Capcom Reveals Upcoming Mobile Slate
Capcom Interactive today accounced four new games in development for mobile handsets: Shade II, Mega Man II, Street Fighter II and Millionaire Music Edition. All four games will be compatible with BREW and Java handsets.
Capcom highlighted the diversity of these games which range from reworkings of the classic Street Fighter and Mega Man properties to the "fully immersive" Massivley Multiplayer world of Shade II to the Millionaire-themed general knowledge quiz.
"We feel strongly that our continued success in mobile must come through quality of product, diversity in our portfolio, true innovation in design and seamless deployment," said Midori Yuasa, president of Capcom Interactive.
Shade II looks like the pick of the bunch for the more descerning mobile gamer. It offers robust character generation, clans and co-op play, a range of weapons and spells, and advanced transport such as boats and horses. All this is played in a massive fantasy environment, somehow crammed into that innocuous devise you sometimes use to make phone calls.
Here's the rundown in full:
Shade II - Set in a fantasy world, Shade was the first mobile game to incorporate a full featured massively multiplayer role playing experience onto a handset. Shade II will expand the existing world and bring many exciting new features to the already deep gameplay. The robust character creation system allows the player to specialize in melee weapons, ranged weapons, spells or healing attributes through play as opposed to assigning character points. Additionally, the game will support advanced MMO features such as boats and steeds for fast travel, PVP as well as cooperative modes of play, community features such as clan naming and private messaging, tons of loot and of course massive environments to explore. Shade II is expected to be available on BREW and Java handsets in Q1 of '08
Mega Man II - The classic action platformer that defined the genre has made its way to mobile. As the robotic blue bomber, Mega Man, the player must battle through 14 levels and defeat eight robot masters before tackling the nefarious Dr. Wily. Mega Man II will be available this June for both BREW and Java handsets.
Street Fighter II - Test your mettle against the greatest fighters in the world including Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, E Honda, Blanka, Zangief, Guile and Dhalsim in this classic coin-op gone mobile. Built from the ground up to play fast and frenetic on today's handsets, this classic fighter is a key-press-for-key-press carbon copy of the arcade legend, with all the moves, sounds and combinations that define the franchise. Street Fighter II will be available this June for both BREW and Java handsets.
Millionaire Music Edition - From the general to the obscure and eclectic, Millionaire Music Edition tests players' knowledge of all things music with 1,000 mind-bending questions. Like the syndicated TV show, the game begins with common knowledge $100 questions and culminates with $1 million questions to challenge even true devotees of the genre. To help players progress through the game, four lifelines are available including - "Ask the Audience," "50:50," "Phone a Friend" and the recently added "Switch a Question." Millionaire Music Edition will ship in mid-May for BREW and Java handsets.
Modojo will have more on these titles, including hands-on impressions, later this month