With recent news that Capcom will start focusing on remakes and ports of their classic games, due to the success of recent Resident Evil and Devil May Cry remakes/ports, it only makes sense that fans would start speculating on what games could be next. The classic Resident Evil 2 was recently announced to be getting a remake after years of demand, so what could be next on Capcom’s list? Let’s see.
Resident Evil 3
With a remake of Resident Evil 2 on the way it only makes sense that the third game would be next too. Resident Evil 3 is one of the more fondly remembered entries in the series with the game’s main villain, Nemesis, being one of the highlights. A HD upgrade would certainly help Nemesis scare a new generation of players. Staaarrrsssss….
The Viewtiful Joe games are a series of 2D platformer games about a hero who gets sucked into a movie world and uses special “VFX Powers” to save the day. Viewtiful Joe was the first game made by Clover Studio, the studio that would eventually split from Capcom to become Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Scalebound). Viewtiful Joe and its sequel have never been on an Xbox console, so maybe Xbox owners could finally get to know Joe and his goofy world. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new entry in the series, so perhaps the first two games coming to the current gen could gather interest in a new game.
Many would claim Okami to be Capcom’s best game of the last decade. While Capcom and Clover’s attempt at doing a Legend of Zelda style game didn’t initially light the charts on fire, it steadily became a beloved classic. The game has an incredibly unique paintbrush art style that still holds up to this day. The game originally came out on the Play Station 2 and was later ported to the Wii and Play Station 3; yet again Xbox owners haven’t been able to experience a classic game and it’s about time they should.
Godhand suffered a similar fate to Okami; when it initially came out it sold poorly despite being well reviewed (aside from IGN’s infamous 3/10 review). Godhand would be Clover’s last game until they split off and become Platinum. The 3D brawler shares many similarities with some of Platinum’s game like its goofy sense of humor and over-the-top action. Sadly unlike Okami, Godhand has yet to receive a port or remake; maybe now’s the time to finally change that?
Originally released on the Dreamcast, Power Stone is a very unique fighting game. Power Stone is a 3D fighting game in which players can use various items in the environment to beat their enemies and collect stones that power the characters up into special forms. There hasn’t been many games like Power Stone since its release, which is why fans are clamoring to get their hands on the game again. Power Stone with online multiplayer could be a big hit that keeps players up for countless nights battling their friends.
While Street Fighter V and the next-gen version of Ultra Street Fighter IV maybe be Play Station 4 exclusive, that doesn’t mean Xbox One owners have to miss out entirely on the street fighting action. Capcom could always do yet another re-release of one of the classic Street Fighter games. Perhaps a collection of games that includes Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, the three Street Fighter Alpha games and Street Fighter III: Third Strike could happen; though Capcom may be tempted to sell most of those games individually, taking a page from Microsoft’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Rare Replay by giving fans a deal that they can’t refuse would be wise.
Mega Man X
Capcom is set to release Mega Man Legacy which contains the first six classic Mega Man games, so it only makes sense to re-release some of the games from the sequel series, Mega Man X. Many fans of the blue bomber considers the X series to be superior to the classic series in a variety of ways, so there’s a good chance that these fans would love to play those games on their current gen console of choice. It’d also be a good way for new fans of the Mega Man series to decide which sub-series is their favorite.
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