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Press Release

  • July 16th, 2010
  • 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 to bring classic titles such as "SONSON" to the Wii
via Virtual Console Arcade
- Arcade favorites make their long-awaited return -

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) is pleased to announce the regular release of classic arcade games that will be available for download and play on the Nintendo Wii "Virtual Console Arcade".

The first title scheduled for release is "SonSon", a shooting game inspired by the Chinese fable "Journey to the West". Originally released in 1984 for the arcade market, subsequent releases on home consoles and on the mobile phone platform have contributed to its status as a long-selling title. As it supports two-player simultaneous play with the Wii Remote, this title will appeal to fans of the original as well as the core Wii audience. Capcom plans to follow up the release of "SonSon" this summer with regular additions of its classic titles to the Virtual Console Arcade.

Lately, the market for downloadable content over the online marketplace has been growing at a rapid rate, starting from PC online games and expanding to include the home consoles as well. Recognizing this growth, Capcom is striving to become a leading company in the online business sector. We hope to utilize our vast library of game titles to aggressively break into the digital distribution market (sales through downloadable content), assuring stable and long-term profit gain.

Capcom will continue our commitment to maximize the value of our games across multiple platforms. By utilizing the hardware most suitable for the game software, Capcom fans can continue to expect the best in cutting-edge entertainment.

【Product Detail】

1. Title SonSon
2. Genre Shooting
3. Platforms Wii (Virtual Console Arcade)
4. Release Date Summer 2010
5. Price 800 Wii Points

* Wii is a registered trademark of Nintendo Company, Limited.

Inquiries regarding the above information may be directed to:

Capcom Co., Ltd.
Public Relations Office
(Address) 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
(Tel)+81-6-6920-3623 (Fax) +81-6-6920-5108