E3 06: Capcom's booth goes hands-on

Demo for sci-fi adventure Lost Planet anchors publisher's lineup of almost entirely playable titles.

LOS ANGELES--In many cases, a company's hottest, most anticipated title of the Electronic Entertainment Expo isn't actually at the show, showing up only in trailer form--a teaser to whet gamers' appetites. Not so with Capcom, whose booth features its upcoming Xbox 360 sci-fi adventure, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. Not only is Lost Planet playable on the show floor, it's playable at home too, thanks to a demo Capcom has released over Xbox Live Arcade.

Lost Planet isn't the only big title at Capcom's booth. The Xbox 360 Dawn of the Dead-esque zombie beat-'em-up Dead Rising is also featured prominently in the booth, as are the PlayStation 2 games God Hand and Okami.

On portables, the PlayStation Portable role-playing game Monster Hunter Freedom is getting some major real estate. Much less prominent is MegaMan ZX for the Nintendo DS, which is playable on an unlabeled kiosk along one wall of the booth. Three new Capcom Classics compilations are also hands-on, with the Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded PSP demo available for attendees to download onto their systems using the game-sharing feature.

The only game hanging under the giant company logos at Capcom's booth that isn't playable is Phoenix Wright 2 for the DS, which cycles through on a video display next to the latest MegaMan Battle Network games. On the back side of the booth (in the aisle facing 2K Games' space), a glass case holds a number of Capcom toys, models, and comic books, including a full lineup of Resident Evil 4 action figures.

For hands-on impressions of Capcom's lineup, check back with GameSpot throughout the show.

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47 comments
JBiker51
JBiker51

OMG PHOENIX WRIGHT 2! This is the game I've been waiting for all my life! I'm forming a union based on Phoenix Wright, but need charter members. If anyone's interested, they can PM me.

RadLink5
RadLink5

Phoenix Wright 2 = Capcom doesn't fail E3.

zombiez43
zombiez43

Now i read on EB...Where Dead Rising doesn't come out till August...What the he%% happend to June...This game is what i bought 360 for .....arge!!!!!!!!!!!

nintendofrog
nintendofrog

Phoenix....Wright.....Ace.....Attorney.....SEQUEL!?!?!?!?!?!?! HAAAAAALLLLLEEEELLLLUUUUIIIIGGGHHHHHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite DS game is getting a sequel!!!!!! HURRRAAAHHHHH!!!!

samuelroberts
samuelroberts

Yeah, some DMC, please! I love Capcom, but I wish they wouldn't focus on the XB360.

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

I must say despite not being fully sold on X360, Lost Planet is one very nice looking game.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Lost Planet & Dead Rising look surprisingly good.

Asad197
Asad197

Is there going to be a capcom press conference?

UrbanMessiah
UrbanMessiah

Dead Rising and Lost Planet are looking like a lot of fun...Can't wait for them! -=x

rbarahona
rbarahona

Capcom has some neat games in the expo. However I would like to see Capcom Generations on the DS. I hope that they can show some footage of RE5 before the year ends.

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

what about RE5? i thought they'd at least say something about it.

Reaper615
Reaper615

OMG what happen to RE5 I thought we as gamers werer going to get some news on it and who you play as in the game. Is it Chris or someone new ????

GMAN32X
GMAN32X

RE grown old? The last one sold pretty well, no?

bpfinsa
bpfinsa

Phoenix Wright 2! Decisive evidence of a sequel at last!

Sandman6932
Sandman6932

wheres MH:2 dammit who cares about RE its grown old

FlaringPhoenix
FlaringPhoenix

Phoenix Wright 2, most excellent! But I was also hoping for some Street Fighter IV info...

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Awesome Pheonix Wright 2 that is really great.I thought they said the US would never see that. Monster Hunter Freedom for the PSP will be a game I will be getting. Lost Planet for the 360 looks really nice.

YellowPik
YellowPik

Pheonix Wrught 2.... YES!!!!!

Legir
Legir

"dennis_phong Phoenix Wright 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! " Oh yeah!!!!

Archive2000K
Archive2000K

all of Capcom's heavy hitters are being held for TGS

renegadeandy
renegadeandy

emm - no lost planet is a very long awaited capcom game...

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

In the article it says that Capcom has its hottest game. Really, since when Lost Planet was Capcom's big game? The most anticipated Capcom games are Devil May Cry 4 (No news), Okami (A few screens) and God Hand (Again, screens).

Manifest_78
Manifest_78

At first I wasn't too impressed with Lost Planet but after playing it, it's going to be a long wait till the full version of the game comes out. I can't express how good it is even in demo form...and Dead Rising is looking better every time I see it. Hopefully it won't get delayed.

dwmorrow
dwmorrow

Yeeees! Phoenix Wright 2! :D

DanteKiller
DanteKiller

It's a little odd to see no new Monster Hunter or DMC games on there, but I am not surprised with RE5. It's probably gonna take until the end of 2007 to get a demo of RE5.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

the lineups looks great i wish i was there now

Flame_of_Nova
Flame_of_Nova

DMC4 is going to be at TGS, they have to save SOMTHING.

Devilwillcry
Devilwillcry

Where is DMC4! blam all those other games!

Dark_MetaRidley
Dark_MetaRidley

im excited to hear what RE game they are going to make!?!?

YuriZX
YuriZX

Where is Monster Hunter 2?! It is a huge game in Japan. How do they completely igonre it? What's wrong with Capcom USA?! what's wrong?... T_T

jstork06
jstork06

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SuperH75mil
SuperH75mil

And still no RE5. Le sigh. But hey, at least they announced RE Wii.