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Capcom Opens Mobile Division With New Gaming Focus

April 4, 2016 - Written By Justin Diaz

In the realm of video games, some of the most popular titles come from companies and long-time publishers that have been around for years. Capcom is one of those companies, having been around since the times of the original Nintendo Entertainment System. For the most part, Capcom has not had much of a mobile presence which is a huge market for gaming right now. A recent announcement from Capcom from a few days ago though shows that they are taking more of an interest in developing mobile games as they have just unveiled a new mobile division within the company, appropriately named ‘Capcom Mobile.’

Capcom Mobile will be a corner of the publishing company that is focused solely on developing mobile games, joining other big-name brands such as Konami, Square Enix, and Sony who are putting more of a focus on mobile, and now Nintendo who is finally going to be looking to mobile for new revenue. In addition to having a new mobile division setting out to create games, Capcom states that they plan to have around four new titles launched by the fiscal year that ends March 31st of 2017, which means that mobile gamers are bound to see something from Capcom Mobile sometime between now and that date, although Capcom hasn’t mentioned any details about how close they may be to their first ever game launch under the new division.

What Capcom did mention is that the new games will include some of their most iconic IP’s. Franchises like Monster Hunter and Sengoku BASARA are highlighted, and of course, Capcom states that a game including Mega Man or somewhat based around the brand will be something to look out for. If you were or have always been a fan of the classic platformer games starring the Blue Bomber then this news should perk you right up. While you can already find some Capcom games on Android, the handful of titles that have been released over the years tend to have been limited to Japan. With Capcom Mobile now in place, the focus will be for them to develop new mobile games set to reach a global market centered around popular characters to entice gamers.