We're checking out Capcom's E3 press event to bring you the word on everything going on with this venerable videogame maker.
There's a blow-by-blow under the jump, or you can watch the video below. Or both. Woohoo!
The Capcom conference kicks off with info about the Lost Planet movie. Avi Arad, Screenwriter David Hayter, Keaiji Inafune, Head of R&D for Capcom, Haruhito Sukamoto, CEO of Capcom, Steven Paul, CEO of Seaside and Tetsu Fujimora all take the stage. Hayter, in case you don't know, plays Solid Snake. And he wrote Lost Planet the movie. he's multi-talented.
Arad says the movie is about global warming and is destined to be a classic.
It comes out, apparently, in 2011... if the world doesn't end first, of course. It's also destined to be all CGI.
The section of the press conference about the Lost Planet movie goes on for a long, long time. Hayter says the movie makes a real statement about the world we live in or something, and then Inafune (through a tramslator) talks about what an honor it is to work on the moive and how it's a dream come true.
Tetsu Fujimura works at Filosphia, a company that hooks up Japanese creative people with American creative people in order to bridge the culture gap between the nations. He helped out on Lost Planet. These are not the dynamic announcements I was expecting.
Lost Planet: The Movie is pretty much all Capcom seems to have to talk about. While we're excited for the flick, we can't help but feel a touch let down by the press conference. Very little gaming news was revealed, although we were advised to play Capcoms games in their conference room.