This is the second in a line of announced digital download only titles coming from Capcom. Today, April 28, 2009, Capcom announced that the fighting game Fate/unlimited codes will be released in North American sometime this summer.
Fate/unlimited codes will be made available to the Sony PSP via the Playstation Network. Or Media Manager Pro. This unique title will cost $29.99 and is rated “T” for Teen.
Fate/unlimited codes is based on the PC and Playstation 2 visual novel “Fate/stay night.” Fate/unlimited codes will center around 7 pairs of “Masters” and “Servants” competing for the “Holy Grail,” that can grant them any wish. The game will feature a weapon based fighting system that Capcom has assured us will “meet any Capcom fans highest expectations.”
The game will consist of a full roster of unique fighters promising to bring their own special blend of special moves. Fate/unlimited codes is a port of an arcade version allowing players of all experience levels to be able to pull of speedy combos and special moves. Add that to a slew of unlockables, secret areas, and wireless multiplayer, and you’ve got one hell of a portable fighting game experience. From Capcom’s press release: “For those feeling confident enough to take on some competition, Fate/unlimited codes supports local wireless play on the PSP system, allowing two players to duke it out wirelessly. Additionally, the game has dozens of unlockable secrets, including alternate costumes, 250 plus missions and mini-games. Eighting, the development team that brought you Tatsunoko vs. Capcom now brings this exciting game to the PSP system. ” The unlockables will include character models, images, and movie clips.
In addition to the traditional arcade mode, players will also have over 250 missions to complete in “Story” mode. “Story” mode will include fighting missions, as well as mini-games unique to each combatant.
Another interesting feature is the “Reflect Dash” move, which allows players to block while dashing towards their enemy. The “Reflect Dash” move will be but a small part of what Capcom is calling “Holy Grail Ultimate Combos.” While that’s quite a name, I’ve found that the zanier the name of a move, the more awesome it is.
As I stated earlier in this article, this is the second title Capcom has announced today that will be made available via digital download only. The other title is Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (click HERE for more info on this title), which will also be available this summer, but for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Sony Playstation 3.
Could Capcom be shifting their business model towards a digital delivery architecture? Who knows, but with all of the benefits of digital delivery to the production company, the consumer, and the environment, let’s hope so.
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