Capcom Announces a New Entry in the Resident Evil Series,
its First Title for GREE!
– Expanding our share of the domestic social gaming market
through popular brands –
Capcom Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce a new social gaming entry in the “Resident Evil” series to be released for Gree, Inc.’s social networking service, GREE*, this June.
In “Resident Evil: Outbreak Survive”, the first title for GREE, players take on the role of civilians trapped on the zombie-infested streets of Raccoon City. Players will struggle for their own survival while working together with friends, sharing healing items and assembling teams of rescued allies to overcome numerous and difficult missions in this new social survival horror game. In addition to the communication element of social games, this title also enables newcomers to enjoy the tense atmosphere and rich setting of the Resident Evil universe.
The “Resident Evil” series is a survival horror game where players attempt to escape from zombies while using whatever weapons and items they have at their disposal. From its first release in 1996, the “Resident Evil” series has achieved total series sales of over 45 million units and is a flagship brand for Capcom.
Capcom continues to deliver content tailored for the rapidly expanding mobile content market both domestically in Japan as well as overseas. In addition to smashing through 1 million registered users for the domestic mobile title “MONHAN NIKKI MOBILE AIRU MURA”, Capcom has achieved great success internationally and as a definitive source of casual content through titles for smart phones like “Smurfs’ Village” and “Zombie Café”, which have passed the 10 million downloads mark. Now, by creating a “Resident Evil” title for GREE, which boasts over 23,830,000 users (through December 2010), Capcom can appeal not only to existing fans but to casual users as well across multiple platforms as the company continues to strive for even more growth in the mobile content space.
Capcom, as a leading company in the rapidly developing social game space, will continue to invest in leading content in lucrative and expanding markets.
|1. Title||Resident Evil: Outbreak Survive|
|2. Genre||Social Survival Horror|
|3. Platform||Mobile Phones (Some phones not supported)|
|4. Release Date||June, 2011 – Projected|
|5. Price||Free to play (with paid content in-game)|
|6. To use||This content becomes accessible following free GREE
* Available on the GREE social networking service on standard phones.