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Latest Monster Hunter movie image shows Milla Jovovich wielding the Dual Blades

Slice and dice!

A new image for the Monster Hunter movie has been shared, and it shows Milla Jovovich doing her thing with the Dual Blades. In an interview with Empire, both Jovovich and director Paul WS Anderson share some details on the decision to include this weapon.

“I wrote the role of Artemis for Milla as the avatar for the player, so she could be a grounded, relatable real-world character who is fresh to the world of Monster Hunter. Although Milla’s character’s not specifically in the game, she chose the same armour and weapons she uses in the game, so there were aspects of her game character that got folded into the movie representation.” - Paul WS Anderson

“I experimented with different weapons during the game and was able to kill more monsters with those blades,” says Jovovich. “I thought they’d look really beautiful in an action sequence.” - Milla Jovovich

Capcom Cafe AEON Lake Town running a special Ace Attorney campaign

Even attorneys need to relax!

From July 16th to Aug. 19th, 2020, Capcom Cafe AEON Lake Town is going to run an Ace Attorney theme. The location is going to have a revamped menu with items inspired by the Ace Attorney theme, along with some extra goodies to go along with your meal

Alongside the menu items above, customers will be able to get a special Ace Attorney placemat, a set of coasters, postcards, and more. You can check out more pics of those items here.

UDON reveals Street Fighter Swimsuit Special Collection 'Gold Foil Bikini' Edition

Only 250 copies to go around

The lovely ladies and lads of Street Fighter take a break from fist fights and tournaments to hit up the world's hottest beaches, pools, volleyball courts, and more! Everyone from Chun-Li to Poison to Guile shows off their favorite swimwear, plus guest appearances from the cast of Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, and Final Fight!

This beautiful hardcover tome gathers four years of UDON’s Street Fighter Swimsuit and Pin-up specials in an oversized art book format, including rare covers and never-before-seen rough concepts. Gorgeous original cover art is provided by Rob "Robaato" Porter.

This UDON Store-exclusive edition includes a gold foil stamped cover, and is limited to 250 copies printed.

If you're willing to plop down $50 for the special cover, you can preorder your copy right here. There's only 250 copies to go around, so don't wait too long!

Digital Foundry Retro - Testing every version of Final Fight

Finally!

The biggest DF Retro ever! In this massive documentary, John Linneman, Audi Sorlie and a range of special guests assess one of the Capcom's finest arcade achievements: the brilliant Final Fight. The origins of the game are discussed, the original coin-op is dissected and every single port and sequel comes under the microscope.

Resident Evil replica range revealed

I have THIS!

Being stuck in the middle of a T-virus outbreak is less than ideal. Especially when you need to solve some complex puzzles in order to get out of your place of work! Thanks to this new range of Resident Evil 2 in game replicas, now available at Merchoid, you can have all the tools you’ll need in your pocket!

Having trouble finding the medallions needed for the infamous statue puzzle? Look no further! Each limited edition medallion, Lion, Unicorn and Maiden respectively, have been replicated to the highest standard to authentically emulate the items you would use in game. Each medallion also comes with a display stand for when they’re not in use.

Along with the medallions, our newest range also gives you the opportunity to own your very own S.T.A.R.S badge, as given to members of the Raccoon City Police Department, modified into a handy bottle opener, four metal embossed coasters, depicting the RPD badge and the infamous Umbrella Corporation Logo and a new way to play heads or tails with the Nemesis limited edition coin, depicting characters from Resident Evil 3!

*Merchoid are not responsible for your survival chances during a zombie outbreak.

The full Resident Evil range can be found here

SuperGroupies reveals a new line of Okami-themed merch

Okami lives on

SuperGroupies, a fashion brand offering products inspired by anime and games, has opened pre-orders for 3 new items based on the popular action-adventure video game, Okami!

The lineup consists of three items: outer, shoes and umbrella. These items are designed with motifs inspired by Amaterasu, Issun and more! Just wearing these items will bring back memories from the game.

【Product Information】

■Amaterasu Model Fur Blouson

A fur blouson with a color scheme of Amaterasu. There is a pocket on the left side with Amaterasu’s name embroidered on it, and the flames and sun in the back symbolize Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess.

■Amaterasu Model Sneakers

Ivory-based sneakers inspired by Amaterasu. You can find Amaterasu’s forehead mark on the shoe tongue. On the side you can find a leather tag of Issun, Amaterasu’s companion. Two types of shoelaces, basic flat laces and fluffy laces representing Amaterasu’s fur are included.

■Amaterasu Model Umbrella

An umbrella with Amaterasu’s color scheme. With a design that combines Amaterasu and Issun’s art interpretation of Amaterasu, in-game clouds, and the effects when Amaterasu runs, this umbrella has a subtle camouflage design that's easy to use in all occasions.

Pre-order Period :

Available from July 1 until July 20 at 12:00 PM, 2020 (Japan Standard Time)

Release Month :

Fur blouson and sneakers in Oct. 2020

Umbrella in Nov. 2020

Price :

Fur blouson available for 22,800 yen before tax

Sneakers available for 10,800 yen before tax

Umbrella available for 6,800 yen before tax

Check out more pics of each item here

Shinsekai Into the Depths Hidden Tracks OST released in Japan

New bonus tracks included!

Capcom has put out a second soundtrack for Shinsekai Into the Depths in Japan. This album, entitled Shinsekai Into the Depths, features tracks not found on the previous soundtrack release. The soundtrack is available via Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Japan, and Itunes for 800 yen.

Capcom says there are no plans for Monster Hunter World on Switch, teases next game without mentioning platforms

What in the world?!

If you were still holding out hope that Capcom would bring Monster Hunter World to Switch, you can officially let that hope go now. During a shareholders meeting at Capcom, the company was asked about the potential for bringing Monster Hunter World to Switch. The company responded by saying that they have no plans to do so.

After that, Capcom was asked about a Monster Hunter title that was aimed at middle school/high school kids, similar to what was available for the PSP years ago. The team did confirm that they have plans for something like that, but didn't mention any platforms in particular.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Street Fighter comic being offered on Free Comic Book Day

Punching through

As we mentioned yesterday, a Legend of Zelda manga with a bonus Splatoon snippet is going to be offered on Free Comic Book Day 2020. Turns out that's not the only gaming content coming on Free Comic Book Day though, as Capcom is getting in on the action.

Street Fighter #100: Ryu Versus Chun-Li is going to be up for grabs on Aug. 19th, 2020. Check out a synopsis for the issue below.

Between them, Ryu and Chun-Li have faced every relentless rival, villainous despot, and monstrous creature in the Street Fighter universe. Now, for the first time, these two martial arts masters square off in the ultimate fan-service fueled fight! UDON's 100th Street Fighter comic is a celebration filled with clashes, cameos, and conflict!

Resident Evil series hits 100 million units shipped

That's a lot of zombies

The Resident Evil series debuted back in the PS1 days, and it's been an amazing powerhouse for Capcom ever since. The series sales just keep piling up, and Capcom has confirmed that a new milestone has been hit.

Across all releases and re-releases, all platforms and versions, Resident Evil has managed to scrape together 100 million units shipped. This is the first franchise under Capcom's umbrella to do so. You can see Capcom's note on the series' success below.

In 1996, Capcom established the survival horror game genre with the series’ debut title, Resident Evil, which featured gameplay in which players utilize a variety of weapons and other items to escape terrifying situations. Through the years Capcom has leveraged its Single Content Multiple Usage strategy to take the series beyond games, expanding the brand into Hollywood film adaptations and theme park attraction collaborations. The Resident Evil franchise has since grown into Capcom’s flagship property, continuously supported by a passionate fan base from across the globe since the first title was released 24 years ago, with more than 80% of unit sales of the games coming from outside of Japan.

In recent years, Capcom has pursued a digital sales strategy, expanding its customer segments by extending the life of games with flexible pricing strategies in more than 250 different countries and regions. For the Resident Evil series in particular, becoming the first Capcom series to surpass the 100-million-units-sold milestone came as a result of a number of factors; in addition to maintaining a consistent release schedule for new titles, Capcom utilized cutting-edge technology to reimagine beloved hits, such as with Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, while carrying out price promotions for back catalog titles timed in conjunction with new title launches. Going forward Capcom looks to further grow the franchise by leveraging its accumulated know-how to launch games on next-generation platforms. This includes the recently announced latest core game in the series, Resident Evil Village, the sequel to the cumulative 7.5-million-unit selling Resident Evil 7 biohazard.

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