Capcom reveals downloadable lineup

Revamped Street Fighter and Puzzle Fighter offerings head up publisher's quartet of PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 titles.

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Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, now with 1080p gem busting.

In August, Capcom boasted that its Xbox Live Arcade title, Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting, saw "a phenomenal record of downloads" upon its release, and quickly established itself as the fastest-selling game on the service up to that point. Given that its first foray into digital distribution of console games went so well, it's no surprise that the company has been working on a handful of downloadable follow-ups.

Capcom today announced its new "Digital Initiative," a program aimed to expand its catalog of downloadable games for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Of the initial batch of four titles, two will be revamped versions of the publisher's arcade games, and the other two are new titles based on non-Capcom licenses. None have been priced yet.

Receiving a high-resolution face-lift will be the knuckle-bruising Super Street Fighter II and its gem-breaking counterpart, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. Set for release this fall, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will retain the arcade game's original code, but features graphics redrawn for 1080p resolution. The redrawn art will be created by Udon Comics, publishers of the current Street Fighter comic book. The game will be released on Xbox Live Arcade and the PS3's PlayStation Network, and will feature online multiplayer matches, in-game voice chatting, worldwide rankings, and more.

Before that remake arrives, gamers on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC will be able to download its brain-teasing spin-off, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. Like its brawling cousin, the remade Puzzle Fighter will include redrawn graphics from Udon Entertainment and worldwide rankings. Unlike its brawling cousin, the puzzle game will feature new game modes that alter the way the game is played, the option to play a rebalanced version of the game. Players will also be able to choose from the game's original graphics and the new 1080p-friendly visuals. Both remakes are being handled by Backbone Entertainment.

Not to be confused with Harland Williams' RocketMan.

With the needs of fighting and puzzle fans addressed, Capcom's other downloadable efforts offer the publisher's takes on the arcade shooter and board game genres. Developed by A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games, Rocketmen: Axis of Evil is based on the WizKids constructible strategy game. The game allows up to four players to join up online or offline with their own customized characters and blast their way through a number of levels depicted at resolutions up to 1080i. Rocketmen is set for release this fall.

The last of Capcom's just-announced batch of downloadable games in development is Talisman, based on the board game of the same name from Games Workshop. Set for release on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC this winter, Talisman is playable online or offline by up to four players, takes place in a swords-and-sorcery setting, and is "based very closely" on the board game. Talisman will also feature downloadable expansion packs in the future with character updates, adventure card updates, and alternate endings.

Whatever the case, these games are not the end of Capcom's digital distribution efforts. The publisher has said it wants to be a "major player" in downloadable games, and will even move into creating new original intellectual properties from "some of the biggest names in game development."

For the latest on Capcom, check out GameSpot's complete coverage of the Capcom Gamers Day.

Discussion

216 comments
RockmanSRD
RockmanSRD

I'd love to see HD versions of Magic Sword, King of Dragons, Demon's Crest, and Knights of the Round--all with new sprites. Honestly, it doesn't have to be HD, or even have new sprites... I would be glad just to have ports on XBLA.

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

Marvel vs Capcom 2! Or make a 3rd. Capcom must succumb to our pleas at some point...

Vectah_Sigma
Vectah_Sigma

i want marvel vs capcom 2. thet can keep everything else

wado87
wado87

puzzle fighter is addictive

richlockard
richlockard

Draw a few hundred more sprites and release a pocket fighter too, that would be nice (considering the base is already there with puzzle fighter).

vlam
vlam

I hope capcom eventually decides to do Marvel vs Capcom 3 or remaster Marvel vs Capcom 2, cuz that was the sickest fighting game ever made.

Hellraiser5k
Hellraiser5k

Cant wait to see all the character redrawn. This is gonna be so cool! And I bet that they are going to have online play!!

Romayo83
Romayo83

Well i hope its better than the SF2 on XBLA one avail right now...what the heck was that?! garbage thats what

imperial_agent
imperial_agent

Super Puzzle Fighter... man I played that game a lot back in the day! Freshman college years, stag night in the dorms. We'd play Puzzle Fighter and drink beer all night. ahh.. memories. Can't wait to be playing PF once again!

Sinars
Sinars

So, wait - are the SF2 graphics going to be actually re-drawn sprites like what we see in the 'screenshots' - or will it just be filters applied to anti-alias and 'smooth out' the sprites?

ultrazone
ultrazone

i just hope this SSF2 works out better. Last SF2 they gave us on XBLA was horrid. it didn't play well at all.

yinyang3
yinyang3

I hate to wait, but I know it will be worth it.

nevershort
nevershort

Sounds like more good stuff that I still gotta wait for tho... *sigh*

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

What about Wii? And don't give me any crap about Wii not being able to handle it!

q_oats
q_oats

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The_Weekend
The_Weekend

COOL ... another remix, but i'm not tired yet!

sandrock86
sandrock86

w00t ST on 360! shouldnt have bought HF but i had to have my SF fix on xbox live, beats playing emulators.

tommyxx516
tommyxx516

Well anyone who knows anything about emulators can already play the arcade version perfectly on the PC. What I'm hoping for is a new and updated version of Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Better graphics, a few more characters/levels, and online play.

Master_Bigode
Master_Bigode

I'm going to buy a Xbox 360 just because of 2 games. Lol.

svenuce
svenuce

Talisman just owns... will be very interested to see how it turns out.

gametester1424
gametester1424

Na-bu-cha-say!!! Now if we could just get a good Arcade stick to really help recreate the experience, I would be in heaven.

high_flier429
high_flier429

ha, i still have SPF2T for my Saturn, but i'm looking forward to getting this one, since the visuals on the Saturn look like hell on my big screen

jelloblimp
jelloblimp

Dear Capcom please (re-)release SFA3 & SFIII before end of the decade, thank you.

darthfrag
darthfrag

Yay! With downloadable content, Capcom can now do what they've been doing for years: selling the same Street Fighter game in ten minutely different iterations! Talk about milking a franchise... Street Fighter is like the Madden of fighting games. I already bought SF2 once, so I won't be buying the next five or six versions of it...

Decuelaw
Decuelaw

Puzzle fighter is a classic. It is great game companies are bring out such rare games.

zaphod_b
zaphod_b

Man, I just played puzzle fighter with my buddies Friday night on PS2, but one of them had to bring over their 'fat' PS2 because it doesn't play on the 'PSTwo'. I will be downloading this on 360 for sure. Even my wife will be excited about it. That game is 10 years old and still rocks. Best...Puzzle...Game...Ever.

dmastor
dmastor

great puzzle fighter

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

I own both consoles and will be buying SFII HF for the PS3 only because the D-pad is better suited for this game.

BigBoss7460
BigBoss7460

Am I one of the only ones out there that thinks they should bring Resident Evil (1 2 or 3) to the marketplace or PS3 network?

diablobasher
diablobasher

XenonHID_VQ: Not even close to being the longest title ever ;) Also... I... Want... Street Fighter 4!!! Not a freakin 1080p version of SSFT2T I have enough versions of Street Fighter 2. Come on Capcom! Prove 2d isn't dead! Do it!

XenonHID_VQ
XenonHID_VQ

Man, that's the longest title ever, "Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix "

PiMacleod_basic
PiMacleod_basic

Both Puzzle and Street Fighter games are welcome in my 360. More importantly, I'm very interested in the re-balancing they supposedly did -- I always believed that there were certain things about both games that needed reworking.

SmallPower
SmallPower

Marvel and Dark Stalkers are much more exciting than just plain Street Fighter

Ra-Devil
Ra-Devil

Hey, didn't they say they were gonna' bring Sonic the Hedgehog to the Marketplace? You know, with an added Time-Attack Mode for the Leaderboards? What happened to that? Can't wait for Puzzle Figher! Also, why don't they bring us Pocket Fighter, or Street Fighter Alpha, or Darkstalkers? Those would be awesome.

NY_Yankees_Fan
NY_Yankees_Fan

Super Puzzle Fighter?,hellz yeah!!! 8) But the question is when? :(

rbop
rbop

Bring me Bionic Commando for XBLA please.

revoocelot2
revoocelot2

I hope puzzle fighter isnt as bad as Street Fighter 2 was on the 360...

Proman84
Proman84

Updated Puzzle Fighter? Cool!

imperial_agent
imperial_agent

am I the only one going ape poop over Puzzle Fighter? I friggin love that game and can't wait to play it online.