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Capcom Wants A 1.5 Year Development Cycle For Major Sequels

Capcom recently divulged that they expect a 1.5 year development cycle when producing sequels to major franchises. The company initially wanted a 2.5 year development cycle for their sequels, but in these changing times they feel 1.5 years is more adequate. Capcom also mentioned that they have around 30 key developers.

We have about 30 key developers and are able to deploy the required personnel at the required times as needed. This allows us to develop content with a small number of people while operating a number of lines at once. Ideally, we want to use a development period of 1.5 years as a rule for each team. Our goal is to make the development cycle even shorter.

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Mega Man Battle Network Arrives Next Week On Wii U Virtual Console

Capcom has confirmed that Mega Man Battle Network is set to arrive July 31st on the Wii U Virtual Console service in North America. The release date was announced in the latest Nintendo Minute episode, in which the YouTube series’ hosts chat about what’s going on in the world of Nintendo and Capcom. Mega Man Battle Network will be available later today, July 24, on Wii U in Europe. It will launch alongside ports of Mega Man 5 and Mega Man 6.

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Spotted On Russian Retailer’s Site, No 3DS Or Wii U Listed

Russian retailer VideoIGR has begun listing Resident Evil: Revelations 2 as available for pre-order. What’s interesting is that neither a Nintendo 3DS or a Wii U version is listed. The site has the game down for PlayStation 4, Xbox, One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. We haven’t had a new Resident Evil title for quite some time and I suspect Revelations performed quite well given the platforms it appeared on. Hopefully we will hear something from Capcom soon.

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Nintendo Set To Distribute Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate In Europe

Nintendo of Europe and Capcom have together confirmed a distribution agreement for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The latest game in the Monster Hunter series is set to release for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS in early 2015 and, though a specific date is yet to be announced, Nintendo will be responsible for all sales, marketing, PR and general distribution in Europe and Australia.

Back in 2012, Nintendo of Europe confirmed they would distribute Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, so it’s no surprise Nintendo would enter the same agreement once again. Capcom will, however, still remain as publisher. Below is a snippet of Nintendo Europe’s press release detailing exactly what you can expect from the game:

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the newest instalment in the popular Monster Hunter series, which has sold more than 28 million units worldwide to date. In Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, players will take on the role of a hunter that joins up with a travelling caravan to explore new lands and towns along the way.

This grand adventure will include hundreds of quests to take on a variety of extraordinary creatures that yield valuable resources used for weapons and equipment. Launching on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate represents the biggest leap forward ever for the series with more new content and exciting features than ever before.

Also, for the first time ever for the Monster Hunter series on a handheld system, players will be able to join up with three friends over the internet via the Nintendo Network, as well as the previously available local wireless option.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will take players to new heights, literally, with the introduction of more vertical and lateral movement than ever. An expanded repertoire of actions will create more dynamic hunting experiences with fluid climbing motions and the ability to jump attack from walls or ledges. In addition, players will be able to ride atop a monster for a limited time as they hang on and deliver attacks. With the addition of two new weapon classes, challenging new monsters and numerous locales, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be the most robust hunting experience yet.

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Gaist Crusher God Announced For Japanese 3DS, Launches September 4

Capcom has announced a brand new entry in the Gaist Crusher franchise. Just over six months since the first game was released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan, the Osaka-based company has confirmed Gaist Crusher God, accompanied with a trailer to show off the game’s action in style.

Treasure will again team up with Capcom to deliver the beat-em-up sequel, which will sport a lively storyline bursting at the seams with new enemies and characters. Gaist Crusher God will launch for Nintendo’s handheld system on September 4 in Japan, with a suggested retail price of 4,990 yen. You can check out some early screens of the game, here.

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Capcom Hasn’t Any Plans For Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate On Wii U

Yuri has told fans on the Capcom Unity boards that they haven’t any plans to develop a Wii U version of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Instead, we will have to make do with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the Nintendo 3DS, which launches sometime early next year.

“Sorry, no Wii U version planned for this one…
But with it having online on the 3DS (for the first time in the series!) you can possibly play online anytime and anywhere you have access to wi-fi.”