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Dec 27

Happy Holidays from Capcom… and a Special Surprise

John Diamonon's Avatar Posted by Product Marketing Manager, Capcom

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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jqtaxpayer said:

December 27th, 3:17 pm

Dang, missed the contest.

Anyway, music through the in-game XMB is always a nice option, though Sony really needs to allow streaming it from a media server so I don’t have to transfer all my music from my PC to my PS3. If it lights a fire under them, their competition has been doing this since launch… of course, their competition also allows it in all games, so…

xaos said:

December 27th, 3:22 pm

Ooooh, very amped to hear more PSP and PS1 games coming; my birthday is this Monday and this news makes an awesome present :)

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    John Diamonon said:

    December 27th, 7:17 pm

    Have a happy birthday xaos!

EvoAnubis said:

December 27th, 3:22 pm

Ah….so you are! I’m on my way.

Mardil said:

December 27th, 3:25 pm

Wow this was pretty cool from you Capcom guys… too bad I’m too late lol. I’m looking forward to buying Street fighter though, it looks awesome.

BabeBro said:

December 27th, 3:26 pm

Guess, I’m super late, huh? :(

TheGuardian1973 said:

December 27th, 3:28 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I’m too late “Drinks beer”, I’m over it!!! :P :D

Glacier928 said:

December 27th, 3:29 pm

Hey John, quick question…
are we getting a Bionic Commando Rearmed trophy patch anytime soon? I read that a patch was being worked on but that was back in august lol

Azmo85 said:

December 27th, 3:30 pm

doh where was i too miss such a great offer :( oh well i always support my favourite publisher :)

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    John Diamonon said:

    December 27th, 7:17 pm

    Thanks for the support Azmo!

schwaa said:

December 27th, 3:35 pm

Booooo!! I missed the contest

erico316 said:

December 27th, 3:41 pm

john d age of booty online not working

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    John Diamonon said:

    December 27th, 3:48 pm

    It\’s a US code. Won\’r work for any other territory. Are you in the US?

Stryfe01 said:

December 27th, 3:44 pm

Well I just bought my PS3. Checking out MGS4 now.

rasjedi said:

December 27th, 3:48 pm

Hell yeah, I want a CODE… Merry X-mas and a happy new year

erico316 said:

December 27th, 3:48 pm

let me know what wrong with age of booty ? i cannt use any of it online features

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    John Diamonon said:

    December 27th, 3:55 pm

    Code should be good. Are you in the US?

iNexxFear said:

December 27th, 3:57 pm

Cool!…. But darn it… I’m too late!

blindrocket said:

December 27th, 3:57 pm

Thanks Capcom!

It seemed you guys were really lacking on the Playstation front earlier in the PS3 life but you keep picking up steam.

We still want some Dead Rising love. And some exclusives never hurt.

grashopper said:

December 27th, 4:02 pm

Cant believe John is giving out booty for free and I missed it ;)

C-h-a-o-s said:

December 27th, 4:03 pm

John if you make it this far in posts any chance BC:R trophies coming out soon? It’s my favorite PSN title and the only one i’ve fully beaten lol, I suck at both pain and eden.

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    John Diamonon said:

    December 27th, 4:10 pm

    The team is focussed on the next gen game. I honestly don\’t know the status on the trophies.

C-h-a-o-s said:

December 27th, 4:07 pm

I forgot to mention that it’s great to FINALLY get some support for the PSP, SCEA has really slacked when it comes to good downloadable content from the PSN.

Ghostm said:

December 27th, 4:12 pm

Damn, I’m super late. Been spending time with the family! LOL

loko08 said:

December 27th, 4:13 pm

Rofl i had a blast reading your replies bro… have a nice new year! i hope we get the street fighter trophies :P … hehe, also… i know am pushing it… but can i get a dmc 4 trophy patch :P hehe

Best wishes from Costa Rica!

shakoor_h said:

December 27th, 4:15 pm

Dunno how many people double posted, but I hope I get a code :(

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    John Diamonon said:

    December 27th, 4:19 pm

    double posting was ok, you just couldn\’t double post right before the winning number.

erico316 said:

December 27th, 4:18 pm

yea im in the usa new york to be exact have an original 60 gig ps3

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    John Diamonon said:

    December 27th, 4:21 pm

    hmm…but the single player works?

C-h-a-o-s said:

December 27th, 4:19 pm

I can’t wait for the next gen title, bummer about the trophies they’re so addicting (maybe too addicitng, it’s gamer crack). I want a reason to play BC:R for a 5th time other than just for fun :P.

L said:

December 27th, 4:36 pm

What were the games being given besides Age of Booty?

erico316 said:

December 27th, 4:40 pm

isnt there suppose to be an update to the game i have version 1.00 its tell me i have to sign into network

cc_star said:

December 27th, 4:40 pm

No mention of Euro release for SSFIIHDTR ?

Thought not, I like being an afterthought, it feels really good, probably not buying it now as its release will be to near to SSFIV

ps. don’t moan about Trophies for it, at least you’ve got the game

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    John Diamonon said:

    December 27th, 7:13 pm

    It still hasn\’t passed SCEE. SCEE is a different beat altogether.

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    John Diamonon said:

    December 27th, 7:14 pm

    *beast I mean.

rush4th said:

December 27th, 4:41 pm

Happy Holidays!

VenomX said:

December 27th, 4:41 pm

Lol, I missed it!! Loved the video!

erico316 said:

December 27th, 4:46 pm

im already sign into the network btw

yurinka said:

December 27th, 4:46 pm

Great, there are tons of great Capcom PS1 and PSP games!

I’m late, but I don’t need the code because I already have all the PSN titles released by Capcom!

Please, don’t forget RE5, SFIV, BC demos and to release SFHD outside US! And Monster Hunter Unite!

I won’t ask for a Trophies patch ;)

erico316 said:

December 27th, 4:47 pm

and i can play single player i believe

Ek100 said:

December 27th, 5:08 pm

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year I would love to get Super Street Fighter 2 Hd I would appreciate please. Thank You

daft_pugs said:

December 27th, 5:16 pm

Man, just a little too late on this one. And how I would have enjoyed a digital download from Capcom for Christmas.

Maybe John’s heart will grow 3 sizes and he’ll throw one my way ;)

ghamdikh1 said:

December 27th, 5:20 pm

i hop i win

ur_not_ready said:

December 27th, 5:22 pm


Milereb said:

December 27th, 5:26 pm

I’m late to the party. lol As always

QSPR said:

December 27th, 5:30 pm

how it’s works?

darkiewonder said:

December 27th, 5:30 pm

Breath of Fire III on PSN store please ;(

I didn’t get anything for christmas this year. and my ps3 is broke and i’ve been without one for 3 weeks! [it was a launch 60gb Model too] ;(

darkiewonder said:

December 27th, 5:31 pm

actually. all the Capcom games would be great ;P

deepsteve said:

December 27th, 5:40 pm

Capcom rulz!

lilbuddy said:

December 27th, 5:40 pm

Great year guys. Thx for the great games. I’m looking forward to more kick ##*% games from you guys in ’09

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    John Diamonon said:

    December 27th, 7:15 pm

    Have a happy new year buddy!

Zezzler said:

December 27th, 5:57 pm

As long as i think it to myself, i’ll be the real winner! :)
Keep up the geat digital games Capcom! some more remade or classic appearences would be nice.

klb400 said:

December 27th, 5:57 pm

excuse me will mega man legends ever be avialiable for ps 1 downloadeble store???

Captain Fury said:

December 27th, 5:59 pm

Merry Christmas John! Capcom is doing a great job in the DD.

Keep it up!

PS: We need to play some pool at Home sometime (street cred on the line)


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    John Diamonon said:

    December 27th, 7:15 pm

    I suck at pool. How about bowling?

NewYork214 said:

December 27th, 6:03 pm

glad capcom is going back to its roots. i loved capcom on PS2. almost all of my PS2 collection is capcom games. glad its goin back to normal. still need monster hunter on PS3 though.

sainraja said:

December 27th, 6:20 pm

Hopefully I am not to late….but I would like one! =)

freeluv said:

December 27th, 6:23 pm

Resident evil PSone titles coming?

Arachnid said:

December 27th, 6:30 pm

This video is hilarious

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December 27th, 6:38 pm


GGCAN said:

December 27th, 6:38 pm

Well…I’m way too late but just wanted to wish you all Happy Holidays at Capcom.

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    John Diamonon said:

    December 27th, 7:16 pm

    Happy Holidays GGCAN!

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