Board game fans prepare to brace yourselves. Talisman has officially ben cancelled by Capcom. It's been a year of rumored turmoil on the project and a few months ago Capcom made it official by posting about it on their forums. That's not to say that there will not be a Talisman XBLA game just that Capcom will not be involved. Game rights for Talisman have reverted back to Games Workshop.
Why was the project cancelled? Capcom obviously can't reveal the full details; however, they did state "After a misfire at the start, the details of which I won't get into, we evaluated several options for moving the project to new developers, but the costs of moving forward outweighted the potential revenue."
[Via Colony of Gamers]
There are plenty of ranchers and farmers out there that will tell you that herding animals can be brutal work. But what if I told you that herding can be fun. Well, it can! But there's one catch to all the fun and excitement. You have to do the herding from an alien UFO.
Capcom demonstrates my point in their upcoming game Flock for PSN and XBLA. Just cross Cloning Clyde with Lemmings and you'll be pretty close to the concept in this puzzle game. But words cannot do the game justice. Just watch the video and then give me a better game mashup to describe it.
[via GamerBytes, thanks strategyking]
Perhaps with all the talk (and crazy videos) surrounding Ninja Gaiden 2, you have forgotten that the pirate following should not be taken lightly. Sure ninjas move faster than you can see but who wants to pick a fight with a peg leg, a hook, and a nasty set of teeth? Not me. But, I digress.
Pirates and real-time strategy get a mashup in Plunder, the Pirate-themed RTS game from Certain Affinity and Capcom. (See what I did there?) To dig deeper you can head over to IGN for a preview, but before you go check out the gameplay footage below.
Forum goer tancredo sends us a tip of the next two releases for Xbox Live Arcade being Commando 3 on May 28th and Roogoo on June 4th. It'll be interesting to see if these release dates actually pan out. The word on Commando 3 comes from the Xbox newsletter; where as, the Roogoo release date comes to us from a preview on IGN Xbox 360. Keep your fingers crossed.
[Update]: Image of the UK newsletter with visual proof circled in red added. Thanks Tim.
While many people are looking forward to May 14th for the release of the second edition in the Assault Heroes series, Capcom has been hard at work on their own twin stick title that should be hitting the service in the near future (still officially Spring '08). While Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 may be the series first iteration on XBLA, it certainly has the longer history of the two. Without further ado, here's the latest trailer of the title, and make sure you watch all the way to the end :)
While AH2 will get a sales push from those who played and loved the first one (myself included), how much do you want to bet that the inclusion of a Street Fighter Beta will push Commando 3 over the edge?
Rumors say that the sequel to the "not that well received" Rocketmen: Axis of Evil will be called It Came From Uranus (now that's an awkward sounding title). Let's just hope that this game can actually deliver what its predecessor didn't.
Commando 3 is now called Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3.
Now in it's 2nd name change, Commando 3 has a rather awkward story: first called MERCS, Capcom saw fit to change its name due to the upcoming retail title Mercenaries 2: World in Flames; they called it Commando 3, but with the announcement of Bionic Commando: Rearmed, Capcom decided against that name too; the latest (and final??) name is Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3, since the original japanese title for the series is Wolf of the Battlefield.
Personally I dig the new name more than the other ones, but changing its name 2 times is a bit weird, in my opinion. What do you think?
Gameplay influenced by the fantastic Settlers of Catan, Multiplayer designed by engineers that worked on the Halo series, 4 player local split-screen and 8 player online play, in one article this game has already generated more buzz than many games do in their entire lifecycle.
If you're thinking that this sounds too good to be true and have been burnt before by EGM April Fools day madness, worry not. We have contacted Certain Affinity and have gotten the good word that this is not some cruel joke.
In a somewhat interesting turn, the game will be published by none other than Capcom. In keeping with their new "policy" of having three months publicity time for XBLA titles, we should be expecting the title some time in June of this year.