E3 ’11: Capcom booth roundup

By on June 16, 2011

We check out Capcom’s awesome lineup of games at E3

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I then went on to try out Asura’s Wrath, a game that truly defies any rational explanation. You play as Asura, a deity who is angry pretty much 99% of the time, and can kick some serious butt. In a gameplay trailer where we see Asura’s arms being ripped off, he still continues to headbutt and kick his way around – clearly he puts Kratos to shame. Asura draws on his never-ending anger to pull off some spectacular moves and combos, and at one point can even sprout additional arms (just humor me). The demo had us squaring off against another god, who kept coming back after being defeated, except he kept growing in size until he was the size of a planet. But even at this ridiculous size, Asura is able to channel his rage and defeat the behemoth. I didn’t know what to make of the demo after finishing it, except that the story certainly will have a lot of explaining to do. The visuals look superb and Asura controls well, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for this one.

A surprise exhibit at the Capcom stand was Devil May Cry – a reboot of the franchise with a younger Dante, though his white hair does return. Combining gunfire and swords to banish the creatures that dare cross your path, this remake will certainly get fans jumping around with glee. The game looks fantastic in high definition, and Dante’s signature combos and fighting style  will please gamers of all skill levels. While there was no playable demo available, the gameplay trailer that we saw showcased some of the frantic gameplay that the franchise is known for, coupled with some truly drool-worthy graphics. If you’ve played any of the Devil May Cry games, add this game to your shopping list.

Capcom did whet our appetite with trailers for several Resident Evil games as well as clips from Dead Rising 2, so there’s plenty of great things coming our way from this awesome studio. In the meantime, here are some screenshots to tide you over!

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A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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