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Mon, Oct 05, 2009 | 19:06 BST
Capcom’s Chris Kramer told GT that the PS3 version of Resident Evil 5′s Alternative Edition will be giving more than a little love to the machine’s upcoming motion tech.
“They’re going to be using motion controller on PS3 from top to bottom, going in from movement to combat,” he said.
“I’ll be very interested to see it in practice.”
Kramer added that 360 owners may want to start whistling if they’re after similar motion controls for the game, although it sounds as though the team’s planning some good shit for the other SKU, yo.
“I haven’t heard anything about Natal right now,” the PR boss added. “The team’s said it’s focusing on motion control support for the PlayStation 3 platform, and they’re thinking very hard about what they can offer to be of an equal level of interest for 360 players.”
Watch Kramer speak after the break. PS3′s motion tech ships next spring.
Thu, Sep 10, 2009 | 19:17 BST
Capcom released its Platinum Hits Triple Pack featuring Devil May Cry 4, Dead Rising, and Lost Planet: Colonies Edtiion this past Tuesday.
It was such a nice package of games, we decided to contact Capcom to find out if more were planned for the year or the very near future.
“We’ve been doing “Triple Pack” collections pretty steadily over the last three years,” Capcom’s Chris Kramer told VG247. “In 2006 we did a DMC collection for PS2 and in 2007 we did a Resident Evil PS2 collection.
“These collections are a great way to introduce new players to ongoing series, extend life of our back-catalog products and bring old favorites back at reasonable prices.
“We don’t have any new announcements at the moment — the Triple Pack is just launching — but I wouldn’t rule out more collections in 2010.”
Hear that kiddos? More Triple Packs may be coming next year. That’s good to hear.
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 | 16:41 BST
Looks like some more DLC may be heading to Resident Evil 5, according to Capcom’s Christian Svensson.
Speaking with VG247 during its latest podcast, Svensson stated that currently the firm is discussing the possibility of releasing more downloadable content for the title, and is looking to the community for ideas and suggestions.
“We’re talking about it. I don’t know if you have seen some of the threads on Capcom Unity, but questions came up on whether we are going to do any more,” he said. “I asked what people would want to see and that spawned a thread that was literally hundreds of posts long and had tens of thousands of views.
“I mentioned that thread to the team and we have discussed it ever since. So I will leave it at that.”
More DLC is always a good thing. Especially when it involves shooting parasite infected enemies out to get you.
The full podcast can be listened to through the link.
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 | 15:17 BST
Capcom’s confirmed to VG247 that Dead Rising 2 will be making an appearance at Tokyo Game Show later this month, and that more on the showing is to be announce imminently.
“You’re not going to see it on the floor of TGS, but there will be Dead Rising 2 stuff happening coming out of TGS,” Capcom’s Chris Kramer said, talking in this week’s podcast.
“That sounds maddeningly cryptic, but you’ll be hearing more literally in the next few days.”
The game itself is coming out next year, but Capcom US business boss Christian Svensson refused to be drawn on specifics.
“Exactly when in 2010, we can’t talk about right now,” he added.
Reports are already hinting at a multiplayer reveal at the Japanese show.
TGS runs from September 24-27.
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 | 12:58 BST
The Lost Planet 2 multiplayer demo saw monster level of interest when it released last month.
“In 24 hours we actually got more downloads of the Lost Planet 2 demo than we did of Resident Evil 5,” Capcom’s Chris Kramer told us this week, talking in the VG247 podcast.
“That kind of astonished all of us.”
The publisher didn’t give exact figures on the latest teaser, but the Resident Evil 5 demo set a Live record in February, with 1.8 million downloads in its first week of availability. It did 1.3 million in the first three days.
The Lost Planet 2 demo released on the first day of GamesCom, August 19. It was a Live-only banana.
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 | 10:22 BST
Bit of a humdinger this week. We were lucky enough to get Capcom US’s senior business chap Christian Svensson and Unity ubermeister Chris Kramer on the phone for a brilliant chat about all the firm’s major products: tons of news in there, so definitely listen.
In addition, British development refused to be outdone, you’ll be glad to hear, with Arkham Asylum’s lead narrative guy Paul Crocker giving us ten minutes of everything bat. The interviews are back-to-back.
This one’s quite long, so for ease:
- 0-14.29 – Pat, Steph and Nathan on PS3 Slim, Take-Two’s Natal announcement, Blizzcon, Nathan sounding like a broken robot and Steph shouting about “slapping hookers”.
- 14.30-28.21 – Capcom’s Christian Svensson and Chris Kramer.
- 28.51-38.50 – Rocksteady’s Paul Crocker.
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 | 07:45 BST
Speaking to MTV, Capcom’s Chris Kramer’s confirmed that Dead Rising 2 – and E3 no-show – is going to miss both Gamescom and PAX.
“You’re gonna be seeing Dead Rising 2 next at Tokyo Game Show,” he said.
“Lost Planet 2 will have all new stuff at Tokyo Game Show, and also a couple new titles from us, as well as updates of the stuff we showed at E3.”
The zombie sequel’s got no firm date as yet.
Tue, May 05, 2009 | 07:12 BST
Capcom’s about to release a large amount of downloadable PSone and PSP titles to download via PSN, saying today that up to 40 games could appear in the next few months.
“We’ll definitely be looking at a lot of titles that have things like Street Fighter and Resident Evil in the title,” Capcom’s Chris Kramer told Joystiq.
“We’re thinking about putting together a long list of the titles we’re looking at, and then releasing it on Capcom Unity and having people vote on them. Ultimately we’re looking at bringing between 20 and 40 titles to the PSN over the next several months.”
Cool cheese. PSP and 2009 appear to be enjoying a fine marriage. Hit the link for more.
Mon, Mar 16, 2009 | 14:34 GMT
Capcom US speak chief Chris “Kramer” Kramer has seemingly confirmed Lost Planet 2 and Dead Rising 2 for release in 2010.
“Capcom’s kind of on a 30-year high right now,” he said, speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast.
“It’s a pretty amazing place to be, between everything we’ve got going right now, between the launch of Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil 5, and our big titles for next year, Lost Planet 2 and Dead Rising 2.”
Capcom UK stayed quiet on the comment today, saying only that, “We haven’t announced a date yet” for either title.
Here’s a big, elbow-in-the-ribs VG247 hint, though: you don’t see big Capcom games launching in the fourth quarter much, do you?
Mon, Mar 16, 2009 | 10:02 GMT
Capcom US comms boss Chris Kramer has called Resident Evil 5 a “new direction” for the franchise, and said that previous games, characters and storylines in the series should be seen as “act one” of the series.
RE5, said the exec, was Capcom “starting afresh” with the property.
“It’s a really good time for new players to jump in, because what we’re doing is kind of waving goodbye to a lot of storyline elements from, essentially, act one of the Resident Evil franchise,” Kramer told the Major in his latest podcast.
“Resident evil 5 is really setting the franchise up for what’s going to happen now going forwards, so establishing new characters and storylines, and pretty much a new direction for the game.”
He added: “If you’re late to the party and you haven’t been playing the games for the past 15 years, all you need to know is that the game’s a lot of fun and just filled with action, so you don’t have to worry about the plot, as we’re kind up picking up and starting afresh.”
Resident Evil 5 is a fairly dramatic departure from previous Resident Evil games, focussing on co-op and action over traditional “survival horror”.
The title launched in the West last week.
Mon, Jan 26, 2009 | 08:52 GMT
Chris Kramer, Capcom’s senior director for communications and community, has told Major Nelson that Resident Evil 5 is a continuation of the series and is no longer a traditional survival horror game.
“Resident Evil 5 can still loosely be considered a survival horror game,” he offered. However, compared with Resident Evil 4 it will be “more exciting, more action with more tension.”
“You have the ability to feel more like an action hero,” he went on. “You will have the largest Arsenal of weapons in a Resident Evil game to date.”
“The whole game is designed from ground up for co-op,” Kramer added. “There will never be a point where Sheva is knocked on the head or stolen by Gremlins.”
“It’s totally changed the Resident Evil experience and it’s as big a leap forward for the series as Resident Evil 4 was.”
The Resident Evil 5 demo should be ready to download on Xbox Live Marketplace any minute now.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Feb 12, 2008 | 09:34 GMT
In Major Nelson’s latest podcast, Chris Kramer – Capcom America’s senior community guy – reckons Resident Evil 5′s going to have the public goggle-eyed.
“Honestly, when we start showing more of [the game], when we start letting people go hands-on with that, people are going to flip out,” he said.
Resident Evil 5 is being rumoured as an October release this year. The latest in the zombie series, which is set in Africa, will hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.