LONDON Sep 7, 2004— CE Europe today confirmed plans to release the ultimate 2D brawler, CapcomÂ® Fighting Jam (previously known as Capcom Fighting Evolution) for the PlayStationÂ®2. As the driving force behind the 2D fighting genre, Capcom's library includes a huge line up of fighting games, including the award-winning Street Fighter series which has sold more than 27 million copies to date. To make this title the ultimate battle royale, Capcom has brought together popular characters from five of its best loved titles in the Street Fighter and other Capcom fighting series. Capcom plans to release Capcom Fighting Jam across all PAL territories this coming winter.
Capcom Fighting Jam features a diverse cast of characters as well as additional hidden characters from each of the following titles: Street Fighter II, DarkStalkers, Street Fighter III, Red Earth and Street Fighter Alpha. Each character maintains their unique fighting style from their respective title, so players must strategically use each one’s combat system to defeat that of their opponent as they square off in battle. With two-on-two action, gamers can mix and match their team from any of the different titles. The character change system allows players to choose a combatant for each round of the battle. Pitting the right competitor against the opponent based on the strengths of the fighting systems will be the key to victory and with neither playing knowing what order his opponent’s characters will enter the fray who will gain the advantage?
Capcom Fighting Jam includes the following features:
• Characters from 5 classic Capcom titles:
• Street Fighter II - Ryu, Guile
• DarkStalkers - Demitri, Felicia
• Street Fighter III - Yun, Chun-Li
• Red Earth - Leo, Hauser
• Street Fighter Alpha - Guy, Sakura
• Plus additional hidden characters!
• Two-on-two team battles - Choose a character for each round of battle; strategically pick the combatant based on the opponent’s powers and weaknesses
• Classic 6 button control scheme
• Title specific combat systems - Characters maintain their original fighting styles from their specific titles
• Several gameplay modes:
o Arcade mode - Defeat CPU characters in set number of rounds to reach the ending
o Vs. mode - Exclusive battle mode where the player selects the characters, handicap settings and stages
o Training mode - Practice a variety of techniques on CPU characters; even record and review your gameplay to improve your skills
o Option mode - Change settings including difficulty, match time, key configuration and more
CE Europe Ltd, headquartered in London, England, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom, Co., Ltd. of Japan. A leading force in the multi-billion dollar interactive entertainment industry, Capcom’s legacy spans more than 22 years of entertaining video gamers. Capcom develops, markets, and distributes home video games for the PlayStationÂ® game console, PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, NintendoÂ® GameCube and the Xbox™ game consoles, Game BoyÂ® Advance and Game BoyÂ® Color Systems, personal computers, and coin-operated games. Worldwide recognizable product lines include the Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of Fire, and Onimusha series. World headquarters in Osaka, Japan, the company also has offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Germany and Sunnyvale, California. The company is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange code number 9697.
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