NEWS - Thursday, May 17, 2001
Xbox gets three games from CapcomWe have press releases coming out of our ears! In this one, Microsoft and Capmon announces that they have three games for the Xbox, which happen to be Genma Onimusha, Dino Crisis 3 and BRAIN-BOX (Code Name). One more thing two of these titles are going to Xbox exclusives. (yeah!!!)
The first Capcom games to appear on Xbox will be "Genma Onimusha (tentative title), an enhanced version of the worldwide hit "Onimusha that will deliver new dimensions of gameplay that harness the power of Xbox; "Dino Crisis 3 (tentative title), an award-winning dinosaur game that will be an Xbox exclusive; and an original game by the producer of "Dino Crisis and "BioHazard, code-named "BRAIN-BOX (tentative title), also an Xbox exclusive.
"We believe the influence of Xbox in global markets will be overwhelming, said Yoshiki Okamoto, managing director at Capcom. "We have also concluded that in terms of Capcoms global strategy, participation in Xbox is essential. At Capcom, we intend to introduce a product lineup specifically for Xbox that will fully satisfy game enthusiasts.
"Gamers are going to be impressed when they see what Capcom will create for Xbox, said J Allard, general manager of the Xbox Platform at Microsoft. "Xbox will really let the creative artists at Capcom bring their ideas to life and deliver riveting and heart-pounding game experiences.
According to Keiji Inafune, producer of "Genma Onimusha, the tremendous technological power of Xbox has enabled him to expand on his original vision for the game, resulting in new features and enhanced gameplay options.
"Simply porting Onimusha doesnt mean anything, and I dont want to produce that kind of game, Inafune said. "I intend to come up with the kind of game that makes people say, Its Xbox so it must be good. Lets give it a go. Im going to create an enhanced version of Onimusha, the sort of game people will want to play over and over again.
Optimized for Xbox, this action-adventure game showcases the superb graphics capabilities of Xbox. In the game, which is based on the worldwide hit "Onimusha and produced by Keiji Inafune, players take the role of a young Samurai warrior on a mission to save a kidnapped princess in feudal Japan.
"Dino Crisis 3 (Exclusive to Xbox)
The latest in producer Shinji Mikamis famed ``Dino Crisis series takes advantage of the enormous processing power of Xbox by enabling multiple players to work together. In ``Dino Crisis 3, players come face-to-face with attacking dinosaurs in a desperate effort to rescue trapped humans.
"BRAIN-BOX (Code Name, Exclusive to Xbox)
The game code-named "BRAIN-BOX is an original robot simulation game by Shinji Mikami, producer of the "Dino Crisis and the "BioHazard series. As the pilots of giant android weapons, players explore exploding war zones, steering their armored vehicles through smoke-filled battlefields. An extensive control panel lets players monitor nearly every aspect of their androids to stay on top of the action.