Capcom Essentials Coming October 8: Five PS3 or 360 Games, $60, Any Questions?

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For years, I’ve been noting that game companies NEED to shift retail bundle packs or collections of older titles at bargain prices into the marketplace and while we’ve seen plenty of franchise-based collections from all over, this set of five Capcom titles is a sort of first in a few ways. Sixty bucks gets you older titles such as Devil May Cry 4, Dead Rising 2 and Super Street Fighter 4 (which will be upgradable to the upcoming Ultra SF IV next year) plus last years multi-million selling (but still somehow a critical and commercial “failure” to some) Resident Evil 6 and the super tough retro throwback Mega Man 10.

All that gaming goodness (each on its own disc!) and you get a free travel bag just because Capcom happens to love you or something similar. That or they just have too many of those overstocked somewhere, ha ha. Anyway, PS3 and Xbox 360 only on this deal, so this will make a perfect gift for that gamer just getting around to getting one or both systems or those folks who’ve yet to play anything in this value-priced collection.

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Capcom’s NYCC Plans: Frights, Fights and… Football?

Since I’m a bit busy today (actually I’m working on a ton of stuff before the convention crush), I’ll be too lazy and just run the entire release below the jump. Dragon’s Dogma, Asura’s Wrath and the Resident Evil titles are all on my list of things to play, but I’ll also try out the fighters even though I’m terrible at them. And yes, if you’re bad at fighters at the Capcom booth, you’re pretty much getting beat up on screen and off. Maybe my press barge will get me some slack cut. I’m definitely staying away from that football event, but it should be amusing to watch (I hope no one gets hurt making an ass out of themselves for a prize, but hey – you can’t stop a raging fan from doing his or her thing for swag!)

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Random Release News (Or If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be DLC Day…)

Yikes – plenty of new games and games news hit the inbox today, so instead of individual postings, a rapid-fire approach is in order. In general, August is flying out with a big ol' bang and September is rolling in with an even bigger set of booms. Here we go with part one:

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Dead Rising 2 High Stakes Edition Announced (Go, Capcom!)

Blast you Capcom and Blue Castle Games! Here I am, merely wanting ONE version of Dead Rising 2 for the collection and BOOM! First that very cool Dead Rising 2 Zombrex Collector's Edition and now this insanely awesome Dead Rising 2 High Stakes Edition… which is ONLY available in limited quantities at the Capcom online store! Yaaaaaaah!!!

So, what's in the High Stakes Edition, you ask? Well, click below to find out…

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Dead Rising 2 Cover Art/ZOMBREX Edition Pics

Capcom and Blue Castle’s upcoming zombie-packed kill-fest Dead Rising 2 is getting the standard and deluxe edition treatment as you can see here. Cover art for the PS3 and 360 versions plus the special limited edition ZOMBREX versions with all those cool goodies. Now if I can only get Capcom to send me a couple to sock away in case of a certain zombie emergency, I’ll be a happy camper…