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2004

The phenomenally successful world of Onimusha continued with its greatest chapter yet, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege. The game starred the internationally acclaimed actor Jean Reno (Léon, Mission: Impossible, Ronin) as Jacques Blanc, a French cop caught in the middle of a horrific attack upon Paris. Takeshi Kaneshiro (star of House of Flying Daggers) returned as Akechi Samanosuke, the original Onimusha warrior who continues his campaign against his arch enemy, the evil Nobunaga. Together, the two characters embark upon an epic adventure that will take them on a journey spanning 500 years…

2004 also saw the 15th anniversary of one of Capcom’s most popular series with the release of Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition. To celebrate this special occasion two different collections were released – one for the PlayStation 2 and the other for Xbox. Both collections allowed players to choose from five fighting styles (World Warriors, Champion Edition, Turbo, Super and Super Turbo) as well as all of the famous charaters from the series (including Ryu, Ken Masters, Chun Li, Zangief and Guile).

Another popular series also returned to the PS2 in 2004. Resident Evil: Outbreak saw the spread of a secret biological weapon that infected Raccoon City, causing its inhabitants to turn into flesh-eating zombies… Yet in the shadow of this nightmare a few survivors remained. Together they had to find a way out before the government resorted to the only option left: firing a missile into the city to destroy all traces of the virus. Outbreak went on to be massively successful and showed to all that Resident Evil was still a massive name for a lot of gamers…

After 2003’s critically acclaimed smash hit on the Nintendo GameCube, Viewtiful Joe made his debut on the PlayStation 2. Exclusive to this version was the appearance of a special guest star – Devil May Cry’s legendary demon slayer Dante! A masterpiece from beginning to end, the game showed once again that Joe was a new superhero that you couldn’t ignore!

Following the success of the award-winning Steel Battalion and its impressive 40-button controller on the Xbox, a new set of missions was released to the public – Steel Battalion Line of Contact. Whereas the original game was offline only, Line of Contact allowed up to ten players to battle it out across online virtual battlefields in the most intense futuristic combat game ever.

Highlights
26.03.04 Steel Battalion - Line of Contact

Line of Contact brings multiplayer gameplay to the Steel Battalion universe. Battle other players over Xbox Live in the most intense futuristic combat game ever.
28.05.04 Hyper Street Fighter™ II: The Anniversary Edition

Fifteen years of Street Fighter II are celebrated with the release of this special version of the game, Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition.
09.07.04 Onimusha 3: Demon Siege

The phenomenally successful world of Onimusha continues with its greatest chapter yet, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege.
17.09.04 Resident Evil Outbreak

Playing as one of eight survivors of the deadly virus outbreak, can you escape from the chaos and horror of Raccoon City before it is destroyed forever?
01.10.04 Viewtiful Joe (PS2)

With its superbly stylised comic book looks, manic side-scrolling gameplay, slick combat moves and VFX powers, nobody can resist the world’s newest action superhero… Viewtiful Joe!
 

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