By Kyle Emch / June 2nd, 2013
You guys remember the Capcom Five, right? The five games that were supposed to be GameCube exclusives? One of them was cancelled (Dead Phoenix), one of them didn’t do so hot commercially or critically (P.N.03), and the rest went multiplatform (Viewtiful Joe, Killer7, Resident Evil 4). Well, believe it or not, there were two other games Capcom made exclusively for the GameCube. In this week’s Foreign Wrap-Up, we’re going to look at one of the weirder ones that’s kinda close to my heart, Gotcha Force.
Released in 2003, Gotcha Force was like a mix between Custom Robo and Cyber Troopers: Virtual-On that had a few too many shrooms. You’re basically tasked with collecting various Gashapon toys called Borgs to stop an evil army of Borgs from ruling the world. The controls were kinda iffy, the story was completely nonsensical and the voice-acting was hilariously bad, but it reminded me so much of Virtual-On that I didn’t care back then. So naturally, this game received next to no promotion in North America. Hence why this is a Foreign Wrap-Up instead of the usual Retro ones. So here’s a Japanese commercial instead.
Here are the highlights of this past week.
Quite a bit of of Final Fantasy news this week. Final Fantasy Versus XIII was delisted from Amazon recently, the Final Fantasy Agito trademark gets re-registered, Famitsu reports the development progress of its upcoming Final Fantasy titles, including Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and a GameFAQs member rediscovered an obscure quest from Final Fantasy IX.
Remember that Tales of Symphonia HD collection that was denied a while back? Well, guess what’s coming to the PS3.
Jonathan, Jared and Randy talk about the Nintendo/Sega partnership, the Xbox One announcement, Jonathan’s first experience with an iOS game, and more in this week’s episode of the Downpour Podcast, which is also available on iTunes.
Charlotte Buckingham gives us her impressions of the Project X Zone demo, which will be available later in North America this week.
Finally, the Downpour Podcast team interviewed Denis Dyack of Precursor Games regarding Shadow of the Eternals. You can take a look at some snippets from the interview here. Be sure to check out the full interview in our next episode of the Downpour Podcast.
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