Tokyo, Japan– 21.00 JST, September 15th, 2010 - Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that it has three new titles, DmC Devil May Cry TM , ASURA’S WRATH TM and Dead Rising 2 TM : CASE WEST, which are currently in development. The titles were unveiled to media from across the globe at an event in Tokyo earlier this evening.
The next instalment of the multi-million selling Devil May Cry TM franchise, DmC sees Capcom collaborating with UK based Ninja Theory to explore new frontiers for the series. DmC is in development for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation ® 3.
From its debut on PlayStation 2 in 2001, the Devil May Cry series has been synonymous with stylish action, rewarding combat and a brash, smart-talking protagonist. This‘Devil May Cry DNA’ remains but is now injected with a dark and brutal gameplay that promises to redefine the franchise.
Set against a contemporary backdrop, DmC will depict a duplicitous world where nothing is ever as it seems and the line between good and evil is constantly blurred. Spurred into action by the promises of a trusted relation, Dante bursts into this world intent on revenge at any cost. DmC will retain the series’ signature mix of sword and gunplay but add additional weapons, all new powers and a revitalised gameplay system as players encounter the game’s devilish mix of enemies and navigate the rich, interactive environment.
A true collaboration, DmC sees the team at Ninja Theory joined by key staff from Capcom’s R&D division. Creative direction for the title will be undertaken by Ninja Theory’s Tameem Antoniades and overseen by Hedeaki Itsuno, who has worked on all previous titles in the series. DmC is being co-produced by Capcom’s Japanese and North American development operations.
A brand new title scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and PlayStation ® 3, ASURA’S WRATH sees Capcom join forces with Japanese developer CyberConnect2. Inspired by Asian mythology and fused with science fiction, ASURA’S WRATH will redefine the action genre by delivering unprecedented levels of dynamism, drama and interaction.
Once a revered deity, Asura was betrayed by his fellow gods and stripped of all his powers. Consumed by anger at the injustice he has suffered and swearing vengeance, Asura discovers he can use this fury to his advantage and turn it against his enemies. By channelling his inner rage, Asura is now able to unleash devastating attacks and wreak havoc as he battles against the deities who have wronged him and their earthly forces. Inspired by episodic dramas, ASURA’S WRATH will be split into distinct sections with gameplay and narrative unfolding as one and building to a final climatic conclusion.
Complimenting Dead Rising 2 TM : CASE ZERO, Dead Rising 2: CASE WEST will extend the Dead Rising 2 experience by delivering brand new content and the return of a familiar face. Available exclusively on Xbox LIVE ® online entertainment system following the release of Dead Rising 2 TM , Dead Rising 2: CASE WEST will see Frank West team up with Chuck Greene for some serious co-op action. In co-op mode, Xbox LIVE ® Gold members will see the two protagonists delve deeper into the reasons behind the Fortune City outbreak and provide further links to the Willamette incident.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Devil May Cry. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.
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About Ninja Theory Ltd
Ninja Theory was formed in Cambridge England, in November of 2004, by Nina Kristensen (Chief Development Ninja), Mike Ball (Chief Technology Ninja), Tameem Antoniades (Chief Creative Ninja) and Non-Executive Ninja, Jez San OBE.
Ninja Theory is a development studio that focuses on multiple high-end cinematic action games for the PlayStation ® 3 and was one of the first studios in the world to focus exclusively on next generation gaming, creating the flagship title Heavenly Sword for Playstation ® 3, published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in 2007. Ninja Theory is renowned for its high-production values in art, animation, sound and combat. They pioneered the use of performance capture in games, and have long-standing collaborations with talent from the movie and music industries.
About CyberConnect2 Co., Ltd
Founded in February 1996, the company employs over 140 staff with offices in both Fukuoka and Tokyo. Headed by CEO and President, Hiroshi Matsuyama, CyberConnect2 consists of skilled individuals with a passion for developing a new generation of action titles.
For further information on CyberConnect2 please visit http://www.cyberconnect2.jp/en/company.html
About Blue Castle Games
Blue Castle Games is a full service 3rd party developer located in Vancouver, Canada. Formed in 2005, Blue Castle fulfilled a desire to start a company where creativity, experience and hard work come together to create outstanding games. Blue Castle’s highly experienced teams provide predictable development cycles, stable multiplatform development and the highest levels of quality. More information can be found on the company website, www.bluecastlegames.com.