The sequel to Capcom’s reasonably successful video game Lost Planet, aptly titled Lost Planet 2,was released earlier this summer. Kotobukiya was suppose to release four action figures Mechs in conjunction with the video game, but only now, many months later, have they started shipping. Was the wait worth it? Find out after the jump.
Capcom is hitting “Continue” on another Street Fighter movie despite suffering a pair of brutal KOs on their previous attempts. Speaking to GamerLive.tv, Capcom’s vice president of strategic planning and business development, Christian Svensson said that they’re still moving forward with attempts to successfully bring the long-running videogame franchise to the big screen. Here is his amazing answer to why Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li was such an astounding failure:
There’s a book to be written there. This is where I have to be careful. Let’s just say there were a lot of people with different ideas as to what was the best route to take with that movie. A path was chosen, a result was had. I think there are some learnings internally that we’ve taken away from that experience.
Hit the jump for more quotes from the interview along with a cool fan-made movie that hit the web recently.
We were promised jetpacks. As a society. It’s an idea as old as time, and you can read about it in old issues of Popular Mechanics. There it is, clear as day. And where’d they get their proof? Well, the Bible, to be precise. There it is at the beginning of the Book of Revelation: “Yet before the destruction of Man was to fall, the Lord said to Man, ‘Zoom around willy-nilly; childhood dreams now incarnate, packs of rockets on your backs.” See? So, then comes this company Airtight Games, who’s gonna make it all come true for us – at least, in the digital sense. So, they team up with this mega-publisher called Capcom, and they set out to give us The Jetpack Game! Wait, ok: it’s called Dark Void. Sigh; had it actually been called The Jetpack Game, I think it probably would have been ten times better. As it stands, instead of giving everyone the game to make our deep-seated techno-fancies come true, Dark Void rockets its way into the low-slung ceiling of mediocrity. More after the jump:
Another video game movie? Huzzah! Hollywood desperately wants a slice of the gigantic video game profits that industry continues to reap. When it was released last Tuesday, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 set the record for biggest video game launch of all-time by selling approximately 4.7 million units in its first 24 hours for a total of $310 million from the U.S. and U.K. combined. That’s a lot of scratch and apparently the only way for Hollywood to get a piece is to adapt games into movies, because it apparently doesn’t work the other way around even though there have been at least two video games which were better than the properties they came from (Goldeneye 007 and The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay). So the score is currently Movie-based Video Games: Two, Video Game-based Movies: Zero.
But Brad Pitt and his Plan B pictures are going to try and put movies on the score board by adapting the upcoming Capcom video game, Dark Void. According to Variety, the story is about, “a pilot who crash lands in the Bermuda Triangle following a routine mission and wakes up to find himself in an alternate world resembling a primitive earth where aliens with superior technology are planning to take over civilization.” Judging from the box art, this causes the pilot to dress up like the Rocketeer. The game has a unique “vertical cover” system which is just like the regular cover system except with Dark Void it’s vertical and in mid-air. Wow, what an innovation.