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Resident Evil: Vendetta One Night Only Cinema Event

DENVER – March 20, 2017 – Based on the worldwide videogame phenomenon, the CG animated film “RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA” will hit movie theaters worldwide this year. The film will be released internationally on May 27, 2017, and in the U.S. and Canada on Monday, June 19 for a special one-night event from Fathom Events, Park Circus and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.

“RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA” is the third installment in the massively popular CG animated film franchise, following “Resident Evil: Degeneration” (2008) and “Resident Evil: Damnation” (2012). Derived from Capcom’s “Resident Evil™,” one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time (72 million + copies sold), “RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA” features the fan-favorite characters Leon S. Kennedy (Matt Mercer), Chris Redfield (Kevin Dorman) and Rebecca Chambers (Erin Cahill). The film is produced by Marza Animation Planet (“Space Pirate Captain Harlock”), executive produced by Takashi Shimizu (“The Grudge”), written by Makoto Fukami (“Psycho Pass”) and directed by Takanori Tsujimoto (“Bushido Man”).  

  • Tickets for Canadian screenings go on sale Friday, March 24 and can be purchased at www.cineplex.com
  • Tickets for U.S. screenings of “RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA” can be purchased online beginning Friday, March 31, 2017 at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.
  • For information about all other territories, visit the Park Circus website.

“We are thrilled to bring ‘RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA’ to the big screen for its U.S. debut,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “This sequel is even scarier and more thrill-inducing than the previous titles, with mind blowing CG animation that should be seen on 40-foot screens with the highest quality sound and visuals to further enhance the fan experience of this beloved franchise.”

Nick Varley, co-CEO of Park Circus said, “We couldn’t be more delighted to be working with our colleagues and longstanding partners at Sony Pictures to be bringing ‘RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA’ to cinema screens around the world. We know that the thrills, adrenalin, action and incredible CG animation that characterize this long-awaited sequel will be welcomed with open arms by audiences across the globe”

Capcom’s Scary Lineup for NY Comic Con 2016

October 4, 2016 – Capcom is descending upon New York Comic Con 2016 this weekend with terrifying horrors in VR for Resident Evil 7, zombie slaying madness in Dead Rising 4, and frightening new looks for iconic fighters in Street Fighter V. Visit Capcom at booth #1420 to check out playable demos of these exciting games.

GAME LINEUP AND DEMO DETAILS

· Resident Evil 7 biohazard (PlayStation 4 with optional PlayStation VR mode, Xbox One, Windows PC; Coming January 24, 2017) – Experience a disturbingly realistic PlayStation VR demo that delivers an intense up close and personal look at the game. In the demo, explore the sinister plantation mansion and encounter Marguerite Baker of the disturbed Baker family. Resident Evil 7 is the next major entry in the renowned survival horror franchise, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. This demo is making its North American event debut at NYCC.

· Dead Rising 4 (Xbox One, Windows PC; Coming December 6, 2016) – Frank West makes his heroic return to Willamette to investigate a new zombie outbreak during the holiday season. Equipped with his wit, his camera, and a whole lot of duct tape, tear up the zombie hordes with a huge number of combo weapons and vehicles, or just tear up the landscape with all-new EXO Suits.

· Street Fighter V (PlayStation 4, PC; Available Now) – Vice President of the Illuminati and recent roster addition Urien, plus, the upcoming Halloween costumes and themed stage are all playable at the event. Fans ready for a challenge can also sign up for tournaments throughout the weekend at the Capcom booth for a chance to win prizes.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard GamesCom 2016 Trailer and Screenshots

August 18, 2016 – As part of this week’s gamescom activity over in Cologne, Germany, Capcom has released a brand new gameplay trailer and screenshots for Resident Evil 7 biohazard. Taking a deeper look at the horror players will see in the release of the title early next year, players are introduced to Marguerite Baker and another mysterious female character in this latest gameplay sequence taken from the main game*. Resident Evil 7 biohazard will be available for PlayStation® 4 (the full gameplay experience will also be available via the included PlayStation® VR mode), Xbox One and PC when it launches across North America and Europe on January 24, 2017.

Set within the sinister plantation house in Dulvey, Louisiana, the Baker family, including Jack and Marguerite, were residents but no-one has seen or heard from them in a while. Where could they be? One thing is clear in the latest content to be shown from the game – there’s something not quite right within the plantation. Who is the mysterious girl in the gameplay? What does Marguerite want with her?

Consumers visiting gamescom this week can visit the Sony booth located within Hall 7, B-010 to step inside the Resident Evil 7 biohazard plantation and experience the Beginning Hour demo first debuted at E3 in the intense PlayStation® VR mode.

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Umbrella Corps PS4 and PC Launch Trailer

June 21, 2016 – Fast-paced third person shooter Umbrella Corps arrives today on PS4 and PC for digital download across North America and Europe for MSRP $29.99/ €29.99 / £24.99. The competitive online game will feature quick, intense matches in compact battle zones themed from historic  Resident Evil environments. These maps are based on familiar fan-favorite locales such as the Village from RE4, Raccoon City, RPD Police Station, Umbrella lab, and more.

An Upgrade Pack featuring a collection of iconic Resident Evil character skins (Leon, Chris, Wesker and more), weapons, patches, custom colors, and emotes is available as an add-on for an MSRP of $14.99/ €14.99 / £11.99. The Deluxe Edition includes both the game and the Upgrade Pack contents together at a discounted cost of $39.99/ €39.99 / £32.99.

Capcom will be supporting Umbrella Corps with free post-launch downloadable content in the coming months including maps based on the Mansion from the first RE and Lanshiang from RE6, as well as a free-for-all “4 Survivors” mode.

Resident Evil VII Biohazard E3 Announcement Trailer

LOS ANGELESJune 13, 2016 — At the Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) E3 press conference today, Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced Resident Evil® 7 biohazard, the next major entry in the renowned Resident Evil® series. Resident Evil 7 sets a new course for the Resident Evil series as it leverages its roots and opens the door to a truly terrifying horror experience. A dramatic new shift for the series to first person view in a photorealistic style powered by Capcom’s new RE Engine,Resident Evil 7 delivers an unprecedented level of immersion that brings the thrilling horror up close and personal. Resident Evil 7 is scheduled for release on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system (the full gameplay experience will also be available via the included PlayStation®VR Mode), Xbox One and Windows PC (Steam and Windows 10 Store) across North America and Europe on January 24, 2017.

Set in modern day rural America and taking place after the dramatic events of Resident Evil® 6, players experience the terror directly from the first person perspective. The Resident Evil® 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo, also announced today, portrays events leading up to the main game and ties directly into the impactful PlayStation VR “KITCHEN” tech demo first shown at E3 2015. In the new teaser demo, the player awakens inside a dilapidated cottage on an ominous plantation mansion. Can they make it out alive?

Resident Evil 7 embodies the series’ signature gameplay elements of exploration and tense atmosphere that first coined “survival horror” some twenty years ago; meanwhile, a complete refresh of gameplay systems simultaneously propels the survival horror experience to the next level. Terrifying fans at events across the globe last year, the PlayStation VR “KITCHEN” tech demo was developed utilizing the RE Engine’s VR oriented tools, and is the foundation on which the talented Resident Evil team has crafted the immersive horror experience inResident Evil 7. Powered by the RE Engine in tandem with industry leading audio and visual technologies, Resident Evil 7 is poised to deliver a disturbingly realistic experience that will define the next era in horror entertainment.

PlayStation®Plus subscribers can now download the standalone teaser demo for PlayStation 4 called Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour and will have first access before it is available on other platforms at a later date. Players can get a taste of what they can expect from Resident Evil 7 with a sampling of the nail-biting exploration and terrifying atmosphere the game will offer when it releases early next year. Attendees of E3 will be able to try out a demo on either PlayStation 4 or PlayStation VR at the Capcom booth in South Hall #2023 or try the PlayStation VR demo at the Sony booth in West Hall #4522 and #4144.

New Umbrella Corps Details Released

3/1/2016 – Today Capcom released brand new gameplay details and assets for the upcoming Umbrella Corps. Joining the previously announced “One Life Match” mode, the newly revealed “Multi-Mission” mode supports up to 6 players in a match where the first team to win 3 out of the 5 rounds will be the victor. As with “One Life Match” mode, the action is fast and intense with a 3 minute time limit for each round.

“Multi-Mission” mode, as the name implies, consists of rounds that cycle through 8 different rulesets at random. This allows the same team members to consecutively enjoy different gameplay experiences in a seamless way, and provides an expedited matching process for quickly getting into the game. With the random ruleset selection, all teams must stay on their toes to adapt their tactics each round in order to come out on top. An overview on each ruleset can be found below:

·         Target Hunter – One target will be chosen per team and only killing that target will count towards the score. Players can choose whether to focus on protecting their own target or aggressively attacking the enemy target.
·         Respawn Match – Team deathmatch featuring respawns. Take advantage of the on-screen sound radar map to locate the enemies’ random respawn points.
·         Domination – Secure the specified data transmission point located within the stage for a longer time than the enemy team in order to win.
·         DNA Hunter – Kill zombies and collect their DNA samples. Destroying the opposing team’s Zombie Jammers is a key strategy in this mode.
·         SP DNA Hunter – Kill the special mutated zombies and collect their DNA samples. They are particularly tough and immune to the effects of the Zombie Jammer. It’ll take teamwork to bring these creatures down.
·         Collector – Teams battle it out to see who will be first to collect all 5 briefcases in the stage.
·         Protector – Find the briefcase and hold it for as long as possible, while fending off the opposition. The player who has it will become a moving target, so teams must work together effectively.
·         Collar War – Collect the battle data “collars” of downed enemy players, and pick up allies’ collars to prevent the enemy team from getting points.

About Umbrella Corps
Umbrella Corps is a new fast-paced third person shooter set in the iconic Resident Evil universe. The competitive online game will feature quick, intense matches in compact battle zones themed from historic  Resident Evil environments. The game utilizes the Unity engine developed by Unity Technologies.  Umbrella Corps  will be available digitally for an MSRP of $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC across North America and Europe in May 2016.

New Umbrella Corps Details and Trailer

January 26, 2016 – Today Capcom confirmed that Umbrella Corps will be released in May 2016 digitally for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC . Various new game details about the third person shooter have also been revealed, providing an expanded look at the options that await trigger-happy fans. To download the brand new gameplay video and screens visit the press site now.

The multiplayer shooter will support 1-6 players and though the majority of modes will be geared towards competitive team battles, a single player mode called “The Experiment” challenges players to hone their skills as they familiarize themselves with the world of Umbrella Corps in more than 20 missions with varying objectives. This coliseum style horde-like mode strips players of the Zombie Jammer device that provides perilous protection in multiplayer modes, putting them in a head-on confrontation with progressively harder waves of creatures, across multiple missions.

Umbrella Corps will feature adrenaline-fueled matches in familiar locales from various Resident Evil games. In addition to the previously announced Umbrella Laboratory map, players will be able to experience areas inspired by Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. The famed Village from RE4 has been retooled for heated multiplayer matches that escalate to the rooftops while the Tricell organization from RE5 has a newly imagined HQ to explore. Players must not only face off against the rival mercenary team, but also the stage-specific threats such as the crazed Ganados (RE4) and blood-thirsty Cerberus dogs (RE5). More information on additional maps and modes are still to come.

Capcom’s 2015 New York Comic-Con Line-Up

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October 5, 2015 – Capcom will be paying a visit to East Coast fans this weekend for New York Comic Con 2015 (booth #1420) with a host of playable game demos and panels with game insights, plus collectibles and limited edition offerings at the Capcom Store!

GAME LINEUP

  • Umbrella Corps – This event marks the first time fans in North America will have the opportunity to play Umbrella Corps, the new fast-paced third-person multiplayer shooter set in theResident Evil universe. Coming early 2016 to PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.
  • Street Fighter V – Get fists-on time with the latest in the legendary fighting game franchise. Spend time with all the recently announced roster additions including Karin, Rashid and Zangief, and fists will fly if another new challenger decides to join the fight. Coming Spring 2016 to PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.
  • Resident Evil 0 – All aboard the Ecliptic Express in this beautifully remastered version of the story of what really happened before the iconic mansion incident that was the catalyst for the entire Resident Evil saga. Coming early 2016 to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection – Play all six of the original 8-bit Mega Man games, dig through a long history of concept sketches and production art, and post your best times in more than 50 remixed challenge stages. Out now digitally for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. Coming early 2016 digitally for the Nintendo 3DS system, in addition to physical versions for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS.

PANELS

  • World of Capcom
    Thursday, Oct 8 from 6:45pm – 7:45pm in Room 1A10
    Come by to get the latest news and updates on all of Capcom’s highly anticipated games such as Street Fighter V, Umbrella Corps, Resident Evil 0 and Mega Man Legacy Collection. Additionally, attendees will be provided with a roundup including exclusive first looks of cool goods and collectibles based on popular Capcom IP.
  • Street Fighter V
    Saturday, Oct 10 from 5:30pm6:30pm in Room 1A10
    NYCC fans can get the latest news about this iconic video game franchise and the upcoming Street Fighter V. There will be a special appearance by Street Fighter executive producer Yoshinori Ono. Plus, get an insider’s sneak peek at the Street Fighter collectibles currently in the works as well as a surprise or two. Some lucky fans may even be selected from the audience to battle it out for awesome prizes and bragging rights!

Capcom Reveals Umbrella Corps

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TOKYO – Sept. 15, 2015 – At the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia (SCEJA) Press Conference 2015 in Tokyo today, Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced Umbrella Corps™, a new fast-paced third person shooter set in the Resident Evil® universe. The competitive online game will feature quick, intense matches in compact battle zones themed from historic Resident Evil environments. The game utilizes the Unity engine developed by Unity Technologies. Umbrella Corps will be available digitally for an MSRP of $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC across North America and Europe in early 2016.

Umbrella Corporation, a ruthless international pharmaceutical company, had been known for its genetic experiments and biological weaponry that led to worldwide devastation including the infamous Raccoon City incident . Although the organization was brought down in 2003, its legacy of bio-terrorism continued. In the present day, corporations with nebulous interests in bio-weaponry have hired squads of special forces for experimental battles in restricted virus-infected areas against other mercenaries.

Umbrella Corps will feature high-intensity team-based matches where players can compete online in a variety of unique close quarter battle modes. Each adrenaline-fueled match will be short and brutal and is designed for quick and engaging play. The game will feature an analog aim and cover system, allowing for more precise control when firing from cover.

In the One Life Match mode, players must achieve their main objective to take down the other team without any option to re-spawn. One life per round is all a player gets as they must not only face the enemy team but also contend with classic Resident Evil enemies such as zombies that populate each map. Though these can be added threats, they can also be used to a player’s advantage if strategically used to hinder the other team.

In order to face all these threats, players will be equipped with gun and grenade based weaponry as well as specialized gear that add an extra layer ofResident Evil flair to the action. The non-traditional arsenal includes the Brainer (a powerful melee axe which goes straight into the skull), Tactical Shield (an arm-mounted guard allowing players to utilize a zombie as cover), Terrain Spikes (boot-mounted spikes for trampling the enemy), and Zombie Jammer (a device which repels zombies only when active). Players must be quick and strategic in changing up their tactics and weapons to win against the opposing team in this all-out brawl.

Attendees of Tokyo Game Show will be able to try their hand at Umbrella Corps which will make its playable debut at the event this week. The first demo will include two teams facing off in a 3 vs. 3 set-up of the One Life Match mode.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Review (PC)

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Episodic games are all the rage right now, with Telltale Games leading the charge. Capcom, not wanting to be left behind, has released an episodic Resident Evil game called Resident Evil: Revelations 2. While it doesn’t change come anywhere near changing the paradigm of survival horror as we know it, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 does serve up some great Resident Evil experiences in episodic format.

Story

The story for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 bounces between two pairs of individuals: Claire Redfield with Moira Burton and Barry Burton with newcomer Natalia. The story begins with Claire and Moira, who both work for a new bio hazard containment company named Terra Save. The pair begin the game at a reception in the Terra Save offices that become under attack by masked assailants. These assailants capture Claire and Moira and take them to a strange facility, where the pair awaken in prison cells. The pair travel through the facility, discovering various experiments that are being run by a being named the Overseer. Eventually, the two reach the radio tower and transmit a plea for help to the outside world.

Here’s where the story gets interesting, and is truly my favorite part of the whole story line. Claire and Moira’s plea for help is heard and answered by Barry Burton, six months after it was originally transmitted. Barry arrives at the island to look for Claire and Moira, but finds Natalia instead. Natalia leads Barry to the radio tower that Claire and Moira transmitted their distress call, just to learn that he is extremely late in the rescue process and must deal with the Overseer himself.

I really loved this story line, especially as a Resident Evil game. I loved how the game shifted between the two story lines, and this shift help create a mystery that needed to be solved. You answers to the questions that the game asks are revealed through playing the other side of the game. Moira and Claire may run into a mystery on their story, just to have that mystery solved six months later in the Barry and Natalia story line. Like Telltale Games, Capcom did a great job in making the story compelling enough to look forward to the next episode. Good thing for me I received all the episodes at once so I didn’t have to wait to start the next one.

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Game Play

Game play for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is typical Resident Evil, with a few tweaks. Movement and gun play is more old-school Resident Evil and seem to work best with a game pad. Inventory space is limited, but you can easily combine items and swap these items between characters. The big game play tweak is in how the two characters interact with their worlds.

Claire and Moira interact with the game in two completely different ways, so does Barry and Natalia. Claire is your combatant, she will arm herself with weapons and battle off the hordes of mutated creatures while Moira wields a crowbar and a flashlight. The flashlight will blind enemies and will also find hidden items throughout the game, so you will have to switch between the two in order to find supplies and progress through the game. Episode 3 really puts you in the hot seat with this switch game play mechanic in a section where Claire and Moira are trying to escape a building full of enemies.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 also has its share of puzzles. I mean, what Resident Evil game doesn’t, right? Unfortunately, the first two episodes are fairly straight forward in their puzzles and never truly feels like a Resident Evil game, that is until Episode 3. Episode 3 brings us the Resident Evil puzzles we have been used to for the entire series, where doors are locked with ridiculous items that you need to find as you explore.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 offers local co-op now for the PC, which it didn’t come with when released. The co-op feature is officially “in beta”, so you might want to expect a few bugs. You also get a few extra missions that you can play once the main campaign is over, and a raid mission that challenges you to clear out a huge number of shooting galleries under the time limit and without healing. This raid mini game will unlock new characters to use, depending on your medal count.

Aesthetics

Unfortunately, here is where the game kinda falls apart. The environments that you get to explore are dark, dank, dirty, and depressing. They are also fairly generic and not exciting to say the least. The facility that you explore looks like every other old, abandoned series of labs and prison cells that you have seen in countless other game releases. There are many cases in which only having Claire Redfield on the screen really tells you that you are playing Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and not Outlast or The Evil Within or some other survival horror game.

The enemies themselves are interesting the first time you run into them, but the developers then use the same skins over and over and over again. You only really fight a small handful of unique monsters through all four episodes of Resident Evil: Revelations 2. The boss battles are the exception to the rule and prove quite interesting and even scary to fight against – the rank and file creatures are just generic at this point and no longer bring about nightmares to the player.

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Voice acting is solid and the actors play their roles just fine. The script is good as well, and you can definitely see how the franchise has progressed from the original Resident Evil in terms of dialogue writing.

Final Thoughts

Capcom has got something here, something that is worth looking into. While not exactly brilliant by any means, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is a fun game to play and can be turned into something great if Capcom aims a little higher next time. I love the story line and how the two sides have a six month time gap that helps create mystery. The game play is solid and fun. The aesthetics serve their purpose, but with more time and funds could have been fantastic and engaging instead of just all right. Capcom was also able to release each episode a week after the last. So, like your favorite television show, you just had to wait until the following week to find out what happens next. Sure, this turn around time may have contributed to the lack of polish on the environments and enemies, but it was nice not to have to wait months for the next episode. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is out now on Steam and is worth your time to pick up.

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