After Capcom announced in June that it is now open to acquisition offers, Continue Play's Chad Bonin provides a speculative look at a possible future where Nintendo stepped to snap up the Street Fighter and Resident Evil publisher.
We'd finally get a MegaMan game. It would also be a good chance to get Devil May Cry in PG's hands.
dmc is fine the way it is. platinum would change it too much. gameplay wise
"Platinum would change it to much" Except the creator of DMC works there and created Bayonetta which is the closest thing we have to a real DMC after NT killed it single handedly. PG would be perfect for DMC
How? You know who Kamiya is, right?
I doubt Platinum would want to work on that, at least for a little while. Kamiya has his hands full with Scalebound atm.
Then the DMC game would just be exclusive, so i'd rather see it landing somewhere else. Stay 3rd party, then we could see what would happen. No thanks. :)
The biggest issue with nintendo buying out capcom, if they could, would be that every IP would now be nintendo exclusive, Aside from that there's no guarantee that each games developers would even stay onboard. That being said people who want Kamia to work on a DMC game need to realise Kamia hasn't made a DMC1 esque game, in gameplay or atmosphere, since splitting with capcom. I'd go as far as to say he could ruin Dantes character given how anime-esque bayonetta. But that aside Kamiya has moved on for the better and as a result has his own companies and makes his own games. I don't see why he'd want to return to DMC other then making money off fanboys.
I can see why it would suck for some, but when it comes to being a fan of a franchise, most would just support the IP regardless of platform. If Sony gets their hands on MegaMan, I'd be buying a PS4 and Vita. It's just that simple to me. I can see where you are coming from, but me wanting DMC in PG's hands is as simple as that. DMC being a Nintendo, Sony, XBox or PC exclusive is not my point, DMC made by PG is. 7_7
After giving it some thought, i believe you've lost your mind. Multiplatform titles going exclusive, that's the worst case scenario for any fanbase. Only the company owning it benefits from it. Supporting a game regardless of platform, that's BS that businesses loves to hear. Platinum Games may be great, but it's not the right fit for it at all. Itsuno is still with Capcom, and he's the only one capable of creating a great DMC game currently. Scalebound following the example of the ugly dino character model, that's a new low for Platinum as well. I was expecting them to do better than that.
Sorry, but I'm not getting involved in fanboy BS. I support the games, not the platform. All I said was "DMC being a Nintendo, Sony, XBox or PC exclusive is not my point, DMC made by PG is". That doesn't mean I want it to be exclusive, PG is a 3rd party after all... Multiplatform or not, a PG DMC would be interesting to see. It's a shame so many saw my post as "ZOMG NINTENDO FANBOY WANTS DMC TA BEH WII U EXCLUSIVE", when all I wanted was a company (not Capcom) to make a MegaMan game and see PG make a Devil May Cry game. I suppose that's my fault for lack of information on the context of my post (didn't think I needed to go into details). If Platinum Games is (in your own words) "great", it's completely reasonable for someone to want to see them make a game from a franchise that is good. It's like when people want to see Retro make a [insert Nintendo IP here] game. "Scalebound following the example of the ugly dino character model, that's a new low for Platinum as well." ......Tell us feel you really feel. XD In all seriousness, PG has many art styles to choose from that are not like Scalebound. Why are you bringing that up? Before I run out of bubbles, seriously tell me where you are going with this. 7_7
That would be highly unfortunate
capcom needs to remain 3rd party.
And what if not? What if Nintendo would buy them and get all their games exclusive? I know, you guys still would not get a Wii U, just because its a Wii U and not because the games wpuld be great or not.
cause i don't want to see games being held down down by wii u's limitations. plus i know nintendo will try and turn certain games into a new direction.
That would be really annoying.
No way. Nintendo can have Mega Man, but I want DMC 5 made by Itsuno and his team.
Capcom would be the new Rare for Nintendo.
I'd say Retro Studios is (potentially) the new Rare for Nintendo. On the other hand, they have very few games under their belt, so they still need to prove themselves a little more. But so far, so good.
Platinum games suck.
If they didn't have Inaba, I would agree.
If it happened, Nintendo should allow Capcom to finish Deep Down for PS4.
Might as well ask 'What if MS bought Capcom?' Ultimately, MS has more than enough money to outbid either Sony or Nintendo, and with their desire to get major exclusives for the X1, I can easily see it happening.
I would prefer if they just bought Megaman. I don't want to lose out on playing SF and RE.
If that were to happen, the fighting game community would be severely affected. Nintendo's Online infrastructure is subpar compared to the competition.
I am a huge Nintendo fan but I want to see a new Resident Evil and Devil May Cry running at full power on PS4/Xbox One than at Wii U power. Although Nintendo will set Capcom's policies straight and co-op developments like Megaman, 2D Zelda games would be awesome. But ultimately, I think Capcom should stay third party. Capcom won't go under, like all other Japanese companies, they merge with other companies, Tecmo-Koei, Square Enix, Namco-Bandai. I can see Capcom Sega or Platinum Capcom Games.
How sick would it be if say MS buys in!!! Gets all Capcom licenses than decides to license say Street Fighter to WB Studios/Nether for a MK vs SF people have died for years and it would be a console exclusive!!! They could also do a Street Fighter Vs Killer Instinct... Hey these are million sellers and exclusives... Imagine that!!!
How about no. I think Capcom should remain third party, but if a major maker was to buy it, I'd rather it was Nintendo... and even then, I have BIG reserves against that.
Is Capcom worth buying? Nostalgia aside, this studio hasn't really moved with the times. It kind of reminds me of the early days of Edios, who were on top of the competition with Tomb raider. Then they sat on their laurels as the competition bettered them. There is a lot of smaller, better run studios who are more imaginative & hungry for success than Capcom IMO.
Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, MegaMan, Devil May Cry. Yeah, I'd say they are very buyable. :P
I see your point, but are they up to the task?
Capcom has been terrible with adapting to the HD advancements, so yeah, i agree that they haven't moved with the times. Unless they truly get their heads out of the sand, and let Itsuno work his magic on DMC 5, then they're pretty much dead as it is. Resident Evil? I doubt they know what to do with that anymore. Maximo could make a return as well, but i don't know.
no for fk sake NO ....Nintendo crap policies and underpowered systems gives no benefit to Capcom at all ...also the biggest fan base of Capcom's games is on Playstation consoles (i know all you Nintendo nerd you ll disagree) but yes there were and there started Capcom's biggest franchises .(ResidenEvil DMC, Monster HUnter,Dragons Dogma , Onimusha aslo other gems like Okami,Godhand and some of the best collections of Street Fighter games and other 2D fightings games were on PS2) so Nintendo shut up Capcom doesnt belong to you ...recent HD remaster of Resi (no Wii U version)shows exactly this that Capcom doesnt need more collaboration with Nintendo
Heh, i still remember the origin of DMC. I'm glad that a RE game turned into something else entirely, because it was ahead of time with creating a faster paced genre. +1 to no Nintendo. Hell, it should be any 3rd party company worth a damn. That excludes Square Enix, of course.
Microsoft would buy CapCom before Nintendo would. Microsoft would make big gains in Japan with Xbox One if they were to own CapCom.
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