TGS 2008: Capcom's booth pulls no punches

Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Bionic Commando, and more headline the venerable publisher's presence on the Makuhari Messe show floor.

Not the real Chun Li, Sakura, or C Viper. But close.

TOKYO--Capcom always has a strong showing at the Tokyo Game Show, and 2008 was no exception. Occupying roughly the same space (and size) as their booth last year, Capcom's show presence in 2008 was dominated by Resident Evil 5, known as Biohazard 5 in Japan. The space for the game took up almost a quarter of the company's overall area, with eager showgoers being ushered behind high walls to have their look at the upcoming zombie action game.

The newest Monster Hunter title had the biggest lines at Capcom's booth.

Fighters also had a sizable presence at Capcom's booth, with both Street Fighter IV for consoles and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes for the Wii being present and playable. Capcom even had some Chun Li, Sakura, and C Viper look-alikes prowling the booth, with plenty of people taking the opportunity to snap pictures of these real-life Street Fighter characters.

Other games on show included the upcoming Phoenix Wright spin-off featuring Miles Edgeworth for the DS. Titled Miles Edgeworth: Perfect Prosecutor, the game takes the action out of the courtroom with a bigger focus on investigation. Finally, Basara Battle Heroes and Dead Rising for the Wii were also playable.

Another crowd favourite was Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.

Written By

Randolph is the managing editor of GameSpot, and needs more time to play games.

Want the latest news about Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop?

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop

Follow

Discussion

40 comments
Peach100
Peach100

I'm looking forward to the game Miles Edgeworth: Perfect Prosecutor. I enjoyed Phoenix Wright 1, 2 & 3 along with Apollo Justice immensely. They are awesome games. Hopefully this game will be released soon.

frazzle00
frazzle00

A new Phoenix Wright game...yay :D (I mean Miles Edgeworth :P).

djhipihopisdead
djhipihopisdead

Capcom is the only reason that i have any next gen systems. I'm looking forward to SF4 and the many tournaments i'll play in it!

jmartin1016
jmartin1016

I think capcom is the all-around best third party developer.

Sniperwolf24
Sniperwolf24

Thay should make a new monster hunter for the ps3

rockstar_88
rockstar_88

Capcom is by far the most successful Japanese publisher. I find games rarely disappointing, if not always satisfying its core audiences.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Sounds like some good stuff

da_illest101
da_illest101

ah man no new mega man X title, that's the only reason why i like capcom

joet1973
joet1973

Don't watch the latest RE5 trailer due to major spoilers. Major spoilers.

XGxAxMxExRX
XGxAxMxExRX

i really want Tatsunoko vs. Capcom to come here

belmont67
belmont67

Looks like Capcom has all its bases covered for some time now.

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Resident Evil 5 is something noteworthy. SF IV is gonna be epic, the Miles Edgeworth game should be awesome. Dead Rising on the Wii? What is it with Capcom remaking titles for the wii? Not that I'm saying it's a bad console but why?

oxiedo
oxiedo

at soon time I will see resident5 evil not on booth I will see it on my home

Henninger
Henninger

RE5 & SF4 can't wait 4 em both! Capcom is by far my favorite publisher. I will b gettin these games when they come out the 1st day.

lamprey263
lamprey263

I saw RE5 gameplay, looks pretty cool

Tri-Enforcer
Tri-Enforcer

These idiots forgot to mention Monster Hunter 3 which is also a BIG Capcom game at the TGS. This article makes it seem as if RE5 had the biggest showing for Capcom--it was actually MH3--the wait time for that game is like 4 hrs!

Cb9983
Cb9983

whats next zombies really take over the world and we all get eaten part of the way through capcom employees are heard screaming "see thats what we been warning u about all these years wtf have u peole been doing all this time"? (uh playing video games !?!)

DemannameD
DemannameD

It is really time for them to bring Dead Rising 2!!!!! I am super cereal!

blackdragonfist
blackdragonfist

A good showing just hope TVC makes the leap to multiplat.

necronaux
necronaux

RE5, cool. Dead Rising on Wii? Interesting. A courtroom drama for the DS? What the heck?

necronaux
necronaux

RE5 cool. Dead Rising on Wii? Interesting. A cortroom drama for the DS? What the heck?

p30
p30

I was expecting Dead Rising 2 to be unveiled at TGS. Where is it CAPCOM?? :(

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

Why is there a chicken behind that woman's foot in the first picture? It looks real. I guess they'll beat it to death.

omuntu
omuntu

lol itlooks pretty good tho....it reminds me of starwars: tfu..they had movie cutscenes like res5

VenomRitual
VenomRitual

lol wow. the costums are good but the models they got to portray them r kinda...eww. RE 5!! i wonder how many cut scenes there r gonna be

Dead_or_Alive
Dead_or_Alive

They should bring back Final Fight to the Network & Arcade. :)

MuffintopX
MuffintopX

I'm really looking forward to Biohazard Commando

darkspartan1992
darkspartan1992

Capcom FTW!!!! Imma capcom fanboy, and i'm lovin it.

DJ_5
DJ_5

Looking forward to the new Miles Edgeworth game

asian_pride69
asian_pride69

Cant wait to play SFIV. RE5 is gonna be awesome too

rougewarrior198
rougewarrior198

[This message was deleted at the request of a moderator or administrator]