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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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