Gamevil has announced the launch of NOM 2: Free Runner, the sequel to NOM, which was developed by Gamevil and published by Living Mobile back in April of ‘07. Capcom brought the sequel to Japan, and now US users will finally be able to get their hands on it. The nameless protagonist of the game is able to leap on to all four sides of the screen to solve puzzles. The sequel adds much larger playing fields — 4 times larger, to be exact — and a number of new characters, though running gags and characters from the first game do make an appearance.
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Capcom has announced that they will be bringing their popular Devil May Cry series to mobile phones.
The game is based on Devil May Cry 3, which debuted on the PlayStation 2. Players take control of Dante, a mercenary specializing in paranormal cases. The fully 3D game features over 10 hours of gameplay spread throughout 45 missions. Players can use the sword, Rebellion, and the twin pistols, Ebony and Ivory–and a variety of other weapons that are found throughout the game–to unleash huge combos on wide variety of enemies.
The game will be available throughout Europe in February of 2008.
In other N-Gage news today, Nokia has announced that they have signed on Capcom to publish for the N-Gage after its release this fall.
The first Japanese developer to sign on for the N-Gage, Capcom is a well-known publisher of a great many franchises. They are the minds behind the iconic Street Fighter series, Mega Man, Resident Evil, and Phoenix Wright. Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and Mega Man have all been previously published to the mobile space.
â€œCapcom is dedicated to creating great mobile games, and believes that N-Gage will allow us to bring some of our most famous franchises to the platform,” said Yosuke Yoneda, director of Capcom’s European mobile division. “Our dedication to quality and creative thinking has seen the company produce a series of ground-breaking titles, with stunning visuals and in-depth game play, never before seen on the mobile.â€
There are no details yet on what titles Capcom will make available.
Capcom has announced that their long-running Street Fighter series will be returning to mobile phones in Street Fighter II: Champion Edition.
The long running fighting series allows gamers to play with favorites like Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li, as well as the boss characters from the story mode: Sagat, M. Bison, Balrog, and Vega. The game takes players across the world in the fighting tournament, from Guile’s American airbase to an Indian Temple when fighting Dhalsim.
The game will be available throughout Europe in September.
Capcom has announced upcoming survival horror game Resident Evil: The Missions, reports PocketGamer.
Players will take control of the protagonists Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira as they seek to discover the secrets behind zombie attacks. The game features 50 missions based on the plot from console game Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, all in full 3D. Capcom has promised at least 20 hours of gameplay.
There’s no word yet on a release date.
Capcom has announced that they have acquired exclusive rights to publish NOM 2 in Japan, reports MobileIndustry.biz.
The original game, where you move and control your character by turning your handset, saw over two million downloads in the developer’s native South Korea, and was distributed in Europe by Living Mobile. There are no details yet on what improvements the sequel will have.
Capcom has also announced their intention to expand their presence outside of Japan, as well as across multiple platforms. Their president, Kenzo Tsujimoto said that “mutual shareholding in, business partnerships with, or acquisition of companies that create content popular around the world is something Capcom is actively pursuing.”
Capcom has announced the release of their classic title Mega Man II on mobile phones.
Players must fight 8 robots across 14 levels in the side-scrolling platformer. As the famous blue robot defeats each of his enemies–from Metal Man to Bubble Man and everything in between–he gains access to their signature weapon. These weapons can be used against the other robot masters, as well as the various incarnations of the evil Dr. Wily.
“Mega Man is one of the most popular franchises in the history of gaming and its legacy to Capcom incalculable,â€ said Midori Yuasa, President, Capcom Interactive, Inc. “For a game to be worthy of the title “Mega Manâ€ it has to meet a certain standard. We believe Mega Man II for mobile lives up to this standard, and delivers a fantastic play experience for the gamer on the go.â€
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the franchise, which has spawned over 100 titles and reached sales of more than 26 million units.
Capcom has unveiled information on four of their upcoming mobile games, reports MobileIndustry.biz.
The four games in the lineup are Mega Man II, Street Fighter II, a sequel to their game Shade, and Millionaire Music Edition, a music-themed version of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.
Shade II will expand the features of Shade with co-op and PVP play as well as private messaging, and will expand the game world. It’s due out first quarter of next year.
Street Fighter II is being re-built but will include familiar characters like Ryu, Blanka, Ken, and Chun-Li, and will feature the same sound effects, moves and combos as the original arcade game. It and Mega Man II are scheduled for release in June.
MocoNews is reporting that Capcom has signed a deal with Virgin Mobile to be the sole aggregator and manager of WAP titles on Virgin’s network.
Capcom currently has Shade, Big Trivia, Cosmic Casino, Who Wants To Be A Millionare, Six Degrees, Dope Warz and Bots, and more games are currently planned.
Virgin and Capcom also have a contest running. People who sign up for the Games Lite channel at $3.99 a month can get a chance to win Xbox 360s and iPods.
Capcom Interactive has declared itself the fastest-growing mobile games publisher after the latest ranking chart from Telephia, reports MobileIndustry.biz
Capcom ranked 62nd in the list for the first quarter of 2006, rising to 9th in the fourth quarter. The company also reported that their revenue has risen by 340% in the past six months.
“When we entered the mobile game publishing business in November 2005, we were committed to making Capcom Interactive a major player in this space,” said Capcom’s president, Midori Yuasa. “Now, after little more than a year, we’ve outperformed many veteran mobile publishers and established ourselves as one of the top ten companies in mobile gaming.”
Capcom expects to break into the top 5 this year and attributes their success to titles such as Mega Man, Ghost ‘n’ Goblins, and Resident Evil: Missions, as well as licenses like ESPN Poker Club and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire through the acquisition of Cosmic Infinity.