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Capcom to Demo Games, Hold Tournaments at Comic-Con

by Jonathan Metts - July 10, 2006, 9:56 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Capcom Press Releases

Attendees in San Diego can play the new Phoenix Wright and Mega Man ZX, or even win a DS Lite in the MMBN6 tournament.

Note: Please scroll down for a second press release with details on the Mega Man Battle Network 6 tournament.



SUNNYVALE , Calif ¾ July 10, 2006 — Capcom â , a powerhouse in the multi-billion dollar video game industry, today announced an exciting lineup of activities geared towards gaming fans of all ages at the upcoming Comic-Con International: San Diego . Capcom will be located in booth #4145, which will feature more than a dozen playable demos and a store offering a variety of merchandise. In addition, Capcom will host three major game tournaments where competitors can put their skills to the test in Street Fighter® II’ Hyper Fighting , Street Fighter® Alpha 3 and Mega Man Battle Network® 6 . Comic-Con 2006 will take place at the San Diego Convention Center from July 20-23.

Comic-Con attendees can get a peek at Capcom’s upcoming game lineup with demos of several console, handheld and mobile titles. Game stations will include the following playable titles: Lost Planet™ for Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft; Capcom® Classics Collection Vol. 2, Ôkami™ and God Hand™ for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system; Capcom® Classics Collection Reloaded, Capcom® Puzzle World, Power Stone â Collection and Ultimate Ghosts ‘n Goblins™ for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system; Phoenix Wright Ô : Ace Attorney Ô Justice For All and Mega Man® ZX for the Nintendo DS ä ; Mega Man™, Phoenix Wright™: Ace Attorney™, Resident Evil™: The Missions, Street Fighter™ II and Super Puzzle Fighter™ II: Network Battle for the mobile phone platform.

Capcom’s booth will include a store offering show goers a variety of merchandise including: an array of classic and current games such as Phoenix Wright™: Ace Attorney™ for the Nintendo DS™ (including bonus Ace Attorney DS stylus); Universal Media Disc (UMD™) movies for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system including Street Fighter Alpha: The Movie, Night Warriors Darkstalkers™ Revenge Alpha and Night Warriors Darkstalkers™ Revenge Omega ; Resident Evil® 4 Soundtrack book; Phoenix Wright™ and Chun-Li plush toys; Devil May Cry® 3: Dante’s Awakening Dante action figure; assorted Capcom apparel; and a variety of rare limited edition merchandise.

Highlighting Capcom’s show plans will be game tournaments featuring Street Fighter II’ Hyper Fighting on Xbox Live® Arcade for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Street Fighter Alpha 3 (from Street Fighter® Alpha Anthology for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system) and Mega Man Battle Network® 6 for the Game Boy® Advance video game system . The Street Fighter II’ Hyper Fighting tournament will take place on Saturday, July 22, from 12:00pm-5:00pm and the grand prize winner will receive an Xbox 360 console, courtesy of Microsoft. Net battlers can duke it out with Mega Man Battle Network 6 for the chance to win one of two Nintendo DS™ Lites, courtesy of Nintendo of America, on Sunday, July 23, from 10:00am-12:00pm. Rounding out the competition weekend will be Street Fighter Alpha 3 on Sunday, July 23, from 12:30pm-4:00pm with the winner receiving a $250 Best Buy gift certificate. All tournaments will take place in Room 29 C/D which is upstairs from the exhibit floor. Please visit www.capcom.com and http://evo2k.com/comiccon/ for more details.


SUNNYVALE , Calif ¾ July 10, 2006 — Get those battle chips ready! Capcom® today announced it will host the first stateside Mega Man Battle Network® 6 tournament at the Comic-Con International convention in San Diego later this month. Up to 32 net battlers will participate in a round based elimination format for a chance to win one of two grand prize Nintendo DS™ Lite systems , courtesy of Nintendo of America . Registration will take place at the show in Capcom’s booth #4145. The tournament will be on Sunday, July 23, from 10:00am-12:00pm , in Room 29 C/D which is upstairs from the exhibit floor. Comic-Con 2006 will take place at the San Diego Convention Center from July 20-23. More details on the tournament can be found at www.capcom.com.

All registered contestants must check in for the competition at Room 29 C/D, one hour before it begins on Sunday. Net battlers will receive three Mega Man® tokens to begin with and can acquire more by defeating other opponents. Up to 32 players will be divided into groups of six and will play through two 30 minute rounds. At the end of each round, players with the most tokens will continue. The top two competitors will receive grand prizes of Nintendo DS™ Lite systems. All players must bring their own hardware and copy of the game. Capcom will provide Game Boy® Advance Game Link® Cables for the competition. Acceptable hardware includes: Game Boy® Advance and Game Boy® Advance SP. However, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DS™ Lite and Game Boy® Micro systems will not be allowed. In addition, wireless adapters, e-Readers or cheats will also not be allowed.

The popular net battle series reaches a dramatic climax in Mega Man Battle Network 6 Cybeast Gregar and Cybeast Falzar , as familiar heroes, Lan and Mega Man, find themselves on unfamiliar terrain both in the real and cyber worlds. In addition to a new town and storyline, fresh features change up the gameplay. A new “Cross System" allows Mega Man to utilize the special power of allies in battle. Another powerful advantage is the “Beast Out" system, resulting from Mega Man’s absorption of the powerful Cybeasts. While a Cross is equipped, Mega Man can also Beast Out, combining the forces of these two systems to maximize the power of the Crosses even further. Players can use Game Link Cables to trade programs and battle chips with others as well as competing in highly charged Net battles.


KDR_11kJuly 10, 2006

I'd like to know more about ZX...

I wrote some brief impressions after E3. I know other sites have more details on the plotline and characters, if you actually care about that stuff. Seems like a decent Mega Man game--at least, what I played of it didn't scream terrible level design or anything. Mega Man has fallen out of my favor over the years, so my mild interest probably signals that it is pretty good.

NephilimJuly 10, 2006

megaman exe tourament will be huge, seems to have a cult following with young americans

ZX seems cool, seems it has a few hard parts because of all the help threads on gamefaqs

KDR_11kJuly 11, 2006

Don't all Megaman games have hard parts?

Karl Castaneda #2July 11, 2006

All MegaMen have hard parts. face-icon-small-wink.gif

KDR_11kJuly 11, 2006

Obviously, dude's a robot.

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