One of the few publishers not to release a preview list in the week running up to E3, Capcom have cut straight to the chase and have revealed which games will be on show just as the conference gets underway, right about now, UK time. There are no surprises, but that won?t detract from the fact that these are some of the most significant games present.
Resident Evil 4 (GC)
Resident Evil is widely regarded as the original of the survival-horror genre. Part 4, exclusive to the Gamecube, will see a return to Raccoon City and numerous tweaks to the gameplay, as well as a ?chase? camera, instead of that irritating fixed viewpoint
Street Fighter 2 - Anniversary Edition (Xbox)
Melding together Hyper Street Fighter 2 (as released on PS2) and Street Fighter 3: Third Strike (as released on Dreamcast), this is an enticingly comprehensive package for fans of the benchmark 2D beat ?em up. It will also be Live-enabled. Yesssss!
Viewtiful Joe 2 (PS2, GC)
Yet more proof that 2D games are still a worthy cause. The original Gamecube game gave players some delightfully old fashioned gameplay that manages to ooze style from every pixel. We wanted more and now it?s definitely on the way? and this time PS2 owners will get a go.
Shadow Of Rome (PS2)
A third-person action adventure set in the age of the Roman Empire. The storyline manages to incorporate ancient politics alongside barbaric acts of primitive violence. Thank Odin for Capcom.
Tim Burton?s Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie?s Revenge ? The Game (PS2)
The adventures of Jack Skellington hit the Sony machine at some point in autumn.
Monster Hunter (PS2)
Capcom?s online hunting game is one of the most refreshing online-enabled games at this year?s E3. Part RPG and part hunt simulator, MH will allow players to meet up in their virtual environment before forming small teams capable of tracking and killing the larger prey. If this works as well as hoped, it should be an awesome achievement.
Megaman Anniversary Collection (PS2, GC, GBA)
Self-explanatory really: it?s an anthology consisting of Megaman 1-8. The GBA version, however, will stop at Megaman 5.
Devil May Cry 3 (PS2)
The original was great, the sequel less so. Let?s hope that this will buck that downward trend.