I wasn’t much of a Battlefield 1942 fan. In fact, I was playing Return to Castle Wolfenstein’s multiplayer when the game debuted and didn’t enjoy how the game felt. So you will have to excuse me if I seem a little cold towards the upcoming PSN/XBLA/PC downloadable title, Battlefield 1943: Pacific. It’s a ‘remake’ of some the classic Battlefield 1942 maps like Wake Island. Sounds interesting considering I was a fan of the Battlefield 2 version, Wake Island 2007.
Let’s breakdown what this upcoming game will provide:
Geared towards pick up and play
Will cost approximately $15 – $20
Will be approximately 350 MB
Will only have three classes: Infantry, Riflemen, and Scout
Will have auto-regnerating health and unlimited ammo
Will be powered by the Frostbite engine which was used in Battlefield: Bad Company
I was pretty excited when Capcom announced this shoot ‘em up “remake”, but after seeing the screenshots below, I just don’t know. It’s missing something. I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s missing that special something that makes it a 1942 game.
Expect 1942: Joint Strike in two week’s time. July 23rd for XBLA and July 24th for PSN.
Captivate is Capcom’s own media event. Nothing super exciting happened, but there were some noteworthy pieces of media and info which I stumbled across.
Street Fighter IV
Unlike another Street Fighter game, this one is actually impressing me with every showing.
The ‘Vengeance’ Trailer is definitely worth watching if you haven’t seen the game for awhile. Ignore the announcer and his ramblings; he’ll stop at the half way point and then you can enjoy some fantastic Street Fighter IV footage. If you’re wondering how the game is shaping up, it’s actually going very well according to impressions from Kotaku.
People will be pleased to know that the console versions will include the following exclusive features:
A few days ago, the gaming press were invited to “Capcom’s Digital Day”, an event Capcom cooked up to promote, reveal and show off their latest and upcoming digital offerings. Most, if not all, the games shown there will be available through digital distribution only.
Capcom is answering prayers, here! IGN has the scoop along with a nice trailer. It’s basically the same 1942 I love, but in HD, re-tooled with some new tricks and cheap! It’s going to cost $9.99 on PSN or 800 Space Bucks on XBLA. Release window? This summer.
Very excited for this. Especially for the cooperative play!
P.S – Capcom, bring us Captain Commando in HD filled with 4 player co-op and we’ll be golden!