All Major Capcom Console Titles Will Have DLC

By Spencer . May 10, 2011 . 9:12am

imageOne of Capcom’s key strategies to grow their consumer video games business is to expand the amount of online content. This means boosting Monster Hunter Frontier Online operations in Asia and increasing the number of Capcom video games with DLC.


Capcom’s plan is to provide downloadable content for all of their major titles. Don’t look so surprised. Remember how many extra costumes Super Street Fighter IV had?


Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Street Fighter X Tekken, Dragon’s Dogma, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record are all considered "major titles" by Capcom. So, expect to see some kind of DLC for those games.

  • Boy do I wish DLC was never invented… Remember when you could play games that included all the content from the get go? Without having to pay $5-10 for unlockables?

    • malek86

      Yeah, but now imagine if, back then, they offered you to have even more content for a price.

      DLC can be pretty good. It does get annoying if it’s just an unlock key or if you know they actually developed it under the same budget, yes. Otherwise, I don’t have any real problem with it.

    • WonderSteve

      I think it depends on how honest they are with the DLC.

      Was it designed after the game was done?

      One can usually judge by the timing and size of the DLC.

    • My reaction to this news:

      This is inexcusable, especially considering how far off these games are. They already have paid DLC planned, huh?

      • Code

        DLC is often going to be planned for within the early stages of a game’s development. DLC is rarely an after the matter thought, even if it takes months to come out.

        • Okay but at the VERY least they shouldn’t go around advertising ‘hey that $60 price tag doesn’t come with the full game!’ when these games are all still so far away. It’s bad business practice, and quite frankly I think it’s disgusting.

  • shion16

    I have bo problems with the DLC, except when they are a important part of the game like a character or a mode

  • Not sure whether I should be happy or not…

  • PrinceHeir

    awww man i might wait for the “gold” or “super” edition of these games

    expect Super Street Fighter X Tekken, Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Gold Edition, and Dead Rising 2 Gold Edition, Dragon’s Dogma Complete Edition.

    capcom is sooo greedy at DLC, they didn’t even bother putting up all the DLC costume pack in SSFIV AE(the game isn’t even out yet, don’t tell me about space issues)

  • I’m done. I held out on Street Fighter IV because I wasn’t really interested. I bought Super Street Fighter IV and its DLC after seeing changes and new characters. Now we get an Arcade Edition with new characters and DLC. Nope, not again, Capcom. Not buying any sort of Fighter from you again.

  • Dragons Dogma with DLC? Asura’s Wrath maybe? Interesting, I love the DLC age, keeps games giving us more.

  • Code

    My problems with DLC fall into two categories, when companies rely on the game’s overall value/contents to be made up from DLC, or the value/contents of said DLC rivals doubling up the price of the whole game, or takes up the largest part of the experience. And the other is DLC that kind of pincers non-buyers into having to download it and store it on there HDD omo;

  • thebanditking

    This doesn’t surprise me at all (publishers <3 DLC) its like saying the sky is blue. However what this doesn't mention is that every major Capcom title will also see at least one SUPER variation with even more DLC, lol.

  • mikanko

    From the people who bring you enough costumes in SSF4 to double the cost of the game, and those wonderful shadow packs in MvC3 that everyone can’t wait to get their hands on.

  • thaKingRocka

    Boo. Hiss.

  • puchinri

    So just major console titles right?
    Is Asura’s Wrath going to be a ‘major’ title I wonder…

    • GamerKT

      That’s from NamcoBandai.

      • puchinri

        It’s developed by CyberConnect2 and going to be published by Capcom I thought?

  • z_merquise

    One of the reasons why Capcom wasn’t on my list of favorite game companies anymore. Though I still love some of their current games, I’m no longer a fan of the company as I used to be starting way back in the 90’s.

    Can we still convince them that this isn’t exactly a great idea? Why can’t they just plan everything and put it in that game. Not to give us something that was actually incomplete and charge us on other things that should be included in the first place.

    The concept of DLC was actually great but game companies (most of them) were using it in wrong ways.

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