The Capcom Five is a set of five video games released between 2003 and
2005 by Capcom for the Nintendo GameCube, all overseen by Resident Evil
creator Shinji Mikami. Nintendo and Capcom had enjoyed a close
relationship during the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo
eras, and the announcement of the five new games was initially seen as
an important show of third-party developer support for the GameCube.
P.N.03, a futuristic third-person shooter, Viewtiful Joe, a side-
scrolling action-platformer, Dead Phoenix, a shoot 'em up, and Resident
Evil 4, a survival horror third-person shooter, were developed by
Capcom's Production Studio 4; Killer7, an action-adventure game with
first-person shooter elements, was developed by Grasshopper Manufacture.
Viewtiful Joe and Killer7 sold modestly, the former in spite of critical
acclaim and the latter owing to polarized reviews, but Killer7 gained a
significant cult following, effectively launching the career of creator
Suda51. Resident Evil 4 was the runaway success of the five, though its
GameCube sales were undercut by the announcement of a Sony PlayStation 2
version, in an early sign of Nintendo's failure to attract and hold
third-party support during the GameCube era.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
William Austin Burt was awarded a patent for the typographer,
the first practical typewriting machine.
Austria-Hungary presented Serbia with an ultimatum to allow
them to investigate the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, that
Serbia would ultimately reject, leading to World War I.
US Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles issued a declaration
that the US would not recognize the Soviet Union's annexation of the
Hale–Bopp, one of the most widely observed comets of the
twentieth century, was discovered by two independent observers, Alan
Hale and Thomas Bopp, at a great distance from the Sun.
A solar storm of similar intensity to the Carrington Event,
which caused one of the largest geomagnetic storms ever recorded,
erupted from the Sun and missed the Earth by a small margin.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Lightness of manner or speech, frivolity.
2. The state or quality of being light, buoyancy.
3. (countable) A lighthearted or frivolous act.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Everything written with vitality expresses that vitality: there
are no dull subjects, only dull minds. All men who read escape from
something else into what lies behind the printed page; the quality of
the dream may be argued, but its release has become a functional
necessity. All men must escape at times from the deadly rhythm of their
private thoughts. It is part of the process of life among thinking