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Capcom Lays Out Upcoming Release Dates

Super Street Fighter IV in April, Lost Planet 2 in May.


Also: box art! 
After delaying a few games into less-specific release windows during some financial reporting earlier this month, Capcom has nailed down a few dates and windows for some of its upcoming products.

Super Street Fighter IV will hit on April 27 in North America and April 30 in Europe. A collector's edition of the game is planned, at least for Japan, which is said to at least contain a soundtrack and a trailer collection.

Lost Planet 2 is due on May 18. According to Kotaku, Capcom's Japanese event--which teased some sort of collaboration with Microsoft--revealed that Marcus Fenix and other characters from the Gears of War universe would make an appearance in the Xbox 360 version of the game.

Monster Hunter Tri is on for April in both North America and Europe, with retailers reporting a more-specific date of April 6. The game will be released in a bundle with the black version of the Classic Controller Pro for $59.99. Both the game and the controller will also be available separately.

'What do you mean I can't pre-order Monster Hunter Frontier? Don't you know who I am?'
Final Fight: Double Impact, the downloadable collection of both Final Fight and Magic Sword, is listed as a Spring release for both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.

Also out of Japan, Capcom confirmed that Monster Hunter Frontier, which had previously appeared on the PC, would also be making its way to the Xbox 360, but that's still only for the Japanese market. No North American plans for that have been announced. Don't hold your breath. Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by Jeff

Also: box art! 
After delaying a few games into less-specific release windows during some financial reporting earlier this month, Capcom has nailed down a few dates and windows for some of its upcoming products.

Super Street Fighter IV will hit on April 27 in North America and April 30 in Europe. A collector's edition of the game is planned, at least for Japan, which is said to at least contain a soundtrack and a trailer collection.

Lost Planet 2 is due on May 18. According to Kotaku, Capcom's Japanese event--which teased some sort of collaboration with Microsoft--revealed that Marcus Fenix and other characters from the Gears of War universe would make an appearance in the Xbox 360 version of the game.

Monster Hunter Tri is on for April in both North America and Europe, with retailers reporting a more-specific date of April 6. The game will be released in a bundle with the black version of the Classic Controller Pro for $59.99. Both the game and the controller will also be available separately.

'What do you mean I can't pre-order Monster Hunter Frontier? Don't you know who I am?'
Final Fight: Double Impact, the downloadable collection of both Final Fight and Magic Sword, is listed as a Spring release for both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.

Also out of Japan, Capcom confirmed that Monster Hunter Frontier, which had previously appeared on the PC, would also be making its way to the Xbox 360, but that's still only for the Japanese market. No North American plans for that have been announced. Don't hold your breath.
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Posted by OllyOxenFree

Gears of War in MY Lost Planet 2?  It's more likely than you think.

Posted by Milkman

Threre's a Monster Hunter MMO? God help us. 
 
Anyways, April 27, that's fairly soon! Get hyped. That's what the kids are saying nowadays right? That Gears stuff in Lost Planet 2 looks really weird.

Posted by corijo

No words on Dead Rising 2? =/

Posted by Heartagram
Posted by SuperfluousMoniker

Don't make Haggar piledriver a bitch.

Edited by Linkyshinks

Looking forward to all those. 

Posted by Jeffsekai

GET HYPE!!!

Posted by Myomoto

SSFIV - Worst box art I've seen in a LOOOONG time.

Posted by thecleric

you forgot about Afro Samurai being in SSF4

Posted by alexl86

A Japan-only release for the 360? That's... odd.

Posted by Driadon

April is going to be tough on my wallet: SSF4 AND MH3? /cries

Posted by Stang

Damn near May, that sucks. New goal, make SG before Super! FML

Posted by PufferFiz
@alexl86 said:
" A Japan-only release for the 360? That's... odd. "
also considering it is just a port of a 2007 game with and subscription fee, I don't expect this to go well.
Posted by nanikore

That's terrible box art.

Posted by ez123

No matter how many Gears characters they put in Lost Planet, it's never going to be as big or as good.

Posted by sixpin

  Yeah, that SSFIV box art is garbage.

Posted by Xeiphyer
@PufferFiz said:
" @alexl86 said:
" A Japan-only release for the 360? That's... odd. "
also considering it is just a port of a 2007 game with and subscription fee, I don't expect this to go well. "
The game is pretty cool, they have the 'you can play for free until a certain point' style. It'd be great if an updated version of the game came out over here.
Posted by LoneRiver

WHY THE FUCK WON'T CAPCOM RELEASE MONSTER HUNTER ON A SYSTEM WITH DECENT ONLINE CAPABILITIES IN AMERICA.

Posted by yates

I love how awful the SSFIV box-art looks.

Edited by MrKlorox

Sorry Street Fighter but the only game that exists to me on that date is Red Dead Redemption. You missed out on that one, Capcom.

Posted by Evelgest
@thecleric said:
" you forgot about Afro Samurai being in SSF4 "
That was Kotaku's incorrect translation. Gonzo, the animation studio behind Afro Samurai, is doing the animation for SSFIV.
Posted by PufferFiz
@Xeiphyer said:
" @PufferFiz said:
" @alexl86 said:
" A Japan-only release for the 360? That's... odd. "
also considering it is just a port of a 2007 game with and subscription fee, I don't expect this to go well. "
The game is pretty cool, they have the 'you can play for free until a certain point' style. It'd be great if an updated version of the game came out over here. "
Capcom made a statement saying There is no plans to bring MHF to the west.
Posted by JiuJitsuka85

What about DEAD RISING 2?

Posted by Rhaknar

april 30th for ssf4... 3 more months >_< thats a lifetime!

Posted by Hammerjelly

That SSF4 boxart is weaksauce.

Posted by Reibus
@Jiujitsuka said:
" What about DEAD RISING 2? "
 ^^^^ THIS
Posted by Dan_CiTi

Man the japanese cover art for SSFIV is so much better. 

Posted by slyspider

MONSTER HUNTER ON 360 OR PS3 WOULD BE BEST THING SENSE SEX!!!!

Posted by Gregomasta
@Dan_CiTi said:
" Man the japanese cover art for SSFIV is so much better. 
"
WAY better.
Posted by JJOR64

I wont like, that SSFIV box art looks like shit.  Thank god the game is going to be awesome though.

Posted by Yummylee

First we have Wesker cameoing in Lost Planet now the gears of war crew?? Looks like its becoming an all stars game for all the popular 3PS characters.
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Posted by SalazarCruz19

The street fighter box-art doesn't look too bad... it's decent...

Posted by AniMoney

I just wanna hear about the new characters

Posted by Video_Game_King

Wait, why are they bundling Final Fight with Magic Sword? As I recall, the game wasn't that good. If anything, bundle it with Final Fights 2 & 3 and call it Final Fight Complete Collection.

Posted by sixghost

Is this the big capcom x microsoft announcement? Weak.

Posted by Brackynews
@Abyssfull said:
"Looks like its becoming an all stars game for all the popular 3PS characters. "
Lost Planet is the new Uncharted 2 multiplayer.  But I refuse to believe any Cog can move their torso independently from their pelvis.
 
@Video_Game_King said:
" Wait, why are they bundling Final Fight with Magic Sword? As I recall, the game wasn't that good. If anything, bundle it with Final Fights 2 & 3 and call it Final Fight Complete Collection. "
Stop making sense. >_<  Magic Sword in the arcade is pretty good though. I'd put it one notch above Knights of the Round.
Posted by ZeroCast

I don't know, there is just something wrong with that old-school-silver-colored "SUPER" in the background...it doesn't seem right :/...

Posted by Xeiphyer
@PufferFiz said:
" @Xeiphyer said:
" @PufferFiz said:
" @alexl86 said:
" A Japan-only release for the 360? That's... odd. "
also considering it is just a port of a 2007 game with and subscription fee, I don't expect this to go well. "
The game is pretty cool, they have the 'you can play for free until a certain point' style. It'd be great if an updated version of the game came out over here. "
Capcom made a statement saying There is no plans to bring MHF to the west. "
I know =P Thus the 'it'd be great' part =(
Posted by Nasar7

Yay for more bad NA boxart.

Edited by Linkyshinks
@Video_Game_King said:

" Wait, why are they bundling Final Fight with Magic Sword? As I recall, the game wasn't that good. If anything, bundle it with Final Fights 2 & 3 and call it Final Fight Complete Collection. "

It's certainly an odd choice of game to bundle it with. I agree. 
 

The Japanese box art look way better. I hope a PDF becomes available, or that Europe get the Japanese cover. I hate bad box art with a passion, especially bad SF box art. 
Posted by MeatSim

I am interested in some Lost Planet 2 but that's about it.