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  • September 18, 2014
  • Press Release
  • Capcom Co., Ltd.
    Marvelous Inc.

Capcom and Marvelous Announce Joint Development of the
"Monster Hunter Spirits" Amusement Card Game Machine!

- The two companies plan to use their combined creativity to continue collaboration that spans several platforms -

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) and Marvelous Inc. (Marvelous) are pleased to announce that they have decided to start collaborating in more new business fields. The two companies have also decided to launch an amusement card game machine called "Monster Hunter Spirits" in Japan.

"Monster Hunter Spirits" incorporates the same worldview as in the Monster Hunter series of games, which have been very successful in Japan. This worldview will be combined with unique settings, realistic operations, the collection of monster cards and other features. The objective for this machine, for which development work is now in progress, is to create a product that allows users to experience the fun that only an amusement card game machine can deliver. This is the first Monster Hunter strategic title for extending the appeal of this franchise to more age segments, including younger children. Marvelous will supply its expertise concerning the amusement card game machine market.

Capcom and Marvelous have worked together for some time in the home video game sector. Capcom has handled sales and distribution for almost all game titles released by Marvelous. At the Tokyo Game Show, which started today at Makuhari Messe, the two companies are cooperating with regard to new promotional activities, too. For example, the Capcom booth is exhibiting two Marvelous home video games: "Kinki no Maguna" and "Bakumatsu Rock Ultra Soul".

Capcom and Marvelous will continue to jointly develop home video games and work together on sales activities. Plans also include jointly developing native apps for smartphones and other collaborative activities. All operations will be backed by the combined strengths of the two companies. This includes Capcom's content development skills, which are among the best in the world, its large volume of original content and its sales capabilities. Marvelous provides considerable expertise involving the creation of content.

By combining their respective strengths, Capcom and Marvelous plan to make their relationship even stronger. The goal is to create new games spanning a variety of platforms in order to further energize the game market.

[ Product Details ]

1. Title Monster Hunter Spirits
2. Genre Tag Hunting Action
3. Release Date Spring 2015
4. Play Fees 100 Yen or more
5. Copyright ©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. / Marvelous Inc.

Inquiries regarding the above information may be directed to:

Capcom Co., Ltd.
Public Relations Office
(E-mail) ir@capcom.co.jp
(Address) 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
(Tel)+81-6-6920-3623 (Fax) +81-6-6920-5108
Marvelous Inc.
Corporate Planning Department
(Address) 5F Shinagawa Seaside East Tower, 4-12-8,
                Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0002, Japan
(Tel) +81-3-5769-7447 (E-mail) ir@marv.jp
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