Capcom going aggro with new mobile-focused division0 Comments
The cell phone world has, in the past few years, gone from being a surprising and exciting new frontier to being a realm that generally lacks in surprises. Most people seem to take for granted that they've got a powerful computer in their pocket. Yet, as familiar as the scene may be for everyday users, businesses are still trying to carve out their own space in the mobile phone arena. Nintendo recently jumped in with their Miitomo app, and now Capcom has announced the establishment of a "Mobile Business Division" with the intent of producing new hit titles.
The announcement comes via press release, where Capcom say their explicit aim is to "produce hit tites both domestically and abroad by aggressively utilizing the company's popular IP." While the move to a mobile market really isn't too surprising, the wording here sort of is — not limited to mere enthusiasm, the new division will "aggressively" utilize the company's existing IP in order to establish their share of the market.
So, while longtime Capcom fans will likely soon find some of their favorite brands and characters landing on their cell phones and tablets, there's a chance that the efforts could be less-than-stellar. Actually, there's a chance that the efforts could be awful, as many of the mobile games set in pre-established IP are disappointing ports of older titles. There's no way of knowing how this will turn out, but optimistics could at least hold out hope for a decent mobile Mega Man title.
Capcom Reorganizes Mobile Business; Plans to Aggressively Release Titles Utilizing its IP, Capcom Investor Relations