Capcom will be making a lot of noise at E3 2011 with Ninja Theory's Devil May Cry reboot. The team is responsible for the dire Heavly Sword on PS3 and the decidedly excellent Enslaved: Odyssey to the West from last year. The new DMC looks very impressive, but E3 goers will be able to put the gameplay to the test with a playable demo. While the DMC release date isn't known just yet, we do expect the game to come out before the end of the year.
Capcom's most famous franchise is squaring off against Namco's this year, as the publisher/developer giants team up to bring us two games, one developed by Capcom, Street Fighter X Tekken and one developed by Namco, Tekken X Street Fighter. The Capcom game will be done in a Street Fighter style on a 2D plane using the Street Fighter 4 engine. A more complete character roster will be announced at E3 and possibly a playable demo.
Other Capcom games expected at the show include the upcoming Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney and Professor Layton crossover, confirmed for Nintendo 3DS. The PS3 port of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, which was originally a PSP title, should be at the show, and some form of Dead Rising content, either in the form of more Dead Rising 2 DLC or the full sequel, Dead Rising 3. Rumor has it that Camelot Software Planning, a veteran RPG developer, has been trying to get its hands on Capcom's Breath of Fire series, so some resolution to that negotiation could be announced at E3 2011.
One definite must-see game at E3 this year is Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, a combat heavy, Counterstrike-style FPS based on the events of Resident Evil 2. This game will almost certainly be playable at E3 2011. Along with this game, Capcom will have booths showing off the new HD updated versions of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica for XBLA and PSN. Resident Evil 4 in particular is one of the greatest games ever made and an update, due around Christmas, is number one on my wishlist this year. Capcom will likely also show off the two 3DS RE titles, Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D and Resident Evil Revelations. If that's not enough survival horror for you, Capcom will also be providing details on reissues of Resident Evil Outbreak Files 1 & 2 for XBLA and PSN and then there is also the high chance that the company will officially announce Resident Evil 6. So that makes it a staggering 8 Resident Evil games in the pipeline for Capcom. Looks like its found another series to milk as far as it can go.