Capcom and Microsoft Tease Special Announcement

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Capcom and Microsoft Tease Special Announcement

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A teaser page on the Japanese Xbox site indicates that Japanese landmark Capcom and Microsoft will have something big to announce next Tuesday, January 26th.

Quite the mystery indeed: The image you see here to the right showed up on the Japanese Xbox site yesterday, teasing some sort of joint venture between Capcom and Microsoft. The only information thus far is the words "Capcom Title Premiere for Xbox 360," and the date: January 26th, 2010.

Seeing as how they're on the inside, the folks at Capcom Unity Blog know what's up, but naturally they're not telling. Though, judging by the title of the post, the 26th might not bring just one surprise, but "many surprises" from the popular Japanese publisher and the hardware manufacturer. "We can't tell you about all the delicious secrets that will be unveiled at this event, but we can hint that some of the news will be of interest to a global gamer audience," quoth the Unity Blog.

And that's... pretty much all we know. So guess what? It's time for wild speculation, kids!

Obviously, this will mark the announcement of at least one new Capcom game coming out exclusively for the Xbox 360 - though perhaps only temporarily so, given the trend in the industry. But what could it be?

I'm going to hazard a completely baseless guess here: Given that the 26th is the day that Tatsunoko vs. Capcom hits stores here in North America, I predict that the announced game will follow Ryota Niitsumi's statement that there might be a new Versus title in the works. Yes, you heard me right: This new game will be Capcom vs. Microsoft - Ryu and Ken throw down with Master Chief and, uh, Clippy the Paperclip.

Okay, probably not. But it could still happen!

Stay tuned.

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I would be vaguely curious if I owned a 360, but alas, I'll have to survive with my PS3 and PC. Poor me.

Maybe some news about Lost Planet 2

Jan 26 is the date I cut myself off from the world to bask in the glory of Mass Effect 2. So it'll have to wait until like march before I care.

Aura Guardian:
Maybe some news about Lost Planet 2

The first thing that came to mind. I might do the maths

Capcom=C Microsoft=M C=Lost Planet 2 or Resi 5 Lost Planet 2 x M= Exclusive XBOX360 for Lost Planet 2? Or the same for Resi 5?

Microsoft doesn't have very many exclusive characters...
And the few they do are boring generic space marines and the like.

(Note: Hyperbole in the above text)

Resident Evil 6 will be Xbox Exclusive?

Well, let's hope it's a new G&G, or perhaps the return of (dare I say it) VIEWTIFUL JOE?!?!

It's definitely not Lost Planet 2 though. They've already got DEMOS out for that, so I doubt there's anything special for them to reveal on that front.

Of course, it could be a new franchise, or they might just be porting some of their older games to XBLA... ah, the possibilities.

Don't dismiss Clippy the Paperclip! His 'Irritate' attack is lethal....

I wonder what this will be. Maybe a new Dead Rising? Never too late for Dead Rising 3.

scotth266:
Well, let's hope it's a new G&G, or perhaps the return of (dare I say it) VIEWTIFUL JOE?!?!

It's definitely not Lost Planet 2 though. They've already got DEMOS out for that, so I doubt there's anything special for them to reveal on that front.

Of course, it could be a new franchise, or they might just be porting some of their older games to XBLA... ah, the possibilities.

My life would be perfect if it was a new Viewtiful Joe, that series is just amazing.

Now my thumbs are crossed, and since January 26th is my birthday, I might have the best birthday gift ever on the way!

Don't tell me... they're re-releasing that Japanese rape game in conjunction with Natal. IT'S TRUE ISN'T IT!!!

Nothing really to do with Capcom though.... I'll keep thinking....

I got it! A fighting game involving Natal!
Ehh? EHH?
Well you did say 'wild' speculation.

I'm very nervous...

Microsoft and Capcom present ...

Capcom vs YOU!

One of many gimmicky new Project Natal exclusive games. Other titles including YOUR Lost on this Planet and, Resident Evil YOU

Pendragon9:
I wonder what this will be. Maybe a new Dead Rising? Never too late for Dead Rising 3.

That would be so sweet! Love the previous installments!

The phrase "Title Premier" makes me think it's going to be a new game altogether, not a new installment to a Capcom franchise.

As for wild speculation, I predict...
A MEDIEVAL ACTION ADVENTURE RPG THAT FOLLOWS THE STORY OF AN ANGST FILLED BOY, WHO IS ACCOMPANIED BY A WOLF THAT TALKS TO HIM WITHOUT MOVING ITS MOUTH! HE UP IN AN UNDERPRIVILEGED HOME AND WAS SENT TO LEARN THE WAYS OF COMBAT IN THE NATION'S LIFELONG MILITARY RECRUITMENT WHEN HIS FAMILY COULD NO LONGER AFFORD TO KEEP THEIR CHILDREN FED! NOW IN HIS TEENAGE YEARS, HE HAS DISCOVERED THAT AN EVIL TYRANT RAZED HIS VILLAGE TO THE GROUND, BUT HIS BROTHER SURVIVED! AS IT TURNS OUT, BOTH HE AND HIS BROTHER ARE THE DESTINED DUO TO DEFEAT A LONG DORMANT EVIL THAT THE TYRANT FOOLISHLY SEEKS TO UNLEASH AND TAKE CONTROL OF! YOU MUST FIND YOUR BROTHER AND WORK TOGETHER TO BEAT THE TYRANT. AS IT TURNS OUT, THE WOLF WAS YOUR BROTHER ALL ALONG! HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW, BECAUSE YOUR MOTHER SEALED HIM IN A WOLF FORM TO PROTECT HIM BEFORE THE ATTACK, AND KNEW THAT HE WOULD TRY TO STOP THE TYRANT ALONE IF HE KNEW HIS FAMILY WAS IN TROUBLE! YOU BREAK THE SPELL AND DEFEAT THE TYRANT, WHO WAS YOUR FATHER ALL ALONG!!!

(maybe)

Something tells me that it's yet another game I won't particularly care about, Capcom or not.

I'm going to go for a less likely possibility (and when I say less likely I mean never ever going to happen) on the off chance that this game is announced, just so I get to say I called it. I think it'll be an Xbox version of Ace Attorney.

Shame no one in Japan owns an Xbox. I am very curious to see what it is though.

Give me Monster Hunter Online now Capcom!
Seriously, I hope with Microsoft's help we'll finally be able to play monster hunter on the pc, (in English!).

(At least give us one for the 360!)

It's obviously a game about a heroic (and hypersexualized) harpy who must save the world from an evil Kraken and his army of nematodes.

Capcom vs Australian Icons
In honour of it being Australia day.

I wanna play Steve Irwin beating the crap out of Ryu, Megaman and Chris Redfield (or whatever that guy's name is).

I definitely think its Capcom Vs. Microsoft.

so... THREAD HIJACK: Who do you think will be on the microsoft team?

Capcom vs Microsoft.

IT FUCKING HAS TO BE

Gotcha Force 2?
Veiwtiful Joe?
Microsoft Vs Capcom? (IT is Capcom, X Microsoft)
OO Megaman came in my head then

Its not Maximo or Mega man legends 3 I do not care....

Surely a game in which you got to beat the ever loving shit out of Clippy the Paperclip would be a best-seller. I would buy it.

Arbitrary Cidin:
The phrase "Title Premier" makes me think it's going to be a new game altogether, not a new installment to a Capcom franchise.

As for wild speculation, I predict...
A MEDIEVAL ACTION ADVENTURE RPG THAT FOLLOWS THE STORY OF AN ANGST FILLED BOY, WHO IS ACCOMPANIED BY A WOLF THAT TALKS TO HIM WITHOUT MOVING ITS MOUTH! HE UP IN AN UNDERPRIVILEGED HOME AND WAS SENT TO LEARN THE WAYS OF COMBAT IN THE NATION'S LIFELONG MILITARY RECRUITMENT WHEN HIS FAMILY COULD NO LONGER AFFORD TO KEEP THEIR CHILDREN FED! NOW IN HIS TEENAGE YEARS, HE HAS DISCOVERED THAT AN EVIL TYRANT RAZED HIS VILLAGE TO THE GROUND, BUT HIS BROTHER SURVIVED! AS IT TURNS OUT, BOTH HE AND HIS BROTHER ARE THE DESTINED DUO TO DEFEAT A LONG DORMANT EVIL THAT THE TYRANT FOOLISHLY SEEKS TO UNLEASH AND TAKE CONTROL OF! YOU MUST FIND YOUR BROTHER AND WORK TOGETHER TO BEAT THE TYRANT. AS IT TURNS OUT, THE WOLF WAS YOUR BROTHER ALL ALONG! HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW, BECAUSE YOUR MOTHER SEALED HIM IN A WOLF FORM TO PROTECT HIM BEFORE THE ATTACK, AND KNEW THAT HE WOULD TRY TO STOP THE TYRANT ALONE IF HE KNEW HIS FAMILY WAS IN TROUBLE! YOU BREAK THE SPELL AND DEFEAT THE TYRANT, WHO WAS YOUR FATHER ALL ALONG!!!

(maybe)

lol that was fucking funny. I hope that it will not Project Natal crap. I'm thinking it will be a crossover that will suck hard

I can't wait for the "delicious" news....yum.

This new game will be Capcom vs. Microsoft - Ryu and Ken throw down with Master Chief and, uh, Clippy the Paperclip.

GOTY 2010

Wild Speculation, you say?
It is a marketing ploy by EA for Dante's Inferno.

CAPCOM VERSUS MICROSOFT!

Fight!

Capcom used Tired Cliche Storm! Microsoft has been bored to tears!
Microsoft used Service Pack Flurry! Capcom has encountered errors while upgrading!
Capcom used Antitrust Suit! It's super effective!
Microsoft uses Vengeful Reversal! Capcom has become lost in a maze of puzzles with no logical solution! Capcom defaults!

Microsoft wins!

Microsoft uses Purchase Property! It's SUPER EFFECTIVE!

O-Okami, is that you? Oh, don't try to talk, maybe the doctor will come with the console sequel you so desparately need. I'm sure he'll come on the 26th.

CapcomXMicrosoft is this some new yaoi game between them???

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