• November 4, 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 is Breaking into the 3D Game Market for Smartphones!

– Utilizing Android, Capcom Brings Its Multi-Platform Strategy
into the Mobile Market –

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) is pleased to announce that 3D versions of three of our iconic titles, “Mega Man”, “Ghosts ‘n Goblins: Gold Knights”, and “Resident Evil: Degeneration” will be pre-installed on smartphones featuring the Android operating system.

The first Android smartphone to feature our games will be the “GALAPAGOS Softbank 003SH”, and the “GALAPAGOS SoftBank 005SH” from SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. This phone utilizes a large 3D liquid crystal display to create a dynamic 3D effect that can be viewed without special glasses, for a unique and thrilling gameplay experience. In using the Android operating system, an open-platform OS that is compatible with the smartphones of multiple carriers, we can aggressively target the smartphone market as a whole. This is all part of Capcom’s multi-platform strategy for our content, exceeding beyond home consoles and reaching into the mobile market as well.

The three titles to be pre-installed on the Android OS are all very well-known and popular Capcom titles. “Mega Man” was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987; its unique characters and challenging gameplay made it into one of the most well-loved action games of all time. “Ghosts ‘n Goblins: Gold Knights” is the latest entry in the “Ghosts ‘n Goblins” series, featuring two heroic knights who solve puzzles and battle enemies in their quest to rescue captured maidens. “Resident Evil: Degeneration” is an action horror game based on the series’ first CG animated motion picture. Players will attempt to escape and rescue survivors from an airport that has been overrun with zombies.

The Android smartphone OS is sure to take the market by storm, and we here at Capcom are on the ground floor of this explosive expansion, utilizing the latest technology and creative ideas to deliver our content to a wide range of users.

【Product Details】

“Mega Man”

Genre Action
Compatible Models “GALAPAGOS 003SH”,”GALAPAGOS 005SH”

“Ghosts ‘n Goblins: Gold Knights”

Genre Action
Compatible Models “GALAPAGOS 003SH”,”GALAPAGOS 005SH”

“Resident Evil: Degeneration”

Genre Action Horror
Compatible Models “GALAPAGOS 003SH”,”GALAPAGOS 005SH”
*SOFTBANK, the SOFTBANK name and logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of SOFTBANK Corp. in Japan and other countries.

* The “GALAPAGOS SoftBank 003SH” is scheduled to go on sale in mid-December 2010. The “GALAPAGOS SoftBank 005SH” is scheduled to go on sale in February 2011.