Capcom Posts First-Half Release Info

Posted by Jeff (3336 posts) -
This image depicts how I intend to spend most of my February (and my March, now that I think about it).
Some of this information was already available, but there's something to be said about starting off the new year by letting the world know where everything stands. Capcom's gone and done that with a press release devoted to release info and windows for its upcoming games.


Those are the firm dates. The company also has some sketchier windows for some of its other stuff. Flock!, the sheep-herding UFO game will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC in "early 2009." MotoGP on the Wii will hit in the middle of March, and Bionic Commando will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 during "the first half of the year."

PC versions of Bionic Commando and Street Fighter IV were also mentioned with non-specific dates. They'll just be coming sometime after their console counterparts.

At one point, Capcom was making a little bit of unofficial noise about Bionic Commando coming in January, but it sounds like that's not happening. Joystiq is reporting that Capcom put out a similar list for the European market that pegs Flock! down to February and Bionic Commando down to March, but my guess is that the wider, less-specific US info supersedes the European news.
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#1 Posted by Jeff (3336 posts) -
This image depicts how I intend to spend most of my February (and my March, now that I think about it).
Some of this information was already available, but there's something to be said about starting off the new year by letting the world know where everything stands. Capcom's gone and done that with a press release devoted to release info and windows for its upcoming games.


Those are the firm dates. The company also has some sketchier windows for some of its other stuff. Flock!, the sheep-herding UFO game will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC in "early 2009." MotoGP on the Wii will hit in the middle of March, and Bionic Commando will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 during "the first half of the year."

PC versions of Bionic Commando and Street Fighter IV were also mentioned with non-specific dates. They'll just be coming sometime after their console counterparts.

At one point, Capcom was making a little bit of unofficial noise about Bionic Commando coming in January, but it sounds like that's not happening. Joystiq is reporting that Capcom put out a similar list for the European market that pegs Flock! down to February and Bionic Commando down to March, but my guess is that the wider, less-specific US info supersedes the European news.
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#2 Edited by get2sammyb (6413 posts) -

* Capgod.

#3 Posted by Matthew (1910 posts) -

Capcom always does have some good stuff going on. 

#4 Edited by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -

It certainly is an impressive Q1.

As far as I'm concerned it does not get any better when there is SF game in there.

Feb 20th for the PC version of SF4 here in Europe, according to a very reliable source here.




#5 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

If Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop actually ends up being good...I'll be shocked.

#6 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8610 posts) -

Wow, that is some lineup. All of them I plan on getting, as long as Dead Rising is good.  It looks promising, and the no-brainers on the list (SFIV and RE5), will definitely be great.

#7 Posted by nickyvegas (110 posts) -

I can't wait for Bionic Commando. 

#8 Posted by norton123 (311 posts) -

RE5 looks impressive. Should sell a lot.

#9 Posted by MackGyver (508 posts) -

Good lineup of games for the first few months.

#10 Posted by Rowr (5239 posts) -

Im not really super hyped for any of these, tho most of them have the potential to bowl me over.

#11 Edited by NathHaw (2753 posts) -

Despite its major flaws, e.g. escort quests, Dead Rising was a great game.  I have little confidence in the new, Wii version; I'd like to be surprised though.   I feel a little as though RE5 will not be the major upgrade to the franchise for which I'd hoped (some have referred to it as 4.5), but SF4 is looking to be one of my favorite games of '09.

As far as Bionic Commando goes, well, we'll see.  It looks promising enough.

#12 Posted by bwooduhs (1616 posts) -

Good. RE5 is a day after my b-day.

#13 Posted by Moon (251 posts) -

Capcom has really stepped up there game.

#14 Posted by Nets (318 posts) -

Capcom is shaping up to be one of my favorite publishers/developers ever 0_o

#15 Posted by BlackWaterCO (1574 posts) -

What about Dark Void?

I like that game

#16 Posted by whoozwah (52 posts) -

Bionic Commando PC - yes
Street Fighter 4 - yes
Resident Evil 5 - if it was anything like 4? Hell no!

#17 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I cant wait for Street Fighter! Even though I will suck!

#18 Posted by Kazona (3055 posts) -

Wow I'm kinda surprised they don't have a solid release date yet for Bionic Commando. But as long as that means they're giving the game the polish it deserves, then I don't mind.

And hellz yea, Street Fighter IV!

#19 Posted by TomA (2532 posts) -

Why people so down on RE5,game looks awesome quit bitching.And also SF4 looks fun.

#20 Posted by spiceninja (3052 posts) -

Can't wait for Street Fighter and RE5.

#21 Posted by CitizenKane (10501 posts) -

Looks like some good games will help keep me occupied this Q1 of 2009.

#22 Posted by SaucySala (343 posts) -

I'm really interested in Flock!

#23 Posted by saxmusician20 (135 posts) -
#24 Posted by Kodo_Beast (129 posts) -

Nice, SF IV and my birthday on the same day. Can't wait!

#25 Posted by Champy (533 posts) -

re5! CANT WAIT!

#26 Posted by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -

February 17 cannot come soon enough.

#27 Posted by zkilla (139 posts) -

this quarter looks awesome for capcom
but I still want to see dark void

#28 Posted by herviross_2 (89 posts) -

RE5 is definitely going to be one of the hottest selling titles for the first quarter of the year.

#29 Posted by Lemegeton (780 posts) -

and they say good games never come out in the Spring XD

#30 Posted by Shinryu (245 posts) -

Hard to believe thats only a Q1 line-up....heh guess Capcom is in for a good fiscal year :)

#31 Posted by Media_Master (3283 posts) -

Man, I believe most of my cash will go to Capcom this year!

#32 Posted by Yagami (579 posts) -

These are true Heavy-Weights (Street Fighter IV & Resident Evil 5), CAPCOM will make a freaking fortune of these. Not only games will be sold, but other accessories like Street Fighter IV FightSticks ($79-150) alongside other materials.

#33 Posted by Breadfan (6586 posts) -

Looks like 2009 is already off to a great start

#34 Posted by AndrewGaspar (2418 posts) -

Capcom's becoming a surprisingly important player, not only in the Eastern market but in the Western market as well.

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