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Capcom: Don't worry about the Shareholder Report Comments

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313w ago - This past Thursday, Capcom released a shareholder report. One of the more troubling entities which was identified revolved around mutliplatform and exclusive titles.

"All major titles launched during the next fiscal year or thereafter will be developed as multi-platform games," read the report. However, Capcom is now attempting to partially mitigate the damage that the financial report has caused.

"Relax. I think the materials pretty much speak for themselves and we're continuing to support all consoles with appropriate content," said Capcom's Christian Svnesson.

"It just means things that in the past would have been timed exclusives to a single platform will no longer be exclusive to a single platform. It's just better business decisions at play. I don't think fans have anything to worry about. That said, I know nothing I say will keep people from freaking out, screaming 'the sky is falling, OMG!' So feel free to carry on assuming the worst. I suspect you'll be pleasantly surprised if you do so."
 

Capcom: We believe PS3 has reached full swing after MGS4 success

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315w ago - As part of their Official Q1 Questions and Answers session, Capcom has revealed a belief that the PS3 is in full swing after the success of MGS4.

However, they noted they are not just focusing on PS3 and would like to supply their software evenly across the Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms.

To quote:

Q. Do you feel that PlayStation 3 (PS3) has expanded sufficiently for the release of large-scale titles such as "Resident Evil 5"?

A. We believe that PS3 has finally reached full swing after looking at the success of "Metal Gear Solid 4," as well as future large-scale title lineups. In addition, some reduction in the PS3's price was announced at the 2008 E3, and we can expect its spread to increase by next March when our "Resident Evil 5" for PS3 will be released.

Moreover, as we are not only focusing on PS3, we would also like to spread our supply of software evenly between Wii and Xbox 360 while their markets in the world increase in a similar manner to PS3.
 

Capcom: No Trophy Support for Devil May Cry 4

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323w ago - A poster on Capcom Unity's Forums has received an answer to the question of whether Devil May Cry 4 and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will be getting the trophy treatment and it is no. Capcom feels that DMC4 already has "its own little trophylike system" and the Puzzle Fighter team has moved on to other projects.

There is a tiny bit of good news though, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix may have trophies implemented, but it will depend on "what schedules look like and what Sony's requirements are."

The only real good news is future games from Capcom will all have trophies, as it has "been worked into CEI's developer contracts as a required deliverable." Have other publishers signed such a contract?

This is rather disappointing, but after a string of such reports, we are not surprised. We are just really hoping SSF2T HD Remix will have support.
 

Capcom's Tim Flynn Joins Atari as Senior VP of Sales

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327w ago - Atari, soon to officially merge with French-based publishing house Infogrames, announced today that industry vet and former Capcom sales exec Tim Flynn has joined the company as senior VP of sales, effective immediately.

Mr. Flynn has more than 30 years of sales and retail experience in the video game and technology industries with companies including Capcom, Hip Interactive, Sega and Psygnosis. He brings to Atari, Inc. a proven sales and management record having successfully led the re-building and growth of numerous sales organizations.

Flynn previously held the same role of sales VP over at Hip Interactive. Prior to that he spent four years at SEGA's North American offices, assuming the responsibility of sales director.

To quote: US, June 9, 2008 - Atari, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: ATAR), an interactive entertainment company, announced today the appointment of Tim Flynn as its Senior Vice President of Sales, effective immediately, reporting to CEO and President, Jim Wilson.

Mr. Flynn has more than 30 years of sales and retail experience in the video game and technology industries with companies including Capcom, Hip Interactive, Sega and Psygnosis. He brings to Atari, Inc. a proven sales and management record having successfully led the re-building and growth of numerous...
 

Critical Reception: Capcom's Devil May Cry 4

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345w ago - This week's edition of the regular Critical Reception column examines online reaction to Devil May Cry 4 Capcom's action franchise sequel that "delivers polished, fiendish thrills that eclipse other games in the series, and almost all contemporaries in the genre," according to reviews.

After finding success on the PlayStation 2, Capcom's Devil May Cry franchise makes its multiplatform debut on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with Devil May Cry 4. This new entry notably replaces the series' standard and well-liked protagonist Dante with a new character named Nero, who possesses an entirely different array of weaponry and abilities.

Though Dante remains playable in portions of Devil May Cry 4, series fans have wondered if Nero would be as likeable a character as Dante, and have expressed concern over the resulting shift in gameplay technique. Critics have responded well to the change thus far, and average a score of 84 out of 100 at Metacritic.com.

Joe Juba at Game Informer rates Devil May Cry 4 at 9 out of 10, emphasizing that Nero is a good fit for the franchise. "I'll just get this out of the way: Nero is awesome," he assures. "Any reservations fans may have about the young upstart replacing Dante as the main hero will evaporate in the first hour of Devil May Cry 4."

Juba explains...
 
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