno (2, Informative)

WormholeFiend (674934) | more than 10 years ago | (#8130167)

i ve seen all those moves except "just visiting" and the original title is "Nikita" (why they added "la femme" for the english release i cant fathom) plus the other movie is spelled "Les Visiteurs" and it has a sequel, "Les Visiteurs 2" but cmon admit it, Janet Reno in a japanese videogame would be so much funnier.

Re:Janet Reno (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8132766)

Reno was also in a French/Japanese movie called "Wasabi." While it offered a bit of comedy (Jean Reno + DDR = AWESOME), the movie is only a couple steps above "suck," with Reno's performance being the saving grace.

Game Sequels (1)

R33MSpec (631206) | more than 10 years ago | (#8130011)

I really like the concept of playing a game that is a sequel to a previously released movie where an actual movie sequel has not been made yet.

Obviously it wouldn't work in some cases (Titanic 2; Gladiator 2)

I can't think of any good ones at the moment, but i'm sure there are movies out there where everyone thinks a sequel should have been made.

On the other hand, i'm still waiting for a decent sequel to The Matrix!

Re:Game Sequels (1)

SuiteSisterMary (123932) | more than 10 years ago | (#8136666)

.hack does this.

The entire story (not facets of the same story) is told, in various parts, through anime TV series, manga, novels, OVAs and a quartet of PlayStation 2 games.

Jean Reno & Japan (1)

IntergalacticWalrus (720648) | more than 10 years ago | (#8130842)

It seems Jean Reno really digs Japan. Aybody remember the french movie "Wasabi"?

Onimusha 3 (2, Interesting)

lowmagnet (646428) | more than 10 years ago | (#8131096)

I thought what made Onimusha cool was the samurai aspect of it. Feudal Japan is just cooler than modern day France to me.

Also, Jean, Ivy [soulcalibur.com] wants her Whipsword back [gamepro.com] . Also, Yoshimitsu [soulcalibur.com] wants his style back [gamepro.com] .

UGH - no name actors please! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8131559)

Why even bother signing up a known film actor?! They end up being polygonized anyway. We play games on their own merits, not for the bits of content that are copied out of other media.

Was anyone happy that David Duchovney did voice acting in XIII???

Gladiator games (1)

Lord_Dweomer (648696) | more than 10 years ago | (#8132343)

I'm really glad they're coming out with a real time gladiator game instead of the strategy one MS came out with by the name Gladiator. I mean.....the idea of a gladiator game is awesome, the graphics were nice......but that type of fighting is NOT best suited for a strategy style game. This looks like it'll be a blast, hope they can pull it off. I'm also impressed that it has two very different styles of gameplay and two very different angles on the game, bravo.

Resident Evil 4 (1)

SleazyC (722658) | more than 10 years ago | (#8135718)

Am I the only one wondering what the hell happened to Residen Evil 4? It was shown a while back and then nothing was ever heard of it again
Anyone got any news on what might have happened to it because the screenshots the put out looked beautiful and I was really interested in the storyline

Re:Resident Evil 4 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8138466)

Capcom has previously confirmed that it'll be out this year.

Rumor has it that it was shown at this event, and lots of people are excited, but can't talk because of NDAs.
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