Happy Holidays from Capcom… and a Special Surprise

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Happy Holidays PlayStation Family! Jeff was kind enough to let me write to you one last time before the end of the year. Here’s my belated Christmas card from the Capcom family to yours:

Before I go on, I want to list my top 5 favorite PSN remakes. Since Jeff and Chris both left out Capcom’s titles on their lists [Editor’s note: I *did* mention Street Fighter II HD Remix], I was going to omit any SCEA game, but two wrongs don’t make a right. So here goes:

  1. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix – The game whose acronym is longer than most game titles. Critically acclaimed with record breaking sales means that Street Fighter is officially back!
  2. Wipeout HD – A graphic update to an already great game? Now you’re talking my language. Noobs, take 2 Dramamine tablets and quit your whining. This is a remake done right and shows me what can be possible in the digital space.
  3. Bionic Commando Rearmed – blowing up a dictator’s head was never so fun, and so vivid. M rated digital games FTW!
  4. Prince of Persia Classic – I’m a sucker for platformers and the original redefined the genre. Playing this is like going to your high school reunion and seeing that the prom queen got even hotter. But this time around, I get to date the prom queen. (Uh, that analogy just got a little obscure and creepy, sorry.)
  5. Mega Man 9 – Graphics? We don’t need no stinkin’ graphics. Give me pixel perfect jumps, an epic music score, and an 8-bit art style and I’m happier than Marty McFly going 88. Mega Man 9 proves you don’t need a time machine to enjoy classic style gameplay.

You know, looking back at my past blogs, I don’t think I ever formally introduced myself. I think I just right up and went, “Hey PS Fans… Rocketmen!”, and you were like, “WTF? Who is this guy?” Well, my name is John Diamonon, and I’m a PSBlogger reply-aholic. I also oversee the marketing of Capcom’s digital titles. In my past lives, I was a game tester for both Sega and SCEA and a former graphic designer. I get joy from doing things out of the ordinary and you can expect more fan driven programs from me in the future.

From the launch of our Capcom Store, to the release of 8 digital games on the PSN, 2008 was a pivotal year for us as we move closer to our goal in becoming the #1 publisher in this space. A personal highlight of mine this year was producing the Street Fighter Underground Remix exclusive to PSN. It made sense since the store launched a new music area. I love the idea of integrating different forms of media with gaming. Wait ‘til you hear the next album…

So what’s in store for 09? Well, I’m working with Grace and Ro at SCEA to come up with some innovative ways we can offer games and programs on the PlayStation Store. You can expect to see a whole slew of downloadable PSP and PSone titles from our vault next year.

I’m also excited by one of our upcoming PSN games, FLOCK! which will arrive sometime early next year. I know, I know. I said January last time but you might have to wait just a little longer. We’re working on some cool features that I know you’ll enjoy. In-game XMB music anyone? In the meantime, you can download the winter demo from the next Qore issue (You don’t need to be a yearly subscriber this time). It may be a family fun-type game, but it has something for everyone. When you make sheep mate, pigs fart and cows turn into t-bone steaks, you’ll see what I’m talking about. You’ll discover that flocking sheep with a UFO is a strange yet satisfying activity. You can flock by yourself or invite someone over and flock together. It’s even better that way.

Oh yeah, there’s also a big (sentence deleted by Capcom and SCEA PR ninjas)….Can you believe it? Wow, how can you not be excited about that? I’m just glad that I was finally able to talk about it. It’s been a long time coming but I’m ecstatic that it’s actually going to happen.

So, in the spirit of giving, I want to do something special for my PS homies. Every 10 comments or questions (up to comment #250) will receive a free redemption code for one of Capcom’s digital titles. No double posting allowed prior to the winning number. That means if you post on comment #9 and comment #10, the person who posted comment #11 gets the code. You are only eligible for one code. If you already have the game I give you, be nice and give it to a friend.

To redeem your code, you must register on www.capcom-unity and PM me ( your comment number.

I’ll also be on Home now and again, so the first 15 people who come up to me, do the cabbage patch and say, “Please Hammer, don’t hurt ‘em!” will receive a free code.

Oh, and special shout outs to my “Home” boys and girls – Voozie, EvoAnubis, JBruno, cityof_trees, Asuka424, will_orz, Anubis006, grasshopper, quailbert, rockmanjoey, ROAM1304, theroness, erico316ecw, SicboyGS, bluetwilight, eaglefan129, OverlordSpike, julian2682 and XxBIgP123xX.

Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year!

Your friend,

John D


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  • notmarealname

    yeah w00t!

    • John Diamonon
      John Diamonon

      At least you didn\’t say \”First\”!

    • John Diamonon
      John Diamonon

      OK, since I\’m in a giving mood, comments number 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900 and 2000 will all receive codes! Enjoy.

    • John Diamonon
      John Diamonon

      Rule are the same. You can\’t reply on the comment right before the winning number.

    • John Diamonon
      John Diamonon

      When you PM me on Capcom-Unity, put your comment number on the subject line and your PS Blog screen name in the email.

    • John Diamonon
      John Diamonon

      Ok, here’s the new contest. You all will be online testers for me. If you get a code, you need to play online and tell me if there are any problems.

      Comments #10500, 10725, 11000, 11250, 11500, 11725, 12000, 12225, 12500, 12750, 13000, 13250, 13500, 13750, 14000, 14250, 14500, 14750 and 15000 all get Booty codes and need to help me out. Thanks!

      John D

    • John Diamonon
      John Diamonon

      Additionally, comments #11000, 12000, 13000, 14,000 and 15000 will get SFHD codes along with their AOB codes.

      Oh yeah, lucky number 15000 will get a copy of SF4 and a SFHD press kit!


  • Trophies for Street Fighter 2 HD? Please? :)

    • John Diamonon
      John Diamonon

      I\’ll need to ask the PD group next week if it\’s in the plans.

  • StupidityTries

    Please Hammer, don’t hurt ‘em!

  • “You can flock by yourself or invite someone over and flock together. It’s even better that way.”

    Can you flock with 2 or 3 other people? :P

  • Can we get trophies for those 8 PSN games you guys released? Btw is that sentence delete about SFIV or Bionic Commando or a secret project?

    • John Diamonon
      John Diamonon

      Some may get trophies at a later date and some won\’t. I obviously can\’t talk about the secret. (They\’re watching)

  • Let’s get this ball rolling.

  • A Resident Evil or RE2 remake?

  • Thought it’d be Pain related

  • Yeah

    • John Diamonon
      John Diamonon

      Winner! But just saying \”yeah\” was pretty

  • Lol I love the cabbage patch

  • So how does this comment prize winning thing work?

  • “Every 10 comments or questions (up to comment #250) will receive a free redemption code for one of Capcom’s digital titles. No double posting allowed prior to the winning number. That means if you post on comment #9 and comment #10, the person who posted comment #11 gets the code. You are only eligible for one code. If you already have the game I give you, be nice and give it to a friend.”

    I don’t get that? So this comment right here gets a code or only every 10 comments?

    Either way, oh well, if i get one i get one, if i don’t, Merry Christmas and happy new year :D

    Also a question (not really a question but):
    We need more info about Resident Evil 5!!

    • John Diamonon
      John Diamonon

      Comments #10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 all the way through #250 get a code.

  • Happy Xmas and best wishes for 2009

  • *watches the number of comments explode*

  • Merry Xmas bald one! You must answer your psn friends John!


    1-RE5 demo release in PSN – when?
    2-Trophies for Bionic Commando, Age of Booty and SF2HD ?

    3- Capcom Stuff in Home, any news?

    • John Diamonon
      John Diamonon

      Hey JBruno:
      1) Early next year
      2) Don\’t know, January, don\’t know
      3) Working on it. I\’ve been talking to Jack and his team for the past month. We\’re working on some cool ideas.

  • Thanks, John. Awesome :)

  • I’m looking forward to next year then – finally the year of the PS3? :O)

  • When’s Dead Rising coming to PS3?

  • i would really like a code :-D


  • As an avid PSN game owner, I look forward to this game.

    Also codes are good. :)

  • SF4 is probably the first fighting game in years I’ve wanted – apart from SF2HD Remix obviously!

  • @naz

    I think I get it.

    #’s 10, 20, 30, 40 and so on up to 250 get a free game code. Just no 2 in a row posting or the next poster gets it (if you comment on the winning #)

  • Motherflocker! :-P

  • Knowing my luck I’ll win it but i’ll be a code for a game I’ve already bought! lol

  • Man, trying to time this correctly is hard. One second there’s no comments for a few minutes, then there’s like 9 in a row!

  • But either way I’ll be happy as I never win anything!

  • I hope it’s okay if we try repeatidly!

  • Lol At the noobs typing one comment :)

  • bigdsinferno

    flock looks fun… you should personally have it moved up to next week.

    • John Diamonon
      John Diamonon

      Winner! I wish it was ready sooner but it\’ll be well worth the wait.

  • This is a great contest!

  • PsychoWarden

    Hope I can get a code…Capcom’s done well with the PSN lately.

  • Video_Cognito

    That’s a cool present to be giving out.

  • Winner!?

  • Cool contest John..but I am sure I won’t win, I never do.

    I must say that it is awesome that you announced Dead Rising for the PSN, right? ;-)

  • I really hope Bionic Commando: Rearmed gets Trophies…soon.

  • dam

  • so does net PSN messages recieved = number of times you post your PSN name X 50 per day?

  • maybe now!?

  • Crash Commando is pretty great.

  • I would like to win!

  • PsychoWarden

    One last try, haha…gotta run after this though.

  • I Would LOVE to see a port of Super Street Fighter II HD remix for the PSP! i wouldnt stop playing it at work, also, trophies for SSF2HD wouldnt be a bad christmas gift either!

    cant wait for Street Fighter alpha II to hit the playstation store!

  • man. I really want to be a winner.

  • Video_Cognito

    I wonder how many people here are old enough to understand the MC Hammer reference. I’m 2 Legit 2 Quit.

  • KingofUniverse

    Are trophies for Bionic Commando: Rearmed coming? :)

  • close

  • rofl

  • This is getting ridiculous.

  • This is like a rhythm game.

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