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CAPCOM MOVES INTO MOBILE PHONE GAMES MARKET

Osaka – 30th June 2004 – Capcom is proud to announce its brand new agreement with top European mobile phone operators Telefonica Moviles Espana (Spain), Bouygues Telecom (France), KPN Mobile (The Netherlands) and COSMOTE Mobile Telecommunications S.A. (Greece) in a move certain to put the Japanese video game publishing giant firmly at the front of the mobile games market. By using the i-mode* service pioneered by the above companies Capcom plans to distribute Java™ games to mobile gamers Europe wide.

Capcom’s range of mobile games will be available for download from a new dedicated website called ‘CAPCOM GAMES’. From this hub site, mobile gamers will be able to download Java™ games amongst other Capcom related mobile goodies. This fantastic new service is already available to some mobile users having started trading on Telefonica 27th May 2004.

Capcom has worked hard on preparing some of its classic titles for immediate release including ‘1942’, ‘Commando’, ‘Street Fighter Alpha Maximum Blow’ and ‘Resident Evil Assault the Nightmare’. Other classic franchise titles are planned for release very soon.

Plans to expand Capcom’s mobile software coverage in Europe are already in place. The aim is to make the ‘CAPCOM GAMES’ site available to mobile users in Germany, Italy, and Belgium by the end of FY2004. To guarantee success in these future markets, Capcom has identified two main objectives. These are to utilise its already popular franchises and to supply software that is suitable for European gamers.

Capcom aims to continue its aggressive expansion in the Java™ games business by offering quality content and mobile versions of already popular titles like ‘Street Fighter II’, ‘Megaman’ and ‘Resident Evil’.

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*”i-mode” is the trade mark of DoCoMo.

CE Europe Ltd, headquartered in London, England, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom, Co., Ltd. of Japan. A leading force in the multi-billion dollar interactive entertainment industry, Capcom’s legacy spans more than 22 years of entertaining video gamers.
Capcom develops, markets, and distributes home video games for the PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo® GameCube and the Xbox™ game consoles, Game Boy® Advance and Game Boy® Color Systems,personal computers, and coin-operated games. Worldwide recognizable product lines include the Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of Fire, and Onimusha series. World headquarters in Osaka, Japan, the company also has offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong,London, Germany and Sunnyvale, California. The company is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange code number 9697.

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