Ubisoft and Capcom have hooked up to allow PC gamers to play some of Capcom's console only titles. According to the press release, Ubi is going to bring Resident Evil 4, Onimusha 3, and Devil May Cry 3 to the PC starting this month. This is certainly good news for people like me who would not normally get a chance to play these games (I'm stoked about finally getting a chance to play RE4). There's no word in the press release about any new content or fixes to the games and I'm hopeful that Ubi will do a good job with the ports.
BISOFT AND CAPCOM ANNOUNCE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR THREE HIT VIDEO GAME TITLES
Evil 4, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening
Special Edition Coming to PCs Beginning February 2006
FRANCISCO â€“ FEBRUARY 1, 2006 â€“ Today Ubisoft, one of the worldâ€™s
largest video game publishers, announced that it has signed an
agreement with Capcom to distribute Resident Evil 4, Onimusha 3 and
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition video games for the
PC. Ubisoft will distribute Capcomâ€™s games in North American and
European territories beginning in February 2006 with the release of
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege.
â€œCapcom has created fantastic universes
which have become blockbuster franchises,â€ said Jay Cohen, vice
president of publishing at Ubisoft. â€œUbisoft is excited to be bringing
three of the industryâ€™s most innovative titles, including Resident Evil
4, which has been recognized by many publications and organizations as
the best game of the year for 2005, to PC gamers around the world.â€
Evil 4 is a shining star in the survival horror genre garnering
critical acclaim and numerous â€œGame of the Yearâ€ awards from media
outlets including Game Informer magazine, North Americaâ€™s largest
gaming magazine and GameSpot.com, a leading source for gaming
information. Onimusha 3: Demon Siege stars French actor Jean Reno and
is the latest episode in the Onimusha franchise. This action adventure
series has become a phenomenon thanks to its amazing backdrop in
medieval Japan mixed with heroic fantasy elements. Devil May Cry made
an outstanding debut on console and quickly became a popular action
game. Renowned for its gothic atmosphere, non-stop action and thrilling
combat, the latest installment to the franchise adds a new character a
new boss and many new levels.
â€œCapcom is excited to be taking
advantage of Ubisoftâ€™s global distribution network to deliver our
hottest titles for gamers around the world to play and enjoy,â€ said
Toshihiro Tokumaru, executive officer at Capcom. â€œWe look forward to
working together for continued growth for both companies.''
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