Gotcha Force E3 2003 Preshow Report

Assemble teams of heavily armed vending-machine toys in Capcom's upcoming GameCube game Gotcha Force.


Capcom is hard at work on Gotcha Force, a new third-person shooter with its share of Power Stone-like fighting elements. The game puts you in control of more than 100 different units called gotcha borgs, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.

The game comes standard as a two-on-two battle, with either a second player or the computer controlling your teammate. Units can jump, sidestep, fire projectiles, and execute punches and kicks. The game takes place from a third-person behind-the-back perspective. As you progress through the game, you'll get more and more units and have to monitor your war power, which acts as a sort of health meter that drops as you lose units in combat.

The game will feature a story mode that can be played alone or cooperatively, as well as a two-on-two battle mode and a four-player battle mode. It will also split the screen for up to four human players.

Graphically, Gotcha Force appears to be shooting for a lighthearted, colorful look that will match the units' toylike nature. Gotcha Force is currently scheduled for release on the GameCube this fall.

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