Capcom bringing $20 high-definition version of arcade fighting game to PSN and XBLA on August 21 and August 22, respectively.
Capcom announced a high-definition remake of arcade fighting game JoJo's Bizarre Adventure for consoles today during a panel at Comic-Con 2012. The update includes online play, and will launch on the PlayStation Network August 21 and Xbox Live Arcade August 22 for $20, or 1,600 Microsoft points, according to
Seriously people these games are playable on the Dreamcast and Playstation 1... & the original XBOX & PC if you know how to use emus. IIRC the Japanese Dreamcast version still supports online play, the DC community made this possible through patches a phone wire and a boot disc. All DC games are network enabled for free, so if you want to get your Jojo fix in without yielding to such shady business practices just remember you have at least a couple of options!
You also miss out on owning a physical copy including the instruction manual with the plot and detailed artwork. Remember devs get to charge you again for games you may already own, but cannot work because your machine isn't BC. A decision created by MS and Sony in order to make more money.
Well, technically speaking a few older PS3 models supported full BC while XB 360 offers limited BC via software emulation for all XB 360 models. But you get my point, for games like this that aren't BC devs are asking us to buy them again so they can pay their electric bill and put food on their table, lol.
I see your point about owning a physical copy, but that's a personal issue people have to deal with. Personally, I love physical copies, even CE's of certain games, but I love gaming even more. If I can get the same game online for $10 cheaper than retail, I'm downloading.
And even though I should have elaborated more in my first post (I'm more angry at the fact that I thought this was going to be a new JoJo game, not a remake), they aren't remaking his game to pay bills, they're doing it because it's easy money. Now, I know I'm talking out of my rear waste expulsion unit here, but I haven't read about a company complaining about their PSN or XBL sales of remakes, so i'm pretty sure a conversation like this goes on at HQ....
"Look, our recent studies show that 2 million people would buy this game right now. We've decided our budget for this game by estimating that 500,000 people really will buy this game @ $20, and this is the size of team that can get it done profitably in 6 months."
@servb0ts I am for starters. and not to start an argument or anything (after all everyone has a right to their own opinion) but if you read the manga series it's based off of then you could see how this is NOT a waste. I do, however, agree with you about the 3 games you mentioned and how they need love too. I have always hoped that Skullomania would make a comeback.
@Nexozable Hmm, interesting. Its possible the forum mod wasn't privy to that information, and they really didn't know. On the other hand this could explain why the game is $20 which is higher than most of their other digital re-releases. They probably had to relicense the rights to the game and may be charging more to cover that cost.
@maniaxe613 *buzzer* This is something you should do a bit of research on before you assume it's illegal. Why do you think sites that offer MAME/Nintendo/Snes ROMS are easily available why places that offer ROMS for current/recent gen systems have to hide in secrecy? News flash bub, they don't care. They're not making money off of it anymore, the only money being exchanged is through second-hand sales, which they don't get a cut of. MAME filters can make up for (and have been making up for) HD Modes, and whether or not Online Play is relevant is entirely up to the consumer. I personally don't give a crap about playing online, especially since within a few months you'll be sitting in 2 hour queues because everyone else will have already moved on.