322w ago - At the official Capcom boards, their Sr. Director of Strategic Planning & Research Christian Svensson replied to a comment made by a user who was less than happy about Capcom's decision of bringing Monster Hunter 3 over to the Wii. To quote:
"Capcom is losing fans. They obviously don't care for their PS3-owner fans.
Svensson: Let's see how they [PS3 owners] feel at the end of next week about us."
Looks like some big announcements are coming as early as next week for PS3 owners!
325w ago - Will the trade shows please end?! Tokyo Game Show picks up where Games Convention left off (which picked up where E3 left off etc) next week, with Japanese publishers said to be unleashing their big guns on the Makuhari Messe crowd.
Capcom in particular has been tipped for deployment of "three huge announcements," according to Australian site Game Player, which says it became savvy to the info at the recent Activate Asia 2007 conference in Cairns.
The site is apparently sworn to secrecy, but says the info has it "busting at the seams with excitement." Could this finally be the Dead Rising 2 news we've been waiting on, seemingly forever?
We've fired off a phone call to Capcom's UK op and unfortunately, it looks like they're all on holiday. We've left a message with their PR overlord and hopefully they'll get back to us before Wednesday.
326w ago - Capcom, developer and publisher of the Resident Evil franchise, today saw its shares hit a five-year high, closing at 2,855 yen (approx $25) on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Bloomberg reports that this was the highest close for the company since September 26, 2002, and that the climb was due to "expectation sales," meaning the assumption that upcoming Capcom Wii games will boost earnings. Capcom expects annual sales to rise 11 percent after doubling the number of its Wii titles to six.
The Osaka-based company's stock has risen 14 percent in the last two days alone, totalling a 33 percent gain in the last year, compared to an 8.8 percent decline in the benchmark Topix index.
Capcom was founded in 1979 and has published franchises including the Resident Evil (Biohazard in Japan), Devil May Cry, and Phoenix Wright series, along with critically acclaimed titles, including Okami, from its now defunct Clover Studio.