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September 25th, 2007
Press Release

3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku
Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
Capcom Co., Ltd.
Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO
(Code No. 9697 Tokyo - Osaka Stock Exchange)

 

 

 

Capcom’s Monster Hunter Freedom 2 receives Grand Award
- Capcom titles receive most awards of any maker at the Japan Game Awards: 2007 -

 We at Capcom are proud to announce that “Monster Hunter Freedom 2” has received the esteemed Grand Award as well as the Award for Excellence at the “Japan Game Awards: 2007”. The awards program is sponsored by the Computer Entertainment Software Association for the recognition of outstanding titles in computer entertainment software. The awards ceremony was held at this year’s Tokyo Game Show which took place from September 20-23.

 “Monster Hunter Freedom 2” is a ‘hunting action’ game that puts the player in the role of a fearless hunter roaming a great expansive world tracking down gigantic fearsome beasts. Players can tackle the adventure alone or join friends over ad-hoc mode for team cooperative action. Since its release, Monster Hunter Freedom 2 has become an extremely popular PSP® title boasting sales of over 1,400,000 copies in Japan since its release in February of this year (as of September 21, 2007).

 In addition to “Okami”, “Lost Planet Extreme Condition”, which sold more than a million copies in U.S. and Europe, also received the Award for Excellence in the Games of the Year Division; while Dead Rising was recognized for its extraordinary global impact with the Global Award.”Devil May Cry 4” , “Sengoku BASARA 2 HEROES” and “Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure” were chosen by Tokyo Game Show attendees as the recipients of the illustrious Future Award, accenting the high anticipation users have for Capcom products.

 As always, Capcom will continue to strive to bring quality products to an ever-increasing number of video game players around the world.

 

【Award Winning Titles】

■Games of the Year Division

〔 Grand Award 〕
Monster Hunter Freedom 2
Genre : Hunting Action
Platform : PSP®
Release Date : February 22, 2007

〔 Award for Excellence〕
Okami
Genre : Nature Adventure
Platform : PlayStation 2
Release Date : April 20, 2006


Lost Planet Extreme Condition
Genre : Action Shooting
Platform : Xbox 360、PC
Release Date : December 21, 2006(Xbox 360)
 July 12, 2007 (PC)


〔 Global Award – Japanese Product 〕
Dead Rising
Genre : Zombie Paradise Action
Platform : Xbox 360
Release Date : September 28, 2006

■Future Division

Devil May Cry 4
Genre : Stylish Action
Platform : PS3®、Xbox360、PC
Release Date : Planned for early 2008 (Japan)
(PC version to be decided later)
Sengoku BASARA 2 HEROES
Genre : Stylish Hero Action
Platform : PS2、Wii
Release Date : Planned for November 29, 2007 (Japan)
Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
Genre : Action/Puzzle
Platform : Wii
Release Date : Planned for October 15, 2007 (Japan)

 

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※ Wii is a registered trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd.

 

 

Inquiries regarding the above information may be directed to:
Capcom Co., Ltd.
Public Relations Office (Tanaka or Tamai)
(Address) 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
(Tel)+81-6-6920-3623 (Fax) +81-6-6920-5108

 

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