Capcom Considering More Classics For Virtual Console And PSN

By Ishaan . May 5, 2009 . 8:01am

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If the UMD-less PSP does launch this year, you can bet there’s going to be a ton of Capcom content waiting for it. “We’ll definitely be looking at a lot of titles that have things like Street Fighter and Resident Evil in the title,”  Senior Director of Communications at Capcom, Chris Kramer said to Joystiq.

 

“We’re thinking about putting together a long list of the titles we’re looking at, and then releasing it on Capcom Unity and having people vote on them. Ultimately we’re looking at bringing between 20 and 40 titles to the PSN over the next several months.”

 

In a separate comment at Capcom-Unity, VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development (never gets old, does it?), Christian Svensson also hinted at more support for Nintendo’s Virtual Console service. Here’s the conversation from the forum thread.

 

With the Wii having Arcade games added to the Virtual Console, I was wondering if Capcom had any plans to add any of their arcade games to the library, along w/ any other plans to add any more NES, SNES, N64 (though only 3 was made, MM64, RE2, & Magical Tetris Challenge), & Genesis games to the VC.

 

Arcade-wise, is there a limit as to what you can add (obviously, you can’t add SFIV, MvC2, or TvC)?

 

Sven: Given how digitally focused we are, what do you think? Cool

 

I have nothing to discuss right now though.

 

While a PSN release is almost a given, it certainly would be nice to have Resident Evil 2 on Virtual Console in anticipation for The Darkside Chronicles. Perhaps we’ll see it later this year?


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  • Mr. Mee

    Megaman X and Demon’s Crest plz

  • EvilAkito

    It would be cool to see both Resident Evil 2 and Mega Man 64 hit the VC. But unfortunately, it seems like Nintendo, lately, has been picking out only the lamest games they could find. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a new game on the VC that I actually cared about.

  • Joshua

    Bionic Commando!

    and all Megaman games please.

  • http://www.nisamerica.com NickyD

    Is it 2007 again? Seriously… I’ve heard these companies spouting this nonsense for years. I’m glad they’re saying these things, but I’ve become so jaded that I’ll only believe them when I see something added.

  • jarrodand

    VCA support from Capcom would be heavenly. There’s a huge list of CPS, CPS2 and pre-CPS games I’d love to see. Hell, maybe even some of their System 11 titles, would would also bring some nice irony.

    I couldn’t care less for their N64 stuff, but Gargoyle’s Quest II from the NES side would be appreciated.

  • M’iau M’iaut

    If we don’t start to see serious serious expansion in the downloadable titles this year, the industry will basically be saying ‘wait til next gen’ AGAIN.

    While I truly don’t think the infrastructure is there just yet for a DL only system with new mass market titles, companies can’t continue to whine about used games while just sitting on and flat out refusing to release back catalog titles people will very willingly pay for — and which would cost little if anything to make available.

  • Mikael

    I would like to see the resident evil series, but arcade games would be more tempting!

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