Over the past couple years, Capcom has fallen out a favor with their once-loyal fanbase. It’s hard to blame the fans though; after the publisher’s treatment of Mega Man, and constant DLC packs and re-releases of Street Fighter IV, it can be hard to feel like Capcom has the consumer’s best interest at heart. (To say nothing of the lukewarm reception to the reboot of the popular Devil May Cry franchise with the recent DMC) With that in mind, Capcom is attempting to reinvigorate some of their more popular franchises with the release of a Capcom Essentials pack, which includes five games from each of some of the publisher’s most popular brands.
Outed by EB Games (via NeoGAF,) the collection contains the following titles: Dead Rising 2, Devil May Cry 4, Mega Man 10, Super Street Fighter IV, and Resident Evil 6. As of yet, no official word has come from Capcom to formally announce the collection. Furthermore, the retailer lists no mention of whether or not these titles will come prepackaged with their available DLC. It’s probably a safe bet to assume we’ll be getting the vanilla version of each title, meaning that these versions will be the basic releases from launch and no DLC will be included. It’s also unknown at this point how the Achievement/Trophy system will factor into this collection, so players looking to pad their Gamerscore with a whopping 4000+ in achievement points or Trophy collection with a half-dozen or so platinums will want to hold off for more information.
If the information is accurate, the Capcom Essentials collection will be available on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 and is expected to arrive on October 10. Should Capcom decide to comment about this surprising revelation, this story will be updated, so stay tuned. It’s interesting that Capcom decided to include Devil May Cry 4 as opposed to DMC; whether that’s due to the game’s poor critical and commercial success, or simply because it’s too early for them to offer the relatively new game at such a steep discount remains to be seen.
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