New Deep Down footage shown on PS4 Lab
posted on 02.16.14 at 12:38 AM EDT by (@casudaniele)
Only four weapons available initially, Capcom says.

Deep Down

Deep Down, Capcom’s upcoming PlayStation 4 free-to-play RPG, was featured on the latest episode of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia’s PS4 Lab web series.

Gamekana recorded the stream, as well as some notable bullet points:

  • Capcom currently can’t comment on the status of the beta test.
  • You will be able to evade with triangle (though this was not clear by the person who was explaining it).
  • Players can only be male, for story purposes.
  • They’re thinking about supporting the PlayStation 4 Share function.
  • Multiplayer supports four players.
  • You will have four weapons available initially (more will be added via updates).
  • PS Vita remote play is supported.

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  • Alkhan

    “There will only be male avatars”

    lol what? This is 2014.

    • TheBlackRabbit

      yea…. i would appreciate other avatars….

    • Elvick

      Yup. Screams “lazy” to me.

      God forbid you have to make armor twice, right?

      It is Capcom… but geez.

      Honestly, my interests has fallen greatly now.

    • Yuri4prez

      I’m sure what they meant to say was, “There will only be male avatars….For free.” Now that has 2014 written all over it lol

      After enough time after the game is out, we will most likely get fem avatars, even if there is a price tag.

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Pretty much. I still remember having to pay extra just to get a female character in Metal Gear Online when they were first released. It was part of their first expansion to the game too, lol. It’s sad when you don’t have access to both genders in the beginning… It’s even worse when you have to pay for one.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      The world still isn’t ready for womenz in gaems it seems.

    • Alkhan

      I’m actually curious about how this got 6 down votes.

  • GhostNomad

    Evading with Triangle sounds awkward. Hope they clarify and if that turns out to be the case, hope they allow for customized controls.

    • bloodiOS

      Yeah, no kidding, I’m so used to using Circle for evasion now (and it’s much easier to reach in comparison to Triangle anyway.)

      • Elvick

        I still can’t get used to L1 as evade in Warframe. It’s terrible IMO.

        Circle ftw

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Yeah, that’s a little awkward. I’m used to using Triangle for my heavy attack in games, lol.

  • Torbjorn Olsson

    What’s up with the japanese and low resolution? From what I can tell it looks really good though — hope it plays equally well! I’m not big on F2P games. If you want a good experience you end up paying more than you would for a $60 game for the same experience.

  • shogunknight

    4 weapons, it means we havent seen one yet. So its probably going to build up like the way frontier G did in terms of updates. Hopefully the beta would be announced soon

  • Elvick

    “They’re thinking about supporting the PlayStation 4 Share function.”

    Thinking? What’s to think about? :

    Free advertising is bad, mmkay?

    • Dick Mountainjoy

      It’s a F2P by Capcom, they are probably thinking about how they can monetize it.

    • Skerj

      Yeah I was wondering that myself, I always thought it was a ubiquitous feature that would only be disabled if there were parts the devs deemed a spoiler. Really don’t like that they can disable it at all, splinters things more than they need to be.

      • Elvick

        Agree, plus this is randomly generated. So it’d be a perfect fit for sharing.

  • Gariya

    “There will only be male avatars.”
    I can hear them….the footsteps of angry feminists.

    On a serious note, though. It’s really weird to make an RPG like this without the option of creating a female avatar. Is it plot-related or something?

    • Shippoyasha

      Probably the lack of resources they are dedicating it to it as a free to play might be the issue. I was frustrated when they said it was free to play.

      I loved making all sorts of cute and/or imposing girls and women in Dragon’s Dogma.

      • MasterSensei

        More like “cute and/or imposing girls and women?” since I met quite a lot of traps…

    • Yuri Meitzen

      The main character is a man… So yeah probably plot related

    • AdamBoy64

      Yeah, not having female characters doesn’t bother me. Not at all.
      It’d be nice to have the option – but let’s not label them for deciding not to put a game feature in.

      The bigger problem with me playing this game is I don’t have a PS4.

  • DarthBrian

    “There will only be male avatars.”

    Pre-order cancelled.

    • Pyrofrost

      Damn right! We not only need girls. We need cat girls and fox girls too.

      • MasterSensei

        And they need to be wearing barely any armor!

        • Pyrofrost

          I approve of this!

  • Budgiecat

    Very weary of F2P games and Capcom’s business tactics as usual…approach this cautiously ….

  • bloodiOS

    There will only be male avatars.

    Ahahaha… go fuck right off! Announce that this runs natively at 720p so I can forget about it once and for all.

    • jujubee88

      I doubt it. It’s supposed to be 1080 or over 720 (just based on hi-res talk).

  • Pyrofrost


    My interest in this game is at absolute zero.

  • Invisbin

    *looks at the comments*

    I’m afraid to even say im really excited that this is FTP. Never had a problem putting $40-$60 into a ftp game. Having the option to pay should be its selling point instead of people crying “lolpaytowinimnotplayingdis”.

    • bloodiOS

      Why afraid? It’s not like people can kill you ;)
      I mean, it still has the benefit of being able to get started without paying anything. That said, I just personally think it would’ve been better being developed as a full-price game instead.

      • Invisbin

        I enjoy free to play models. I mean come on, they’re free. So many people were onboard until ftp was announced. I like how suddenly the game became so hated when it hasn’t even dropped. It might’ve been done better if capcom even had the resources, but most people forget that they almost went broke.

        • bloodiOS

          Personally, while I am disappointed that it’s F2P, I’ve never been just specifically blaming Capcom for it. It’s collaboration between Sony and Capcom, so what the heck exactly is Sony doing not properly funding this? (Unless Capcom dictated the model of the game, which would be a different story.)

        • Budgiecat

          because with Crapcom f2p usually means pay2win

        • LordKaiser

          I enjoy it too and the good thing is that I’m not tied to a fee but…. This is Capcom…

    • Pyrofrost

      Nothing wrong with you or anyone liking F2P.

      Everyone likes what they like, and everything isn’t for everyone. Personally, I detest the F2P model; however, there is nothing wrong with you being into that. So don’t let it get to you man, enjoy what you enjoy; and be happy, enjoying what you enjoy. The point of gaming is to have fun, lets not forget that.

    • Elvick

      People are more wary of the fact it’s a Free 2 Play game by Capcom. On disc DLC Capcom… they don’t have a good track record. At all.

      I don’t have an issue with F2P if it’s done well, and will buy things if I feel it’s fair and if the game is fun. But I always prefer just outright buying a game.

    • LordKaiser

      F2P for me is not different than P2P. Many people are quick to label a game P2W if it have a cash shop but it seems that they don’t even know what P2W really means.

      If this game have end game content that can only be got by paying and it can’t be got in another way then it’s P2W

  • Azure

    Im soo excited for this games ^.^.

    *reads the comments section*

    • XXX

      I’m still hoping Capcom will release a full retail version.

    • Elvick

      Oh no people have opinions. ):

  • XXX

    From DualShockers “Only male player character models will be available, for reasons apparently bound to the story”

    Anyway I think its sad that we judge a game on whether or not it includes both genders. If this wasn’t F2P, would anyone have a problem with this? If Demon’s/Dark Souls didn’t have a gender option would it make it any less enjoyable?

    • bloodiOS

      Depends on the person, it would be. People who only want to play as male characters wouldn’t care about gender option missing, unless limited to being female. However, Souls series’ main focus had always been about creating an avatar that the player wants to represent him or her, so limited to being male-only would never be good. Moreover, given that one of Capcom’s more recent works, Dragon’s Dogma, has gender option, so why the heck would this game not have it? Citing plot reason? *LOL* They could’ve easily decided from the very beginning for the character to be male-only to cut costs and worked out a story to use as an excuse in the end.

      Lacking gender option didn’t become a problem because the game is F2P. It’s a different problem by itself, and that simply adds on to the already existing problem of the game being F2P. Perhaps it would’ve been more acceptable if the game was extremely story-driven and focuses on one specific character that happened to be male. However, all we’ve seen so far indicated that it’s more focused on online co-op where you customize your own avatar and join the fight with others. Citing plot reason for this kind of games is dumb.

      • gekitsu

        very well said.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Don’t worry, you’ll be able to buy a female model later, I’m sure :p

      MGO did the same thing.

    • Gariya

      Ah, so I was right. It’s indeed story related.

    • rurifan

      Personally I don’t really enjoy staring at a dude’s ass for 30 hours.

      • Dick Mountainjoy

        Lucky you won’t… since huge old timey armor.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      >Anyway I think its sad that we judge a game on whether or not it
      includes both genders. If this wasn’t F2P, would anyone have a problem
      with this?

      And I think it’s sad YOU think it’s sad that we can’t judge a game based on this. Let me ask you this then. If someone were to give you a sandwich for free and you didn’t like something about it, do you believe you have forfeit your right to complain simply because it was free?

      Forcing players to play as one gender in a game like this is just insane. You can slice it any way you want, but there’s just no sense in it.

  • TetsuyaHikari

    >There will only be male avatars

    Deep Down: The Misogynistic Hero

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Or they want to go with a more historically accurate fantasy world?Or they want to lower rendering use by only having to worry about one gender.

      Also, isn’t it Story related?
      Calling them Misogynistic is ridiculous.

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Sorry, but you defending any game that only allows the creation of one gender is more ridiculous than me calling it misogynistic. It’s 2014. This would be like a new fighting game coming out without online play.

        It’s just unheard of and absurd, honestly. Oh and as far as “historically accurate” worlds are concerned… Joan of Arc says hi. There are plenty of other female warriors throughout history, but I’m just calling bullshit on your defense here.

        If we were talking about a game focused on Rome from centuries ago, you’d be onto something with your full male defense, but this? Nope.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          Denying that armies,soldiers and Knights were 99.9% male is just ignorance on your part.Also counting Joan of Arc simply as a female warrior is ridiculous, there is far more to her then just that.

          Denying the rarity of this is denying the hardships women had to go through in those ages.

          Also, by your “logic” any of the idol games are sexist,or any game with a predominantly female cast is sexist.Witchblade, sexist!

          • TetsuyaHikari

            >Denying that armies,soldiers and Knights were 99.9% male is just ignorance on your part.

            Denying that female warriors existed at all is just ignorance on your part. Moving on.

            >Also counting Joan of Arc simply as a female warrior is ridiculous, there is far more to her then just that.

            Yes, she was more than that, but this what she is most remembered for… Leading MEN into battle and being a warrior. Next.

            >Denying the rarity of this is denying the hardships women had to go through in those ages.

            Then how about showing some respect to those hardships and including them in a game to be “historically accurate” ? By your logic, we shouldn’t have black people in video games because they were slaves and worked in fields all day a long time ago. Poor defense is poor.

            >Also, by your “logic” any of the idol games are sexist,or any game with a predominantly female cast is sexist.

            Lol no. iDOLM@STER 2 actually has a boy band in it by the name of Jupiter. Herp derp.

            It also isn’t surprising that it has so much focus on females since, you know… They’re kind of an idol group, ya know? Do you also have problems with AKB48 for not having a male in their all female idol group too?

            >Witchblade, sexist!

            Again, no. You’re missing the point. It’s fine to have a female protagonist in a game (see: Final Fantasy XIII, Tomb Raider, etc.). However, in a game like this where we can CREATE OUR OWN character, it’s a bit archaic, and restricting, to simply remove an entire gender altogether and force your female fanbase to create men and your male fanbase to create men as well by giving them only one option.

            So please feel free to exit with your high horse and don’t forget to take your soapbox with you. I’m not falling for your sexist propaganda 101 bullshit, bro.

            Bye now~

            • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

              1.I NEVER said there were no female warriors.Try harder.

              2.I was speaking of the Social and religious aspects of Joan, as well as the fact that she also disguised herself as a man.Again keep trying

              3.Your argument isnt even an argument, you just want to deny these things happened for the sake of having a female warriors be commonplace in medevil settings.It is not the same as exclduing Black people in all of gaming, please try and have basic comprehension if you are going to argue with me.

              4.Oooooh!!! WOW One of them had a group of boys! It’s so not like all the others dont or anythign!

              5.Unlike you I am 100% fine with all female cast or all male cast, it depends on the situation,plot and setting.

              6.We don’t know how much we are creating our characters, for all we know we could be dropping into the shoes of some random Knight guy in history. But that wouldnt matter to you cause all you want is forced PC.

              Have fun being a sexist!

  • Seasqwaa

    Some of the sword gameplay looked really nice!
    I’m looking forward to this.
    Still wary, because generally, the f2p games I’ve played have been… so-so quality wise…. But I suppose I haven’t been looking in the best places anyway!

    Now…. I just need to get my ps4!

  • Zukato

    Looks quite dark, not to mention fun too. A PS4 will be bought!

  • MrRobbyM

    Looks like something I could get into. Would be cool if someone could invade your game a la Dark Souls, Randomly generated levels means no one has the advantage of knowing any vantage points before hand but I think the levels, at least what we’ve seen so far, look too small and hallway-like which is probably why it’s not implemented. Probably story too. Either way, looks cool and will definitely try it out.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      >Would be cool if someone could invade your game a la Dark Souls

      Don’t need this shit again. Deep Down already looks like a blatant ripoff of Demon’s Souls/Dark Souls/etc. as it is. Plus, I don’t need to put up with that shit while I try to enjoy the game and have people hacking to kill me and ruin the experience.

      • RoyalR R.M

        Well duh it look like demon soul. Software co developed Demon souls with SCE Japan(Sony). Software made the same game, but without Sony.Dark Soul is created.
        Yall saying deep down is a Demon Soul/Dark Soul ripoff are ignorance. SCE Japan, is making Deep Down. The same team behind Demon soul, now working with Capcom.

        *sigh* People these days always jump to conclusion.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          I suppose “ripoff” was the wrong word then. I don’t care if it’s made from the same people if it looks like a different game. I’d rather they put their resources into making a new game altogether or Dark Souls 3 instead of just giving us something like this.

          So, excuse my “ignorance”. I’d just like something different here :|

      • MrRobbyM

        I don’t see the De/Da Souls inspiration other than the main armor design and the focus on multiplayer. It plays much differently not to mention the randomly generated levels. Also, I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a hacker in De/Da Souls. Of course I played the PS3 version of Dark, not PC.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          It’s basically Dark Souls 1.5. Sure, it’s nice that you can randomly generate dungeons, but is that really something to brag about…? .hack games on PS2 were doing that long before this came along. Secondly, you can also even do it in programs like RPG Maker VX Ace from the comfort of your own home.

          It’s just a cheap watered down version of something we already have and it will inevitably turn to pay to win if you want access to all of the weapons and armour at a later point.

      • Dick Mountainjoy

        The combat looks nothing like Dark Souls, and It’s a randomly generated Dungeon Crawler. And the camera, aiming and inventory is clearly taken from RE6.

        It’s more Diablo with Generic Dark Fantasy Art.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          Yep, doesn’t look like Dark Souls at all. I guess we’re looking at different games here. Come back after you see the actual footage and know what you’re talking about.


          • Dick Mountainjoy

            Wow, Deep Down has suits of Armor and Dragons, because Demon’s Souls invented RPG’s with Suits of Armor and Dragons.

            Oh, and Souls series isn’t a Dungeon Crawler, so even if the art is similar, the genre isn’t.

          • RoyalR R.M

            ahah…You’re the one who need to rewatch the video, along with Dark soul.
            Come back here, once you can tell the different.

    • RoyalR R.M

      Why? People going to compare it to dark soul.
      And Capcom also work with sony to make this game,The team behind Demon Soul.

  • Kj Kim

    There will only be male avatars

    Deep Sigh

    • CosmicNova

      Same here.

  • Vayne

    Surprising that this game is looking better than Witcher 3.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Go home, Vayne. You’re drunk.

      (this is saying something since I couldn’t care less about Witcher 3 and even I can tell the difference)

  • RoyalR R.M

    Male only? *sigh* Guess my eyes going to look at male 24/7

    • Dick Mountainjoy

      Technically you’ll be looking at a big, clanky suit of armor 24/7, you can always pretend it has a lady with a very butch voice inside.

  • Aleksandrina

    “There will only be male avatars.”


    BS. Bye.

  • LordKaiser

    So I assume your character have relationships with women on the story. That’s the only possible explanation for the no female avatar excuse or else it’s stupid because even F2P MMOs has female avatars.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Everyone’s gay. That’s the plot.

    • icup ✔️

      don’t be silly, females can’t fight dragons with pot, pans and a broom.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    This game is starting to become better, and I seriously hope Capcom considers putting in an offline mode for this game. I don’t always play online, in fact its very seldom.

  • krokounleashed

    no female avatars and only 4 weapons. lol

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  • pixelpastimes

    I think the reason that there are no female playable characters will be the fact that all of the characters, will infact be the same person from different time periods. Basically it’s the same man!

    Just a guess.