Capcom is uniting its mobile businesses and creating a new “Mobile Business Division” that will focus on releasing more mobile games featuring popular Capcom game franchises. …
March 22, 1996 was an important day in the history of survival-horror. That was the day gamers were first introduced to a secluded manor where Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, and company would first come face-to-face with the horrors of the T-virus. In honor of the anniversary, Capcom is celebrating with a new video that highlights the work that has gone into creating the series.
The new video includes details from the development team regarding details of the series’ original rise to prominence, with commentary from producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi.
In addition to the below video, Capcom is sharing some of its own sales info about the franchise’s success, which declare that over 66 million game copies have been sold in the last 20 years. Resident Evil has also virally spawned a long-running movie series, which against all odds has managed to gross almost a billion dollars worldwide.
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No matter your personal opinion of the Resident Evil games’ ups and downs over the years, there’s no doubt that the franchise has had a profound effect on gaming, particularly in the many ways it has influenced the development of the survival/horror genre.
In this 2011 chat, Dragon’s Dogma director Hideaki Itsuno & producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi talk about how the team that made Devil May Cry 4 ended up on a road inspired by Lord of the Rings. …
During today's Capcom Cup, the team behind Street Fighter V debuted the opening cinematic for the highly anticipated 2016 fighter. The video, which you can view below, pays service to the game's roster of characters and provides plenty of stylish shots for fans to enjoy.
You can check out the opening cinematic as it appeared on the stream below thanks to YouTube user XusesGB.
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Street Fighter V hits PlayStation 4 and PC in 2016.
Capcom apparently has plans to resurrect the Onimusha series in some form, judging by a new trademark filed by Capcom.
A poster on NeoGAF has pointed out a Japanese trademark for the property, although nothing is known about the filing other than it's new and not a renewal. Whether it's used for a new console or mobile title, a remaster, or at all is unknown.
The series last made an appearance in North America with Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams in 2006 on PS2.
It's possible Capcom may be readying something for the PlayStation Experience or the Game Awards this week, but trademark filings can be unreliable.
With establishments such as the Capbar restaurant and a Resident Evil-themed grill, Capcom is no stranger to the restaurant scene. They'll soon have another eatery under their umbrella in Japan with the newly announced Capcom Cafe, which is debuting with a Monster Hunter X theme.
Capcom Cafe is designed to “let visitors relive the worlds of Capcom’s games,” acting as an information hub for all things Capcom as well as a social destination for fans and non-gaming families alike. Demo machines will allow visitors to sample Capcom’s latest titles, in addition to the cafe-exclusive merchandise, stylized menus and decor, and game-themed food items. The restaurant will feature a rotating theme based on new games starting with Monster Hunter X, which launches in Japan on November 28.
Capcom Cafe is scheduled to open November 20 in the Aeon LakeTown kaze shopping mall in the Koshigaya, Saitama prefecture. Check out an artist's rendering of the establishment and promotional materials in the gallery below.
As someone who's never been to these kind of places but has always thought they were cool, adding one more nerdy restaurant to the list is fine with me. These restaurants seem like a smart way to spread the word on Capcom products; Capcom fans get another dining option based on their favorite publisher, and the neighborhood economy is potentially bolstered by what could be a popular tourist destination. Everyone wins.
Capcom’s long history of encouraging gamers to beat the tar out of people is being celebrated in a new art book. Capcom Fighting Tribute features beautiful artworks based on the publisher’s sizable roster of fighting and beat em’ up franchises.
The collection curates illustrations of various visual styles from over 250 artists hailing from around the globe. All that artsy goodness is contained within a snazzy wraparound cover created by legendary Capcom character designer and illustrator Bengus.
Franchises featured include:
- Street Fighter
- Final Fight
- Power Stone
- Rival Schools
- Red Earth
- Star Gladiator
- Capcom Fighting Evolution
- Puzzle Fighter
- Battle Circuit
- Pocket Fighter
- Captain Commando
- The King of Dragons
- Armored Warriors
- Knights of the Round
- Avengers (Hissatsu no Buraiken)
Capcom Fighting Tribute is on sale now for $ 59.99. You can purchase the book and check out preview pages by visiting Udon Entertainment. Interested in other Capcom art books? Check out these Phoenix Wright and Devil May Cry collections.
Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter 4G on the 3DS – released as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in North America and Europe – has shipped more than four million units worldwide.
It's not unusual for companies to tout the number of units they sent out to stores, but Capcom's figures are worth noting because they include download cards and digital sales from the Nintendo eShop.
While we don't know the mix of traditional retail vs. digital sales (it probably skews predominately toward retail) these ship/sales numbers could also be significant because the game is on a single platform.