TGS '07: Devil wins converts to Capcom's cause

Devil May Cry 4, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles attract huge crowds to publisher's elaborate booth; Wii golf also on hand.

TOKYO--Capcom's booth at TGS this year was all about three games, Devil May Cry 4, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, and We Love Golf!, and those three games took up the most real estate at the company's large booth.

Devil May Cry 4 took up the most space, with an entire corner of the booth dedicated to stations that demoed Nero and Dante's latest adventures. There were a dozen PlayStation 3s and Xbox 360s for the public, and a large-screen television continually looped the latest trailers and gameplay footage. As you can expect, the lineup to get a try was quite long--and for the fanboys, the queue lengths looked similar for both the 360 and PS3 versions of the game.

Another game to receive a long line was the Wii's Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles. The facade of this area was made to look like a ruined building, and by 10:20am there was a 60-minute wait to play on one of the seven demo units that featured the game. The upcoming We Love Golf--a Wii golf simulator--had 16 Wiis that demoed the title, all of which were placed under some green carpet to simulate grass. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbados' Treasure also had a themed play area, and featured a large, green animal statue at its front entrance.

Capcom also displayed several smaller games it was distributing in Japan, including Moto GP 07, Arcana Heart, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, which it publishes in Japan. Staffers were making sure that anyone who wanted to play GTA was 19 and over, but hardly anyone was lined up to play Rockstar's popular title.

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Dukeofterror
Dukeofterror

i really can't wait for dmc 4, but i can't believe they ported it to the 360, i hate you guys, i really do.

mizasterj
mizasterj

What I wanna know is, can RE Chronicles be played without a zapper?

DredWulf
DredWulf

nini you do know that Capcom has confirmed that later in the story you can play As Dante and that he even has his own sidestory..so you can play as both.

squirtle4
squirtle4

Is GTAVC a new GTA game????I must have missed it...

Myriam_D
Myriam_D

Hey buddies, looking good. CAPCOM FTW!

Vash67
Vash67

For whatever reasons, Japanese-y golf games on the Wii are perking my interest. Lets see how it compares to Tecmo's Super Swing Golf. And DMC4 and RE:UC FTW!

SneakyB986
SneakyB986

DMC can suck my left nut.....but I NEED MORE RESIDENT EVIL!

solidusScott
solidusScott

lol, GTA Vice City Stories.... what a joke.

king_bobo
king_bobo

Yay for Capcom - I hope they do well in the gaming industry in 2008!

WhyteLeo
WhyteLeo

I prefer playing Dante than Nero!

nini200
nini200

not to spoil you guys fun or anything, but you do realize that you Don't play as Dante in the new DMC4 right? It is some new guy that looks almost exactly like him named Nero And you have to fight against Dante later in the game. Just thought I'd inform you if you didn't know.

linkup90
linkup90

Seems like capcom and level 5 where the big draws at tgs.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

So happy that DMC4 will be on 360. That game will be amazing.

therejectx
therejectx

i can't wait for dmc4. the more i hear about it the more i want to play.

nodusfinitus
nodusfinitus

Blah blah blah... I wanted to know more about RE 5. Capcom has kept that project out of the spotlight. I wish they would do an awesome 2-D action game, something other than megaman. Anyway, I love DMC so I'm looking forward to the 4th installment.

C-Himura
C-Himura

Hizaru6said: "Honestly...homo-erotic? Dante had his coat on... What is God of War's Kratos wearing?" I am guessing loincloths fall under the "uberly-manly department" and give him no problems whatsoever. ****hizaru6, for some reason, the post censored your screen-name, so I am guessing your name even goes beyond the vulgarity of leather and loincloths, jajajaja!

Shishizaru6
Shishizaru6

@Chirico_Cuvie. Honestly...homo-erotic? Dante had his coat on... What is God of War's Kratos wearing?

C-Himura
C-Himura

Wait, by bare chested dude in leather you meant Dante? Ahh, I got it. What's wrong with not having the time to put on a shirt? It's not like his shop wasn't being overrun by demons or anything.

C-Himura
C-Himura

Bare-chested dudes in leather? I don't remember that. Anyway, DMC4 is looking like it might live up to its source material, even if its not a Dante solo-act this time around. I am looking forward to it. I really want to see what kind of things you can do with Nero's arm and the switching Dante's styles on the fly should add for some great combinations too. What I really want to know is what role will Trish and Lady play in this one.

fortysix_too
fortysix_too

I think DMC4 will be one of the best games of this generation. Just like DMC1 and DMC3 were for last generation. (This is all my personal opinion and preference.) But, where is DMC PSP???????????

VagrantChild24
VagrantChild24

Capcom could be in for some good profits from some of these games. Obviously DMC and RE:UC are the two big hitters, but Moto GP has its fans as well. Zach & Wiki seems like it could be decent (although most likely quite simple) and sport sims seem to be the best thing for the Wii now save for maybe Zelda and Metroid. Capcom should be quite pleased.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Well, it's good Capcom people know the X360 exists

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Let me guess, the line-up for the 360 was comprised of foreigners while the PS3 line-up was comprised of Japanese citizens.

sheep_go_meep
sheep_go_meep

*shameless plug for Zack & Wiki* Z&W: QBT looks awesome! I can't wait.

A_Cool_Stud
A_Cool_Stud

Sorry, but whenever i hear capcom i immediately think Street Fighter II... just a little old-school here. Too bad they didn't mention the Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD edition (Maybe because the title is so long), but they are apparently redoing all the sprites and animations. If they didn't it would look horribly dated, so it was kind of a needed thing.

mfrogue13
mfrogue13

YukoAsho, I completely disagree (though I understand it is merely a matter of opinion). I crave for rail shooters. I understand it may not be classical RE, but man, anything like time crisis or other arcade shooters is hot on my list.

Game-o_O
Game-o_O

Davideogamer: You played a demo or possibly the beginning of DMC4. Were you expecting to start off with 200 combo hit chains?

Game-o_O
Game-o_O

Chirico_Cuvie: Catch up? Lol, I think it's out sold both of those & possibly put together. There was nothing wrong with the second & the third was the best for me. If you're homo-phobic, then you should probably stay away from all Japanese material. Expressing sexuality & ect. is a natural occurrence in Japan, sorry. *Fear the devilish guy that isn't wearing a shirt, he's so homo

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

KronikKilla - Sorry, but Umbrella Chronicles IS a watered down RE. Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that a full-fledged game can be made on the Wii, but Capcom went the safe route in making a rail shooter for their first original RE on the Wii. It's a damned shame.

Chirico_Cuvie
Chirico_Cuvie

DMC never really impressed me beyond the original. The second one was lousy, and the third got too homo-erotic with bare-chested dudes in leather. With games like God of War and Ninja Gaiden, DMC is now playing catch-up, and the without the grandeur that those games offer.

Davideogamer
Davideogamer

Y'know, I played DMC4 a while ago. It's not that fun. You're still stuck with rather mundane three-four hit combos. The only thing really different was the demon arm thing and that didn't even do much. Umbrella Chronicles does look like a lot of fun, it just looks like a pretty cool on-rails take on the series. I can't wait to play it.

tufdude2002
tufdude2002

"KronikKilla Spoken like someone who knows nothing. *claps* Bravo. DMC4 will be an average to above-average adventure game. Umbrella Chronicles isn't watered down in any way. It is a take on the series that better suits the Wii." I somewhat agree with you... DMC4 won't be a game to end all games but it definitly will be above average the ability of both next gen consoles can shine a whole new light and perspective giving the game new abilities and a much larger crowd but nothing over the top i agree with that. And as for Umbrella Chronicles i don't know anything about it so i don't honestly care about it

KronikKilla
KronikKilla

Spoken like someone who knows nothing. *claps* Bravo. DMC4 will be an average to above-average adventure game. Umbrella Chronicles isn't watered down in any way. It is a take on the series that better suits the Wii.

IKKF
IKKF

Oh well, maybe we'll see Dead Rising 2 at E3 or TGS next year, but DMC4 looks pretty nice.

gunswordfist
gunswordfist

Why did they even put DMC4 in the same story as those crappy other two games? lol That watered RE game on that weak console Wii is going to really suck while DMC4 will easily be the best game this generation.

CaptValor333
CaptValor333

I wonder if Arcana Heart would be announce to come to the states....

jagstar73
jagstar73

were the hell is resident evil 5 at tgs 2007!

Scroll-Lock
Scroll-Lock

So next year for dead rising 2? Hopefully it looks as good as DMC4, Cuz' that looks incredible.

zeecorner
zeecorner

what no Dead Rising 2?? Uber lame!!

club-sandwich
club-sandwich

Brmarlin Am I the only one who clicked on this in hope for a Dead Rising 2 announcement? --------------------------------------------------------------- same here dude :( I was hoping to see a Dead Rising 2 announcement

Brmarlin
Brmarlin

Am I the only one who clicked on this in hope for a Dead Rising 2 announcement?

66Skullkid99
66Skullkid99

I read something like this somewhere, krystians. But I thought it was only a rumor or a fast commentary, not real news. I just can't understand why Capcom is testing the Wii's power of sales, and not the PS3's power of sales... Well, this is great anyway. I am with you, can't wait for UC.