Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney review

Publisher Capcom Developer Level-5 Format 3DS Release March 28

One wonders why such a meeting of minds has taken so long. Here, after all, is a union of two protagonists born and raised on handheld devices, sharing a common – and similarly gentlemanly – desire to seek the truth. Quite apart from that, Hershel Layton and Phoenix Wright are the archetypal mismatched pairing: a… Continue reading

Strider review

Strider review

Well, that’s one way to solve a problem. Our time with an in-development build of Double Helix’s reboot raised concerns over how much damage Strider Hiryu took. That’s still the case: our hero is fast, flighty and powerful, but he’s a glass cannon. Double Helix’s solution? Health pickups are everywhere. At the start anyway, when… Continue reading

Ultra Street Fighter IV: fists-on with the newest additions to Capcom’s cast

Ultra Street Fighter IV

Yoshinori Ono, Street Fighter IV’s grinning mascot producer, is off the project – as is, more worryingly, Dimps, the fighting-game specialist team set up by series creator Takashi Nishiyama to handle the development of each of iteration of Street Fighter IV to date. Capcom is unwilling to disclose the company working in its place, but… Continue reading

What is Deep Down? Capcom’s bold experiment in next-gen dungeoneering

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What exactly is Deep Down? After a few hands-on sessions and a gameplay demonstration led by executive producer Yoshinori Ono at September’s Tokyo Game Show, we’re still not entirely sure. At first, Capcom’s PS4-exclusive dungeon crawler appeared to be its take on Dark Souls. Then a 2094 New York meta-setting was introduced in a setup similar to… Continue reading

Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies review

Ace Attorney- Dual Destinies

The prosecutor is a convicted criminal with a bird of prey perched on his shoulder. A witness gives a statement with a cardboard box over her head. The assistant to the defence has a gadget that detects emotional fluctuations during testimony. Dual Destinies is an Ace Attorney game, all right. And that’s a relief, because… Continue reading

Ultra Street Fighter IV: Capcom’s latest rebalancing act

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We encounter some familiar faces in Street Fighter IV’s third major revision.

DuckTales Remastered review

DuckTales Remastered

Capcom revisits its 8-bit NES hit, but has this former gem lost its lustre?

Watch seven minutes of Double Helix’s Strider reboot

Strider

New side-scroller coming to current and next gen consoles.

Ultra Street Fighter IV revealed, coming early 2014

Ultra Street Fighter IV

Five new characters and six new stages included in new 360, PS3 and PC release; new trailer inside.