Capcom Betting Big On Growth In Asia Through PC And Mobile

By Ishaan . July 22, 2014 . 10:30am

Capcom are releasing a number of PC and smartphone games in China and other Asian countries, the publisher announced today. The move is meant to help establish the company’s brands in Asian territories and grow their online business.

 

“The online game market in Asia is expected to expand from sales of 19.7 billion US dollars in 2013 to 24.5 billion US dollars in 2015 along with economic growth in this region and the rapid increase in sales of smartphones,” Capcom said in a press release. “Games for smartphones and PCs will be the primary source of growth. This is why Capcom’s growth strategy as well is focused on this market sector.”

 

The seven games that the publisher will release in Asian territories are as follows:

 

  • Monster Hunter Hunting Quest – China  (CY2014)
  • Street Fighter Battle Combination – China  (FY2014)
  • Ghosts ‘n Goblins Online – China  (July 18, 2014)
  • Monster Hunter Online – China  (TBA)
  • Onimusha Soul – China  (July 16, 2014)
  • Onimusha Soul – Thailand  (FY2014)
  • Street Fighter IV Arena – Korea  (FY2014)

 

In order to match the preferences of users in each country, Capcom are forming alliances with other companies in those regions, including Qihoo 360 in China, and all of the content in these games will be localized in the local languages.

 

Additionally, following the launch of Onimusha Soul in Thailand, Capcom plan to expand that game to other South East Asian territories as well.


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  • Kornelious

    Whatever happened to Deep Down? (Though i would prefer DD2 more)

    • JonathanisPrimus

      That’s a PS4 game.

      • Kornelious

        Ik, I was just wondering because I haven’t heard anything about it for almost a year

        • Ruins72

          do some research, they’ve shown quite a bit, although the last showing was a few months ago.

        • Alter

          They working on the contents, or it will be Monster Hunter Frontier disaster all over again.

  • David_c

    Just Bring MH online to south east asia capcom

  • Captain Levi

    Monster Hunter Online.

  • Yaro

    Onimusha Soul, Monster Hunter. I give up, Capcom will just keep giving us their lost planets and remember mes and street fighters…

    • MK

      Onimusha Soul is probably not what you think it is. A browser card game.

      • Yaro

        I know exactly what it is and thats why I’m sad. Of course a new full fledged onimusha would be insane, but Soul has been around for a while.

  • AndyLC

    Capcom games are very popular in China, but all through piracy. Monster Hunter comes pre-installed in every PSP you can buy. It’s nice to see Capcom realizing their fanbase and doing something about it.

  • J_Joestar

    Still showing off their beaver huh?

  • Shippoyasha

    Kind of sad that they think China won’t be into buying full game releases. And they’d probably be right because so many are growing up with free to play models there.

    • Guest

      what do you expect of a piracy rampart country ?

  • Matty

    I’d wish that some of this would trickle over into meaning PC games for the US, but I’m not holding my breath

  • eilegz

    a good resident evil mmo maybe?

  • Zazon Zenzy

    No thanks, Capcom. Just give us Monter Hunter 4 and a new full-fledged MegaMan game.

    Though, Ghost n Goblins Online? Has been a long time since I’ve heard that cancelled title.

    • MK

      There are two online games, one was designed for the PS2 gen but got cancelled. It’s 3D. The second one is developed in Korea and will be released in China as well, it’s 2.5D MMO.

      • Zazon Zenzy

        Then the 2 HP recipe won’t be there again… *sigh*

  • yomachaser

    This will end badly for them and not because of mobile but because they are bringing shit games (except for MHFU) to mobile in a time when mobile is rapidly maturing away from that kind of fare.

    I just look over to Square Enix and how well they are establishing themselves in mobile and just sigh, hell even little Level 5 looks like they are going to shift over fine with stuff like Wonder Flick on the horizon but Capcom just looks lost.

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