• September 28, 2009
  • 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)

“Resident Evil 5” Wins Award for Excellence; “Monster Hunter Freedom
Unite PSP® The Best” Wins Special Award at Japan Game Awards
– Capcom also receives Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize and Future Prize –

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) is proud to announce that “Resident Evil 5” received an Award of Excellence and “Monster Hunter Freedom Unite PSP® The Best” received a Special Award at the Japan Game Awards: 2009. The “Monster Hunter team” was also awarded the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize, an award that commends both the product and the people who created it. The Japan Game Awards: 2009 (Hosted by Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association) were presented at the Tokyo Game Show held from September 24th to the 27th.

There were also several Capcom titles selected by fans to receive the Future Award, an award that designates the games that players are most looking forward to. The games selected, “Lost Planet 2” and “Ghost Trick” , are only just a few of the amazing products that Capcom plans to release in the future.

The Award of Excellence winner, “Resident Evil 5”, is the newest game in one of Capcom’s most beloved series. It brought a whole new level of fear to players through amazing graphics and the contrast between light and dark. Since it’s release in March 2009, Biohazard 5 has shipped over 5 million copies (as of 09/28/2009)..

“Monster Hunter Freedom Unite” is a multi-player hunting action game enjoyed by players of all different eages. A massive hit in Japan, the PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) title has shipped an unprecedented 3.6 million copies (including “Monster Hunter Freedom Unite PSP® The Best”) since March 2008 (as of 9/28/2009).

The Monster Hunter development team was given the prestigious Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize, an award given for meaningful contribution to the growth and development of the video game industry. This award will help further promote Capcom’s name and talent throughout the video game industry.

Capcom will continue to utilize its strengths in order to develop original and creative games that its fans will be sure to enjoy.

【Award List 】

■Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry

Award Name Winner Platform
Minister of Economy,
Trade and Industry Prize
Monster Hunter Development Teams

■Games of the Year Division

Award Name Title Platforms
Award for Excellence Resident Evil 5 PLAYSTATION®3、
Xbox 360®
Special Award Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
PSP® The Best
PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)

■Future Division

Award Name Title Platform
  Lost Planet 2 PlayStation®3、
Xbox 360®
Ghost Trick Nintendo DS®

〔 Game Lineup 〕

『Resident Evil 5』

Genre Survival Horror
Release Date March 5th, 2009(Japan)

『Monster Hunter Freedon Unite PSP® the Best』

Genre Hunting Action
Release Date October 30th, 2008(Japan)

『Lost Planet 2』

Genre Action Shooting
Release Date PlayStation®3 TBD
Xbox 360® This Winter

『Ghost Trick』

Genre Mystery
Release Date Planned 2010(Japan)

※PlayStation® and PSP® are registered trademarks of the Sony Computer Entertainment.

※Xbox 360 is registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation and/or related companies.

※Nintendo DS® is a registered trademark of Nintendo.