Capcom's big PS3 announcement; Lost Planet
At various points today as we reached the zero hour, Capcom Unity was down. Clearly, there's a reasonable amount of interest in what the Japanese developer/publisher is up to - enough to bring their servers to a halt at least!
So, what was the big Capcom announcement for PS3 fans we've been leading up to all this week?
Up until about 10 minutes past zero hour, I was still none the wiser. The servers were still down.
And then it appeared. Lost Planet is coming to the PS3.
So we lose Devil May Cry 4 exclusivity and then the Monster Hunter franchise and they give us Lost Planet. Wow.
The PS3 version will at least feature all the unlockables and extras from the PC and 360 versions. Gosh.
Why am I so under-whelmed. Lost Planet is yet another FPS that looks like Resistance/Area 51/FEAR/whatever. Whilst Resistance does the whole 'alien-infected wasteland' theme quite well and offers 32-player online, Lost Planet will offer 16-player online instead.
At the Capcom Gamer's Day in London today they also announced Streetfighter 4 and the aforementioned Dark Void but wouldn't confirm which consoles they would appear on.
Remember, Christian Svensson at Capcom said "let's see how they [PS3 owners] feel at the end of next week about us" after the Monster Hunter removal.
I have to respond, 'not great'.