It’s Independence Day weekend in the US and Capcom has dropped three of their bestselling iOS games to $0.99:
- STREET FIGHTER IV VOLT (TMA Review) (was $6.99)
- MEGA MAN X (was $4.99)
- MONSTER HUNTER Dynamic Hunting (was $4.99)
The sale is good until July 4th, so for those of you who’ve been patiently waiting for these excellent action-filled games to drop in price, now would be the perfect time to snag ‘em.
(Street) Fighter fans rejoice! Capcom’s popular Marvel Vs Capcom series has made its way onto the iOS platform. Following in the footsteps of Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter IV VOLT, MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 packs a whooping 56 characters from both franchises and has fully optimized touchscreen controls for the iPhone and iPad. While this beloved brawler has graced the arcades and various consoles over the past decade, this is the first time that the game’s been officially ported to a mobile device. Other features for the iOS version include local multiplayer via bluetooth and an all new “Flick Button” that’ll allow players to easily pull off complex moves. As for device compatibility, MvC2 works on the iPhone 4/4S, iPouch Touch 4G and iPad 2/3. It’s also currently on sale at its special launch price of $2.99 until May 6th, after which it’ll be $4.99. Check out the video gameplay footage after the gap.
CAPCOM, MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 - $2.99
When STREET FIGHTER IV (TMA Review) first released for the iPhone, it redefined in many ways the arcade fighting arena on the platform. Granted, we did have some quality titles before that, like Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior (TMA Review), but the adaptation of the legendary franchise was the first to bring the true console experience to iOS. But one thing was missing, and a crucial thing for any arcade fighting at that. I’m talking of course, about multiplayer. Well, fans of beating your friends to a pulp, rejoice, as this has been remedied with the release of STREET FIGHTER IV VOLT.
Capcom and SEGA, two of the most well known games publishers in the world, have temporarily dropped prices on their marquee titles and will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the disaster relief efforts in Japan. Capcom’s STREET FIGHTER IV is now $0.99 (down from $4.99) and SEGA’s own Sonic the Hedgehog games (Sonic 4, Sonic Spinball etc) are also on sale for this good cause. If you have yet to buy these iOS games, now is certainly as a good a time as any. Of course, you can also donate money to American Red Cross through your iTunes account, in denominations of $5, $10, $25 and up. This can be done here.
CAPCOM, STREET FIGHTER IV (TMA Review), – $0.99
SEGA, Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Ep I (TMA Review), – $3.99
SEGA, Sonic the Hedgehog, 4.0 MB - $1.99
SEGA, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, 5.2 MB – $2.99
SEGA, Sonic Spinball, 4.0 MB – $0.99
The Devil May Cry series is certainly one of the hallmarks of the console action/slashers. Known for spectacular stylized combos and a mix of both ranged and melee combat, it has set a standard few have been able to achieve. And it seems Nintendo and Sony have ever more reasons to be wary of the iOS devices, as Capcom has quite unexpectedly released a version of the latest reincarnation of the franchise on the App Store. Let’s see if Devil May Cry 4 refrain can live up to the benchmark set by the console versions of the series.
Capcom, who recently updated Street Fighter IV with 2 new characters (E.Honda and C.Viper), has just dropped 8 of their popular titles to a $0.99. Now Resident Evil 4 and Mega Man II can be had for only a buck. Here’s the complete line up:
- Resident Evil 4 $4.99 –> $0.99
- Mega Man® II $2.99 –> $0.99
- 1942: FIRST STRIKE (TMA Review) $1.99 –> $0.99
- Dark Void Zero $2.99 –> $0.99
- ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? 2010 $1.99 –> $0.99
- Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2010 $1.99 –> $0.99
- Cash Cab $4.99 –> $0.99
- Cash Cab: Las Vegas $4.99 –> $0.99
Aside from Capcom’s price drops (which will last through the weekend), other notable games have also dropped to $0.99, including Iron Man 2 and Crayon Physics Deluxe! Check out the rest of the list after the gap!
I don’t do it every time, but more often than not when I’m reviewing a vertical scroller I’ll reference 1942. After all, this was one of my favorites in the genre when I was growing up, and it’s still fun to play today when I come across it in an arcade. With such fond memories of this game I was nervous about playing the iPhone version, afraid that it might not live up to my expectations, especially from what I read about the controls. Turns out the controls seem to work just fine. Unfortunately, I’m not sure the game behind it is worth controlling.
When I first heard that Street Fighter IV was coming to the App Store, I was less than enthusiastic. Ever since SF2 on the SNES, I have been a big fan of the series. I wept with joy when I purchased Alpha 3. I shook with disbelief after I purchased EX3. And suddenly, Capcom announces that it’s porting perhaps its most beloved franchise (apologies to Dr. Light, Jill Valentine and Dante) to the iDevice. Feel free to discuss this review of Street Fighter IV in our forums.
Update: Our review of Street Fighter IV is now live on TMA.
Street Fighter, one of the biggest and most popular gaming franchises around, has finally landed at the App Store. Released earlier today for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Capcom’s highly anticipated Street Fighter IV will surely please fans of the series and those who enjoy round after round of combat mayhem. Some of the features include:
- Fight as eight Street Fighter characters in seven different environments.
- Full move sets including Unique Attacks, Special Moves, Focus Attacks, Super Combos and Ultra Combos.
- For a true arcade experience, battle head-to-head on Bluetooth against friends and foes alike.
- Robust “Dojo” boot camp transforms neophytes into Street Fighter masters in five in-depth lessons.
It’s no secret that the iDevice has yet to see a must-have fighting game on the platform. From the early (and positive) buzz however, it seems as though Capcom has taken care of business and put together a very playable and solid mobile version of the lengenadary fighter. The initial price of $9.99 may seem a bit steep to some, but for hardcore fans, this should be an easy buy. Gameplay video after the break!
CAPCOM, STREET FIGHTER IV – $9.99
Street Fighter is the the biggest 2D fighter of them all will make a 4th-version debut on the iDevice. The time: unknown. The price: unknown. Its effectiveness on the platform: in question. The above information is informatively. Capcom are rumoured to debut the whirling fister/feeter in March complete with arcade-like controls, art direction, and a large roster consisting of the franchise’s favourite characters and some new additions.
More after the gap: